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CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Factory Five Racing

Factory Five Racing was founded in 1995. Over the years they have grown from a start-up business in a small garage to become the world's largest manufacturer of "build-it-yourself" component car kits. They employ a full-time crew of about 40 people, and are located in Wareham, Massachusetts (about an hour south of Boston). They make their products right here in the USA, in the heart of New England where American manufacturing was born.
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        Alicia J. Samolis

        Alicia is the Chair of the Firm’s Labor & Employment Practice. She represents businesses and management in labor & employment litigation and compliance matters.  Alicia defends employers in disputes in state and federal court, the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, federal and state wage and hour agencies, and other mediation, arbitration and administrative proceedings. On the compliance side, Alicia advises management at all stages of the employment relationship, regularly counseling senior management, human resource professionals and business owners on applicable employment laws and pending legislation.

        Alicia’s expertise includes a broad range of employment issues, such as wage and hour compliance and defense, employment discrimination issues, employee handbooks, manager training, noncompetition enforcement and defense, executive employment agreements, and individual and group terminations. Prior to joining Partridge Snow & Hahn, Alicia served as law clerk to the Honorable Justice Francis J. Darigan, Jr., Providence County Superior Court.


        • Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
          • Member, Roger Williams University Law Review
          • Member, Law School Honors Program
        • Rhode Island College, B.A., summa cum laude

        Bar Memberships & Admissions

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

        Practice Areas


        • Benchmark Litigation, 2021 Labor & Employment Star
        • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2022 Edition in the area of Litigation: Labor & Employment
        • PS&H Article Among Law360's Most-Read Employment Law Expert Analysis of 2018, Law360, December 21, 2018
        • Providence Business News  2015 Woman to Watch in the Professional Services Industry
        • Named a "Rising Star" in Rhode Island Super Lawyers, 2009 - 2015
        • Providence Business News 2010 40 Under Forty Honoree

        Professional Affiliations

        • CHIEF member (2022)
        • Rhode Island Bar Association
        • Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association
          • Emeritus Committee 2017-2019
          • Board of Directors 2007-2013
          • President 2011-2012


        • Rhode Island Historical Society
          • Board of Trustees
        • Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island
          • Board of Directors (2007 – 2014)
          • Chair, Personnel Committee (2007 – 2014)

        Representative Publications

        Representative Speaking Engagements