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Ken Barrett

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.

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  • Christine Recommends Ken Barrett

    “In April of this year I got arrested for a DUI. Mr. Barrett got my case dismissed by the end of June. He was very prompt returning my calls and very good communicating with me. I would highly recommend Mr. Barrett.”
  • Michael Recommends Ken Barrett

    “I am extremely happy with Mr. Barrett on the favorable outcome of my case. I found him to be confident, attentive, and professional. I highly recommend calling him for a consultation, and you will have the same feeling.”
  • Anonymous Recommends Ken Barrett

    “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.”
  • Zack Recommends Ken Barrett

    “Having dealt with many attorneys over the years with much dissatisfaction […] Mr. Barrett was a refreshing experience. The case was resolved with best possible outcome. I would highly recommend Mr.Barrett.”
  • Alex Recommends Ken Barrett

    “Mr. Barrett (Ken) handled the charges against me with one 45 minute court appearance. He had the charges dismissed […] 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 others as he truly cares about his clients.”
  • Stephanie Recommends Ken Barrett

    “Attorney Barrett was very professional, efficient and I found him very easy to work with. He was able to resolve my matter quickly and I am happy I chose to use him. I would hire him again if need be in the future and I would recommend him to friends and family.”
  • Patricia Recommends Ken Barrett

    “Attorney Barrett got my daughter's case dismissed after she completed some community service at our church. We are thankful for his honesty and willingness to work within our budget. Hopefully we won't need his services again but I would highly recommend him to anyone.”
  • Lauren Recommends Ken Barrett

    “Extremely grateful that Ken knows what he's doing when it comes to white collar matters. I absolutely recommend him. Underrated guy who deserves more recognition.”
  • Pamela Recommends Ken Barrett

    “Ken is an outstanding lawyer with great substantive knowledge of the areas of law and the judges before whom he appears. We were thrilled with the excellent representation he provided, his attention to detail and his prompt responses to our questions each time we contacted him. We highly recomme...
  • Oliver Recommends Ken Barrett

    “I won't get into specifics about the case, but I will say that Mr. Barrett was straight up with me and even though it took 6 months – he got my case dismissed. Bottom line is that I would recommend him for any sticky situations you find yourself in.”

Kensley Barrett

Our law firm was founded on the belief that working with us is more than just hiring a lawyer. Working with us will bring you peace of mind and also allow you to continue with your regular life while we attend to your legal matters. Our vast experience means that it allows us to excel in both aggressively representing your interests and generating the best possible result for you.

Cranston Office
1000 Chapel View Blvd, Suite 260
Cranston, RI 02920
401-633-6584 (fax)
South County Office
36 South County Commons Way, Unit C-3 Rear
South Kingstown, RI 02879
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