Practice Groups:
Business and Civil Litigation
Construction Law
Corporate and Business
Insurance Defense

Joseph Carnevale, Partner

Phone: 401.314.0733
Fax: 401.648.6748

Joe began his legal career as a judicial law clerk for the Appellate Division of the Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Court under Chief Judge George Healy. After his clerkship, Joe worked as an Associate at Heald & LeBoeuf, Ltd. There he represented clients involved in general contractual disputes, with a primary focus on construction disputes both public and private throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Prior to joining Savage Law Partners, Joe was a Partner at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP where his practice focused on construction litigation, mechanics’ lien claims, and insurance defense matters. Joe’s expertise includes contract/AIA document drafting, breach of contract disputes, construction, and material/product defect claims, mechanics’ liens, Miller Act bonds, private bonds, public bidding and bid protests, administrative actions before the Rhode Island Contractors’ Registration and Licensing Board, mediation and arbitration.

  • Confirming & Vacating Arbitration Awards, Rhode Island Bar Association, November 2015.
  • Rhode Island Construction Law: A Practical Guide, Rhode Island Bar Association, CLE, November 2015.
  • Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island Juris Doctor, May 2013

All State and Federal Courts in:

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
  • Connecticut Licensure
  • Represented owners, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers for contract drafting, mediation, arbitration, and litigation.
  • Represented employers and insurance companies in workers’ compensation claims before the Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Court and Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents.
  • Represented insurance companies for general liability, property/casualty loss, and bad faith litigation before the State and Federal Courts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
  • Board of Directors, Rhode Island Legal Education Foundation
  • Panel Arbitrator, Rhode Island Department of Public Works
  • Rhode Island Legal/Educational Partnership – Trial Official
  • Young Employee Safety Rhode Island – Guest Lecturer/Presenter
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Mediators Association
  • Licensed Rhode Island Real Estate Broker