Arthur M. Read II

is a Lawyer in Warwick, RI

Client Rating  4.9/5.0 Submit a Review

Peer Rating  4.5/5.0 AV®Preeminent

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Areas of Law


  • Family Law
  • Probate
  • Complex Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Estate Planning

Contact Information

Currently Employed At 100 Jefferson Boulevard, Ste. 200
Warwick, RI 02888
  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on November 25, 2013

    My boyfriend and I hired Mr. Read. My boyfriend is a former Army soldier who had a child in the service. She is 9 and complained to us of child abuse from step-father and mother. The Mother came to RI from TX to "grab" the child armed with a VA court order. The police were going to allow it but Mr. Read managed to slow things down, get everyone into Family Court where a Judge restrained us all until DCYF could investigate. They did and confirmed the girl's story. Mr. Read saved her.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on November 25, 2013

    I referred my son to Mr. Read on a child custody matter involving child abuse of my granddaughter. It was very complicated and involved three states and Orders from one of them favoring his former wife. All heck broke loose last Fri afternoon and I never saw a man move so fast, deal with police, constables and the court so effectively. He saved my granddaughter from being taken from the state and put into an abusive situation. How do you explain what that means? I cried. He's beyond great.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on November 8, 2013

    I saw Mr. Read on an emergency basis. He was very busy but cleared his schedule and spent hours on the first day and then two full days with me addressing my emergency issues. He is an outstanding person and lawyer. He provided me with representation far beyond anything I could have expected and with kindness. I thank God for the referral to him.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on September 19, 2013

    Mr. Reid has been of immense help to me and has given to me only the best advice and counsel. He is amongst the finest persons I have ever made in he field of law.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on September 17, 2013

    Mr. Read is a caring and compassionate individual. He listens carefully and then provides the best solution for your particular situation. He is easy to talk to and very knowledgeable.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on June 27, 2013

    Mr. Read has represented us in complex corporate matters. A strategic development company which dealt with the SEC as we became, public, and, then, publicly traded . We thought that we would need an expensive large firm lawyer. Mr. Read was remarkably skilled over a nearly three year period shepherding us through the SEC and, then, financing. We make a "green" electrical generator. He is smooth and skilled...has reasonable fees and a great sense of humor...which was very helpful.

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  • 4.8 out of 5.0 Posted on June 24, 2013

    My husband & I met with Attorney Read to discuss Special Needs Trusts for our two autistic young adult sons and wills for ourselves. After listening to our worries & fears for them and what we wanted to see happen, he recommended a much easier solution that would not only still protect our 2 boys and their services but also prove beneficial to us and our daughter. Although our use of his services is still in the infant stage, my husband & I found our time spent with him informative.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on May 15, 2013

    attorney Arthur read helped me more in one hour then other attorneys have in 4 months

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on May 2, 2013

    Art is a very dedicated, prepared, and trustworthy lawyer. I was fortunate to have him represent me the past several years. Art & his staff were professional, responsive, hard working, and trustworthy. I was always aware of how my case was proceeding. I was treated with respect and dignity at all times. I felt that Art took my case personally & he worked to get what he felt I deserved. I am grateful to have had him represent me and would highly recommend Art to anyone seeking representation.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on April 17, 2013

    Arthur M.READ HAS BEEN A GREAT HELP TO ME AND MY CHILDREN i thank god for his kindness and all his help .

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on April 12, 2013

    Arthur is responsive, trustworthy and dedicated to his clients. I could not ask for a better attorney to represent me and my business.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on April 4, 2013

    Arthur Read II has been, and continues to be, the glue that has held my company together since we organized in 2010. His knowledge of the law and the application thereto has streamlined the entire process of taking our company public. Additionally, his advice on personal matters and the general conduct of other matters has been a vital contribution to me personally and as the leader of our company. I would highly recommend his services.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on April 3, 2013

    Arthur Read has been a very valuable asset to the growth of our company, His office has always been available whenever needed in a timely manner. The work performed has been of the highest quality, effectiveness. I would personally recommend Arthur Read services.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on May 5, 2012

    Mr. Read has many great qualities. When no other attorney would help us with a difficult situation he was there for us. He understood our situation. He didn't like that the law was being taken advantage of by another attorney. He took it personal in my opinion. He was patient & kind. While he worked on this case for us we unfortunately had a accident. He helped us settle this case in a timely professional manor. Mr. Read takes care of his clients respectfully & to all involved.Thank you Mr Read!

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on December 30, 2011

    We found Arthur Reed to be extremely attentive and perceptive. He always responded to our phone calls and e-mails, and treated us with dignity and respect. We found him to be professional and aggressive. We are very satisfied with the way he handled our case, and would hire him again in a New York Minute.

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  • 4.8 out of 5.0 Posted on December 30, 2011

    Art has been my personal attorney for over 30 years, and I have always found him responsive, sympathetic,with an excellent ability to get to quickly and resolve the core issues in any situation I have presented to him over the years.{para}I would also add he does not string along clients as to the expense of his legal representation, if he says this is going to cost x to resolve then that is what it will be, If he has a flaw it is in his trusting nature, and under collection of up front monies

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on December 29, 2011

    While an attorney myself, I have learned from experience not to act on my own behalf. Accordingly, I retained Mr. Read to represent me in a complicated construction project as well as other diverse contractual matters. Mr. Read was extremely professional, efficient, responsive, and totally effective in all endeavors.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on December 27, 2011

    We employed Arthur Read in a law suit concerning a piece of property located in Warren, RI. We found him to be very patient and thorough; although he was no pushover for our opponent. He aggressively defended our position and effectively perceived actions by our adversary. We are satisfied with the results of the litigation, and feel that we were treated fairly and professionally.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on December 27, 2011

    Efficient, thorough and always has client's interest at the forefront

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  • 4.5 out of 5.0 Posted on December 25, 2011

    i have found Mr. Read to be the most professional attorney that I have every dealt with. He is extremely though and do not mind going the extra mile for his clients. I have never had any problems or concerns with Mr. Read's performance. He and his staff are the reason I continue to seek him out when necessary.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on December 22, 2011

    Over more than a decade of representation Mr. Read demonstrated the highest level of competence, was always very responsive and was extremely aggressive on my behalf. On more than one occasion his forthright style of representation turned the tide to my benefit in an otherwise hopeless matter. He represented me personally and in several business ventures and always provided the highest quality legal advice. I continue to recommend Mr. Read to my friends and associates in need of good council.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on December 22, 2011

    Mr. Read is a great attorney. Very professional and a straight shooter, he never fails to tell you the truth and in a manner that is direct and easy to understand. Mr. Read has a great reputation, evidenced by his rapport with the other attorneys and the Judges we worked with. Mr. Read also charges a very reasonable fees and I always felt that I was getting more for my money than I would have gotten at the big RI law firms for perhaps an even better service.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on December 22, 2011

    Intelligent, hard-working, and accommodating.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on December 22, 2011

    Being a Real Estate Sales person I am often asked who I would recommend for closings and estate planning.Mr.Read is always on the top of my list. He is tenacious in his representation.I have worked with him both personally and professionally and have found him to be extremely effective.He is very responsive and always eager to help.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on December 21, 2011

    Arthur is thorough and aggressive with his clients' best interest in mind.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on December 21, 2011

    Atty Read is a proactive professional with a deep understanding of the law and an ability to quickly determine what is needed to accomplish the desired results.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on December 21, 2011

    Arthur has very capably served as my personal attorney in two cases. He was very timely in feedback as he regularly communicated with me by phone, mail and/or electronic means. Moreover, he always was very well prepared to represent me, and I am completely satisfied that he always sought the best resolution on my behalf. I would recommend him to any potential client. Knowing his steadfast acumen on behalf of his clients, I would not hesitate to seek his legal services in the future.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on December 21, 2011

    Mr. Read saw me through some trying times and was very sympathetic and kind.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on December 21, 2011

    Mr. Read got me out of a situation that could have ruined much of my business and financial career. His ability, skill, and overall persuasiveness as a lawyer made a potential case become whipped off the books. I have recommend friends and family to use Mr. Read's legal council because it has helped changed my life for the best.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on December 21, 2011

    Direct. Objective.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on December 21, 2011

    I was very grateful to have Arthur Read's advice while contemplating a real estate purchase in RI. I was able to avoid a significant loss due to issues arising from adverse possession.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on December 21, 2011

    He communicates very well with people. Understands the client's needs and respectively makes suggested avenues of approach.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on December 21, 2011

    ARTHUR IS AN EXCELLENT ATTORNEY. I HAVE USED HIS SERVICES FOR MORE THAN TEN YEARS; HE IS ALWAYS RESPONSIVE AND PROFESSIONAL. THE GREAT THING ABOUT ART IS HE CAN ACCOMPLISH MULTIPLE DIFFERENT LEGAL REQUIREMENTS. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ARTHUR READ AND HAVE SENT NUMEROUS CLIENTS TO HIM.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on December 21, 2011

    All around a wonderful person!!

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on December 21, 2011

    Fabulously aggressive, fair, loyal and kind. Cooperative and attentive to every detail. Successful outcome. As far as Wills and Trusts, detailed oriented and doesn't miss a thing !! Highly recommend Mr. Read !!

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on December 21, 2011

    Arthur Read came highly recommended by a family member. Arthur has been my attorney for over 14 years. I quickly developed a respect for Arthur. As my attorney he has always showed compassion and a tenacity for looking out for my well being. I can honestly state "I like my attorney".I have not always agreed with his approach but listened to his advice and ultimately realized he was correct and it was in my best interest. I have referred Arthur to friends and family and they too have been pleased.

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  • 4.5 out of 5.0 Posted on December 21, 2011

    When I needed a lawyer to represent me in a divorce and child support issue Mr. Read was there for me. He handled the situation professionally and the outcome was to my satisfaction as there were life estate issues to deal with. He made the necessary contacts and steered me in the right direction throughout.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on December 21, 2011

    always responsive and there when you need him. His staff has excellent communication skills

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on December 21, 2011

    Mr Read is a wonderful, caring and prompt lawyer. I would use or recommend his services anytime.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on December 21, 2011

    I have depended on Mr. Read for over 30 years. I have always been grateful that, in dealing with the opposition, he is a lawyer with an iron fist under the velvet glove of friendly demeanor and excellent manners.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on December 21, 2011

    An excellent lawyer.

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  • 5 out of 5.0 Posted on December 21, 2011

    Mr. Read understood the difficulties of a difficult divorce. He maintained a level of professionalism and understanding that was able to set my mind at ease. My particular divorce was complicated as we were negotiating child custody. Mr. Read was honest, responsive and prepared in court. Mr.Read's hard work and diligence exceeded my expectations. I owe Mr.Read my eternal gratitude to what he has given me and my children. I would recommend Mr.Read for any and all legal matters without hesitation.

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Overall Client Rating

4.9 out of 5.0

  • 4.9Communication Ability..................
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  • 4.9Quality of Service.........................
  • 4.9Value for Money...........................
  • Data based on 45 reviews
  • 44 clients recommend this lawyer
  • Last reviewed on Nov 25, 2013


Experience & Credentials

Admission Details1972, Rhode Island; 1973, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island; 1980, U.S. Supreme Court; 1988, U.S. Tax Court; 1991, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
EducationBethany College - Bethany, WV, B.A.
University of Rhode Island M.A.
Boston University, J.D.
Additional Bio DetailsFellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1988-.
Fellow, Rhode Island Bar Foundation, 2000-

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