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The Deaton Law Firm routinely pursues matters against multi-billion dollar corporations. The firm is dedicated to representing clients wrongfully injured by asbestos companies, pharmaceutical companies, and chemical companies. The firm litigates matters relating to asbestos exposure, toxic tort injuries, medical malpractice, and catastrophic personal injuries.

Prior to founding the Deaton Law Firm, Attorney John Deaton practiced law at a national litigation firm. He left the big firm environment because of his passionate desire to personally represent each of his clients – to work on each and every case.

Attorney Deaton realizes the importance of knowing his clients and their loved ones. He understands that each client has special and unique personal and professional experiences – each of which impacts the very nature of each legal matter pursued. He and his qualified staff of professionals are motivated by a passionate desire to give personal and detailed attention to clients and their families.

The Deaton Law Firm strives to seek justice for victims and families. We believe in quality over quantity, representing the most severely injured and suffering. By limiting the number of cases, we can provide personal attention, comprehensive case work-up, expedited trial dates, and maximum financial compensation.

John E. Deaton, Managing Partner

Phone: (401) 351-6400
Fax: (401) 351-6401
John Deaton, Managing Partner of the Deaton Law Firm, founded his law practice in 2006. Prior to establishing DLF, John worked for a national plaintiffs’ firm, specializing in asbestos litigation, products liability, toxic torts, and personal injury. John also served as one of the firm’s principal trial attorneys in New York, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. John tried cases against national defense lawyers, litigation firms, and high profile corporations. He earned a reputation as an aggressive but fair trial advocate.Prior to his work as a plaintiffs’ attorney, John joined the United States Marine Corp while in law school. In 1994, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. John served as a federal prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney for seven years of active duty. He tried dozens of jury trials to verdict throughout his career. As a direct result of his efforts, John was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and was selected to the rank of Major.John attended law school at the New England School of Law and graduated Cum Laude in 1995. At New England School of Law, John received the American Jurisprudence Award for Clinical Evidence and was selected for the law school’s National Mock Trial Team, an honor awarded to few. John graduated Magna Cum Laude from Eastern Michigan University in 1989. John’s decision to open his own asbestos litigation firm was driven by his desire to give each and every client individual attention. Despite what larger firms may promise, it is only in a small firm that each attorney and staff member will know you by name and give your case the personal attention it deserves. At the Deaton Law Firm, John Deaton will be your primary trial attorney.

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Areas of Practice

Personal Injury And Wrongful Death
Medical Malpractice
Toxic Torts

Classes/Seminars Taught

Trial Advocacy, Adjunct Professor of Law at Roger Williams University School of Law


New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, 1995 J.D.
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award for Clinical Evidence
Honors: National Mock Trial Team

Law Journal: New England Journal of Criminal and Civil Confinement

Eastern Michigan University, 1989
Honors: Magna Cum Laude


Meritorious Service Medal
Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal

Past Employment Positions

United States Marine Corps, Federal Prosecutor
United States Marine Corps, Criminal Defense Attorney

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Kristiana Warner, Associate Attorney

Christopher Hampton, Associate Attorney

Kathlene Verville, Senior Paralegal

Kathy Holiday, Legal Assistant

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