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Kara Hoopis Manosh
Kara Hoopis Manosh

Kara Hoopis Manosh

Kara Hoopis Manosh, founding attorney at Manosh Payette Criminal Defense Attorneys, has dedicated her career to defending the rights of the criminally accused, passionately advocating for justice and fairness in every case. With a wealth of experience, she has handled thousands of cases, appearing in every courthouse in the State of Rhode Island. Nationally trained by prestigious organizations such as The Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy, The National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and The National Criminal Defense College Trial Practice Institute, Manosh possesses exceptional skills in navigating the complexities of criminal defense.

Manosh holds an LL.M in Trial Advocacy Specializing in Federal Criminal Law from the California Western School of Law, where she honed her expertise in federal criminal matters. Her outstanding legal acumen is reflected in her “Superb” Avvo Rating of 10.0 and her recognition as a “Top Attorney” by the Who’s Who directory. Additionally, she has been nationally ranked by the SuperLawyers organization for her exemplary legal prowess.

Driven by a deep commitment to criminal defense, Manosh firmly believes in standing up for individuals facing adversity. Refusing to prosecute or advocate for incarceration, she tirelessly fights to ensure her clients’ voices are heard and their rights are protected. Her dedication extends beyond the courtroom, as she is actively involved in advocating for systemic improvements in the criminal justice system.

With a comprehensive understanding of the law and a compassionate approach to client representation, Manosh provides unwavering support to those navigating the challenges of criminal allegations, such as:

Her extensive experience includes serving as an Assistant Public Defender at the Rhode Island Office of the Public Defender, where she handled various divisions, including Adult Trial, Newport County, and the Appellate Division. She has also contributed her expertise as an Extern at the Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc., and in the Case Screening Unit of the California Innocence Project.

Manosh is admitted to the bars of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, as well as the United States District Court for the State of Rhode Island and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. She is actively involved in court panels and continues to expand her knowledge through expert training and collaboration in areas such as neuropsychology, DNA analysis, and criminal street gangs.

With a commitment to helping individuals rebuild their lives after the devastation of criminal accusations, Manosh remains dedicated to providing personalized and relentless advocacy to every client she serves.

Areas Of Practice

  • Bullying
  • Cannabis
  • Criminal
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Restorative (Juvenile)

Liability Insurance

  • Yes