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Desautel Law is a leading litigation firm in Rhode Island for environmental law, energy and utility law, and land use law matters. The Firm has the experience and connectivity to take on the most complex problems in today’s economy.


We work closely with each of our clients. We don’t use a buffer of assistants and associates. We pick up our own phones, and return our own messages and emails. We are easy to talk to, no matter the topic. And we have the experience and confidence you are looking for.

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“Patrick, Marisa and their staff have always been attentive and compassionate to my needs … I strongly recommend Patrick and Marisa for any legal needs you may have as they have exceeded my expectations time and again. In short, they are the attorneys you want on your side.”

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“Marisa proactively offered insight and counsel, which helped me to avoid an adverse outcome.”

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“My company needed help with environmental compliance and I was looking for a firm with experience in contaminated real property transactions. They guided me through the regulatory maze concerning soil contamination and remediation.”

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Desautel Law provides a comprehensive scope of legal representation in Rhode Island and Massachusetts with respect to environmental law and permitting, energy law and licensing, land use law and zoning/permitting and civil litigation related to these areas of law.

Marisa Desautel

Marisa Desautel

Managing Attorney

Call: 401.477.0023
Email: marisa@desautelesq.com

Patrick Sullivan

Patrick Sullivan

Of Counsel

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Email: patrick@desautelesq.com

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Environmental Litigation and Why You Need an Environmental Lawyer

You probably know what litigation is, but what is environmental litigation? By strict definition, it is comprised of a contested matter related to any environmental issue whereby parties’ allegations, requests for relief, and monetary damages are decided in any court or before or by any federal, state, or other governmental agency or private arbitration tribunal. This litigation may involve the…

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