Kyle Zambarano: Lawyer with Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

Kyle Zambarano

Providence,  RI  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Products Liability Law/Toxic Tort Law
  • Technology Law
University University of Rhode Island, B.A., 2000
Law SchoolRoger Williams University, J.D., 2004
Admitted2004, Rhode Island and Massachusetts; U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island; U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

Professional Affiliations
•Board Member, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities
•Governance Committee Member, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities
•Member, Federal Bar Association
•Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI)
•Member, Rhode Island Bar Association

BornAlexandria, Virginia, 1978

Commercial litigator Kyle Zambarano, who was recentlypromoted to the new position of Shareholder after eight years of practice,represents both businesses and individuals in high stakes commercial disputesand complex products liability cases. Kylehas represented numerous prominent national and international companies,including banking institutions, tobacco manufacturers, chemical innovationcompanies, and a designer of luxury accessories. He brings to all his clients valuable trialexperience, having handled jury trials, bench trials, and preliminaryevidentiary hearings both in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Prior to joining APS, Kyle served for twoyears as a law clerk for Chief Justice Frank J. Williams of the Rhode IslandSupreme Court.

Kyle specializes in litigating and resolving disputesbetween employers and their former employees implicating trade secret law andnon-competition provisions. Kyle hasobtained favorable outcomes for many of his clients, including a parent companythreatened with unlawful competition following the purchase of a business by aformer employee subject to a five-year non-competition provision, a terminatedemployee threatened with the possible enforcement of a two-yearnon-solicitation agreement, and an employer facing a hiring raid perpetrated bya competing business in contravention of the employees' non-competitionprovisions.

Honors & Distinctions
•Named Rhode Island Rising Star 2009 - 2010, and 2013 - 2014 by the publishers of Super Lawyers, recognizing him as an outstanding young attorney in the Rhode Island legal community.
•Named by the Rhode Island Supreme Court as an Article III, Rule 18 Substitute Counsel.
•Graduated cum laude from Roger Williams University School of Law in the top ten percent of his class.
•Graduated from University of Rhode Island with highest distinction, completed the University's honors program, and inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.
•Two-year research assistant to Legal Professor and Associate Dean David M. Zlotnick.

Community & Civic Activity
•Organizer, AP&S Saturday Morning Basketball Community Assist Fundraiser
•Member, United Way of Rhode Island Young Leaders Circle

•AP&S Appoints New Shareholders
•Top Honors for AP&S Attorneys by Super Lawyers
•AP&S Wins Among The Most Important Decisions of 2013
•Adler Pollock & Sheehan Proudly Supports the 20th Anniversary of RWU Law
•AP&S Appoints Alan M. Shoer to Shareholder & 4 Associates to Counsel
•AP&S Welcomes New Associates

Publications & Seminars
•Author, Long v. Dell and its Decoding of Rhode Island Consumer Protection Law
•Co-Author of the Rhode Island Update of the 2012 and 2013 Review of Consumer Protection Law Developments.
•Co-Author of the Rhode Island Chapter of the Tort Law Desk Reference: A Fifty State Compendium - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 editions.
•Author, “Rhode Island's Right to a Safe School: A Means to an End of an End Without Means?” 8 Roger Williams U.L. Rev. 383 (2003).
•Two-year member, Roger Williams University Law Review; elected Notes & Comments editor in final year.

•Law clerk for Chief Justice Frank J. Williams, Rhode Island Supreme Court.

Reported CasesSignificant Matters; Won summary judgment on all counts for a company involved in a $20 million dispute over a licensing agreement. Won judgment on the pleadings for a national bank that was sued for $1 million in damages under the Uniform Commercial Code based on the alleged forged endorsement of checks over a five-year period. Prevented multiple different lawsuits under Rhode Island's trustee process statute against a national bank charging that bank with debts owed by its customers. Secured payment for shares of stock of a closely-held corporation owned by minority shareholders who dissented to a corporate merger. Precluded a proffered expert witness from testifying that a local credit union's former employee suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder caused by the termination of her employment, and then at trial won a defense verdict on that claim. Persuaded the Rhode Island federal court to stay federal litigation and abstain from exercising jurisdiction, which allowed the client to proceed in its desired forum and to avoid significant additional litigation costs. Persuaded the Rhode Island federal court to exercise its discretion in favor of retaining a case in accordance with the federal statute governing supplemental jurisdiction, thereby preserving the client's ability to proceed in its preferred forum. Won a motion to dismiss pursuant to a little-used statute of limitations pertaining to the sales of goods. Gained access to grand jury records after the charges were dismissed against a criminal defendant, despite the fact that in most instances those records are kept confidential.

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Long v. Dell and its Decoding of Rhode Island Consumer Protection Law
Kyle Zambarano, August 15, 2014
By erroneously taxing its Rhode Island customers for computer-related maintenance services, Dell, Inc. has trigerred a decade of litigation and breathed life into what otherwise has been Rhode Island's mostly underdeveloped Unfair Trade Practice and Cobsumer Protection Act (the "Act"). As...
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Kyle Zambarano

One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor
ProvidenceRI 02903-1345


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