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    Gerard Donley

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      About Me

      I have devoted my professional life to the defense of those accused of crimes and the preservation of their liberty and the protection of their constitutional and legal rights.  I concentrate my work in trials and other criminal litigation where I find my personal talent is best expressed.


      I have enjoyed success in front of trial juries in cases as serious as murder and as seemingly mundane as disorderly conduct.  The common thread is that the case is the most important to me and to my client at the time it is pending before the court.


      I tell my clients that my relationship with each of them must be like a good marriage, absolute trust and confidentiality.  


      Creative, aggressive and personable, I've been fortunate to have cultivated a large and loyal client base and my reputation among my clients, my colleagues and among prosecutors and judges is impeccable.  

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      License
      StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
      RIDisbarred198605/24/2015

      Professional Misconduct

      This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

      1. Disbarment by Consent
        issued in RI, 2014

        updated

        Disbarment is the most serious penalty for a lawyer. If a disbarred lawyer is practicing law, you should check with the state to make sure he or she is currently licensed.

      2. Suspension
        issued in RI, 2013

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        This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

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      Association NamePosition NameDuration
      RI Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
      National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A

      Legal Cases
      Case NameOutcome
      State of Rhode Island vs. Benjamin RollinsNot Guilty after trial
      State of RI vs. ChhemDismissed after defense proved shooter was lying
      State of RI vs. Rashaad DaileyNot Guilty after trial

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