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     Melissa Larsen is an experienced trial attorney and former Rhode Island state prosecutor who brings over a decade of experience in criminal and family law and financial planning to her practice, offering you result-driven representation for your legal issues. 
     Attorney Larsen has a general law practice with a principal focus of criminal defense. She offers experienced representation in all types of criminal cases and brings a wealth of experience from her work as a Special Assistant Attorney General in Rhode Island to provide you with the best defense possible. 


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    13 years
  2. Family: 25%
    6 years
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    6 years



Hourly ($250-300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • John W. Mitchell

    I would highly recommend Melissa Larsen as a criminal defense lawyer. She and I worked as co-counsel on a major federal criminal case in the Federal District Court in Providence. She is highly skilled and looked up to by both the judiciary (both the state and federal bench) and her peers. You would be very well served to retain her as your counsel.


    John Mitchell Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael A. DelSignore

    Melissa is an excellent criminal defense lawyer in Rhode Island. I would highly recommend her if you are charged with refusing a breath test or with DUI. She is very experienced and is one of the top defense lawyers in RI. You should talk to her if you face a DUI charge in Rhode island.


    Michael DelSignore DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

1130 Ten Rod Road
Uniat A-103
North Kingstown, RI, 02852


RIAuthorized to practice law199908/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerLaw Office of Melissa Larsen, Esq.2010 - Present
Special Assistant Attorney GeneralRhode Island Department Of Attorney General2003 - 2010
Fiduciary OfficerBank Of America1998 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense LaywersMember2013 - Present
Rhode Island Bar Association, Criminal Law Bench/Bar CommitteeAttorney Member2011 - Present
Rhode Island Bar AssociationAttorney Member1999 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western New England College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of Rhode IslandPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Cranston High School EastN/AHS Diploma1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Medical Marijuana UpdateMedical Marijuana2013