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Keith Fayan

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Veteran's Disability Appeals

Biography

People never call a lawyer when things are going great.  Lawyers are typically called after things go sideways.  I could not image hiring an attorney for serious legal matters based on an advertising campaign.  Yet I know that is exactly how many people hire attorneys.  The last thing most people want to deal with when faced with serious legal problems is interviewing lawyers.  The first attorney they speak with is often hired.  Sometimes, things work out fine.  Other times, not so much.  When you face serious legal matters, your get to choose who represents you. Take the time and find a lawyer you can trust.

I was raised in the Valley Falls section of Cumberland.  After graduating from high school, I enlisted in the Marines and graduated boot camp as the “honor man” – essentially the top graduate.  After a tour in Okinawa, I was accepted into the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group (then known as the Marine Security Guard Battalion) and served tours at United States Embassies and Consulates in Saudi Arabia, Czechoslovakia and Trinidad and Tobago.  I served just over five years on active duty, obtained the rank of sergeant, and received an honorable discharge.  My Marine Corps experience changed the trajectory of my life.  It set the unwavering standards which still guide my actions as father, a citizen, a neighbor, and an attorney.

After the Marine Corps, I earned a B.S. (summa cum laude) and a M.S. (with distinction) Northeastern University.  The Cumberland Police Department then hired me to be the principal researcher on a federal grant-funded research project examining bullying in public schools.  The study tracked 1,000 middle school students for 2 ½ years exploring the frequency and reporting of bullying, intimidation and harassment.  After the research project, I attended Hofstra University School of Law in New York.

I was entrusted with the safety and security of others overseas at a remarkably young age.  This responsibility instilled in me a level of discipline, accountability and self-reliance that influence all that I do.  I attribute my success to it.  And I use those same traits to pursue justice for my clients.  At the end of the day, you decide who you want to cover your back.  Give me a call before you chose.  Together we can get it done.

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
    • J.D. - 2004
    • Honors: Moot Court President
    • Honors: Student Commencement Speaker,
    • Honors: Distinguished Service to the School
    • Honors: Deborah Sloyer Memorial Scholarship in Trial Advocacy
  • Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
    • M.S.
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
    • B.S.
    • Honors: summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island, 2004
  • Massachusetts, 2004
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 2005
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

Published Works

  • Releasing ERISA Rights in Severance Agreements, DRI Life, Health, and Disability Newsletter, Fall, 2003
  • Iqbal and Twombly: Reinvigorating the Substance of Rule 8, FDCC Quarterly, Summer, 2010

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney

Honors

  • Boot Camp Honor Graduate, Parris Island

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Director, Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame, Pawtucket, RI, 2011 to Present
  • Rotary Club of Pawtucket, 2014 to Present
  • Director, Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, Pawtucket, RI, 2010 to 2015
  • Trustee, Old Slater Mill Association, Pawtucket, RI, 2007 to 2013
  • Trustee, Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket, 2010 to 2013
  • Director, Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Pawtucket, RI, 2007 to 2012
  • President, Pawtucket Arts Collaborative,Pawtucket, RI, 2008 to 2012

Representative Clients

  • Construction
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial
  • Personal Injury

Past Positions

  • United States Marine Corps, Sergeant - Embassy Security Group, 1987 to 1993
  • Cumberland Police Department, 1999 to 2001
  • U.S. Department of Justice examining school violence and disorder, Research Analyst
  • Worldwide service with the United States Department of State at embassies and consulates

Recent Blog Posts

Recommendations

  • He spoke in terms that I understood and gave me options

    I would highly recommend Keith's legal services/consulting. He was great to work with and helped me through a difficult situation. He spoke in terms that I understood and gave me options I didn't know I had. Everything turned out better than I expected with very little stress. I can't thank him e...
  • Keith's number one concern was my wellness.

    Keith Fayan represented me when I was in an automobile accident. I had been hit by someone who ran a red light and pushed into an adjacent vehicle. From the beginning, Keith's number one concern was my wellness. He often said ‘you just worry about healing and I'll take care of the rest.' Keith di...
  • Keith settled two cases for me.

    One was a lawsuit, the other was collecting on a promissory note. Both cases were settled in a timely, professional manner. Keith always returned all my calls within a reasonable time and was more than happy to answer any questions I had. He made me feel like my case was his first priority. It wa...
  • Thank you for all you did for me…

    Thank you for all you did for me to resolve our boundary line dispute without having to go to court. It was a stressful time given the pending sale of our house. Your dedication and professionalism show how much you love what you do – helping people.
  • Words can't adequately express my gratitude…

    Thank you so much for everything that you have done for me. Words can't adequately express my gratitude for all of your hard work on my behalf. I appreciate you having faith in me and my case. You are definitely my knight in shining armor! I know he is looking down, very pleased with how you have...
  • I am writing to express my gratitude…

    I am writing to express my gratitude for your assistance with our recent dispute. You handled our case with the utmost professionalism and urgency, and we couldn't be happier with the outcome. You helped us to understand what our rights were pertaining to the dispute, and helped to avoid court an...

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