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Rhode Island & Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyers

Representing Injury Victims Across Rhode Island and Massachusetts with Fully Staffed Offices in Providence and Middletown

Since 1974, Karns & Kerrison has been representing injured individuals and their families throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts, providing personalized legal services for victims of negligence.

Our personal injury lawyers have over 115 years of combined legal experience, as well as the skills, resources, and in-depth knowledge of state and federal laws to help you navigate the complicated and burdensome legal system.

We are a family firm that focuses on personal injury cases including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, workers' compensation claims, dog bites, slip and falls, and pedestrians hit by vehicles. From bumps, bruises, sprains and strains to catastrophic injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and wrongful death, our lawyers have experience representing victims with injuries big and small. 

Our lawyers and staff understand the devastating and far-reaching impact of severe, life-altering injuries; that is why we provide compassionate and tireless advocacy for our clients. Throughout our decades in practice, we have successfully recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.

If you or your loved one has been injured in a serious accident, contact our personal injury lawyers at 401-841-5300 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

Awards & Affiliations


Founding Partner

Robert T. Karns

Robert T. Karns has 50 years of legal experience with a long history of obtaining great results for his injured clients. Robert has a particular expertise with Traumatic Brain Injuries and is a member of the American Association for Justice's Executive Committee of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group . He was recently inducted as a Top 99 Truck Accident Lawyer in the U.S. by the Truck Accident Attorney's Roundtable.

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Jude Kerrison

Jude Kerrison is an aggressive, dedicated and skillful attorney who consistently achieves amazing results for his clients and their families. Jude is patient and down to earth and always willing to take time to explain the legal process involved while working to achieve the best outcome for his clients and their families.

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Managing Partner

Rachel Karns Kerrison

Rachel thoroughly enjoys getting to know each client and spends time familiarizing herself with her clients' medical needs. 

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Joshua R. Karns

Joshua Karns represents people throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts who have been injured as a result of the negligence of others. He also has extensive experience helping people file for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

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Sarah Karns Burman

Sarah practices personal injury law on a contingency fee basis and there is no fee unless successful. She has been practicing in Rhode Island alongside her father since being sworn into the Rhode Island Bar in 2004. Sarah has routinely and successfully handled car accident cases from single to multiple-car pileups.

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Karns & Kerrison Is Here for You

At Karns & Kerrison, we focus on Personal Injury and we are here to listen to you and help you navigate the legal system.

Seeking Justice for You

At Karns & Kerrison, our goal is to help victims of negligence fight for justice and fair recovery. We focus our practice on personal injury and wrongful death claims, but we also provide sound legal counsel for other injury-related claims such as workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability.

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Karns & Kerrison is committed to answering your questions about Personal Injury law issues in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. We'll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.