Meet Attorney Frank Flanagan

Frank Flanagan is a veteran trial lawyer and a Navy JAG veteran who has spent over 30 years helping individuals facing legal challenges. Whether those challenges are in Rhode Island Family Court or in Criminal Court in both Federal or State jurisdictions, Frank Flanagan can help.

Over the decades he has been practicing law, Attorney Flanagan has been trial counsel in hundreds of cases, with issues as diverse as espionage, DUI defense, capital punishment/murder, complex property division in divorce cases and child custody issues arising from your Rhode Island divorce.

Our Areas of Practice

Divorce Law

We have the ability to formulate a solution that is tailored for your individual circumstances or fight for your rights at trial if your spouse is unreasonable,  including high-asset divorces and military divorces.


State & Federal Criminal Defense

We offer aggressive state and federal criminal defense strategies to help you effectively refute charges, while seeking to preserve your reputation.


Complex Property Division

We'll make certain that complex assets such as businesses, stocks, bonds and other bank accounts and investments, including retirement savings accounts, are properly valued and divided fairly in your divorce.




Child Custody

We are skilled at helping create child custody and visitation arrangements that are functional now and years to come, including child visitation and child support matters.


Modifications & Enforcement of Settlement Agreements

We assist clients to modify settlement agreements when circumstances change and to enforce them when a former spouse is non-compliant.


Military Law & Security Clearance Issues

Frank Flanagan is an aggressive experienced military attorney available to defend our service members facing an investigation or charged with a crime under the UCMJ.


Why you should choose Frank

In her famous novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, Author Harper Lee wrote of Atticus Finch, “There are some men in this world who are born to do our unpleasant jobs for us.”

Born and raised in greater Boston, Frank attended Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont and Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating from law school, Frank became a United States Naval Officer serving in the Judge Advocate General’s Corp. In a combined active duty and reserve career that spanned 22 years, Frank served as a defense counsel at Marine Corps base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, as a military prosecutor for the Northeast Naval commands, as a special United States Assistant Federal prosecutor prosecuting civilians in Federal Court who were accused of committing crimes on federal/naval land, and as a professor at the Naval Justice School and guest lecturer at the United States Naval War College.

Attorney Frank Flanagan is also an active member of the Rhode Island Family Court Inns of Court and has been a fixture in the Rhode Island Family Court tackling all issues arising in both simple and complex Rhode Island divorce cases.

Whether it be a child custody case, complex property division case, domestic abuse case or any combination thereof, Frank gets the job done for clients in need. Likewise, in Rhode Island’s State and Federal Criminal Courts, with cases as diverse as a DUI defense (Driving Under the Influence), to felony strangulation, Frank Flanagan is known as the lawyer to see if you want to protect yourself and your rights.

Attorney Flanagan’s practice also includes representing individuals facing loss of their security clearances as well as representing American service members charged in military Courts who are facing courtmarshall.

Outside of his trial practice, Frank Flanagan is committed to public service.

Attorney Flanagan currently serves as a Commissioner on Rhode Island’s Judicial Nominating Commission and was appointed as a member of the Rhode Island Supreme Court Disciplinary Board.

Attorney Flanagan has served as a Commissioner on the Rhode Island State Ethics Commission and as a Zoning Board member of the Middletown, Rhode Island’s Zoning Board.

Additionally, Frank Flanagan was a professor at Salve Regina University for over 10 years and volunteered as a youth rugby coach. He currently sits as a Board member for the Newport County Boys and Girls Club in Newport, Rhode Island.

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