Howard A. Merten, Jr.

Partridge Snow & Hahn
40 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903

Phone: (401) 861-8272
Fax: (401) 861-8211
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Practice and Personal Background

I graduated from Princeton University (cum laude) in 1981 with a BA in philosophy. Therefore I went to law school and graduated fi-om Boston University (magna cum laude) in 1984. I have been a practicing defense attorney since, as well as an active participant in my community and profession. I am now Chairman of the Board of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, am the immediate Past President, and have won numerous awards during my involvement in that group. I also served in all of the Officer roles of Defense Counsel of Rhode Island, the SLDO for Rhode Island. I have been a DRI member since 1984. I have served on various ad hoc bar committees, including committees charged with revising the discovery rules in the Rhode Island Rules of Civil Procedure and running the US Disfa-ict Court's University Symposium Program for several years. Most recently, I was elected to the Board of Directors for Lawyers for Civil Justice. I currently serve on the Board of Roger Williams University School of Law, currently as chair of their governance conmiittee, having previously served as Secretary. I also served as on the Board of Roger Williams University for several years. Finally, I also have served on the Rhode Island Zoological Society Board of Directors, including on the Executive Committee, for many years. My more recent honors, recognitions, publications and speaking engagements can be found here: hit s://www'. or in the attachment here.

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