Superior Defense Representation Against State and Federal Charges

With two former Rhode Island attorneys general and every lawyer in the firm coming from a prosecutorial background, we provide unique insight into the preparation of a sound defense.

When you are facing charges for any criminal offense, your very future is at stake. Having a qualified legal team behind you will go a long way toward ensuring that your rights are protected and your freedom is preserved. At the law firm of Lynch & Pine, we provide outstanding defense representation in a broad range of state and federal matters.

Whether you have been charged with a serious criminal offense, are working through a difficult personal injury matter or need help with a medical malpractice case, you can feel confident in our firm’s ability to protect your interests. We are respected litigators who prepare every case as if it were going to trial. We diligently pursue every available option in an effort to secure the best available outcome on your behalf.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Federal Crimes
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Business Law And Litigation

Call Lynch & Pine today at 401-753-0822 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Patrick C. Lynch

Bar Admissions:

  • Rhode Island, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2005

Education:

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Queens University School of Law, Belfast
  • Brown University

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • President's Award, New England Association of Drug Court Professionals
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Attorney Jeffrey B. Pine

Bar Admissions:

  • Rhode Island, 1979
  • Massachusetts, 1979
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994

Education:

  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 00/1979
  • Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1976

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Bar Association, 00/1979
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, 00/1979
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 00/1979

­­­Attorney Pamela E. Chin

Bar Admissions:

  • Maryland, 1996
  • Rhode Island, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 1998

Education: 

  • American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1996
  • Mount Holyoke College
    • A.B.
    • Honors: with honors
    • Major: Psychology

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Rhode Island Commission on Prejudice and Bias, 2006 to 2011
  • The Roger Williams American Inns of Court, Associate, 2001 to 2003
  • Women and Minorities in the Courts Committee
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Women's Bar Association

­­­Attorney Matthew S. Dawson

Bar Admissions:

  • Rhode Island, 1995
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2018

Education: 

  • New England Law, Boston, Massachusetts
  • University of Rhode Island - 1990

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Association for Justice
  • Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Rhode Island Bar Association Criminal Bench Bar Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

­­­Attorney Maria F. Deaton

Bar Admissions:

  • Arizona, 1997
  • Massachusetts, 2000
  • Rhode Island, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, 2010

Education: 

  • New England Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • Juris Doctorate - 1996
  • Providence College
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Women's Bar Association

Languages Spoken: 

  • Portuguese

­­­Attorney Christopher S. Gontarz

Bar Admissions:

  • Rhode Island, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

Education: 

  • New England Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1984
  • Salve Regina University
    • B.S., A.S., Criminal Justice - 1972
    • Honors: cum laude
  • The American University
    • M.S., Administration of Justice - 1975

Professional Memberships and Achievements: 

  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Joseph T. Houlihan Lifetime Mentor Award, Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Super Lawyers, 2011-2016
  • Lawyer of the Year - Criminal Law, Corporate Live Wire
  • Lawyers of the Year, Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly
  • Law Enforcement Award, Department of Rhode Island V.F.W.
  • President's Medallion Club, Gold Award, Roger Williams University
  • Dorothy Lohmann Community Service Award, Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Ethics Award, Finance Lawyer Monthly

­­­Attorney Ferenc Karoly

Bar Admissions:

  • Rhode Island, 2014
  • Massachusetts, 2014

Education: 

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 2014
    • Honors: summa cum laude

­­­Attorney Marshall M. Raucci

Bar Admissions:

  • Rhode Island, 2007
  • Connecticut, 2008
  • Massachusetts, 2014
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island

Education: 

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, Bridgeport, Connecticut
    • J.D. - 2007
  • Providence College
    • B.A. - 2004
    • Major: Political Science

Office Locations

Newport Office
26 Washington Square
Suite 1
Newport, RI 02840
Providence Office
1 Park Row
5th Floor
Providence, RI 02903

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