Sean P. Feeney

Sean P. Feeney

Partner

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent

Violation of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)

Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) laws and regulations

Sporting Arm and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute (SAAMI) Standards

Insurance Company Bad Faith Conduct

Montreal Convention litigation (governing injuries on international flights).

Securities fraud

Alleged professional malpractice

Alleged embezzlement

 

 

Legal Matters Column, Co-Contributor, GoLocalProv.com, 2012

BOARD OF REVIEW FOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING, Referee/Hearing Officer

Decided contested appeals of benefit determinations by the Department of Labor and Training. 2012

ARBITRATOR

Appointed by the Presiding Justice of the Superior Court as court annexed arbitrator. Have served as an arbitrator in numerous court annexed and binding arbitrations. 2001 – Present

 

CITY OF PROVIDENCE, Special Counsel

 

Provided advise and representation to City officials and to various boards and departments. Primary responsibility concerned issues and litigation involving the Department of Public Safety. 1989 – 1990

 

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

 

Certified as a Judge Advocate serving as a military prosecutor.

 

As a prosecutor, primarily responsible for the preparation and prosecution of courts-martial. Successful in prosecuting serious felony cases. Prosecutions included rape, conspiracy to commit robbery and narcotics distribution. 1985 to 1989

SPECIAL ASSISTANT U.S. ATTORNEY

Appointed by United States Attorney for the Central District of California; provided extensive legal advice to federal investigators and assisted in the preparation of several cases for preliminary review by the U.S. Attorney. 1988

Community College of Rhode Island – Lincoln, RI

Adjunct Professor, College of Business

Instructor for students in the law enforcement degree program.

Courses included:

  • Administration of Justice
  • Criminal Law for Police Officers
  • Evidence
  • Criminal Procedure

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW

J.D., 1984, Magna Cum Laude 

  • Top 10%
  • Illinois Bar Foundation Research Fellowship (1984)
  • Dean’s Scholarship (1983, 1984)
  • Dean’s Honor Roll (6 semesters)
  • American Jurisprudence Award

 

NATIONAL COLLEGE OF DISTRICT ATTORNEYS – HOUSTON, TX

  • Career Prosecutor Course which consisted of trial advocacy workshops for career prosecutors throughout the United States. 1988

 

NAVAL JUSTICE SCHOOL – NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

  • Completed course of instruction in military law.
  • Certified as Trial Counsel/Defense Counsel 1986

 

UNIVERSITY WISCONSIN – EAU CLAIRE

B.A., 1980

Rhode Island, Federal and State Courts

Wisconsin

Illinois


With more than 30 years at the firm, Sean provides legal services in a litigation at a law firm concentrating on both straight forward and complex civil matters.
Over the past three decades, he has represented hundreds of individuals, families, and small businesses.
With a diverse legal background in the US Military serving as a Certified Judge Advocate ― military prosecutor for the US Marines and as an adjunct professor of law, Sean has demonstrated a deep understanding of the complexity of the law.
For four years he served as Special Counsel in the City of Providence provided advice and representation to City officials and to various boards and departments. Primary responsibility concerned issues and litigation involving the Department of Public Safety.
His practice has included investigation and representation of clients in matters that required complex factual and legal analysis. These matters have included structural failure and products failure resulting in catastrophic injuries.
In addition, he has worked on matters have included complex technical and engineering analysis. He has provided legal representation to both plaintiffs and defendants.
The range of matters in include complex claims on behalf of plaintiffs that have included violation of the Manual an Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD); Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) laws and regulations; Sporting Arm and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute (SAAMI) Standards; Insurance Company Bad Faith Conduct; and Montreal Convention litigation (governing injuries on international flights).
In the realm of financial crimes, Sean has lead defense cases that have included allegations of securities fraud, alleged legal malpractice, and alleged embezzlement.
He is a graduate of Northern Illinois Law, he earned a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and studies at Naval Justice School in Newport, RI.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Sean at sfeeney@hwac.com or 401-455-3800.