Rajaram Suryanarayan

Top rated insurance coverage attorney in Warwick, Rhode Island

Gunning & LaFazia, Inc.
Rajaram Suryanarayan
Gunning & LaFazia, Inc.

Practice Areas: Insurance coverage, Civil litigation, Business & corporate; view more

Licensed in Rhode Island since: 1990

Education: Boston College Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2022

Gunning & LaFazia, Inc.

33 College Hill Road
Suite 25B
Warwick, RI 02886 Visit website


A partner at Gunning & LaFazia since 2002, attorney Rajaram Suryanarayan defends the residents of Warwick, Rhode Island, in insurance litigation, professional liability, construction law and other civil litigation matters. Over his legal career spanning 30-plus years, he has represented insurance companies, large corporations and licensed professionals who are sued for misconduct or malpractice across Rhode Island as well as Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Mr. Suryanarayan completed his Bachelor of Arts in classical languages, literature and linguistics at Stanford University in 1986. Later in 1990, he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude, from Boston College Law School, where he served as the editor of Boston College International and Comparative Law Review. Soon after, he served as a law clerk for Honorable Justice Thomas Kelleher of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

Having tried over 25 cases to verdict, Mr. Suryanarayan understands that despite his clients’ best efforts, sometimes mistakes can happen and disappoint other people. He works closely with his clients to resolve potential liability and adequately protect their rights and the business. In addition to being licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, he is authorized to appear before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

As a result of his high level of professional excellence and ethical standards, Mr. Suryanarayan was rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell. Moreover, he was rated "Excellent" on Avvo for his commitment to client services. His clients and peers describe him as a thorough and fierce professional.

Active in his community, Mr. Suryanarayan frequently lectures on topics of his interest. He is the former board member of the Defense Counsel of Rhode Island and West Bay YMCA and is an active member of the International Association of Defense Counsel.

*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

Insurance coverage, Civil litigation: defense, Business/corporate, Construction litigation: consumer, General litigation, Professional liability: defense

Focus areas

Insurance, Insurance defense

  • 40% Insurance coverage
  • 20% Civil litigation: defense
  • 10% Business/corporate
  • 10% Construction litigation: consumer
  • 10% General litigation
  • 10% Professional liability: defense

First Admitted: 1990, Rhode Island

Educational Background:
  • Stanford University, Major: Classics, 1986
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • 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
  • "AV" rated, Martindale Hubbell
  • Top Attorney in Rhode Island, 2011-2020
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Editor of the Boston College International and Comparative Law Review, Boston College Law School
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board of the West Bay YMCA
  • Defense Counsel of Rhode Island

Office location for Rajaram Suryanarayan

33 College Hill Road
Suite 25B
Warwick, RI 02886

Phone: 877-321-4184


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2022

Additional sources of information about Rajaram Suryanarayan

Attorney resources for Rajaram Suryanarayan

Page Generated: 0.17175579071045 sec