Brown University, B.A., 1963
University of Denver College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1968
Corporate and Business Law
Communications and Technology
Banking and Finance
1969, Rhode Island
1970, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
Colby represents corporate, health care, athletic conference and communications clients. Prior to his founding the Firm with Richard Mittleman, Colby was an associate and then a partner at Edwards & Angell (now Locke Lord LLP) in Providence. Between his associate and partner years, he was a corporate officer and general counsel to American Television & Communications Corporation, a Denver based publicly held cable television firm, which later became Time Warner Communications.
His principal clients include United Natural Foods, Inc., a publicly held corporation and the largest distributor of natural foods in the country, as well as a number of manufacturing and wholesale distribution clients. Clients in the health care industry include physicians, professional corporations, medical staffs, imaging facilities and other health care joint ventures. Colby is also counsel to The American Athletic Conference (formerly the Big East Conference). He also represents a number of professional medical, legal and accounting practitioners and their firms. He also represents Corvias Military Housing, LLC, which privatizes military housing on a number of U.S. Army and Air Force bases in the United States.
Colby is a graduate of Brown University and a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Denver College of Law. He served a number of years as the volunteer Chairman of VNA of Rhode Island, the largest visiting nurse organization in southeastern New England. He currently is a member of the VNA of Rhode Island Foundation Board and the Board of Hallworth House, a long term care and rehab facility. Colby was appointed by the Governor of Rhode Island to the Board of Rhode Island Airport Corporation in 1999 and served as the Chairman of its Board from 2001 to 2003. He is a member of the Rhode Island Judicial Nominating Committee, having been appointed by the Governor in 2010 to a four year term. Colby is currently listed and has been listed for the last twelve years in Woodward/White Inc.’s Best Lawyers in America in the business/corporate category.
Past lecturer for the Rhode Island Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Program, on the subjects of fee dispute resolution and corporation law topics.