Strong. Skilled. Successful.

Providence, RI

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About Fontaine Bell, LLP

Michael P. Fontaine

Michael P. Fontaine, Esq. is a founding partner of Fontaine & Bell, LLP, representing clients in the medical malpractice, personal injury and criminal defense practice areas.  Prior to starting the firm, Mike was an Assistant District attorney and practiced in the Tort Litigation Division of the Texas Office of Attorney General before associating with a nationally recognized private practice firm, where his practice focused on Healthcare, Nursing Home & and Product Liability cases.  In 2001 he relocated to Rhode Island, first as an Assistant Attorney General, then in private sector insurance defense.  He has taken numerous jury trials to verdict in both the Federal and State courts.

Areas of Practice

  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Medical Negligence/Malpractice
  • Inadequate Security
  • Premises Liability
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Federal & State Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D.
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
    • B.A.

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, Annual Convention , American Association for Justice, 2009
  • Panelist Speaker, Annual Convention , American Association for Justice, 2008
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Southern New England School of Law , 2006 - 2007
  • Panelist Speaker, Annual Conference, New England Bar Association, 2005
  • Panelist Speaker, Annual Conference , Rhode Island Bar Association, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rhode Island Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 2009 - Present
  • US District Court District of Rhode Island, Federal Bench/Bar Committee , 2008 - Present
  • Rhode Island Legal Services, Board of Directors, 2007 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, 2005 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, House of Delegates, 2004 - 2007
  • Thurgood Marshal Law Society (formally, R.I. Black Lawyers Association), 2005 - Present
  • Thurgood Marshal Law Society (formally, R.I. Black Lawyers Association), President, 2006 - 2007

Brandon S. Bell

Founding Partner

Brandon S. Bell, Esq. is a founding partner of Fontaine & Bell, LLP, representing clients in the domestic relations, criminal litigation and general civil litigation practice areas. Prior to starting the firm, Brandon was a partner in a Providence firm where he litigated divorce, criminal, personal injury, construction, products liability, and property damage claims as Attorney for individuals and major insurance companies throughout New England. Additionally he represented clients before administrative bodies through formal hearing process. Brandon's initial litigation experience started in a Boston law firm where he jumped right into plaintiffs maritime and admiralty trials in State and Federal Courts in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and the entire Eastern Seaboard. Brandon has tried cases to verdict in judge and jury trials in State and Federal Courts over the last 17 years. He has also litigated and argued as lead counsel in several cases before the Rhode Island Supreme Court. 

Areas of Practice

  • Domestic Relations
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Professional Licensing Board Representation
  • Professional Liability
  • Admiralty and Maritime

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit

Education

  • Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island
    • J.D.
  • Indiana State University
    • B.S.

Pro Bono Activities

  • Planning Board of the Town of Cumberland , 2003 - 2007
  • Vice Chair, Cumberland Republican Town Committee
  • Sex Offender Board of Review (Appt. by Governor Donald Carcieri), 2008 - Present

Christopher M. Young

Location:  Providence, Rhode Island

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Criminal Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Education

  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D.
  • University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island
    • B.A.

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