Joseph J. Voccola, Esquire

Joseph graduated from Boston University in 1986 with his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  He then went to New England School of Law earning his Juris Doctor degree in 1989.  His concentration practice area is Criminal Law.  Mr. Voccola has been selected by the National Trial Lawyers as one of their top 100.  The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys has presented Mr. Voccola with its nationally ranked top Ten attorney awards.  Joseph’s activities include Rhode Island State Representative for the town of Johnston 1995-2007, Johnston School Committee 1992-1995, Assistant town solicitor for the town of Johnston, past member of Rhode Island Supreme Court Judicial Performance Evaluation, Board of directors of Justinian Law Society of Rhode Island member, United States District Court of Rhode Island member, Federal Board/Bar Committee of the Rhode Island Bar Association member, American Association of Justice member, Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association member, United States Supreme Court member, National Association of Criminal Defense lawyers member, National American Bar Association member, Sons of Italy, Loggia Victoria Lodge #585 member, Communicant Our Lady of Grace Parish, member of Board of Director, R.I. Reds Baseball, Member of Aurora Civic Association, University club of Rhode Island member.



Thomas F. Connors, Esquire

Thomas served in the United States Army from 1966-1969 in the 82nd Airborne Division and the U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade, serving in Vietnam 1967-1968.  Thomas then went on to attend the University of Rhode Island earning his Bachelor’s degree in 1974.  While attending URI he was active on campus and received many awards including Kappa PHI, Honorary Biological Sciences Society Phi Sigma, Outstanding senior student, Northeast Branch American Society Agronomy Plant & Soil Science, Graduate fellowship, Alpha Zeta National Honorary fraternity Washington D.C.  He then attended Suffolk Law School earning his J.D. in 1978.  Thomas’s areas of practice include Criminal Law, State and Federal along with Extensive Trial practice.  He is currently a member of the R.I. Bar, Federal Bar, 1st Circuit Court of Appeals, National Rifle Association, and the Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  In 1991 Thomas was the Citizen of the Year Recipient Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.




Robert V. Russo, Esquire

Robert attended Bryant University in Smithfield Rhode Island earning his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, graduating in 1987.  He later went on to the University Of Baltimore School Of Law obtaining his Juris Doctor in 1990.  Robert has also been a member of the Johnston Town Council since 1995 and has been president since 2001.  His practice area expertises are personal injury including automobile accidents, slip/trip and fall, motorcycle, medical malpractice and General Litigation including Landlord Tenant, Wills, and Arbitration.  Robert’s Bar Admissions include the Rhode Island Bar in 1990, United States District Court – District of Rhode Island, and United States Supreme Court.  Robert also has many professional memberships including Rhode Island Bar Association, Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, American Association of Justice, Justinian Law Society, and National Italian American Bar Association.




William Warren, Esquire

William attended Roger Williams University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in 1994 and later his Juris Doctor in 1997 from Roger Williams School of Law.  For 20 years he served as the Retired Johnston Police Department Prosecution Commander from 1985-2005.  William has much military experience as a veteran of Desert Storm and a retiree of the National Guard after serving 22 years.  Currently William serves as an attorney practicing Civil, Criminal and Traffic Law.  He has many affiliations including Rhode Island Bar Association, Rhode Island Trials Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, St. Thomas Moore Society, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Fraternal Order of Police, and Rhode Island Emerald Society.






Robert Watt, Esquire

Robert attended the University of Pennsylvania from 1965-1966 and the University of Massachusetts 1972-1975.  He served in the United States Navy from 1968-1972, then went on to Law School at George Washington University graduating in 1978.  Roberts many activities include Board of Directors, Progreso Latino 1979-1985; 1992-1995, Chairman, Warwick Community Action 1984-1987, Assistant City Solicitor Warwick, 1979-1990, Federal District Court, RI, Federal District Court, MA, 1st Circuit Court Appeals, Rhode Island Bar, Massachusetts Bar, Pawtucket Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Member of National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member of American Immigration Lawyer Association.





David J. Colantonio, Esquire

David received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Philosophy and Journalism from the University of Rhode Island in 1991.  He later went on to receive a Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University in 1997.  He concentrates in Rhode Island Family Court matters, including but not limited to, Divorce, Custody and Child Support.  David also litigates various civil matters Landlord/Tenant issues.








Domenic J. Carcieri, Esquire

Domenic attended Suffolk University earning his Bachelor of Science in Accounting.  He later went on to Boston University obtaining his Juris Doctor in 1988.  Domenic’s areas of practice are Workers’ Compensation including work related injuries and personal injury including automobile accidents, slip & fall, motorcycle and pedestrian.  His Bar Admissions include Rhode Island Bar, United States District Court and United States Supreme Court.






Jennifer J. Merlino, Esquire

Jennifer is an Associate at Joseph J. Voccola & Associates and specializes in  Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation.  Jennifer graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2009 with her Bachelor of Arts & Sciences in Political Science and Psychology.  She then attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School earning her Juris Doctor Cum Laude in 2013.  While attending law school, Jennifer received many awards including the Chairperson Award for her with Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and the Community Leadership Award for her volunteer efforts in the community.

Jennifer is currently a member of the, Rhode Island Bar Association, United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island & Rhode Island Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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