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Robert P. Audette

PartnerRobert P. Audette

Bob has 33 years of experience handling Rhode Island and Federal Longshore workers’ compensation claims for individuals who are injured or become ill due to their job. Bob also represents people who suffer personal injuries or catastrophic personal injuries due to another party's negligence. He also represents people seeking Social Security Disability benefits and advises individuals in the area of Estate Planning.

Bob has extensive experience helping people with medical conditions such as serious brain injury, paralysis, chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS / RSD), lung disease/asbestosis, and permanent back and neck injuries, among many others.

In addition to representing injured people under the Rhode Island and Federal Longshore Workers' Compensation Acts, Bob also practices under the Federal Defense Base Act and the Federal Non-Funded Instrumentalities Act.

Education & Professional Memberships

Bob graduated Cum Laude with his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Providence College, and received his Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law. He is on the Board of Governors of the R.I. Association of Justice, and is a member of the American Association of Justice, the Rhode Island Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Bench Bar Committee, and the Workplace Injury Litigation Group, a nationwide association of employee workers' compensation representatives.

On top of his regular legal work, Bob is often requested as a public speaker regarding workers' compensation and other legal areas and was recently one of the authors of "A Practical Guide to Workers' Compensation in R.I.". He is also a member of the Crestwood Country Club where he is a past president and long-time member of the Board of Governors. For many years he was a coach of Little League softball and baseball as well as CYO basketball. Bob resides in Barrington, Rhode Island with his wife and three children.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Estate Planning
  • Social Security Disability Law
  • Estate Planning

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 1984


  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D.
  • Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island
    • B.A. (Cum Laude)
  • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

Pro Bono Activities

  • Coach: Little League Softball, Baseball and CYO basketball

Our Case Results

We are proud to have obtained numerous settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of our clients. At Audette, Cordeiro & Violette, we truly care about you and your family. That’s why we strive to recover the maximum compensation you are owed. Throughout the process, you can rely on us to act as your trusted advocate and guide. Browse some of our firm’s notable case results to learn more about how we’ve helped other people like you.

  • $6,175,000 Traumatic Brain Injury
  • $5,000,000 Paralyzing Injury
  • $1,500,000 Worker's Compensation
  • $1,000,000, Medical Malpractice
  • $863,000 Back Injury
  • $700,000 Workers' Compensation
  • $700,000 Trench Collapse
  • $600,000 Workers’ Compensation Claim
  • $600,000 Discriminating Conduct & Harassment
  • $600,000 Medical Negligence

Why Hire Audette, Cordeiro & Violette?

  • We Keep You Informed

  • All Consultations Are Free!

  • We Will Fight for You

  • We Invest in the Community

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