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My name is Tom Thomasian and I have dedicated my career to practicing criminal defense law in Rhode Island. I did not start out as a private RI defense lawyer but rather as an attorney for the Public Defender’s Office. It was there that I learned I could be a voice for the voiceless. Being a criminal lawyer is about making a system that is overwhelmingly stacked against you, hear what you have to say. It’s about guaranteeing your rights won’t be violated. No person should ever feel bullied by a system that is meant to protect them from police misconduct or overzealous prosecution.


Proven Defense Strategies

Ten years. For ten years I have defended the constitutional rights of Rhode Islanders. Whether it be during pre-trial, trial, or violation hearing, I have worked with clients facing all types of criminal charges in Rhode Island. From DUI to drug possession, domestic violence to murder, and everything in between, I have used my years of successful criminal defense experience to help clients win cases and move forward with their lives. My job is to protect your constitutional rights and I promise to do everything I can to achieve that result.


Knowledgeable, Compassionate, & Relentless Representation

Having practiced criminal defense law in every district and superior criminal court in Rhode Island has had its advantages. My experience successfully arguing criminal cases has provided me with a deep understanding of every level of the complex Rhode Island criminal justice system.

I use that understanding to help my clients navigate a system that can be terrifying to face alone. Do not leave your reputation or freedom in inexperienced hands. My clients are well-informed, know what to expect, and take comfort in the fact that I will be by their side every step of the way.


Memberships & Associations

  • The National College for DUI Defense

  • American Bar Association

  • Rhode Island Bar Association

  • Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • Massachusetts Bar Association


Proven Defense Backed by Real Results

I know what it takes to win and how to protect your rights so that you are not the victim of an unconstitutional arrest or misguided prosecution. I have earned my reputation for successful criminal defense representation by fighting tirelessly for what is right and by never being bullied into doing what is easy. Easy doesn’t make a difference, determination to fight for justice and to make sure our criminal justice system doesn’t violate your rights is what makes a difference. I am defense attorney Tom Thomasian and I will never stop fighting to make a difference for you.



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Tom Thomasian - America's Top 50 Lawyer - Criminal Law - Rhode Island

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