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Howard A. Merten

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Company
Partridge Snow & Hahn
40 Westminster St Ste 1100
Providence, RI 02903
Phone
(401) 861-8277
Member Bio
Howard represents businesses, financial services institutions and individuals in complex civil litigation. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, products liability, insurance, media, and intellectual property matters.   Mr. Merten is Vice President of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC), an organization comprised of preeminent leaders in the insurance and corporate defense bar.  FDCC membership is selective and by invitation to those who have been judged by their peers to have achieved professional distinction.   Mr. Merten is also a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honor society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.  Mr. Merten is the President of Defense Counsel of Rhode Island.  For several years, he has worked with Lawyers for Civil Justice on a number of important national reform efforts seeking to make the civil justice system more efficient and cost-effective.  His achievements have earned him recognition in The Best Lawyers in America since 1997, in the Media Law and Commercial Litigation Categories, as well as Super Lawyers and Chambers USA, both in commercial litigation.
Firm Information
Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP is a full-service business law firm founded in 1988. The Firm has grown significantly since its founding by eight partners, and is now one of the largest law firms in Southeastern New England. We are dedicated to providing excellence in legal services and business planning to our local and regional clients in a responsive, efficient and cost-effective manner. The Firm has been recognized as one of the 2011 Best Places to Work in Rhode Island, an honor made possible by the direct support and acknowledgment of our team. The firm has been consistently recognized in Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business Client Guide, Rhode Island and Massachusetts Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, and Benchmark: Litigation. 

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP provides full litigation and arbitration services to a wide variety of industries, insurers and governmental entities. We represent privately and publicly held businesses, family-owned businesses, not-for-profit institutions, government agencies, regulated industries, educational institutions, and high net worth individuals. We have extensive experience with entrepreneurial organizations from start-up to IPO. Industries served include technology, life sciences, energy, distribution, manufacturing, service, health care, financial, real estate and insurance entities. In addition, the Firm acts as bond counsel to state and local governmental entities. For high net worth individuals, we offer an array of services in personal planning and estate planning.

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Practice Areas
Casualty
Commercial Litigation
Director & Officers Liability
General Litigation
Governmental Liability
Insurance Fraud and Suspicious claims
Insurance Law
Intellectual Property Law
Lawyers' Professionalism & Ethics
Personal Injury Litigation
Products Liability
Professional Liability
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Commercial Litigation
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Insurance Law
Intellectual Property Litigation

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