Attorney William C. Maaia Sworn in as Associate Municipal Court Judge
Attorney William C. Maaia was sworn in as associate judge of the East Providence Municipal Court on Wednesday, July 29th at city hall by Mayor Roberto L. DaSilva.
Maaia has a distinguished career practicing law in Rhode Island. Upon graduating from Suffolk University Law School, he served as a special assistant attorney general under former Rhode Island Attorney General Dennis J. Roberts and later as a bail commissioner for the City of East Providence. He has chaired the East Providence School Committee and served on the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education and the Rhode Island Board of Education. He is presently on the Rhode Island PBS Foundation Board of Directors.
“It has been a great honor to dedicate my career to public service and the pursuit of justice,” said Maaia. “I look forward to continuing to serve the residents of this city from the bench.”
Maaia founded the Law Offices of William C. Maaia and Associates in 1982. He has represented clients in a wide range of legal matters including corporate and governmental clients including as general counsel for the Pawtucket Water Supply Board and as chief legal counsel for East Bay communications provider Full Channel. He remains in private practice at his firm located at 349 Warren Avenue in East Providence.
East Providence Municipal Court hears cases on issues of housing, violations of city ordinances, animal, traffic and boating violations and other matters within the purview of the city.
Annually, the court processes more than 5,000 cases. Court is held on Thursday evenings at 5:00 pm.