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John Coddington House
2 Marlborough Street
Newport, RI 02840-2516

O: 401.846.7777
F: 401.848.7141

Columbia Stables
57 Columbia Street
Wakefield, RI 02879-3202

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In Memoriam
Joseph T. Houlihan, Sr., Esq.

Practice Areas
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Business Litigation
Corporate & Business Planning
Contract Formation & Disputes
Criminal Defense
DUI, DWI, & Traffic
Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, & Medical Malpractice
Probate, Wills, Trusts, & Estates
Maritime and Admiralty Law

Business Litigation
HMM&K provides personal, experienced service to all of our business clients, including trial and settlement in all areas of business litigation and business law. Our record of success has been proven in jury trial verdicts, private arbitrations, trials and the provision of legal counsel to numerous business clients.

Our lawyers handle a variety of cases and business law issues, including:

• Partnership and Corporate Shareholder Disputes
• Maritime Law
• Insurance Disputes
• Employment Law
• Breach of Contract
• Real Estate Disputes
• Municipal, Zoning & Planning Disputes
• Fraud and Undue Influence
• Non-competition and Non-solicitation
• Contractual Disputes
• Unfair Competition

Why choose HMM&K? Our firm draws on more than a half-century of legal experience. We have successfully represented many businesses, partnerships, trustees and their constituents, as plaintiffs and defendants, in a wide range of business and commercial matters. Our clients know that our straight-forward and pragmatic analysis of their legal problems will provide them with information to make an informed decision regarding trial or settlement. If trial is required, our clients know that they are represented by experienced trial attorneys with proven track records and not just "litigators."

Corporate & Business Planning
We provide a wide variety of services to business clients including assisting in selecting the type of organizational entity under which to operate, negotiating and preparing business agreements, assisting in the sale and purchase of a business, transferring liquor licenses, obtaining financing and funding for business operations and assisting in dissolution or business succession.

Contract Formation & Disputes
You do not have to be a big business tycoon to need strong legal work done for your personal or business life. Houlihan, Managhan, Morrissey & Kyle, Ltd. is available to anyone who needs contractual agreements to be drawn. We provide:

• Drafting legal agreements for outside contractors
• Drafting legal amendments to already existing contracts
• Reviewing legal agreements from potential clients or contractors
• Negotiating lease agreements
• Defending and prosecuting for breach of contract claims

Criminal Defense, DUI, DWI, & Traffic
When it comes to criminal law cases, an experienced and effective criminal defense attorney can mean the difference between a prison sentence and reduced or dismissed charges. The lawyers of Houlihan, Managhan, Morrissey & Kyle, Ltd. are dedicated to defending the rights of the accused and our criminal defense attorneys are committed to the presumption of innocence. Even in less serious cases, a good criminal defense attorney can make a serious impact on the outcome of the case by ensuring that the rights of the accused are protected throughout the legal process. For these and other reasons, it is vital that those accused of a crime select the most competent, experienced and effective attorney available.

If you have been accused of a crime, please contact us today for a free consultation with an aggressive and resourceful criminal defense attorney. We will work tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcome for your case. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you with your criminal legal matter.

Our lawyers are intimately familiar with all facets of criminal defense and may help clients with the following:

• Negotiating charges to be dropped or lowered
• Interview police, involved parties and any possible witnesses to expose any lies or exaggerations
• Make sure that no evidence against our client was obtained illegally
• Conduct a thorough pre-trial investigation
• Employ a private investigator, ballistics expert, polygraphist or any other experts that may be able to help strengthen our client's defense
• Obtain expert witnesses to testify on behalf of our clients
• Negotiate with prosecutors to make sure our clients face the minimum possible penalties

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, & Medical Malpractice
At Houlihan, Managhan, Morrissey & Kyle, Ltd., our personal injury lawyers provide effective representation for accident victims and defendants. The trial attorneys in our law firm apply a strong working knowledge of state and federal law to personal injury claims involving negligence on the part of drivers, property owners, employers, and other businesses. You can expect qualified legal advice and aggressive courtroom representation in your personal injury matter.

Our detailed understanding of Rhode Island's automobile, insurance and liability laws enables us to provide well-grounded legal counsel in all cases, whether they are simple or complex. We provide a powerful voice for accident victims, their families, and defendants in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. Our personal injury attorneys handle claims involving:

• Car and truck accidents - including SUV rollovers, semi truck accidents
• Slip and fall injuries - and other premises liability claims
• Maritime and Admiralty/Jones Acts Claims
• Defective products - including auto defects, dangerous products, and faulty machinery
• Catastrophic injuries - spinal cord injuries, back and neck injuries, head and brain injuries, and eye injuries
• Wrongful death claims - resulting from fatal car accidents, construction accidents, or hazardous property fatalities
• Dog bites
• Burns, fires, and chemical explosions

Probate, Wills, Trusts, & Estates
The administration of an estate, including the planning for the distribution of a client's property at death, requires the services of a knowledgeable attorney. We provide the following:

• Preparation of wills
• Trusts, Living wills
• Healthcare Power of Attorney
• Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
• Powers of attorney and other related documents
• Estate planning
• Probate and administration of estates
• Litigation involving Wills, Trusts, & Estates


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