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We Listen.

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We Solve.

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Experienced Attorneys

Whelan Corrente & Flanders LLP (“Whelan Corrente”) is unique among Rhode Island law firms both for our areas of practice and breadth of experience. With decades of experience, our partners and associates focus on helping businesses, nonprofit organizations and government entities navigate labor and employment law and business litigation cases. Many of our attorneys have substantial education law experience representing universities, colleges, private schools, charter schools and public school districts in all areas of education law. We also specialize in healthcare law and litigation for hospitals, healthcare facilities and health oriented nonprofits.

Firm Overview & Philosophy

We provide large law firm experience with a small firm experience, working closely with our clients to make sure they are compliant with all facets of labor, employment and education law. We’re prepared to help clients navigate any challenges in those areas. We pride ourselves on understanding each client’s needs and finding effective and efficient solutions on their behalf.


Our Clients

We provide advice and representation to both non-union and union employers. Our clients include individuals, for-profit and not-for-profit businesses, colleges and universities, healthcare organizations, state governments, municipal governments, and school districts. We tailor our approach to each client’s situation.

Whelan Corrente & Flanders LLP  |  100 Westminster Street Suite 710 Providence, RI 02903  |   Phone: (401) 270-4500  |   Fax: (401) 270-3760

Whelan Corrente & Flanders LLP  |  100 Westminster Street Suite 710 Providence, RI 02903

Phone: (401) 270-4500  |   Fax: (401) 270-3760

Whelan Corrente & Flanders LLP

100 Westminster Street Suite 710 Providence, RI 02903

Phone: (401) 270-4500  |   Fax: (401) 270-3760

David Abbot

David Abbott

July 9, 1959 – December 13, 2020

We are saddened to report that our friend and partner, David Abbott, died on December 13. He was a great lawyer, a spirited musician, an accomplished outdoorsman, and a lot of fun.

David joined us after a long and distinguished career as the Deputy Commissioner/General Counsel of the Rhode Island Department of Education. He was everyone’s go-to lawyer for Rhode Island education issues. He approached his work with the same spirit of determination and care that inspired him to lead Outward Bound programs for young offenders.

We count ourselves lucky to have played and worked with David, and will miss him every day. Our thoughts go out to his daughters, Hannah and Emily. David would want all of us to “pass it forward” with a special act of kindness to someone in need. In his memory, let us all do that.

Full obituary at David Abbott Obituary, North Scituate, Rhode Island (quinnfuneralhome.com).

Why Whelan Corrente

Elite-Level Work at Affordable Rates

Our attorneys have deep knowledge across all of our practice areas. We appropriately staff cases. We perform elite-level work efficiently at affordable rates.

Education Law & Policy

Whelan Corrente attorneys help school committees and administrators navigate education matters such as teacher discipline, student disciplinary issues and write strong education policies.

Business Litigation & White-Collar Defense

Whelan Corrente attorneys are experts in the areas of business litigation, white-collar defense, and internal and government investigations.

Focused on Your Individual Needs

We tailor our approach to every case differently, using appropriate staff and strategies depending on each client’s individual needs.

Labor & Employment Law

We develop strategies to resolve workplace issues that take into account effects on the workplace, on the productivity of the workforce and on the bottom line, and help employers use best practices to manage their workforce and help to effectively exit employees from the workplace when necessary.

Legal Consulting for Colleges & Universities

Whelan Corrente attorneys help colleges, universities, and their Boards in all administrative matters and including reviewing contracts and overseeing policies.

Efficient & Economical

Our clients demand efficiency and we provide it. Our goal in every one of our cases is to keep our clients involved in the essential decision making process and to obtain an excellent result in an economical style.

Union Negotiations & Collective Bargaining

Whelan Corrente attorneys negotiate with unions and get the best possible compromises that ultimately go into Collective Bargaining Agreements.

Outstanding & Inspired

Whelan Corrente attorneys are outstanding. We’ve built a robust, keen, inspired team.

We are pleased to announce that U.S. News – Best Lawyers has named Whelan Corrente & Flanders LLP a “Tier 1 Best Law Firm” for 2020.

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