Richard H. James, Esq.Of Counsel
Attorney Richard James has a vast array of worldly and legal experience which he brings to our office every day. Attorney James has a decorated and extensive background in local and national politics, he is an entrepreneur, an artist, community activist and dedicated volunteer.
Richard heads our office's Criminal Defense practice and in so doing brings decades of experience to the position.
Richard's interest in criminal defense began while still a student at Suffolk Law School. During those years he spent time working at the Rhode Island Public Defenders office. Throughout his career, Attorney James has handled thousands of criminal cases including some of the most notorious criminals in recent Rhode Island history and other high profile defendants. He has tried cases at every level and argued in front of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.
Attorney James' goal is always dismissal and he fights tenaciously to achieve that result. Attorney James brings criminal cases to trial at a much higher rate than his competitors because he does not believe in taking plea deals when the prosecutions case is not air tight. He carefully reviews every fact of the case and plans his trial strategy from the outset. Attorney James philosophy is simple... Give his clients 100% of his attention and require the prosecution to do their job and PROVE every facet of their case.
When not in the Court room, Richard James is an active volunteer for numerous Veterans' programs. He is an avid photographer and father of three girls.
J.D., Suffolk Law School, 1993
B.A., Rhode Island College, 1982
Rhode Island Bar Association
Member Since: 1993
Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member Since: 2006