JOHN M. RONEY
John M. Roney has practiced law in Rhode Island representing clients before state and federal courts, and professional boards for more than 40 years.
His practice areas include disciplinary cases before medical and legal licensing boards and the Ethics Commission; wills and trusts, and small business.* He has also litigated numerous federal civil rights cases.
In 1994 he was elected as State Senator for the Second District of Providence for eight years, where he sponsored significant pieces of legislation, including a revision of the Uniform Commercial Code, and served as Vice-Chair of the Finance and Judiciary Committees. He currently advises the RI Senate as its Parliamentarian.
He was elected President of the RI Bar Association in 2003 and continues to serve in the House of Delegates and as Chair of various committees. The Bar honored him with the Community Service Award in 1995 and the Public Service Programs Certificate of Appreciation in 2009 for his tireless work with local charitable and civic organizations.
A native of Washington, DC, he received his juris doctor from the Columbus School of Law, which recognized him in 2004 with the Distinguished Alumni Award. He earned his undergraduate degree from Providence College and has lived in RI for more than four decades.
* The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers in the general practice of law, but does not license or certify any lawyer as an expert or specialist in any particular field of practice.