Molly Kapstein Cote, Esq.
About Attorney Molly Kapstein Cote
Rhode Island Family Law Attorney
Molly Kapstein Cote, Esq.
State of Rhode Island, admitted in June 2002.
State of Massachusetts, admitted in June 2002.
United States District Court, District of Rhode Island. admitted March 2003.
United State Supreme Court, admitted in May 2006.
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, admitted November 2015.
- Rhode Island Bar Association
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- B.A., University of Michigan, Political Science, 1998
- J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 2001
Molly Kapstein Cote, Esq. Molly earned her B.A. from the
University of Michigan and her Juris Doctorate from Suffolk
University Law School. Molly began her legal career as a law
clerk for the Rhode Island Supreme Court from 2001-2002.
Subsequent to working for the Supreme Court, Molly served as
a state prosecutor with the Rhode Island Department of Attorney
General from 2003-2010. During her career as a Special
Assistant Attorney General, she was assigned to the Providence
Trial Calendar where she handled a variety of cases ranging
from child molestation to homicide matters. After working at
the Department of Attorney General, Molly joined Lynch, Lynch
& Friel in 2010 where she practiced for six years before
opening her own office. Since leaving the Attorney General’s
office, Molly’s practice has focused in the areas of criminal
defense and domestic relations, including matters involving
DCYF. In 2014, the Chief Judge of the United States District
Court for the District of Rhode Island appointed Molly to serve
as an attorney to the H.O.P.E. Court Program in that court. The
H.O.P.E. Court is a re-entry court program designed to prevent
high-risk criminal defendants from re-offending upon their
release from Federal custody. Molly continues to work in that
capacity. Molly also serves as a Bail Commissioner with the
Rhode Island District Court and is a member of the Rhode
Island District Court Criminal Rules Committee which is tasked
with advising that court on matters relating to the District Court
rules of criminal procedure. Molly has presented at the annual
Rhode Island Bar Association Meeting on the topics of resolving
a criminal case by way of civil settlement and also about the
consequences of a plea in a criminal case. Since 2010, in
addition to her law practice, Molly has worked as an adjunct
professor of law at Roger Williams University Law School
where she teaches Trial Advocacy and is the director of the
Prosecution Externship Program.