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John LaRochelle

John LaRochelle

Larochelle Law
  • Criminal Law, Divorce, DUI & DWI...
  • Massachusetts, Rhode Island
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Reviewed by Jeff C. February 4, 2020
Outstanding Legal Expertise
John creatively thought of out-of-the-box solutions to resolve my legal issue. He always got right back to me with thorough answers and explanations with any questions I had. He was impressively knowledgeable and always prepared. Most impressive was John’s ability to articulate complicated legal matters clearly, concisely, and in an easily understandable manner. John has a personable, friendly demeanor and genuinely cares about the people he works with.
Reviewed by Mark L. December 17, 2019
John Larochelle is thorough, effective and consistently responsive.
I've worked with several family and land court lawyers over the last twenty years and John Larochelle is the most professional and effective lawyer I have ever hired. He is very responsive by text, email and phone, even after business hours. He has since helped several other people whom I've referred, and all have thanked me for the referral and told me that John is the best lawyer they have ever worked with.
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Attorney John Larochelle is a former Rhode Island state prosecutor who has represented clients in complex and highly sensitive litigation matters in Rhode Island Family Court and in District, Superior, Supreme and Federal Court in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

In Family court, Attorney Larochelle has litigated many types of cases, including complex divorces, contentious child custody matters, and unusual visitation situations. Attorney Larochelle is certified by the Rhode Island Family Court as a Guardian Ad Litem.

Attorney Larochelle applies his extensive criminal law knowledge and experience to representing clients in all criminal matters - from serious felonies such as murder, sex crimes, and distribution of controlled substances – to misdemeanor cases such as domestic assaults and traffic-related offenses. He has litigated over one hundred DUI cases.

Attorney Larochelle represents clients in state and federal courts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

Attorney Larochelle has written and argued well-known cases before the Rhode Island Supreme Court, including prevailing against then-Attorney General Sheldon Whitehouse in the seminal case of Diane S. Cronan ex rel. State v. John J. Cronan 774 A.2d 866. Attorney Larochelle has also written and argued often-cited cases such as State v. Paull and State v. Chalk.

Call 401-421-4407 or 401-400-2777 to discuss your legal matter and to get Attorney Larochelle working for you today.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • DUI & DWI
  • Family Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Juvenile Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Traffic Tickets
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
ID Number: 645649
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Rhode Island
Rhode Island Bar Association
ID Number: 5237
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1st Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
State Prosecutor - Special Assistant Attorney General
Rhode Island Department of the Attorney General
Suffolk University Law School
J.D. (1994) | Law
Honors: Cum Laude
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University of Rhode Island
B.S. (1991) | Finance
Honors: High Honors
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University of Rhode Island
B.A. (1991) | Economics
Honors: High Honors
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Client Champion Award
Highest Attorney Rating by most prestigious lawyer rating service
Professional Associations
Rhode Island Bar Association
Committee Member
- Current
Activities: Family Court Bench Bar Committee Technology in the Practice Committee & E-Filing Working Group
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Articles & Publications
Clearing the Record: How to Seal Criminal Records and Expunge Criminal Convictions in Rhode Island
Rhode Island Bar Journal
Speaking Engagements
Clearing the Record: Expungements and Sealings, Continuing Legal Education, Rhode Island
Rhode Island Bar Association
John Larochelle, Esq. was the sole presenter and teacher at the Rhode Island Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education Class in Expungements and Sealing of Records.
Guardian Ad Litem
Rhode Island Family Court
Websites & Blogs
Larochelle Law
Contact & Map
Larochelle Law
Providence, RI, USA
Telephone: (401) 421-4407
Cell: (401) 400-2777
Fax: (401) 421-1442