Marissa L. Janton

Associate

Marissa’s practice is focused on education law, employment litigation and business litigation. Her work in education law includes advising school districts and universities on matters related to employee misconduct, special education disputes, due process complaints, and student disciplinary proceedings. In addition, Marissa is an expert in both the Rhode Island Open Meetings Act (OMA) and the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act (APRA). She regularly guides our public sector clients through FOIA, OMA and APRA-related matters to ensure compliance with the statutes and to protect our clients’ interests. Marissa practices in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

EDUCATION

  • Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D., Magna Cum Laude
  • Roger Williams University, B.A. Political Science, Core Concentration in Spanish

BAR MEMBERSHIPS

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • RHODE ISLAND COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
    Staff Attorney III (2016 – 2019)
  • RHODE ISLAND CENTER FOR JUSTICE
    Staff Attorney (2015 – 2016)
  • RHODE ISLAND SUPREME COURT
    Law Clerk for the Honorable Francis X. Flaherty (2011 – 2012)
  • ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
    Research Assistant for Professor David Zlotnick (2009 – 2011)
  • RHODE ISLAND ATTORNEY GENERAL
    Rule 9 Intern (2010)
  • THE HONORABLE WIILLIAM E SMITH
    Judicial Extern (2010)
  • THE HONORABLE O. ROGERIEE THOMPSON
    Legal Intern (2009)

SPECIAL HONORS

  • Roger Williams University School of Law: Executive Articles Editor, Law Review, 2010-2011

CHARITABLE AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

  • Soccer Coach-Scituate Youth Soccer Association (2018, 2019)
  • Little League Coach-Scituate/Foster Little League (2018, 2019)

  • Hope Elementary PTA (2018-present)

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