Donna M. Lamontagne

Practice Areas

  • General Insurance Defense
  • Construction
  • Insurance
  • Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Product Liability
  • Complex Personal Injury Litigation

Donna M. Lamontagne has 30 years of jury trial and civil litigation/appellate experience in courts throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Ms. Lamontagne is a recognized Super Lawyer among her peers; a distinction given to the top 5% of attorneys.

In addition to trial work, Attorney Lamontagne has volunteered her time for the improvement of civics education through the iCivics program pioneered by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. She was Rhode Island State Coordinator for iCivics from 2010-2014 and is now an iCivics Ambassador. As a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, Attorney Lamontagne has served as the Treasurer, Vice President and President of the IADC Foundation Board. She is currently serving as Secretary/Treasurer of the IADC Board. She has Chaired the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the IADC and serves as Rhode Island State Membership Chair and IADC Ambassador. She is a registered arbitrator for the Rhode Island Superior Court-Annexed Arbitration Program. Ms. Lamontagne has also served as a private mediator and arbitrator in civil litigation matters involving general liability, construction and employment issues.


College of the Holy Cross, AB cum laude, 1990; Boston College Law School, JD cum laude, 1993

Bar Admissions 

United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; United States District Court for the Districts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts; Rhode Island Supreme Court and Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Professional Associations

International Association of Defense Counsel; Rhode Island Bar Association; Massachusetts Bar Association; Defense Counsel of Rhode Island; Defense Research Institute; American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA); Litigation Counsel of America (LCA).

Honors/Leadership Positions

Rhode Island Super Lawyer 2013-2023; iCivics, Rhode Island State Coordinator, 2010-2014; iCivics State Ambassador, 2014-2015; IADC Foundation Board Member, 2014-2020; IADC Board Member, 2019-present, Secretary/Treasurer, 2020-present.  Chair, IADC Rhode Island State Membership Committee, 2013-present; Chair, IADC Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, 2014-2016; Vice Chair of First Party/Property; Insurance and Reinsurance Committee, 2009-Present; Vice Chair of Programming, ADR Committee, 2013; Vice Chair of Social Media, ADR Committee, 2010-2012; Member IADC Employment Law Committee, 2009-present; Member, IADC Finance Committee, 2019-present; Member, IADC Audit Committee, 2019-present; Member, IADC Investment Committee, 2019-present; IADC Website Task Force, 2012; Chair of Rhode Island Superior Court Bench/Bar Medical Malpractice Subcommittee, 2003-2005; Superior Court Mediation Subcommittee, 2003-2005; Superior Court Rules Revision Committee.  Member Bishop Feehan High School, President’s Advisory Board, 2016-2021; Chair, Bishop Feehan President’s Advisory Board, 2020-2021; Chair, Bishop Feehan, Board of Trustees, 2021-2022.  Member, Central Catholic School Board, Diocese of Fall River, 2020-present.


A Practical Guide to Discovery and Depositions in Rhode Island, Chapter 22 – Attorney-Client Communications Privilege and the Work-Product Doctrine, 2010, Volume Update 2014; “So We’ve Decided We Need It…Now What?” Integrated Practice Management Software, For the Defense, Annual Law Practice Management Review, 2010.


Rhode Island Bar Association, Annual Meeting, 2013, Civil Motions for Default & Default Judgments; Rhode Island Bar Association, Annual Meeting, 2013, Amendments to Medical Affidavits Statute; Rhode Island Association for Justice, Medical Affidavits Statute Revisions, 2012; Defense Research Institute: Best Practices for Law Firm Profitability Seminar, 2010, Integrated Practice Management Software; Rhode Island Bar Association, Annual Meeting, 2010, Client Advocacy Outside the Well; Rhode Island Association for Justice, Taking Arbitration and Mediation to a New Level, 2008; The Art of the Settlement, National Business Institute, 2007; Rhode Island Bar Association, Annual Meeting, Medical Malpractice Mediation: A Model Worth Expanding, 2007; Rhode Island Bar Association, Annual Meeting, 2005, Superior Court Rules Revision.


Distinguished Service Award Recipient, for service as Trustee of Bishop Feehan High School, 2022.