Todd J. Romano

Todd J. Romano

Providence, Rhode Island

Todd has a broad practice that ranges from liability defense to land use law to the criminal prosecution of misdemeanor offenses.   His practice, however, focuses on liability defense and other civil litigation.  Todd represents businesses and individuals in both state and federal courts in the defense of premises liability claims, automobile accidents, and products liability cases.  In addition, Todd has experience representing clients in breach of contract claims, against title insurance claims, in various collections matters and in landlord-tenant disputes.  Todd is an Assistant Solicitor to a local municipality serving as legal counsel to the Zoning Board and prosecuting misdemeanor crimes for the Police Department. 

Todd is experienced in all aspects of litigation from preparing initial pleadings to conducting discovery all the way through trial and appeal.  Of significance, he has drafted and successfully argued motions to dismiss and for summary judgment; obtained a significant number of arbitration awards that were favorable to his clients; successfully resolved disputes through mediation; been involved in jury and bench trials; and drafted memorandums to the Rhode Island Supreme Court and successfully argued before it.

In 2012, Todd was recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rhode Island Rising Star in the area of Civil Litigation Defense.

In law school, Todd was selected to the Moot Court Board, served as the Chairman of the Honor Board and clerked for two years in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island.

Areas of Practice

  • 80% Civil Defense Litigation
  • 5% General Civil Litigation
  • 5% Land Use Law
  • 5% Criminal Law
  • 5% Landlord-Tenant

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island, 2003
  • Connecticut, 2004
  • Massachusetts, 2004
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 2005
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2008


  • Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island
    • J.D. - 2003
  • The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina
    • B.A. - 1995
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • Rhode Island Rising Star, 2012

Past Employment Positions

  • Carroll, Kelly & Murphy, Associate, 2004 – 2009
  • Connecticut Superior Court, Law Clerk, 2003 - 2004