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Attorney Maria J.B. Goncalves 

Joseph R. Miller
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Maria J.R. Goncalves


Ms. Goncalves’ practice focuses on a broad range of commercial litigation including commercial contract disputes, commercial landlord/tenant disputes and banking litigation. She also has extensive experience in the areas of federal bankruptcy, state receiverships, creditors’ rights, real estate foreclosures, real estate title clearing actions and family law. Ms. Goncalves also maintains a significant practice in the areas of divorce, custody and child support.


Roger Williams College (B.A., 1986)
Boston University School of Law (J.D., 1992)

Bar & Court Admissions

Rhode Island (1992)
Massachusetts (1993)
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts (1993)

Previous Practice

Ms. Goncalves was previously a partner at Adler, Pollock & Sheehan, P.C. in Providence.

Professional Memberships & Associations

Ms. Goncalves’ professional activities include service on the Board of Directors of Rhode Island Legal Services and a number of other professional memberships. She is currently a member of the Rhode Island Supreme Court's Committee on Character and Fitness and was formerly a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association’s House of Delegates. She is also a member of the Thurgood Marshall Law Society, the Permanent Advisory Committee on Women and Minorities in the Courts and the Rhode Island Bar Foundation.

Ms. Goncalves contributes her time to a number of community efforts. She is a member of the Greater Providence R.I. Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and is the Chair of its Arts Committee. She serves on the Board of Advisors of Roger Williams University School of Law and is also a mentor for the Multi-Cultural Law Students Association. Ms. Goncalves is a former Trustee of the Providence Public Library.


Ms. Goncalves was born in Santa Catarina, Santiago Island, Cape Verde and speaks fluent Crioulo. She was a former associate judge of the Providence Housing Court. Ms. Goncalves and her family live in Providence.

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