Mary Cavanagh Dunn

Mary Cavanagh Dunn

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Providence, RI

Blish & Cavanagh LLP
 | 30 Exchange Terrace, Commerce Center
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-831-8900
Fax: 401-751-7542
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018, 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (20%),
  • Constitutional Law (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Mary Cavanagh Dunn is an experienced civil litigator, focusing her practice on cases and appeals involving business disputes, products liability law, media law, personal injury law, employment law, constitutional law, and probate law. She frequently advocates for her clients in the state and federal courts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and has achieved successful results through both court -sponsored and private mediations.   

    Ms. Dunn is an active member of the state and federal bars.  She is a past president of the Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association. She is currently a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association Superior Court Bench Bar Committee and a member of the House of Delegates.

    She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the College of the Holy Cross in 1996 and received her J.D. cum laude from Suffolk University Law School in 2002.

    During law school, she interned with the Honorable Bruce M. Selya of  U.S.Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.  She was a staff member of the Moot Court Honor Board, Production Editor for the Suffolk Journal of Trial and Appellate Advocacy, and recipient of Jurisprudence Awards in Criminal Law and Corporations.

    A native of Rhode Island, she currently resides in Cumberland with her husband and children.

    Bar and Court Admissions

    Rhode Island


    U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

    U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island

    U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

    About Mary Dunn

    Admitted: 2002, Rhode Island

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Federal Bar Association- Rhode Island Chapter- Member
    • Rhode Island Bar Association-Member of the House of Delegates, 2019
    • Rhode Island Women's Bar Association- Member and Past President (2007-2008) 
    • Rhode Island Bar Association- Member of the Superior Court Bench/Bar Committee  , 2019
    • Rhode Island Bar Association- Member of the Federal Court Bench/Bar Committee, 2019

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member of Board of Trustees of the Thomas G. Cavanagh Memorial Fund

    Educational Background:

    • College of the Holy Cross, Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, 1996
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    Office Location for Mary Cavanagh Dunn

    30 Exchange Terrace
    Commerce Center
    Providence, RI 02903

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    Last Updated: 11/26/2020

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