Michael McElroy - Schacht & McElroy

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Michael McElroy

Schacht & McElroy

21 Dryden Lane

Providence, RI 02904

401-351-4100

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Administrative Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Energy Law
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1976 - 1981
 
                TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY (TVA)
                Knoxville, Tennessee
 
Trial Attorney. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is the largest electric utility in the United States. I spent four and one-half years in the trials and appeals section of the TVA legal department, exclusively handling litigation and regulatory matters in U.S. District Courts, U.S. Courts of Appeal, and regulatory bodies in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. I had responsibility for handling the preparation, trial and appeal of litigation and regulatory matters involving TVA, whether as a plaintiff or a defendant.
 
 
 June 1981 - Present
 
General Practice of Law.         My main areas of practice include trials and appeals in federal and state courts; public utility law; education law; property tax law; administrative hearings; real estate; and general corporate and commercial law.
 
 
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
 
I am admitted to practice before all Courts in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Tennessee; the United States District Courts for Rhode Island, Massachusetts and the Eastern District of Tennessee; the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Fifth and Sixth Circuits; and the United States Supreme Court. 
 
I regularly practice before the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission and the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers.
 
I am a member of the American and Rhode Island Associations for Justice (formerly the American and Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Associations). 
 
I am a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Supreme Court Bench/Bar Committee, the Federal Court Bench/Bar Committee, and the Superior Court Bench/Bar Committee. 
 
I was appointed by the President of the Bar Association to be the Chairman of the Superior Court Bench/Bar Committee for three consecutive fiscal years, from 2003 to 2006.  
 
I am certified to serve as (1) a Guardian (Personal Injury) in Superior Court, (2) a Receiver/Trustee in Superior Court, and (3) a Commissioner of Real Estate in both Superior Court and Family Court.
 
In 2006, I was elected to the Bar Association’s House of Delegates. I was then elected by the House of Delegates to the Bar Association’s Executive Committee.
 
In 2008, I was elected Treasurer of the Rhode Island Bar Association.
               
                In 2008, I was selected for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers
 
                I am profiled in Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World, among other similar publications.
 
 
PRELEGAL EDUCATION
 
1969-1973
 
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
Kingston, Rhode Island
 
B.A. Highest Distinction, 1973

LEGAL EDUCATION
 
1973-1976
 
BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Boston, Massachusetts
 
J.D. cum laude, 1976
 
ADVANCED EDUCATION
 

                MICHIGAN
STATE UNIVERSITY
East Lansing, Michigan
 
Graduate Studies Certificate
Intensive Regulatory Studies Program in Public Utility Law
 
 
BRYANT UNIVERSITY
Smithfield, Rhode Island
 
M.S.T. with honors (Master of Science in Taxation)
 

Professional
 
Undergraduate: University of Rhode Island
Law School: Boston University
Admitted to Bar: 1976
Practice Areas: Business > Commercial Litigation
Personal > Personal Injury
Business > Business Law
Business > Energy Law
Personal > Civil Litigation
Business > Administrative Law
Organizations: Officer of the Rhode Island Bar Association, Member of the Rhode Island Association for Justice (formerly known as the Trial Lawyers)
   
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Gender: Male
Status: Married
Children: More Than 2 Children
Age: 58
City of Residence: Providence
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Home State: RI
   
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