Attorney Rice has practiced law for over sixteen years but has worked in the judicial system thirty years. After running a general law practice for twelve years, she took advantage of an opportunity to work as a policy associate and legal counsel in The Rhode Island Governor’s Office. Upon completion of that governor’s term, Attorney Rice practiced law with Attorneys Rob Levine (‘the heavy hitter’ LAW-1222) and Ronald J. Resmini, Ltd (‘more with four’ 444-4444) exclusively in the area of personal injury law. Attorney Rice determined that she could better serve injured clients back in her solo practice giving each client the attention they deserve.
Attorney Rice was a Judicial Law Clerk with the Rhode Island Supreme Court Law Clerk Department, in Providence where she conducted legal research and wrote draft decisions for judges of the Superior, Family, District and Traffic Courts. Prior to beginning her legal career, she was employed as a Rhode Island Deputy Sheriff for over ten years, where she served in the Supreme, Superior, Family, District, Worker’s Compensation Courts and the General Assembly.
Attorney Rice is a member of the Bars of: the states of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the United States District Courts in RI and MA, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. She is also a member of the bar associations of: the Rhode Island Woman’s Bar Association, the Newport Bar Association, the Rhode Island Association of Justice, and the Justinian Law Society. Attorney Rice has also been admitted to practice Pro Hoc Vice in Palm Beach County, Florida and the Northern District of Illinois.
Attorney Rice received a B.A. degree phi sigma alpha from the University of Rhode Island, a B.A. degree cum laude from Salve Regina University where she also earned a Master’s Degree in Administration of Justice. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University School of Law.
Attorney Rice was appointed as a Justice of the Peace where she served the District Court in judicial functions as Bail Commissioner in Second Division/Newport County, Rhode Island for fourteen years.
Attorney Rice served as a Town Councilor for the Town of Portsmouth from 2002-2004, and was elected in 2004 to three terms as state representative for District 72 (portions of Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth) where she served as Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee, Secretary of the Environment Committee and Deputy Majority Leader through 2010. Attorney Rice has been involved with several national political organizations, continues to be involved in many local non-profit organizations and appears on a local political television show.
Attorney Amy Rice is a proud mother and animal lover/owner of several on a small farm.
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