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WILLIAM J. CONLEY JR. is the principal of the Law Office of William J. Conley, Jr., located in Providence. With a sound knowledge of municipal, labor, land use and administrative law, Mr. Conley has represented the interests of the city of East Providence, town of Johnston, Johnston School Committee, town of Cumberland, Warren Housing Authority and other municipal agencies throughout the state. He has been certified as a professional mediator for workplace conflict management and mediation, and also as an arbitrator for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services Institute for resolving disputes arising from collective bargaining agreements. Mr. Conley was elected as the at-large member of the East Providence City Council in December of 2010. Mr. Conley was elected to the Rhode Island Senate in November 2012. He earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, at Boston College and his J.D. degree at Catholic University of American School of Law.
ANTHONY DESISTO is the principal of Anthony DeSisto Associates Attorneys at Law. His main areas of practice are municipal, land use and government relations, as well as real estate litigation. Mr. DeSisto is the town solicitor for the towns of Lincoln, Warren, and Tiverton; and a past president of the Barrington Town Council. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Rhode Island and his J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.
MATTHEW C. REEBER is a partner in the law firm of Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC, and a member of the firm's employment and litigation teams. Mr. Reeber represents clients in a wide variety of matters, including the defense of employers before state and federal courts regarding claims brought pursuant to Title VII, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and equivalent state law statutes. He routinely appears before all Rhode Island state and federal courts, as well as administrative and regulatory agencies on behalf of his clients. Mr. Reeber is admitted to practice law in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New York. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Colby College and his J.D. degree from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to his law degree, Mr. Reeber also received the distinguished admiralty certificate, which is recognized as a global discipline involving all aspects of the world's maritime industry.
STEVEN A. TORRES is a partner in the Massachusetts law firm of West Group Law. Since 1994, his areas of practice include municipal infrastructure, energy and environmental, federal and state environmental and land use permitting, construction law, litigation, labor negotiation and litigation, arbitration and mediation, municipal governance, and legislation. Mr. Torres is nationally recognized in his practice area and a frequent lecturer, guest speaker and teacher/mentor to other practitioners. He is a former member of the Massachusetts Bar Association's Public Law Section Council, and a past member of the Executive Committee of the City Solicitors and Town Counsel Association. He earned his B.S. degree in computer science from Daniel Webster College and his J.D. degree, cum laude, at Suffolk University Law School.