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Meredith Fearing Howlett

Family Attorney at Bristol, RI

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  • Licensed for 5 years
    State RI
    Acquired 2018
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Meredith Fearing Howlett has been practicing law since 2018. Meredith attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, class of 2014, where she earned her undergraduate degree, and Roger Williams University School of Law, class of 2017, where she earned her Juris Doctor. Throughout law school, Meredith excelled and was awarded the CALI award for Excellence in the Roger Williams University School of Law Criminal Defense Clinic. During her time in the clinic Meredith represented clients who could not afford an attorney in misdemeanor criminal defense matters, without charge. Since passing the bar, Meredith has been practicing primarily on family law with a specialty in divorce.


Howlett Law Offices
674 Hope St
Bristol, RI, 02809-1945

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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2022
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Contacted this law firm as they claim they handle complex divorces. I did not know Jane had a daughter, I wanted Jane and got the daughter (Meredith). It started out ok, but I got the feeling Meredith wanted to just negotiate and make it go away. I was notified there was an offer from ex’s lawyer, after reviewing the offer, I told Meredith absolutely not, let’s go to trial. Online hearing scheduled for Nov 2021, I hear nothing from Meredith for months and no responses to my emails until day of the hearing. About 10 min before the hearing she finally contacts me with another proposal that was so one sided I think I could have negotiated better myself. I refuse. Hearing is about 5 min and trial scheduled. About one week later, Meredith emails me and sends me a proposal and tells me review it and Let’s put this to bed. The proposal is exactly the same one I said NO to twice!! I ask Meredith why did she send me this proposal again? She claims that it came from the ex and she’s bound by law to present all proposals. Her prior emails hinted that she created this proposal but now is claiming it came From the ex. As I am looking at the email chain I notice Meredith has been CCing someone from RI Monthly magazine and that person has been privy to a lot of our communication. I question Meredith via email as to who that person is and why are they on our email chain and additionally where did that proposal come from? I never received a response. I even CC’ed Jane Howlett on the emails and still never a response. After emailing the law firm for 2 and a half months with no response, I fired them in February 2022. Once I emailed Meredith her services were no longer wanted, she emailed me back with in minutes. Money is owed to me from my retainer, their office claims it’s $800 and change due to me, I believe it’s more but to date they refuse to send me any money back as of May 9th. I have contacted the RI Judiciary disciplinary board to file a complaint. I hired a new attorney and my case is now finished and I did very well. Absolutely do not hire Meredith Howlett. I can’t speak of Jane, however I made her aware of all this in emails and she never responded so I assume she condones this type of service and behavior
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Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Jane F. Howlett
  • 2018 - Present
  • Rule 9 Student Attorney
  • Roger Williams School of Law Criminal Defense Clinic
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Legal Intern
  • Karns Law Group
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Legal Intern
  • The Law Offices of Jennifer Gehringer Puerini, LLC
  • 2015 - 2015
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  • Roger Williams University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2017
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2014


  • Edward P. Gallogly American Inn of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2018 - Present
  • Rhode Island Mediator's Association
  • 2015 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Award for Excellence in the RWU Law Criminal Defense Clinic
  • Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction - CALI
  • 2017

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Bristol Family Lawyer Meredith Fearing Howlett
Meredith Fearing Howlett
Family Attorney
Bristol, RI
Licensed for 5 years