Please check out an article that appeared in the RWU Law Magazine (Roger Williams University School of Law Magazine) about the Ronald J. Resmini Law Offices by Denise Perreault. I’ve copied the article below.
All in the Family
To Practice or Not to Practice? With a Loved One, it’s all Relative.
Attorney Ronald J. Resmini has three sons, and each was ushered into the world with a ritual that perhaps only another lawyer could fully appreciate.
Thirty-two years ago, the proud dad, who heads his own personal injury law firm in Providence, had the name of each son – R. Jason, Adam J. and Andrew O. Resmini – painted on the doors of three separate offices shortly after each baby was born, establishing actual offices for what were then bawling infants.
“Within six months of their births, their names were on the doors,” the elder Resmini says. “They’re still there.”
Was it an expression of supreme optimism? Or utter foolishness? “It was kind of wishful thinking,” Resmini admits. But it worked. Resmini urged his three sons to earn law degrees because he knew how useful such a degree can be, whether one actually practices the law or not. Today the three sons work with their father in a firm where four out of the five practicing attorneys are Resminis.
“I love having the kids around,” Resmini says today. “No matter how much we get on each other’s nerves, there’s nothing like it.” Working together with family members in the law – whether as practicing attorneys, law school instructors and/or administrators – presents exceptional challenges, putting happiness both at home and at work in jeopardy. It is a course of action that some say is fraught with peril – and others say is nothing short of ideal.