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David Slepkow

Family Attorney at East Providence, RI

5.0   20 reviews
  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 26 years
    Rhode Island - RI 26 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State RI
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    30%
    East Providence Rhode Island Child Custody, Child Support and Visitation Attorney

    200 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    30%
    Experienced Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer helping clients with issues concerning RI Alimony, Division of Assets, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation, Pension / 401k, Relocation out of State, Fathers Rights, Contempt , Uncontested Divorce, Criminal law Matters related to Divorce and Family Law. Real Estate Issues etc. Free Initial Consultations. Evening Appointments available. Compassionate and Accessible Attorney. Limited weekend Appointments.

    225 cases

  3. Family
    30%
    Rhode Island Family Law Attorney representing clients in Child Custody, Child Support, Contempt for Failure to pay Child Support, Enforcement of Property Settlement Agreements, Relocation out of State, Motions to Modify or Terminate Child Support, Adoptions, Paternity, DCYF, Visitation Motions

    200 cases

  4. Personal injury
    10%
    RI Personal Injury Lawyers / Attorneys. Lost Wages, Pain and Suffering, Uninsured Motorist, Hit and Run, Permanent Injuries, Serious Injuries, Rear End Collision, Slip and Fall, Trip and Fall, Car / Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Automobile and Motor Vehicle Accidents, Underinsured Mororists, Insurance Claims.

    40 cases

Rhode Island Lawyer, David Slepkow represents clients in RI Divorce, Child Visitation, Child Custody, Family law, Adoption, DCYF, Child Support, Restraining orders. He has 23 years of experience and a superb rating with Avvo. He was recently voted top 3 best lawyers in Rhode Island by the prestigious Providence Journal Reader's choice awards poll. David has experience at the Rhode Island Supreme Court. He won a unanimous decision at the RI Supreme Court in favor of his divorce client in a 5-0 precedential decision.

David offers freee initial consultations as well as evening appointments.

David prides himself on dozens of 5 star client reviews. He is a caring, dilligent and effective attorney. David has an effective paperless office and clients have complete access to their legal file and all documents in the file- 24/7. David believes it is the client's file and the client owns the file so they should be able to access and review the file digitally whenever they want, even years after the representation is complete.

Well respected by judges and his peers, David can settle a case amicably but he can also agressively pursue justice on behalf of his client. David was honored to be selected to be a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar. David is a partner and owner of the prestigious and venerable law firm: Slepkow Slepkow & Associates, Inc. established in 1932. David graduated Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

In addition to family matters, David also has experience representing clients in criminal misdemeanors, domestic violence offenses, DUI, evictions as well as personal injury cases. David has substantial experience handling wills, trusts, estate planning and prenuptial agreements (premarital agreements). David also helps clients with RI and MA Auto accidents, Truck Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents and Slip and Fall. 

 

 

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Location

Slepkow Slepkow & Associates, Inc
1481 Wampanoag Trail
East Providence, RI, 02915-1040

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Courtenay | February 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Actually TALKS to Clients/Prospective Clients
I am a retired attorney myself, now seeking an attorney to help with a defective mesh implant I had years ago. I called between 10 and 20 firms claiming to be “experts” in hernia mesh claims. I received a return call from every single firm EXCEPT DAVID’s from someone at a call center screening for valid mesh cases who followed an apparent script they had been given. The screeners had no apparent legal or medical experience and they certainly weren’t attorneys. They did not understand any medical procedures, especially if not listed on their script so I found myself explaining medical processes to them. In fact, because my situation is somewhat unusual and I couldn’t honestly say “yes” in response to one of the screener questions but rather need to explain my answer to someone who understood the medical and legal processes, I was told by several screeners (with no legal or medical training or experience) that I did not have a claim and their lawyer “couldn’t help me.” The majority of the firms did in fact accept my claim and agreed to represent me after a several day process of lawyer review, but David LISTENED TO ME on my initial call, understood exactly what my medical situation was and took it upon himself to represent me in conjunction with another attorney he asked to contact me directly. David is extremely knowledgeable and he listens and he helps clients. From now on, I will always call David first and not waste hours and hours talking to screeners and non-legal, non-medical call center employees.
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Posted by Mary | July 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absoultly BEST lawyer in the State of Rhode Island!
I would highly recommend David Slepkow. Mr. Slepkow is an amazing and kind hearted man who cares very deeply about his clients. He went above and beyond to help me in my time of need, even if it meant working well past office hours. He know's all the in's and outs, always on top of his game, and pointed me in the right direction EVERY time. Hand's down the BEST lawyer I have ever had!
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and straightforward
I hired David to represent me during my divorce. Right from the beginning David was clear about my options. My situation was a bit different in that I was dealing with concerns around common law marriage. David knew the law and gave me clear counsel. David worked with me thoughtfully.
Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, humble attorney with skill and expertise
David was the second attorney I hired. I was glad I made the change. While my first attorney was pressuring me to accept a bad deal, David always listened to my concerns and gave me clear legal advice leaving me in charge of my decisions. I appreciated this about him the most. In the end, he got me much more time with my daughter and a much bigger financial settlement. If you are seeking an honest, humble attorney with skill and expertise, David is your man. A rare find these days!
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful for David Slepkow!
David is an amazing attorney that knows the law. We came to him originally to consult with him in 2011 from out of state to talk to him about custody of my husband's son who lived in RI. Dealing with an out-of-state custody situation can be costly and complicated. He was upfront and honest and let us know his best opinion and at that time it was to wait until he was "of age" to decide. Fast forward 6 years... The situation with my step-son had a lot of different variables, a lot of different things than a typical custody case. We were not going up against the mother; unfortunately she had passed away and the great-aunt had guardianship. David was strategic and skillful throughout the whole process. With a situation such as ours, it could have been long and drawn out. Everything moved quickly and from start to finish. ( approx 8 months) We now have custody and my step-son now lives with us out of state. Thank you David!
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Posted by Sarah | December 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in Rhode Island!
I have been through several lawyers in my custody battle. None of them handled the case like David. David spent countless hours fighting for not 1 but 2 of my children. He was very invested in our case and he really cared about the outcome of our case and my children. He was able to accurately depict what was going on with my childrens father and was able to win several cases that my ex had put against me. I have been through 4 lawyers in the state of Rhode Island and none of them cared like David did. He is the best lawyer in Rhode Island without a doubt. I would definitely recommend David to anyone looking for a lawyer. He is an amazing lawyer and Person.
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Posted by Michelle H. | August 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Advocate
I was referred to David through a friend and client of his while looking to change counsel in the midst of a complicated motion in the Family Court. After meeting with David to review my case, it was evident that his knowledgable and understanding of the complicated Family Court System, that at times can leave families feeling quite vulernable, was outstanding. David did an exceptional job for me from explaining what the process would be, to the pros and cons of certain decisions, pointing back effortlessly to Case Laws which ultimately made the experience easier. What had been an ongoing struggle for months was effectively worked through in a half day morning session. I cannot say enough good things about his influence and abilities in the Family Court. David is a true champion in his field and comes highly recommended.
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Posted by Nicole | July 16, 2015
Excellent Attorney, Amazing Person!
I am not typically the type of person who writes reviews, however, I feel that in this case it is necessary. David was my attorney in a very contentious divorce that took place over a 2 year period. He bent over backwards for me and my 3 children. He was my saving grace! He went above and beyond the call of duty! David is extremely knowledgeable, caring and compassionate. David's level of communication was great and his attention to detail was above par! I would highly recommend David!
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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2015
RELIABLE!!!
I had agreed to a 1 year filing for a very embarrassing charge as it literally put a pause to my life. I expressed my concerns to David just before my filing was mature as I had read fantastic reviews and knew of him threw the grapevine. He sat down with me and took all my stress away as he informed me he would get the charge expunged from my record immedaiY in which he did! He is very responsive and returns calls in a timely manner unlike my previous lawyer and most lawyers for that matter. He is very easy going and took the time to call me aafter he got my record expunged nd gave me some great advise on how I can recover and rebuild my life post my arrest. This guy really does care! He is very knowledgable about the justice system and I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs legal help. Thank you David for all your help!!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2014
An excellent Attorney who gets the job done!!
I had misdemeanor from 8-9 years ago that haunted me. Even though it was a no lo non-conviction plea, potential employers always made it a bigger issue than it was. Furthermore, it was a black mark on my impeccable professional record that brought me anguish and shame. I became frustrated with always being put in a defensive position and having to explain the event. The lawyer who initially defended me said nothing more could be done. That is when I sought a second opinion and came across Attorney David Slepkow online. I researched and reviewed his background and references rigorously. Being a professional myself, it was important that I find a competent lawyer who could fix my situation, no matter the cost. I retained him as my Attorney for an attempt to expunge my record. He was successful! He is intelligent, very knowledgeable about the law, pleasant and always returns phone calls immediately. In comparison to other lawyers with whom I have had business and real estate dealings with - I can confidently say that Attorney Slepkow ranks as the best that I have experienced. I thank him profusely for helping me. I highly recommend him! Sincerely A Grateful Doctor
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2013
A Strong Advocate
As a female Ivy League trained Ph.D. with no legal knowledge, I understood the importance of hiring a knowledgeable and competent lawyer while doing through a divorce with real estate and children involved. I found Mr. Slepkow to be a strong advocate. He walked me through each step and paid exceptional attention to every detail. He was well versed in R.I. law. I felt that he was not only looking after my immediate needs but also protected my long term investments. He took the time to make sure I was well versed in all aspects of my case. He not only took the time for me, but he also offered to meet with my spouse to go over all the details of my requests. I could not have hoped for a better outcome. Mr. Slepkow worked around my schedule for appointments and returned every call promptly. On the personal side, I found him intelligent, pleasant and caring. I would recommend him to my closest friends and would use his firm for all future legal matters.
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2013
Perfect
5 David has been a blessing to my son.I was thrust into a custody conflict that coincided with a high profile Superior Court case regarding my son's mother. From the onset the concern of David was my son's well being. I was lost and paranoid with the legal jargon and overall overwhelming court process. After my first encounter with David as my counsel, my anxiety and fears were countered with confidence. David has the wealth of knowledge in the legal system that one desires in a lawyer. It is extensive and irreplaceable. He is also extremely respectful and caring to ones emotions during such a trying time as Family Court can effectuate. I did my homework choosing counsel. It paid off with one not concerned about himself, only my son. The stakes were my son's well being now and moving forward. Because of David my son is home where he belongs and is succeeding emotionally and academically. I owe David more than I can ever give. My Son is my world and because of David, He is next me everyday.
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Posted by Robert K | April 21, 2013
A winner
Yes. After several disagreements with my ex, David got me an amended Child Support Order, and saved me a substantial amount of money. Although the troubles with my ex continue, David helped me a great deal. Anyone helping to write law is the person you would want to bank on. I may be calling you again. Thank You for your help.....
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Posted by Vernon | August 10, 2012
Best Rhode Island Family Attorney
We have had a 5 year relationship with David Slepkow as our family lawyer. He helped us with a divorce and a custody battle. The mediation he did during the divorce made a amiable agreement possible. The custody issue was more involved and we felt confident the whole time that we would end up with the result we were hoping for. Most of the time the Father gets the short end of the stick. But with David we won full custody and placement. Something that rarely happens. We were also very impressed with the respect he receives from peers at the court and how well all the other attorneys and judges know him. When we go to court with him, we feel he is at ease and at home in the Rhode Island family court. He is very efficient and always returns calls and never seemed to rush through things that were important to us. When we get the bill, it seems reasonable and very accurate. We would highly recommend anyone in Rhode Island to use David Slepkow as an attorney.
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Posted by Susan | March 12, 2012
Excellent Attorney, Good Person
I can easily recommend David. He is smart, diligent and compassionate. David listened and always acted in my best interest. He kept me informed of the legal process and explained the risks and rewards of my decisions. Whenever I needed to reach him he was always timely in getting back to me and he used every tool to do so. I also greatly appreciated the fact that David did not hesitate to seek other outside opinion when necessary. We reached a settlement that he negotiated well on my behalf. I would contact David should I ever need a lawyer again in any of his specialty areas.
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Posted by Peggy | April 11, 2011
Great experience
I recently hired David to work on my Case,The communication throughout the ordeal was great, David worked very hard to get my case settled and I could not have been happier with the outcome !
Posted by Glen | February 6, 2011
Highly Recommended
I kept my house and pension and most importantly was given primary placement of my daughter. My divorce got pretty ugly at times but David was always there to talk me through the proper steps and keep the case moving forward.
Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2010
A good attorney
David recently represented me in an uphill struggle to vacate a plea, then fight it. He was able to vacate the plea (which itself was an enormous accomplishment ) and then have the case dismissed. David is very knowledgeable, and clearly has done significant research in his field. What was also especially impressive to me was his excellent client service. He never went more than 24 hours to respond to messages, works on weekends, uses emails, and he clearly communicates procedures and potential scenarios. He was always on time, and sincerely wanted to provide tough defense. Hiring David is money well spent, and I wouldn't think twice about it.
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Posted by Julie | March 18, 2010
Very Diligent Family Lawyer
David went above and beyond for my case. I had a difficult legal issue involving my children that spanned two jurisdictions with little case law. I had been frustrated for many years with travel out of state when my children lived here in Rhode Island with me. David spent a lot of time with me discussing the case, making sure I understood the legal issues and what we needed to do to get a result that benefited my children. He did an excellent job of responding to complex legal issues in open court. He was extremely responsive to me and always returned calls and emails very promptly. I also felt as though he cared about doing what was best for my children. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Josh | February 10, 2010
Great Attorney!
David was amazing in handling my case. He is thourough, persistant, and passionate. My case involved relocation, divorce, and custody issues. David never gave up and is still fighting to this day. He's not only my attorney but has become my friend and I would reccomend him to everyone!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Slepkow Slepkow & Associates, Inc.
  • 1997 - Present
  • Mock Trial Coach
  • LaSalle High School
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Mock Trail Coach
  • Portsmith High School
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Rule 9 Attorney
  • Roger Wiliams Law School Criminal Defense Clinic
  • 1997 - 1997
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Education

  • Roger Williams School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Emory University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Rhode Island Supreme Court Divorce Decision Vacating Trial Justice Decision
  • RI Supreme Court Rules in favor of David Slepkow's Client.

Associations

  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Circle of Legal Trust
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Rhode Island Family Law Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Member of Federal Bar-1st Circuit District of RI
  • 1998 - Present
  • MASSACHUSETTS BAR
  • LAWYER
  • 1998 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Rhode Island Family Court Bench Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Readers choice award- best lawyer in Rhode Island- 3rd place
  • Providence Journal
  • 2018
  • Readers choice award- Best Law firm in Rhode Island- 3rd place
  • Providence Journal
  • 2018
  • Reader's choice award- Top 3 lawyer in RI
  • Provience Journal
  • 2018
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Sworn In
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • 2012
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Superb Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • CALI Excellence For the Future Award-Conflicts of Law
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 1997
  • Cali-Excellence For The Future Award-Trial Advocacy
  • The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 1997
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Circle of Legal trust
  • Attorney Marketing
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (36)
Given (28)
Endorse David
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David for at least 20 years and have always found him to be a smart, hard working lawyer who truly cares about his clients."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David helped me in several legal matters, due to my license only being valid in Alabama. I enjoy reading his posts and I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David Slepkow is an experienced attorney who fights hard for his clients. He is passionate about his representation, and devoted to getting the best outcome for his clients. I follow many of his articles and share them to the public because they are very beneficial and contain high quality content. He is a leader and looked up to by many peers within the social network communities. He has always been positive and professional in our communications. I would refer clients, friends or family in need of representation in his areas to him. I consider him both a peer and trusted friend."
Family Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Slepkow is a dedicated and skillful attorney who gives thoughtful and insightful guidance in his Avvo answers. He is a valued member of the Avvo community who is generous in sharing his time and expertise by spending considerable time participating on this site. It is my pleasure to endorse him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is the man to choose for any family law issue in Rhode Island."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Slepkow. I have worked with him on various cases as the opposing counsel over the years and I find that he has a keen mind for properly addressing the legal issues for his clients. Thankfully he is one of the few that does not turn court proceedings into a mess but is respected both by this colleagues and his clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Slepkow. He is well respected in the legal community and understands the issues his clients are facing. He is a very capable lawyer that should help you through a Family Law situation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a very ambitious and intelligent personal injury lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Adoption Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Slepkow provides insightful, helpful and accurate advice. His knowledge and experience are clearly evident. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would highly recommend David Slepkow as a skilled, insightful and zealous litigator. He also is extremely knowledgeable and I learn something from each of his blog posts. If you need a divorce, family, criminal or injury lawyer in Rhode Island or Massachusetts I would strongly recommend contacting David Slepkow so you can make sure you and your rights are protected."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the privilege of following David and his firm along with his sound legal advice. I would recommend him and his firm to anyone seeking representation in Rhode Island."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a true trial lawyer never shying away from the Court Room. If you are looking for a zealous advocate in the court room then I would recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a leader in the area of PI defense."
Family Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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East Providence Family Lawyer David Slepkow
David Slepkow
Family Attorney
East Providence, RI
Licensed for 26 years