Brian J. Clifford

Attorney 203-287-2117


J.D., Western New England University School of Law, 2010
M.A., John Carroll University, 2003
B.A., Ohio University, 1993

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Brian Clifford joins us as a seasoned litigator. His experience in court and before juries gives him a unique perspective of the insurance-law field and the needs of policy holders. He has a good sense of cases’ strengths and can anticipate and head off problems before they arise. Insurance law appeals to him because it allows him to use his academic and litigation backgrounds in an intellectually challenging branch of legal practice.

After graduating from Western New England University School of Law, Brian practiced as a trial lawyer in Rhode Island, specializing in municipal defense. He tried a number of cases to verdict in both state and federal court and twice argued cases before the Rhode Island Supreme Court. The result in one of these cases, Carlson v. Town of South Kingstown, helped secure to public entities the protection afforded by Rhode Island’s Recreational Use Statute.

Brian is a no-nonsense attorney who has spent his entire professional career serving others. Before becoming a lawyer, he was a police officer in Ohio, working a patrol beat and serving in the detective bureau. While working the midnight shift, he took graduate classes and eventually left the police department to teach English Literature and Latin at a prominent Catholic boarding school in Rhode Island.

Brian is an avid reader and dog lover. He enjoys hiking, playing the guitar, and exploring Vermont.


Admissions »

Admissions Federal Court:

  • U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island

Admissions State Court:

  • Connecticut
  • Rhode Island
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Rhode Island Bar Association