About John Larochelle


After completing a B.S. in Finance and a B.A. in Economics, John P. Larochelle graduated Cum Laude from the University of Suffolk Law School in 1994. A few months later, immediately after being admitted to the Rhode Island bar, Attorney Larochelle began his legal career as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Rhode Island Department of the Attorney General. Following his successful career as a prosecutor, in 1997 John founded his own law firm in downtown Providence, concentrating his practice in family court matters and in criminal defense. 

John Larochelle has litigated criminal matters in Rhode Island Federal court, Massachusetts Federal court, and in every courthouse in Rhode Island and in Southeastern Massachusetts. In addition, in every Family Court in Rhode Island, John has successfully advocated all types of domestic law issues, including complex divorces, hotly contested custody battles, tough relocation hearings, and novel theories of law. John has also had success in major cases for which he wrote the appeals and orally advocated before the Rhode Island Supreme Court. 

If reaching a favorable agreement for your case is possible, negotiation will be the first choice of how to get you the best result for your legal matter. This is especially true in resolving issues between separating parents who have a lifetime of co-parenting ahead of them. Negotiation is often the best option in the case of first-time criminal offenders. If, however, your rights are in danger of being diminished, John Larochelle will bring aggressive advocacy on your behalf in court. Whatever course of action you decide upon, John Larochelle will bring a prepared, strongly-argued presentation of your best case. Leading up to every court hearing, John will provide you with a thorough explanation of every aspect of your specific situation - from the small details to the big-picture strategy. 

Schedule a free consultation with John Larochelle in his downtown Providence office to see for yourself the type of attorney who will be in your corner fighting for you. 


"John has represented my family and me on several occasions and has won every case. He is knowledgeable, thorough, and professional. John educated me on what to expect, what the outcome might be, and achieved the expected results. He was there with me every step of the way and made sure I felt comfortable. John quickly responded to my calls and always answered my questions. His caring attitude is an excellent addition to his expertise. I recommend John to all needing a lawyer."

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Call (401) 421-4407 now to schedule your free consultation; or, briefly describe your legal matter and Attorney John Larochelle will promptly respond:

Larochelle Law

1 Turks Head Place- Suite 1440, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, United States

(401) 421-4407