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Craig James Hein

DUI and DWI Attorney at Newport, RI

5.0   29 reviews

Licensed for 8 years

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LAW. LIFE. RESULTS.

Attorney Craig Hein and the Offices of Craig Hein Law are dedicated to providing clients with diligent representation during what can be some of the most difficult times in one's life. Whether it is the dissolution of a marriage, or a pending criminal charge, Attorney Hein provides aggressive representation alongside personal care for each client during every step of the process.

Attorney Hein takes his experience and wealth of knowledge in all aspects of Trial Practice to ensure the best experience and outcome for all of his clients.

Attorney Hein has worked side by side with some of the nation's most experienced and respected Attorneys on some of Rhode Island's largest cases. He is determined to bring the same level of advocacy to your case.

Craig Hein Law welcomes you.

Licensed for 8 years
State RI
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 01/13/2023

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

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CRAIG HEIN LAW
One Court House Sq
Newport, RI, 02840-2962

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Instills aspirations for hope and confident reassurance with his knowledge of the law
When facing legal trouble I found myself confused and fearful of what it all could mean for me, consequence wise and how to navigate through it all. Thankfully, Craig Hein picked up the phone everytime, early morning and late at night he always had an open line of communication. His directions were very clear for my understanding, he spoke with confidence, understanding and was reassuring that it would all be okay.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Choice Possible
From the minute I contacted Craig, he made my case his first priority. I was charged with a DUI and unsure where to turn. Finding Craig was the ultimate win. I felt comfortable and confident that he could represent my best interests. Craig was informative and made himself available when I had questions. Craig was unbelievable in court and his experience and talent were both apparent. I hope to never need a lawyer again, but if I need one- Craig Hein has my business
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Posted by Eric | January 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Services
Craig Hein handled my DUI case proceedings in a prompt, professional manner. He was there to instruct me in the process and answer my questions. Would highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Legal Defense You Will Find
Mr. Hein was outstanding to work with alongside Mr. Hagan and both came highly recommended. Truly incredible at managing client expectations while delivering the best possible legal outcome. Goes the extra mile to ensure the client is informed and aware of everything that is going on at every step of the way. Highest Recommendation Possible. THANK YOU.
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Posted by Tim | November 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Goes the extra mile
From my first phone call with Craig I knew I had found the right attorney to represent me. Throughout my case he was clear, direct, and responsive. At every stage he explained what options were available and recommended how we should proceed I was and am proud and grateful to refer to him as "my attorney." Recently, more than a year after my case was settled, he literally went the extra mile for me. A state office had lost some documentation that I had submitted, which in turn set off a series of other confusing and frustrating problems. To resolve it, he spent the better part of his day going to the state office on my behalf - during the pandemic - and due to his expertise, dedication, and professionalism, he sorted out the problem before day's end. On a scale of 1-5 stars, Craig's is a 10-star rating, at least.
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Posted by Bob | July 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the best
My son and I didn’t know where to turn when he got into legal trouble; thank God we found Craig Hein. His compassion, understanding and caring made a difficult time much easier. Craig took the time to listen and worked diligently to help us. He answered questions in a way we could understand and returned phone calls promptly — something many lawyers don’t do. He also is there when the case is finished, taking our calls and helping us after the case was resolved. I didn’t have a good impression of lawyers before finding him, but he changed my mind. He’s simply the best.
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Posted by Mike | January 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Absolute Best
I had spoken with half a dozen lawyers before stumbling upon Craig Hein. My situation was unique and I had been told by multiple firms that my case could not be won and to give up. Craig worked diligently and was able to get everything taken care of without me even having to appear in court. He is an honest man who cares about his clients. If you want the BEST, look no further.
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Posted by Victoria | December 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely professional and intelligent attorney
Craig Hein is a knowledgeable attorney who is extremely dedicated to helping his clients. He is easy to contact and communicate with, and is very understanding and honest when talking to clients. He works diligently on his cases, and is very professional in court. Craig provided exceptional legal representation, and I will recommend him to anyone in need of legal assistance.
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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super Lawyer
I cannot say enough good things about Craig. Excellent services, knowledge and professionalism. He was my beacon of hope, something like a superhero when it came to my case.
Posted by Rolando | December 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional
He is a great lawyer,very knowledgeable of the laws in Rhode Island ,he answered any questions I had right away and explained every posible outcome in my case.
Posted by Michelle | December 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional attorney who delivers w the at he promises.
Craig Hein did an excellent job helping us deal with a difficult situation. I would highly recommend him to anyone who lives in Newport, but also if you need a matter taken care of and you live out of state. Craig returned all calls and texts promptly and he is an on spot attorney.
Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Awesome attorney. Really put the extra effort in and was a great communicator with clients. I highly recommend Craig if you want a personable, and well-respected attorney.
Posted by Tory | March 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Satisfied
Craig was extremely informative and truthful about the possible outcomes. I appreciate that he was upfront about everything and was a straight shooter. He ultimately got me the best possible result and I am very grateful! I would gladly recommend Craig to anyone I know that's in need of a fantastic lawyer.
Posted by Alex | March 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Craig Hein Review
Craig Hein did a great job assisting me throughout the case I was involved in. Craig was very thorough and detail-oriented in getting all of the information that he needed. He was very understanding and helpful with me and my family, explaining everything we needed to know. Craig worked very hard to get the end result that I was hoping for in this case. Overall, I recommend Craig to everybody, he is very personable, reasonable, understanding, and helpful.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional lawyer
When I went to Craig I was stressed, confused and frustrated. He not only calmed me down, but spoke to me like a person. He is very knowledgeable without being smug and I appreciate that he told me what I needed to hear when I needed it. I would recommend him to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Decision
Having had absolutely no prior experience with legal issues, the task of finding a lawyer was almost equally as stressful as the situation I had gotten myself into. After interviewing several lawyers in the area, it was clear that Craig Hein was the best choice. His confidence and thorough comprehension of my DUI case made me very comfortable about my decision. From the very beginning, it felt like he made my case a top priority. Throughout the process he was extraordinarily professional, focused, and motivated to make sure I would be in the best position possible once my case closed. I truly appreciated his patience as I struggled to wrap my head around my options. No matter how many questions I asked he never failed to give me a direct, concise answer. I am very grateful and happy with the results of my case and cannot thank Craig enough for his work.
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Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best attorneys in Newport, RI
Mr. Hein was able to give me the professional legal services I needed in addition to going above and beyond with him time. He conducts himself in a professional, charismatic, and well-organized manner. I would recommend his services to a friend.
Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He will fight for you!
I was charged with a refusal a little while back. I found myself in a bit of a predicament because I need my car for work. I interviewed a couple of local attorneys and was not impressed, to say the least. They seemed knowledgeable and trustworthy, but it seemed to me that they were just going by the book and going through the motions. Something was missing. I was referred to Craig Hein from an attorney I have done work with in my profession. He told me Craig is one of the top DUI/refusal attorneys around and specializes in cases similar to mine. I was a little worn down from the interviews already but figured I would give Craig a shot. Craig impressed me from the very first time we met. He was very positive and energetic. He clearly knew the law inside and out and gave me a feeling that he would fight beyond what anyone else could offer me which gave me great comfort and confidence. He calmed my nerves which was a big help, the other attorneys made everything regarding the outcome so uncertain. He told me where I stood and what I could expect. Craig also told me the names of all the judges and prosecutors I may encounter and how each of them may affect the outcome of the case. In our initial meeting Mr. Hein told me what I could expect regarding my sentencing and that he would fight his hardest to get the minimum sanctions. He came through with all of his promises and was able to get me the minimum sanctions for my charges. I was back on the road in no time and was able to keep my job. He was as excited as I was when I heard the news. If you are looking for an attorney that knows the laws inside and out, has built relationships with all judges and prosecutors will encounter, and fight to get you the best deal possible Craig Hein is the man to get the job done.
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An ACE
I am VERY happy with my decision to hire Craig. He was thorough, diligent and extremely helpful. He walked me through everything step by step to ensure my understanding and help me make the right decisions moving forward. I would DEFINITELY recommend him.
Posted by Tyler | March 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy, prompt & professional. Craig Hein delivers.
This year, I had the unfortunate experience of dealing with excessive harassment from my upstairs neighbors to the point where I felt legal intervention was necessary. Craig Hein was the first call I made. Craig informed me of my legal rights as a tenant as well as what possible options I had available moving forward with this situation. He went out of his way to personally contact my landlord and he eventually found a way to remedy the situation without having to go to court. Craig was always available when I needed to meet in person or speak on the phone and is a true professional. Even when my frustrations got the best of me, Craig was there to assure me things would work out in my favor as long as he was in my corner. Craig is a young, passionate attorney and someone who will go the extra mile to make sure you are always protected. Thank you Craig!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Craig Hein Law
  • 2015 - Present
  • Apprentice
  • Kevin Hagan Law
  • 2013 - Present
  • Apprentice
  • Flanagan Law Offices LLC
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Intern
  • Houlihan, Managhan and Kyle, Ltd
  • 2009 - 2013
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Education

  • Roger Williams University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Salve Regina University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Associations

  • Newport Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Professional Excellence
  • Rhode Island Monthly Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (3)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Craig Hein is a very intelligent and compassionate criminal and family law attorney who knows his stuff and has a great relationship with members of the legal community. Craig is always available and very attentive to his client's needs. Above all Craig is a great human being who genuinely cares for his clients. He is not only a colleague but a great friend as well and I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Hein possesses an innate understanding of the complex nuances of the law. He is extremely knowledgable, thorough and accessible. Highly recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Other
"I have known Craig since he was in law school, and since that time, he has proven himself to be a dedicated, passionate, zealous advocate. I am confident that he will have a successful and accomplished career as an attorney, and believe in his capabilities."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Craig and I worked together on a complicated federal bribery case in the US District Court in Rhode Island - which resulted in an acquittal on all counts. His knowledge, perseverance and commitment were a substantial reason why the defense team was able to win the case. I enthusiastically endorse Craig ("CJ") Hein. And I would add that - in addition to being a capable and dedicated lawyer - he is a very solid fellow."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of going through law school with Craig and working with him numerous times. Craig is a thoughtful, thorough, and relentless advocate. If you're looking for an attorney who not only cares about your case and will be just as personally invested as you are, but has the knowledge and skill to achieve the outcome you desire, Craig is your man."
Government Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Hein represented a governing body that I Chair on a complex issue involving employment law, pension law, and administrative appeals. He successfully negotiated a settlement that ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of dollars to the governing body. Attorney Hein's development of a solid evidentiary record, negotiation skills, and business acument achieved a terrific result on a big ticket case."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I fully endorse this lawyer based upon our work together in a complex litigation in the U.S. District Court in Providence. He is committed, bright, and extremely hard-working."
Family Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Craig is an excellent attorney - smart, responsive and a pleasure to deal."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Craig Hein exhibits fine qualities as an attorney. Representing the defendant in a law suit, Attorney Craig Hein impressed me with his professional energy on behalf of his clients, his legal method in researching and supporting and litigating his client’s position, and his professional demeanor and communication. Craig Hein demonstrated to me the qualities I look for in a fellow attorney."
Family Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. I have worked on matters with Craig as co-counsel, and have referred other matters to him directly. His knowledge of the law is impressive. He is aggressive and efficient in resolving matters. Craig is a great choice for your criminal defense and family law matters."
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Newport DUI and DWI Lawyer Craig James Hein
Craig James Hein
DUI and DWI Attorney
Newport, RI
Licensed for 8 years
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