Fire Law Group

Fire Law Group Associates

Paul Doughty, Esq.

Paul Doughty is a 36+ year veteran of the fire service. He retired from the Providence, RI Fire Department after 32 years of service.  His previous experience includes both combination and volunteer fire departments. Paul has extensive practical experience in fire department special operations as well as arson investigations.  Paul served on FEMA’s USAR MATF-01 and was a founding member and Operations Chief for RI’s state USAR team.

Paul has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science from Providence College, where he now holds a position as an adjunct faculty member in the Fire Administration program.  He also has a law degree from Roger Williams University School of Law and a certificate from Harvard Law School’s Labor and Worklife program.  Paul’s legal practice has focused on labor and employment law for the past twenty years.

Paul has extensive experience teaching fire ground, tech rescue, and legal subjects through-out the country including at FDIC, Firehouse Expo, and many state and local fire conferences.  His presentations now focus on fire service liability, discrimination and conducting work place investigations.

Class Offerings

  • Sexual Harassment Training for Fire Officers
  • Respect in the Workplace
  • Leadership Case Studies: Leading a Diverse Workforce
  • Fire Scene Investigation
  • Interviewing Skills for investigators
  • Defending Firefighters Accused of Misconduct
  • Duty of Fair Representation

Paul is also available to conduct workplace investigations and as an expert witness.

Bill Maccarone, Esq.

Bill Maccarone has over twenty years’ experience as a firefighter. In addition to working full-time as a Fire Captain for the North Kingstown Rhode Island fire department, Bill also works as a practicing attorney. Bill received his Bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island College with a double major in public administration and political science with a minor in labor studies in 2006. Bill also received his Juris Doctorate degree from Roger Williams School of Law and a Master’s of Science degree from the University of Rhode Island in labor relations and human resources in 2012. Bill is licensed to practice law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and is a practicing member of the United States District Court, District of Rhode Island.

Bill operates the blog

Class Offerings

  • FLSA For Fire Departments
  • Advanced FLSA Issues

Brad Pinsky, Esq.

Brad Pinsky is a practicing attorney representing fire departments, fire districts, ambulance services, and individual emergency medical technicians and firefighters throughout New York State. He has over 30 years of experience as a firefighter and emergency medical service provider, including serving as the Fire Chief for the Manlius Fire Department, a combination fire department running over 2600 fire & EMS calls a year. He lectures nationally at fire and EMS conferences, and has been published regularly in national and state fire and EMS trade magazines. More on Brad.

Class Offerings

  • FMLA For Fire Departments

Fire Law Group, LLC provides quality training, education, and consulting services to the fire service. While each of the instructors are attorneys, Fire Law Group, LLC  is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice or representation. The individual attorneys have their own law practices separate and apart from the training and consulting work they provide through Fire Law Group, LLC.