North Kingstown, RI Legal Service
Robert E. Craven was admitted to the Rhode Island Bar in 1983. Since then, Attorney Craven has been the Town Solicitor in Foster, RI (1998-2004), is the current Town Solicitor in Charlestown, RI (2007-Present), and Assistant Solicitor for East Providence (2008-Present). Attorney Robert Craven is also the Probate Judge for the Town of Charlestown, RI. Attorney Craven served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Rhode Island during 1983 – 1992 where he was the lead trial lawyer and served as the Chief of the Public Corruptions Unit during that time. During 1995 – 2001, Attorney Craven served as the Legal Counsel for the Rhode Island State Board of Elections.
From 1994-1996, Attorney Craven served on the Town Council of North Kingstown, RI where he led the fight to develop the Quonset Industrial Park by negotiating a payment in lieu of taxes with the State of Rhode Island to attract business development, jobs and tax revenue to the Town. He also served as President and sat on the Board of Directors from 1993-1996 at the Center for Non-Violence in Providence, Rhode Island.
In November 2012, Attorney Craven was elected to the Rhode Island House of Representatives on behalf of the residents of North Kingstown’s District 32. In his legislative capacity, Attorney Craven applies his legal expertise to sponsor new legislation for the State of Rhode Island. In his first term, Rep. Craven has already sponsored bills which prioritize restitution payments to victims, modify estate planning taxes, and impose harsh penalties on the transportation of illegal firearms.
Attorney Robert E. Craven served as an adjunct instructor for the Community College of Rhode Island where he taught law courses in the business department and law department each semester between 1983 and 2002.
Currently, Attorney Craven actively participates in monthly legal clinics rendering free legal advice to those financially unable to employ an attorney. These are sponsored by the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless and the Rhode Island Volunteer Lawyers Program. He is also a participant in the Speakers Bureau of the Rhode Island Bar Association where he lectures and educates school age children as well as law students and colleagues about the law and legal issues. Robert Craven is a proud sponsor of the Special Olympics, and has sponsored, coached, and managed teams in the Wickford, RI Little League.
Attorney Robert Craven is happily married and has two sons. He enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with his family. He is always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need and is generous with his time and advice. Attorney Craven is often heard saying "I’m happy to help" with tremendous sincerity.
In addition to practicing as a Personal Injury Lawyer, Criminal Defense Lawyer, Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Attorney Robert E Craven is also involved in the following local charity and community events:
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