Patrick J. McBurney

Top rated land use & zoning attorney in Johnston, Rhode Island

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC
Patrick J. McBurney
Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC

Practice Areas: Land use & zoning, Civil litigation view more

Licensed in Rhode Island since: 2013

Education: St. John's University School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC

1301 Atwood Ave
Suite 215 N
Johnston, RI 02919 Phone: 401-824-5100 Email: Patrick J. McBurney Visit website


Patrick J. McBurney is a Partner with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC and a member of the Corporate & Business and Litigation Teams. He is an accomplished zoning and land use lawyer and litigator with significant experience helping clients navigate through the complex areas of federal, state and municipal policies and regulations regarding permitting, variance approvals and other zoning-related compliance matters such as special permitting applications, land acquisition and public project development. His successful litigation practice includes representing clients from pre-trial investigation and discovery to preparing motions and pleadings through trial, settlement and the appeal process.

Attorney McBurney’s practice also includes administrative and contract law including resolving breach of contract claims and mechanic lien disputes. He has extensive experience in the public and private sectors, including the construction industry, and routinely represents clients before state courts and agencies as well as municipal boards and authorities. For the past two years, he was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® as a Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch for his professional excellence in commercial litigation, and was named a Rhode Island Super Lawyers Rising Star, a distinction that recognizes the top 2.5 percent of Rhode Island lawyers under the age of 40 or those in practice for 10 years or less.

Attorney McBurney earned his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law and was Associate Managing Editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review. He served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Associate Justice Maureen McKenna Goldberg of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and for the Honorable Associate Justice Michael Silverstein of the Rhode Island Superior Court. He graduated with a B.A. in Government from St. John’s University in Queens, New York, magna cum laude. He is admitted to practice law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Practice areas

Land use/zoning, Civil litigation: plaintiff, Civil litigation: defense, State, local & municipal, Employment & labor: employer, General litigation

First Admitted: 2013, Rhode Island

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Office location for Patrick J. McBurney

1301 Atwood Ave
Suite 215 N
Johnston, RI 02919


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022

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