Callaghan & Callaghan – Attorneys – Rhode Island



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3 Brown Street
Wickford Village
North Kingstown, RI 02852

North Kingstown Attorney – Callaghan & Callaghan


Callaghan & Callaghan is conveniently located in the historic village of Wickford.

The North Kingstown attorneys at Callaghan & Callaghan provide practical advice and expert counsel in any legal matter. Matthew F. Callaghan, Jr., began practicing on Post Road in North Kingstown since 1974. In the spring of 2014, Callaghan & Callaghan, comprised of Matthew F. Callaghan, Jr., and James M. Callaghan, opened the doors to their new office in the historic village of Wickford.

Callaghan & Callaghan’s attorneys handle each case with specialized and individualized attention. Matthew F. Callaghan, Jr., has been providing families, small businesses, and corporations in the North Kingstown area with expert advice for more than forty years. James M. Callaghan served as a prosecutor in the Criminal Division of the Rhode Island Department of Attorney General for eight years. He has a vast array of courtroom litigation experience.

Callaghan & Callaghan has had remarkable success in a broad spectrum of practice areas. Their recent notable cases in North Kingstown include:

Zoning: Successfully advocated for both a special use permit and a dimensional variance for a client seeking to renovate accessory dwelling.

Comprehensive Plan – Land Use:┬áIn the spring and summer of 2013, Callaghan & Callaghan helped a local contractor navigate municipal regulations for purchase and renovation of a local historic building that had been underutilized and empty for many years. Through consultation with local planning officials, Callaghan & Callaghan secured comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance amendments so client could renovate and improve the property and neighborhood.

Criminal Law: A teenage client was charged with simple assault and trespass by local law enforcement. Callaghan & Callaghan conducted an in-depth investigation into the incident. After the investigation Callaghan & Callaghan conducted strategic outreach efforts with the client, complainant, and police. At the first pre-trial, the case was dismissed. Callaghan & Callaghan also had the matter expunged from client’s record.

DUI Defense: Local resident charged with Driving Under the Influence. Case dismissed.

Landlord/Tenant Dispute: Homeowner rented out second residence to a tenant. Tenant refused to pay rent. Callaghan & Callaghan filed eviction paperwork on behalf of client. Tenant exited premises.

Juvenile Matter: High school student charged with vandalism. Negotiated with local prosecution for resolution of matter as long as certain conditions were met. Case dismissed.

Personal Injury: Resident rear ended by distracted driver. Substantial settlement reached with insurance company prior to trial.

If you are seeking an attorney in North Kingstown, rely on Callaghan & Callaghan’s proven track record of success.

Callaghan & Callaghan has been a contributing member of the North Kingstown community for many years. We provide the highest quality advice and counsel in an array of legal matters. Call our office today to discuss how we can help you with any legal issue: (401) 294-4555.