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127 Dorrance Street, Penthouse,
Providence, RI 02903
Rhode Island Criminal Defense & DUI Lawyer

Phone Number

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Office Address

127 Dorrance Street, Penthouse,
Providence, RI 02903

About Us

Learn more about attorney Kensley Barrett, his legal qualifications as a criminal defense lawyer, and the Rhode Island law firm.

“My goal is to work aggressively and thoroughly to help win your case!”

Kensley Barrett is a Rhode Island attorney that specializes in personal injury and criminal defense for a variety of charges, including, but not limited to: DUI’s, weapons charges, assault and battery, B&E, larceny/theft, drug possession, domestic violence, sexual assault, murder, and white collar crimes.

Unlike other Rhode Island lawyers, Kensley has a unique background and experience that allows him to provide a holistic approach to representation.  A career dedicated to public service, Kensley began his professional career in 1997 with the United States Coast Guard, where he proudly served our country for eleven years before deciding to leave the Guard to attend law school.  Kensley attended the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he concentrated in both Insurance Litigation/Defense as a member of the University of Connecticut Insurance Law Journal and Criminal Law as a student-attorney with the Connecticut State’s Attorney’s Office.

After graduating in 2011 with his Juris Doctorate, Kensley worked at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development as a civil rights investigator in Boston, MA before joining the Rhode Island Public Defenders Office as an Assistant Public Defender.  During this time period as an Assistant Public Defender, Kensley represented hundreds of clients for a multitude of alleged crimes in both Rhode Island District Court and Superior Court.

The experience of participating in countless trials/hearings and daily interaction with the court system, provides Kensley with valuable insights that has helped him develop strategies that get positive results for his clients.  Moreover, in the six years that Kensley has practiced law in Rhode Island, he has quickly developed a reputation in the legal and local communities for being a strong advocate for his clients, aggressively challenging and winning cases.

Why Choose Us

Having a diverse set of experience in the legal-world sets Kensley apart from other lawyers in the Rhode Island area. It is this experience, along with scrupulous attention to detail and an aggressive will to defend his clients, that has helped him win hundreds of criminal defense cases. He has had the privilege of defending clients all over the state of Rhode Island, from Providence to Newport. No matter where his client is located, his goal is the same — defend their rights. If you or someone you care about has been charged with a criminal offense, do not delay. Contact us today for your free and confidential consultation to learn about what options are available.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do you charge?

Each case is different and therefore requires a different amount of time (and pricing). To get a better idea of price for your specific case, contact us here. We take a variety of payment methods, including credit cards. In special situations we offer payment plans.

When should I contact a criminal lawyer?

If you have been arrested, the police should tell you: “you have the right to remain silent” and “you have the right to an attorney”. You should waste no time in contacting an attorney. The sooner you take action, the more time will be on your side to craft the best defense.

Should I hire a lawyer for a small charge?

Even if you have been charged with a misdemeanor, a conviction on that offense could follow you for the rest of your life. Don’t let a small infraction impact your life or even your future employment opportunities. Take the time to talk with a lawyer about what can be done to thoroughly defend yourself in any criminal charge (big or small).

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"Mr. Barrett (Ken) handled the charges against me with one 45 minute cour appearance.
He had the charges dismissed. One month later he appeared in court on my behalf and had the case expunged.
He is very attentive and a true professional. I would recommend him to other as he truly cares about his clients."

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"He got my shoplifting charges reduced to misdemeanors. He would
have got my first one thrown out but I committed another crime. He is a
very caring person communicates when necessary and he does his job well."

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"Having dealt with many attorneys over the years with much dissatisfaction [...], Mr. Barrett was a
refreshing experience. He was very knowledgable to the possible outcomes, returned calls immediately
and gave the case the importance and priority that reflected the anxiety we were feeling. The case was resolved
with best possible outcome culminating in a few community hours and a dismissal. I would highly recommend Mr. Barrett!"

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