We think that our people set us apart. Our culture is warm, familial, and conducive to brainstorming and idea sharing. While we're small enough to have a highly developed concept of teamwork, we're large enough to have won the confidence of major companies.

•   J. Renn Olenn
•   Joseph F. Penza, Jr.
•   Michael J. Colucci
•   Holly Remington Rao
•   Michael T. Prew
•   Martin K. DeMagistris
•   Krista J. Schmitz
•   Jeffrey W. Kasle
•   Connor D. Holliday, Esq.

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.

•   Admiralty & Marine
•   Business Transactions & Litigation
•   Construction
•   Insurance
•   Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation
•   Personal Injury
•   Police, Fire & other Labor
•   Probate & Estates
•   Professional Liability
•   Real Estate


For over 30 years, Olenn & Penza has been representing contractors, material suppliers, engineers, and insurers in diverse aspects of the construction industry.

Catastrophic Injuries

Olenn & Penza is uniquely experienced in these areas of construction law since we have represented personal injury plaintiffs, defendants, and insurers in complex catastrophic injury cases involving construction activities. In 2008, Olenn & Penza secured a settlement of over three million dollars on behalf of a contractor who suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a fall of nearly forty feet due to improperly constructed scaffolding, which violated industry standards and OSHA regulations.

Olenn & Penza has also represented dozens of contractors, subcontractors, engineers and insurers, defending construction injury cases. Because of our broad experience on “both sides of the V,” our attorneys understand the multitude of issues and strategies involved in representing the interests of any litigant in these matters.

Risk Transfer

In addition to representing the parties themselves in construction-related personal injury litigation, Olenn & Penza has extensive experience in insurance coverage matters involving professional liability, commercial general liability, as well as pollution and environmental liability policies. Whether you are seeking an insurance coverage opinion, pursuing a declaratory judgment, or subrogation rights, our attorneys have the breadth and depth of experience in construction needed to provide you with the highest quality legal representation for an efficient and successful result.

Commercial Collection and Creditor’s Rights

Olenn & Penza represents an array of contractors, sub-contractors, material suppliers, and owners/developers in commercial collection matters involving mechanic’s liens, surety/bond claims, and personal guarantees, both in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

As any experienced contractor or developer in Rhode Island is aware, Rhode Island’s mechanic’s lien statute is fraught with procedural pitfalls, ambiguities, and contradictions. Whether you are seeking to pursue your mechanic’s liens rights or defend against a lien filed on your property, the attorneys at Olenn & Penza can help you navigate through the legal jargon to provide you the most effective solutions.

In addition to Rhode Island, Olenn & Penza has extensive experience in representing clients in all Massachusetts State and federal courts in commercial and construction-related collection matters.

Build a solid foundation with Olenn & Penza’s knowledgable Construction team.

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OLENN & PENZA, LLP   Attorneys at Law Practicing in RI and MA
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