Christopher Adam D'Ovidio

Roger Williams University School of Law -(
Contact: (401) 739-2900
Law School: Golden Gate University School of Law - Golden Gate University
Jurisdictions: Rhode Island
1st Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


About Christopher Adam D'Ovidio
Christopher A. D'Ovidio, is a partner in the law firm of Merolla & Accetturo and his practice focuses on land use, zoning, municipal, administrative, environmental and property law. He serves as Assistant Solicitor to the Town of New Shoreham and General Counsel to Pawtuxet River Authority. In addition to his practice of law, he is a professor of land use law at Roger Williams University School of Law. Christopher was formerly an attorney for the Conservation Law Foundation and environmental scientist and engineering technician for the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. Christopher has served on various state and local boards, committees and commissions, addressing renewable energy, water allocation, affordable housing, water quality and land use and zoning matters. Christopher has been an invited lecturer in various forums, including, the 2010 through 2015 Rhode Island Bar Annual Meeting to present recent developments in environmental and land use legislation, regulations, polices and case law. With nearly 30 years of experience in the field of local, state and federal environmental, land use and zoning matter, Christopher offers a diverse and unique professional background to his clients.
Practice Areas
  • Environmental Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Landlord Tenant
Additional Practice Areas
  • Land Use
  • Zoning Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Rhode Island
1st Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Experience
Professor of Law - Land Use Law, Roger Williams University School of Law -(
Golden Gate University School of Law - Golden Gate UniversityJ.D. (2001)Law
Honors: Environmental Law Award For Academic Excellence Public Interest Law Specialist Certificate – with distinction Environmental Law Specialist Certificate – with distinction Public Interest Law Foundation Justice & Equity Grant Environmental Law Summer Fellowship
Activities: National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition National Mock Trial Competition California State Bar Environmental Negotiation Competition Environmental Law Society, President
Professional Associations
Environmental and Energy Law Committe, Rhode Island Bar Association
Activities: RI Bar Annual Meeting Lecture – Environmental & Land Use Legislative, Regulatory and Case Law Update, 2010 through 2015
Member, Rhode Island State Bar




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Telephone: (401) 739-2900 Ext. 308
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