Jason Knight is a licensed attorney in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He is also admitted to practice in the Rhode Island Federal District Court. He is a former Rhode Island State Prosecutor with years of experience litigating criminal cases.
Jason earned his law degree from Suffolk Law School in Boston, Massachusetts in 2005. Between 2006 and 2010, Jason served as a Special Assistant Attorney General with the Rhode Island Department of Attorney General. During that time, Jason prosecuted hundreds of cases involving all manner of criminal conduct such as DUI and breathalyzer refusals, domestic violence, narcotics possession and trafficking, weapons charges, sexual assaults, child molestations, and homicide. Jason has been in private practice since 2010 and represents the rights of individuals in the courts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts daily.
Jason is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a contributing author of “A Practical Guide to DUI in Rhode Island” published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. Jason also lectures other lawyers on criminal law matters, law and technology issues, and is a regular guest speaker at the Roger Williams Law School criminal defense clinic.
Before becoming a lawyer, Jason was an enlisted nuclear propulsion technician in the United States Navy. After the Navy, Jason earned his undergraduate degree from Emerson College in Boston and worked for years as a theatrical production manager in the city’s performing arts community.
Jason lives in Barrington, Rhode Island with his wife and two children. Jason is also a member of the 2010 class of Leadership Rhode Island.
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Jason and I worked as adversaries when he prosecuted for the Attorney General's office. I can say without question that he was always honorable, forthright and had command of Rhode Island's criminal laws. He is an outstanding lawyer and I'm pleased he's now a defense lawyer.
James Smith Criminal Defense Attorney
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Jason Knight is a skilled and experienced criminal defense trial lawyer. Jason has the highest ethical standards and is passionate about his clients and his work. Jason works tirelessly to ensure the best outcomes for his clients. As a former prosecutor, he understands the criminal defense system more intimately than most lawyers. I highly recommend Jason Knight.
Chip Muller Employment & Labor Attorney
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|RI||Authorized to practice law||2005||05/24/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Jurisprudence Award in Securities Regulation||Suffolk Law School||2005|
|Jurisprudence Award in Professional Responsibility||Suffolk Law School||2004|
|Best Oral Advocate||Suffolk Law School||2003|
|Special Education Hearing Officer||State of Rhode Island||2013 - Present|
|Owner||The Law Office of Jason Knight||2010 - Present|
|Special Assistant Attorney General||Rhode Island Department of Attorney General||2006 - 2010|
|Contract Attorney||Ferruci Russo PC||2005 - 2006|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board Member||2010 - Present|
|Rhode Island Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Domestic Assault||All charges dropped and the case was dismissed.|
|24 counts of Cruelty to Animals||defendant pleaded no contest to 8 counts of failure to care for the animals (not cruelty as originally charged) and received an 11 month term of probation and a fine. 16 counts were dismissed and the defendant DID NOT SERVE ANY JAIL TIME|
|DUI and Refusal to submit to a breathalyzer test||The DUI charge was amended to Reckless Driving and the case was filed with no criminal conviction resulting. The client’s license was suspended for 30 days. The refusal charge and all the traffic violations were dismissed|
|RI Bar Association||Practical Skills – Criminal Law Practice||2014|
|Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education New England||A Practical Guide to Trying DUI Cases in Rhode Island||2010|
|Suffolk University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Emerson College||Theatre Production and Management||BFA||1998|
|RI Bar Association Annual Meeting||Virtual Office||2014|
|Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting||E Filing||2014|
|Rhode Island Bar Association Food for Thought||Law and Technology||2012|
|Leadership Rhode Island Crime and Incarceration Day||Crime and Incarceration||2011|
|First Domestic Violence Case||Domestic Violence||2011|