Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) is a leading, full service law firm that is committed to bringing entrepreneurial business principles to the practice of law. PLDO attorneys are innovators and collaborators with a record of achievement representing clients with the highest level of legal services in a wide range of disciplines and industries. The firm’s team approach, extensive knowledge and depth of experience enables our attorneys to identify the core issues in client matters and effectively apply the right resources to resolve issues. PLDO’s success is rooted in its cutting-edge approach to modern legal representation, commitment to team work and providing superior service for clients built on respect, responsiveness and cost-efficiency that results in long-lasting relationships. For more information, visit www.pldolaw.com.
William P. Devereaux is a Principal with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC and leads the firm's Criminal Defense Team. He is a prominent and highly respected litigator with over 35 years of experience successfully representing high-profile individuals and public, private and nonprofit organizations. Attorney Devereaux routinely appears before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in defense of his clients. He has extensive experience in gaming law and regulations and has represented developers, municipalities and Native American Tribes with respect to gaming, licensing, permitting and contracting issues involving state and federal laws and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. He has been recognized by his peers and judges with the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest rating based on both legal ability and ethics, and selected annually by his peers and clients to the list of “Best Lawyers in America” and Super Lawyers in his practice area. He earned his JD from Suffolk University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University. He is also a retired Captain in the United States Naval Reserve. He is admitted to practice law in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Military Appeals for the Armed Forces.