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Thomas G. Briody

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Providence, RI

Law Offices of Thomas G. Briody
128 Dorrance St, Suite 550
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-751-5151
Fax: 401-421-0876
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021
Licensed in Rhode Island Since: 1990
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (80%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Languages Spoken: English, French
Attorney Profile

After earning his law degree from The University of Iowa College of Law, Thomas G. Briody became licensed to practice in Rhode Island and has been serving people in Providence for more than 25 years. At the law office of Thomas G. Briody, people who have been charged with a white collar crime, such as embezzlement, bank fraud or tax violations, receive fierce representation in both state and federal courts. Mr. Briody also advocates in cases involving sexual offenses, drug charges, arson, robbery and weapons crimes, as well as misdemeanors.

People’s rights should be protected by the legal system. When these are violated by law enforcement officers who use excessive force or arrest people unjustly, Mr. Briody has the experience needed to pursue justice and a fair judgment for his clients. To prevent false convictions and ensure accurate and objective interrogations, he has advocated for mandatory electronic recordings of these sessions.

No one should be hurt by the carelessness of another, but accidents happen every day that cost people their health, financial stability, and in some cases the life of a family member. Mr. Briody takes cases involving motor vehicle collisions, slips and falls, defective products, medical and nursing home negligence and wrongful deaths. He also represents workers whose termination is unwarranted. Many of his clients have received six- and seven-figure settlements.

In his role as a compassionate attorney, Mr. Briody gives back to the community through pro bono services, such as providing local counsel for the Innocence Protection Network.

Mr. Briody has served as president of the Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and as a panelist for legal education programs in the state. His writings have been published in the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ magazine, The Champion, as well as in state and national bar magazines.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Misdemeanor, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Personal Injury - Plaintiff


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021

About Thomas G. Briody

First Admitted: 1988, Iowa

Professional Webpage:


  • Local Counsel, Innocence Protection Network, State v. Barros, R.I. Supreme Court (advocating need for mandatory electronic recording of custodial interrogations), 2009


  • Best Lawyers: Lawyer of the Year 2013, Criminal Defense, White-Collar, Providence
  • Listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2008
  • Rated by Super Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Past President, Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2002
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • Member, Rhode Island Association for Justice
  • Minnesota
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Rhode Island
  • United States Supreme Court

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author, Defending War Crimes in Africa, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, The Champion Magazine, National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2005
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Office Location for Thomas G. Briody

128 Dorrance St
Suite 550
Providence, RI 02903

Phone: 401-751-5151

Fax: 401-421-0876

Last Updated: 12/29/2020

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