John A. Pagliarini Jr. Esq.

John A. Pagliarini Jr. Esq.

Of Counsel
Newport, Rhode Island

My practice concentrates on real estate, specifically, as the only attorney in Rhode Island to earn the Rhode Island Certified Assessor designation, on property tax appeals. I was a Tax Assessor for nine years and I am Rhode Island’s sole member of the National Association of Property Tax Attorneys.  I have a Master degree in Community Planning and previously serve as the West Greenwich Town Planner. I represent large developments through the entire approval process and have sited projects such as a three hundred unit apartment complex; an asphalt plant; multiple solar farms; and a truck stop.  I continue to represent residential and commercial buyers and sellers at Closings and as title counsel to large commercial projects.  I have earned the prestigious AV® Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell.

Areas of Practice

  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate
  • Property Tax Appeals
  • Planning and Zoning Matters

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island, 2000
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island
    • Juris Doctor - 1999
  • University of Rhode Island
    • B.S. - 1988
    • Major: Business Administration
  • University of Rhode Island
    • M.A. - 1999
    • Major: Community Planning

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rhode Island General Assembly, State Senator District 11
  • National Association of Property Tax Attorneys
  • Rhode Island Association of Assessing Officials, Associate Member
  • Newport County Board of Realtors, Affiliate Member
  • Women Council of Realtors, Newport/Kent Washington Chapter, Affiliate Member