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 Robert Clark Corrente

Robert Clark Corrente


Office Phone: 401.519.6257
Location: Providence, RI
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Bar Admissions:

Rhode Island
U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit


Before joining Burns & Levinson in 2009, Mr. Corrente served for five years as the United States Attorney for the District of Rhode Island, the office responsible for prosecuting all federal criminal and civil cases in the State.

Mr. Corrente has over 30 years of trial experience in business litigation in both federal and state courts. He has tried over 50 cases to verdict, as well as many arbitrations. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of cases, including real estate and contract disputes, intra-corporate and partnership disputes, business valuation, accounting malpractice, fiduciary duty claims, trust and estate disputes, receivership, environmental, securities fraud and Section 10b-5, civil RICO, legal malpractice defense, medical malpractice, and premises liability.

Mr. Corrente began his career in private practice in 1981 and was the founder and Managing Partner of Corrente, Brill & Kusinitz. From 1998 until becoming United States Attorney he was a partner at the law firm of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLP.

In 1997 Mr. Corrente was appointed by the Rhode Island Supreme Court to its Ethics Advisory Panel and was the Panel Chair from 2002-2004. He was also selected by the Governor to chair the Rhode Island Judicial Nominating Commission from 1998-2000. In addition, Mr. Corrente has served on the Editorial Board of Rhode Island Lawyers’ Weekly, as a Fellow of the Rhode Island Bar Foundation, and as a member of the House of Delegates for the Rhode Island Bar Association.



Additional Information:




  • 1/5/2015, WPRI 12 Eyewitness News - Q&A: Jury process for marathon bombings trial
    Robert Corrente was interviewed by Mike Montecalvo regarding the jury selection process for the upcoming Boston Marathon bombing trial.
  • 12/29/2014, WPRI 12 Eyewitness News - Death penalty trial in Boston bombing case ‘enormous responsibility’ for jurors
    Robert Clark Corrente was interviewed by Tim White regarding the case against Boston Marathon Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
  • 6/27/2013, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly - Parties bound by email settlement
    Robert Clark Corrente was quoted in this article by Eric T. Berkman.
  • 5/4/2013, CBS News - Feds pressure widow, pals for info in Boston bomb case
    Robert Clark Corrente was quoted in an Associate Press article on CBS News.

Recent Articles and Publications:

Litigation Holds
Focus (Page 2), Fall 2011

Book Review: Bruce DeSilva's 'Rogue Island', June 2011

Speaking Engagements:

Brown University Panel, 9.16.2014
Role: Speaker
Topic: Restoring Pell Grant Eligibility to Students Who Have Been Incarcerated

Rhode Island Public Radio Interview, 4.16.2014
Location: Providence, RI
Role: Speaker
Topic: Former Prosecutor Corrente On Federal Corruption Probes

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RI Bar Association's Annual Meeting, 6.11.2010
Role: Speaker
Topic: National Security

Debating Immigration: How Should the United States Approach the Challenges?, 11.17.2009
Location: Brown University
Role: Panelist