Michael P. Fontaine, Esq. is a founding partner of Fontaine, DeCarvalho & Bell, LLP, representing clients in the medical malpractice, personal injury and criminal defense practice areas. Prior to starting the firm, Mike was an Assistant District attorney and practiced in the Tort Litigation Division of the Texas Office of Attorney General before associating with a nationally recognized private practice firm, where his practice focused on Healthcare, Nursing Home & and Product Liability cases. In 2001 he relocated to Rhode Island, first as an Assistant Attorney General, then in private sector insurance defense. He has taken numerous jury trials to verdict in both the Federal and State courts.
Catastrophic Personal Injury
Federal & State Criminal Defense
American Association for Justice, Annual Convention 2009, Speaker
Rhode Island Association for Justice, Board of Governors. 2009-Present
American Association for Justice, Annual Convention 2008, Panelist Speaker
US District Court District of Rhode Island, Federal Bench/Bar Committee 2008-present
Rhode Island Legal Services, Board of Directors, 2007-Present
Adjunct Professor of Law, Southern New England School of Law 2006-2007
American Association for Justice , 2005-Present
New England Bar Association, Annual Conference, 2005 Panelist Speaker
Rhode Island Bar Association, Annual Conference 2005, Panelist Speaker
Rhode Island Bar Association ? House of Delegates 2004- 2007
Thurgood Marshal Law Society (formally, R.I. Black Lawyers Assoc.) 2005-present; President, 2006-2007
Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Texas
State and Federal Courts
University of Texas at Austin School of Law, J.D.
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.A.
Newton North High School, Newton, MA