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(401) 683-4800
181 Chase Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871

Law Office in Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Gorton Law Offices is a full service law office dedicated to providing clients with comprehensive and effective legal representation in a wide range of areas.
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Attorney Vernon L. Gorton is a graduate of Providence College and a cum laude graduate of Western New England College School of Law. He has been engaged in the general practice of law in Rhode Island since 1981 and opened his own office in 1990.

Attorney Gorton has fourteen years of experience as Town Solicitor for the Towns of Middletown and Portsmouth as well as service as Special Counsel to the Town Council, Zoning Board and Tax Assessors of the Town of Little Compton and the Zoning Board, Canvassing Authority and Housing Authority of the Town of Tiverton, while maintaining an active private general practice.


He has acquired expertise in such diverse subject areas as municipal regulation, property tax assessment, DUI, real estate, family law, collective bargaining, labor mediation and arbitration, criminal law, contracts, land use planning, business law, wills, trusts and estates and personal injury law. He has litigated cases in all state courts and before various state agencies and local regulators. Attorney Gorton has a well deserved reputation for integrity and the provision of quality legal services.

• Probate Administration
• Wills & Trusts
• Asset Protection
• Estate Planning
• Guardianships
• Child Support
• Child Custody
• Litigation
• Real Estate Closings
• Business Formation
• Licensing
• Construction Law
• Mechanic's Liens
• Corporations
• Zoning Applications
• Subdivision Approvals
• Partnerships
• Business Litigation
• Municipal Law
• Tax Appeals
• Election Law
• Commercial Law

• Title Searches
• Landlord/Tenant
• Personal Injury
• Divorce