JAMES P. MARUSAK, born Charlotte, North Carolina, March 27, 1955; admitted to bar, 1980, Rhode Island; 1984, Massachusetts; 1980, U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island; 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; 1985, Federal Circuit; and United States Supreme Court, 1991. Education: Providence College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1977); Catholic University of America (J.D., 1980). Professional and Civic Appointments: Town Solicitor, Town of Lincoln, R.I. 1987 -1998. Town Solicitor, Town of Exeter, R.I., 1995- Present. Counsel to the Minority Leader of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, 1982 – 1985. Assistant Town Solicitor for the Towns of East Greenwich and Barrington, R.I. (1981-1985). Counsel to the Executive Committee, 1986 Rhode Island State Constitutional Convention. Chairman, Rhode Island Bar Association Municipal Law Committee. Member: Rhode Island Bar Association House of Delegates; Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association; Rhode Island, Massachusetts and American (Member, Section of Urban State and Local Government Law) Bar Associations; Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association; Coalition of Food Industry Counsel; Rhode Island Bar Foundation; National Institute of Municipal Law Officers; Martindale-Hubbell rating A V.
Jim Marusak joined the firm as a senior associate in 1985, shortly after the firm was founded. He became a partner in 1987. Over the years his practice has involved numerous areas of civil litigation and currently includes Title, Boundary, Mortgage and Real Estate litigation, Toxic Tort defense, Municipal and Local Government Defense, Personal Injury, and a diversity of Tort and Contractual claims. He also has significant expertise in appellate matters and has handled cases in the Federal District and Circuit Courts, The United States Supreme Court and in the Rhode Island State Supreme Court. His appellate work has resulted in more than fifty published decisions. He has also been the author of several published treatises, editorials and articles and he has received awards and professional citations from among others, Common Cause of Rhode Island, The Rhode Island Senate, The Environmental Counsel of Rhode Island and The Rhode Island General Assembly. Jim is also a member of the Board of Trustees of The Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame.