About Neville BedfordWith experience in legal matters ranging from business contracts and licensing to visitation and support obligations, Attorney Bedford gives each client individual and personalize representation to assist in reaching the optimal outcome in every matter. Employing years of experience in combination with proven technology and a compassionate approach to dispute resolution, you will find him through a referral from a satisfied client or somewhere on the Internet where he is a virtual advisor and counselor.
Directory Practice Areas
- Consumer Law
- Domestic Violence
- Family Law
- Intellectual Property
- Juvenile Law
Additional Practice Areas
- Child Support
- Contingent Fees
- Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|U.S. Supreme Court|
|United States District Court - District of Rhode Island|
|Mediatiator (CMCRI 2008 )|
|Attorney, The Law Office of Neville J. Bedford|
|Roger Williams University||B.S||International Business|
|Honors: Magna Cum Laude|
|Roger Williams University||J.D||Law|
|Honors: CALI AWARD in Trusts and Estates|
|Associate Member||The Edward P. Gallogly American Inn of Court||2004-Current|
|Details: American Inns of Court (AIC) are designed to improve the skills, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar. An American Inn of Court is an amalgam of judges, lawyers, and in some cases, law professors and law students. Each Inn meets approximately once a month both to "break bread" and to hold programs and discussions on matters of ethics, skills and professionalism. Looking for a new way to help lawyers and judges rise to higher levels of excellence, professionalism, and ethical awareness, the American Inns of Court adopted the traditional English model of legal apprenticeship and modified it to fit the particular needs of the American legal system. American Inns of Court help lawyers to become more effective advocates and counselors with a keener ethical awareness. Members learn side-by-side with the most experienced judges and attorneys in their community. An American Inn of Court is not a fraternal order, a social club, a course in continuing legal education, a lecture series, an apprenticeship system, or an adjunct of a law school's program. While an AIC partakes of some of each of these concepts, it is quite different in aim, scope, and effect. American Inns of Court actively involve more than 25,000 state, federal and administrative law judges, attorneys, legal scholars and law students. Membership is composed of the following categories: Masters of the Bench;judges, experienced lawyers, and law professors; Barristers; lawyers with some experience who do not meet the minimum requirements for Masters; Associates; lawyers who do not meet the minimum requirement for Barristers; and Pupils; law students. The suggested number of active members in an Inn is around 80. Most Inns concentrate on issues surrounding civil and criminal litigation practice, and include attorneys from a number of specialties. However, there are several Inns that specialize in criminal practice, federal litigation, tax law, administrative law, white-collar crime, bankruptcy, intellectual property, family law, or employment and labor law. The membership is divided into pupillage teams, with each team consisting of a few members from each membership category. Each pupillage team conducts one program for the Inn each year. Pupillage team members get together informally outside of monthly Inn meetings in groups of two or more. This allows the less-experienced attorneys to become more effective advocates and counselors by learning from the more-experienced attorneys and judges. In addition, each less-experienced member is assigned to a more-experienced attorney or judge who acts as a mentor and encourages conversations about the practice of law. http://www.innsofcourt.org/Default.aspx|
|President - Board of Directors||Sojourner House of Rhode Island|
|Details: Sojourner House, an Advocacy & Resource Center for domestic violence victims in Rhode Island. Our agency serves as a leader assisting victims of domestic violence and their children. Since 1976, we have provided a safe haven for victims to reclaim their lives. Sojourner House offers a comprehensive network of support that helps victims of domestic violence rebuild their lives, piece by piece. The rebuilding process takes place on all levels, and supports our clients' physical and emotional well-being. Our help can begin with emergency support and crisis intervention, if necessary, and can also include providing shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, and addressing any other special needs a victim might have. Additionally, the agency supports the Rhode Island community in domestic violence prevention by offering a variety of educational and awareness programs. http://www.sojournerri.org/|
|Board of Bar Delegates, Rhode Island Bar Association|
|Member, American Association for Justice|
|Activities: For 65 years, the American Association for Justice, also known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA®), has supported plaintiff trial lawyers—as the collective voice of the trial bar on Capitol Hill and in courthouses across the nation and by providing exclusive services designed for trial lawyers. Get connected to the resources that thousands of trial lawyers use to be successful and grow their practices. http://www.justice.org|
|Member, American Bar Association|
|Activities: Advancing Lawyers and Law As the national organization of the legal profession, we welcome all lawyers and others interested in shaping the world of law. http://www.americanbar.org|
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Q. Is it true after 7months of being charged with intent to deliver,and they seized my car,does it get dismissed?
A: Speak to you attorney to be sure you get (confidential) reliable advice under the particular circumstances. There is not enough information (nor should there be - here on a public bulletin board) to answer this question.
Q. What is ri law regarding leaving child unattended in vehicle ?
A: Really? I hope this is clear enough. Avoid leaving children unattended. (period) TITLE 40 Human services CHAPTER 40-11 Abused and Neglected Children SECTION 40-11-2 § 40-11-2 Definitions. – When used in this chapter and unless the specific context indicates otherwise: (1) "Abused and/or neglected child" means a child whose physical or mental health or welfare is harmed or threatened with harm when his or her parent or other person responsible for his or her welfare: (i) Inflicts or allows to be inflicted upon the child physical or mental injury, including excessive corporal punishment; or (ii) Creates or allows to be created a substantial risk of physical or mental injury to the child, including excessive corporal punishment; or (iii) Commits or allows to be committed, against the child, an act of sexual abuse; or (iv) Fails to supply the child with adequate food, clothing, shelter, or medical care, though financially able to do so or offered financial or other reasonable means to do so; or (v) Fails to provide the child with a minimum degree of care or proper supervision or guardianship because of his or her unwillingness or inability to do so by situations or conditions such as, but not limited to, social problems, mental incompetency, or the use of a drug, drugs, or alcohol to the extent that the parent or other person responsible for the child's welfare loses his or her ability or is unwilling to properly care for the child; or (vi) Abandons or deserts the child; or <-------- That one (vii) Sexually exploits the child in that the person allows, permits or encourages the child to engage in prostitution as defined by the provisions in § 11-34.1-1 et seq., entitled "Commercial Sexual Activity"; or (<CLIP>)
Q. hit by drunk driver with no insurance
A: I recommend you consult with an attorney to review the particulars of your situation - in private- at no cost.
Q. If I am Receiving state assistance food stamps/ medical am I enforced to pay child support ?
A: The court will likely ask you why you have not gotten a job. If you are unable to work, they will be looking for evidence in support of that claim.
Q. My kids father hasn't paid child support but still insists on taking the kids. Do I have to send them with him?
A: In short, yes. However visitation is a right BUT support is an obligation. Retain counsel and cooperate with the state's child support enforcement officers to assist you in pressing the support issue.
Q. being charged with simple assault on an officer resisting arrest and an argument with my boyfriend which got them there
A: Retain an attorney to assist you. These matters are generally rather complex and best not addressed in an open internet chat board.
Q. I have had "Temporary" custody of my granddaughter for 7 years. I recently moved from RI. Does the order still stand
A: Meet with a family court attorney herein Rhode Island to review the documents you have in place and get guidance on registering those documents with the Rhode Island Courts.
Q. My boyfriend pleaded guilty to domestic assault but the charges were dropped can he get out
A: If he has plead guilty, there is likely a conviction now on his record. He should meet with a qualified criminal attorney or the attorney who represented him in the case where he pled guilty and review the particulars. I am not sure what you mean by "get out"(of jail?) or the conviction - but the best course of action is still for him to meet confidentially and privately with a practicing attorney experienced with such matters. If you are the victim of the assault, please be careful and seek the support of a domestic violence prevention agency.
Q. Can a salary employee that had an accident outside of work & doesnt have a note from doc. tell you he cant work 40hrs?
A: Consult with your counsel to review the status of the employee -at will etc and get advice before potentially committing a wrongful termination and possibly exposing your company to liability.
Articles & Publications
Same Sex Divorce
WPRI Channel 12
Special Education in Rhode Island - Seclusion and Restraint
Rhode Island Bar Association