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Bruce W. Gladstone

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Practice Areas:

  • Litigation
  • Bankruptcy & Reorganization
  • Health Care
  • Employment Law
Martindale-Hubbell | Distinguished | Peer Rated For High Professional Achievement | 2022
Martindale-Hubbell | Client Champion | Silver / 2022
Rated By Super Lawyers | Bruce W. Gladstone | Selected In 2010 Thomson Reuters
Martindale-Hubbell | Distinguished | Peer Rated For High Professional Achievement | 2023
Martindale-Hubbell | Client Champion | Silver / 2023


Bruce has practiced law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts Courts for over 30 years. Representative clients include public, private and closely-held corporations, LLCs, LLPs, partnerships and limited partnerships; cities and towns; lenders, including banks and private lenders and/or investors; business and/or individual borrowers and private individuals. Bruce’s practice encompasses all types of business and commercial litigation; workouts, inclusive of bankruptcies, State Court receivership, out-of-court restructuring, forbearance agreements and foreclosures, representing both lenders and borrowers; employment and labor matters; elder law, estate and probation litigation, long-term care facility and health care litigation; health care compliance and regulatory matters. Bruce’s practice also includes real estate dispute litigation. His practice includes appellate litigation, both State and Federal. He regularly appears in both State and Federal Courts, as well as before Administrative Bodies and Public Counsels, and is experienced in all forms of mediation and/or arbitration.


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1981
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Boston College, Newton, Massachusetts
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1978
    • Honors: cum laude


  • Rhode Island & New England Super Lawyer, 2010
  • Rhode Island Monthly, Professional Excellence in the Law, 2023

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 1981
  • Rhode Island, 1981
  • Massachusetts, 1981

Professional Associations

  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Debtor/Creditor Rights Committee
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Trial Lawyers’ Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute