Rhode Island Lawyers

Founded in 1966 the firm of Carroll, Kelly & Murphy changed its name to Bengtson & Jestings, LLP, in 2009 and has grown over the ensuing years into a premier litigation firm with services available in the corporate, probate, municipal law, land use law and real estate areas as well. Throughout its growth, the firm has consistently maintained its commitment to personal attention, responsiveness and delivery of high-quality legal services using a team approach.

In the litigation area, the firm practices in all trial and appellate courts, both state and federal representing clients in a wide-range of areas such as insurance defense and coverage issues, medical and legal malpractice, negligence and personal injury, products liability, workers compensation, construction law and bond claims.In addition, representation is provided before professional licensing and disciplinary boards.

As alternative dispute resolution has become an increasingly economical and expedient method for resolving disputes, the firm has become actively involved in practice before such organizations as the American Arbitration Association, ADR, Inc. and the Rhode Island Superior Court Court-Annexed Arbitration Program, both representing clients and as approved arbitrators. Attorneys from the firm also participate as trained mediators in the Superior Court mediation program and have achieved an impressive record of case settlements as both mediators and participants.

The firm has also developed a significant practice in the municipal law, land use law, corporate, probate and real estate areas rounding out the firm's commitment to providing the widest possible range of high quality legal services. Services are available in estate planning and administration including wills and trusts, the formation and maintenance of corporations, loan transactions, financing transactions, the purchase and sale of commercial and residential real estate, businesses and assets, and creditor representation in bankruptcy and receivership proceedings.

Whether the matter will be decided through negotiation or courtroom litigation, our firm will aggressively protect our client's rights at every stage of the legal process. Our staff of dedicated professionals understands the serious consequences of a negative outcome in these legal proceedings. Trust us to develop effective strategies no matter the complexity of the case.

Dedication · Experience · Responsiveness

Our attorneys provide legal advice and representation to insurance companies, their insureds, business clients and individuals facing a wide range of challenging legal matters. We invite prospective clients to learn more about our practice areas on this website. Additionally, our lawyers are available to consult with you about your legal needs and how we can help you.Let us show you that exceptional representation does not have to mean uncontrolled costs.

If you would like to discuss your legal matter further, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with an attorney at our firm. We can be reached at 401-331-7272.