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  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 40%
    4 years
  2. White Collar Crime: 30%
    4 years
  3. Defective Products: 20%
    4 years
  4. Education: 5%
    4 years
  5. Insurance: 5%
    4 years

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  • William C. Head

    John Tarantino is one of the brightest and most talented TRIAL attorneys in America. He is a fantastic teacher of other attorneys and a great writer, as additional bonuses for his litigation skills. If you want the very best, John will not disappoint you.


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Adler Pollock & Sheehan

One Citizens Plaza, 8th Floor
Providence, RI, 02903-1345


RIAuthorized to practice law198101/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in AmericaLawdragon2011
Commercial Litigator of the Year USAFinance Monthly2011
Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in AmericaLawdragon2011
Commercial Litigation StarBenchmark Litigation2011
Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in AmericaLawdragon2010
Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in AmericaLawdragon2009
Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in AmericaLawdragon2008
Lawyer of the YearRhode Island Lawyers Weekly Magazine2007
Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in AmericaLawdragon2007
Ralph P. Semonoff Award for ProfessionalismRhode Island Bar Association2004
Exceptional Performance CitationDefense Research Institute2004
Outstanding service to the legal professionRhode Island State Bar2003
Lawyer of the YearLawyers Weekly USA2002
Best Lawyer, Mass TortsBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Best Lawyer, Bet-the-Ranch LitigationBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Best Lawyer, Product Liability (Defense)Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Best Lawyer, White Collar Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Best Lawyer, Appellate PracticeBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Dorothy Lohmann Community Service AwardRhode Island State BarN/A
America’s Leading Business LawyersChambers USAN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
Boston College Law SchoolBoard of Overseers2008 - Present
National Judicial CollegeBoard of Visitors2006 - Present
Rhode Island Bar FoundationPresident2006 - 2011
International Society of BarristersFellow2006 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember2006 - Present
American College of Trial LawyersFellow2004 - Present
International Academy of Trial LawyersFellow2003 - Present
Defense Counsel of Rhode IslandPresident2003 - 2004
New England Legal FoundationBoard of Advisors2003 - Present
New England Bar AssociationPresident2002 - 2003
National Italian-American Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Rhode Island Bar AssociationPresident1997 - 1998
Roger Williams UniversityBoard of Trustees1991 - 1997
National College of DUI DefenseFounding Member and Former Regent1986 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1981