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Current Staff General Counsel: Arnold N. Montaquila | Scott J. Summer | Martin K. Donovan
ARNOLD N. MONTAQUILA, Esq. (click name for more details; selected quotes)

Arnold has been engaged in the general practice of law since 1968, and has substantial bench and jury trial experience. He has tried cases in both the Rhode Island District and Superior Courts, has appeared before the Rhode Island Supreme Court; the United States District Court for the districts of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania; the United States Bankruptcy Court for the district of Rhode Island; and the United States First Circuit Court of Appeals.


Arnold has appeared before countless state and municipal administrative agencies and boards.Member: Rhode Island Bar Association; Rhode Island Bar Association House of Delegates; United States Supreme Court Historical Society. Founding member: Justinian Law Society and Manufactured Housing Attorneys Network.


Formerly served as Solicitor for Town of Coventry, Rhode Island, General Counsel to Ocean State Service Station Retailer’s Association, corporate counsel to a quasi municipal organization, and in many other capacities.

SCOTT J. SUMMER, Esq. (click name for more details; selected quotes)

Scott has had extensive general practice experience since 1989, including bench and jury trial experience in both the Rhode Island District and Superior Courts. Scott has appeared before the Rhode Island Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the district of Rhode Island, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the district of Rhode Island, and the United States First Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as appearances before state and municipal administrative agencies and boards. Scott serves as outside general counsel to numerous Rhode Island businesses.


Member: Rhode Island Bar Association; American Bar Association; The Rhode Island Association for Justice.


Voted by his peers as among the 50 best lawyers in Rhode Island, and as one of the top two lawyers for business counseling, as reported in Rhode Island Monthly magazine (2/98). Recipient of Rhode Island Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award for Outstanding Public Service (5/94).

MARTIN K. DONOVAN, Esq. (click name for more details; selected quotes)

Martin has over 35 years’ general practice experience, including substantial trial experience. He has tried bench and jury cases in both the Rhode Island District and Superior Courts, has appeared before the Rhode Island Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the district of Rhode Island; the United States Bankruptcy Court for the district of Rhode Island, and the United States First Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as appearances before state and municipal administrative agencies and boards.


Member: Rhode Island (House of Delegates, 1994--; Medical Legal Committee, 1983-1996; Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee, 1996--; Nominating Committee, 1999--; Lawyers in the Arts Committee, 1999-) and District of Columbia Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Governors, 1988-2000).


Listed as a New England SuperLawyer (12/09) and RI SuperLawyer, as published in RI Monthly magazine (11/09). Listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Adjunct Professor, Public Law, Worcester State College, 1984-1986. Attorney Advisor, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of H.U.D., 1971-1973. Legislative Assistant to John O. Pastore, U.S. Senate, 1973-1977. Member: Panel of Arbitrators, Superior Court of the State of Rhode Island, Court-Annexed Arbitration Program, 1989.

Seasoned Staff General Counsel


The Collaborative's Staff General Counsel consists of a group of lawyers with extensive general practice and trial experience -- and the wisdom that comes with it. They regularly serve as trusted business and personal legal advisors to individuals, families, and business organizations. If you want more information about any of our staff lawyers, just click the lawyers' name, below.





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LawyersCollaborative, through its Staff General Counsel serving in Providence, Arnold N. Montaquila, Scott J. Summer, and Martin K. Donovan, represents individuals, families, and businesses throughout Rhode Island, including Barrington, Bristol, Burrillville, Central Falls, Charlestown, Coventry, Cranston, Cumberland, East Greenwich, East Providence, Exeter, Foster, Glocester, Hopkinton, Jamestown, Johnston, Lincoln, Little Compton, Middletown, Narragansett, New Shoreham, Newport, North Kingstown, North Providence, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Portsmouth, Providence, Richmond, Scituate, Smithfield, South Kingstown, Tiverton, Warren, Warwick, West Greenwich, West Warwick, Westerly, Woonsocket, Kent County, Washington County, Providence County, Newport County, and Bristol County, RI.