Matthew F. Callaghan, Jr.
Matthew F. Callaghan Jr., has provided sound advice for clients in all Rhode Island counties and courts for over forty years. He has a wealth of experience in every kind of real estate matter including: zoning, planning, land use, and closings. Additionally, for decades his clients have relied on his expertise for wills, trusts, estates, family law, criminal matters, and civil litigation. Matt has also been a dedicated public servant in a number of roles. Immediately after he graduated from Providence College and Boston College Law School, he was elected to the Rhode Island State Senate from District 9 in Providence. He served as a Senator from 1968 to 1974. He then moved to South County and opened a law office in North Kingstown with Edward H. Torgen, Esq. In addition to his private law practice, from 1978 to 1987 he served as Narragansett Town Solicitor – prosecuting local criminal cases and defending the town in all civil litigation. From 1991 to 2011 he was the Chairman of the Narragansett Land Trust. In that role he helped the town acquire the Kinney Bungalow and Anthony-Kinney Farm, also known as Sunset Farm, located on Point Judith Road. In 2013, the National Park Service placed Sunset Farm on the National Register of Historic Places. This past spring, Rhode Island Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul Suttell appointed Matt as one of twelve members (eight attorneys and four public appointees) of the Rhode Island Disciplinary Board. The Disciplinary Board has two main functions: to protect the public and maintain the integrity of the legal profession. Matt and his wife Judy live in Narragansett.
James M. Callaghan
James M. Callaghan graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and American University Law School in Washington, D.C. Upon graduation from law school he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Joseph F. Rodgers, Jr., Presiding Justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court. From 2004 to 2012, James was a Special Assistant Attorney General in the Rhode Island Department of Attorney General. He handled criminal matters in Washington, Kent, Newport, and Providence County. When he left the Department of Attorney General he was the Chief of Newport County. He has tried more than thirty cases before a jury. He has achieved success in cases ranging from murder to felony assault to driving under the influence. James concentrates his practice in both criminal and civil litigation. From 2012-2014 James served as President of the Narragansett Town Council. He and his wife Linsey have two sons, Owen and William. They live in Narragansett.