Katie Nee
Attorney at Law

Attorney Katie Nee practices in the areas of criminal defense and personal injury.

Katie represents defendants charged with a wide range of criminal offenses including driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, refusal to submit to a chemical test, drug offenses, domestic violence, assault, robbery, and a wide array of sexual offenses including possession of child pornography, child molestation, and sexual assault. Katie aggressively defends each and every client and does not shy away from taking a case to trial if that is the best option for a client.

In addition, Katie represents people who were harmed by the negligence of others including those injured in car accidents. She will negotiate the best settlement possible for her clients and if the insurance company does not offer a reasonable settlement, she will take them to court.

Prior to founding Nee Law LLC, Katie had the privilege of serving as a legal assistant to Judge John J. McConnell, Jr., United States District Court. She also trained at the law firms of Harrington & Vitale, Motley Rice and Deluca & Weizenbaum where she gained experience in criminal defense and civil litigation.

Prior to returning to her home state of RI, Katie enjoyed a distinguished career in electoral politics. At age 26, she became the youngest Congressional Chief of Staff on Capitol Hill when she had the honor of working for Congressman Don Cazayoux of Louisiana. She also held the post of Southern Regional Political Director to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee where she consulted on dozens of political campaigns across the United States. Locally, her political experience includes serving as an advisor to Congressman David Cicilline, serving on the board of Progreso Latino, mentoring a young adult through the Year Up program, and serving as senior advisor to Seth Magaziner’s campaign for General Treasurer. In 2014, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner appointed Katie as his transition director.

Katie earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia and a Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University School of Law where she graduated magna cum laude. While in law school, she served as an assistant editor to the Roger Williams Law Review, represented criminal defendants through the Roger Williams Law School Criminal Defense Clinic, and worked as a research assistant for Law School Dean Michael Yelnosky.
Katie is admitted to practice in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island.


  • Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member
  • Rhode Island Association for Justice, Member
  • Progreso Latino, Board Member
  • Congressman David Cicciline’s Women’s Advisory Board, Member
  • Rhode Island Bar Association Criminal Law Bench/Bar, Member