PROVIDENCE (May 1, 2015) – The most recent installment of the Lunch With Legends article series by Matt Plain and Steve Adams was recently published in the May/June 2015 issue of the Rhode Island Bar Journal, featuring Robert Mann, a preeminent criminal defense attorney.
Mann, who first started practicing law in 1973 for Rhode Island Legal Services, is considered by many as one of Rhode Island’s premier criminal defense attorneys. The biggest obstacle he has faced in his practice, Mann said, is that he’s “watched people’s incarceration sentences increase dramatically … and that burden falls disproportionately on minorities and poor people.”
Lunch With Legends is published each issue by the Rhode Island Bar Journal. The series explores the fundamental beliefs and foundational habits of successful and longstanding Rhode Island lawyers. Over lunch, the legends share with Plain and Adams their war stories, lessons learned, memorable moments, and inventive and creative legal arguments and strategies.
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Barton Gilman is one of New England’s leading civil litigation law firms with offices in Boston and Providence. Its experienced trial attorneys appear regularly in the federal and state courts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. The Providence Business News named the firm as one of Rhode Island’s Best Places to Work in 2014.