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John J Flanagan

Personal injury Attorney at Warwick, RI

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 23 years
    Rhode Island - RI 39 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State RI
    Acquired 1984
    Active No misconduct found

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

About John

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John J. Flanagan has successfully litigated and tried cases throughout southern New England and has been involved in matters in the federal courts in various jurisdictions in the United States. He had practiced law for  over thirty years He is currently handles matters relating to civil litigation including large scale accident claims, business disputes, trademark claims, contested estate and death claims, failure of  insurance coverage, as well as business software disputes, technology and copyright claims, property disputes, contract, shareholder disputes and related business matters.  He is admitted to the Bar in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

His practice focuses on the resolution of both complex and straight forward disputes using his experience in negotiations, arbitrations, litigation and trials in order to get effective resolutions to his client’s problems.

He has handled novel issues, including those of first impression, concerning expert testimony, obligations of entrepreneurs under wage act obligations, third party liens effecting settlement proceeds, fraud and undue influence relating to death benefits, issues relating to governmental ethics, and insurance coverage.

Over the years he has tried a diverse variety of cases in various forums before the state courts, federal courts, commissions, tribunals, court annexed arbitration, and the American Arbitration Association. That blended experience is used every day to advocate for his clients’ interests.

Mr. Flanagan has been active in civic affairs as a coach for both sports and school age trial teams. He has been a mentor, speaker and advisor. He was a recipient of the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico award and has served on various community boards and organizations, including the Suffolk Law School Alumni Board. He began his public service in a prosecutorial role serving as a Public Interest Attorney enforcing the Rhode Island Conflict of Interest law involving violations of public officials, for conflicts relating to personal gain and their public duties. He has been married to his wife Claudia for over thirty years and together they have raised three children. He resides in Greenville Rhode Island and practices law from offices in Warwick, Rhode Island and Norfolk, Massachusetts in partnership with Emanuel D. Torti, Esq. He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and Suffolk University Law School Boston, Massachusetts.

Mr. Flanagan brings a personalized approach to the practice of law, spending hours and dedicating time to meeting clients, who are diverse and varied; many whom he has represented for decades. His clients have included business owners, start-ups entrepreneurs, individuals, corporations, children, victims of discrimination and injury, artists, nurses, architects, lawyers, teachers, professors, heirs of  estates, charitable organizations; of every race, creed and color. His first concern is always his client wellbeing and fashioning solutions to their concerns whether large or small. All matters are held in the strictest trust and confidence.


John J Flanagan
2348 Post Rd
Warwick, RI, 02886-2258
John J Flanagan
146 Main Street
Norfolk, MA, 02056
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2018
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John Flanagan- a genuine, caring attorney who wins for his clients!
I was in an automobile accident that left me in pain and without a car- it was a total loss. John Flanagan was able to successfully secure ample financial compensation for my pain and suffering. But what I found most impressive was his genuine concern for my well-being. The process of hiring an attorney seemed daunting and nerve wracking. John Flanagan made it apparent my health was his primary concern. Because of this, I was able to focus on my recovery while he took care of all the exchanges between the insurance companies. He was always professional and accommodating of my work schedule when scheduling meetings. He was readily available to discuss any questions or concerns I had at any time. I highly recommend John Flanagan.
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Posted by Mike | December 1, 2018
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Competence and Integrity
John Flanagan has been our family Attorney for over 25 years. His services and involvement have run the gambit of car accidents, personal injuries, wills, powers of attorney, general counsel and personal advice, business start-ups and business closings. adoptions, divorces and tort incidents. Our family, in-laws and friends have been very well served for a number of incidents and although when younger, never realized the real importance of a good attorney, John's long term relationship and success is a testimony to his competence, character, integrity and sense of justice in a time where they very difficult to find, if they can be found at all.
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Posted by David | November 28, 2018
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John Flanagan Review
We have worked with John Flanagan over a number of years. We had 2 car accidents and were very pleased with the outcome of both of them. He was very easy to work with. He was always quick to get back to us when we had questions. He always took the time to make sure we understood. I would recommend him and have recommended him to other people and these were also pleased with him. Thanks!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)


  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Clark v. AIG
  • Successfully recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars.
  • Chu v. Legion of Christ
  • Resolved to the success of client in United States District Court.


  • Rhode Island State Bar
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Publico
  • RI Bar Association
  • 1987

Attorney endorsements

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Car accident Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. Based on personal knowledge, Attorney John Flanagan is eminently qualified to handle automobile accident cases and general liability matters. He has done so for many referrals and his clients are always pleased with his attention to detail and his communication with them during the handling of their claim/litigation matter."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Other
"I've retired from the practice of law, but while active, if a client suffered a personal injury, we engaged Attorney Flanagan because: *. His initial assessment of the claim was always solid because of his knowledge and experience as a litigator. *. John always followed up keeping us informed as to the progress of the case and the strategies employed. *. He's human. He understanding the client needs. John is not afraid to got to court - whether State or Federal - to pursue a claim, but also a skilled negotiator if settlement is in order."
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Warwick Personal injury Lawyer John J Flanagan
John J Flanagan
Personal injury Attorney
Warwick, RI
Licensed for 39 years
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