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Robert Barney Mann

Criminal defense Attorney at Providence, RI

5.0   9 reviews
  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 21 years
    Rhode Island - RI 50 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State RI
    Acquired 1973
    Active No misconduct found

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Attorney Robert Mann provides representation for a variety of criminal related offenses including sex crimes and DWI. If you are being charged with a criminal matter it is very important that you contact a lawyer from our law firm today. We understand the stress you may be going through and will be able to fight for your rights. Don't hesitate to consult a lawyer from our law firm today. 

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Robert B. Mann Law Office
One Turks Head Place
Suite 610
Providence, RI, 02903


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Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Happy client
Bob Mann is a superb lawyer.. over 48 years of experience and it shows. I’m grateful he was able to take my case and resolve the matter. Very knowledgeable and committed.
Posted by Becky | December 17, 2016
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We are grateful Bob took our case. He did a thorough and quick job. Even though he was very professional, he was also caring and very considerate of our situation. I would definitely recommend him to any of our friends or family.
Posted by Jay | December 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledge, professionalism, class
Mr. Mann took care of everything, start to finish, promptly and properly regarding my case. He even followed up with me when he was under no obligation to. Perhaps most impressive and telling, though, is the respect and admiration he receives from his peers at the courthouse. Should I need representation again, I wouldn't think of calling anyone else.
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Posted by Brendan | April 25, 2016
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Outstanding Lawyer
My experience with Attorney Mann exceeded all expectations. Not only is Bob Mann one of the most respected attorneys in Rhode Island, he is also an exceptional person. When I first hired Attorney Mann I was in a very low point in my life and Bob not only helped me see the light at the end of the tunnel, he did so with respect, professionalism and compassion. He always made me feel comfortable throughout the legal process and did a great job advising me on my options, while ultimately allowing me to make the decisions. Attorney Mann's legal work was outstanding and produced results that exceeded even my most optimistic expectations. He has an immense amount of experience with RI criminal defense law and also has an uncanny ability to think outside of the box and worked with me to find creative ways to address my legal issues. I felt like Attorney Mann was genuinely interested in my case and made it a priority. His allowing me to be an important part of the process gave me confidence about the case and allowed me to really understand what was going on and my options going forward. The outcome of my case was far more favorable then I ever would have imagined at the beginning of the journey. Choosing Bob Mann to represent me was the best decision I made in the whole process and I would highly recommend consulting with him if you are in need of a defense attorney. I can say with confidence that I wouldn’t be where I am now without the excellent legal representation of Attorney Mann, and for that I will be forever grateful!
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Posted by John | April 11, 2016
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Outstanding representation
Bob's representation of me through trial and appeal was outstanding. His intellect, insight into the larger issues of my case, and legal acumen resulted in the right outcome. He was never dismissive and always took the time to discuss the theories of my case with me. His schedule was always accommodating and he put my family at ease. I had and still have the utmost confidence in Bob. He is a legend in the legal community for a very good reason.
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Posted by Maureen | June 26, 2015
My Hero
Bob Mann has been helping my family problems for twenty years. If he couldn,t take care of something he referred me to another upstanding lawyer. He is honest , trustworthy and fair. He has saved my sanity quite a few times. There is no one better to go to.
Posted by Greg | May 27, 2015
Bob is one of the finest lawyers in the State of Rhode Island
As a fellow attorney, I am honored to call Bob a friend, and the person that I refer anyone and everyone to who needs criminal representation. He is legendary amongst the Rhode Island Bar, and has dedicated his life to representing his clients. I have referred many clients to Bob over the years, and his representation of them has never been anything but outstanding. I cannot think of any other attorney whom I could recommend more highly.
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2015
No One Better
I would highly recommend Bob Mann as an attorney. I was in need of legal advice, and someone too look out for me. I was fortunate enough to have Bob Mann as that attorney. I wasn't entirely innocent, but that didn't matter to Bob. I felt protected, and not judged for what I did. My life is 180 degrees different today and one of the persons I have to thank is Bob Mann, and his team and Mann & Mitchell
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Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2015
Amazing Counselor!
I am a former client of Attorney Mann. When I first came to his office I was in a very delicate state. He was overwhelmingly sensitive and an amazing listener. His exceptionally level of legal expertise was readily apparent to me. Over the course of my case, Attorney Mann went far beyond the usual role of an attorney in so many ways. I appreciated that he was responsive to every call I made to him immediately, even at night and on the weekends; it was truly impressive! Additionally, he took extreme care in constructing the theory and plan for my case. After he had determined our plan of attack, he even reached out to his colleagues and other legal minds (with my consent) to make certain he was on the right track, which he was of course. I found it comforting that I had so many great minds pondering my legal issue. I truly felt safe in Attorney Mann's care and the results of my case were far better than ever could have been expected. I highly recommend his services!
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Mann & Mitchell
  • 1988 - Present
  • Solo Practitioner
  • Attorney Robert B. Mann
  • 1983 - 1988
  • Partner
  • Mann & Roney
  • 1978 - 1982
  • Solo Practitioner
  • Attorney Robert B. Mann
  • 1974 - 1978
  • Vista Attorney
  • Rhode Island Legal Services
  • 1973 - 1974
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  • Yale Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • Yale University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1968


  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Memorial Award
  • Justice Assistance Neil J. Houston, Jr.
  • 2008
  • Ralph P. Semonoff Award for Professionalism
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • 1998
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  • Yale Law Journal
  • Prior Restraints in Public High Schools
  • 1973

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob Mann is one of the most experienced and dedicated criminal defense attorneys in Rhode Island. Bob passionately works long hours to make sure his clients have outstanding representation. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert is an experienced and dedicated Providence criminal defense attorney."
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Providence Criminal defense Lawyer Robert Barney Mann
Robert Barney Mann
Criminal defense Attorney
Providence, RI
Licensed for 50 years