Karen Pelczarski

Karen Pelczarski is recognized again by Benckmark as one of the Top 250 Women in Litigation in America for 2015

Best Lawyers in America -  selects Karen Pelczarski as Lawyer of the Year - Land Use Law in 2015






Benchmark Litigation names Pelczarski one of the Top 250 Women in Litigation in the U.S.

PROVIDENCE R.I. (2013) – Karen Pelczarski has been named by Benchmark Litigation as one of the “Top 250 Women in Litigation in the United States. Pelczarski was one of only three attorneys in Rhode Island to receive this award and recognition. She has been recognized by the publication for the past two years – 2012 and 2013.  Benchmark Litigation is considered the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys. It is the only publication that focuses exclusively on U.S. litigation.

Attorney Pelczarski announced the opening of her new law firm this past August. The firm concentrates on mediations and appeals.  She earned certification as mediator by the renowned Mediation Institute in 2008. Her wealth of experience in mediations, coupled with a highly successful practice as a trial lawyer in complex business litigation, will be the foundation of her new law practice.

Attorney Pelczarski was formerly a partner at the Providence law firm of Blish & Cavanagh, LLP for over 25 years, from 1987 through the early summer of 2013. Prior to that, she was an attorney with Hinckley Allen & Snyder. Throughout her career, her cases have involved shareholder disputes, corporate contracts, business valuation issues, and fiduciary duty issues related to corporate governance, trusts and estates.

Over the years, Karen Pelczarski has also had a distinguished appellate practice.  She has presented many briefs and oral arguments before the Rhode Island Supreme Court, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and various state and municipal zoning authorities, in cases with a wide variety of complex legal issues involving contracts, constitutional law, family law, fiduciary duties, and land use.  Her clients have included local and national corporations, municipalities, individuals, and non-profit concerns.



Law Office of Karen Pelczarski • 103 Leeshore Lane, Tiverton, Rhode Island 02878 • 401 323 8920 • karen@kpellaw.com