Kenneth P. Procaccini


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Villanova University School of Law, JD
The University of the Arts, BM

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts (state and federal)
Rhode Island (state and federal)

Boston Office: 617-439-4990  

Meet Ken Procaccini. Ken’s proven record of advancing client interests in all phases of litigation results from his unwavering commitment to mastering the facts of each case and fully understanding each client’s values and goals. He knows the best results come from first asking the right questions, namely that incisive investigation and evaluation, driven by case-tailored research, analysis, and strategy, is foundational to effective advocacy.

A key member of the firm’s healthcare team, Ken joined Lawson & Weitzen in November 2017. Ken’s practice is primarily focused on serving the firm’s long-term care industry clients, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and adult daycare providers, as well as the administrators, nurses, and aides they employ. He regularly defends complex professional negligence claims, including those concerning staffing levels, falls, pressure ulcers, elopements, wrongful death, and physical and sexual abuse. Additionally, Ken litigates and provides counsel on employment, landlord-tenant, and regulatory matters.

Before joining Lawson & Weitzen, Ken worked in private practice, nonprofit, and government settings, including serving as legal counsel to two Rhode Island state agencies, and as a legal advisor and policy analyst for the gubernatorial campaign, transition team, and administration of Lincoln D. Chafee. As legal counsel to the Department of Business Regulation, Ken advised a diverse range of internal client groups regulating industries including insurance, real estate, design professionals, gaming, and medical marijuana cultivation. As legal counsel to the Board of Review for the Department of Labor and Training, he served as the primary subject matter expert for the three member board and its six hearing officers, conducted administrative hearings, and represented the Board before the Rhode Island judiciary in appeals of temporary disability and unemployment benefit determinations concerning sexual harassment, workplace discrimination, protected concerted activity, workplace drug testing, state and federal family medical leave, employee misclassification, worker’s compensation benefits, workplace social media policies, and labor disputes.

Before becoming a lawyer, Ken was a professional musician and educator. He served as part-time music faculty at schools throughout the Philadelphia area, and performed and recorded as a guitarist in jazz groups, rock bands, musical theater pit orchestras, and with singer songwriters.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

Rhode Island Bar Association