Walsh, Brule & Nault attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience. Our attorneys are licensed to practice law in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.
Meet Our Attorneys
John T Walsh Jr.
Real Estate Law
John is a graduate of Providence College and Suffolk University Law School who grew up here in Northern Rhode Island. John practices real estate and probate law, along with the other areas of the firm’s expertise. The firm’s real estate practice is supported by John’s over thirty years of experience in dealing with New England real estate. He has helped thousands of individuals with their real estate issues, including closings, surveying issues, and title defects. John is an instructor at the Community College of Rhode Island. John is a founding partner of the firm.
Paul A. Brule
Estate & Tax Planning
A founding partner of the firm, Paul grew up in Northern Rhode Island, and is a graduate of Providence College and Suffolk University School of Law. Having been previously licensed as a nursing home administrator, he has practiced law for over thirty years. Paul’s concentration is in Medicaid, estate and tax planning, as well as the firm’s other areas of business and personal law. His vast knowledge of the Medicaid rules and has helped numerous individuals secure State aid for nursing home expenses. Paul was also a professor in Providence College’s graduate M.B.A. program and writes a monthly column on elder law issues in the Senior Digest.
Andrew G. Nault
Estate & Medicaid Planning
Andy graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rhode Island in 1991. He continued his studies at the University of North Carolina where he received his law degree in 1994. Andy grew up in Rhode Island and became a partner at the firm in 2006. Andy’s practice includes the areas of estate and Medicaid planning, corporate and contract law and litigation. When he is not practicing law, he serves as a member of the United States Army Reserve.
Peter A. Hainley
Peter is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Roger Williams University School of Law. Peter has been working for Walsh, Brule & Nault since 2001 and is admitted to practice in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Peter concentrates primarily on Elder Law issues, including assisting elders with qualification for Medicaid payment of nursing home costs, long-term protection of assets and estate planning. In addition to Elder Law, Peter’s practice also includes probate matters, traditional estate planning, and trust and estate litigation.