Patrick T. Conley, Jr., Esquire is the Managing Attorney of Government Employees Insurance Company’s (GEICO’S) Staff Counsel Office in Providence, Rhode Island. Pat established the office in January of 2005, after having served as a Senior Trial Attorney at Allstate Insurance Company’s Staff Counsel Office in Providence. Pat is responsible for defending first party and third party cases in all courts throughout the State of Rhode Island and has conducted dozens of jury trials and hundreds of arbitrations through to successful verdicts.
Pat earned his B.A. in History, cum laude, at Providence College in 1984, where he was New England collegiate champion in the javelin and Providence College’s record holder in that event. He went on to obtain his J.D. at the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1987. Following law school, Pat worked for the Litigation Department of Adler, Pollock & Sheehan in Providence and later performed litigation work at the law firm of Lynch & Greenfield, also in Providence. Following a time in private, solo practice, Pat was appointed Assistant City Solicitor and served as Chief Superior Court Trial Attorney for the City of Providence Law Department, where he conducted numerous jury trials ranging in severity from sidewalk slip and falls to wrongful death cases. Just prior to returning to his litigation roots at Allstate, Pat served as General Counsel for Accelera Wireless, a wireless telecommunications network deployment company in Boston.
Pat has authored two (2) articles dealing with Rhode Island legal history. “One Town, Two Votes, One Man, One Vote; a History of Legislative Apportionment in Rhode Island”, Rhode Island Bar Journal, May 1986 and “The First Judicial Review of State Legislation: An Analysis of the Rhode Island Case of Champion and Dickason v. Casey; (1792)”, Rhode Island Bar Journal, October 1987; Reprinted with permission, Liberty and Justice: A History of Law and Lawyers in Rhode Island 1636-1998, by Patrick T. Conley, J.D., Ph.D.; Rhode Island Publications Society, 1998.
Pat lives in Bristol, RI with his wife of 30 years, Debra. He has 3 children; Anne, and twins Christina and Brendan.