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Richard P. D’Addario


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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 presently serves as Probate Judge in both Tiverton, Little Compton, and Block Island and as Municipal Court in Portsmouth. He served as President of the Rhode Island Bar Association from July 2020 to July 2021. The Law Offices of D'Addario & Collins, located adjacent to the Newport County Courthouse has been providing legal services since 1985.


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

Pro-Bono 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
  • 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
  • Rhode Island Legal Services, Vista Volunteer, 1971 to 1971

Past Positions

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

Professional Associations

  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Executive Committee
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, House of Delegates
  • National College of Probate Judges

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Business and Corporate Issues
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

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


  • Certificate of Distinction, Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Pro Bono Public Award, Justinian Law Society