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ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY - CRIMINAL DEFENSE - CRANSTON, RI

Application Process: To apply, email your cover letter, resume, and references to [email protected].

Description: 

The Marin and Barrett Law Firm is a highly reputable, fast-paced boutique criminal defense firm. We are a team-oriented law firm that handles all types of criminal matters ranging from misdemeanors to serious and/or violent felonies throughout Rhode Island. We are rapidly growing and seeking a highly motivated Associate Attorney to handle their own caseload which includes arraignments, pre-trial readiness conferences, preliminary hearings, pre-trial motions, sentencing hearings, probation violations, TRO hearings/bench trials, jury trials, etc. The Associate Attorney Applicant must be licensed to practice in Rhode Island with 1+ years of experience. 

Responsibilities:

  • Attend court hearings or other legal proceedings, perform legal research, and work with senior associate attorneys to provide legal advice
  • Maintain client files in an organized fashion to ensure up-to-date information is handy for other attorneys
  • Prepare for and attend arraignments, pre-trial conferences, probation violations, sentencings, etc.
  • Effectively litigate pre-trial hearings and motions
  • Negotiate plea bargains or negotiated dispositions at misdemeanor and felony pre-trial conferences
  • Prepare for and assist senior attorneys in trial preparation. Opportunity to first chair and/or second chair trials dependent upon experience and skill level
  • Counsel clients as to their legal defenses, constitutional rights, and strategies with respect to their cases; consistently communicate with clients as to the status of their case
  • Conduct research and draft pleadings, briefs, discovery requests and responses, and motions
  • Conduct hearings at the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal for DUI cases
  • Candidate should have excellent verbal and writing skills, have experience in courtroom setting with bench trials, and be comfortable in court
  • Candidate must have have excellent ethics and understand that our clients expect great hard work and great results

Qualifications:

  • Must be licensed to practice in Rhode Island with 1+ years of experience 
  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree required from an accredited law school
  • Applicants with criminal prosecution or defense experience, such as district attorney or public defender, are encouraged to apply
  • Candidate should have excellent verbal and writing skills, have experience in courtroom setting with jury trials, and be comfortable in court
  • Active member in good standing and no disciplinary record with the State Bar
  • Must have an outstanding command of the courtroom; must project confidence and competence when engaging with clients and opposing counsel
  • Must be able to empathize with clients, and provide excellent customer service
  • Verbal communication skills are critical, along with time management and interpersonal skills
  • Attorney will report and work out of our Cranston, RI office.

Perks – A few benefits you're sure to enjoy:

  • Salary based on prior experience and incentive bonus based on KPIs.
  • 401(k) with firm matching.
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

Attorney Marin Named A SuperLawyer for Eight Consecutive Years 2014-2021

Attorney Matthew Marin has been named a Rhode Island SuperLawyer for 9 consecutive years from 2014 thru 2022. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Rhode Island are selected by the Research Team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers selects lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in their practice area.


Rhode Island Members of the National College for DUI Defense

Attorneys Marin and Barrett are both Rhode Island General Members of the National College for DUI Defense. Members represent some of the most experienced and cutting edge DUI defense attorney's throughout the Country. Nationwide, DUI laws are extremely complex and constantly changing and the College facilitates the exchange of innovative defenses throughout the Country.