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David R. Ball, Elder Law Attorney

David is a licensed attorney and has been practicing law in Rhode Island since 1994.  He founded The Rhode Island Elder Law Center in 2005 to help local seniors and their families.  David graduated from Bryant College with a bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in economics.  He attended Suffolk University Law School and later received an M.B.A. from Bryant.  David is the author of our Guide to Rhode Island Nursing Homes.  He is a VA accredited attorney.  He is also a guest speaker for various organizations.

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Laura Pickering

Laura has been with the firm since 2005.  She works with clients throughout the Medicaid application process, assists in the preparation of documents, and is also responsible for managing day-to-day operations.  Laura graduated from URI with a bachelor of science in business administration.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, running, and working outside in her yard.

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Kerri Sheldon

Kerri started with the firm in 2011.  She is often the first point of contact, greeting clients and guests with a welcoming smile.  She assists Laura with the Medicaid applications and administrative tasks.  Kerri completed the Paralegal Certificate Program at Roger Williams University and holds a bachelor of arts in English from URI.  When she's not at work, she spends most of her time with her children.  She enjoys walking and hiking in many of Rhode Island's parks and nature preserves and is always on the look-out for new places to explore.