Mary Cavanagh Dunn

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Providence, Rhode Island

Blish & Cavanagh LLP
Mary Cavanagh Dunn
Blish & Cavanagh LLP

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Constitutional Law, Employment Litigation view more

Licensed in Rhode Island since: 2002

Education: Suffolk University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018, 2020 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2014

Blish & Cavanagh LLP

30 Exchange Terrace
Commerce Center
Providence, RI 02903 Visit website


A partner at Blish & Cavanagh, LLP, Mary Cavanagh Dunn represents clients in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Her experience extends to legal matters related to probate, constitutional concerns, employment issues, personal injury, media, products liability and business/commercial litigation. With almost a decade of experience as a partner at the firm, she is extending her practice to include probate courts and appeals in Superior Court.

Admitted to practice in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Ms. Dunn is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. She is a member of the Federal Bar Association, the House of Delegates of the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Planning Committee of the Rhode Island District Court Preferences as well as a former president of the Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association.

Ms. Dunn attended the College of the Holy Cross, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1996. At Suffolk University Law School, she studied law and graduated cum laude with her Juris Doctor degree in 2002. While in law school, she was a staff member of the Moot Court Honor Board and a recipient of the Jurisprudence Award.

An active member of her community, Ms. Dunn gives back through regular service as a member of the Board of Trustees of the TGC Memorial Fund, Inc. Through both private and court-sponsored mediation, she has helped many clients find efficient solutions to their most pressing legal problems.

Practice areas

Business Litigation, Constitutional Law, Employment Litigation: Defense, Estate & Trust Litigation, Media and Advertising, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 50% Business Litigation
  • 10% Constitutional Law
  • 10% Employment Litigation: Defense
  • 10% Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 10% Media and Advertising
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2002, Rhode Island

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Production Editor, Suffolk Journal of Trial and Appellate Advocacy, Suffolk University Law School
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • TGC Memorial Fund, Inc., Board of Trustees
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Federal Bar Association- Rhode Island Chapter- Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Rhode Island District Court Conferences, Planning Committee, Member, 2008 and 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • Rhode Island Bar Association- Member of the Lawyers Helping Lawyers Committee, 2022
  • Rhode Island Bar Association-Member of the House of Delegates, 2017, 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
Educational Background:
  • College of the Holy Cross, Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, 1996
  • , Fellow of the Rhode Island Bar Foundation, Rhode Island Bar Foundation, 2022
  • Super Lawyers, 2015-2017
  • , Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly Excellence in the Law Leader in the Law Award, Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly, 2023
  • Moot Court Honor Board, Staff Member, Suffolk University Law School
  • Super Lawyer in New England and Rhode Island, Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Rising Star in New England and Rhode Island, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010-2014
  • Jurisprudence Award, Recipient, Suffolk University Law School

Office location for Mary Cavanagh Dunn

30 Exchange Terrace
Commerce Center
Providence, RI 02903

Phone: 401-831-8900


8 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018, 2020 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2014

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