Richard Howell James

Richard Howell James

World Headquarters 696 Reservoir Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910

Phone: 401-742-7179


State DelegateGeneral Member

About Richard Howell James

Summary • Recognized for high ethical standards in all work performed • Results-oriented in litigator, seasoned trial professional • Experienced in Administrative and Court proceedings at all levels • Comprehensive knowledge of State and Federal Court procedures • Accomplished strategic defense planner • Twenty years of successful sole proprietor general law practice • Successfully argued multiple RI Supreme Court cases • Honorable service and discharge from the United States Air Force Experience Attorney JAMES LAW January 2002 – Present (13 years 3 months) • Diverse criminal defense litigation background and criminal defense trial experience • Expert at trial preparation, significant trial experience, advanced litigation experience, advanced legal writing abilities • Expert defense in criminal defense actions; attended hearings and conducted trials; argued motions, conducted direct and cross examination of witnesses; consulted with clients, opposing counsel and Judiciary • Expert in direct and cross examination of lay and expert witnesses; completed necessary case management system documentation Chair RI Democratic Committee January 1995 – January 1998 (3 years 1 month)Providence, Rhode Island Area Board Member Rhode Island Convention Center Authority January 1994 – January 1996 (2 years 1 month)Providence, Rhode Island Area Chairman Coastal resource Management Council March 1993 – January 1994 (11 months) State of Rhode Island Director of Legislative Affairs State of Rhode Island January 1990 – January 1994 (4 years 1 month)Providence, Rhode Island • Served as a liaison with the Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader in the state legislature • Drafted legislation based on the needs of the Chief Executive and the various department heads; identified and developed administration’s legislative agenda and formulated strategies • Monitored and tracked administration-related legislation and budget initiatives; kept appropriate internal stakeholders apprised of any related bill activity, movement and/or amendments Volunteer Experience & Causes VetCorps AmeriCorps September 2014Human Rights Helping Veterans succeed in finishing Veterans treatment Court by providing resources to housing, employment, VA benefits, Dog Handler/ Care Taker RI Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals January 2011Animal Welfare Clean cages, walk dogs, socialize and play with the pups, take care of them and love them until you come and take them home! Causes Richard cares about: Animal Welfare Civil Rights and Social Action Organizations Rhode Island State Democratic Committee Chairman November 1994- December 1998 World Trade Center Board Member 1995 Rhode Island Convention Center Authority, Board Member Board Member January 1994 Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council Chairman

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