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  1. Family: 40%
    38 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    38 years, 500 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    38 years, 500 cases
  4. Probate: 10%
    38 years, 150 cases



Hourly ($200-300/hour), contingent (30-33%), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Joseph. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Carol L. Ricker

    Joe is a hardworking and tireless advocate for his clients. His 34 years of experience in a wide range of litigation areas affords him a perspective not shared by many other lawyers. I highly recommend him to any individual or entity that needs an attorney in the litigation arena.


    Carol Ricker Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

873 Warwick Avenue
Warwick, RI, 02888


RIAuthorized to practice law197707/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Office of Joseph M. Rameaka2000 - Present
Bail CommissionerRI Judiciary1989 - Present
Partner - LitigationGelfuso & Lachut1989 - 1999
Chief Special CounselRI Department of Transportation1986 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
RI Bar AssociationN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New England School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1977
Holy Cross CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1973