Senior Litigation Counsel
William J. Ferland
Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Ferland, a former patrolman, detective and police sergeant in East Greenwich, R.I., from 1982-1990, served in numerous capacities as a R.I. Assistant Attorney General, including Chief of the Criminal Division, Chief of the Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit, and Chief of the Welfare Fraud Unit. He also served as Senior Trial Counsel, coordinating and overseeing the investigation and prosecution of high profile felony matters.
Mr. Ferland graduated magna cum laude from Rhode Island College in May 1982. He earned his Juris Doctor and graduated magna cum laude from New England School of Law in 1989.
Mr. Ferland has served as an adjunct faculty member at Roger Williams University Metropolitan College and the Community College of Rhode Island providing instruction in criminal law. He has also served as an instructor at the Rhode Island Police Training Academy.