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Attorney Profile

Evelyn Weiss Zawatsky is an attorney with over 30 years experience in estate planning and probate practice.  She has been practicing law since 1987, spending her first 5 year working at law firms in Providence, before becoming a solo practitioner in July, 1992.

Evelyn's practice concentrates on Wills, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Estate Planning, Charitable Planning, Probate, Guardianships, Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Durable Powers of Attorney and Living Wills.

Evelyn provides clients with the most cost effective and efficient way to achieve their objectives; she is highly responsive and easy to talk to.

In 1984 she graduated cum laude with a BS from the American University, and she received her Juris Doctor from Boston University in 1987.

Ms. Zawatsky is a member of the Federal and Rhode Island Bar Associations, is a member of Probate and Trust Committee of the Rhode Island Bar Association, and is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Rhode Island.

Previously she was a member of the American Bar Association, the Professional Advisory Council of the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island, and served on the board of the Self-Sufficiency Trust of Rhode Island.

Evelyn Weiss Zawatsky

Areas of Practice:

  • Wills

  • Trusts

  • Probate

  • Durable Powers of Attorney

  • Advance Directives (Health Care Powers of Attorney and Living Wills)

  • Estate Administration

  • Trust Administration

  • Charitable Planning

  • Guardianship



  • State of Rhode Island, 1987

  • U.S. District Court for the District of RI, 1988

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1994


Boston University School of Law

Juris Doctor, May 1987
  • Honors:  G. Joseph Tauro Scholar, top 25%

American University

BS, Distributed Science, May, 1984
  • Bachelor of Science cum laude, May 1984

  • Major:  Distributed Science

  • Minor:  Computer Science

  • Honors: Dean's List

  • University Honors Program

  • Presidential Scholarship

  • Alpha Epsilon Delta - Honor Society, Treasurer

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