John MacDonald

John MacDonald

Law Office of John E. Macdonald, Inc.
  • Appeals & Appellate, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal Law...
  • Massachusetts, Rhode Island
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John E. MacDonald is a trial attorney practicing criminal defense, immigration law and post-conviction relief in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Mr. MacDonald represents clients in state and federal court in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He has aggressively and successfully defended clients charged in every type of criminal case, including capital murder, child molestation, sex crimes, rape, abuse, domestic violence, spousal abuse, homicide, manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter, sexual assault, felony assault, domestic assault, patient abuse, bank fraud, mail fraud and wire fraud. Mr. MacDonald is the author of the Rhode Island Criminal Defense Manual (3rd Edition), a top-rated manual used throughout the state by criminal defense attorneys. He is the former president of the Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. For a review of the prior criminal cases, visit:

Mr. MacDonald represents clients seeking permanent residence and naturalization. He practices before the Providence Immigration Office and the Boston Immigration Court. For many clients facing deportation, the only recourse is post-conviction relief; that is, vacating the original conviction in state or federal court. Mr. MacDonald has successfully vacated convictions in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Mr. MacDonald is an honors graduate of Suffolk University Law School (1995) and a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Rhode Island (1990). He is admitted to practice in all state courts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Districts of Rhode Island, Massachusetts as well as the First Circuit Court of Appeals.

Suffolk University Law School
J.D. | General Law
Honors: Honors Graduate
University of Rhode Island
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Professional Experience
Larochelle & MacDonald
- Current
The Law Offices of John MacDonald are dedicated to the honest, effective and aggressive representation in the areas of criminal defense, family law, immigration law and post conviction relief. We appear in state and federal courts on behalf of our clients throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. In addition, the office represents clients at the United States Immigration Courts throughout the United States. The attorneys of The Law Offices of John MacDonald have extensive and successful trial experience.
Articles & Publications
Rhode Island Criminal Defense Manual (3rd Edition)
State of Rhode Island
Professional Associations
Rhode Island State Bar
Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer
Former President
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
First Circuit Court of Appeals
Massachusetts State Bar
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Rhode Island
1st Circuit
Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Areas
  • Assault Crimes
  • Car Accidents
  • Sex Crimes
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Legal Blog
Contact & Map
One Turks Head Place, Suite 1440
Providence, RI 02903
Telephone: (401) 421-1440
Fax: (401) 421-1442