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Paul J. Votta
  • Partner


Warwick, RI



(401) 737-9119



Paul is a partner in the firm and is admitted to both the State and Federal Courts in Rhode Island.  Paul’s primary areas of practice are in Probate and Estate Litigation, Real Estate Title and Litigation, Divorce, Tax and General Business Litigation.    He is an experienced litigator and trial attorney with considerable business and estate planning experience.

Paul is a frequent lecturer to both the Rhode Island Bar Association and other affiliated continuing legal education associations.  He was born in Providence, Rhode Island and attended the Moses Brown School.  He has been practicing in Rhode Island for more than 30 years, having been admitted to the Rhode Island Bar in 1983 after graduating the University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce Law Center in 1983 and then receiving his Master’s Degree in tax law from Boston University School of Law in 1984.   Paul received his bachelor of arts cum laude from Marlboro College in 1977.

Paul is rated as distinguished by his peers with a BV by Martindale-Hubbell.

Areas Of Practice

  • Business Organizations
  • Family Law and Divorce
  • Real Estate Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Tax Litigation
  • Estate and Probate Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 1984


  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • LL.M. - 1984
  • Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, New Hampshire
    • J.D. - 1983
  • Marlboro College, Marlboro, Vermont
    • B.A. - 1977
    • Honors: cum laude

Published Works

  • Real Estate Titles and Title Insurance Issues, N.B.I, 2003
  • Real Estate Litigation in RI, N.B.I., 2002
  • Property Tax Litigation, N.B.I., 2001
  • Real Estate Litigation in RI, N.B.I., 2000
  • Property Tax Litigation, N.B.I., 1999
  • Real Estate Litigation in RI, N.B.I., 1999
  • Real Estate Litigation in RI, N.B.I., 1998


  • Lecturer: Taxation and Divorce; Tangible Property Tax and Appeals, Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting, 1999 to 1999
  • Lecturer: How to Obtain Good Title in Rhode Island Real Estate Transactions, N.B.I. Inc., 2005 to 2005

Honors and Awards

  • Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Appointed to Governor Almond's Task Force to review child support guidelines to be used in domestic support cases.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member, Committee on Banking, 1987 to 1987
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member, Committee on Banking, 1986 to 1986
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member, Committee on Public Relations, 1988 to 1990
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member, Family Court Bench Bar Committee, 1990

Meet the Team

Partner Paul J. Votta Jr’s focus is on family law (including divorce), business and tax law.
Learn more about Mr. Votta’s credentials here.

Managing Partner Mark A. Sjoberg has earned a reputation in the field of estate law that few others can match. Learn more about Mr. Sjoberg’s experience now.

William J. Stanton focuses his practice on Estate and Guardianship Administration, Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Family Law, and Litigation and Appeals.

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