Sean M. Fontes is a graduate of Boston College Law School and currently serves as executive counsel for the Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training. As executive counsel, he heads up the legal division of the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training and advises the department on labor law matters, involving unemployment insurance, construction trades, fair labor standards, workers’ compensation insurance, and workforce development. Professor Fontes has an extensive litigation background in criminal, civil, and corporate taxation law. He has been an adjunct professor with Roger Williams University since 2006 and has taught courses in torts, legal research and writing, and the law of business organizations, which he currently teaches.
“Teaching at Roger Williams University has put an exclamation point on my career as a practicing attorney and has made my career worth it! The Roger Williams University classroom is where true appreciation and understanding of the legal profession occurs. It’s the only place where the dynamics of reflection, sharing, practical experience, insightful and vigorous learning, and the wonders of possibility collide. My mission as an adjunct professor has always been to stencil the borders that encourage my students to grab hold of these dynamics and run free.”