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National School Boards Association, Council of School Attorneys

Government Lawyers Committee, Rhode Island Bar Association

Rhode Island Bar Association


Roger Williams University School of Law, JD, 2007

Stonehill College, BA in English, minor in Philosophy, 2004


State of Rhode Island

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island

Deidre E. Carreno


Deidre Carreno is a civil litigator at Henneous Carroll Lombardo, LLC in Providence RI, focusing on all aspects of representation of local school committees in matters related to labor and employment issues, development of policies and procedures in accordance with best practices, school discipline, due process disputes, and the provision of regular and special education services in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and State regulations, in both State and federal courts and before the Rhode Island Department of Education.


Law Office of William J. Conley, Jr.

Providence, Rhode Island

Associate Attorney, January, 2008 – August, 2022

Provided legal advice to local education agencies with respect to all matters, including, but not limited to general and special education student matters, labor and employment concerns, school discipline, and policy development.  Also represented local education agencies in litigation in State and federal courts and before the Rhode Island Department of Education.


Responsible for representing the Firm’s municipal clients with regard to an array of legal issues, including, but not limited to, collective bargaining and labor disputes, contract disputes, public records and open meetings issues, and planning and zoning matters in State and federal courts as well as administrative regulatory agencies.  Provided legal analysis and opinions on a multitude of municipal matters as necessary.


Also represented individuals in labor and employment controversies related to workplace discrimination, contractual disputes, and pension and benefit issues.

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