Aaron Weisman Sworn In as U.S. Attorney



PROVIDENCE – Aaron L. Weisman took the oath of office today to become the United States Attorney for the District of Rhode Island. President Donald Trump announced Weisman’s nomination on October 10, 2018, and the United States Senate confirmed him on January 2, 2019. Weisman was sworn in by United States District Court Chief Judge William E. Smith in a private ceremony.

“I am humbled to have received the nomination from the President and the unanimous support of the United States Senate to serve the citizens of Rhode Island as United States Attorney,” said Aaron L. Weisman. “I am especially grateful to Senator Jack Reed and to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse for their steadfast support in allowing me the privilege of continuing to serve Rhode Islanders.”

A career prosecutor, Mr. Weisman, served as an assistant attorney general and Chief of the Rhode Island Attorney General’s criminal appeals unit under four attorneys general, beginning in 1993. Prior to being named Chief of the criminal appeals unit, Mr. Weisman served for two years as a special assistant attorney general in the criminal appeals unit.

            During Mr. Weisman’s tenure at the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office, he represented Rhode Island’s criminal justice interests before the Supreme Court of Rhode Island in hundreds of felony cases, including the appellate litigation of many of Rhode Island’s most consequential criminal justice matters. Mr. Weisman also represented the State of Rhode Island in federal court, including an appearance before the Supreme Court of the United States, to defend Rhode Island’s interest in the finality of its criminal convictions.

Prior to his appointment as a special assistant attorney general, Mr. Weisman worked at Jones Associates, a Providence law firm specializing in appellate practice.

Mr. Weisman, a graduate of Brandeis University, received his Juris Doctorate from Cardozo School of Law.