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Katherine Godin

Katherine Godin

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Reason: Government Attorney

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Appeals

Katherine Godin

    Practice Areas

    Licensed since 2008

    1. Appeals: 50%
      7 years
    2. Criminal Defense: 50%
      7 years

    Attorney Endorsements

    16 total 

    • Claudia Gregoire

      To say Attorney Kate Godin goes the "extra mile," is to mildly state the case. Kate - as you can see from her website attorney bio - has risen in the ranks in athletics and law school, in every endeavor she pursues. She applies the same zeal, precision and ambition to every case she tries and/or appeals. Kate and I worked together to assist Attorney George West in the drafting of the Pona brief which yielded a reversal of the murder conviction in that landmark case. (State v. Pona II, 2008). Kate's work on the reply brief in the appeal was meticulous and critical as she cited and explained a parallel case in another state which the RI Supreme Court relied on in its Pona decision. In her trial work, Kate comes fully prepared with each fact fully mastered, and each avenue of defense fully explored. Besides being brilliant and zealous legally, she is also compassionate and easy to relate to personally. I highly recommend her for all criminal trial and appellate matters.


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    • Michael R Bottaro

      I have known Kate since she was in law school. Kate brings passion and dedication to representing those who have been accused of crimes. She is a tireless worker who lives and breathes criminal law and who is a regular presence at the courthouse and at legal seminars. Recently, I contacted Kate with a complex question regarding Rhode Island criminal law procedure and Kate patiently considered the issue and provided me with a thoughtful response. I would not hesitate to contact Kate.


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    Contact Info


    RIAuthorized to practice law200805/24/2015

    Professional Misconduct

    We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
    Avvo Contributions
    Legal Answers
    Award NameGrantorDate Granted
    Rhode Island Rising Star 2014SuperLawyers2014
    Rhode Island Rising Star 2013SuperLawyers2013
    Rhode Island Rising Star 2012SuperLawyers2012
    Rhode Island Rising Star 2011SuperLawyers2011
    Rhode Island Rising Star 2010SuperLawyers2010

    Work Experience
    TitleCompany NameDuration
    Owner / PresidentThe Law Office of Katherine Godin, Inc.2009 - Present

    Association NamePosition NameDuration
    Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense LawyersExecutive Committee Member2012 - Present
    ACLU, Rhode Island AffiliateBoard of Directors Member2010 - Present
    ACLU, Rhode Island Affiliatemember2009 - Present
    Federal Bar Associationmember2009 - Present
    Rhode Island Association for Justicemember2008 - Present
    National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyersmember2008 - Present
    Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyersmember2008 - Present
    Rhode Island Bar Associationmember2008 - Present
    Massachusetts Bar Associationmember2008 - Present

    Legal Cases
    Case NameOutcome
    State v. Robert SawlerCase Dismissed
    State v. John DoeAppeal granted; case remanded
    State v. John DoeCase Dismissed; Record Expunged

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    School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
    National Criminal Defense College (NCDC)N/AN/A2009
    Roger Williams University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
    The Pennsylvania State UniversityCrime, Law & Justice; SociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2005

    Speaking Engagements
    Conference NameTitleDate
    Medical Marijuana ConferenceYour Constitutional Rights Regarding Medical Marijuana2010