John L. Calcagni III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Providence, RI

Law Office of John L. Calcagni, III
 | One Custom House Street, Suite 300
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-400-3861
Fax: 401-351-5101
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Calcagni is a highly skilled, aggressive and experienced criminal defense trial attorney. He is a former military prosecutor in the U.S. Army JAG Corps where he prosecuted hundreds of complex felony cases in the United States and abroad.  Attorney Calcagni also served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney with U.S. Attorney's Office in New York.  As a prosecutor, Attorney Calcagni never lost a single case.  He is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Florida, as well as the Army Court of Criminal Appeals, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, First and Second Circuit Courts of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the District of Colombia, and the U.S. Supreme Court.  

    Attorney Calcagni prosecuted hundreds of crimes involving the possession, trafficking, and distribution of controlled substances and illegal drugs; simple and domestic assault; assault with deadly weapons; gang-related assault; manslaughter; murder; attempted murder; possession, manufacture and distribution of child pornography; solicitation of minors; child abuse; rape; sexual assault; statutory rape; child molestation; weapons-related charges; firearms charges; burglary; breaking and entering; possession of bomb-making materials; terrorism-related offenses; fraud; identity fraud; larceny; destruction of property; financial crimes; traffic violations; driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs; trespassing; conspiracy; and attempt-related offenses.

    He now uses the extensive pretrial investigation, litigation and trial skills he acquired as federal prosecutor to represent his clients in criminal defense matters in state, federal and military courts on a world-wide basis.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Criminal Defense
    Focus Areas

    Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2012 - 2014

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    About John Calcagni III

    Admitted: 2003, Rhode Island

    Professional Webpage: http://www.calcagnilaw.com/about-us/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Lifetime Charter Member, Lifetime Charter Member, Distinguished Justice Advocates, 2019
    • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Rhode Island, Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Rhode Island, Attorney Practice and Magazine, 2018
    • 10 Best Attorneys in RI, 10 Best Attorneys in RI, American Institute of DUI / DWI Attorneys, 2018
    • 10 Best Attorneys in Exceptional and Outstanding Client Services, 10 Best Attorneys in Exceptional and Outstanding Client Services, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2018
    • 10 Best Attorneys in Rhode Island, 10 Best Attorneys in Rhode Island, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2019
    • 10 Best Attorneys in Rhode Island, 10 Best Attorneys in Rhode Island, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2018
    • Member of Power Attorneys, Member, Power Attorneys, 2019
    • 10 Best Attorneys in Rhode Island, 10 Best Attorneys in Rhode Island, American Institute of Criminal Attorneys, 2019
    • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Rhode Island, Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Rhode Island, Attorney Practice and Magazine, 2019
    • Top 100 Excellence in Criminal Defense Law, Top 100 Excellence in Criminal Defense Law, Association of American Attorneys, 2019
    • Litigator of the Year, Litigator of the Year, American Institute of Trial Lawyers, 2019
    • Top 10 Criminal Law Attorneys in Rhode Island, Top 10 Criminal Law Attorneys in Rhode Island, American Justice Institute, 2019
    • Excellence in Criminal Defense Law, Excellence in Criminal Defense Law, Lawyers of Distinction, 2020
    • Nation's Top One Percent, Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2020
    • Nation's Top One Percent, Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2019
    • Member of Criminal Law, Member of Criminal Law, National Alliance of Attorneys, 2020
    • Top 10 DUI Defense Attorney in Rhode Island, Top 10 DUI Defense Attorney in Rhode Island, Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2020
    • 2020 Elite Advocate in Criminal Law, 2020 Elite Advocate in Criminal Law, American Institute of Legal Advocates, 2020
    • Criminal Law Top 100 of 2020, Criminal Law Top 100 of 2020, American Academy of Attorneys, 2020
    • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney in Rhode Island, Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney in Rhode Island, Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2020
    • Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2014
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2018
    • Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2017
    • Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2015
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2014
    • Top 10% In USA Award, Lawyers of Distinction, 2018
    • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2017
    • Lifetime Achievement Award, America's Top 100 Attorneys, 2016
    • Premier Top 100 Trial Attorney, American Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2015
    • Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2018
    • Top 10 Under 40, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2017
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2015

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2004
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2011
    • Connecticut, 2005
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, 2018
    • U.S. District Court for Northern District of New York, 2004
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, 2008
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 2010
    • U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals, 2011
    • Massachusetts, 2003
    • U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota, 2017
    • Florida, 2008
    • U.S. District Court for Southern District of New York, 2010
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, 2009
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2011
    • Rhode Island, 2003
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 2009
    • New York, 2005
    • U.S. District Court for Eastern District of New York, 2010
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2008

    Educational Background:

    • Bryant University, Smithfield, RI (Cum Laude), 2000
    • U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School, Charlottesville, VA, 2004
    • Roger Williams University School of Law (Magna Cum Laude), Bristol, RI, 2003
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    Office Location for John L. Calcagni III

    One Custom House Street
    Suite 300
    Providence, RI 02903

    Phone: 401-400-3861

    Fax: 401-351-5101

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    Last Updated: 5/15/2020

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