401-723-1122 Pawtucket Office

401-667-4888 North Kingstown Office

Tradition. Service. Integrity.

Established in 1926

Residential & Commercial Real Estate Closings

Immigration, Residency & Citizenship

Wills, Trusts and Estates,


Landlord/Tenant - Rental Properties,


Chapter 7 Bankruptcy,

Fresh Start

Practice Areas

Our Specializations

Blais Cunningham & Crowe Chester, LLP, is a New England law firm steeped in tradition. Founded in 1926, our firm has a long history of providing our clients with practical, effective legal advice in a broad range of legal areas. We are dedicated to providing our clients with personal attention and advice, thoroughly grounded in law and practically applied.

Since 1926, our Rhode Island immigration, business, bankruptcy, estate planning and real estate attorneys have remained committed to providing quality legal representation. Our clients receive legal counsel and representation from lawyers who understand that to be effective, knowledge of the law must be coupled with personal integrity.


Commercial Real Estate

Residential Real Estate

Land Use, Zoning & Planning

Landlord-Tenant Law for Rental Prop.



H1-B Visas, EB-2 Visas (green card)

PERM Applications

Family-based, Financée & Spousal Visas

Citizenship & Naturalization

Immigration Appeals






Estate Planning


Fresh Start Bankruptcy

Student Loans


Means Test

Credit Card Debt

Stop Creditor Harassment

Stop Wage Garnishment


Commercial Litigation

Business Start-ups

Closely Held Businesses

Contract Law


Limited Liability Companies

Employment-Based Immigration


150 Main Street, 2nd Floor

Pawtucket, RI 02862

Phone: 401-723-1122

185 Tower Hill Road

North Kingstown, RI 02852

Phone: 401-667-4888

Our Attorneys


At the Rhode Island firm of Blais Cunningham & Crowe Chester, LLP, our attorneys maintain our founders' commitment to excellent legal representation and high-quality services. If you would like to speak with one of our lawyers or have any other questions about our practice, please call or e-mail our Pawtucket offices using the contact form or information provided below. We look forward to your inquiry and the opportunity to assist you with your legal needs.

James A. Briden, Partner

James is a member of both the Rhode Island and Massachusetts Bar Associations. He also is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. A graduate of Boston College, James graduated from the University of Arizona College of law in Tucson. He has been practicing law since 1989.

Michael Schein, partner

Michael is a member of multiple Bar associations including Rhode Island, California (inactive), Massachusetts, Georgia and Connecticut. A graduate of Tufts University, Michael graduated from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. While a student there, he spent a year studying in France. He has been practicing law since 1990.

Committed To Service

We are Rhode Island attorneys who care about our communities.

Public service is the cornerstone of the culture and philosophy of Blais Cunningham & Crowe Chester, LLP. We are committed to the tradition of being good stewards of our communities, and throughout the years, our Rhode Island lawyers have served as state judges, elected representatives, city solicitors and directors of several nonprofit corporations.

Over the years, our clients have learned to rely on us for sound legal counsel. Our highly qualified attorneys and staff adhere to the strictest personal and professional ethics, and we recognize that the majority of our clients are referrals from our friends, neighbors, and business associates throughout Rhode Island.

Contact our Pawtucket, Rhode Island law firm, or call our office at 401-723-1122 to discuss your legal matter. We serve clients throughout Rhode Island, including Pawtucket, Central Falls, Lincoln, Smithfield, Cumberland, North Providence and Providence.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

How We Can Help You

If you are in need of legal counsel, please feel free to reach out to us. We will talk through your issue with you to identify the best course of action to take. Please click on one of the buttons below to get started, or feel free to call our Pawtucket office at 401-723-1122.


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We will investigate the details of your case


We will fight your case in court

Why Choose Us ?

We know clients have a lot of choices when it comes to legal representation. We value our clients, and our top priority is serving them well.


Our firm has been in business, proudly serving clients and our communities since 1926.


Our attorneys have been practicing law for more than 30 years.


We are top in our fields of speciality. Our attorneys are successful and committed.


Serving our community is important to us. Our goal is to help our cities thrive in all areas.

Areas of Law

Residential Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate

Business & Commercial Transactional Law


Closely held Business Law

Wills, Trusts & Estates

Landlord-Tenant Law



150 Main Street, 2nd Floor South

Pawtucket, RI 02860

Phone : 401-723-1122

Fax : 401-726-6140

185 Tower Hill Road

North Kingstown, RI 02852

Phone: 401-667-4888

Fax: 401-667-6379

email (both offices):

Attorneys at the Rhode Island law firm of Blais Cunningham & Crowe Chester, LLP, serve clients in communities including Providence, Pawtucket, East Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Cumberland, Lincoln and Central Falls, Rhode Island.

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.

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