Key Personnel


Jake Parris Pilgrim Title Attorney

Jake Parris

Jake Parris focuses on real estate conveyancing, land use issues, foreclosure law, real estate tax issues, title clearing matters and title insurance underwriting. Jake also advises financial institutions on commercial lending matters, and assists clients in both residential and commercial real estate transactions.

Jake earned his B.A in International Relations from Tulane University and his J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Paul J. Dias Pilgrim Title Attorney

Paul J. Dias

Paul J. Dias focuses on residential real estate conveyancing, residential real estate loan closing and title insurance underwriting. He has extensive experience in these areas and has actively and effectively assisted buyers, sellers and investors in real estate transactions.

Paul is a present and active member of the Committee on Title Standards and Practices of the Rhode Island Bar Association. Paul is admitted to practice in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. He received his B.A. from the University of Rhode Island and his J.D. from Vermont Law School

Residential Paralegals

Ellen Klegraefe Pilgrim Residential Paraltegal

Ellen Klegraefe

25 years of experience assisting clients in all aspects of Residential closings.

Kimberly Merrill Pilgrim Residential Paraltegal

Kimberly Merrill

25 years experience assisting clients in all aspects of Residential closings.

Commercial Paralegals

Janice Auger Pilgrim Title Commercial Paralegal

Janice Auger

29 years working as a real estate paralegal; working closely with clients specifically in corporate and commercial real estate and loan transactions.

Kandy Benedetti Pilgrim Title Commercial Paralegal

Kandy Benedetti

Specializes in commercial real estate transactions and superior customer/client service.


Dena Davis Pilgrim Title Marketing

Dena Davis

Dena Davis specializes in business development and social media marketing. A background in corporate education, leadership and communication as well 10 years' experience in a non-profit Arts organization.

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