RICHARD A. SINAPI is the principal and managing attorney of Sinapi Law Associates, Ltd., in Warwick, where his practice primarily focuses on governmental affairs and employment law, including discrimination and harassment claims, leave act claims, unemployment benefits claims, minimum wage and overtime claims, and workers' compensation, as well as civil rights, municipal law, real estate, and personal injury. He has over thirty (30) years of experience in the general practice of law, including general civil litigation and real estate law, including both trial and appellate work as well as corporate and commercial law advice, representation, document preparation and transaction closings. He has co-drafted and successfully lobbied for the passage of numerous pieces of legislation as well as revised agency regulations on behalf of Governmental Affairs clients, such as the local chapter of the ACLU, a home inspector’s association, and numerous construction industry trades, companies and associations. Previously, he taught as an adjunct professor at Bryant University and Salve Regina University. He is a member of the Rhode Island Superior Court Bench/Bar Committee; Workers' Compensation Bench/Bar Committee, American Bar Association, Rhode Island Bar Association, American Association of Justice, and the Rhode Island Association of Justice (RIAJ). He is also a cooperating attorney with the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (RIACLU) and serves as a member of RIAJ Board of Governors and as a member and Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corporation. In 2010, he was awarded the William G. McLoughlin First Amendment Award in 2010 by the RIACLU. Mr. Sinapi is a graduate of Colby College and Harvard Law School.