Mediation tips the scales of justice in your favor


An Attorney, a Mediator, and a Real Estate Broker

My name is Patty Allison Fairweather, I am a dedicated trustworthy attorney and mediator who maximizes the value of my mediation training to also provide legal services. I am licensed to practice law in both Rhode Island and Connecticut and have practiced law since graduating from Boston College law school in 1997. I offer personalized legal services with a focus on a just outcome that serves to leave a positive impact on your life. I am also a Real Estate Broker licensed in Rhode Island and since 2014 have been helping individuals and businesses purchase, lease, and sell properties.

Areas of Legal Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Estate Mediation
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Real Estate Services

Previous Experience

Serving the public interest, I have worked as the following:

  • Public Defender
  • Law Clerk to a Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court
  • Deputy Executive Counsel to a Governor of Rhode Island
  • Executive Counsel of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

Mission Statement

I aim to continue providing all those I have the privilege of representing with personalized service that respects their dignity.

My Well-being Interests

My well-being activities include Bible study, yoga, meditation, experimental cooking of foods from various cultures, and Constitutional law. I like writing poetry and performing spoken word. I had the honor of performing spoken word on the late great Judge Kenneth “Lucky” Peterson’s last album, 50 Just Warming Up! track “Amazing Grace.”

Career and Academic Achievements

In addition to my law degree, I have a bachelor’s in English Literature from Rhode Island College and I have obtained a master’s degree in homeland defense and security from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. I also published “Judicial Review: State Supreme Judicial Views on Balancing Civil Liberties and Public Safety/Security Measures During the Global War on Terror.”

Other Notable Professional Experiences

Aside from the mentioned achievements, I take pride in giving lectures on the following topics:

  • Ethical Issues in Medicaid Planning
  • Drafting Caregiver Agreements
  • Supplemental Special Needs Trusts
  • Establishing Achieving a Better Life Experience Accounts Through the National Business Institute

Core Values

The common agreement I have with all my clients is dedicated work maximizes their worth and time. To that end, should I have the privilege of servicing your legal/mediation needs, I promise to work closely with you to develop final products that meet your needs and tailored strategies that ensure your disputes are resolved quickly, fairly, and with an eye toward your budget. I know the truth of James Baldwin’s words that “Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.”

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