Attorney Victoria S. Lombardi first became interested in becoming a lawyer, when she was involved in and volunteered with the Peer Advocates program run through the Women’s Center on her college campus. The Peer Advocates program provided training for incoming students about violence prevention and resources available to students on and off campus. The program also provided support for students who were victims of physical and sexual abuse and assault, as well as stalking and other harassment. She would accompany students to medical appointments, the police station to make reports, and court as support. After accompanying students, hearing their stories, and being a shoulder and support for them, Victoria was often left with the desire to do more to help. This desire to go a step further to help someone rise from a bad situation is ultimately what drove her to the practice of law, and more specifically to the practice of family law.
Attorney Lombardi’s approach is realistic, straightforward, and honest. She is comfortable taking an aggressive “guns out” approach or a collaborative and friendly approach, depending on the circumstances and needs of the client and the case. She uses plain language and not legalese, which can cause confusion and frustration and takes the time to go over the realities of her clients’ situations. She will never make promises or hype someone up over something that is not attainable. Because so much of family court is not one side winning, being real with clients help them be better prepared for the outcome of their divorce. She also always tries to all things with kindness and understanding to help her clients through one of the most difficult points in their lives.
Attorney Lombardi will passionately advocate for clients and makes herself available as much as possible. She also brings humor into what can otherwise be a bleak process.
Outside of the office, Victoria is the Assistant Coach for the Rogers High School Gymnastics team in Newport, RI. Coaching is one of the most rewarding part of her life, and working with kids brings her so much joy. She focuses on having fun while doing gymnastics and encourages the kids to grow as people and not just as athletes.
Victoria grew up in southern New Hampshire, where, in high school, she competed as an independent gymnast. She was also the captain of the bowling team, despite being a terrible bowler. She attended the University of Rhode Island and completed for the Club Gymnastic team all four years. At home, she loves to cook, garden, and play video games and is a huge Ohio State football fan. She has been described as having a quick wit and a potty mouth and takes great pride in both.
Professional Speaking Events
- CLE presentations for RI Bar Association