Michael A. Calise is the Chief of the Law Department’s Civil Litigation Unit. In addition to overseeing the unit, he represents the city in various types of civil litigation. During his tenure in the Solicitor’s Office, he has handled a broad range of cases involving municipal liability, the public duty doctrine, and other issues. Michael is a skilled drafter of legislation and advises a wide range of city departments on issues that arise daily.
A Providence native, Michael joined the Law Department in 2004. He graduated from Bryant University in 1999 and from New England School of Law in 2002.
An aspiring runner and sometimes musician, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their four children.