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John E. MacDonald is recognized as a top RI Criminal Defense Lawyer and Trial Attorney in Providence, Rhode Island. His 25+ year track record of successfully defending criminal cases throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts in state and federal courts is second to none. About Our Law Firm
We proudly help clients in a wide-variety of criminal cases. Our Rhode Island criminal defefense attorney has helped thousands of clients throughout the years who have been criminally accused.
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“John MacDonald’s ability to speak, listen, and act on behalf of his clients is far superior to that of his colleagues. Under times of great duress, it was comforting to have such a powerhouse in my corner. I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone caught in the crosshairs of the judicial system.” – P.P.
"I was falsely accused of sexual assault, and attorneys John MacDonald and John Grasso worked tirelessly on my behalf with the result of a not guilty verdict. They were extremely knowledgeable and always available to answer questions or just to provide reassurance during a very stressful time. I never felt rushed during appointments. Before I contacted John MacDonald, I reached out to several other attorneys, and they all highly recommended John as the best in the state. I would give him a twenty-star review, if possible!”
“John MacDonald did a superb job on my case, devising an excellent over-all legal strategy and executing it perfectly. He always promptly responded to any questions or concerns I had. If you need a lawyer, you can’t do any better than John.” – Robert
In December of 2020, John E. MacDonald published the 9th edition of his trial manual. This manual was first published 20 years ago and continues to be updated with the information that active criminal defense lawyers need in Rhode Island Superior…
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