Stephen M. Prignano
Partner at Our Rhode Island Family & Civil Law Firm
Steve Prignano represents individuals, businesses and corporations in complex
litigation. His practice is broad in scope, ranging from family law litigation
to civil litigation in the trial and appellate courts of numerous jurisdictions.
As a partner with the former Edwards & Angell, Steve litigated
class actions, mass consolidated actions,
insurance coverage actions, insurance bad faith and extra-contractual actions, product liability,
professional liability, media liability, construction defect actions as
well as banking and lender liability cases.
He has appeared in courts in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Kansas,
Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Nevada, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and
Steve is a self-confessed technology nerd and his practice is “paperless.”
His knowledge in cutting edge issues concerning data protection, privacy,
electronic discovery and information technology is extremely useful to
clients in domestic relations matters as well as complex civil litigation.
He has also frequently lectured and written articles on trial practice,
insurance coverage issues, bad faith liability, electronic discovery,
privacy and data protection topics.
Steve is a co-editor and an author of A Practical Guide to Evidence in
Rhode Island, and his articles have been published in the New York Law
Journal, Andrews Litigation Reporter, Mealey’s Litigation Report,
Intellectual Property Today and In-House Defense Quarterly. Steve has
been quoted in the Washington Post, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Lawyer’s
Weekly, Compliance Week, and Law 360.
Steve is a native Rhode Islander and heavily involved in the local community.
He has earned awards from the Rhode Island Bar Association for his pro
bono work and has been recognized by the Center for Missing and Exploited
Children for his work on behalf of parents of abducted children. Steve
also serves on the advisory board of the Pro Bono Collaborative in Providence,
a unique partnership of community-based social service organizations,
law students and pro bono lawyers who provide pro bono legal services
to Rhode Island’s most disadvantaged communities. In this role,
Steve has been recognized as “one of the PBC’s most enduring
and active partners for over 10 years.”
In 2017, Steve was honored by the Roger Williams University School of Law
as the 2017 “Champion for Justice,” at a gala event in recognition
of individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to the
advancement of social justice in Rhode Island. At the event, Steve was
honored for his “deep and abiding commitment to the lawyer’s
professional responsibility to serve the community and those unable to
afford legal help.”
Steve is also a trustee of the Community Boating Center of Providence,
a non-profit corporation that provides sailing instruction to individuals
without regard to financial station, with an emphasis on children.
In addition to his local pro bono work, Steve serves on the Board of Directors
of the Roger Williams University School of Law.
Steve graduated first in his class from the University of Bridgeport School
of Law (now Quinnipiac University School of Law). While in law school,
Steve was the editor-in-chief of the University of Bridgeport law review
and was a member of the International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi.
After law school, and prior to joining the venerable Providence firm of
Edwards & Angell in 1987, Steve was a law clerk to the Hon. Thomas
J. Meskill of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
in New York City.
Steve is listed in the Commercial Litigation section of The Best Lawyers
in America and has been named a New England Super Lawyer and a Rhode Island
Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine since 2007.
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation