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Timothy Sweet

Divorce and separation Attorney at East Greenwich, RI

4.8   23 reviews

Licensed for 13 years

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Timothy M. Sweet, Esq. is happily-married attorney, podcaster, and author living in Lincoln, R.I.  He graduated from Bishop Hendricken High School near the top of his class in 2001, from Providence College in 2005, and from Roger Williams University School of Law in 2008.  Prior to opening The Law Office of Timothy M. Sweet, LLC in Providence, R.I. Timothy served as an intern in the public sector for the Department of Administration in the field of labor law and then went on to the private sector where he became the In-House Counsel for a major medical organization in North Providence, R.I. and later a Litigation Associate for the Moyer Law Office in Warwick, R.I.  He opened his own practice in September of 2012. While in law school Timothy earned the Community Service Award for performing over one-hundred hours of pro bono work.  


When Timothy is not at the office he spends his time reading and listening to music.  He is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association and the RI Family Law Bench Bar Committee.

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Licensed for 13 years
State RI
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/13/2016

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

Contact Timothy

The Law Office of Timothy M. Sweet, LLC
110 Main St.
Ste. 303
East Greenwich, RI, 02818


4.8 / 5.0
  23 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Timothy Sweet is very professional and went over and beyond to help my husband with his cases. We live on the West Coast and he took care everything for us. We highly recommend his services to others.
Posted by Stacey | December 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I cannot begin to describe how happy I am that I had Timothy represent me! As an ACTIVE DUTY, SINGLE FATHER, my divorce was seemingly never ending. After 16 months, two previous lawyers, over 10k spent, and an attempt to go Pro Se... I felt lost. I found Timothy after exhaustive research. I was scared and felt like I had nowhere to go. After my first conversation with Timothy, I felt like I once again had HOPE. Timothy listened to me, asked what I was seeking, and in LESS THAN A MONTH my divorce was final. The combination of Timothy and Kelsey (his legal assistant) made me feel like I was their NUMBER ONE PRIORITY. They were exceptionally professional, exhibited masterful communication, and in the end... DELIVERED! I'm still in shock that he was able to successfully conclude my nightmare divorce and on terms that I am more than comfortable with.
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Posted by David | January 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A really good experience
The attorneys at Sweet Family Law really helped me out when I needed them. They listened to me and were always available to answer my questions. Most of all, they treated me like a person during a really difficult time. I highly recommend them.
Posted by Tameisha | November 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Mr. Sweet
Once again thank you for all your help. You gave me hope and confidence throughout my ordeal. Your patience with me and your expertise in getting this resolved are greatly appreciated. You are the best!
Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, attentive, knowledgeable, reasonable
The word honest is probably not the first work that comes to mind when describing a family law attorney, but I must say that I found Tim to share the same transparency, integrity and honesty that I value. In the world of divorce and mud slinging, it's nice to argue a case based on facts and ethics, rather than lies and digs. Don't get me wrong: Tim can take a firm hardline, but he will do it without compromising his ethics and without making up lies about opposing counsel. He will argue based on law, fact, and most importantly, based on the best interests of kids, if involved. . My motto is be honest, be truthful, be real. Tim shares these core values. I would strongly recommend him.
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Posted by Cara | February 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Custody/Family Court Matters
Attorney Timothy Sweet has been a true blessing to me & my family. My situation is a rather complex, difficult & lengthy case and I am so thankful that I found Attorney Sweet. From the moment that I met Mr. Sweet I knew that I had finally found an attorney who actually cared about my case and didn't look at me like I am just a number nor a dollar sign. Mr. Sweet listened to everything that I had to say and explained in detail what our potential strategy plan could be and how the process worked. Tim is very honest and straight forward and is not going to promise things that he can't deliver. Attorney Sweet has a rather unique and intellegnt strategical approach on how address the situation that I was very impressed with. He responds to correspondance in a timely fashion and I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone in need of a family court attorney and/or knows of anyone in need of an attorney. Tim is very dedicated and passionate about his profession and his cases. I couldn't be any happier nor thankful than I am to find Attorney Sweet!! Thank you Tim for everything :)
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Posted by Jace | August 4, 2015
Child support help
Mr. Sweet was able to keep me from being charged with a felony and out of prison. He was cordial, and always responded to my calls and emails. I could'nt have asked for a more professional and compitent lawyer. Thanks Tim
Posted by Sean D | February 26, 2014
Attorney Sweet.
Mr Sweet is the one the most nicest people i've come to have known due to my unfortunate circumstance , but however he's very articulate very well mannered responsive ,always on time very knowledgeable knows his way around the court room so to speak , i would highly recommend him he's very understanding and cares about the clients needs .i wish i had met Tim before my first encounter with my first attorney which was a nightmare ,and i would not mentioned anything about that because this is about the man Mr Timothy Sweet .
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Posted by Olu | September 29, 2013
Timothy Sweet Review
I found Tim to be a very knowledgable lawyer who handled my case with sensitivity during a difficult time. He is a lawyer who advises but also listens to what his clients want. I would definitely recommend Tim to anyone.
Posted by Emily | August 14, 2013
exemplary attorney
Timothy Sweet is the paradigm of a professional lawyer. His knowledge in law is unparalleled to any other attorney I have known. He is articulate, HONEST, and will represent you to the best of his ability. I have known Timothy for many years, and he has managed the estate of my will. I would not put such trust and responsibility into the hands of any other lawyer but Tim Sweet.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Litigation Associate
  • The Moyer Law Office
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Owner
  • The Law Offices of Timothy M. Sweet
  • 2012 - 2022
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • RI Department of Administration
  • 2007 - 2008
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  • Roger Williams University School of Law, Ralph R. Papitto School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Providence College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005
  • Bishop Hendricken High School
  • Diploma
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Ca. No. K03-0615M
  • confidential
  • Ca. No. 13-4815
  • Confidential


  • East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • ACLU
  • Volunteer
  • 2013 - Present
  • Clean Water Action
  • Volunteer
  • 2013 - Present
  • VLP
  • Volunteer
  • 2013 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Criminal Law Bench/Bar Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Family Court Bench/Bar Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Rhode Island Law Bench Bar Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Best Divorce Lawyer
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2020
  • Top 3 Divorce Layers
  • 3 Best Rated
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Community Service Award
  • Roger Williams University
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Mediation Program
  • Mediation Program
  • 2021
  • Grey Divorce
  • Divorce
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (10)
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked as opposing counsel with Tim on numerous cases. He is a zealous advocate, who aggressively fights for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Timothy Sweet is an exceptional, experienced and well respected lawyer. His knowledge of the law is matched by his skill in the courtroom. He is a talented, zealous advocate who always fights hard for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim is an extremely dedicated attorney who has quickly established himself as a go-to family court resource. If you need assistance with any family court matter, divorce - child custody - child support, be sure to give Tim a call to speak with an experienced legal advocate."
Family Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Sweet is a dedicated family law attorney that I would recommend to any client, colleague or family member."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When a complicated Rhode Island family lawyer matter popped up in an immigration case I was working on, I referred my clients to Mr. Sweet. And he did a fantastic job. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim has a strong commitment to his clients, is well-versed in family law, and is held in high regard by the legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim and I went to law school together, and both grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island. While at law school, it was easy to see how insightful and intelligent Tim is. He has always been well-respected by our peers. I would not hesitate to recommend Tim for family law matters."
Family Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim's accessible demeanor and genuine concern for his clients along with his intense focus on family law practice makes him a go-to lawyer for family law services from divorce litigation to custody agreements and everything in between."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am pleased to endorse my friend and former business partner, Timothy Sweet. I have known Tim for almost fifteen years, both as a friend and a colleague. He is an extremely intelligent individual with a wealth of knowledge. More importantly, he possesses a compassionate demeanor that allows him to work successfully with clients and obtain desired results."
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