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Melissa Larsen Esq.

Attorney Larsen has been aggressively representing clients throughout the State of Rhode Island at the Law Office of Melissa Larsen, Esq. for over a decade.  Prior to starting her own firm, Melissa was a prosecutor in the criminal division at the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office. Melissa spent seven years prosecuting criminal cases as a Special Assistant Attorney General.  At the AG's Office, Melissa successfully handled thousands of adult and juvenile criminal cases involving all types of crimes including child abuse, domestic assault, cybercrime, narcotics offenses, DUI, chemical test refusals, white-collar crime, sexual assault, child molestation, and homicide. Her experience at trial and with pre-trial negotiations is an invaluable asset to her clients. 

Prior to her work as a prosecutor, Melissa worked in the Private Clients Group at FleetBoston Financial, now Bank of America, developing financial strategies to ensure her clients a sound financial future. Melissa's unique combination of corporate and litigation experience helped to make her an organized, effective, compassionate, and invaluable advocate for her clients.  Melissa is able to work with all types of clients and can address a full spectrum of legal needs in a personal and professional manner.

More recently Melissa was honored to serve as a Municipal Court Judge for the City of Cranston (2017 – 2020.)  Melissa is currently the Chairperson of the Rhode Island Bar Association's Criminal Law Bench Bar Committee (2019 – present.) She has been an active member of the Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys since 2011, the Rhode Island Bar Association's Family Law Committee since 2018, and the RIAG Criminal Division Alumni Association since 2011.  Melissa has served and provided substantive contributions to the Local Rules Committee for United States District Court, District of Rhode Island since 2016, and the Access to Justice Committee for United States District Court, District of Rhode Island since 2019. 

Melissa was born and raised in Cranston, Rhode Island.  She is a graduate of Cranston High School East and the University of Rhode Island, where she received a degree in political science.  Melissa obtained her law degree from Western New England College, School of Law. She is admitted to practice in the State of Rhode Island and in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island.

In her spare time, Melissa enjoys chasing after her young daughter, riding her Peloton bike and relaxing at the beach.


  • Terry, criminal law client Recommends Melissa Larsen Esq.

    Attorney Melissa Larsen was recommended to me as a true professional who offered fair and honest legal advice. I found her to be a trustworthy counsel. I highly recommend this attorney.
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    Melissa is an exceptional attorney. Highly professional, knowledgeable, and I trust her with my life. I was very impressed at her strategic insight in preparing for my case and I highly recommend her for any legal needs. She also cares about her clients and wants to fight for them.
  • Michael DelSignore, DUI / DWI Attorney in Attleboro, MA Recommends Melissa Larsen Esq.

    Melissa is an excellent criminal defense lawyer in Rhode Island. I would highly recommend her if you are charged with refusing a breath test or with DUI. She is very experienced and is one of the top defense lawyers in RI. You should talk to her if you face a DUI charge in Rhode Island.
  • Thomas Wiencko Recommends Melissa Larsen Esq.

    Melissa was excellent in handling my case. She was always there to respond to any questions that I had for her. She kept me at ease throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a quality defense attorney.
  • Aimee Andrade Recommends Melissa Larsen Esq.

    Melissa is very quick to respond to any questions or concerns you may have, very professional in court and makes you feel like you're in good hands. She will do the best she can with the cases she's given and explain anything you may not understand. Very friendly and lots of drive behind her.
  • Melissa Romano Recommends Melissa Larsen Esq.

    Attorney Larsen helped fight for me through a difficult divorce. She was extremely knowledgeable & caring. So lucky to have had her in my corner! 
  • JK Gib Recommends Melissa Larsen Esq.

    I have had numerous interactions with Melissa covering a range of legal topics. I am always impressed with our interactions and her ability to quickly analyze and research relevant subjects and to formulate a coherent strategy with me. The results have been great, I highly recommend her! 
  • Joe Gartner Recommends Melissa Larsen Esq.

    I cannot speak more highly of Ms. Larsen both as an attorney and a person. I am going through a difficult time right now and Ms. Larsen has been there for me every step of the way. She is terrific at keeping me informed as to what is what is going on and what is going to happen via texts, emails,...
  • Jill O Recommends Melissa Larsen Esq.

    Attorney Melissa Larsen has represented me multiple times. She is highly knowledgeable and extremely trustworthy. I recommend her to everyone I know and wouldn't go to anyone else. I highly recommend her! She is great! 
  • Kevin Hagan Recommends Melissa Larsen Esq.

    Melissa Larsen is a former colleague; however, we still collaborate on many legal matters. Melissa is a tenacious and steadfast advocate for her clients, and she always finishes what she starts. As a former prosecutor, Melissa can navigate Melissa can navigate the courthouse and litigate cases at...
  • Karen Roche Recommends Melissa Larsen Esq.

    Attorney Larsen provided my family quality service that was truly remarkable. From my initial meeting she was extremely responsive to my questions and concerns. I was encouraged to contact her, which I did, and she was very timely with her communications.
  • Marshall Cook Recommends Melissa Larsen Esq.

    Melissa was excellent in helping me resolve my issues. She treated the matter as her own and was very dedicated and motivated to ensure I had the best chances with the State of Rhode Island. I would strongly recommend her. Thank you!
  • Kevin Denneny Recommends Melissa Larsen Esq.

    Melissa did a great job representing me in my divorce proceedings. She was always available and responded to me in a timely manner. As a father, as well as a police officer I found Melissa to be honest and trustworthy.
  • Vlad Konopelko Recommends Melissa Larsen Esq.

    Highly recommending attorney Larsen if you are in trouble with South County police. I had several traffic and district court charges that attorney Larsen helped to dismiss. The outcome was better than what I have hoped for. 
  • The Johnson Family Recommends Melissa Larsen Esq.

    “Melissa is overall 😊 great She provided great services to me. Her communication skills are awesome she always replied to any questions me or my family had if you're looking for a good lawyer that is very dependable Melissa is the one!!"
  • M Case Recommends Melissa Larsen Esq.

    Melissa Larsen is an extremely competent and savvy attorney who appropriately managed my expectations as client, and then procured very favorable and fair dispositions in each case she has handled for me and my family. She is a sympathetic counselor, firm in her strategic course and the one you w...
  • Jack Mac Recommends Melissa Larsen Esq.

    Melissa did an excellent job handling my issues and achieved a successful outcome. I highly recommend her services as an effective and responsive attorney! 
  • Garry Caruso Recommends Melissa Larsen Esq.

    Melissa isn't just a lawyer she's someone who cares about what's going on with your life and what she can do to help you, she's gone above and beyond for me, it started out with a small case, then I had something bad happen to me and she took my case instantly and has been so compassionate and pr...
  • Nicole Sarault Recommends Melissa Larsen Esq.

    Melissa Larsen Esq. is not only thoroughly competent, but she is a compassionate lawyer. She understands your needs and takes care of business without you having to relive your trauma. She is intelligent and expeditious, and I would recommend her to any of my friends in need of representation. 
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    Melissa is incredible, she listens to you and doesn't make you feel like just another case. She is so responsive and caring. Thank you so much Melissa!
  • Holly Sassi Recommends Melissa Larsen Esq.

    She is wonderful. She is extremely responsive & gets things done. Great communication! She keeps you informed every step of the way which is very important to me. 
  • Elyse Kelley Recommends Melissa Larsen Esq.

    Melissa is a very professional responsive honest lawyer. She will do anything and work hard on your case. Every case is important to her I live the fact she tells how it is.

Attorney Larsen Is Here for You

Attorney Larsen handles all types of Criminal, Family Law, and Personal Injury cases. Attorney Larsen will help you successfully navigate your case.

Contact Attorney Larsen Today

Melissa Larsen is prepared to answer your questions regarding DUI/Chemical Test Refusals, Criminal Defense, Family Law, and Personal Injury cases in all four Rhode Island counties. Attorney Larsen is eager to discuss your case, contact her today for a free consultation.

Meadows Office Park
1130 Ten Rod Road, Unit F - 203
North Kingstown, RI 02852
(401) 218-0862 (phone)
(401) 489-7541 (fax)