Attorney Claudia Gregoire


Attorney Claudia GregoirePractice Areas

Litigation, civil and criminal, trials and appeals (50%); Immigration Law (50%)

Admitted: 2007, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; 2010 U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island

Law School: Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 2007)

College: Harvard University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2001)

Member: Boston Bar Association; Rhode Island Bar Association; American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); Member, Fund Development Committee Providence Black Repertory Theater

Biography: Attorney Gregoire moved from France to Providence RI at a young age. She then attended Providence Public Schools, Lincoln School, and Harvard University. While at Harvard, Ms. Gregoire majored in Social Studies with an emphasis on modern European Social Thought and History. To fulfill her degree, Ms. Gregoire wrote a thesis on American volunteer participation in the Spanish Civil War which earned honors.

Before law school, Ms. Gregoire followed her family footsteps and taught high school American History in New York City at Manhattan International High School, a public high school geared to helping immigrants adjust to life in the U.S. During law school at Fordham University School of Law in New York, Ms. Gregoire was a member of the Urban Law Journal and worked as a volunteer at Bronx Legal Services. In the past, Ms. Gregoire has worked at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Civil Division & the international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP, where she advanced innovative funding for legal services organizations. Since being admitted to practice, Ms. Gregoire has worked closely with the French Consulate of Boston. She keeps strong ties to her native France, enjoys foreign film, reading history and travel.

Born: Rouen, France

Languages: French, English, Spanish and Italian

Cases and experience: Defended numerous patients against inpatient hospitalization with several releases granted after trials involving cross-examination of doctors.  Represented banks in collections matters, and markets in civil federal cases to restore ability to accept EBT benefits.  Represent employee against local school.  Represent clients in arbitrations and mediations.  Represent divorce clients in full trials, obtaining custody of children in international dispute.  Represent immigrant clients in federal court and file numerous petitions for LPR status and other visas.  Represent clients on appeal, resulting in several reversals.

 

Assisted Attorney West in overturning murder conviction in landmark State v. Pona case for which Attorney West was named R.I. Lawyer of the Year for zealous appellate advocacy.

Attorney referred by French Consulate of Boston to francophone community in New England.  Frequent guest talks, Boston Bar Association, including “Children Across Boarders: A Panel Discussion on International Custody Disputes & the Enforceability of Foreign Divorce Decrees.”  Instructor, LiveCLE: Basics of Immigration Law.

ISLN: 919529135

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