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Firm Overview

I am a solo practitioner and my firm was established in 1995. My firm focuses on Criminal, DWI, DUI, Domestic Violence, Drugs, marijuana, all felonies and misdemeanors.

Example cases

Recent First Degree Robbery charge: Defendant was accused of robbing the victim with his brother while armed with a gun, my client was identified in a photo pack. Jury came back not guilty.

Main Office

Main
127 Dorrance Street
Providence  RI  02903

Phone
  • (401) 490-6820
Fax
  • (401) 490-3207

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

I do offer flat fees or fixed prices, but the amount can only be determined after a brief interview with the client.

Hourly Rates

$275, but I do flat fee agreements.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Emergency After Hours: (401) 523-5271

Office Manager

Donna Rogers, Office Manager

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Office staff speaks Spanish.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I enjoy the negotiations between defense attorney and the prosecution. Also, I enjoy defending my clients in front of a judge and jury. Criminal law allows me to perform both of these activities.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I feel that it is important to keep the client abreast of all the laws regarding their case. A client and his attorney are a team working toward the same goal.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I will often talk to my client and ask for his or her opinion. But, ultimately, I will only file documents that are appropriate for the client's case.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I will always coach a client who wants to represent themselves, but I will also remind them of the saying that, "a person who represents himself has a fool for a client".

Michael J. Zarrella

I have been a solo practitioner for the last 16 years.

I have always found myself to be a competitive person. Whether it be on the playing field or in a court of law, I have a desire to always do my best.

I am able to think quickly on my feet and clearly present my ideas through public speaking.

Personal interests:

Sports, politics and Constitutional Law.

License
  • Bar Number: 5331
    Rhode Island , 1995
Education
  • Quinnipiac University
    Juris Doctor , 1994
    Hamden, CT

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