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Hon. Donna Nesselbush - Providence, RI

685 Westminster St. Providence, RI 02903

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Updated: 11/17/2014

Providence Social Security Disability Lawyer


Donna M. Nesselbush has dedicated her life to helping people; it's her raison d'être or "reason for being." She has represented thousands of Social Security Disability claimants at all levels of review before the Social Security Administration, the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, the Appeals Council, the United States District Court, and the United States Court of Appeals.
A native of Buffalo, NY, she grew up in a blue collar family that revered God, football and hard work...

About Hon. Donna Nesselbush

Practice Areas

  • Social Security Disability

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founding partner
  • Attorney


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Portuguese


Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island

Other Affiliations

  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (Sustaining member)
  • American and Rhode Island Associations for Justice (Member)
  • Rhode Island Bar Association’s Social Security Disability Committee (Founder and Chair)


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1991
    Juris Doctor
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Leo J. Wyman Award for having contributed most to advancing the civic and professional responsibilities of a lawyer
  • Brown University, 1984
    American Civilization
    Honors: Sarah Doyle Prize for having made a significant contribution to women on campus and in the community

Past Positions

  • Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Executive Director
  • Providence law firm , 1992 - Present


Other Sources of Feedback About Donna Nesselbush

Included on the 2023 Rhode Island list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Rhode Island Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Rhode Island Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Rhode Island Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Rhode Island Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Rhode Island Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Rhode Island Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Rhode Island Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Rhode Island Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Rhode Island Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Rhode Island Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Donna Nesselbush on Super Lawyers


  • Chief Judge of the Pawtucket Municipal Court
  • Rhode Island State Senator

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Office Information


685 Westminster St. Providence, RI 02903


  • 401-274-7420

Office Hours

8:00am - 5:00pm

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