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Arthur M. Read, II

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Arthur M. Read, II, Esq. LTD

Contact Information

100 Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 200
Jefferson Place
Warwick RI 02886
Work (401) 739-2020
Fax (401) 734-9889

Practice State

Rhode Island


Bar Admissions and Licensure: Admitted:

•    Rhode Island Supreme Court: 1972

•    United States District Court, District of Rhode Island, 1973

•    United States Supreme Court: 1980

•    United States Tax Court: 1988

•    United States Court of Appeals, For the First Circuit, 1991

•    Colorado District Court, Denver, CO, pro hac vice, Romanik v. AOBA, et als. 06 CV 9010

Martindale-Hubbell Ratings   Martindale-Hubble, has awarded me both the Peer Review rating: “AV® Preeminent™”  and the  Client Review rating: “Preeminent”

Civic Organizations:

•        Former Member of the Barrington Republican Town Committee

•        Member, Rhode Island House of Representatives, 1976-90 (serving as Deputy Minority Leader, Minority Whip and ranking Minority Member of the Finance Committee)

•        Master (1984) and Secretary (1989 – 2005) of Adelphoi Lodge No. 33, A.F.& A.M.

Y   2002 Recipient of Mead B. Wilkinson Award for Meritorious Service

•        Commander of St. John’s Commandery No. 1, Knights Templar, 2005-6

•        The Grand Commandery of Knights Templar, Inc.

Y     Member Jurisprudence Committee 2006-10

Y     Chair, By-Laws Revision Committee 2006-10

•        Life Member of: The Rhode Island Society of Mayflower Descendants

Y     Member of the Board of Assistants 1976 - 2010

Y     Solicitor (Divers times 1976-2010)

Y     Deputy Governor 2007-09

•        Member, The Pilgrim John Howland Society

•        Member, The Sons of Colonial Wars 1983 -

•        Chairman of the Trials Committee of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Rhode Island 1996-2004

•        Former Member and Past Chair of Masonic Grand Lodge Charities, Inc. of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Rhode Island 2001-5

•        Member of The Finance Committee of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Rhode Island 2006-2009

•        Trustee of the Home Fund of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Rhode Island 2006-2010




Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation



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  • Bristol, Rhode Island
  • Kent, Rhode Island
  • Newport, Rhode Island
  • Providence, Rhode Island


Bethany College                                                  B. A.  1968

University of Rhode Island,

    The Graduate School                                       M. A. 1971

Boston University, School of Law                         J. D   1972

Legal Organizations

Member: Rhode Island Bar Assn.; Rhode Island Assn. of Justice; American Assn. of Justice.


•     1962, Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm

•     May 1988, The Bethany College Alumni Association Award for CommunityService

•     2004, Recipient of The Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouter Award fromNarragansett Council, B.S.A.

•     2006, Rhode Island Society of Mayflower Descendants Certificate of Appreciation

•      I have been awarded both the Distinguished and Exemplary Service medals from the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons for the State of Rhode Island.

CLE Presentations

 Rhode Island Bar Association, 10/13/95,

Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, 4/18/96;

RIBA, 2/12/97;

Mortgage Guarantee & Title Company, 2/20/97;

RIBA 5/20/97;

RIBA 1997 Annual Meeting. 6/20/97,

February 1, 1995; June 27, 1995; January 19, 1996 National Business Institute Seminars (all dealing with the subject of deposition practice).

October 13, 1995 Rhode Island Bar Association:

April 18, 1996 Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company:

December 9, 2003 Edward Jones, Inc., Seminar on Estate Planning for its clients

May 24, 2012 Rhode Island Tax Collectors Association “Notice in Tax Sale Cases and Jones v. Flowers 126 S. Ct. 1708, 164 L. Ed 2d 415, 547 US 220 (2006)


Author: Rhode Island Bar Journal, Vol. XIV, June 1997, ''Best Interest of the Child and Parent Relocation'', Rhode Island Bar Journal, March 1992, Vol XL No. 6 ''A Look at Formula-Based Child Support...So Where is the Formula?''

Principal Reviewer: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO DISCOVERY & DEPOSITIONS IN RHODE ISLAND Hon. Patricia A. Hurst, Mark B. Morse, Esq., Editors, et als. © 2010 by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.

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