Barton Gilman continues to expand attorney roster

BOSTON/PROVIDENCE (April 21, 2016) – April Fabregat-LeBlanc and John D. Meara have recently joined Barton Gilman LLP, expanding the firm’s insurance defense and litigation practices.

Fabregat-LeBlanc joins the firm as an associate practicing in the areas of insurance defense and professional malpractice litigation, corporate contracts, and securities law. Her experience includes helping 401(k) plan sponsors comply with ERISA, fiduciary standards and applicable tax laws. Fabregat-LeBlanc also provides start-ups with comprehensive legal support, including formation, corporate governance, contract drafting and negotiation, financing options, intellectual property creation, and employment law counsel. She earned her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law in Newark and her B.A. from Bentley University.

Meara joins the firm as an associate focusing his practice on complex litigation, including insurance defense, premises liability and personal injury litigation. He has well-established experience in all stages of litigation as well as in utilizing alternative dispute resolution methods, such as arbitration and mediation, to successfully defend and resolve cases. Meara also has experience in the areas of regulatory compliance, and risk assessment and avoidance in higher-education. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Roger Williams University School of Law and his B.A. from Wabash College.

“April and John join the firm from corporate in-house legal departments, giving them unique insight and understanding into providing client service,” said hiring partner Angela Carr. “They will strengthen our commitment and ability to deliver responsive, efficient legal services to our clients.”

About Barton Gilman

Barton Gilman is one of New England’s leading civil litigation law firms with offices in Boston and Providence. Its experienced trial attorneys appear regularly in the federal and state courts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. The Providence Business News named the firm one of Rhode Island’s Best Places to Work from 2008–2012 and again from 2014–2015.