Megan Maciasz DiSanto joined the City Solicitor’s Office in 2011. Prior to that, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and worked in private practice as a litigation associate at Burns & Levinson LLP. She has also worked as a staff attorney for the Rhode Island Supreme Court in the Office of General Counsel.
As a Senior Assistant City Solicitor, Megan represents the City in civil litigation in a wide range of matters, including but not limited to personal injury cases, discrimination claims, labor disputes, and matters claiming constitutional violations. She practices in both state and federal courts at both the trial court and appellate levels. Megan serves as counsel to various land use boards, including the zoning board and planning board, and handles related litigation and appeals. She previously oversaw the contracts unit and represented several departments regarding their transactions with third parties. She still handles contractual matters for the City on an as-needed basis. Megan also manages the City’s affirmative litigation, which primarily involves antitrust and securities fraud cases seeking to recoup losses to the City resulting from market manipulation by pharmaceutical and public companies.
From 2016-2022 Megan served as a member of the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee. Starting in 2022 she was appointed to serve on the Supreme Court’s Character and Fitness Committee. She is a Rhode Island Bar Foundation fellow.
Megan received her B.A. with High Distinction from the University of Michigan and her J.D. magna cum laude from Roger Williams University School of Law, where she matriculated on a merit-based Honors Program and Scholarship. While in law school, she served as a Notes and Comments Editor for the Roger Williams University Law Review. She lives on the East Side of Providence with her husband and their two children.