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Vincent J. Chisholm

Mr. Chisholm is the founder of our firm and has a long history of success in the state and federal courts representing victims of work related injuries and other serious injuries. His knowledge and experience add a unique depth to the firm’s practice.

​Vincent is a preeminent member of the Rhode Island Bar. He has been asked to serve in many capacities throughout his distinguished career, including serving as Representative Member, John Donley Rehabilitation Center, 1973-1985; Member, Order of Commendation, Supreme Court, Rhode Island, 1980; Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Committee. Most recently, Vincent was recognized by the Rhode Island Bar Association with the 2008 Ralph P. Semonoff Award for Professionalism, the highest distinction bestowed on a member of the Rhode Island Bar. Vincent remains active in the practice at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick, and serves as “of counsel” to the firm on many matters where this depth of experience is a great asset.

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island, 1954
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 1956
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1957
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1976


  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. – 1954
  • University of Rhode Island
    • Honors: Cum Laude

Representative Cases

  • Shola v. DiMeo Construction Co., Inc., 474 A.2d 1252 (R.I. 1984)
  • Jobin v. American Drilling and Boring co., Inc., 374 A.2d 799 (R.I. 1977)
  • Parkinson v. Leesona Corp., 341 A.2d 33 (R.I. 1975)
  • Jackowitz v. Deslauriers (R.I. 1960)