Jon Brien is a Rhode Island attorney that specializes in criminal defense and personal injury. Jon represents a wide range of clients in such matters as DUI's, weapons charges, assault and battery, B&E, larceny/theft, drug possession, and domestic violence.
Jon has a diverse background in business, law and government, that positively serves his clients on a daily basis. Jon graduated from New York Law School in 1997, and served as a labor attorney for the National Treasury Employees Union representing employees of the ATF, FDIC, and the IRS. Jon returned to his native Rhode Island in 2000 and attended the Frank Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University and received his MBA in June of 2001.
After being admitted to the Rhode Island Bar in 2001, Jon worked at GTECH as a Corporate Counsel in both the International Lottery Division and in the Gaming Solutions Division.
Jon entered private practice in 2007 and has served as a municipal prosecutor for both the City of Central Falls and the City of Woonsocket. Jon now serves a diverse clientele and is able to leverage his wide ranging experience to positively effect the outcomes of each of his cases.
Additionally, Jon was elected to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2006 and served as the Chairman of the House Committee on Municipal Government until 2012. Jon later served as the Vice President of the Woonsocket City Council from 2016 to 2020.
Jon's vast experience and daily interaction with the court system, provides valuable insights helping him develop strategies that get positive results for all his clients. Moreover, in the more than twenty years that Jon has practiced law in Rhode Island, he has developed a reputation in the legal and local communities for being a strong advocate for his clients, aggressively challenging and winning cases.
Jon is very active in the community as a member of Woonsocket Rotary, Knights of Columbus Council #113, Cercle Laurier, and other organizations within the City.