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Meet Attorney Ann Sheeley


Ann Sheeley has more than 25 years of personal injury, criminal defense and workers’ compensation case experience.  Licensed to practice in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and the Federal District Court for Rhode Island, Attorney Sheeley is highly regarded as one of the top negotiators in the State and has successfully protected, defended and obtained maximum compensation for hundreds of clients throughout the course of her career.

Attorney Sheeley is designated as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the National Trial Lawyers, a member-driven organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. In addition, she has earned an “Excellent” rating and received a “Client Choice Award” by Avvo/ Martindale-Hubbell, which is considered the gold star in attorney ratings. Most recently, Sheeley Law was featured in Rhode Island Monthly as "The Face of Personal Injury Law."


In addition to her proven track record of delivering results, what sets Sheeley Law apart is the personal attention each client receives. Ann Sheeley oversees each case personally and guides clients every step of the way with care and compassion until they get the settlement they deserve or the best possible outcome for their criminal case.


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Upon earning her Juris Doctor from the Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York, Ann worked for the law offices of J. Ronald Fishbein, where she managed personal injury and family law cases. In 2001, the Massachusetts-based Law Offices of Donald E. Green hired Ann to oversee personal injury cases. In 2003, she joined the law offices of Robert T. Karns, based in Middletown and Providence, Rhode Island and spent the following eight years leveraging her expertise in civil proceedings, in particular handling pleadings and making appearances for motion and trial cases. Prior to establishing her own practice, Sheeley Law, LLC, in 2010, Ann served as Supervising Attorney at the Law Offices of Thomas Sparks in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. In that role, she conducted initial client intakes, settlement negotiations, mediation and arbitrations, and trial procedures.

Background & Experience

Practice Areas


Pedestrian Accidents,

Slip and Falls,

Animal Bites,

 Medical Malpractice, Catastrophic Injuries

and Wrongful Death

DUI/OUI, Drug Charges,  other Misdemeanors

and Felonies, 

Parole Violations and Record Expungement

Workplace Injuries

Wills, Living Wills and Power of Attorney

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