Charles A. Tamuleviz

Charles “Chuck” 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, numerous jury trials in federal and state courts and extensive experience in the U.S. Department of Justice and 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 fourteen years, I was a prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, including nine 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. 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 a plan to mitigate client exposure and potential damage to their reputation and business.

What do you see on the horizon?

White collar crime and corporate misconduct investigations and prosecutions are on the rise. The government’s recent emphasis on the opioid crisis has brought increased risk in the health care space for both pharmaceutical companies and prescribers. In this environment, clients need effective advice concerning historical matters as well as how to proceed proactively. My experience provides the foundation for effectively counseling clients subjected to governmental scrutiny

Law360 names attorneys who moved up the firm ranks in Q1

Law360 | May 07, 2018

In this roundup of promotions to partner and firm management positions, 14 attorneys from Nixon Peabody are highlighted. The 11 attorneys promoted to partner are Ellie Altshuler, Mark Beaudoin, Erik Birkeneder, Hannah Bornstein, Chris Browning, Barry Carrigan, Keri McWilliams, Matt Mullen, Steven Richard, Charles Tamuleviz and Alison Torbitt. In addition, Kenneth C. Lind was promoted to leader of the firms’ public finance practice group, Justin Thompson was promoted to office managing partner in LA, and Aaron Yowell was promoted to chief innovation officer.

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.


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 was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 in the fields of Criminal Defense: General Practice and Criminal Defense: White-Collar. Charles has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2018.

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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