Kenneth R. Costa

Kenneth R. Costa Partner

P 401 443 2102 F 401 443 2140
One Citizens Plaza, Suite 620
Providence, RI 02903
One Citizens Plaza, Suite 620, Providence, RI 02903

Kenneth R. Costa is a partner with MG+M, based out of the firm's Providence office. He is a member of the multi-state Complex Litigation Group, with a primary focus on insurance defense, products liability, employment litigation, real estate litigation, and asbestos and toxic tort related matters throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

Ken has successfully defended a wide array of clients both regionally and nationally, representing product manufacturers, contractors, and corporations through all phases of litigation in both federal and state courts. Additionally, he has appeared on behalf of clients before both state and federal regulatory agencies. With over a decade of litigation experience, Ken has effectively advocated for and obtained numerous dispositive motions on behalf of corporate defendants, ranging from locally owned small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.   

In addition to his regular work schedule, Ken is a frequent contributor to MG+M’s blog, The Defense Litigation Insider.

Prior to joining MG+M, Ken was an associate at a Boston litigation firm representing a wide variety of clientele in the complex toxic tort arena, where he was involved with the daily oversight and management of complex toxic tort lawsuits throughout the Northeast.

Ken received his law degree from Roger Williams School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island, in 2005, where he was a Dean’s Scholarship recipient. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Providence College in 2001, where he majored in biology.

Ken is admitted to practice in five states, including Rhode Island (2007), Connecticut (2006), Massachusetts (2008), Pennsylvania (2011), and New York (2014), as well as the U.S. District Courts of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Rhode Island Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and the Defense Research Institute.

Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court - District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court - District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court - District of Massachusetts
  • Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D., 2005
  • Providence College, B.S., 2001


  • Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, 2021
  • Best Lawyers, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2021-2022
  • AM Best Insurance Recommended Attorney


  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
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Speaking Engagements

  • "Status of the Litigation," Perrin Sexual Abuse Litigation Coverage Conference, Virtual (March 2021)



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