Jennifer R. Cervenka

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Top Rated Environmental Attorney in Providence, RI

Cervenka Green & Ducharme LLC
 | 235 Promenade Street, Suite 475
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-214-1022
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Environmental (40%),
  • Land Use/Zoning (30%),
  • Environmental Litigation (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Jennifer R. Cervenka is a member and co-founder of Cervenka Green & Ducharme LLC. Providing representation to clients in the greater Providence metropolitan area and throughout Rhode Island, she focuses her practice primarily on environmental and land use matters, and she has general civil litigation experience as well. Admitted to practice before all Rhode Island state courts since 2000, Ms. Cervenka is also admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Hawaii, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

    A significant portion of Ms. Cervenka's practice involves her furnishing advice and counsel to her company clients with respect to compliance with environmental and land use regulations and laws at the federal, state and local levels. She has provided defense representation in courts and before agencies regarding state and federal enforcement actions, and her experience also includes contaminated property remediation and closures. Ms. Cervenka has prepared development permit applications and submitted them to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and other agencies, and she has counseled clients with respect to the environmental risk management of their properties.

    Ms. Cervenka attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she majored in political science and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1992. She then went on to pursue her legal education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law, and she was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1995. Ms. Cervenka also holds an LL.M. in business and environmental law from the American University Washington College of Law. She has delivered presentations on topics related to her practice area to attendees at annual meetings of the Rhode Island Bar Association, and she is a member of that organization and other legal professional groups.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Environmental
    • 30%Land Use/Zoning
    • 20%Environmental Litigation
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Environmental Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020

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    About Jennifer Cervenka

    Admitted: 2000, Rhode Island

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Rhode Island Bar Association, Environmental and Energy Law Committee, Member, 2015-Present, Chair, 2011-2015
    • American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Litigation
    • Hawaii Bar Association
    • Massachusetts Bar Association
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Hawaii.
    • U.S. District Court, Rhode island
    • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
    • Hawaii Bar, 1995
    • Rhode Island Bar, 2000
    • Massachusetts Bar, 2000

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Rhode island Coastal Resources Management Council, Chair, July 2017-Present
    • East Greenwich Land Trust, Member, 2006-2008 
    • East Greenwich Planning Board Member, 2006-2012
    • Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Coalition, Chair, 2014- July 2017
    • East Greenwhich Chamber of Commerce President, 2012-2015, Board Member, 2001- July, 2017

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • "Recent Developments in Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law, Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting, June 21, 2018
    • "Recent Developments in Environmental and Land Use Law" Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting, June 2017

    Educational Background:

    • University of Santa Barbara Bachelor of Arts, 1992
    • American University Washington College of Law, LLM., Business and Environmental Law, 1999
    • University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, J.D., 1995
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    235 Promenade Street
    Suite 475
    Providence, RI 02908

    Phone: 401-214-1022

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