S Joshua Macktaz

S Joshua Macktaz is a former Rhode Island Special Assistant Attorney General from 1993-1997. During those years I prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases ranging from disorderly conduct to first degree murder in every Rhode Island County. Additionally, along with other prosecutors, I lectured in-coming police academy cadets on proper drunk driving and Rhode Island DUI investigations and prosecutions. This unique experience has allowed me a wealth of knowledge not readily available to the average Rhode Island DUI lawyer or criminal defense attorney. Since 1997 I have been applying all that I learned as a prosecutor in order to better benefit my private clients as a criminal defense lawyer.

As a RI Criminal Defense Lawyer i represent topics such as DUI, Breathalyzer Refusal, Domestic Assault and Battery, Disorderly Conduct, Drug Crimes such as Marijuana Possession, Distrobution, and more.

Since 1997 I have also been aggressively representing clients as a Rhode Island personal injury Attorney. I assist those injured as a result of car accidents, motorcycle accidents,or other negligent acts. The trial and negotiation skills which I honed as a prosecutor have translated into significant personal injury settlements on behalf of numerous clients I represented as a RI personal Injury Lawyer. I am a trial attorney who will present your case in court if we are unable to achieve a satisfactory settlement of your personal injury case.

Most importantly, when you hire my firm to represent you, I am the attorney reviewing or overseeing your case and typically appearing in court with you. I am in court just about every day, and I strongly believe that each client deserves this personal service. My office provides free consultations, and I am available 24 hours a day for emergencies. My firm provides aggressive, personal representation and we look forward to hearing from you soon. Hablamos Espanol.

Contact RI Attorney Macktaz Now for a FREE Consultation: EMAIL or call 401-861-1155

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Fees: Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types: Cash, Check, Credit card

Contact info
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S. Joshua Macktaz37 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI, 02840


Office (401) 623-8161
Fax (401) 633-6376






State Status Acquired Updated
RI Authorized to practice law 1993 07/12/2016

Award name Grantor Date granted
BV Distinguished Rating Martindale-Hubbell 2015
BV Distinguished Rating Martindale-Hubbell 2014
BV Distinguished Rating Martindale-Hubbell 2013
BV Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2012
Top DUI Attorney Rhode Island Magazine 2012
BV Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2011
BV Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2010
BV Martindale-Hubbell 2009
BV Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2008
BV Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2007
American Jurisprudence Award Rhode Island Law School: Suffolk University 1992

Work experience
Title Company name Duration
Sole Practitioner The Law Offices of S. Joshua Macktaz, Esquire 1997 – Present
Special Assistant Attorney General Rhode Island Attorney Generals Office 1993 – 1997
Intern Chittenden County Public Defender 1990 – 1990

School name Major Degree Graduated
Suffolk University Law School Law JD – Juris Doctor 1993
University of Vermont Political Science BA – Bachelor of Arts 1990

Speaking engagements
Conference name Title Date
Rhode Island Police Municipal Training Academy DUI 2015
Criminal Justice Class Criminal Defense 2015
Rhode Island Police Municipal Training Academy DUI 2014
Rhode Island Police Municipal Training Academy DUI 2013
Rhode Island Police Municipal Training Academy DUI 2012

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