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Jason Knight

Criminal defense Attorney at Providence, RI

5.0   18 reviews
  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 18 years
    Rhode Island - RI 18 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State RI
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jason

Learn Jason’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Practicing criminal defense for all criminal charges in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

  2. DUI and DWI
    Practicing DUI defense for all DUI and OUI charges in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

  3. Juvenile law
    Practicing juvenile law for all criminal charges in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    Practicing traffic law for all traffic charges in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Jason Knight is a licensed attorney in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He is also admitted to practice in the Rhode Island Federal District Court. He is a former Rhode Island State Prosecutor with years of experience litigating criminal cases. 


Jason earned his law degree from Suffolk Law School in Boston, Massachusetts in 2005. Between 2006 and 2010, Jason served as a Special Assistant Attorney General with the Rhode Island Department of Attorney General. During that time, Jason prosecuted hundreds of cases involving all manner of criminal conduct such as DUI and breathalyzer refusals, domestic violence, narcotics possession and trafficking, weapons charges, sexual assaults, child molestations, and homicide. Jason has been in private practice since 2010 and represents the rights of individuals in the courts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts daily. 


Jason is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a contributing author of “A Practical Guide to DUI in Rhode Island” published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. Jason also lectures other lawyers on criminal law matters, law and technology issues, and is a regular guest speaker at the Roger Williams Law School criminal defense clinic.


Before becoming a lawyer, Jason was an enlisted nuclear propulsion technician in the United States Navy. After the Navy, Jason earned his undergraduate degree from Emerson College in Boston and worked for years as a theatrical production manager in the city’s performing arts community. 


Jason lives in Barrington, Rhode Island with his wife and two children. Jason is also a member of the 2010 class of Leadership Rhode Island.


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Law Office of Jason Knight
1 Turks Head Place
Suite 1440
Providence, RI, 02903

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Posted by Jacob | April 10, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
ATTORNEY Jason Knight is the best
I spoke to Jason last year December 2023 regarding a CDL case l had in Rhode Island. In fact Jason handled everything successfully to my satisfaction. I recommend Attorney Jason Knight to the world, thank you
Posted by Brent | September 17, 2022
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Top tier attorney
I ended up with the result that I was hoping for and although I know that can't be guaranteed Jason put the time and effort in to make sure that I was well informed, comfortable with the process and in this case receive the best possible outcome. Although I never hope to be in a situation in the future that I need Jason's services I would not hesitate to retain him again. I can say with certainty that he is doing everything that he can to defend you.
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Posted by Michael | June 28, 2019
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You cannot afford NOT to hire Attorney Jason Knight
Facing certain legal troubles in regards to a family member, I decided to hire Jason based on his online reviews and it turned out to be a great decision. He was very thorough always accessible. Criminal charges can be quite nerve wracking and potentially life altering. I would highly recommend hiring Attorney Knight to anyone.
Posted by Chris | January 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Got the best possible result in a long hard fought case
To start my case was very difficult so it was an uphill battle from the beginning. He was always available to guide me, keep me updated, answer my questions and was always honest and attentive. We occasionally butted heads but that was due to the high stress of the case and differing viewpoints on how to get to the end result. In the end he was able to secure the best possible plea deal. The judge even remarked how hard he fought for me. Just about every police officer and probation officer have been amazed at the offer I was given for my extremely difficult case. So despite some differing of opinions I will always recommend Jason and stand by his decisions.
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Posted by Kyle | November 15, 2016
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Asked me what I wanted and made it happen.
Jason Knight had a great approach to my case. I was facing some serious DUI charges and from the first consultation he asked me what I wanted to happen. I told him that I needed to keep my license and my job and he made that happen. I am so thankful for his keen insight and ability helping me to keep my life on track and intact.
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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2016
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Traffic case recommend the best attorney Jason Knight
Attorney Knight is rigorous and meticulous in his approach. He has great knowledge and developed a efficient strategy on the case, and it had produced great outcome for my case. I am completely satisfied with Mr. Knight's work on my behalf, and strongly recommend him to those who look for an intelligent and competent lawyer in this area.
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2016
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A+++ No B.S kinda guy, gets results!
Being a Military Veteran I need an experienced Attorney with a straight forward, detailed plan of attack. Jason was able to successfully negotiate (using the Valor Act) the dismissal of my O.U.I in Massachusetts. I would highly recommend Jason Knight, he contacts you back promptly, keeps you informed, and does what he says he can do. He absolutely never under delivered.
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Posted by Crystal | May 16, 2016
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Best Lawyer ever encountered!!! Highly Recommended
I couldn't have been more happier on the outcome of my ticket violation case. I was afraid that I would lose and had my doubts even though I was innocent, but Jason was amazing and asked all the right questions to get the answers we needed and the judge Dismissed it. He constantly kept in contact with me by phone or email and always responded promptly. Highly Recommended and I can't thank you enough for how you fought for me and gave 100% to my case. If ever needed in the future I wouldn't think about anyone else representing me but Jason Knight. Thank you again!
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Posted by Evelina | July 29, 2015
Respectable Attorney
Attorney Knight is one of the most respectable attorneys that I know. He handled my legal matter promptly and kept me abreast of everything that it entailed. He is knowledgeable about the law and advised me of all my legal options. I highly recommend Attorney Knight as he truly values your best interest.
Posted by Kelly | May 23, 2015
Outstanding Support In a Difficult Situation
Most importantly Jason worked hard and got us a fair and reasonable outcome. He is extremely respectful, highly knowledgeable, and very quick to respond when you have questions. While our case was just another case in his workload, he understood it was a significant, unusual, and extremely stressful life event for us. He helped us make the best of a bad situation. We had very basic questions on how the process worked yet he never made us feel like any question was dumb.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2015
Recommend without any reservation whatsoever!
My wife and I have worked with Attorney Knight for situations involving two of our family members over the past 2 years. We have enjoyed all of our interactions with him from the first time we met him in his office. He is all that you want out of an attorney--professional, dedicated, thoughtful, appropriately assertive, and assures the best results occur. On top of that he is extremely courteous, caring, not arrogant, organized, engaging, and responsive to messages and emails. In interacting with our family members he talked with them at their level and made sure they understood all that was occuring, and told them everything in a direct, appropriate manner. He also is extremely knowledgeable and if he is not sure of something, he will get the answer. We felt his fees were fair. We recommend his services without reservation and Jason would be our first contact should we need legal representation again.
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2015
Assertive & Sensitive all in one
My family and I agree Jason offered insight and equal weight to all of the perspectives of the situation. I feel like he reflected on our situation from the perspectives of a professional lawyer, as someone who remembers being a teenager (our case involved our teenager), and as a parent. The office staff was courteous, always polite and Jason 100% always got back to me during office hours or after. I felt like my concerns were handled confidentially and sensitively. When you need a lawyer, you're already very emotionally charged and may feel like you have no control over the situation; you need a lawyer who makes you feel better, calms you down, puts things into perspective and makes you feel like everything is under control - Jason did that for us. He didn't sugar-coat things though either, he told us the "good and the bad" news...again, you need honesty and transparency in a lawyer - Jason offered us that in a professional, judgement-free, intelligent manner. I appreciate all Jason did for my family very much. I feel like he goes above and beyond his responsibilities by being not just a professional, but a gentleman.
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Posted by Gorky D. | February 24, 2015
Life changing experience!
When false allegations where brought up against me the ONLY lawyer who responded at 1am himself (not and answering service) was Jason Knight! Who specializes in the type of charger that I was accused of and has a great success rate on may I say. Not only he gave my wife sense of security but also showed up at 6am (5 hours later) to represent me as he promised my wife. Only my family and Jason himself (who sat with me every step of the way) can comprehend how his services change my life significantly! Thanks to Him and his firm I can continue to kiss my kids goodnight and continue my life as it was!
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2012
You want Jason on your side.
Jason helped me with a case involving a violent ex-partner who was continuing to make my life difficult through legal means. I had actually consulted with Jason in the early stages. Where other lawyers were jaded, merely half-listening to the situation and quick to secure their fee, Jason was empathetic yet straightforward: he pointed out that with a little effort I could handle the matter myself and shouldn't have to spend the money. When the situation became complicated hiring Jason was an easy decision. I recommend him as your attorney without hesitation. Here's why: not only was Jason pro-active throughout our dealings and in his handling of the case, but he was also consistently intelligent, strategic, and effective in securing results and in offering advice. He patiently guided me through the mess of legalities involved in cross-jurisdiction. He tenaciously followed up with all the parties involved and he clearly logged more hours than he billed. He showed genuine concern throughout the process and treated me like a human being and not just a client. All this, as well as his calm confidence, helped me get through one of the most stressful and difficult times I've had to experience and I will be ever grateful for his work.
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Posted by Edward | June 11, 2011
Proactive,quick response and very knowledable.
He had a frivolous case dismissed and expunged very quickly. He was an active listener, as well as offering sound practical advice.He answered all the questions we had quickly and precisely and followed up on everything.
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2011
DUI with special circumstances
I was on a special work assignment in Providence RI when I was pulled over and arrested for DUI. Besides being an "out of towner" there were other complications that could have led to some pretty serious charges. Attorney Knight, responded to my call for help within 30 minutes, saw me the next morning, calmed me down with his empathy and was in court for me 2 days after my arrest. My assignment was ending and I was due to fly back home 5 days after my arrest, but I couldn't do that unless I had the court's permission to do so. He was able to get me permission to leave the state, permission to represent me w/out me having to go back to RI to appear in court and was able to negotiate a great "settlement" on my behalf. Without giving all details to my case, I just want to tell everyone who is considering using him, that he IS what he says he is; does what he says he's going to do; calls when he says he going to call, and on top of knowing the laws and where to find the right answers, he was very professional and listened/explained what the legal processes were going to be like and understood my issue. His integrity in handling my case and handling my issue, was very high. I TOTALLY AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND USING ATTORNEY JASON KNIGHT!!
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Posted by Gary | April 26, 2011
What people want in a lawyer
I hired Atty Knight for a debt collection case I had going back to 2001. He was the 3rd lawyer I hired for this case and was truly cut from a different cloth. He was straight up,he backed up his talk with action and he was extremely knowledgeable. Atty Knight was very fair on the price, honored our atty /client arrangement when there was extra work and treated me like a valued client at all times. He did all kinds of research and extra work which my case required and even found it exciting and intoxicating to do! In fact Atty Knight was such a great lawyer to work with I have no desire to work with anyone else. He took care of my collection case so quickly and without any problems that I am still somewhat in shock. They should all be like Jason Knight.
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Posted by Maddock | April 20, 2011
Terrific IEP/Special Education Advocat
When our child was denied special education services, and four written requests for her records were denied by the principal of our child's school, we hired Mr. Knight. Not only did he guide us through the system, he recommended the appropriate clinical professionals to evaluate our child's abilities. The clinicians found that our daughter did in fact have a significant disability, which had also been found by the school department's screening exam. Mr. Knight succeeded in getting the school to release our child's *entire* educational record, including the screening exam the school did not want us to see. He succeeded in getting the school to initiate an RTI (Response to Intervention) while the clinical evaluations proceeded. And he represented us at every RTI and IEP evaluation meeting until the school made the appropriate decision to provide our child with the special education services she will need to learn. None of those outcomes would have happened without Mr. Knight's representation. We simply could not have navigated the complexity of a system that was completely alien and seemingly stacked against us. Without Mr. Knight, our child would have been doomed to fail in school. We can never thank him enough.
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Work Experience

  • State Representative
  • State of Rhode Island House
  • 2017 - Present
  • Special Education Hearing Officer
  • State of Rhode Island
  • 2013 - Present
  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Jason Knight
  • 2010 - Present
  • Special Assistant Attorney General
  • Rhode Island Department of Attorney General
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Contract Attorney
  • Ferruci Russo PC
  • 2005 - 2006
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  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Emerson College
  • BFA
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Vehicle registration offense
  • Client admitted responsibility for an equipment violation which did not affect his license. All other charges were dismissed.
  • Probation violation
  • Client resolved the case by agreeing to a period of counseling and monitoring by the court.
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Case dismissed.
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  • Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Jurisprudence Award in Securities Regulation
  • Suffolk Law School
  • 2005
  • Jurisprudence Award in Professional Responsibility
  • Suffolk Law School
  • 2004
  • Best Oral Advocate
  • Suffolk Law School
  • 2003


  • RI Bar Association
  • Practical Skills – Criminal Law Practice
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • RI Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • Virtual Office
  • 2014
  • Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • E Filing
  • 2014
  • Rhode Island Bar Association Food for Thought
  • Law and Technology
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to endorse Jason Knight. Of the many attorneys I have observed only one has integrated technology to the extent Jason has. Jason leverages his technological know-how to help him meticulously prepare his cases. You can trust that Jason will use his passion, knowledge, and dedication to get you excellent results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to endorse Attorney Jason Knight. Working in the same office suite as Mr. Knight allows me to witness the dedication he puts into each of his cases. In the courtroom, Jason is capable and formidable; with his clients he is patient and compassionate, and is always available to answer their questions. If I was ever arrested or suspected of a crime, I would want Jason Knight by my side fighting for me. He brings exceptional talent, experience, and perspective to the most difficult cases. Call Mr. Knight, I am sure you will not be disappointed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having worked with Attorney Jason Knight, I strongly recommend him to any individual facing Criminal Charges in Rhode Island."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jason Knight is an excellent criminal defense and trial attorney. I have worked with Attorney Knight on a couple of matters and he is responsive, knowledgeable, and helpful. He is both tough and compassionate, strategic and practical. Attorney Knight is the lawyer to whom I turn on any criminal questions and the only lawyer to whom I refer my clients on criminal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jason. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Education Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Knight is a former state prosecutor that knows how to achieve great results for his clients. He is well respected and hard working."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had a case against Jason when he was a Prosecutor for the Attorney General's Office. Jason is now in Private Practice. Jason is a smart, hardworking diligent attorney who fights for his client with great Courtroom Presence. Jason is highly respected in the Rhode Island Legal system."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason Knight is a skilled and experienced criminal defense trial lawyer. Jason has the highest ethical standards and is passionate about his clients and his work. Jason works tirelessly to ensure the best outcomes for his clients. As a former prosecutor, he understands the criminal defense system more intimately than most lawyers. I highly recommend Jason Knight."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason and I worked as adversaries when he prosecuted for the Attorney General's office. I can say without question that he was always honorable, forthright and had command of Rhode Island's criminal laws. He is an outstanding lawyer and I'm pleased he's now a defense lawyer."
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Jason Knight
Criminal defense Attorney
Providence, RI
Licensed for 18 years
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