D’Amico Burchfield has a long history of fighting for their clients in and out of the courtroom. We have represented Rhode Islanders for decades.

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Robert A. D’Amico, II

SENIOR PARTNER

Bob D’Amico is the managing partner of D’Amico · Burchfield. Having a broad range of experience in many areas of the law, combined with his strong business background, Bob prides himself on providing honest, practical, real-life solutions and advice to guide clients in making the right decisions on important legal matters. He draws from his many years of experience both within and beyond the practice of law and business, to offer a diverse perspective and approach to solving any legal problem.

Bob understands that clients come first and he is dedicated to providing a superior level of client service, uncommon in today’s legal profession.  Simple things like promptly returning client phone calls and responding to client e-mail are some of his top priorities.  Regardless of the size or scale of a person’s legal problem, Bob and the entire team at D’Amico · Burchfield are dedicated to providing advice and zealous representation to clients from all walks of life.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Small Business Consulting, Sales & Acquisitions
  • Corporate & Business Law
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Sports Law
  • Real Estate Transactions & Development

Education

Suffolk University Law School
(J.D., cum laude, 1991)

Bentley College
(B.S., magna cum laude, 1988)

Court Admissions

  • 1991 – Rhode Island
  • 1992 – Massachusetts
  • 1992 – U.S. District Court, District of RI

Selected Professional and Civic Activities

  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Association for Justice
  • Justinian Law Society
  • Former Chairman of Board of Directors Junior Achievement of RI
  • Treasurer of Federal Hill Commerce Association
  • Director and Treasurer of Cranston Lacrosse Club

Publications

  • Author: “Civil Remedies and the Domestic Abuse Victim: Does Rhode Island Provide Sufficient Relief?”
    25 Suffolk Law Review (1991).

Reported Cases

  • Metro Properties v. Yatsko, 763 A.2d 617 (R.I. 2000)
  • Black vs. Vaiciulis, 934 A.2d 216 (R.I. 2007)
  • DeMarco v. Travelers Insurance Co., 26 A.3d 585 (R.I. 2011)
  • DeMarco v. Travelers Insurance Co., 102 A.3d 616 (R.I. 2014)

Jimmy Burchfield, Jr.

SENIOR PARTNER

Jimmy, a founding partner at DB Law, devotes most of his practice to fighting insurance companies on behalf of those injured due to the wrongful acts or negligence of others. Jimmy has recovered more than $25 million dollars for his clients through his experience and aggressive litigation skills. Jimmy understands that the “legal system” is often confusing and uncertain for his clients and makes sure to effectively explain the challenges ahead.

Jimmy graduated from Boston University and Suffolk Law School. He was a law clerk for the Rhode Island Supreme Court and then went into private practice representing injured clients. Jimmy is also legal counsel to CES Boxing and CES MMA, a promotional company started by his father over 25 years ago.

Jimmy is proud of his reputation as an experienced litigator always ready and willing to fight for his clients.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Medical Negligence
  • Nursing Home Neglect
  • Workers Compensation
  • Sports Law
  • Product Liability
  • Civil Litigation

Education

Suffolk University Law School
( J.D., 1989)

Boston University
( B.S., 1985)

Court Admissions

  • Rhode Island, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, District of RI, 1990

Selected Professional and Civic Activities

  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Association for Justice
  • Justinian Law Society
  • Junior Achievement of RI, Board Member
  • Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education (R.I.S.E), Board Member

Publications

  • Author: “When Deprived Of Constitutional Safeguards, An Alien May Collaterally Attack A Previous Deportation Order In An 8 U.S.C. § 1326 Criminal Prosecution”
    12 Suffolk Transnational Law Journal 503 (1989).

Reported Cases

  • DeMarco v. Travelers Insurance Co., 26 A.3d 585 (R.I. 2011)
  • DeMarco v. Travelers Insurance Co., 102 A.3d 616 (R.I. 2014)

William V. Devine

PARTNER

Biography

Bill practices in the firm’s Litigation Group and is a seasoned trial attorney. He has enjoyed success in numerous jury and non-jury trials in Rhode Island litigating workers compensation, misdemeanor and serious felony criminal matters, divorce, custody, visitation and child support matters. His criminal defense practice ranges from capital offenses to misdemeanors, including murder, child molestation, robbery, and other felony and misdemeanor offenses such as driving while intoxicated/impaired and breathalyzer refusals

Bill is an expert at integrating today’s modern computer technology in his approach to litigating cases, both inside and out of the courtroom, which provides him with a competitive advantage over other lawyers who do not have the same philosophy.

Practice Areas

  • Workers Compensation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Post-conviction relief petitions, capital, and noncapital offenses
  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law

Education

Suffolk University Law School
( J.D., 1987)

Boston College
( B.A., 1984)

Selected Professional and Civic Activities

  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Patrick F. Dowling, Jr.

PARTNER

Biography

Patrick Dowling, Jr. is a Partner at D’Amico · Burchfield with a broad range of experience and demonstrated success in a number of different practice areas. He is a successful civil and criminal litigator with significant practical experience in Family Court matters, residential and commercial eviction matters, mortgage foreclosure litigation, misdemeanor and felony criminal defense, and complex estate planning matters.

Whether it is settling a domestic dispute in Family Court, negotiating a plea agreement in criminal court, or creating a trust to minimize taxes on a multi-million dollar estate, Patrick sees each case as a new and unique opportunity to have a positive and long-lasting impact on the lives of his clients.

A native Rhode Islander, Patrick relishes in the opportunity to champion the legal rights of all his clients.

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Social Security Claims
  • Felony & Misdemeanor Criminal Defense
  • Municipal and State Traffic Tribunal Trials & Appeals
  • Domestic Matters including Child Custody & Support
  • Civil Litigation

Education

Vermont Law School
( J.D., cum laude, 2003)

University of Rhode Island
( B.S., 2000)

Court Admissions

  • Rhode Island, 2003
  • Massachusetts, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, District of RI, 200

Selected Professional and Civic Activities

  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

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