About Jason KnightJason Knight is an attorney licensed to practice law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He is also admitted to practice in the Rhode Island Federal District Court. He is a former Rhode Island state prosecutor with years of experience litigating criminal cases. He now uses that experience to provide his clients with zealous legal representation to protect their rights and legal interests.
Jason earned his law degree from Suffolk Law School in Boston, Massachusetts in 2005. Between 2006 and 2010, Jason served as a Special Assistant Attorney General with the Rhode Island Department of Attorney General. During that time, Jason prosecuted hundreds of cases involving all manner of criminal conduct such as DUI and breathalyzer refusals, domestic violence, narcotics possession and trafficking, weapons charges, sexual assaults, child molestations, and homicide.
Jason is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is a contributing author of “A Practical Guide to DUI in Rhode Island” published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
Before becoming a lawyer, Jason was an enlisted nuclear propulsion technician in the United States Navy. After the Navy, Jason earned his undergraduate degree from Emerson College in Boston and worked for years as a theatrical production manager in the city’s performing arts community. Jason lives in Barrington, Rhode Island with his wife and two children. He is an at large trustee with Temple Habonim in Barrington. Jason is also a member of the 2010 class of Leadership Rhode Island.
- Criminal Law
- Domestic Violence
- Education Law
- Juvenile Law
- Traffic Tickets
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free Consultation
- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
- Variable based on the complexity of the case. Free consultation for every client.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|Owner, The Law Office of Jason Knight|
|Jason operates his own law office and focuses on providing outstanding client service in areas that require strong representation when the government is a party such as education advocacy and criminal defense.|
|Special Assistant Attorney General, RI Department of Attorney General|
|Prosecuted all violations of Rhode Island criminal law including capital offenses such as murder, robbery, burglary, and child molestation. Functioned as an independent trial attorney at all levels of the Rhode Island state court system including the Supreme Court. Regularly called upon to provide other members of the department and members of the at large law enforcement community with training and advice in the areas of DUI law and sex offender registration and community notification law.|
|Contract Attorney, Ferrucci Russo P.C., Providence, RI|
|Provide research assistance to litigation partners to support their motion practice.|
|Suffolk University Law School - Suffolk University||J.D.||Law|
|Honors: Juris Doctorate, cum laude, with a concentration in Civil Litigation with Distinction Top 9% of class (34/343); Honors: Dean’s List: 2002 – 2003, 2003 – 2004, 2004 – 2005 Jurisprudence Award in Securities Regulation, Professional Responsibility Best Oral Advocate, Section Eight – 2003 Legal Practice Skills Section Competition|
|Member, Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers|
|Member, Rhode Island Bar Associatation|
Articles & Publications
A Practical Guide to Trying DUI Cases in Rhode Island
Providence police say gang member tried to impersonate nonviolence worker during questioning http://bit.ly/1GZoxXI— Jason Knight (@rijay1) 1 day ago
Smartwatches: Best friend to courtroom lawyer. Tried Android, but really like Pebble Time. http://bit.ly/1OLPapz #RIcriminalDefenseLawyer— Jason Knight (@rijay1) 2 days ago
Edward Fitzpatrick: High time to address R.I.'s probation inflation http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20150726/NEWS/150729482/11669/NEWS— Jason Knight (@rijay1) 3 days ago
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Ruling seen as must-read for defense, prosecution, Lots of defenders, including me, quoted. RIcriminaldefenselawyer http://rilawyersweekly.com/blog/2015/07/23/ruling-seen-as-must-read-for-defense-prosecution/— Jason Knight (@rijay1) 4 days ago
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Defense lawyers and going to trial. How to get more justice out of the justice system. #RIDUILawyer http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/2015/07/2015-65-teach-for-america/— Jason Knight (@rijay1) July 25, 2015
#RIcriminaldefenselawyer, Wyatt jail removes interim tag from warden http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20150721/NEWS/150729874/13752— Jason Knight (@rijay1) July 24, 2015
Rhode Island Lawyer Results: Child Molestation by a Juvenile - by Jason Knight http://wp.me/p56E2I-2X via @rijay1— Jason Knight (@rijay1) July 24, 2015