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Massachusetts and Rhode Island Construction Law Attorney

Thomas W. Heald
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Areas of Practice

  • Construction law
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Public bidding
  • Public contract law
  • Mechanics’ lien law
  • Surety and bond law
  • Business law

Admitted to Practice

  • Rhode Island, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1978
  • District of Columbia, 1980
  • Massachusetts, 1986
  • U.S. District Court for the Federal Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Claims Court, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1987

Honors and Awards

Education

  • Washington College, B.A., 1970
  • University of Richmond, J.D., 1975
    Phi Delta Phi

Professional memberships

  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
    Public Law Section
  • American Bar Association
    Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, 1977 – present
    Public Contract Law Section 1977 – present
  • The District of Columbia Bar

Publications

  • “Rhode Island Construction Law: A Practical Guide,” Rhode Island Bar Association, CLE, November 2015
  • “Construction Law In Rhode Island,” Rhode Island Continuing Legal Education, April 2013
  • “A Practical Guide To Construction Law In Rhode Island,” Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, December 2010
  • “Construction Lien Law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts,” Lorman Education Services, October 2007
  • “Mechanics’ Lien Update,” Rhode Island Bar Association, April 2007
  • “Construction Lien Law in Rhode Island,” Lorman Education Services, September 2005
  • “Public Contract Code and Competitive Public Bidding in Rhode Island,” Lorman Education Services, May 2005
  • “Construction Claims for Public Entities in Rhode Island,” Lorman Education Services, June 2004
  • “Understanding Construction Delivery Methods in Massachusetts,” Lorman Business Center, Inc., October 2003
  • “Mechanics’ Lien: A Practical Guide,” Rhode Island Bar Association, CLE, March 2002
  • “Construction Contracting For Public Entities in Rhode Island,” Lorman Education Services, November 2001
  • “Construction Lien Law In Rhode Island,” Lorman Business Center, Inc., February, 2000
  • “Construction Contracting For Public Entities in Rhode Island,” Lorman Business Center, Inc., September, 2000
  • “Construction Contracting For Public Entities in Rhode Island,” Lorman Business Center, Inc., September, 1999
  • “The Arbitration of Construction Disputes,” Rhode Island Bar Association, CLE, 1997
  • “Mechanics’ Liens: An Update,” Rhode Island Bar Association CLE, 1997
  • “Rhode Island Construction Law -Securing Payments,” Lorman Business Center, Inc., 1993
  • “Deciphering The Mechanics’ Lien Law,” Rhode Island Bar Association CLE, 1992
  • “Construction Claims and Job Profitability in Rhode Island,” National Business Institute, 1988
  • “Rhode Island Construction Law,” National Business Institute, Inc., 1987-1995
  • “The Rhode Island Mechanics’ Lien Law in a Nutshell,” Rhode Island Bar Journal, Vol. XXXVI, No. 9, 1988
  • “In Re Gault and Beyond in Rhode Island,” Rhode Island Bar Journal, Vol. XXIII, No. 1-2, 1974

Biography

  • Legal Consultant, Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, 1982 – 2004
  • Law Clerk, Rhode Island Superior Court, 1975

The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers in the general practice of law. The court does not license or certify any lawyer as an expert or specialist in any particular field of practice.