Simone & McCahey LLP

Shelagh R. McCahey, Esq.

Shelagh R. McCahey is a founding partner of Simone & McCahey LLP.  Prior to co-founding her firm, Shelagh worked several years for a well-known Rhode Island lawyer and lobbyist. Shelagh handled a broad spectrum of legal matters for many notable clients.  She has tried cases in virtually all of Rhode Island’s courts, and in Massachusetts.  Shelagh focuses her practice on workers’ compensation and personal injury.

Shelagh is a life-long resident of her native Rhode Island.  Shelagh graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Political Science.  During that time, Shelagh served as a legislative intern for a United States Senator. She also served an internship at the Rhode Island Department of Attorney General.  Shelagh received her Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law.  During law school, Shelagh was accepted to the Rhode Island Supreme Court Law Clerk program, and was a legal clerk to several judges of the Rhode Island Superior Court. Shelagh joined Goldberg Law Offices in Pawtucket as an associate attorney, and worked there for several years. During that time, Shelagh worked on several complex cases in the Superior and Workers’ Compensation court.

Shelagh serves on the Board of Governors for the Rhode Island Association for Justice, formerly called the Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association.  Shelagh’s clients are fiercely loyal, and she has a reputation for having her clients’ complete confidence and trust.  After years of experience litigating a wide variety of cases, Shelagh started this firm with the mission of dedicating a practice to those injured at work, people hurt in car wrecks and other injury cases, with a focus on getting her clients the full and fair compensation they deserve, and not a penny less.


  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys, Workers’ Compensation, American Institute of Legal Counsel, 2017
  • Avvo Client’s Choice, 2017


  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court – District of Rhode Island


  • Rhode Island Association for Justice – Board of Governors
  • Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Bench/Bar Committee
  • Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association

Practice Areas:

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation


  • J.D., Roger Williams University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Rhode Island

Contact Shelagh McCahey:

“Shelagh McCahey is exactly what you would want in a lawyer.. she gets things done in a timely manner and is very personable and easy to talk to. She explained everything to me, since this was my first case and I didn’t know what to expect. I would absolutely hire her again.”


“Shelagh made everything easier for me. She was very easy to talk to, and she made everything I say feel important and heard. I would definitely recommend Shelagh to anyone, especially friends and family.”



6 Reviews

“Attorney McCahey is a fierce advocate who truly knows workers compensation law. I do not think twice about referring any and all workers compensation cases to her directly. I know she is passionate about this area and is not afraid to try a case if necessary.”

Joseph Flynn, Immigration Attorney

“I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Attorney McCahey for two years. She is honest and a very talented attorney. I would refer her a client with complete confidence.”

Christopher Biafore, Family Attorney


6 Endorsements