Lynette Labinger is a seasoned Rhode Island attorney focusing on employment and civil rights cases, representing individuals and businesses in the state and federal courts of Rhode Island.*
Many of her cases have achieved local and national impact. Lynette represented women student athletes at Brown University in a “Title IX” class action which brought reinstatement and improvements in their sports programs. As a cooperating attorney for the Rhode Island affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, Lynette represented a teenager in vindicating her First Amendment right not to have a religious display in her high school and represented an inmate in vindicating his right to practice his religion in prison.
She has also advocated for people, and businesses, before the RI Commission for Human Rights, state administrative and regulatory boards and in the state and federal courts for more than 35 years.
Lynette is an active member of several professional societies, currently serving in the House of Delegates for the RI Bar Association; on the Board of Directors for the RI Bar Foundation; and as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. She is also a long-time cooperating attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of RI, which has twice honored her with its Civil Libertarian of the Year Award.
In 2010, the RI Commission on Women named Lynette their “Woman of the Year/Advocacy.” She was also profiled as “The Advocate” on the Rhode Island cover of NEW ENGLAND SUPER LAWYERS, which has listed as a “super lawyer” in employment law yearly since 2007.
Lynette received her JD, and several awards for scholarship, from New York University School of Law. She earned her undergraduate degree from Mt. Holyoke College and has lived in Rhode Island since 1974.
* 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.