Stephen T. Fanning

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Providence, RI

Law Office of Stephen T. Fanning
 | 305 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-272-8250
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (60%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Stephen T. Fanning has built a reputation for tireless advocacy and integrity by representing his clients in Providence, Rhode Island, in a range of employment law matters. In his 30 years of practice, Mr. Fanning has successfully tried hundreds of cases involving a wide variety of workplace issues, including wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, unemployment appeals, wage and overtime disputes, severance reviews and negotiations, union negotiations and workers' compensation matters. He also tried the first case in the United States interpreting the Federal Family Medical Leave Act.

    Prior to opening his own firm in 1994, Mr. Fanning was a trial attorney for the National Labor Relations Board, and he served as the assistant general counsel for the Massachusetts Board of Regents. He practices extensively in federal and state courts in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and before several employment-related forums in both states, including the Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Court, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights and the Social Security Administration. Mr. Fanning is also admitted before the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit.

    In addition, Mr. Fanning is a seasoned arbitrator, having represented numerous labor organizations and individuals in arbitration involving collective bargaining and termination issues. He is the former editor of the Health Care Labor Manual, a publication focusing on labor and employment matters in the health care field, and he has served as an adjunct professor at several colleges and universities, teaching courses on labor and employment law.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 20%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 20%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
    Focus Areas

    Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment


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    Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021

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    About Stephen Fanning

    Admitted: 1988, Rhode Island

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit
    • Member, Rhode Island Bar
    • U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Rhode Island
    • U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Massachusetts
    • Massachusetts
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Massachusetts
    • Rhode Island
    • Member, Massachusetts Bar
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Rhode Island

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Adjunct Professor at several Colleges and Universities, teaching courses on Labor and Employment Law
    • Former Editor of the Health Care Labor Manual, a publication focusing on Labor and Employment Matters
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    305 South Main Street
    Providence, RI 02903

    Phone: 401-272-8250

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    Last Updated: 5/28/2020

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