U.S. Marine War Veteran. Former Attorney General.

Rhode Island’s Premier DUI Defense Attorney

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Handling High-Profile Cases with Ease

On November 16, 2022, after a lot of media coverage, opinions, and accusations were thrown around, Daniel Griffin was able to secure an ACQUITTAL (NOT GUILTY) for then Senate candidate Jeann Lugo; charged with assault after attempting to stop violence during a melee at a public event.

After the verdict was handed, Attorney Griffin spoke to the media- very, very happy with the result: “He never should have been arrested in the first place, he’s a kid who wanted to serve the city and was railroaded.”

RI DUI Lawyer and Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney

Daniel Griffin, Esq.

U.S. Marine War Veteran and Former Rhode Island Attorney General

Call me 24/7 for a FREE consultation at (401) 230-3801

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Why Choose Attorney Dan Griffin?

  • Veteran
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  • Available 24/7
  • Highly rated by former clients

As a city detective I’ve had the opportunity to work with Attorney Daniel Griffin many times over the years…Attorney Griffin’s professionalism, ethics, and his commitment to the victims he represented is unparalleled. These attributes are why he has earned a great reputation throughout the state…I highly recommend him if you are in need of legal services. – Detective Joseph R. Hanley III

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When it comes to defending my clients for DUI charges, criminal charges, and other matters- I let their reviews do the talking.

I wanted to update my review to state that Dan Griffin was a pleasure to work with and he will help achieve the best possible outcome for you. He is a great guy and he was highly responsive.
Sean Rocha
16:30 02 Feb 24
No one ever wants to need an Attorney, but when it's imperative to have the right representation Dan is the first call you should make. Attentive, strategic, and articulate are the first things you'll notice about him. Dan's composure and attention to detail are critical in getting you the best possible outcome.read more
Kate Thompson
15:27 22 Nov 23
I acquired Dan at the very beginning of my case. Nervous, unsettled, and riddled with fear , Dan assured me I was in good hands. His interpersonal communication skills, strategy and and sometimes humor to uplift me made me sure I picked the most professional representation. Ferocious yet swift in the courtroom, his experience and expertise shows in his selflessness and integrity. And as a marine those values show true. I won my case, and will forever know I have great legal protection should it ever arise. Call Dan, you won’t regret it!read more
don sheldon
20:16 21 Sep 23
I cannot express enough gratitude and admiration for Dan Griffin at Griffin Law, who represented my brother in a recent criminal case that went to trial. Dan’s dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment to justice resulted in a remarkable outcome: He was acquitted of all charges.From the very first consultation, I knew we were in capable hands. Dan took the time to thoroughly understand the nuances of the case, leaving no stone unturned in their pursuit of the truth. His meticulous preparation and attention to detail were evident throughout the legal process, assuring us that we received the utmost care.One of the most remarkable aspects of working with Dan was his unwavering support and frequent communication. He kept us informed every step of the way, patiently explaining the intricacies of the legal system and providing reassurance during an incredibly stressful time for me and my family.During the trial, his courtroom expertise was truly impressive. His command of the law, persuasive arguments, and strategic thinking were instrumental in securing the acquittal. He skillfully cross-examined witnesses, presented compelling evidence, and convinced the judge of my brother’s innocence.What sets Dan apart is not only his legal prowess but also his genuine compassion for their clients. He treated us respectfully and empathically, offering emotional support and legal guidance. This combination of legal expertise and compassionate advocacy was invaluable throughout the process.I wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of outstanding legal representation. If you face a challenging legal situation, rest assured that Dan will fight tirelessly on your behalf.Thank you, Dan, for giving my brother a second chance. Your dedication and expertise are unparalleled, and I am forever grateful for the exceptional representation you provided in my time of need.read more
Claudia Diaz
22:30 01 Sep 23
Dan was very professional and was able to help me navigate a situation that I don’t think anyone else could have. He was exceptional at responding to my questions and took care of every concern
David Medeiros
21:58 12 Apr 23
If you’re looking for a great lawyer, Dan is the best of the best. He’s very knowledgeable and professional, and he goes above and beyond to fight for you. He is honest and doesn’t sugar coat anything or beat around the bush. His communication is great, he kept me up to date through the entire case. He answers his phone any time of the day, and if for some reason he does miss your call, he gets right back to you asap. I’d never hire another attorney god forbid I ever need one again. 11/10. I can’t thank him enough for what he’s done for me.read more
Melissa Ann
16:15 06 Mar 23
Are you looking for Honor, Courage, Commitment? Because that’s what to expect when you hire Dan. From start of my trails to the final review, my family and I were beyond taking care of. Dan made it his number one priority to ensure I walked away with innocence. I wouldn’t recommend another attorney around for all court decisions.Thank you so much Dan from the bottom of my heart for everything you did.Semper Fidelisread more
Sean Bergeron
19:56 14 Jan 23
I came to Daniel with a simple but urgent matter that needed to be resolved. Daniel managed to get things resolved for me quickly and efficiently! Highly recommend
Paul Egusquiza
18:59 19 Dec 22
If your looking for a great lawyer,look no further. Daniel Griffin is an excellent lawyer who will always fight for your rights.he's knowledgeable in a wide range of legal areas and is always up for a challenge. You can be confident that your in good hands with Daniel Griffin.read more
Angel by design By god
13:28 22 Nov 22
THIS IS THE REPRESENTATION YOU NEED!! Never needed a lawyer before and i was nervous about my situation. This office communicated everything to me and never left me in the dark or worried about the next step. In the end everything worked out and they got the job done beyond expectations. Dan is your guy without a doubt !!! Thanks so much!!!!!!read more
Dj Kage
00:58 12 Nov 22
Dan did an incredible job. He is the best dui lawyer in the state. I was in serious trouble and Dan helped minimize it by land slides. He always answers the phone no matter what time of the day it is. Without Dan I could’ve been in jail for 3 years. He does what he says he’s going to do.read more
jack sullivan
23:32 19 Jul 22
Dan took care of me in 3 cases, each one handled with equal care and due diligence regardless the severity. He gives every case his all, period. This commitment coupled with his legal knowledge and influence makes for a heavy hitter you want in your corner. His communication skills and customer service are impeccable to boot. But perhaps most important in my eyes, Dan Griffin is a man of morals, dignity and someone you can trust which seems scarce in our imperfect legal system.I can’t recommend him enoughread more
Dayton Deighan
14:55 30 Jun 22
Dan was absolutely incredible and patient. My case took almost 4 years and he was paid by me early on. Here he is still going with me to Worcester, which is one hour away to finally get my case dismissed. Highly recommend Dan or any of his colleaguesread more
John Vergato
16:57 19 May 22
I'm extremely satisfied with the way Dan Griffith guided me through my situation!!!Dan Griffin is one of a kind!!After my 1st consult I was relieved of my anxiousness...He has a way of explaining things so simple that it made my experience go smoothly. He provided me with so much knowledge and his personality is contagious...I can't say enough about him, I will recommend him to everyone I know that needs an attorney...read more
Melissa Bourassa
15:15 21 Apr 22
Dan was very prompt with his responses through my whole process from start to finish. He answered all of my questions and concerns throughly. He handled dealing with all the parties involved since I had no idea how to navigate my case. I highly recommend him to guide you through legal matters!read more
Jessica Bejma
16:02 20 Apr 22
Dan was great! I’ve hired Dan a few times, and would not think twice about using him again. He’s very professional, and gets things done in a timely manner. He’s always prepared, there’s no surprises, and returns phone calls. If you need a lawyer, don’t hesitate to call Dan!read more
Ray M.
13:45 19 Apr 22
Dan is amazing!! I’m really glad we crossed paths when I was going through such a tough time in my life. He was very thorough and helpful during everything. Took care of all the paperwork and made the whole experience so much easier to deal with emotionally and mentally. He is always happy to help and a pleasure to talk to. I definitely would recommend him to ANYONE! Excellent!!!read more
Sharinna Tejada
19:24 18 Apr 22
i hired dan to represent me on a felony charge. it was a awful experience. not only did i end up spending a full day and night in JAIL after taking his advice... but the next day he "couldnt find the proper paperwork" which delayed my release 4 hrs! i was trying to have a nco lifted and was denied on 4 seperate occassions... solely due to the fact that Dan was not prepared and did not familiarize himself with the case and/or people involved at all. i hired a different lawyer and he had the nco in progress to be lifted after just the FIRST court date. dan refunded me some of what i paid him.. .thanks for that... but if anything... i spent time in jail that i shouldnt have. and i would have appreiated ALL of my money back since you did NOTHING for me besides cost me time. hoping nobody else has an experience like thisread more
Mariah Cabral
04:56 09 Apr 22
Dan is the best of the best!! I highly recommend him.
Michelle Medeiros
16:41 21 Mar 22
Daniel griffin helped me out of a matter that had me scared and out of my element. He pulled me through a really tough time. But one thing is he does the tough love approach which is good can't hold your hand all the time. What a great person and an awesome connected lawyer. Thank you Danielread more
Scott Dolinski
20:44 27 Jan 22
A fantastic service!! Very professional, very upfront and truthful. Wont sell you dreams and will go the extra mile when needed. Will definitely recommend his services to family and friends. God bless you Dan 🙏.read more
waldyn santana
05:02 24 Oct 21
Excellent lawyer! He helped me big time.
that Girl
22:48 08 Sep 21
Highly recommend The Law Office of Dan Griffin. I was in a situation where I had no idea on what to do and Dan offered me the support and professionalism I needed to get thru. I am very satisfied with the outcome and will recommend his practice to anyone 100%. Thank you so much for your assistance 😊read more
Alexa Parache
14:09 18 Jul 21
When Dan worked with me on my case he was always available to answer all questions, was personable and professional. I would recommend Dan Griffin to anyone needing assistance with their case, and you can be 100% confident that he will put in all the work necessary to receive the best possible outcome. I always felt I had the best attorney in the room and at no point did I feel unsure about anything.read more
jaime sebastian
07:28 08 Jul 21
Dan was very pleasant to speak with. Made the whole experience seem less stressful! Looking forward to working with dan Griffin in the future! Best criminal defence lawyer in rhode island
Providence Tidal Reef
16:54 28 Jun 21
Atty Griffin is the best. He will make you feel calm unlike the others. If u need an attorney, he is the best!!!!!
Sterlling Awuye
15:57 21 Jun 21
I first met Dan after letting go of other legal representation and needed help with my case. Dan was instantly reassuring and most importantly he listened and cared. He is very professional and honest. Tells you right up front how things are, possible options and outcomes. Doesn’t make any false promises and is very responsive. Responds quickly to texts and phone calls, which is very reassuring when you are facing charges . Dan works quickly yet super efficiently and effectively. Within just a couple days he made more progress in my case then prior representation made in months and he did so at a fraction of the cost. I hope no-one finds themselves in the same situation as I was in but if you do I highly suggest you make the right decision and go with Dan and save yourself time and quite possibly your future.read more
Charles Kendrick
00:47 05 Feb 21
Daniel called me back right away and gave a free consultation over the phone.
Jared Stearns
17:55 20 Feb 20
Amazing and very responsive. Answers anytime and is the best lawyer out there!
Michael Hopkins
23:55 17 Oct 19
Daniel is the best professional that I have ever worked with. He treated my case as though I was his number 1 client. I was always kept up to date during the entire process.I would highly recommend Daniel.read more
Роман Тюска
19:15 19 Aug 19
Dan knows the practice of law very well and cares about doing and does high-quality work. Thank you
04:18 14 Apr 19
Dan is assertive, hard-working, reliable and honest. I"m very pleased with your service. Thank You
18:54 16 Mar 19
Mr. Griffin is a knowledge, trustworthy attorney. Informative and easy to communicate with.
17:47 21 Feb 19
Dan is responsible, on time, available and easy to contact.
23:32 11 Feb 19
Truly wonderful Lawyer went up and beyond. I highly recommend him. Truly professional 👍🏽responds quickly and he gets results. Wish I could give 10 stars ⭐️
Dan is a true professional. From the very beginning, I felt comfortable working with him and he always kept me informed throughout the process. His effort made all the difference in the outcome of my case and I would not have wanted anyone else representing me.read more
bret hunter
15:34 03 Oct 18
Daniel Griffin helped my mom with some of her legal issues. He is a standup guy, treats everyone with the utmost respect, and will put in the hard work necessary for his clients. I recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone who has a legal problem in the Rhode Island area.read more
Sam Martin
04:37 06 Aug 18
Dan is a very helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable lawyer. Dan has done a fantastic job representing me. He did a great job reducing my punishment in my DUI case, and he has been very patient and dedicated in my personal injury case. And not to mention he was more than willing to work out a payment option that helped me save money! If you're looking for a smart, helpful, and dedicated lawyer in Rhode Island you should definitely consider hiring Dan.read more
Jared B
13:05 24 Apr 18
Retaining a lawyer can be quite the task, your putting your trust in the hands of someone you know absolutely nothing about! A really good lawyer is a challenge to find, an exceptional lawyer is like finding a diamond in the rough. Attorney Daniel Griffin was my diamond in the rough! Dan is a pleasure to work with, he is extremely knowledgeable, respectful, attentive, very well organized and obviously respected by his piers. I highly recommend Daniel Griffin if you are looking for an exceptional Attorney with impeccable courtroom skills. Dan is the Attorney you want if your ever in need! Dan was able to save me from a great deal of trouble and worked extremely hard to get my case 100% dismissed! Thank you very much Dan!read more
James Peterssen
21:43 09 Apr 18
Dan is everything you need in a lawyer, professionalism and experienced. The moment I met Dan he made me feel comfortable and secure that we had hired the right lawyer. I completely recommend The Law offices of Daniel griffin if you need a lawyer who is not going to sugar coat thing, Dan is your lawyer. He is always available to answer any concern at timely manner. My family and I are extremely satisfied with the job that he did with our case.read more
Ana C Perez
01:28 09 Apr 18
Normally I don't like to share anything online about my personal business, but I feel it's important because Attorney Dan Griffin, deserves much praise for everything he had done for me! I was caught in a situation I have never been in before in my life and he did so much research and doing everything he could to get me off of an OUI charge! He did so much research and put his everything into my case and he was able to prove his case and needless to say we won and his hard work, research, and dedication, saved me a lot of trouble, embarrassment, and everything that goes along with an OUI or DUI charge. He had everything in order for our court dates and was amazing in the courtroom. I can't thank him enough! Thank you for helping me get through this Dan! If you're looking for an attorney to put his all into your case and to be completely upfront and honest about things, give Dan a call! You won't be sorry! He's very reliable, dependable, knowledgeable, and respectable!read more
Dawn L
16:08 07 Feb 18
Highly recommended. Knows his stuff. Always responsive. Never felt left in the dark about what was going on with my case. Got the job done. Thank you Dan
Geo Manko
21:42 30 Dec 17
Dan Griffin is the flat out best in the business. As a Captain on the West Warwick Police Department I have personally had the opportunity to work with Dan and had cases against him. Nobody is more prepared, talented and responsive than he is. He has the respect of the judges, prosecutors and the law enforcement throughout the state. Anyone arrested or in need of a lawyer would do themselves a disservice by not calling him first.read more
Joseph McConaghy
18:08 09 Dec 17
Dan is a knowledgable and confident attorney. I felt completely secure and relaxed working with him. Humble and trustworthy!!! Thanks Dan!!!
Sheri Giannattasio
18:48 07 Dec 17
Dan is a very loyal attorney who works tirelessly for his clients. His professional attitude and admirable work ethic are showcased in the courtroom. He is someone that can be counted on in desperate times.read more
Olivia Handy
17:11 04 Dec 17
I was extremely satisfied with Dan. He went over and beyond for me. He truly cares for his clients. He was always there to take my call when I needed him, was very caring for me and my situation. He is very knowledgeable and always looked out for my best interest. With Dan representing me I received the best results I could have received . One of the best decisions I made.read more
Steve D.
15:22 14 Nov 17
Dan is a very hard working attorney. Very organized and always answered when I needed him. Did everything he could to get me the right deal. Treated me more like a friend then just business. Thank you dan. I highly recommend!read more
Richard Golish
14:33 08 Nov 17
Extremely smart and very kind. After 4 years in the Marines and over 5 years as a Rhode Island prosecutor… I don’t see why someone would want ANYONE else other Dan representing them
Jeffrey Girgenti
22:55 29 May 17
I was facing a probation violation. In quick action he was able to develop a plan for me that ultimately led to the withdrawal of the violation. He's working on another matter for me now. I'm hoping for the best. He was always prepared an on point. I would certainly recommend Mr. Griffin to anyone looking for solid representation.read more
Thomas Hewes
23:26 30 Apr 17
As a city detective I've had the opportunity to work with Attorney Daniel Griffin many times over the years when he was assigned as a prosecutor with Rhode Island Attorney General's office. Attorney Griffin's professionalism, ethics, and his commitment to the victims he represented is unparalleled. These attributes are why he has earned a great reputation throughout the state. I am confident that attorney Griffin will apply the same determination and commitment to the clients he represents in his private practice. I highly recommend him if you are in need of legal services.Detective Joseph R. Hanley IIIread more
Joseph Hanley
01:02 17 Jan 17
Dan is a straight up kind of guy. Very professional and very down to earth. I would suggest anyone in need of an attorney call Dan! Dan is the man!
ken gallucci
21:24 12 Jan 17
Daniel Griffin is a man of his word! He does his best at all times and tries whatever it takes to provide you with the best possible outcome in your situation. He shows nothing but true professionalism, compassion and an incredible knowledge of the law! He is trustworthy and always follows through! I would highly recommend Daniel to anyone who wants to be represented in the best way possible!read more
Lyndsy Jane
23:34 11 Jan 17
Dan was excellent to work with. Always kept in touch and was a pleasure to work with. I would recommend him to anyone. very professional,prompt and reasonable A+++
Patrick Riley
22:02 11 Jan 17
Dan was an Amazing Assistant Attorney General for many years and was a pleasure to work with as a police officer. I'm confident with all his knowledge and experience he's going to be an Amazing defense attorney. He's definitely my choice I'm ever in need of a hard working attorney. Good luck and God bless Dan.read more
Louie Stravato
00:15 20 Oct 16

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The Top 2024 Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyer in Rhode Island


March 2023: Client was charged with DUI twice the legal limit. License was never suspended, and all costs and fines waived.


March 2023: Client was charged with assault and disorderly conduct After a 2 day trial client was acquitted of all charges.


February 2023: Client was charged with 3 counts of assault with a shotgun. After a 4 day trial client was acquitted by a jury.


November 2022: Client charged with assault and battery and disorderly conduct. After 4 day trial client was acquitted of all charges. >>Link to news story


October 2022: Client charged with 1st degree sexual assault after a 6 day jury trial. Client was acquitted of all charges by a jury.


March 2021: Defendant charged with 10 counts ranging from Domestic ADW to Domestic Strangulation. After an 18 month battle, charges were dismissed by the state and the case was dropped.


February 2021: Clients license was ordered suspended by the DMV. Attorney Griffin took immediate appeal to the traffic tribunal. After a full hearing, the suspension order was negated and the license was reinstated.


February 2021: Massachusetts driver charged with DUI and refusal. Attorney Griffin was able to negotiate a lesser charge of reckless driving. The client avoided all fines and suspensions in Newport County. Dan was also able to assist the client in Massachusetts in clearing up issues with the RMV.

RI DUI Lawyer

The Law Office of Daniel Griffin is a Rhode Island law firm focused on defending those accused of DUI charges. Attorney Daniel Griffin is an RI DUI Lawyer providing aggressive and experienced representation to people charged with DUI and DWI in Rhode Island. When your job and family life is on the line you need the best Rhode Island DUI lawyer to step up to the plate for you.

Attorney Daniel Griffin’s services are first-class and offer a common sense touch to your legal issue. With a vast amount of litigation knowledge and courtroom experience, he has the respect of the legal and local community as a Rhode Island DUI lawyer.

Aside from his military service, Dan has lived his entire life in Rhode Island. He is licensed to practice law in all Rhode Island and Massachusetts courts.

RI Criminal Defense Lawyer

The Law Office of Daniel Griffin provides its clients with smart and efficient solutions to their wide range of legal needs. RI criminal defense lawyer Daniel Griffin understands that most legal issues can often be confusing and intimidating. It is a priority for Dan that each issue is explained and the clients are aware of steps being taken to achieve the desired results.

As a former prosecutor for the Rhode Island Attorney General, Attorney Daniel Griffin knows the ins and outs of the criminal court. Since he is now a Rhode Island criminal defense attorney, his experience as a prosecutor gives him an edge in the courtroom- Dan is already inside the prosecutor’s head and knows the arguments they make.