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Member: Local Rules Committee, U.S. District Court for the District of R.I.; American Bar Association; Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association; National Trial Lawyers Association; National Elder Law Association.

Biography: Adjunct Visiting Lecturer, Business Law and Paralegal Studies, Providence College, 1987-1998.

State and federal civil and criminal trial and appellate work; Real Estate.

R.I. Lawyer of the Year, 2008.

Attorney West is admitted in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, as well as the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.


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Areas of Law

  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Assault and Battery
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Felonies
  • Homicide
  • Murder
  • Drugs and Narcotics
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Real Estate
  • Titles
  • Condominium Association Law
  • Closings
  • Arbitration
  • Shareholder Arbitration
  • Business Law
  • Contracts
  • Partnerships
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Slip and Fall
  • Dog Bites
  • Torts
  • Probate Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Elder Law
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Federal Criminal Defense
Admission Details
  • 2014, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • 2009, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • 2009, Supreme Judicial Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Mass. Bar
  • 1990, U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1995, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • 1985, U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island
  • 1984, Supreme Court of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, R.I. Bar
  • 1984, Massachusetts
  • 1984, Rhode Island
  • Western New England College School of Law, Class of 1983, J.D.
  • Providence College, Class of 1980, B.S.
Birth Information
  • Born in Providence, Rhode Island