55 Memorial Boulevard. Suite 5
Newport, RI 02840

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We have a combined more than
40 years experience.

About us

The Law Offices of Howe and Garside, LTD

The Law Offices of Howe and Garside

Newport, RI Attorneys at Law

Our Promise

We will listen to you. We will explore legal and non-legal methods of resolving your problem. We will provide you with the highest quality of legal counsel.

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Our Practice Areas

Family Law and Divorce
Family & Divorce

The Divorce Lawyers in RI at The Law Offices of Howe & Garside, Ltd. handle cases in all areas of family law including divorce, child custody, child support, mediation, military family law, legal separations

Criminal Law
Criminal Law

DUI, Domestic Violence, Traffic Violations, Expungements, DMV Suspensions, DEM Violations and more

Legal Separation

The Rhode Island Mediators at Partners in Mediation at The Law Offices of Howe & Garside, Ltd. do Family Law Mediation, Family Court Arbitration, Rhode Island Elder Law Mediation

Elder Law
Estate Planning

At The Law Offices of Howe & Garside, Ltd. handle every aspect of Rhode Island Estate Planning and Rhode Island Elder Law. We have a dedicated team that works hard every day

Land Use and Zoning
Land Use

Initial planning, Review of Municipal and State Codes, Permitting, Appeals, Zoning Matters and more

Civil Litigation
Civil Litigation

Personal Injury, Contract Disputes, Probate Appeals, Estate Disputes and more

Pension and retirement
Pension Division

The Rhode Island Pension and Retirement Law Attorneys at The Law Offices of Howe & Garside, Ltd. are well versed in all areas of Pension Law.

Google Top Rated

We at The Law Offices of Howe & Garside, Ltd. are dedicated and experienced Rhode Island Estate Planning, Elder Law, Divorce, and Criminal Lawyers in RI.

  • Our experienced lawyers understand that whatever legal issue you face can be stressful.  Our combined team of lawyers have years of experience in a variety of legal areas including, Divorce, Family law, Criminal Defense, Civil Ligation, Land Use and Zoning, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Will, Trust, Estates, Probate and Mediation. Our combined skills and experience are used to help guide you through your complex legal problems, which sometimes involve different areas of the law.
  • Our Divorce Lawyers in RI represent clients with all of their Family Law cases. We have drafted hundreds of pension and 401k division documents (Qualified Domestic Relations Orders or “QDROS”) for other attorneys and their clients. We have also spoken on behalf of the Rhode Island Bar Association and other groups such as the Rhode Island Family Court – American Inn of Court, to educate divorce lawyers in RI and family law attorneys. Those topics spoken on include such things as mediation, asset division, social security, and the special knowledge required to represent Military members and their spouses effectively.
  • Our litigation lawyers are here for you when needed. Our experienced litigators know the court system and procedures and can represent you at trial when negotiations fail.
  • Our criminal defense attorneys have years of experience helping hundreds of clients when charged with a crime. Our attorneys have frequently lectured in the areas of criminal defense and DUI defense and can fight for you or your loved one charged with a crime.  We answer the phone 24/7 for emergency criminal matters.
  • We also frequently lecture and represent clients and their families, for Estate Planning, Elder Law, Special Needs Planning, Wills, Trusts, and Estates in Rhode Island.
  • Jeremy Howe, Esq. and Nancy Johnson-Gallagher, LICSW are Rhode Island Mediators operating under the name of “Partners in Mediation”. Nancy and Jeremy have been mediating together for more than fifteen years with emphasis on Divorce Mediation, Family Mediation, and Elder Law Mediation.
  • We understand that divorce is very stressful and you may not know what to do about your situation. Our Divorce Lawyers in RI have the experience you need and will give you the guidance you deserve. Our Divorce Lawyers in RI will work with you from the initial filing until you are divorced, and even longer if you need us, too. We believe that with the right Divorce Lawyers in RI your divorce does not have to be so difficult.

Meet Our Team of


Jeremy W. Howe
Jeremy W. HowePARTNER

State of Rhode Island, admitted 1974
Federal District Court: First Circuit, admitted 1974

Susan E. Brassard
Susan E. BrassardAssociate

Rhode Island, admitted November 2009
Massachusetts, admitted December 2009

Kristy J. Garside
Kristy J. GarsidePARTNER

Rhode Island Bar, admitted November 2004
Massachusetts Bar, admitted December 2004, inactive

our attorneys
Partners in

Partners In Mediation – Rhode Island Mediation Attorneys

Allyson M. Quay
Allyson M. QuayAssociate Attorney

U.S. Supreme Court, admitted 2018
U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island, admitted 2015

Fallon Hirsch
Fallon HirschAssociate

Rhode Island, admitted 2009
Connecticut, admitted 2010
Massachusetts, admitted 2010, inactive


What a few of our clients have to say about us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Call the office at 401-841-5700, complete the form on our website or email us at jhowe@counsel1st.com

Our attorneys will respond asap.

Each case is different, but we try to assess the issues in our first conversation to set up clear expectations before any payment would become due.

For phone consultations, we are usually available that day or the following day. For in person meetings, it depends on what type of case and the office location requested.

Initial phone consult is free at the Law Offices of Howe & Garside, LTD

Where married people work out the terms of their divorce together at the Law Offices of Howe & Garside, instead of a Judge making the decision for them.

Kristy J. Garside at the Law Office of Howe & Garside, LTD.

Do not speak to the Police without consulting an attorney.  If you have been arrested you have the right to remain silent you should do so!  Even minor information can be used against you, even when you are innocent.  Always call an attorney before making any statement to the police.  We are available 24/7 for emergency criminal matters. 401-841-5700 ext. 9.

Contact Info.

Contact us

55 Memorial Blvd. Suite 5
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: (401) 841-5700
Fax: 401-367-0192

By Appointment

640 George Washington Hwy
Building B, Suite 103
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: (401) 841-5700

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