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Nancy Fisher Chudacoff

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Practice Areas:

  • Trusts & Estates
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Probate
Martindale-Hubbell | AV Preeminent | Peer Rated For Highest level Of Professional Excellence 2022
Rated By Super Lawyers | Nancy Fisher Chudacoff | Selected In 2018 Thomson Reuters
Martindale-Hubbell | AV Preeminent | Peer Rated For Highest level Of Professional Excellence 2023


Nancy joined the Firm in January, 2016. For the past 33 years, Nancy has been practicing law, the last 23 of which she was a Partner in the firm of Hardy, Tabor and Chudacoff. Prior to forming that firm, she was a Partner at Edwards & Angell (now Locke Lord) in Providence, Rhode Island.

She has extensive experience in the areas of estate planning, probate, estate and trust administration, and guardianships, with a particular emphasis on estate planning for persons with special-needs, special-needs trusts, and Medicaid and Social Security matters regarding special-needs trusts.


  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1982
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island
    • M.A., Master of Arts - 1976
  • University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island
    • M.L.S., Master of Library Science - 1973
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 00/1967

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island, 1982
  • Massachusetts, 1983

Professional Associations

  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Fellow of The American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel and Academy of Special Needs Planners

Published Works

  • Co-Editor of and author for, A Practical Guide to Estate Planning in Rhode Island, published by MCLE New England in 2011.

Classes & Seminars

  • Frequent presentations about guardianships and special-needs trusts to parent groups, bank trust departments, and attorneys at the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.
  • Presentations on special-needs trusts and guardianships for the Rhode Island Bar Association.
  • Presentations in 2013, 2014, and 2019 at the National Conference of The Academy of Special Needs Planners.


  • Board Member, College Visions and The Public’s Radio
  • Former Vice Chair, The Providence Center
  • Former Board Member, The Rhode Island Historical Society
  • Former Board Member, The Providence Athenaeum
  • Former Board Member, Tockwotten Home
  • Former Board Member, Temple Beth-El


  • Named a Partner in Philanthropy by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Rhode Island Chapter
  • Designated a Rhode Island and New England Super Lawyer in the category of Estate Planning and Probate
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • Rhode Island Monthly, Professional Excellence in the Law, 2023