Michael John Zarrella

Michael John Zarrella, I have been a criminal defense and DUI defense attorney for 20 years in the State of Rhode Island.  I have been helping people with their legal issues for over 2 decades.  I engage in the legal practice of all aspects of criminal law from petty misdemeanors to capital cases such as rape, murder and robbery.  I have had numerous jury trial victories as well as a successful track record of getting cases dismissed or reduced to lesser charges.

Much of my criminal defense practice deals with drunk driving defense.  I am considered one of the foremost accomplished and experienced attorneys in DUI law in Rhode Island.  Many attorneys often turn to me for complex questions regarding DUI and Refusal cases.  I have a long and illustrious track record of getting DUI cases dismissed or reduced to lesser charges.

If you hire me, I will fight endlessly to get you the best disposition possible.

Languages spoken: Spanish

Fees: Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types: Cash, Check, Credit card

Contact info
Michael John Zarrella3
127 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI, 02903








State Status Acquired Updated
RI Authorized to practice law 1995 07/12/2016

Award name Grantor Date granted
TOP 10 Attorney Award for the state of Rhode Island. National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDA) 2015
top 25 DUI attorneys in Rhode Island The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC (NAFDD) 2015

Work experience
Title Company name Duration
Attorney Law Offices of Michael J. Zarrella 1995 – Present
Rule 40 Prosecutor Rhode Island Department Of Attorney General 1993 – 1993
Legal Intern Rhode Island Department Of Attorney General 1992 – 1992
Legislative Aid Representative Jack Reed’s Office 1991 – 1991
Administrative assistant City of Providence-Mayor Office 1990 – 1990

School name Major Degree Graduated
Quinnipiac University School of Law Law JD – Juris Doctor 1994
Springfield College Political Science/History Double Major BS – Bachelor of Science 1990

Speaking engagements
Conference name Title Date
Justice with Judge Jeanine Woodmansee and the good time 2011
Woonsocket High School Law Day 2008

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