Joseph Keough, attorney at Law Rhode Island and Massachusetts

Problems. Solved.


Keough + Sweeney has a proven track record representing individuals, families, small businesses, corporations, and public utilities. Our strengths and experience in an array of legal practice areas allow us to offer expert advice and practical solutions for such diverse issues as DUI/DWA, personal injury, divorce, child support and custody, public utility and commercial law. We are skilled in negotiating and knowing when a situation warrants going to trial, and we won’t hesitate to take your case to court if we can’t reach a favorable resolution. Every client is important  at Keough + Sweeney and our team of attorney problem-solvers located in Rhode Island and Massachusetts will work hand-in-hand with you to understand your issues and work within your budget.

Keough + Sweeney – Your Advocates in Personal and Commercial Law

We take the time to learn about our clients’ legal problems and get to know you and the issues you face by digging deep for information and studying all available options so that the solutions we offer fit you best.  We are skilled and tenacious advocates, but we recognize that sometimes the most aggressive (and expensive) approach may not be the best solution to a client’s problem.  In every matter we handle we identify the client’s primary objective and then develop and implement a solution to meet that objective.

Focusing on Quick Responses, Excellent Client Relations and Providing Thoughtful Counsel

We are responsive and recognize that we are in the client service business. We know that many legal problems arise without much prior warning, especially family law and DUI/DWI issues, and require an immediate response, so we are highly accessible to our clients and return calls and e-mails quickly. We use technology to provide you cost effective service both internally and in our communications with you. This allows us to enhance client relations and efficiently process data and keep costs down.

Time is valuable and we know our clients are busy and must manage many challenges simultaneously. We are dedicated to meeting deadlines and communicating with clients efficiently in plain English, not legalese.

We help our clients avoid legal problems. We think the lawsuit never filed is a better win for our client than a defense verdict after a long and costly trial. We provide thoughtful advice and counsel to our clients designed to anticipate and prevent problems before they arise.

  • True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures—unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    ― John W. Davis


  • "When I thought about giving up after an already-lengthy litigation process, Joe Keough encouraged me instead to keep fighting. He saw the merit of my case and worked with diligence to take it to trial and present it to a jury. As a result, we were awarded even more than we originally requested. I am thankful I had such dedicated representation.”

    Stephen J. McCarthyNewport Beach, CA
  • "From the day I walked into his office, Joe Keough remained focused on my legal problems. As his client I never felt felt more confident in my choice of legal representation. Not only was he focused and efficient but his office staff also showed the same type of concern for my legal issues. My calls to his office were handle with the highest professionalism."

    Charles RuggerioRehoboth, MA