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•   J. Renn Olenn
•   Joseph F. Penza, Jr.
•   Michael J. Colucci
•   Holly Remington Rao
•   Michael T. Prew
•   Martin K. DeMagistris
•   Melina Trudeau
•   Krista J. Schmitz
•   Michael B. Forte, Jr.
•   Jeffrey W. Kasle
•   Geoffrey M. Aptt

Whatever your needs, you'll find us fully focused on finding the very best solution to your problem. Olenn & Penza, LLP has received the highest rating by the independent legal rating agency, Martindale-Hubbell. We strive to make every single one of our clients, large or small, feel that they are our only client.

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Olenn & Penza Associate Geoffery M. Aptt
Geoffrey M. Aptt

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  • Roger Williams University School of Law,
        J.D., Cum Laude, 2014
  • Member, Roger Williams University
        Law Review
  • Rhode Island College, B.A.,
        Magna Cum Laude, 2010
  • Admitted to practice before

  • United States District Court for
        the District of Rhode Island
  • All Rhode Island State Courts
  • All Massachusetts State Courts
  • Professional Affiliations

  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association Federal
        Bench Bar Committee
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Professional Biography

    Geoffrey joined Olenn & Penza in 2016 and is a member of the firm's labor and employment practice group. Geoffrey's practice encompasses a full range of labor and employment matters including, but not limited to, trade secret and non-compete litigation, unpaid wage collective and class actions, qui tam and whistleblower protection, and employment discrimination.

    In addition to being heavily involved in the firm's labor and employment practice group, Geoffrey defends insurance companies, individuals, companies and municipalities in litigation involving claims of civil rights violations, property damage and personal injuries, among other areas. Moreover, he has experience representing contractors and construction companies in mechanics lien perfection and enforcement, contract disputes, as well as counseling and drafting documents to allocate risk away from clients, resulting in more favorable coverage and rates from insurers.

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    Representative Experience

    During Law School, worked for Unites States Magistrate Judge Lincoln Almond and was exposed to a variety of cases including civil rights violations, insurance coverage and subrogation cases, products liability, and labor and employment law.

    Represented contractor in drafting contract to allocate risk away from contractor, which resulted in more favorable insurance rates and coverage from insurer.

    Defended an executive in federal court against allegations of breaching a non-compete agreement and of trade secret misappropriation. In just four months the claims were resolved and the employee was released from obligations under the non-compete agreement.

    Represented a teacher who was facing termination in violation of her employment contract. After a series of negotiations, the school department agreed to a severance and voluntary resignation.

    Represented an employee who was discharged after taking a medical leave of absence to have a surgery. After filing a charge of discrimination, the employer agreed to a favorable monetary settlement.

    Represented corporate employee who was misclassified as a salaried employee which resulted in being able to recover overtime pay which was rightly owed to her.

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