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Rui P. Alves

Divorce and separation Attorney at Providence, RI

4.7   23 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 18 years
    Rhode Island - RI 18 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State RI
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Rui

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HELPING FAMILIES RESOLVE DISPUTES. CALL TO SPEAK WITH AN EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY

As an experienced, Rhode Island and Massachusetts Family Court trial lawyer, Attorney Rui P. Alves practices before all Rhode Island and Massachusetts State Courts, including the Providence, Kent, Washington and Newport Family Courts. He strives to help his clients get their fair day in court and their proper justice each time he steps before a court of law. Rui P. Alves is a tri-lingual attorney who is fluent in both Portuguese and Spanish. He learned these languages because he is a native of Portugal but was raised here in Rhode Island.

Before joining the law firm of Barton Gilman, Mr. Alves ran Alves Law Offices Inc. with multiple locations in Rhode Island. Mr. Alves worked for the RI law firm of Schreiber & Schreiber, P.C. working in a variety of different types of cases. Rui also gained legal experience addressing check fraud, money laundering, corporate governance, and other corporate legal issues while employed with Citizens Financial Group, Inc. in the Legal Department.

Rui Alves legal education is from Roger Williams School of Law in Rhode Island. While he law school he also attended the Catholic University of Portugal, School Of Law in Lisbon, where he learned about the legal system of the European Union. His undergraduate education was in Boston at Northeastern University where he obtained a B.S. in Criminal Justice.

Mr. Alves is currently the President of the Board of Directors for the Samaritans of Rhode Island. The organization provides community outreach and education in order to prevent suicide and help those grieving the loss of another to suicide.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2019,2014
Client's Choice
2023 2019 2014

Location

Barton Gilman LLP
One Financial Plaza, 18th Floor
Providence, RI, 02903
Barton Gilman
75 Federal Street, 9th floor
Boston, MA, 02110
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Lee | March 8, 2019
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Rui Alves
I had a very complicated domestic case that lasted over a year. Rui was very knowledgable and strategic in all aspects of the case. The custody portion was very emotional, and Rui was able to find amicable solutions in which the children were put above the fray. He was there with wise counsel and referrals helping to set up outside support systems. The economic portion of the case was very complicated. Rui was able to find solutions and strategies that enabled me to avoid a trial. The agreement was fair and Rui’s stratagies saved me a lot of money in the long term. His experience with domestic cases and calm demeanor are an asset during a highly emotional time. I highly recommend Rui and think of him as one of the best.
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2023
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Excellent Attorney!
Rui represented me on a couple of difficult occasions (divorce and DUI) and each time did a great job resulting in the best possible outcome. He is knowledgeable, diligent, experienced, and really cares about the client and their best interest. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2023
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Client
I’ve used Rui and his firm on multiple occasions. I couldn’t be happier with serve’s, accessibility and follow up during those times .
Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2023
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High conflict divorce
Rui has been an exceptional attorney since I first hired him two and a half years ago. When I first consulted him about my separation and divorce I was not anticipating the high level of conflict my divorce would have. Rui was there for me every step of the way offering his extensive legal expertise, support, compassion, and the hard truths of the family court system as necessary. He was able to get my children and I out of an abusive situation and obtain an advantageous divorce agreement both financially and in regard to custody arrangements. When my ex has attempted to drag me back into family court Rui and his team have been there to assist me quickly and with excellent results. Rui is mindful of his clients’ time and money, and is a caring and honest person. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone in need of a family court attorney.
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Posted by Ava | July 7, 2023
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I could not have done it without him! FACT!
Rui is not only more than capable, he is truly a genuine person. What you see is what you get. I had hired another attorney prior to Rui and for 8 months got nowhere. Rui was recommended to me and knowing he had to start from scratch, he was confident he would get it done. He immediately pulled control away from my ex husband and the case was finished in less than 5 months. For Boston that is remarkable. I can't say enough good things about Rui and his firm. When he said not to worry he had it, he meant it.
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Posted by Kevin | July 7, 2023
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Fantastic
Rui is a wonderful attorney, I have worked with many in various personal and business endeavors and he is one of the best.
Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2022
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An angel
After losing 2 lawyers, I happened to be going down a list and ran into Atty Alves. He was very compassionate, open and willing to advise. I had given up on lawyers and was representing myself in my divorce for 2 years and was now at the trial phase. Atty Alves took on my mess, prepared relentlessly, asked all the right questions, and was compassionate, which was the biggest part. After being attacked repeatedly by my spouse’s attorney, Rui and I worked together and I never felt alone. The best justice was when my spouse had to sit in court and listen to what he’d done in Atty Alves words. I couldn’t have expressed it better and felt in that moment that justice was served. Atty Alves was ready for our trial and had the heavy hitters ready to take the witness stand. This atty is very highly recommended by me….in my opinion there is none better!! He saved me! He serves as an example of what a little listening and understanding can do. All attorneys should heed to this lesson in my opinion. Wish I’d found him a long time ago.
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2021
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Super Job!
Worth every penny! Do you want to win at any cost? Want to crush the lives of others? Ruin them financially? Want to put your wife and children out with nothing…this is your guy. Seize everything and run? He can help! He knows just what to do to get away with it. He will take the case right up to trail and then withdraw….unbelievably talented at manipulation. He can come up with lots of stall tactics to drag your case out so you can out spend your opponent causing them to be broke and unable to continue litigation. If he used his talent for good the world would be a better place! Best lawyer ever….
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2019
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Strong advocate
Mr. Alves was a great advocate who helped me deal with an extremely difficult party. He understands the law and provided strong and decisive counsel.
Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2019
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Great lawyer and person
I hired Rui to assist me in a defendant position. He always kept the line of communication open and followed through with what he said he was going to do. More importantly he cares and is understanding. If you need someone to support you in a time of need Rui is that person.
Posted by Helen | February 26, 2019
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A Pleasant Surprise
In the summer of 2017 I needed a lawyer to assist me with my divorce. Over the next 6-9 months Rui was fantastic to me in that he was helpful, understanding, kind, honest and supportive towards me. It was a difficult time for me and he showed compassion towards me yet created a backbone of strength that I did not feel i possessed at the time. He had my best interest at heart. Rui is incredibly intelligent and a good man.
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2019
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Very Highly Recommend
I hired Rui Alves when my husband suddenly filed for divorce. The case involved two states and crossed international borders. I was afraid of the outcome considering my husband’s dishonest and dubious behavior. Rui guided me step by step and helped me calmly and successfully move through the entire process until the whole case was dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. Rui never left one stone unturned or any angle unexplored. He was always one step ahead of the game. Rui always made himself available to discuss any issue or fear I was having and reassured me that he was fighting for me. In the courtroom, Rui always represented himself with intelligence and class. I feel very thankful to have had him in my corner. I am now using Rui as my divorce attorney as I have filed against my husband. I would not be in this position if it wasn’t for Rui Alves and for this I am eternally grateful.
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Posted by Bob | February 21, 2019
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Excellent Representation
Rui, led a team to represent me in a defendant position. The situation was complicated due to some misclaiming from the plaintiff. Rui overcame all objections professionally and put together a plan to resolve all issues as well as negotiationing a fair settlement. Rui Alves is a highly qualified attorney and a credit to himself, the lawyer profession and Barton Gilman LLP.
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Posted by Stephanie | December 4, 2015
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Honest, Trustworthy and Intelligent
I hired Rui when I was charged with speeding 40 MPH over the speed limit. When I went to my arraignment, the court wouldn't offer me the benefit of using my good driving record because the alleged speed was so excessive. I hired Rui after the arraignment. He was honest about the outcomes I could expect considering the severity of the alleged speeding offense. It wasn't a slam dunk case for him and he let me know, however we ultimately prevailed. Rui convinced the city to be reasonable, especially considering they only clocked my speed. In lieu of a trial, I was able to rely on my good driving history through his legal counsel and negotiations with the city.
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Posted by Meghan | May 20, 2014
great experience
Mr. Alves was a a very respectful, & determined lawyer. He did not make me any promises, but told me the facts pertaining to my case along with possible outcomes. He kept to his word, and did not make down after multiple court dates. He got me exactly what I deserved in my child support case. I willl be using him in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2014
Scared Mother
In a very emotional and scary time in my life, attorney Alves was very helpful, considered and informative. He explained and guided me through the process as I was scared to lose my children. If you want to sit down with an honest and trustworthy lawyer, Attorney Alves is the person for you.
Posted by Rick | April 24, 2014
*Highly Recommended*
Rui approached my situation with empathy and professionalism. He kept a constant line of communication, and was always available to answer any questions. He is highly motivated, and extremely driven - he accepts nothing less than success. If you find yourself in a situation where you need a lawyer, Rui is the lawyer you want in your corner.
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Posted by Louie | April 23, 2014
Amazing!
I've known Rui for approximately 20 years and have known him not only as my attorney, but also as a loyal friend. Approximately 3 years ago I obtained his services without question in regards to a serious matter. Rui not only handled this matter in a professional manner he directed me in a direction that was best for me receiving the best results. I would obtain Rui again in the future and would strongly suggest family and friends to do the same, when in need of an Amazing attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2014
Very Happy
Mr. Alves has been my lawyer for approximately 4 years !!! I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer... Theres nothing more stressful than having a lawyer that you cant contact when you need them , Rui is very reliable and very prompt in returning phone calls no matter what time it is or even on the weekends.. Rui is also very compassionate !!! I have received some very good advice from him and he is very honest about everything !!! I have many friends that i have referred them to him and they were also very satisfied ..
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2014
Confident, honest and friendly
Rui was extremely helpful, considering my lack of legal knowledge. He was upfront and honest about everything and didn't give me any false hopes. Exceeded my expectations with everything. He's confident and friendly. His office staff are great too!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Barton Gilman LLP
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Alves Law Office, Inc.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • Schreiber & Schreiber, PC
  • 2006 - 2008

Education

  • Roger Williams University, Ralph R. Papitto School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Northeastern University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Associations

  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono
  • MA Probate & Family Court
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Rhode Island Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Rhode Island Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Rhode Island Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Rhode Island Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Rhode Island Super Lawyers
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Rhode Island Family Court Update
  • Rhode Island Family Court Update
  • 2023
  • Family Law Conference
  • Family Law Conference
  • 2023
  • Division of Retirement Assets in Divorce
  • Division of Retirement Assets in Divorce
  • 2023

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (5)
Endorse Rui
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Rui as one of RI's best lawyers. He consistently gets great results under difficult circumstances and has the proper compassion for the job. I have known Rui for 20+ years as both friend and lawyer and I would fully recommend him."
Guardianship Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Rui without reservation. He is a terrific lawyer and compassionate person who has handled, with great skill, difficult cases for many clients that I have referred to Rui. A great lawyer and a better person."
Family Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Alves. I have worked with and against him on family court matters. Rui always proves to be zealous in his advocacy for his clients. He is hardworking and well respected among his peers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Rui . He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Rui Alves as a lawyer. Mr. Alves advocates for his clients and pays attention to the details. He gets results."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Smart and passionate advocate for his family law clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Alves works tirelessly to advocate for his clients and helps them through what is often some of the most difficult times of their lives. If you are facing the prospect of a divorce or some other domestic relation issues, contact Attorney Alves."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rui is an excellent criminal defense attorney and a zealous advocate for his clients. I would highly commend him to any client or lawyer looking for a great result and quality service."
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Providence Divorce and separation Lawyer Rui P. Alves
Rui P. Alves
Divorce and separation Attorney
Providence, RI
Licensed for 18 years
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