Leonard Decof



Author: "Preparation of a Case for Trial," Rhode Island Bar Annual, Vol. 1, October, 1964; "Damages in Action for Wrongful Death of Children," Notre Dame Law Review, 1971, Personal Injury Annual, 1972 and Marquette Law Review, 1972; "Damages in Child Death Cases," Trial Magazine, Publication of American Trial Lawyers Association, 1971; "Damages for Wrongful Death of, or Injury to Child," 20 Am Jur Trials, 1973; "Art of Advocacy, Opening Statements," Matthew Bender, 1981. Member, 1973-1989 and Chairman, 1984-1989, Rhode Island Board of Bar Examiners, 1973-1989, Lecturer: Trial Advocacy, Yale Law School, 1974; Trial Advocacy, Harvard Law School, 1975—; Chairman, Administrator and Principal Lecturer, Rhode Island Clerkship Program, 1965-1980.

International Academy of Trial Lawyers (Director, 1975-1981; Dean, 1980-1981; President, 1984-1985); Inner Circle of Advocates; American College of Trial Lawyers; International Society of Barristers; American Board of Trial Advocates; American Law Institute.

(Also at Newport Office)

Areas of Practice (18)

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Antitrust
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Litigation
  • Birth Trauma
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Medical Liability
  • Medical Negligence
  • Medication Errors
  • Obstetric Malpractice
  • Brain Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Head Injury
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Wrongful Death

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
401-272-1110  Phone
401-351-6641  Fax
University Attended:
Yale University, B.A., 1948
Law School Attended:
Harvard University, LL.B., 1953
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Districts of Rhode Island and Arizona; U.S. Court of Appeals, First and Ninth Circuits; 1953, Rhode Island; 1973, U.S. Supreme Court
Rhode Island and American (Member, Action Commission to Improve Tort System) Bar Associations; American Association for Justice (National Chairman, Aviation Section, 1976-1978; State Delegate, 1984-1985; Board of Governors, 1984-1986).
Birth Information:
Providence, Rhode Island, May 1, 1924
Payment Information:
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Providence, Rhode Island

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