Robert E. Craven is the firm’s proprietor and lead trial attorney. Since the founding of Robert E. Craven & Associates, Bob has handled hundreds of personal injury, criminal defense, DUI defense, and medical malpractice cases. Attorney Craven’s experience as a prosecutor makes him uniquely equipped to bring any matter to trial – an increasingly rare skill today. Bob regularly brings both criminal and personal injury matters to trial to get the best results for his clients.
Bob began his legal career as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Rhode Island from 1983 to 1992. During that time, Bob served as lead trial lawyer and Chief of the Public Corruptions Unit. Thereafter, Bob was named the Town Solicitor in Foster, RI (1998-2004), and currently is the Town Solicitor in Charlestown, RI (2007-Present) and Assistant Solicitor for East Providence (2008-Present). Attorney Craven also served as Legal Counsel for the Rhode Island State Board of Elections from 1995 – 2001.
In his 30+ years of experience, Attorney Craven has developed a vast legal expertise. While Bob most regularly handles personal injury, criminal defense, DUI defense, and medical malpractice cases, he also handles many other legal matters. His areas of practice also include: general litigation, tax law, probate and estate planning, state administrative appeals, land use and zoning, product liability, and contract law.
Attorney Craven is well known for his political accomplishments in Rhode Island. From 1994-1996, Attorney Craven served on the Town Council of North Kingstown, RI where he led the fight to develop the Quonset Industrial Park. In November 2012, Attorney Craven was elected to the Rhode Island House of Representatives on behalf of the residents of North Kingstown’s District 32. In his legislative capacity, Attorney Craven applies his legal expertise to sponsor new legislation for the State of Rhode Island.
Attorney Robert E. Craven has also served as an adjunct instructor for the Community College of Rhode Island where he taught law courses in the business department and law department each semester between 1983 and 2002.
Currently, Attorney Craven actively participates in monthly legal clinics rendering free legal advice to those financially unable to employ an attorney. These are sponsored by the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless and the Rhode Island Volunteer Lawyers Program. He is also a participant in the Speakers Bureau of the Rhode Island Bar Association where he lectures and educates school age children as well as law students and colleagues about the law and legal issues. Robert Craven is a proud sponsor of the Special Olympics, and has sponsored, coached, and managed teams in the Wickford, RI Little League.
Attorney Robert Craven is happily married and has two sons. He enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with his family. He is always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need and is generous with his time and advice. Attorney Craven is often heard saying "I’m happy to help" with tremendous sincerity.
|RI||Authorized to practice law||1983||02/08/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Rhode Island Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Rhode Island Super Lawyers||2012|
|Fellow||Rhode Island Bar Association||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Rhode Island Super Lawyers||2011|
|Assistant Solicitor||Town of East Providence, RI||2008 - Present|
|Town Solicitor||Town of Charlestown, RI||2007 - Present|
|Probate Judge||Town of Charlestown, RI||2007 - Present|
|Attorney||Robert E. Craven & Associates||1998 - Present|
|Town Solicitor||Town of Foster, RI||1998 - 2004|
|Legal Counsel||Rhode Island Board of Elections||1995 - 2001|
|Attorney||Craven, Vieira, DiGianfilippo||1995 - 1998|
|Attorney||Wynn & Wynn, PC||1992 - 1995|
|Assistant Attorney General||Rhode Island Attorney General's Office||1983 - 1992|
|Professor||Community College of Rhode Island||1983 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States Supreme Court||Member||2008 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||1984 - Present|
|Rhode Island State Bar||Member||1983 - Present|
|Rhode Island Bar Association||Member||1983 - Present|
|Lawyers Weekly||Criminal Law||2010|
|Boston University||LL.M - Master of Laws||1984|
|New England School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|University of Rhode Island||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|Personal Injury Law||Personal Injury Law in Rhode Island||2009|
|The Act of Jury Selection||Jury Selection||2006|
|Atlantic Regional Conference of CPAs||Liability of CPAs||1998|
|DUI||Not guilty after trial|