McElroy & Donaldson
21 Dryden Lane, Post Office Box 6721
Providence, Rhode Island 02940-6721
Phone: (401) 351-4100 • Fax (401) 421-5696
Email:  Michael R. McElroy Leah J. Donaldson Barnaby McLaughlin
 
 
 


Michael R. McElroy, Esq.Michael R. McElroy, Esq., is managing partner of the Providence law firm of McElroy & Donaldson. He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island (with highest honors), where he was captain of the URI crew team and the first student ombudsman at URI. He earned his law degree from Boston University School of Law and his Master's degree in taxation from Bryant University, both with honors. He also holds a Graduate Studies Certificate in Public Utility Law from Michigan State University.

Michael is currently the President of the Rhode Island Bar Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the Rhode Island Bar Association. He is a life Fellow of the Foundation and has been a member of its Board of Directors since 2014.

Michael was the President of the Rhode Island Bar Association from 2012 – 2013, and was the Chairman of its Superior Court Bench/Bar Committee for three years.

Michael has been admitted to practice law in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Tennessee, as well as various United States District Courts, Courts of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court.

Michael is a former trial attorney with the Tennessee Valley Authority, and a former Rhode Island Special Assistant Attorney General.

Resume of Michael R. McElroy, Esq.
 

 
 

 
 


Leah J. Donaldson, Esq.Leah J. Donaldson, Esq., is an accomplished attorney with extensive experience with complex litigation. Leah joined our firm as a partner following a number of years working in the Rhode Island office of a national law firm.

Leah is admitted to practice in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New York, as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association House of Delegates and is Past President of the Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association. Leah also serves as an adjunct professor at Roger Williams University School of Law.

She has been named as "New England's Women Leaders in the Law" and honored as a Rhode Island Super Lawyer. She is also recognized as an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, Leah is a contributor to A Practical Guide to Discovery and Depositions in Rhode Island (First Edition, September 2010).

Leah earned her law degree (with honors) from Roger Williams University School of Law, where she was on the editorial staff of The Roger Williams University Law Review. During law school, she completed a judicial externship for the Honorable Bruce M. Selya of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Resume of Leah J. Donaldson, Esq.
 

 
 


 

 
 

Barnaby McLaughlin, JD, PhDAssociate, Barnaby McLaughlin, Esq., is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts School of Law, with honors, where he served on the editorial board of the Law Review. Barnaby also earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Rhode Island. Barnaby has extensive experience in research, writing, and data analysis.

Barnaby has taught English and Writing at Johnson & Wales University, the University of Rhode Island, and Rhode Island College.

Barnaby’s most recent publication is entitled: “A Conspiracy of Life: A Posthumanist Critique of Approaches to Animal Rights in the Law.” 14 U. MASS. L. REV. 150, (2019).

Barnaby interned at the Appeals Division of the Rhode Island Public Defender’s office and the Conservation Law Foundation.

    Resume of Barnaby E. McLaughlin, Esq.
 

 
 



Areas of Practice
 

 
 
Public Utility and Energy Law Nursing Home Neglect
Property Tax Law Administrative Hearings
Personal Injury Wrongful Death
Auto and Truck Accidents Medical Malpractice

Trials and appeals in federal and state courts

General corporate and commercial practice
 
 
     
 
The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers in the general practice of law. The court does not license or certify any lawyer as an expert or specialist in any particular field of practice.
 
     
   



McElroy & Donaldson - Attorneys at Law
21 Dryden Lane, Post Office Box 6721
Providence, Rhode Island 02940-6721
Phone: (401) 351-4100 • Fax (401) 421-5696
Email:  Michael R. McElroyLeah J. Donaldson
Barnaby McLaughlin
Map & Driving Directions
Conveniently located close to Route 95 with plenty of free parking.

 



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