Lisa Dinerman is an experienced litigator and government attorney, who joined the City Solicitor’s office in March 2011. She spent the first seven years of her career in a Providence law firm focusing on medical negligence, product liability and other catastrophic injury cases.
She then turned to the public sector, spending six years in the civil division at the Department of Attorney General. She provided a broad range of services to the State including issuing Attorney General’s Advisory Opinions, handling Superior and Supreme Court matters involving public interest and constitutional issues. She also served as the State’s Administrator of Charitable Trusts, reviewing potential mergers and acquisitions of Rhode Island health care institutions.
In 1999, Ms. Dinerman was appointed an Assistant United States Attorney, assigned to the federal “Affirmative Civil Enforcement” program – investigating and pursuing civil fraud cases, including False Claims Act matters. She also contributed to criminal fraud investigations and prosecutions, primarily in the health care and financial arenas.
As a Senior City Solicitor, Ms. Dinerman focuses on zoning and land use matters, serving as legal counsel to the Zoning Board of Review, Historic District Commission, Downtown Design Review Commission, and similar quasi-judicial bodies. In addition, she serves as coordinator of Legislative Unit, and handles administrative appeals and general litigation.
Ms. Dinerman has a B.S. in linguistics from Georgetown University, and remained in D.C. to attend the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University. She tries to write fiction, but is more successful at scrabble and crossword puzzles.