Robert H. Humphrey, Esq., has been sworn-in as the Municipal Court Judge for the Town of Tiverton. Judge Humphrey’s stated goals are to make the Municipal Court a valuable asset for the citizens of the Town and to ensure the fair administration of justice.
Judge Humphrey has had a distinguished legal career spanning over twenty-five (25) years, including prior service as Tiverton’s Municipal Court Judge from 2003 to 2005. A noted trial lawyer in both civil and criminal litigation, he has had the opportunity to be both a prosecutor for the Towns of Little Compton and Portsmouth and a special prosecutor for the Towns of Burrillville, Middletown and Portsmouth. His experience with zoning matters includes advising the Little Compton Zoning Board of Review, preparing the Board’s decisions and representing the Board before the Newport County Superior Court in connection with appeals. In addition, he has represented numerous telecommunication companies before zoning boards throughout the State.
Over the course of his career, he has published twenty (20) articles in the Rhode Island Bar Journal. These articles address such topics as hardship licenses, identity theft protection, social host liability, cyber-crimes, drunk driving and refusal cases, domestic violence and probate appeals. Attorney Humphrey is also a frequent lecturer for the Rhode Island Bar Association, Salve Regina University and other educational programs. Since January of 2003, he has been an adjunct facility member of the Administration of Justice Department at Salve Regina University. For over twenty-one (21) years, he has served as a Newport County Bail Commissioner. As a Newport County Bail Commissioner, he is responsible to make probable cause determinations, to set and take bail at special arraignments, to commit individuals to the Adult Correctional Institution, and to issue arrest warrants.
Judge Humphrey looks forward to serving the citizens of the Town of Tiverton as the new Municipal Court Judge.