Contact Information

World Headquarters
696 Reservoir Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910
Office: (401) 228-7470
Fax: (401) 447-7117
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About Me


• Recognized for high ethical standards in all work performed
• Results-oriented in litigator, seasoned trial professional
• Experienced in Administrative and Court proceedings at all levels
• Comprehensive knowledge of State and Federal Court procedures
• Accomplished strategic defense planner
• Twenty years of successful sole proprietor general law practice
• Successfully argued multiple RI Supreme Court cases
• Honorable service and discharge from the United States Air Force




 – Present (13 years 3 months)

• Diverse criminal defense litigation background and criminal defense trial experience
• Expert at trial preparation, significant trial experience, advanced litigation experience, advanced legal writing abilities
• Expert defense in criminal defense actions; attended hearings and conducted trials; argued motions, conducted direct and cross examination of witnesses; consulted with clients, opposing counsel and Judiciary
• Expert in direct and cross examination of lay and expert witnesses; completed necessary case management system documentation


RI Democratic Committee

 –  (3 years 1 month)Providence, Rhode Island Area

Board Member

Rhode Island Convention Center Authority

 –  (2 years 1 month)Providence, Rhode Island Area


Coastal resource Management Council

 –  (11 months)

Director of Legislative Affairs

State of Rhode Island

 –  (4 years 1 month)Providence, Rhode Island

• Served as a liaison with the Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader in the state legislature
• Drafted legislation based on the needs of the Chief Executive and the various department heads; identified and developed administration’s legislative agenda and formulated strategies 
• Monitored and tracked administration-related legislation and budget initiatives; kept appropriate internal stakeholders apprised of any related bill activity, movement and/or amendments


Volunteer Experience & Causes



Human Rights

Helping Veterans succeed in finishing Veterans treatment Court by providing resources to housing, employment, VA benefits,

Dog Handler/ Care Taker

RI Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Animal Welfare

Clean cages, walk dogs, socialize and play with the pups, take care of them and love them until you come and take them home!


Causes Richard cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Civil Rights and Social Action


Rhode Island State Democratic Committee


November 1994- December 1998

World Trade Center

Board Member


Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council



Honors & Awards

2016 Rhode Island Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient

2009 RI Bar Association Pro Bono Celebration Certificate of Appreciation


Rhode Island Bar

Rhode Island Supreme Court, License #4874
 – Present

Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers

2015 Summer Session Graduate

2016 Summer Session Graduate

Misdemeanor-$3000: General Felony $6000: Capital Felony-$10,000+; Felony 20yrs+ TBD
Cash, Check, All major credit cards, and we offer a payment schedule.

Practice and Cases: