Welcome to Callaghan & Callaghan

Callaghan & Callaghan recently moved to the historic village of Wickford, Rhode Island. Our office is conveniently located at 3 Brown Street, near the intersection of Phillips Road and Boston Neck Road.

Callaghan & Callaghan provides Rhode Island families, small businesses, and corporations with practical, innovative, and thoughtful legal advice. Our personalized approach to each client and case has resulted in decades of success.

Matthew F. Callaghan Jr. has established himself as one of Rhode Island’s most trusted and respected attorneys. James M. Callaghan joined the firm after eight years as a prosecutor with the Rhode Island Department of Attorney General.

With years of experience in both the public and private sectors, Callaghan & Callaghan achieves exceptional results in a broad spectrum of practice areas:


Matthew F. Callaghan, Jr. and James M. Callaghan have handled matters before Zoning Boards, Planning Boards, City Councils, and Town Councils across the state. Callaghan & Callaghan’s land use strategies have helped Rhode Island families expand and enhance their homes and businesses. We have successfully advocated for variances, special use permits, dimensional variances, zone changes, and amendments to comprehensive plans. Our clients have repeatedly utilized our legal expertise to navigate the intricacies of local, state, and federal regulations. Developers, small businesses, and corporations have benefited from Callaghan & Callaghan’s legal services in Washington County (South County), Kent County, Providence County, and Newport County.


Both of our attorneys are former prosecutors. Matthew F. Callaghan, Jr. served as Town Solicitor for the Town of Narragansett, and, James M. Callaghan, is a former Special Assistant Attorney General. Both Matt and James have an expansive understanding of the workings of Rhode Island’s criminal justice system. In his time with the Rhode Island Department of Attorney General, James handled hundreds of DUI and Breathalyzer Refusal cases as well as all misdemeanor and felony matters. Clients in every Rhode Island county have benefited from advice and counsel from Callaghan & Callaghan in simple assault, disorderly conduct, domestic offenses, transportation of alcohol by a minor, driving under the influence, breathalyzer refusals, suspended licenses, and traffic violations.


Preparation is the key to success in planning for your family’s future. We specialize in detailed preparation and personalized execution of wills, trusts, estate plans, durable power of attorney, durable health care power of attorney, and living wills/declarations. Callaghan & Callaghan will ensure that you and your family will be secure in the event of the expected – or unexpected.


If you are in a car accident or suffer a slip and fall, make sure you call the police, your insurer, and your attorney. In any personal injury matter, Callaghan & Callaghan will aggressively represent your interests. Callaghan & Callaghan understands how gain the maximum recovery for damages. We are experienced advocates for the injured both inside and outside the courtroom. Our expertise and experience will ensure that you will recover for your loss of work, injuries, pain, and suffering.  In your time of need you could rely on a commercial’s promises, or you could rely on decades of experience.  Callaghan & Callaghan will make sure you recover – emotionally, physically, and financially.


Divorce, child support, child custody, and alimony issues can be emotionally draining. Dealing with those issues in a stressful time requires advice from a solid and trusted attorney.  Callaghan & Callaghan provides practical and expert counsel in Family Court cases across Rhode Island.  We can guide you through alimony, child support, personal property, assets, and custody issues. Call today and speak with Matt and James to get honest and practical advice when you need it most.

Washington County:

Kent County:

Newport County:

  • Newport
  • Jamestown
  • Middletown
  • Portsmouth
  • Tiverton
  • Little Compton

Providence County:

  • Providence
  • East Providence
  • North Providence
  • Pawtucket
  • Central Falls
  • Cranston
  • Barrington
  • Bristol
  • Scituate
  • Cumberland
  • Lincoln
  • Johnston
  • Woonsocket
  • Foster
  • Glocester