Richard P. D'Addario

Richard P. D'Addario

Sole Practitioner
Newport, Rhode Island

The Honorable Richard P. D’Addario is admitted to the bar in Rhode Island and New York. He has practiced law in Rhode Island since 1971 and serves as Probate Judge in both Tiverton and Little Compton and as Municipal Court in Portsmouth. The Law Offices of Richard P. D’Addario, located adjacent to the Newport County Courthouse has been providing legal services since 1985.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Real Estate
  • 30% Estate Planning and Administration
  • 10% Business and Corporate Issues
  • 10% Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island, 1971
  • New York, 1980
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 1972
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1971
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
    • B.A. cum laude - 1968
    • Major: History

Honors and Awards

  • Rhode Island Bar Association - Certificate of Distinction, June 2006
  • Justinian Law Society - Pro Bono Public Award, December 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Executive Committee and House of Delegates

Past Employment Positions

  • Hall D'Addario & Machtley, Attorney-Partner, 1978 - 1985
  • Rhode Island Legal Services, Managing Attorney, 1971 - 1976
  • Vista Volunteer - Rhode Island Legal Services, 1971

Pro Bono Activities

  • Present Activities:
  • Rhode Island Legal Education Partnership (performance Judge)
  • Rhode Island Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer Program
  • Roger Williams Law School (Moot Court Judge)
  • Tiverton Land Trust
  • Past Activities:
  • Board of Directors for Rhode Island Red Cross, Newport Chapter
  • Rhode Island Legal Services, Martin Luther King Center
  • Newport County YMCA
  • United Way Annual Fund Drive
  • Women's Resource Center Capital Fund Drive
  • Tiverton Historic District Study Commission
  • Child and Family Services of Newport County (Board President)