Independence. Integrity. Excellence.

Meet Charles “Chas” Calenda – an experienced trial attorney, not career politician. Chas is an independent voice that Rhode Island needs, looking out for the welfare of ALL Rhode Islanders.

 

About Chas

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Charles “Chas” Calenda has always heard the call for public service. Following his graduation from the University of Miami School of Law in 2006, Chas was hired as a Special Assistant Attorney General at the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General, position which he held until 2018. During his tenure as a state prosecutor, Chas developed a reputation as a firm, yet practical and fair prosecutor amongst his fellow members of the Bar. He had the opportunity to try dozens of cases to juries and judges in Rhode Island state courts at all levels and was well-known for his independent streak inside that Office. Since leaving the Office, Chas has been in private practice as a trial attorney at the law firm Inman & Tourgee in Coventry, Rhode Island, where he practices in a wide-variety of areas of law, including criminal law, family law and civil practice. Having all this invaluable experience in different areas of law has made Chas a well-rounded and effective attorney in his practice.

Since leaving the Office of Attorney General to join Inman & Tourgee in 2018, Chas continued to serve the Rhode Island community in several different ways. He was appointed, then elected to the Coventry Fire District Board of Directors in 2018, and held the position of Vice Chair until he left the Board in 2020. He was then elected to serve on the West Greenwich Republican Town Committee, where he continues to serve today. As an attorney, Chas regularly takes criminal and juvenile clients appointed to him by the Courts for people unable to afford private attorneys who otherwise would qualify for the services of the Public Defender. Chas also regularly donates his time to teach the legal portion of classes offered by several groups teaching gun laws and safety.

Chas and his wife Stephanie, (along with their dog Gracie), currently live in West Greenwich.

Charles Calenda & Family