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We are pleased to announce that six lawyers from Whelan Corrente & Flanders LLP have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® for 2024.

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 approach, 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
106 Clock Tower Square, Portsmouth, RI 02871  |  Phone: (401) 270-4500  |   Fax: (401) 251-4604

Client Update: FTC Votes to Ban Non-Competes

Following the FTC’s issuance of a new rule that would ban most non-compete agreements, Whelan Corrente advises employers to evaluate their current agreements but hold off on making immediate changes until challenges to the rule play out in courts.

Best Law Firms® 2024 Rankings

Whelan Corrente and Flanders has been recognized as a Tier 1 firm in multiple practice areas for the Rhode Island metro region in 2024 by Best Law Firms®.

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.

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