Attorney Friel has argued and briefed numerous cases, on a variety of subjects, before the Rhode Island Supreme Court including the following:
Parker v. Williams Following a successful trial in the Rhode Island Family Court, Attorney Friel argued on behalf of a father who was awarded custody and placement of his son. The Rhode Island Supreme Court upheld the Family Court's decision.
Horton v. Horton In a matter handled on appeal, Attorney Friel argued on behalf of a husband who was ordered to maintain health insurance for the benefit of his ex-spouse in contravention of Rhode Island law. On appeal, the Rhode Island Supreme Court struck down that portion of the trial judge's decision mandating the continuation of health insurance for three years.
Palazzo v. Alves A case of first impression in the State of Rhode Island, Attorney Friel successfully defended an elected official who was being sued for damages under Rhode Island's anti-SLAPP statute. Attorney Friel prevailed in the Rhode Island Superior Court having the matter dismissed. Following full briefs and argument, the Rhode Island Supreme Court unanimously upheld the dismissal of plaintiffs' action.
Esposito v. Esposito Attorney Friel briefed and argued the matter before the Rhode Island Supreme Court and sucessfully upheld the Family Court's decision denying the opposing party's attempt to reopen the divorce agreement following the sale of his client's business.
Pelosi v. Pelosi Attorney Friel successfully represented a mother in the Rhode Island Family Court, assisting her in obtaining placement of her son, continued use and possession of the marital residence, and the entirety of her Rhode Island State Employee pension. On appeal, the Rhode Island Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Family Court judge, and denied the opposing party's attempt to reopen the divorce case.
Deprete v. Deprete In this Rhode Island Supreme Court case, Attorney Friel successfully prevented the relocation of his client's minor children to the State of Texas.