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J. Scott Kilpatrick

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employee Benefits Attorney in Providence, RI

Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD
321 S Main St, Suite 200
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-331-6300
Fax: 401-421-3185
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2021
Licensed in Rhode Island Since: 1988
Practice Areas: Employee Benefits (30%), Insurance Coverage (30%), Business Litigation (20%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

J. Scott Kilpatrick is a partner in Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick Ltd.  The firm's practice areas include:  Veterans Benefits, ERISA and non-ERISA Disability and Life Insurance claims and litigation, Business Litigation, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death.  Mr. Kilpatrick practices in the state and federal courts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Mr. Kilpatrick's practice is focused on three main areas.   1. ERISA and non-ERISA Insurance, including representation of individuals and companies in insurance claims and litigation, most especially disability and life insurance claims.   The practice is limited to representing claimants and plaintiffs.  2. Insurance and Business Litigation, including representation of individuals and businesses in business disputes, such as:  employment issues, shareholder disputes, trade secret issues, fiduciary breaches, non-compete issues, and breach of contract.  3. Wrongful Death and Personal Injury, including construction site accidents, products liability, maritime and boating accidents, criminal negligence, automobile accidents, trucking accidents, premises liability, work related accidents.  These practices are also limited to representing claimants and plaintiffs, including individuals and businesses.

About J. Scott Kilpatrick

First Admitted: 1988, Rhode Island

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Contributing author for last three editions of ABA ERISA Survey of Federal Circuits.  Regular lecturer on federal court civil procedure at Roger Williams School of Law.  Speaker at Federal Bar Associaiton, Rhode Island Bar Association, National Business Insitute on topics including federal practice, insurance law, and ERISA litigation.

Educational Background

  • B.A. Economics, Emory University

    , 1985
  • J.D., St. John's University School of Law 

    , 1988


  • CCK's insurance litigation team gave some tips for effective communication with your doctors when pursuing long-term disability benefits on this week's Facebook Live! Looking for more info?

    , Effective Communication & Long-Term Disability, 2018
  • 0:53 What to do at the accident scene - What to do when the police arrive - Should you call an ambulance? - What you can do to protect your rights while still on the scene 6:57 What to do in the days following the accident - What can you do if you have an injury that didn't manifest on the day of the accident but starts setting in later? - How to document your injuries 10:48 How to get a copy of the police report & what to do if it's not accurate - When to contact an attorney if you're injured 22:20 Tips for dealing with the insurance company before you have a lawyer 23:51 How to start the process of hiring an attorney 28:24 Who will pay the medical bills after an accident? 34:25 How should you talk to young drivers about being prepared for a car accident?

    , What to Do After a Car Accident, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Srves on the Civil Pro Bono Panel for the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island,, 2020
  • Rhode Island Association for Justice, Executive Board Member, 1999-present

    , 1999
  • Federal Bar Association, Rhode Island Chapter.  Immediate Past President 2015 - 2016.  President 2013 - 2015.  President Elect 2012-2013. 

    , 2015
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court Disciplinary Board Member, 2016
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Office Location for J. Scott Kilpatrick

321 S Main St
Suite 200
Providence, RI 02903

Last Updated: 7/2/2021

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