John  E. Bulman

Pierce Atwood LLP
Providence, RI

John Bulman has more than 25 years of experience in construction and commercial trial matters in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and other states. He has served as counsel in trials, mediations, and arbitrations in Massachusetts, Florida, Rhode Island, New York, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Ohio, Missouri, Texas, and other states. John has argued cases before the Rhode Island Supreme Court and the First and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal. John is repeatedly ranked by industry publications as among the top construction and alternative dispute resolution practitioners in New England.

John has been appointed as an arbitrator by various organizations and agencies over the years, including: American Arbitration Association (AAA), International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR), International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), Rhode Island Superior Court, Rhode Island Federal District Court, and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

John combines his extensive trial experience with his experience as a neutral arbitrator and court-appointed referee and brings to bear these perspectives in effective evaluation and presentation of cases. John has negotiated construction contracts on behalf of contractors, owners and subcontractors on a nationwide basis and frequently counsels clients on effective risk and claim avoidance.

Education:  Hobart College (BA-1980); Georgetown University (JD, cum laude-1984).