Deming E. Sherman: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Deming E. Sherman

Providence,  RI  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Complex Litigation
  • Environmental & Regulatory Compliance Litigation
  • Probate & Fiduciary Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate and Construction Litigation
  • Privacy & Data Protection
  • Class Action
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Tort
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Telecommunications
  • Venture Capital
  • Private Equity
  • Project Finance and Infrastructure
  • Environmental
  • Commercial/Transactional
  • Compliance & Permitting
  • Broadcasting
  • Construction Contracts
  • Energy & Cleantech
University Amherst College, A.B., 1965
Law SchoolUniversity of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1968
AdmittedRhode Island; Massachusetts; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island; U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; U.S. District Court, Massachusetts; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit


Rhode Island Bar Association
American Bar Association
New England Legal Foundation

BornProvidence, Rhode Island, July 22, 1943

Deming is Past Chairman of the Litigation Department and served as Managing Partner of the Firm from 1986 to 1994. For than 30 years he has managed an active trial and appellate practice in the federal and state courts, including environmental litigation under CERCLA and OPA, probate litigation involving disputes in trusts and estates, and litigation arising under federal and state regulatory authorities such as the Environmental Protection Agency, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Environmental Management and the Public Utilities Commission. Deming is listed in the Business Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Environmental Law sections of The Best Lawyers In America as well as in the Business Litigation section of Rhode Island Super Lawyers .
•Deming has extensive experience litigating environmental cases, including the following reported CERCLA cases: O'Neil v. Picillo, U.S. v. Kayser-Roth Corp., B.F. Goodrich v. Murtha, and Acushnet Company v. Coaters, Inc.

Besides Edwards Wildman

Deming is active in the arts and preservation community, serving on the boards of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Festival Ballet Providence, First Night Providence, Providence Preservation Society, Grow Smart Rhode Island and The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA). He is also active in several conservation organizations. He is a recipient of the Special Recognition Award of the Arts & Business Council of Rhode Island for his contributions to the arts community.

Ethics, Conduct and Communications Under the Rules of Professional Conduct Insurance & Reinsurance Blog
June 25, 2013
Rhode Island's Second Invitational Conference on Estate Planning and Administration
May 19, 2011 event
Oil and Water Don't Mix

Ethics, Conduct and Communications Under the Rules of Professional Conduct
July 18,2013 event

Edwards Wildman's Deming Sherman Analyzes Development Projects in Rhode Island's Capital in Providence Business News
October 28, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Deming Sherman Criticizes RI State House Parking Project in the Providence Journal
October 28, 2013
Best Lawyers Recognizes 54 Edwards Wildman Attorneys
October 16, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Deming Sherman Elected Vice Chairman of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
September 10, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Providence Office Hosts Teach For America Reception
June 3, 2013
Best Lawyers Recognizes 56 Edwards Wildman Attorneys
September 27, 2012
Chambers USA 2012 Ranks 33 Edwards Wildman Lawyers in 17 Practice Areas
June 7, 2012
Firm Recognized by Chambers USA in 17 Categories
June 21, 2011
EAPD Attorneys Selected For Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2010
October 7, 2010
Sixty EAPD Attorneys Recognized by the Best Lawyers in America
August 10, 2010


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Deming E. Sherman

2800 Financial Plaza
ProvidenceRI 02903


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