John O. Mancini

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Providence, RI

Mancini Carter P.C.
 | 56 Pine Street, 3rd Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-343-0926
Fax: 401-343-7777
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Land Use/Zoning (30%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Italian
Attorney Profile

Attorney John O. Mancini is a founding partner and shareholder with the Mancini Carter, P.C., law firm in Providence, Rhode Island. A highly versatile attorney licensed to practice in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut, Mr. Mancini represents a diverse range of clients across all three states, and he provides exceptional legal counsel and support in all of the following practice areas:

·        Real estate law

·        Developments and permits

·        Corporate and business law

·        Commercial and civil litigation

·        Construction law

·        Administrative law

·        Environmental law

·        Land use litigation

A 1995 cum laude graduate of Boston College, Mr. Mancini attended Boston University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1998. Along with practicing before all Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit.

Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Mancini has served as lead counsel on some of the largest and most complex real estate developments in the region, dealing with a wide range of matters, including financing efforts, environmental issues, title disputes, partnership agreements and more. In addition, he has served several appointments as a receiver or special master for cases involving corporate restructuring of real estate development companies and other entities.

Voted by Rhode Island Monthly magazine as one of the state's top business litigation and real estate attorneys for the past several years, Mr. Mancini is widely regarded as a leader in his field, and he writes extensively and conducts lectures across his region on a variety of legal topics.

A consummate professional, he is an active member of the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association, and he served a six-year term on the Cranston City Council, where he was chair or vice chair for several of the council's committees.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (50%)

Land Use/Zoning (30%)

Real Estate (20%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2012

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About John Mancini

Admitted: 1998, Rhode Island

Professional Webpage:


  • Named as New England “Super Lawyer”, 2012, 2014 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Named as one of the top lawyers in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly Magazine, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Elected to the Cranston City Council as a City-Wide Councilman 1996-2002; 2004 Democratic Nominee for Mayor of the City of Cranston
  • Honored member of the Strathmore’s Who’s Who in America, 2001/2002 edition
  • Selected by the American Council of Young Political Leaders to travel to Japan as a delegate representing the United States government, November 1999

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “Practical Guide to Zoning and Land Use Law,” National Business Institute, June 2007
  • “The Case of the State of Rhode Island v. Edward D. DiPrete: Trial of the Prosecutor,” Recent Developments in Massachusetts and Federal Law (MCLE 1998) at 475


  • Michael A. Miller and Carol J. Miller v. Water Wells Systems, Inc. C.A. No. 12-4349
  • Trans Load America, Inc. v. TLA-Providence LLC C.A. PB 12-1475
  • Anthony F. Rosciti, Jr., v. South Shore Utility Contractors, Inc., C.A. no. 06-2623
  • Lindemannv. John P. Caito Corporation, Inc., C.A. no. 11-0005
  • Demetrios B. Haseotes v. V.S. Haseotes & Sons Limited Partnership, et al, C.A. No. 10-1783- 10-1790
  • Richmond Holding Corporation v. Richmond Ready Mix, Inc. C.A. No. 08-0616
  • Calcagni v. Fleet Construction Co., Inc., C.A. No. 10-2078
  • Shine v. Moreau, 119 A.3d 1 (R.I. 2015)
  • Miller v. Metropolitan Property and Casualty Ins. Co., 88 A3d 1157 (R.I. 2014)
  • Narragansett Elec. Co. v. Saccoccio, 43 A.3d 40 (R.I. 2012)
  • Nunes v. Meadowbrook Development Co. Inc., 24 A.3d 539 (R.I. 2011)
  • Wilkes Street Realty Trust v. Hallinan Capital Corp. Regional Financing Co., LLC C.A. No.: 08-31553 (R.I. 2012)
  • North End Realty, LLC v. Pat’s Italian Food to Go, Inc. et al (R.I. 2012)
  • Nunes v. Meadowbrook Development Co., Inc., 24 A3d539 (R.I. 2011)
  • Narragansett Electric Company v. Minardi, 21 A3d 539 (R.I. 2011)
  • Narragansett Improvement Company, et al v Wheeler et al, 21 A. 3d 430 (R.I. 2011)
  • West, et al V. McDonald, 18 A3d 565 (R.I. 2011)
  • Moreau v. Flanders, 15 A3d 565 (R.I. 2011)
  • CMI Associates, LLC, v. Regional Refinancing Co., LLC, 775 F. Supp.2d 281 (D. Mass. 2011)
  • Plainfield Pike Gas & Convenience, LLC v. 1889 Plainfield Pike Realty Corp., 994 a2d 54 (R.I. 2010)
  • Cornell, et al v. Marvelle, et al, 2008 WI 3312294 (Mass.Super. 2008)
  • Brochu v. Santis, 939 A.2d 449 (R.I. 2008)
  • Grand Banks Yachts, Ltd. Et al.V. Roberts, 2006 WI 2927318 (D.R.I. 2006)
  • Tonetti Enterprises, Inc. v. Mendon Road Leasing Corp., 2006 WI 1515840 (R.I. Super. 2006)
  • Tonetti Enterprises, Inc. v. Mendon Road Leasing Corp., 2006 WI 1028760 (R.I. Super. 2006)
  • Bourque vs. Bruce,, 2004 WL877615, 2004
  • Koussa v. United States, 261 F. Supp. 2d 91 (D.RI 2003)
  • Nunes v. Meadowbrook Development Co., Inc., 824 A.2d 421 (R.I. 2003)
  • Nunes v. Meadowbrook Development Co., Inc., 807 A.2d 943 (R.I. 2002)

Educational Background:

  • Boston College, B.A., cum laude, 1995
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Office Location for John O. Mancini

56 Pine Street
3rd Floor
Providence, RI 02903

Phone: 401-343-0926

Fax: 401-343-7777

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