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RI Criminal Defense Attorney Barrett

Learn more about attorney Kensley Barrett, his legal qualifications as a criminal defense lawyer, and the Rhode Island law firm.

“My goal is to work aggressively and thoroughly to help win your case!”

Kensley Barrett is a Rhode Island attorney that specializes in personal injury and criminal defense for a variety of charges, including, but not limited to: DUI's, weapons charges, assault and battery, B&E, larceny/theft, drug possession, domestic violence, sexual assault, murder, and white collar crimes.

Unlike other Rhode Island lawyers, Kensley has a unique background and experience that allows him to provide a holistic approach to representation.  A career dedicated to public service, Kensley began his professional career in 1997 with the United States Coast Guard, where he proudly served our country for eleven years before deciding to leave the Guard to attend law school.  Kensley attended the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he concentrated in both Insurance Litigation/Defense as a member of the University of Connecticut Insurance Law Journal and Criminal Law as a student-attorney with the Connecticut State's Attorney's Office.

After graduating in 2011 with his Juris Doctorate, Kensley worked at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development as a civil rights investigator in Boston, MA before joining the Rhode Island Public Defenders Office as an Assistant Public Defender.  During this time period as an Assistant Public Defender, Kensley represented hundreds of clients for a multitude of alleged crimes in both Rhode Island District Court and Superior Court.

The experience of participating in countless trials/hearings and daily interaction with the court system, provides Kensley with valuable insights that has helped him develop strategies that get positive results for his clients.  Moreover, in the six years that Kensley has practiced law in Rhode Island, he has quickly developed a reputation in the legal and local communities for being a strong advocate for his clients, aggressively challenging and winning cases.

Attorney Marin Named A SuperLawyers Rising Star Six Consecutive Years 2014-2019

Attorney Matthew Marin has been named a Rhode Island Rising Star by SuperLawyers for 5 consecutive years from 2014 thru 2019. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Rhode Island are selected by the Research Team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers selects lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in their practice area.

Now Accepting New E-Cigarette Injury Clients

Marin and Barrett is currently accepting New Clients with Vaping Injuries including:
- JUUL Injuries
- Vaping Lung Injuries
- E-Cigarette Injuries
- Cardiovascular Injuries
- Vaping Related Strokes
- Vaping Related Seizures
- Vaping Related Respiratory Injuries

CDC Information On Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping


Most E-Cigarettes contain nicotine, which has known health effects.
- Nicotine is highly addictive
- Nicotine is toxic to developing fetuses
- Nicotine can harm adolescent brain development which continues into the early to mid-20's
- Nicotine is a health danger for pregnant women and their developing babies
- E-Cigarette Aerosol can contain substances that can harm the body, including cancer causing chemicals and tiny particles that reach deep into the lungs