Dean J. Wagner, Partner at Savage Law Partners, LLP

Practice Groups:
Business and Civil Litigation
Commercial Loan Recovery
Construction Law
Corporate and Business
Domestic Relations and Family Law
Labor and Employment
Land Use and Zoning
Personal Injury
Public Sector/Governmental Services
Receivership and Business Insolvency

Dean J. Wagner, Partner

Phone: 401.238.9736
Fax: 401.648.6748

Co-Chair — Litigation Practice Group
Chair — Energy and Environmental Practice Group

With over 28 years of experience in all areas of business and civil litigation, Mr. Wagner focuses his practice in commercial and business litigation, shareholder disputes, construction litigation, employment litigation, real estate litigation, environmental litigation, receiverships, bankruptcy and adversary proceedings, commercial loan recovery, lender liability, health care law, energy law, contract disputes, condemnation, professional liability, products liability, insurance litigation and land use and zoning.  Mr. Wagner represents clients in federal and state courts, arbitrations, mediations and before regulatory agencies in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  He also provides counsel to businesses on corporate and employment matters.  Mr. Wagner is admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, as well as the First Circuit Court of Appeals.  Mr. Wagner obtained his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1995, where he served as the Articles Editor of the Connecticut Journal of International Law.  Mr. Wagner earned his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Rhode Island in 1989.  Mr. Wagner was selected by his peers as a Rhode Island and New England Super Lawyer in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2022 and 2023.

Reported decisions include: Lee v. Bank of America, N.A. et al., 2022 WL 2398890 (1st Cir. 2022); Faith et al. v. Bank of America, 2021 WL 2515896 (U.S. Dist. MA 2021); Sigui et al. v. M&M Communications, Inc. et al., 484 F. Supp.3d 29 (2020); DelSesto v. Prospect Chartercare, LLC, et al., 2019 WL 2162083,  2019 WL 13030331,  2019 WL 5067200, 2019 WL 4225323, 2019 WL 2394251 (U.S. Dist. R.I. 2019);  Goodrow v. Bank of America, N.A. et al., 184 A.3d 1121 (2018);  In re: Topalian v. Bank of America, N.A., 2018 WL 2317808 (U.S. Bankr. Ct. 2018); Sigui et al., v. M&M Communications, Inc. et al., 310 F. Supp.3d 313 (U.S. Dist. R.I. 2018); Nuzzo v. O’Brien et al., 2018 WL 615665 (U.S. Dist. MA 2018); U.S. Bank, N.A. v. Foremost Insurance Co., et al., 2017 WL 2592420 (U.S. Dist. NH 2017); Consolo v. Bank of America, N.A. et al., 2017 WL 1739171 (U.S. Dist. MA 2017);  McCallister v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. et al., 2017 WL 1173925 (U.S. Dist. MA 2017);  Sigui et al. v. M&M Communications, Inc. et al., 2017 WL 1025789 (U.S. Dist. R.I. 2017);  Harry v. Countrywide Home Loans Inc., et al., 2016 WL 7027351 (U.S. Dist. MA 2016);  Harry v. Countrywide Home Loans Inc., et al., 219 F. Supp.3d 228 (U.S. Dist. MA 2016); Sigui et al. v. M&M Communications, Inc. et al., 2016 WL 11653458, 2016 WL 1255710 (U.S. Dist. R.I. 2016); Georges v. America’s Wholesale Lender, et al., 2016 WL 5387651 (U.S. Dist. MA 2016); Moronta v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC et al., 88 Mass.App.Ct. 621 (2015);  Sigui v. M&M Communications, Inc., et al., 2015 WL 13717724 (U.S. Dist. R.I. 2015); Casimiro v. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. et al., 99 A.3d 985 (2014); Woodruff v. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. et al., 99 A.3d 990 (2014); Moura v. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., et al., 90 A.3d 852 (2014);  Ball v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, et al., 2013 WL 5434567 (U.S. Dist. MA 2013); Linday v. Wells Fargo, N.A. et al., 2013 WL 5010977 (U.S. Dist. MA 2013); In re Mortgage Foreclosure Cases, 2013 WL 4735638 (U.S. Dist. R.I. 2013);  Sousa v. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., et al., 2013 WL 4094379 (U.S. Dist. R.I. 2013); Ross v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., et al., 933 F.Supp.2d 225 (U.S. Dist. MA 2013); DaSilva v. U.S. Bank, N.A., 885 F. Supp.2d 500 (2012); In re Mortgage Foreclosure Cases, 2012 WL 3011760 (U.S. Dist. R.I. 2012); Ingress v. Merrimack Mortgage Co., et al., 2012 WL 405499 (U.S. Dist. NH 2012); 514 Broadway Investment Trust v. Rapoza et al., 816 F.Supp.2d 128 (U.S. Dist. R.I. 2011); 514 Broadway Investment Trust v. Rapoza et al., 2010 WL 11694024 (U.S. Dist. R.I. 2010);  In re Maroun v. the New York Mortgage Co., LLC, et al., 427 B.R. 197 (U.S. Bankr. NH 2010);  514 Broadway Investment Trust v. Rapoza et al., 2009 WL 10729106,  2009 WL 10729104 (U.S. Dist. R.I. 2009); In re Odoms-Harris v. Fremont Investment & Loan et al., 2009 WL 1441265 (U.S. Bankr. MA 2009); In re Sullivan v. Decision One Mortgage et al., 346 B.R. 4 (2006); Doe v. Burkland, 808 A.2d 1090 (2002); Strynar v. Rahill, 793 A.2d 206 (2002); Intercity Maintenance Co.
W v. Local 254
, 241 F.3d 82 (1st Cir. 2001);  Testa v. Norfolk and Dedham Mutual Fire Insurance Co., 764 A.2d 119 (2001).

  • 1995 University of Connecticut School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • 1989 University of Rhode Island, B.A., Cum Laude
  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Jamestown Zoning Board of Review
  • Conanicut Island Land Trust