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Richard Sands

Richard Sands

Sands Law Offices
  • Personal Injury, Insurance Claims, Workers' Compensation
  • Rhode Island
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Entering his 25th year of service to clients throughout Rhode Island, Attorney Rich Sands has made it his mission to use his insights, skill, and knowledge to offer compassionate assistance to those injured by the negligence of others. He leads Sands Law Offices with one simple principle: Treat others how he himself would want to be treated if he were in their shoes. For this reason, he always works hard in the pursuit of justice and to provide a higher standard of quality legal care.


Avvo Rating of 10.0 Superb
AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® (highest rating possible)
Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers
Board of Governors, The Rhode Island Association for Justice
Admitted to Practice Before The United States Supreme Court
The American Bar Association
The Rhode Island Bar Association
The American Association for Justice

Mr. Sands started his career by taking on almost every position at a personal injury firm while he attended law school. Soon after graduation, he was hired as an associate attorney, handling personal injury and workers’ compensation claims, learning all aspects of the practice from the bottom up before founding Sands Law Offices.

Every case is personal, which is why Mr. Sands devotes his time, energy, and considerable skill to assist every client to our firm. He personally handles every case and works hard to ensure you receive the compensation that you are entitled to.


In addition to Mr. Sands vast experience, a senior paralegal that was on staff for many years was a claims manager for a national insurance company. This equipped our firm with unique insight and a legal edge that other law firms can't match. Mr. Sands understands the things insurance companies want to keep under wraps and ensure you don't find out about regarding the claims process. This means he can craft the strongest claim possible and seek maximum compensation for you

Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Workers' Compensation
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    Free Initial Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Rhode Island
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  • English
Professional Experience
Sands Law Offices
Widener University
J.D. (1994)
Honors: Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society
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University of Rhode Island
B.A. (1991) | Political Science
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10.0 Highest Rating
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Professional Associations
Rhode Island State Bar
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Rhode Island Association for Justice
Board of Governors
Activities: The Mission of RIAJ shall be to: Preserve the constitutional right to trial by jury...Strengthen the civil justice system through education...Safeguard consumers' rights..Promote the public good through efforts to secure safe products, a safe workplace, a clean environment, and quality health care...Uphold and defend the constitutions of the United States of America and the State of Rhode Island.
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Sands Law Offices
Contact & Map
Sands Law Offices
100 Centerville Rd
Suite 2
Warwick, RI 02886
Telephone: (401) 297-2816