David J. Strachman
Partner at Our Rhode Island Law Firm
David J. Strachman has been practicing for 25 years with a primary emphasis on
family law, elder/probate law, and litigation. In Family Court, his practice focuses
custody, visitation, paternity, and
adoption matters. He also has extensive experience in the Rhode Island probate
courts primarily with guardianships, elder law, elder abuse/exploitation,
estate administration, will contests, and other contested probate matters.
Knowledgeable Professional Practice
Beginning in 1999, David brought a series of lawsuits on behalf of American
terrorism victims against the Palestine Authority, the PLO, Iran, Syria,
Libya, and Hamas. These cases led to a series of judgments of a half a
billion dollars and involved post judgment enforcement litigation in federal
district courts and courts of appeals throughout the country.
David has been an adjunct professor of law at Roger Williams School of
Law, Roger Williams University's undergraduate college, Southern New
England School of Law and the University of Massachusetts School of Law,
and is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education programs for
the Rhode Island Bar Association, National Business Institute, and other
His publications include
Civil Terrorism Law,
Terrorism Litigation 2nd Ed. (Lawyers & Judges Publishing 2012) and chapters on family law in
A Practical Guide to Divorce in Rhode Island and probate law in
A Practical Guide in Probate in Rhode Island (MCLE Publishing 2009, 2010).