Wellesley College (B.A.,1982 with honors)


Boston College Law School (J.D., 1985)


University of Pennsylvania Law School (1984-1985)






State of Rhode Island                                             1985


Commonwealth of Massachusetts                         1986


United States District Court for the

District of Rhode Island                                          1986


United States District Court for the

District of Massachusetts                                       1987


First Circuit Court of Appeals                                 1989




Partner, Blish & Cavanagh, LLP  1987-2013


Associate, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP  1985-1987




Assisting parties to resolve their business and other disputes expeditiously and voluntarily in a productive and responsible manner.



Handling all aspects of appeals of decisions by lower courts to the Rhode Island Supreme Court and First Circuit Court of Appeals.


Business Litigation

Representing plaintiffs and defendants, individuals and corporations, in business disputes involving a wide variety of issues, such as breakups of partnerships, shareholder disputes, corporate valuation issues, non-competition agreements, and employment issues.


Trust Litigation

Representing executors, trustees, and beneficiaries in disputes involving wills, trusts, and estates.


Law Office of Karen Pelczarski • 103 Leeshore Lane, Tiverton, Rhode Island 02878 • 401 323 8920 •