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Michael C. Judge

DUI and DWI Attorney at Providence, RI

5.0   28 reviews

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Rhode Island attorney concentrating in the areas of DUI Defense, Breathalyzer Refusal Defense, Domestic Violence, Criminal Defense, Expungement and Personal Injury Law.  I will fight for you!  Call me now for a free consultation and thorough case analysis.  Read my reviews and you will see that I have the experience, skills, knowledge and talent to provide you with exceptional legal representation.

Licensed for 31 years
State RI
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 11/15/2022

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

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Michael C. Judge, Attorney At Law
150
Main Street
Providence, RI, 02860

Reviews

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Posted by S. S. S. | March 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI, BAC over 1.51, Accident
I got into trouble with a DUI arrest following a motor vehicle accident, with a BAC of 1.51 and boy am I glad I found Michael Judge. He is extremely professional and is dedicated to his craft. I was scared and had many, many questions. He explained from the very beginning that my case would be difficult, and that he would work very hard to provide the very best representation as he could for a favorable result with the court system. Michael spent hours going over reports and video footage with a fine tooth comb, and found discrepancy in the arrest video in regards to the breathalyzer. My sentence was drastically reduced due to his diligence. 6 months loss of license, probation, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, and hours and hours of community service turned to a 30 day suspension and driving retraining. This attorney works hard for his clients, his reputation, and for his family – and his work ethic shows how much he cares about all three of those things. In the end, I got a favorable result with Michael representing me, and I would absolutely recommend him to any family or friends who may find themselves in this situation in the future.”
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Posted by Alex | July 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Great lawyer helpeyd me out A lot .Always answered when I called. Did a fantastic job Representing me in court.
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Lawyer
I used Mr. Judge in a DUI case. His due diligence got me UNDER minimum sentencing, as well as favorable numbers in regard to my case. I cannot recommend Michael Judge enough!
Posted by Lopez Vincent | December 13, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Michael and his firm are very Dedicated
My sister referred to be Michael and his firm. The lawyer and his team struggled hard for me, and they were very supportive as my big strong brother. They took out the best solution, and I got justice. Somewhat I gained Sizeable amount of money. Thank you, guys. I highly recommend for your dedication and services in town.
Posted by Carla | October 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dui lawyer
Excellent in my dui case. Very explanatory and thorough. He helped me with my first and only offense. His expertise and knowing a lot of cintacts was very helpful. Would definitely recommend.
Posted by Sasha | October 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney; Must Hire
I was extremely impressed with Michael's diligence and his investment with my case. I have never been charged with a DUI case before and was very anxious, until I met him. He eased my nerves and thoroughly kept me updated on what to expect throughout the entire process. He was punctual and attentive with court dates, calls and meeting. He truly put in the effort to go above and beyond. I am more than grateful and impressed by Michael's ability to create the best possible outcome. I highly recommend his services!
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Posted by Luke | July 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in RI
I was given a speeding ticket that represented my fourth traffic violation in one year. My previous violation (speeding ticket one month prior) resulted in a hefty fine and extensive driver retraining hours. I contacted several attorneys in Rhode Island, but only a select few were confident that they could prevent my license from being suspended. I work two jobs and have one quarter left until I receive my bachelor’s degree, so it was imperative that I avoid a license suspension. I knew I only stood a chance by hiring an attorney that had plenty of experience and was well respected throughout the court system. On the day of my court date, Michael had me out of the courtroom in 5 minutes and I am still shocked to say that I was able to pay the ticket without any further disciplinary action. If there’s anyone that can make a miracle happen, it’s Michael Judge. At the very least, he is a genuine, honest, respectable individual that will do anything and everything to help a client.
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Posted by Ronald U. | June 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My opinion
I was very surprised when I decided that I needed a lawyer for my court date in the morning. This man took the time out of his busy day to come to my aid that morning. We met at the court house and discussed my case. I can tell you that I left the court room very happy. I strongly recommend Michael as your lawyer. So grateful to him.
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer that will win you the Case
I had 2 major Violations on my CDL license & received a letter in the mail saying my license was going to be suspended for 60 days unless I requested an appeal in court within 10 days & hiring Michael Judge was the best decision I made
Posted by Roger | November 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best choice
I hired him because I have a commercial drivers license to fight a ticket in Rhode Island fantastic job.
Posted by Jimmy | September 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Texas Resident
I went to drop off my son to college in Providence. The highway was a little confusing and I took a wrong exit and tried to get back to the highway and a police was behind me. I received a speeding ticket. I have a perfect record and never received a ticket before and wanted to keep contested since I was not from the area and never had the intention to speed. Contacted Mr. Judge and he was extremely diligent, professional and dedicated to fight for me. He was able to get me a dismissal without me going to court. Despite it was a minor offense, Mr. Judge took the time and dedication to bring a great resolution. When we don’t know the law and it’s implications; Integrity in a legal professional is what everyone aspire and Mr. Judge is exactly that.
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Posted by Mark | March 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Could not have worked out better
I was in big trouble with certain prison time. Michael was able to get my sentence reduced to short term home confinement using his knowledge and expertise..Very grateful
Posted by Gary | March 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of all possible outcomes
Thanks so much to Michael Judge, for being cordial, comprehensive, informative, available and thoroughly effective in representing me against a DUI and traffic violation. All charges have been dropped expunged and sealed from the public record. Best of all possible outcomes. Highly recommended.
Posted by Rob | April 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, hard-working lawyer that gets the result you need!!
Mike is a very military friendly lawyer that saved my job. He was very honest and thorough with his case analysis and told me from day one what the game plan was. He set out a timeline of events that fit my outcome perfectly and got my DUI Dismissed. Couldn't ask for a better person to represent me. Thanks Mike!!
Posted by david | March 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hiring Michael Judge was the best decision i ever made
in my 47years I have never been arrested until just a few weeks ago on a suspected DUI. Michael explained everything to me in great detail, and answered all my questions. he fought for in the court and helped me get the charges reduced. Thanks to Michael I can breath easier. I would highly recommend any one in this position to speak to Michael Judge before doing anything else.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional and Patient
I hired Mike Judge to assist in a case involving DUI. I had no experience in the area, and Mike made me feel very comfortable. I hope to never be in that situation again, but if I am, there's no question that I'd hire Mike again. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Helpful in a time of need
This was my first time in real trouble with the law and because of Michael I was taken care, provided with all the steps and details I needed to advance and advocate my case, and was honest and direct with me. Michael was able to answer all my questions and made sure I knew about everything that was going. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone in need of legal services in his area of concentration, especially if this is your first offense.
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Posted by Dave | January 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michael Judge represented my son recently in a DUI case
Michael was extremely knowledgeable regarding the issues we were facing relative to a DUI and breathalyzer refusal. He walked us through the process and explained everything that would happen in the Traffic Tribunal, and the court. He told us of our options and was very courteous in answering all our inquiries. We are very glad we had him representing us and feel we got the best possible outcome because of his expert representation.
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Posted by Christopher | December 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeded all expectations in my DUI case
Michael Judge is a very smart and experienced attorney. He does not take the cookie cutter approach to any of his cases as most attorneys would. He took the time to analyze my unique set of circumstances and was able to execute a well thought out plan that greatly exceeded my expectations. I am grateful for being well served by this attorney and would definitely recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Frank | September 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Professional Lawyer
Michael Judge helped me through a tough process. I had never been arrested and had no past experience with the court system. His knowledge and experience with the different judges were unmatched. He guided me to make the right decision for my case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President, Managing Partner
  • Michael C. Judge, Attorney At Law
  • 1996 - Present
  • Senior Associate Trial Attorney
  • Cooper & Sanchez
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Managing Partner, Trial Attorney
  • Kenneth Slade Law Offices
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Government Prosecutor
  • Department of the Attorney General
  • 1990 - 1991
  • Law Clerk, Prosecutor
  • City of Warwick, Legal Department
  • 1989 - 1989
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Federal District Court
  • 1988 - 1988
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Education

  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Rhode Island
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Associations

  • Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Chairman of the Legislation Committee
  • 1993 - 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2021
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Excellence in Mentoring Award
  • Governor Donald L. Carcieri
  • 2007
  • Senate Citation For Having A Positive Impact On Our Youth
  • The Honorable Joseph A. Montalbano, President of the Senate
  • 2007
  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
  • James R. Langevin, United States Congress
  • 2007
  • Citation For Outstanding Dedication To Mentoring
  • William j. Murphy, Speaker of the House of Representatives
  • 2007
  • Citation for Dedication to the Legal Profession
  • Jhon B. Hardwood, Speaker of The Rhode Island House of Representatives
  • 2001
  • 1996 Scholarship Recipient-National Criminal Defense College
  • Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 1996
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Publications

  • Newspaper
  • Pretextual Stops
  • 1991

Speaking Engagements

  • University of Connecticut Guest Lecture
  • Constitutional & Statutory Law
  • 2013
  • The Duch Inn
  • Constitutional Law
  • 1992

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (22)
Unknown Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a collegial, experienced and respected attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Attorney Michael Judge in the area of DUI and DWI Defense in the State of Rhode Island. He is one of my go-to attorneys whenever I have a Rhode Island matter that needs to be handled."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Judge is a highly respected attorney among his peers. He is knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated to his clients- he is exactly an advocate you would want on your side!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have observed Attorney Michael Judge zealously represent his clients since the 1990s. Attorney Judge's experience helps him obtain excellent results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Michael. He is my go to lawyer when my clients have criminal matters pending."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael Judge is knowledgeable and effective in the area of DUI and DWI. Mike has an excellent reputation amongst his peers."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Michael is a smart and zealous advocate for his clients. I highly recommend Michael for DUI & DWI matters as well as general criminal defense."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Judge is known for representing his clients zealously and ethically, particularly, in DUI cases. Having started as a rule 9 intern in the Attorney General's office prosecuting breathalyzer refusals, he has since built his practice defending the same crimes he was taught to prosecute. This type of experience should not be minimized."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Michael Judge. I've had the pleasure of knowing him since our law student days clerking at the Rhode Island Dept of Attorney General prosecuting breathalyzer refusals. In private practice over 27+ years, he has developed an expertise helping clients dealing with DUI and DWI matters. I consider Michael the go-to lawyer for these type of legal concerns and have great confidence in his legal skills."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When they say "here comes the Judge' ... sometimes, they are referring to this fine fellow who has been practicing since 1991."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael Judge is an excellent and caring lawyer. He gives his clients realistic expectations and then strives to meet or exceed those expectations. If I had been charged with a crime, I would want him on my side."
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Speeding and traffic ticket
Divorce and separation
Estate planning
DUI and DWI
Animal and dog bites
Immigration
Workers compensation
Employment and labor
Estate planning
Workers compensation
Bankruptcy and debt
Personal injury