Rhode Island


Brothers had Rhode Island practice for 18 years despite never passing state bar

Legal Ethics

Ruling gets lawyer a 1-year suspension for misconduct

Real Estate & Property Law

Court orders removal of $1.8M home mistakenly built on park land

Criminal Justice

9 charged after murder arraignment erupts into courthouse melee and chase

Trials & Litigation

Landmark DOJ settlement with RI provides road map to disability-law compliance for 49 other states

Criminal Justice

Lawyer who tossed bean bags during closing won’t be held in contempt

Insurance Law

Insurer had duty to defend ‘Heavy Hitter’ law firm in deceptive advertising case, federal judge says

Law Schools

Former law student in police standoff after law school said he sent threatening email

Law Firms

Pierce Atwood to acquire 10-attorney Rhode Island firm

Legal Ethics

Attorney who ‘blindly followed instructions’ censured for helping Internet scammer

Legal Ethics

Attorney faces disciplinary case over driver’s license application

White-Collar Crime

Veteran defense lawyer convicted in conspiracy to bribe witness not to testify against client

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge jails estate lawyer as flight risk, nixes ‘bizarre’ effort to revoke plea

White-Collar Crime

Estate lawyer asks to revoke plea, now wants trial in $30M elder insurance fraud case

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer Accused of Misusing IDs of Terminally Ill in $30M Investment Scheme Takes Plea

White-Collar Crime

Trial Begins for Estate Planning Lawyer Who Bought Annuities for the Dying; Was His Idea Legal?

Animal Law

Fined $15 Over Cockatoo’s Saucy Squawks, Bird’s Owner Is Appealing on Constitutional Grounds

Education Law

School Concludes Bias Law Bars Father-Daughter Dances

Criminal Justice

As More States Enact Social Host Laws, Parents Face Jail Time for Kids’ Drinking Parties

Death Penalty

Rhode Island Governor Loses Battle to Keep Inmate from Potential US Death Penalty Prosecution