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William R. Landry

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Land Use & Zoning 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: 2008 - 2010, 2013 - 2016, 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Rhode Island Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Land Use/Zoning, Business/Corporate, General Litigation, Real Estate: Business, Environmental, Health Care
Attorney Profile

William R. Landry is a partner at Blish & Cavanagh, LLP, and represents clients from Rhode Island and Massachusetts. For almost four decades, he has built a practice founded on experience in health insurance law, health care, litigation, environmental law, land use, real estate litigation and commercial law.

Admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Mr. Landry is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit and the United States District Court for the Districts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly named him a Lawyer of the Year, and he has been included in the Best Lawyers in America list.

Mr. Landry is actively involved in many professional organizations. These include the American Arbitration Association, the News and Bar Journal of the Rhode Island Bar Association, the Thomas More Society of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Bar Association, the Rhode Island Builders Association and the Rhode Island Association for Justice. He is also AV Preeminent peer-review rated,* the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell.

In 1980, Mr. Landry graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He then moved on to law school at Boston University School of Law, from which he graduated cum laude with his Juris Doctor degree.

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Practice Areas
  • 20%Land Use/Zoning
  • 20%Business/Corporate
  • 20%General Litigation
  • 20%Real Estate: Business
  • 10%Environmental
  • 10%Health Care
Focus Areas

Environmental Law, Health & Health Care Law


10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2010, 2013 - 2016, 2020 - 2022

About William R. Landry

First Admitted: 1980, Rhode Island

Professional Webpage:


  • Rhode Island Super Lawyer
  • Lawyer of the Year, Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly
  • Best Lawyers In America
  • New England Super Lawyer

Educational Background

  • University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, B.A., Bachelor of Arts, Honors: summa cum laude - 1980

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Rhode Island, 1980
  • America Arbitration Association, Panel of Arbitrators
  • Rhode Island Bar Journal, Editorial Board, Superior Court Bench/Bar Committee and Environmental Law Committee
  • St. Thomas More Society of Rhode Island, Member
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member
  • Rhode Island Builders Association, Land Use Counsel
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 1982
  • Massachusetts, 1980
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Office Location for William R. Landry

30 Exchange Terrace
Commerce Center
Providence, RI 02903

Phone: 401-831-8900

Fax: 401-751-7542

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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