|Massachusetts - MA||23 years|
|Rhode Island - RI||29 years|
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Achieving outstanding results for my clients is worth the time that it takes to be thoroughly prepared for aggressive advocacy. I am a former Rhode Island state prosecutor who has represented clients in complex and highly sensitive litigation matters in Rhode Island Family Court and in District, Superior, Supreme and Federal Court in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
For all legal matters, I review the facts and evidence, researching the law that is applicable to those facts. Thereafter, I give great consideration to making strategic and tactical decisions specific for each case. I discuss with you my proposed strategy, remaining open-minded to your input. Throughout the process, I am happy to answer all of your questions so that you know our plan and what to expect.
I am the most competitive attorney I know. I perform well under pressure. I don't give up; I find a way to win. I never save anything for the swim back.
In Family Court, I have litigated many types of cases, including Grandparents Rights, complex divorces, contentious child custody matters, and ordinary, less contentious divorce and custody situations. I am certified by the Rhode Island Family Court as a Guardian Ad Litem. In 2022, I received a Certificate in Child and Family Forensic Issues from the Center for Excellence for Children, Families, and the Law at William James College.
I prosecute and defend Restraining Order Motions and Protection from Abuse Orders in Family Court, District Court, and Superior Court.
In Criminal defense advocacy, I apply my extensive criminal law knowledge and experience to representing clients in all criminal matters - from serious felonies such as murder, sex crimes, and distribution of controlled substances – to misdemeanor cases such as domestic assaults and traffic-related offenses. I have litigated over one hundred DUI cases.
At my most recent jury trial, my co-counsel and I received a not-guilty verdict on all counts in a First Degree Sexual Assault case. The state's offer was fifteen years imprisonment. We fought back and won.
I represent clients in state and federal courts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. I am admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America. In 2021, in my latest appeallate case, I won on behalf of my client before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
I have written and argued well-known cases before the Rhode Island Supreme Court, including prevailing against then-Attorney General (now U.S. Senator) Sheldon Whitehouse in the seminal case of Diane S. Cronan ex rel. State v. John J. Cronan 774 A.2d 866. I have also written and argued often-cited cases such as State v. Paull and State v. Chalk.
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