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Thomas G. Briody

Thomas G. Briody

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, DUI & DWI, Civil Rights

About Me

I am a former television reporter and the author of four published murder mystery novels.  I spend a considerable amount of my out-of-office time fly fishing, going to the movies, and spending time with my family.


Languages Spoken: French

Photos and Videos

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    22 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    22 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 15%
    22 years
  4. Civil Rights: 5%
    22 years



Contingent (33-40%), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

34 total 

  • Jay Scott Finnecy

    Mr. Briody is well spoken and an excellent writer. He's passionate about representing his clients and gets right to the heart of the matter. This is an important quality in an attorney. I'm pleased to endorse him.


    Jay Finnecy Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mathew T. Jett

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Mathew Jett DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Remington Building

91 Friendship St Ste 3
Providence, RI, 02903-3837



RIAuthorized to practice law199008/29/2015
MNAdministrative suspension198806/04/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Criminal defenseBest Lawyers in America2014
White collar criminal defenseBest Lawyers in America2014
Criminal DefenseRhode Island Super Lawyers2013
White CollarBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ReporterWBZ-TV1993 - 1994
ReporterNew England Cable News1992 - 1993
Investigative ReporterWLNE-TV1989 - 1992
AssociateRobins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi1988 - 1989


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLifetime Member1994 - Present
Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPast President1994 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State of Rhode Island v. BiecheleNegotiated plea, client served less than two years in minimum security work release.
State of Rhode Island v. ClarkClient acquitted.
United States v. FelderClient acquitted after trial.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)A Practical Guide to Superior Court Practice in Rhode Island2015
The Champion magazineDefending War Crimes in Africa: The Special Court for Sierra Leone2005
Rhode Island Bar JournalDefending a Stranger in a Strange Land: The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations2001
Rhode Island Bar JournalThe Government Made Me Do It: The Changing Landscape of Entrapment Law1997


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Iowa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCinema Verite and the Rules of Professional Conduct2013
Rhode Island Bar Association, Annual Meeting Planning CommitteeImmigration and INS Raids: Criminal Perspective2009