Sheya Rivard is an associate in Pierce Atwood’s Litigation Practice Group.
Prior to joining Pierce Atwood, Sheya served as a judicial law clerk in the Rhode Island Superior Court Law Clerk Department. While there, she supported the Providence County Motion Calendar where she researched and analyzed legal issues, reviewed evidence, and drafted bench memoranda. She also drafted opinions for civil and criminal matters including statutory causes of action, injunctions, and criminal sentencing.
During law school, Sheya was a legal extern for the Governor of Rhode Island’s Executive Legal Counsel, where she coordinated with state agencies regarding legal and policy issues and collaborated with legislative branch representatives to ensure that legislation complied with the state’s constitution.
Sheya also served as judicial intern for the Honorable O. Rogeriee Thompson of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, where she identified, researched, and analyzed issues relating to civil and criminal matters heard before the court.