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About Us

Founded in 1980, Rodio & Ursillo, Ltd. is a full service law firm based in Providence, Rhode Island with decades of reputable legal experience.

A History of Service for 40 Years

With a proud tradition of labor and municipal representation, Rodio & Ursillo, Ltd. has supported and advised State agencies municipal and quasi-municipal corporations, local communities, and various labor unions and fraternal organizations throughout Rhode Island for 40 years.

Attorneys at Rodio & Ursillo, Ltd. specialize in advising clients on a diverse range of matters including corporate governance and operations, labor and employment matters, health and pension management, governmental operations, and management advisory services.

Areas of Practice

Civil Litigation

Advising clients in civil legal disputes.

Corporate Law

Advising businesses on legal rights, responsibilities and obligations, and providing management services


ERISA/Taft Hartley

Advising on Federal and State tax and labor law, pension and other benefit plans in private industry, and union benefit plans, practices and disclosures.

Labor Law & Employment Law

Representation in a wide variety of issues involving legal relationships between workers, employing entities, trade unions, and the government.

Governmental Pension Plans

Assisting governmental plan providers in development, execution, and management of retirement and health benefits plans.

Municipal Law

Assisting State departments, cities, and towns in a range of issues including public safety, employment, municipal governance, and policies.

Real Estate Law

Representing and assisting clients in the purchase, sale, and development of real estate, including deeds, titles, purchase financing, zoning, taxes and estate planning.

Why Choose Us

Decades of Experience

Since 1980, our firm has supported and advised private clients, municipalities, and quasi-governmental agencies in all aspects of operation.

Unmatched Reputation

Our attorneys specialize in advising State and other governmental entities, private for-profit entities, labor unions, fraternal organizations, and beyond.

A Rhode Island Tradition

Founded in 1980 by two native Rhode Islanders, Joseph J. Rodio, Sr. and David R. Ursillo, Sr., our law firm is family owned and operated, multi-generational, and local. We understand Rhode Islanders.

Our Attorneys

David R. Ursillo, Sr.

Corporate Lawyer

David is a founding partner of the firm and a graduate of Georgetown University and Suffolk Law. He practices Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Labor/Employment Law, and Municipal Law.

Joseph J. Pezza

Attorney at Law

Joseph joined the firm in 1995 and became a Principal of the Firm in 2002. He is a graduate of Suffolk Law. He practices ERISA/Taft Hartley, Municipal Law, and Labor/Employment Law.

Joseph J. Rodio, Jr.

Attorney at Law

Joseph has been with the firm since 2009 and is a graduate of Penn State and Northeastern University Law School. He practices Municipal Law, Governmental Pension Plans, and Civil Litigation.

Joseph J. Rodio, Sr. (In Memoriam)

Attorney at Law

Joseph was a founding partner of the firm and a graduate of Boston University and Suffolk Law. He practiced Labor/Employment Law, Municipal Law, Sports Law, and ERISA/Taft Hartley.

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