Anthony R. Mignanelli

Top rated Estate Planning & Probate attorney in Providence, Rhode Island

Mignanelli & Associates, Ltd.
Anthony R. Mignanelli
Mignanelli & Associates, Ltd.

Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation

Licensed in Rhode Island since: 1981

Education: George Mason University School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Italian

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021

Mignanelli & Associates, Ltd.

10 Weybosset Street
Suite 400
Providence, RI 02903 Phone: 401-455-3500 Email: Anthony R. Mignanelli Visit website


ANTHONY R. MIGNANELLI is the principal of Mignanelli & Associates, Ltd. Mr. Mignanelli received his B.S. degree in Business Administration from Bryant University in 1973 and his J.D. degree from the George Mason University School of Law in 1980. He is admitted to practice in both Rhode Island and Virginia, as well as the United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court. He serves on the Probate and Trust Committee of the Rhode Island Bar Association, and is a member of the Rhode Island Estate Planning Council.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Mignanelli was employed as a Trust Officer with Rhode Island Hospital Trust National Bank, and Old Stone Trust Company.

Mr. Mignanelli practices primarily in the areas of estate planning and estate settlement.  In addition, he practices in the area of Estate Planning for persons with special needs and litigated the landmark case of Chenot v. Bordeleau which clarified the guidelines for special needs planning. Mr. Mignanelli also provides estate plans for lottery winners so that they may remain anonymous when the winnings are claimed.  

Mr. Mignanelli lectures frequently before both professional groups and social service organizations regarding estate planning and estate settlement issues.

First Admitted: 1980, Virginia

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Educational Background:
  • George Mason University School of Law , J.D. 1980 / Business Administration, Bryant University B.S. 1973
  • Mr. Mignanelli successfully litigated the landmark special needs planning case of Chenot v. Bordeleau wherein the Rhode Island Supreme Court decided that persons who are beneficiaries of discretionary trusts may also be eligible for medical assistance benefits. He also prevailed in another precedent-setting case, Pezza v. Pezza , in which the Rhode Island Supreme Court defined the rights of a surviving spouse to real estate held in trust.
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Admitted to practice law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Past President, Advisory Board of Salvation Army of Rhode Island
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Past President, Advisory Board of Salvation Army of Rhode Island
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Co-Author, Estate Planning and Administration for the Small Estate 1996, Rhode Island Bar Association Publication #96-12Co-Author, Basic Drafting of Living Trusts in Rhode Island 1988, 1991 National Business Institute, Inc.Author, How Rhode Island Dealt With the Change in the State Death Tax Credit            2001, Rhode Island Bar Journal
  • Mr. Mignanelli was voted one of the four best estate planning attorneys in a survey of the fifty best lawyers in Rhode Island published by Rhode Island Monthly in February 1998.Mr. Mignanelli received the Rhode Island Bar Associations Dorothy Lohmann Community Service Award in May 2002, in recognition of his service to The Salvation Army, The Blackstone Valley Arc and The Fogarty Center Arc., 1998

Office location for Anthony R. Mignanelli

10 Weybosset Street
Suite 400
Providence, RI 02903


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021

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