PROVIDENCE (Mar. 16, 2017) – John D. Meara was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Rhode Island – Greater Providence, Inc.
Habitat Providence is a non-profit organization dedicated to building decent, affordable houses for low-income families who currently live in substandard housing. Habitat Providence is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an organization that has built more than 500,000 affordable, decent houses in more than 100 countries worldwide.
Meara is 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 was named a Rhode Island Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2016. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Roger Williams University School of Law and his B.A. from Wabash College.
“It’s an honor to be able to serve Habitat Providence and its mission to build affordable housing for low-income families,” said Meara.
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. Providence Business News has named the firm a 2016 Rhode Island Best Places to Work, marking the eighth time it has received the recognition in the past decade.