Civil Litigation

Our experienced litigators at Goodman , Shapiro & Lombardi, L.L.C., have an excellent track record at trial, before a judge, in a hearing, or during settlement negotiations. Our goal is to secure the best possible outcome for our clients. If litigation is necessary to achieve that goal, we welcome the opportunity to make the case for our client. Contact the skilled Massachusetts and Rhode Island litigators at Goodman, Shapiro & Lombardi.

Areas of Litigation Focus

As a service to clients, we offer litigation on matters beyond our primary focus of divorce and real estate law. For example, we have been successful in Massachusetts and Rhode Island personal injury actions, especially those related to property and construction defects and motor vehicle accidents. We provide business litigation services to clients, especially in the area of contract disputes and corporate dissolutions. Many of our family law and real estate clients ask us to help them with issues related to their business, such as partnership disputes.

We focus our litigation services primarily on matters related to real estate disputes such as condo litigation and contested divorce-related matters. Our experienced lawyers have litigated almost every possible matter in these categories over the past forty years. Some of the issues include:

  • contract disputes
  • construction defects
  • cost accounting conflicts in development deals
  • real estate and ownership issues
  • boundary disputes
  • adverse possession
  • housing discrimination
  • partitions of real estate
  • landlord /tenant
  • easement litigation
  • general real estate litigation


Read about representative significant cases by clicking on the articles below.

RI Supreme Court Win: Associations Now in Control of Development Rights
By Frank A. Lombardi, Esq.

It Doesn’t Pay to Repair a Condominium on the Cheap!
By Henry A. Goodman, Esq.