John Mansella

  • Massachusetts, Rhode Island
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Attorney John N. Mansella is the solo practitioner of his law practice. He is licensed and practices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. This profile intended only for residents of Rhode Island and Massachusetts and NOT for any other State, Nation, or jurisdiction. I am not your attorney and nothing on this site is legal advice. Consult legal counsel. Contact the firm by telephone only if you wish to speak with Attorney Mansella.

Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Up to 35 minutes (or longer at Attorney's discretion).
  • Contingent Fees
    *Not all cases are eligible for contingent fee arrangements. Under State law, contingency fees are NOT allowed in certain types of legal matters.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Attorney Mansella will work with you to ensure that the legal fee arrangement is properly suited to your case. Also, there are payment plans available in certain types of legal matters or situations.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney / Owner
John N. Mansella, Esq.
- Current
Trial Defense Attorney
[confidential]
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Defended general negligence claims, personal injury claims, and other miscellaneous claims, along with representing some Plaintiffs in personal injury claims. General civil litigation.
Attorney
[confidential]
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Housing litigation, post-foreclosure summary process litigation.
Social Security Disability Attorney
[confidential]
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Representing clients in Social Security Disability (SSI/SSDI) claims.
Education
Roger Williams University School of Law
J.D. / Law Degree (2007)
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Emerson College
M.A. / Organizational, Management, and Political Communication (2002)
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Providence College
B.A. / Political Science, English (2001)
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Professional Associations
Rhode Island Mediators Association
Member
- Current
Rhode Island Bar Association
Member
- Current
Massachusetts State Bar
Member
- Current
National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
Member
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SBR, Inc.
Power Member
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Rhode Island Superior Court Bench/Bar Committee
Member
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Rhode Island Young Professionals
Member
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Rhode Island District Court Bench/Bar Committee
Member
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Certifications
Certificate of Basic Mediation Skills
Roger Williams University School of Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered

Q. I've been told to withhold mortgage payments while the loan is getting refinanced - is this really wise?
A: Who told you to withhold mortgage payments? -- an Attorney?? You should make sure it's not one of those scams parading around pretending to be a law firm that "modifies" your loan for a hefty fee. Some of those are legitimate, but some are scams. Some say they're a law firm, and they may be (in another State or jurisdiction), but not licensed in the State that you're in, which would make them ineligible to represent you in a modification in your State. Typically, those schemes tell you not to pay your mortgage payments and instead to pay them to help you "modify" the loan. My background includes representing mortgage lenders/banks, and then homeowners and tenants facing foreclosure, and this tends to be an area where I practice often. From that experience, I can tell you I cannot think of a situation where withholding mortgage payments would help you. BUT, I should caution you-- if an attorney LICENSED IN YOUR STATE has advised you of it, then you should ask your attorney's reasoning for the advice and determine if you wish to proceed accordingly. You can always get a second opinion. However, in short, not enough information is provided in your post to direct you to the right place, so I cannot give you a "solid" response here. You should consult a Massachusetts-licensed lawyer immediately and without any delay before making any decisions. ** DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT YOUR ATTORNEY AND THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE OR A SUBSTITUTE FOR LEGAL ADVICE. DO NOT ACT OR REFRAIN FROM ACTING ON ANYTHING STATED HEREIN. CONSULT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR STATE OR JURISDICTION IMMEDIATELY AND WITHOUT DELAY ABOUT YOUR LEGAL QUESTION/MATTER. THIS RESPONSE IS MEANT FOR RHODE ISLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS ONLY, AND NO OTHER STATE, NATION, OR JURISDICTION. NO ACTION WILL BE TAKEN ON YOUR BEHALF BY THIS FIRM.
Q. Hello! I was let go of my job at the end of Oct 2016, I have not received my earned PTO time which was 40hrs
A: The Massachusetts Wage Act requires payment of wages, commissions, overtime, benefits, and vacation time. If your PTO time falls under the Massachusetts Wage Act, you may have a remedy at law. The statutory remedy for an employee whose employer is found in violation of the Act by a Court is three times the amount of unpaid wages/benefits, etc., plus reasonable attorney fees and costs. I am not necessarily saying whether or not your employer violated the Act, as more information would be required. What I am saying, however, is that you should consult an attorney immediately and without any delay. Certain time deadlines apply. You can consult with a lawyer on Justia or find a lawyer any way you please. Hope this helps. * DISCLAIMER: I am not your attorney and this is not legal advice or a substitute for legal advice. Posts and responses on this site do NOT form an attorney-client relationship. Consult with an attorney in your jurisdiction immediately and without delay.
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Contact & Map
Main Office
141 Power Road
Suite 209
Pawtucket, RI 02860
USA
Telephone: (401) 475-9027
Fax: (401) 537-7025