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Rhode Island Criminal Attorney, Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer, Rhode Island Crime Lawyer, Rhode Island DUI Lawyer, RI Criminal Attorney, RI Criminal Defense Lawyer, RI Crime Lawyer


You will have questions about how your case will proceedwhat is going to happen next, what the proceedings mean, and how to prepare a strategy for your defense. At the Law Offices of John R. Grasso, our priority is first to keep you informed. You will have direct access to your lawyer. We will return your calls, answer your questions, and explain every step in the justice system process.

As a former police officer, Attorney Grasso knows how to defend even the toughest charges. He will guide you and your case through the system with the time, preparation, respect, and persistence you should expect when you hire a private attorney. We will defend your case the same way we have successfully defended other clients with all types of misdemeanors, felonies, and appeals.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    16 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    16 years, 500 cases
  3. Domestic Violence: 15%
    16 years
  4. Divorce: 10%
    16 years
  5. Immigration: 5%
    16 years



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  • David C. Tapalian

    I endorse this lawyer. He is very experienced in this field. Most important is that he is respected by the Court and opposing counsel. He also has great communication and contact with his clients.


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  • Thomas Murray Spivack

    I endorse this lawyer. It is very clear from many years of experience, contributions and reviews that Mr. Grasso is extremely knowledgeable and highly competent. I wouldn't hesitate recommending him .


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Contact info

John Grasso Attorney at Law

1 Custom House St.
3rd Floor
Providence, RI, 02903


RIAuthorized to practice law200607/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
ContributorRhode Island Bar Journal2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLaw Office of John R. Grasso2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Rhode Island v. SwindellSupreme Court affirmed Superior Court's judgment
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Publication nameTitleDate
Rhode Island Bar JournalCriminal Consequences of Sending False Information on Social Media2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Providence CollegeBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1988
Roger Williams University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Roger Williams UniversityCriminal Justice StudiesMS - Masters of ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Roger Williams University School of LawCriminal Defense2013