Faith A. LaSalle

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Providence, RI

LaSalle & Kelleher, P.C.
 | One Turks Head Place, Suite 450
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-421-8080
Fax: 401-421-0677
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (70%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Faith A. LaSalle,  the founding member of LaSalle & Kelleher P.C., has more than 30 years of civil litigation experience. With a primary office in Providence, Rhode Island, she  also provides dedicated representation to clients in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts courts. Ms. LaSalle is on the defense panel counsel for several insurance companies, and defends insureds in cases involving medically complex automobile accidents, traumatic brain injuries, premises liability, wrongful deaths, and construction accidents. She represents self-insureds in product liability matters and defends insurance companies directly named in cases involving bad faith and extracontractual liability. She also performs coverage analysis and opinions for insurance companies. In the area of employment law, she handles matters for employers sued for discrimination, sexual harassment, and unfair employment practices, in state and federal courts and before the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights

     Ms. LaSalle has had extensive trial experience over the years, has argued appeals before the Rhode Island Supreme Court and First Circuit Court of Appeals, and is an effective advocate who has achieved excellent results for her clients at mediations and arbitrations. In 2017,  she successfully defended a construction accident case to a defense verdict, after the parties had engaged in serious settlement negotiations before the trial. In 2019, she represented a national leasing company in an appeal before the Rhode Island Supreme Court, which involved the an issue of whether a federal statute prevailed over state law, based upon a federal constitutional argument.

    In April of 2019, Ms. LaSalle was honored at Roger Williams Law School as one of the pioneer women lawyers in Rhode Island, at the law school's plaque ceremony honoring the First Wome Lawyers of Rhode Island.  She is a Past President of the Defense Counsel of Rhode Island, the local bar association for defense lawyers, and continues to serve on its Board of Directors. Recently, she finished a three year term as the State Representative of Rhode Island for the Defense Research Institute, a national defense lawyers organization, which involved identifying public policy issues, legal developments and legislative interests in Rhode Island to the defense bar.

    Ms. LaSalle's public service over the years has involved serving on the board of the state's Securities Investment Commission, appointed by the state treasurer, and as Chair of the former Rhode Island Higher Education Authority, a board appointment by the state governor. Education has been a focus of her volunteer work, which has included in the past serving on a board of a local high school and the foundation for the local community college, and currently serving as a board member of Rhode Island's Academic Decathlon.

    Ms. LaSalle holds a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Brown University where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. Her legal career started as a lawyer at the Rhode Island Attorney General's Department and for the City of Providence Legal Department where she represented and tried a number of cases for govenrment entities, before entering private practice. She is admitted to practice in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 70%Personal Injury - General: Defense
    • 20%Insurance Coverage
    • 10%Employment Litigation: Defense
    Focus Areas

    Personal Injury - Defense, Insurance Defense, Employment Law - Employer

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020

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    About Faith LaSalle

    Admitted: 1979, Rhode Island

    Professional Webpage: https://www.lasallekelleher.com/faith-lasalle

    Honors/Awards:

    • DRI Exceptional Performance Citation, 2013-2015  
    • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, New England 2017, 2018, 2019

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
    • Member, Massachusetts Bar Foundation
    • Member, Defense Research Institute, State Representative for RI
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
    • Member, Rhode Island Bar Association
    • Board Member, Defense Counsel of Rhode Island
    • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • Past President, Defense Counsel of Rhode Island, 2013-2015
    • State of Rhode Island
    • Massachusetts

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • former Board Member, Bishop Hendricken High School Board
    • Board Member, Rhode Island Academic Decathlon
    • former Board Member, Rhode Island Securities Investment Commission
    • former Chairperson, Former Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority, 2016
    • Past President, Brown Club of Rhode Island

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Lectured on insurance coverage, bad faith litigation, personal injury litigation, trials skills and use of experts, for CLEs sponsored by the National Business Institute and Defense Counsel of Rhode Island.

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Achieved a favorable defense verdict for client in a jury trial of a personal injury construction accident, after serious and significant settlement negotiations before trial did not result in a settlement.  , 2017

    Representative Clients:

    • Conair Corporation
    • Berkeley Risk Sepcialty Insurance Company
    • Brown University
    • Metropolitan Property & Casualty Company
    • Amica Mutual Insurance Company
    • Catholic  Mutual Group
    • Nautilus Insurance Company
    • Davis-Standard Corporation
    • The Main Street America Group (NGM/Old Dominion/MSA Insurance)
    • Mesa Underwriters Speciality Insurance

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Honoree, First Women Lawyers of Rhode Island, from Roger Williams Law School,  April 2019, 2019

    Educational Background:

    • Brown University, B.A., Magna Cum Laude

    Industry Groups

    • Defense Counsel Of Rhode Island
    • Defense Research Institute
    • Rhode Island Bar Association
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    Office Location for Faith A. LaSalle

    One Turks Head Place
    Suite 450
    Providence, RI 02903

    Phone: 401-421-8080

    Fax: 401-421-0677

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