John Calcagni, III

The Law Office of John L. Calcagni, III, Inc.
1 Custom House Street
Suite 300
Providence, RI 02903

Mr Calcagni is skilled at both criminal and civil litigation. He formerly served as a military prosecutor in the U.S. Army JAG Corps and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice. Military Defense Attorney Calcagni is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals, as well as the state and federal courts in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Florida.

Mr. Calcagni prosecuted hundreds of crimes involving drug use, possession and distribution; simple and domestic assault; assault with deadly weapons; gang-related assault; manslaughter; murder; attempted murder; possession, manufacture and distribution of child pornography; solicitation of minors; child abuse; rape; carnal knowledge or statutory rape; weapons-related charges; burglary; breaking and entering; possession of bomb-making materials; terrorism-related offenses; fraud; identity fraud; larceny; destruction of property; financial crimes; traffic violations; driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs; trespassing; conspiracy; and attempt-related offenses.

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He now uses the extensive investigation and trial experience he acquired as federal prosecutor to represent his clients in Criminal Defense matters in State, Federal and Military Courts.

Mr. Calcagni is also an experienced civil litigator. He formerly belonged to a boutique civil litigation firm that specializes in representing Plaintiffs in Complex Personal Injury actions such as medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home negligence, and product liability.

Mr. Calcagni represented Plaintiffs in all aspects of civil litigation, both in discovery and at trial. His clients are well-served by his pretrial investigation, trial preparation and commitment to maximizing the value of each case for settlement or trial.


U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School, Charlottesville, VA (2004)
Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, RI (2003, magna cum laude)
Bryant University, Smithfield, RI (2000, cum laude)
Classical High School, Providence, RI (1996)

U.S. Army Reserves – Judge Advocate General's Corps 2008 – Present
U.S. Army Trial Defense Service, Senior Defense Counsel
U.S. Army – Judge Advocate General's Corps. 2004 – 2008
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York
Senior Trial Counsel (2007-2008)
Chief, Military Justice (2006-2007)
Trial Counsel (2005-2006)
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (2004-2008)

Rhode Island         2003
Massachusetts       2003
Connecticut           2005
New York              2005
Florida                   2008
U.S. District Court for Northern District of New York         2004
U.S. District Court for Eastern District of New York            2010
U.S. District Court for Southern District of New York         2010
U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island              2008
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts            2008
U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut               2009
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia                   2010
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit                           2004
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit                       2011
U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals                                 2011
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces                        2011
U.S. Supreme Court                                                             2009