Sophie R. Bellacosa


Sophie Bellacosa joined the firm in August of 2018 as an associate, practicing in both the business law and litigation groups. Previously, she clerked at Duffy & Sweeney, worked as a legal extern for the Executive Counsel in the Office of the Governor, completed two summer internships at local law firms focused on civil litigation, and achieved certification as a mediator.

Active in the community, Sophie is a member of the Young Professionals Committee of the Rhode Island Society of CPAs whose mission is to increase engagement among young professionals.

She is a 2018 graduate of Roger Williams University School of Law and 2013 graduate of Roger Williams University. During law school she served as an assistant editor of the Roger Williams University Law Review, a member of the Honor Board, and a member of the Sports & Entertainment Law Society. During her undergraduate years at Roger Williams University, Sophie  was a member of the Varsity Sailing Team, helping lead her team to win the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association,  Coed-Dinghy Team Race National Championship in 2011. She was named to the ICSA All-American First Team in 2012 and inducted in the Roger Williams Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017.

Sophie is admitted to practice law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Sophie is active in the community as a board  member of the Young Accountants Network of the Rhode Island Society of CPAs, whose mission is to increase engagement among young professionals.

She completed a for-credit internship where she served as a victim advocate for the Women’s Resource Center, working with domestic-abuse victims, advocating on their behalf at arraignments to either obtain or remove protective orders against defendants.

An avid sailing enthusiast, Sophie was a member of the Varsity Sailing Team at Roger Williams University where she helped lead her team to win the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA),  Coed-Dinghy Team Race National Championship in 2011. She was named to the ICSA All-American First Team in 2012 and inducted into the Roger Williams Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017.

Sophie authored “2016 Survey of Rhode Island Case Law, Am. Condo. Ass’n, Inc. v. Mardo,” in the Roger Williams Law Review which dealt with real property rights involving a dispute over permission for a Newport condo owner to build an addition.

Education

Roger Williams University School of Law (J.D. 2018)
Completion of mediation training course and obtained a mediation certificate.

Roger Williams University (B.S. Legal Studies  2013)
Dean’s List, Spring 2011 – Spring 2013
Roger Williams University Athletics Hall of Fame, 2017 Inductee

Bar

Massachusetts (2018)
Rhode Island (2020)