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Joseph J. Pezza

Joseph J. Pezza joined Rodio & Ursillo, Ltd. in 1995, and was named a Principal of the Firm in 2002.

Joe’s practice includes labor & employment matters, employee benefits, and general private and public business matters. Joe has represented and continues to represent Rhode Island police department employee municipal labor organizations; international Taft Hartley labor unions and their associated employee benefit funds; public and private employers; municipal pension funds and said funds’ governing bodies; and other similar entities.

His areas of representation include collective bargaining agreement and contract negotiation matters; the administration of municipal and ERISA-governed plans providing employee pension, health, and other benefits; the preparation and negotiation of service provider agreements, insurance policies, investment agreements, and similar agreements; legal aspects of the investment of pension fund assets; matters concerning state and federal regulatory laws and agencies; and other matters of general representation.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Rhode Island — 1995
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island — 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit — 2000

Practice Areas

  • ERISA/Taft Hartley
  • Municipal Law
  • Labor/Employment Law


  • Suffolk University School of Law, J.D., 1995. Cum Laude.

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