About Laura Bottaro

Laura BottaroResolving conflict
with compassion

Laura can help resolve your dispute in a just, compassionate, and efficient way.  She has been a neutral since 2009 and a litigation attorney for 21 years.  Representing plaintiffs and defendants helped her see both sides of the “v.”  She understands difficult personalities, complex legal disputes, and the dynamics of thorny litigation. Conflict is a means to an end – resolution, growth, putting things in the past.  Dispute resolution is Laura’s passion.  That is why she opened the Law Offices of Laura Bottaro, dedicated to arbitration and mediation.

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As a neutral, Laura serves on national panels including the American Arbitration Association’s large complex commercial, commercial, construction, and consumer panels and FairClaims’ fast track panel.  She serves on the Rhode Island Superior Court Arbitrators panel. She is a pro bono mediator in the Rhode Island court program. She has resolved cases involving:

  • General contractor/subcontractor agreements
  • Breach of contract
  • Deceptive trade practices
  • Breach of franchise agreement
  • Construction defects
  • Real estate title
  • Real estate refinance
  • Personal injury
  • Commercial construction
  • Residential construction
  • Consumer goods
  • Property damage
  • Negligence
  • Misrepresentation
  • Racial discrimination
  • Fraud
  • Royalty agreements
  • Landlord | Tenant
  • Insurance coverage
  • Intellectual property
  • Internet law
  • Product licensing and sales agreements
  • Consumer purchase agreements


As an attorney, Laura’s practice prepared her to understand many types of legal disputes. For example:

As a complex commercial litigator:
  • litigated partnership disputes among general partners
  • defended a business seller from fraud and breach of purchase agreement claims
  • served as class counsel on actions involving securities fraud claims
  • litigated a distributorship agreement dispute between nationwide retailers and a national telecommunications company (CO Supreme Court ruling approving Plaintiffs’ notice to correct Defendants’ improper communications with putative class members here).
As a water rights litigator in Colorado:
  • defended the water rights of regional agricultural districts
  • chaired a bench trial to adjust the size and limit of a farmer’s water rights
As a personal injury litigator:
  • litigated insurance coverage disputes
  • litigated and mediated nursing home malpractice suits
  • won a dispositive motion on a workers compensation act exclusion claim
As a construction litigator:
  • litigated commercial and residential construction disputes
  • represented project owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and homeowners (U.S. District of Rhode Island order finding that general contractor’s insurer had engaged in discovery violations here).

Laura’s practice involved appearances in state and federal court, and private arbitration and mediation.

Flexible, Reasonable
and Realistic.

Our approach is no-nonsense. We meet with the parties as soon as practicable. We create a scheduling plan to progress to a hearing. We conduct a hearing with flexibility to meet the needs of everyone involved. We work hard to get your dispute resolved on time, with minimal cost, and without cutting corners. And in the era of online dispute resolution (ODR), we can offer hearings live, online, or in a hybrid fashion.

We would be honored to discuss your dispute with you. Please get in touch with Laura here.

Contact Laura

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225 Dyer Street, 2nd Floor Providence, RI 02903