Gilbert V. Indeglia of South Kingstown was nominated to the Supreme Court by Governor Donald L. Carcieri, confirmed by the General Assembly, and sworn in on April 28, 2010.
Justice Indeglia served as an Associate Justice of the Superior Court from 2000 to 2010, and as an Associate Judge of the District Court from 1989 to 2000.
He was born in Providence and educated at Classical High School. He graduated from Boston College cum laude in 1963 and
the University of Michigan Law School with distinction in 1966.
After admission to the Rhode Island and federal bars, he began his practice of law as a staff attorney in the Office of Economic Opportunity at Neighborhood Legal Services in Providence. At the same time, he began six years of service in the Rhode Island Air National Guard. He moved to the firm
of Abedon & Abedon in 1968, partnered in a firm with his uncle, Angelo Cianciarulo, for seven years, and then ran a solo practice for 10 years until he was appointed to the District Court.
Justice Indeglia served in local government, first as probate judge and assistant town solicitor in South Kingstown from 1971 to 1973, and later as a member of the Town Council, from 1977 to 1984, serving two years as its vice president and four years as its president.
In 1984, Justice Indeglia was elected to the Rhode Island House of Representatives, where he served three terms including tenure as deputy minority leader.
He is a former member of the Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on the Code of Judicial Ethics and the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission.
He has instructed at Roger Williams University School of Law and has been a frequent lecturer
at other venues. He is a co-founder and former member of the Board of Directors of the Courthouse Center for the Arts, and co-founder and member of the South Kingstown Land Trust.
An advocate for mass transit, Justice Indeglia is a member of the Rhode Island Passenger Train Association.