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Rhode Island Results-Oriented Civil Litigation & Criminal Law Attorney

Helping businesses and individuals successfully resolve disputes.
No one wants a lawsuit.  No one “wins” a lawsuit.  Generally, lawsuits cut down the losses resulting from bad events — a car crash, a dispute of an estate, a dishonored contract.
I am a trial lawyer.  My role is to get my client the least painful result at the lowest cost.
When legal disputes disrupt your business or personal life,  I can help you in all types of general civil litigation in state and federal courts, including:

  • Business litigation
  • Breach of contract
  • Property damage
  • Personal injury claims
  • Insurance claims
  • Construction litigation
  • Consumer litigation
  • Products liability
  • Product defects
  • Torts


Helping you when you are in really serious trouble.

No one expects to be charged with a crime.  Yet, the number of federal and state laws establishing new crimes has mushroomed over the past 25 years.  Simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time can make anyone a potential defendant.  Familiar examples are:  driving while intoxicated;  driving just a bit too fast with a resulting crash and serious injury to someone; accusations of sexual assault; child pornography, where the defendant honestly believes there are no children in the pictures;a domestic argument that gets out of hand; a little puffing of a loan application which suddenly becomes bank fraud.  The examples are really endless.

The best criminal defense is the one asserted before there is a formal charge.  Delay in dealing with a potential charge is often fatal.

If you have been charged with a crime in Rhode Island, if you know you are under investigation, or if you have received a “target letter” from a prosecutor’s office,  you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. For more than 45 years, I have been fighting to defend the rights of my clients. I have built my reputation on getting results. I am intimately familiar with all facets of both the federal and the Rhode Island criminal justice systems, and I have the knowledge and skill to make sure you understand your legal options and to guide you through the legal process.

I have successfully appealed criminal convictions.  I have represented clients in state and federal courts on charges ranging from minor offenses to serious felonies, including:

  • Traffic violations
  • Assault and battery
  • Possession of drugs
  • Theft and larceny
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Arson
  • Rape
  • Homicide — murder/manslaughter
  • Domestic violence
  • White collar crime
  • And more

When you have charges on your record that you want eliminated, I can help you get those charges sealed or expunged, or represent you in appellate court.

Contact a criminal and civil litigation attorney today
Call me at 401-334-0000 or contact William T. Murphy, Esq., LLC online to schedule an appointment.