Sean Clough is part of the attorney team in the Providence office, working primarily in the Education & Municipal Law, Business Law, and Bankruptcy-Restructuring-Creditors Rights practice areas. Sean is a frequent speaker and writer on topical issues that impact firm clients. He is known for his thorough research and analytical skills, and clear communications with clients and colleagues.
Sean joined BRCSM after practicing at the Rhode Island Supreme Court’s Trial Court Law Clerk Department where he worked as a law clerk researching and analyzing legal issues such as negligence, premise liability, contract law, housing and employment discrimination, foreclosures, and book accounts for Superior Court Judges.
His previous experience includes an externship with Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Francis Flaherty, where he researched and analyzed legal issues such as collateral estoppel, Fourth Amendment rights, and the limits of agent authority.
Additionally, Sean was a member of the Smithfield School Committee for six years. During that time, he led the Smithfield School Committee as the youngest Chairperson ever selected for that leadership position. In that capacity he guided the town’s education, assessment and budgetary policies as part of a five-person board.
Sean was recognized n the practice area of education law for 2022 by Best Lawyers — in conjunction with US News & World Report — as “Ones to Watch” which notes attorneys who have been in practice for 5-9 years.
Active in the Rhode Island Bar Association and his community, Sean serves on the Government Lawyers and Superior Court Bench/Bar Committees and is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Journal Editorial Board. He is also a supporter and volunteer with Rhode Island Special Olympics.
Roger Williams University School of Law, cum laude, 2018
Rhode Island College, 2011