Charles A. Tamuleviz

Charles Tamuleviz is a trial attorney defending corporations and individuals in state and federal investigations involving white collar criminal defense and complex civil matters. His seasoned judgment and strategic counsel is based on his decades of criminal and civil litigation experience, including numerous jury trials in federal and state courts and extensive experience in the U.S. Department of Justice, including the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Rhode Island.

What do you focus on?

My practice focuses on the representation of individuals and businesses in criminal and complex civil matters, including white-collar criminal defense, grand jury investigations, administrative investigations, internal corporate investigations, and criminal tax investigations.

For 14 years I was a prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, including 9 years with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Rhode Island. I oversaw sensitive and complex federal trials and grand jury investigations involving allegations of public corruption, mail and wire fraud, income tax fraud, health care fraud, bank fraud, and investment fraud.

What do you see on the horizon?

Increasing white collar crime and corporate misconduct investigations are on the rise. My background allows me to provide a big-picture perspective for my clients thereby enabling me to protect their interests by advising them on strategies to stay ahead of risks they face. I provide an objective assessment of the severity of possible violations, the likely response from government investigators and prosecutors, and plan how to mitigate client exposure and potential damage to their reputation and business.

Why a Judge Dismissed Cannava From SEC's 38 Studios Case

The Bond Buyer | August 05, 2016

This coverage notes Nixon Peabody’s recent win on behalf of client Peter Cannava, involving SEC claims related to a bond offer involving former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling. Boston partners Brian Kelly and Steve LaRose, Providence counsel Charles Tamuleviz and Boston associate Kathleen Ceglarski Burns are listed as the litigation team, and Brian Kelly is quoted.

Investor filed only one state tax return in past 25 years

The Boston Globe | May 17, 2016

Government Investigations & White Collar Defense counsel Chuck Tamuleviz, a former federal prosecutor, is quoted in this article about a real estate investor, developer and contractor’s failure to file taxes.

Trends and Compliance in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Rochester Business Journal | March 20, 2015

Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge, Rochester Commercial Litigation counsel Kevin Saunders, Providence Government Investigations & White Collar Defense counsel Charles Tamuleviz, and Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Emily Sy co-authored this article on trends and compliance in FCPA in light of the DOJ’s increased enforcement efforts.


Charles A. Tamuleviz



Phone: 401-454-1040

Fax: 401-454-1030

Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude

College of the Holy Cross, B.A.

Rhode Island


U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island

Charles Tamuleviz was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in the field of Criminal Defense: White-Collar.

Charles has also received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale Hubbell®, the highest possible rating for ethics and legal ability. He was also recognized as a 2011, 2012 and 2013 “Rhode Island Super Lawyer.” While he was with the Department of Justice, Charles received multiple awards in recognition of his prosecutorial achievements.

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