Rajaram Suryanarayan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Warwick, RI

Gunning & LaFazia, Inc.
 | 33 College Hill Road, Suite 25B
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 877-321-4184
Fax: 401-521-6901
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (80%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

A highly regarded civil litigation attorney, Rajaram Suryanarayan has been practicing law at Gunning & Lafazia since May 2002. Located in Warwick, Rhode Island, he provides representation to personal and business clients throughout the greater Providence metropolitan area and other parts of the state as well as in Massachusetts. Admitted to practice in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Mr. Suryanarayan is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

The types of cases that Mr. Suryanarayan has handled throughout his distinguished career have involved insurance defense, professional liability defense, toxic torts and construction law. He also serves as outside counsel for a Rhode Island institution of higher education. Some of his representative results have included a successful appeal of a verdict in a wrongful death lawsuit in which his client had initially been found to be financially responsible under an indemnity clause. His successful track record and high degree of ethics have earned Mr. Suryanarayan the respect of his fellow professionals, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, he has received an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo.

Majoring in classics, Mr. Suryanarayan attended Stanford University and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1986. He then went on to pursue his legal education at Boston College Law School, where he served as an editor of the Boston College International and Comparative Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1990. Prior to entering private practice, he clerked for a judge on the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Civil Litigation (80%)

Professional Liability (20%)


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Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019

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About Rajaram Suryanarayan

Admitted: 1990, Rhode Island

Professional Webpage: http://www.gunninglafazia.com/attorneys.html


  • "AV" rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Top Attorney in Rhode Island in 2011-2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • United States Supreme Court.
  • First Circuit Court of Appeal
  • Federal and State Courts in Massachusetts
  • Federal and State Courts in Rhode Island
  • Defense Counsel of Rhode Island

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of the West Bay YMCA

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Editor of the Boston College International and Comparative Law Review

Educational Background:

  • Stanford University, degree in Classics, 1986
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Office Location for Rajaram Suryanarayan

33 College Hill Road
Suite 25B
Warwick, RI 02886

Phone: 877-321-4184

Fax: 401-521-6901

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Last Updated: 7/22/2019

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