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Thomas G. Briody

Criminal defense Attorney at Providence, RI

5.0   15 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 6 years
    Rhode Island - RI 33 years
    Minnesota - MN 35 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State RI
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Not Authorized - Non-payment of fees No misconduct found

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

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    60%
    Extensive experience in aggressive defense of those accused of state and federal crimes. Felonies, misdemeanors, white collar, drugs, guns, sex crimes, DUI, firearms.

    31 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Personal injury
    20%
    All forms of personal injury cases, including medical and nursing home negligence, auto accidents, and injuries caused through the negligence of others.

    31 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    15%
    Aggressive DUI litigation in both state district court, Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal and Superior Court.

    31 years

  4. Civil rights
    5%
    Police brutality and misconduct cases, in both state and federal courts.

    31 years

I represent people charged with crimes, and people injured through the negligence of others.  I have been in practice for close to 30 years, and have handled cases in both state and federal courts.  I provide aggressive legal services ranging from DUIs to sexual assaults, white collar crimes to murder, from auto accidents to wrongful death matters.  I look forward to helping you and those you care about.

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Location

Law Offices of Thomas G. Briody
128 Dorrance Street Suite 550
Suite 550
Providence, RI, 02903-3837

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Reviews

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Posted by Chad | April 23, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick response and sound advise
This lawyer was the first to answer my question and the advice he gave is what I need to do. Thank you and keep up the expert advice.
Response from Thomas Briody April 26, 2021
You're welcome. Much appreciated.
Posted by Jonathan | February 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Continues to be a top notch lawyer
This is an update to a review I wrote some years ago. After getting an unusually good outcome on my case Mr. Briody is now helping me understand and navigate the process of expungement. He has been gracious, warm and extremely helpful. I am very glad to have worked with him and highly recommend him.
Posted by Kimberly | July 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer to have on your side
Mr. Briody had the perfect blend of warmth, professionalism, and expertise. He was also clearly respected by his colleagues and associates in the court. Tom kept me well informed of the proceedings, my options, and possible outcomes throughout the course of my case. He never seemed too busy to communicate if I had concerns, and I never felt like I was just a means to a paycheck. I felt respected as an individual and I felt a genuine sense of concern and interest in improving my particular sitution. Mr. Briody achieved the best imaginable outcome for me, I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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Response from Thomas Briody July 10, 2020
Thanks so much, Kim. It was a pleasure to represent you.
Posted by Mary | June 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal lawyer
I’ll admit, I was unhappy with a previous lawyer that I worked with before. I was scared and called different lawyers that I found online. Who do you pick when your not sure? Talking over the phone and meeting Thomas in person, he finally put my mind at ease. I hired him on the spot and he helped and comforted me throughout the stressful time. He said what he would do and stood by me every step of the way. He’s very professional, knowledgeable, and assertive. I will definitely refer friends or family to Thomas Briody! Thanks again Thomas your AWESOME!
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Response from Thomas Briody June 28, 2019
Thank you very much. I wish you and your family well.
Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
the WhipperSnapper
Our family needed help. IT is not easy to trudge through the court system. My son was leaving for a job over the summer and we needed to be heard in court. We tried to advocate for ourselves. We could not. We spoke to Tom who listened, was able to provide advice, and then his actions help alleviate our situation. He provided piece of mind and could not have been more nice. Thanks for helping us Tom.
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Response from Thomas Briody June 22, 2018
Glad to be of assistance. It's always nice when your help is appreciated.
Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excelent
Answered my question very timely and gave the info i was looking for! This was very helpful in my search for the needed knowledge.
Response from Thomas Briody March 27, 2018
Thank you for the kind words. Glad I was able to assist.
Posted by Karen | August 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Knowledgeable and Informative
In need of counsel for criminal legal issues for my son, I contacted Attorney Thomas Briody. After reviewing the case, his office immediately contacted me and set up a consultation appointment within a day or two . Attorney Briody was extremely thorough and explained the legal issues involved in a very clear and concise manner. He was very straight forward in explaining the outcomes involved and then explained the strategy that he wanted to use to handle my son’s defense. He met us on time at every court date and after each one came out and explained again to my son what was happening and the next steps involved. We always felt we were being treated in a very respectful manner, and I felt he always had my son’s best interest at all times. He always acted in a professional manner, was well informed and very knowledgeable. Because of Attorney Tom Briody’s counsel, my son’s criminal charges were dismissed. I would recommend him to any person in need of any professional criminal legal advice
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Posted by Michael R. Morales Sr. | December 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the Greatest Lawyers
One of the Greatest Lawyers , He is caring , understanding And he give me back the hope that I had lost ! I Would recommend this lawyer very highly
Posted by Gary | July 22, 2015
Tom Briody is God’s gift for anyone in need of an attorney.
We knew no one in Rhode Island when we suddenly had need of legal services and found Tom on a website like this one. Based on his outstanding recommendations we decided to contact him. We called Tom on Monday morning and met for a consultation on the same day. Tom won our confidence in the initial consultation with his thorough and completely honest explanation of possible outcomes and how he wanted to handle the case. Tom is always very careful to tell you what could happen, what he will try to make happen and the likelihood of both. Tom is very conscientious with how he spends his time (your money). Tom hired a private investigator to begin gathering information and interviewing witnesses the same day we hired him. Tom skillfully built a solid defense based on facts and evidence and used it to successfully negotiate a favorable settlement with the district attorney. Tom is not only a great attorney but a good person as well. Tom’s sincere interest in my son’s wellbeing helped provide my son with the direction he needed to make positive changes in his life. We are extremely grateful for Tom’s caring dedication, perseverance and intelligence.
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Response from Thomas Briody July 24, 2015
Thank you very much for your kind words. It is always gratifying to be able to help someone in a positive way.
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2015
Best legal advice
I checked the reviews from Tomas G. Briody on Sunday night googling "Best DUI lawyers in Rhode Island" and I wrote him an email saying that I need a consultation ASAP. Next day Monday morning about 8:30 Thomas replied my email saying that he would be out on court, but that I could call her secretary and set up an appointment for the afternoon. He also called to my cell phone and left a message. I called Thoma's secretary and she booked a meeting at 1 pm that Monday. Thomas was on time for my appointment and he took around an hour to respond all my questions. He also explained to me in detail all possible scenarios for my case and best possible solutions. Thomas describe with accuracy how much cost his service depending my goals and how long will take each step in court. The consult was a brainstorming meeting in which both arrive to the best way to beat my case and save money for me at the end. Thomas did not charge a penny for my consult! He is not only a great lawyer, but a better person. It is not like other lawyers that only want your paycheck. Thomas G. Briody is located at the third floor at 91 Friendship street in downtown Providence. If you are using your GPS to get there make sure you put zip code 2903 on it, because there is other street with the same name in Rhode Island (02907). If you get lost, the office is close to the Family Court. You can find cheap parking place anywhere up there.
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Posted by John & Lisa | September 26, 2014
Very Impressed Clients
We would Highly recommend Thomas Briody! He took us in for a consult right away , listened and responded very honestly on how our case could go and what to expect! Tom re assured us he would do the best he could for us! He was promptly on time for every court date and prepared! We were very impressed with how quickly he got our case dismissed!
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Posted by Shelly | July 24, 2013
outstanding representation
“I would highly recommend Tom Briody for anyone in need of an attorney. Tom is extremely knowledgeable in the field of criminal law and understands how to deal with complex issues. Tom was very comfortable in the courtroom and well respected by his peers. He is truly one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the State of Rhode Island. After discussing our case with other "high level" criminal defense attorneys, Tom accepted our case with one phone call and met with us the same day. I was very comfortable with Tom from our very first meeting. We were extremely fortunate to work with Tom as he quickly set our minds at ease with his creative ideas, articulate thoughts and demonstrated leadership that proved to be extremely successful. Tom represented my 83 yr. old father who had never been arrested in his life who was accused of a crime. Tom's hard work and experience proved successful. It is with great pleasure that I recommend Tom Briody. I could never truly express my appreciation for the job he did in representing my dad. Thank you Tom!
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Posted by erin | July 16, 2013
a wonderful man
Thomas briody is an excellent attorney he has been very helpful with my cases in the past two years. When he was appointed to me i was unsure of him but as time went on he really was in my corner. I really appreciate him and trust him.hes going to go far with his practice tom it was so nice to meet you and thanks for all your help
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2013
Have no doubts when you hire Tom Briody to defend yourself or your family! You will get an honest and exerienced attorney!
We hired Tom sight unseen so to speak. We knew nothing about him but he was recommended by an attorney in another state. And we needed an attorney right away. It was the best decision we could have made. He worked with us for several years and we will always be grateful for his knowledge of the law and his hard work. He has years of experience, is extremely honest and very dedicated. He goes above and beyond in all that he does for his clients. He is just a GREAT ATTORNEY and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for the best representation in court.
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Posted by Jonathan | July 2, 2013
Top-notch defense attorney
Thomas Briody took the time to fully understand the subtleties of my case then patiently discussed various options and strategies. Over the months that followed he expertly navigated the court system with me making sure that I understood and was comfortable with each step of the process. We had an extremely good outcome. I am fully satisfied with Mr. Briody’s work. I would certainly use him again and I enthusiastically recommend him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Reporter
  • WBZ-TV
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Reporter
  • New England Cable News
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Investigative Reporter
  • WLNE-TV
  • 1989 - 1992
  • Associate
  • Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi
  • 1988 - 1989
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Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Rhode Island v. Biechele
  • Negotiated plea, client served less than two years in minimum security work release.
  • State of Rhode Island v. Clark
  • Client acquitted.
  • United States v. Felder
  • Client acquitted after trial.
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Past President
  • 1994 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Criminal defense
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • White collar criminal defense
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Criminal Defense
  • Rhode Island Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • White Collar
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2009
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Publications

  • The Champion magazine
  • Defending War Crimes in Africa: The Special Court for Sierra Leone
  • 2005
  • Rhode Island Bar Journal
  • Defending a Stranger in a Strange Land: The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations
  • 2001
  • Rhode Island Bar Journal
  • The Government Made Me Do It: The Changing Landscape of Entrapment Law
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Cinema Verite and the Rules of Professional Conduct
  • 2013
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Annual Meeting Planning Committee
  • Immigration and INS Raids: Criminal Perspective
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (38)
Given (21)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.He is effective and dedicated to his clients. He is well respected by the legal community as well as the bench"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If your in trouble with the law you can choose from hundred of lawyers, if you need to win Choose Attorney Thomas Briody by reviewing and reading his posts on AVVO I can see a smart and sharp legal mind that will cut the State arguments to Shreds. I endorse him."
Civil rights Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Briody is one of the best criminal defense attorney's in R. Island. He is detail-oriented and will go the extra mile for your case. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Briody is well spoken and an excellent writer. He's passionate about representing his clients and gets right to the heart of the matter. This is an important quality in an attorney. I'm pleased to endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Griody is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputations, I highly recommend his legal services."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'd hire him. Plain and simple. I'd hire him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the finest attorneys in the State of Rhode Island. If I found myself in trouble, I would call Tom."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are charged with a DUI you owe it to yourself to hire a knowledgeable professional who has the experience and knowledge to defend your case. Mr. Briody is exactly that type of lawyer. In a complicated and specialized area like DUI defense, hiring someone like Thomas Briody is the best way to defend your case. I encourage anyone to review his qualifications and then contact him to prepare a defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Briody without hesitation. He is knowledgeable and articulate while tirelessly advocating for his clients. If you find yourself needing legal representation, Mr. Briody should be the first person you call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is an excellent attorney who is devoted to his clients and work tirelessly for them in order to achieve the best possible results fo each of them . I endorse him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr Briody has shown himself to be a great lawyer, a true gentleman, and an all-round good guy. I would be pleased to refer him clients as I know he will represent defendants with skill and treat them with dignity. 10-star lawyer and I wish there were many more like him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Tom. 26 years of law practice is what we refer to as experienced. His knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in his pro bono contributions here. Client reviews are stellar. READ THEM! Endorsements from his peers are also outstanding. Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Other
"Great representation at all times. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend the services of Thomas. His experience and approach to cases is an asset to the clients he serves."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Other
"I highly recommend this lawyer he is a true professional. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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