Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo, Cohen & Peterfriend

David Maglio

Office Phone: 401.831.5400
Office Fax: 954.761.9940
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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Auto / Fleet
  • Construction Liability
  • Coverage
  • Employer Liability
  • General Liability
  • Other Areas
  • Premises / Dram Shop
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
David E. Maglio, Esq., is the Senior Partner of the Providence, Rhode Island office with over 37 years’ litigation experience. David has tried over 40 cases to verdict. He is a private mediator and a certified arbitrator by the Rhode Island Superior Court. He sits on the court-appointed panel of arbitrators for the Rhode Island Superior Court for the court-annexed arbitration program for civil personal injury and property damage matters. David has been named Top Commercial Litigation Attorney in Rhode Island by “Best Lawyers”.

David began his career practicing in Boston, Massachusetts with the nationally-known insurance defense law firm of Morrison, Mahoney. After two years, David was asked to re-locate to Providence, Rhode Island, his home state, to assist in the opening of the firm’s Rhode Island satellite office. After 10 years, David went on to open and operate his own law firm for 25 years prior to joining Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo, Cohen and Peterfriend. David’s practice is concentrated on automobile negligence, first party property, construction defect, premises liability, security negligence, bad faith, SIU and liquor liability matters. He also handles commercial litigation, general liability, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, insurance coverage, EPL and professional liability cases.

Over the last 37 years, David has defended insureds in third party litigation cases in both state and federal court in Rhode Island and Massachusetts which include construction site accidents, negligent security actions against a hotels and universities, ERISA and trademark infringement actions against several defendants. For the first 25 years of his career, David handled many SIU/Fraud investigations and fraud claims for insurers.


  • Suffolk University, J.D., cum laude (1986)
  • Fairfield University, B.A., (1983)

Bar Admissions

  • 1986, Rhode Island
  • 1987, Massachusetts
  • 1987, United States District Court of Rhode Island
  • 1988, United States District Court of Massachusetts
  • 1989, United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit


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