Attorney Profile

About Joseph F. Hook:

An experienced trial attorney with over 15 years in private practice, Attorney Hook focuses his practice on civil litigation including personal injury, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation and employment discrimination. He also provides bankruptcy, real estate services, and estate planning.

Graduating from Western New England College School of Law in 1995 with cum laude honors where he also served on the law review, Attorney Hook is a former law clerk for the Rhode Island Worker’s Compensation Court, and has been in a solo practice since 1999.
Jury trial experience in Rhode Island Superior Court including medical malpractice, personal injury and breach of contract cases; Trial experience in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island; Successful litigation in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island.
Attorney Hook practices in the Rhode Island State Courts, the United States District Court of Rhode Island, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island.

Admitted to Rhode Island Bar, 1995; Massachusetts Bar 1997; United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, 1996.

EXPERIENCE:

Law Office of Joseph F. Hook, Middletown, RI                                         1/99-present
Sole Practitioner
General practice including civil litigation, family law, and criminal
law, and civil litigation. Jury trial experience in Rhode Island
Superior Court including medical malpractice, personal injury
and breach of contract cases; Trial experience in the United
States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island;
Successful litigation in the United States District Court for the
District of Rhode Island
Keven A. McKenna, PC, Attorneys at Law, Providence, RI                         5/97-12/98
Associate Attorney
Advised principal attorney in preparing pleadings, writing legal
memoranda, and completion of discovery.
Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Court, Providence, RI                    9/95-8/96
Law Clerk
Advised court on legal issues pending before the Court;
researching legal issues and preparation of legal
memoranda.
EDUCATION:
Western New England College School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts
Juris Doctor, May 1995, Cum Laude; Class Rank 8/230
Honors: Western New England Law Review
University of Rhode Island, Kingstown, Rhode Island
Bachelor of Science, May 1992
Honors: Deans List, 6 Semesters
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