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Kara Hoopis Manosh

Criminal defense Attorney at Providence, RI

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Rhode Island - RI 43 years
    Massachusetts - MA 18 years
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State RI
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About Kara

Learn Kara’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    Defending Rhode Islanders accused of federal and state crimes: Murder, robbery, firearms, sexual, drugs, theft, and computer offenses.

  2. Domestic violence
    20%

  3. Drug Crime
    20%

  4. Appeals
    18%
    We’ll never stop fighting. Criminal appeals, leveling appeals, post-conviction relief and sentence reductions.

  5. Sex crime
    12%

Attorney Kara Hoopis Manosh has dedicated her career to defending the rights of the accused, handling thousands of cases across Rhode Island's courthouses. Nationally trained by esteemed organizations such as The Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy and The National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, she brings exceptional expertise to every case.


Manosh holds an LL.M in Trial Advocacy from the California Western School of Law, specializing in Federal Criminal Law. Her outstanding legal acumen is reflected in her "Superb" Avvo Rating of 10.0 and recognition as a "Top Attorney" by the Who's Who directory. Additionally, she has been nationally ranked by the SuperLawyers organization for her exemplary legal prowess.


Refusing prosecution and advocating for her clients' voices to be heard, Manosh is driven by a deep commitment to justice. Her dedication extends beyond the courtroom, actively advocating for systemic improvements in the criminal justice system.
With extensive experience as an Assistant Public Defender at the Rhode Island Office of the Public Defender, Manosh has handled various divisions, including Adult Trial and Newport County. She has also contributed her expertise as an Extern at the Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc., and in the Case Screening Unit of the California Innocence Project.


Manosh is admitted to the bars of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, as well as the United States District Court for the State of Rhode Island and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Actively involved in court panels, she continues to expand her knowledge through expert training and collaboration in areas such as neuropsychology, DNA analysis, and criminal street gangs.


Committed to helping individuals rebuild their lives after the devastation of criminal accusations, Manosh provides personalized and relentless advocacy to every client she serves. With a comprehensive understanding of the law and a compassionate approach to client representation, she remains dedicated to achieving justice for those she represents.

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Location

Manosh Payette Criminal Defense Attorneys
101 Dyer Street
Suite 2D
Providence, RI, 02903

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by John Grasso | February 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Tireless Advocate
Attorney Manosh clearly knows what she is doing, cares about her clients, and proves it over and over again. The work Attorney Manosh did for me made me feel confident and in good hands. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to a friend, family member, or colleague.
Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney & Advocate
Sometimes life's circumstances require navigating the particulars of our legal system and that journey is certainly made easier with Manosh Law. Like most, my legal needs required an experienced attorney who understood the details of my case and they related to governing laws. But I also needed an attorney who would listen, advise & educate me throughout the process. Attorney Kara Manosh did exactly that. The consistency of her timely responses to all my inquiries - regardless of the hour - gave me the confidence and trust that Kara was treating my case as I was treating it: with the utmost importance and priority. Providing calming words and perspective when needed, Kara proved time-and-again she cared not only about my case but for me as an individual. I would recommend this firm to anyone without hesitation: Manosh Law took on a role as my attorney and ended as a trusted advisor and advocate who will always be my first call if life's circumstances involve the legal system again.
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Posted by frank | November 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
she strives to get you through a hard time.
Kara is the best she guided me the hole way. She is a great lawyer but more a great person i was a nervous wrek she promised everything was fine and guess was she right and successful i am tellin you call her best service possible
Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2015
the best!
I normally don't write reviews but I felt I had to give credit to Kara. Unfortunately she's not the first lawyer I've worked with, but shes the best there is! She worked tirelessly on my case and really knows the law. She was so easy to get in touch with and treated me with respect.
Posted by Robin | May 18, 2015
legal help
I called for help with some legal Advice and Kara was so easy to talk to, and answered every questioned I had. I can't thank her enough. She is someone you want on your side.
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2015
Protected my Rights!
I was introduced to Kara after several other firms wouldn't take my case or even return my phone calls. She stood by my side and won the case for me. I am so happy this is behind me now, and would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2015
Highly recommend!!
I was extremely pleased with the results of my case. She was professional honest and answered all of my questions and phone calls promptly. I Recommend this firm to any of my friends or Family who need help.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Manosh Payette Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2023 - Present
  • Owner
  • Kara Hoopis Manosh, Attorney and Counselor at Law
  • 2015 - 2023
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Rhode Island Office of the Public Defender
  • 2007 - 2015
  • Associate Counsel
  • Gidley, Sarli & Marusake
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Student intern
  • Federal Defenders Of San Diego, Inc.
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Student Intern
  • California Innocence Project
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Research intern
  • The Honorable Stephen J. Fortunato, Jr.
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • LL.M.
  • 2006
  • Roger Williams University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Rhode Island
  • B.A.
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of RI vs. Jose M.
  • NOT GUILTY
  • State of RI vs. Ronald S.
  • NOT GUILTY
  • State of RI vs. Joshua F.
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawye
  • President
  • 2022 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Director of Communications
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2016
  • Richard Casparian District Court Award
  • Rhode Island Public Defender
  • 2007

Publications

  • The Mouthpiece
  • A Tale of Two Lawyers
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy
  • Courtroom Practice
  • 2014
  • Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy
  • Courtroom Practice
  • 2013
  • Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy
  • Courtroom Practice
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Given (26)
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Estate planning Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kara is an exceptional advocate. She takes clients through what could be a stressful task in their lives and makes it simple. I would highly recommend her to my closest family and friends."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kara works tirelessly for all of her clients with dedication and compassion. Kara is unique in that she possesses both impeccable trial skills yet can also prepare a compacted estate plan. Here talents are endless. Any client would be well served with Kara as their advocate!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 25
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Manosh is a very hardworking, reliable, and professional attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Manosh and I are members of a lady lawyer network, and she is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I endorse her without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a dedicated and professional attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a knowledgeable member of the legal community dedicated to meeting the needs of her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 23
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Jul 23
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 23
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kara and I are both members in a professional organization. I have observed her go out of her way to help others in the organization. This shows Kara's selflessness and compassion which are valued characteristics in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Kara. She is a zealous advocate for her clients and an absolute professional."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I gladly endorse this lawyer. Kara is a fighter and one you want in your corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kara Hoopis Manosh sets the bar for criminal defense attorneys. She is dedicated to her clients and defending their rights. She is a zealous advocate and without a doubt a lawyer who I would want to represent one of my loved ones if they ever found themselves in trouble. I highly recommend and endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hoopis Manosh is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the R. Island area. She is detail-oriented and will go the extra mile for your case. I highly recommend her."
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