Matthew J. Leonard

Of Counsel


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Matt has devoted his practice to handling the legal needs of individuals and their business interests through all stages of life, from basic to sophisticated Estate Planning, Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Probate, Trust and Estate Administration, Real Estate, Business Transactions, Business Creation and related litigation.

Matt currently serves as the Probate Judge for the Town of Barrington, Rhode Island. He appears in probate and superior courts representing executors, administrators, guardians, trustees and beneficiaries.  He appears before the Rhode Island Department of Human Services in support of client Medicaid applications.

Matt is a frequent author and lecturer on various topics such as Advanced Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, Buying or Selling a Business and The Probate Process. He has received a 5.0 rating, and has been endorsed for Ethical Standing, as reported by Martindale-Hubbell. Additionally, he volunteers his time and has received several awards and recognition from the community he lives in.

Matt is a graduate of Providence College and of Roger Williams University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Florida, as well as the federal courts of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. He is a member of the Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Florida bar associations.


Our office is located in beautiful Downtown Providence with easy access to the Financial District and courts, with ample parking within walking distance.
Salter McGowan Sylvia & Leonard, Inc.

56 Exchange Terrace
Providence, RI 02903

Phone: 401.274.0300
Fax: 401.453.0073