Aaron L. Weisman was sworn in as United States Attorney for the District of Rhode Island on January 14, 2019. President Donald Trump announced Mr. Weisman's nomination on October 10, 2018. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 2, 2019.
A career prosecutor, Mr. Weisman, served as an assistant attorney general and Chief of the Rhode Island Attorney General’s criminal appeals unit under four attorneys general, beginning in 1993. Prior to being named Chief of the criminal appeals unit, Mr. Weisman served for two years as a special assistant attorney general in the criminal appeals unit.
During Mr. Weisman’s tenure at the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office, he represented Rhode Island’s criminal justice interests before the Supreme Court of Rhode Island in hundreds of felony cases, including the appellate litigation of many of Rhode Island’s most consequential criminal justice matters. Mr. Weisman also represented the State of Rhode Island in federal court, including an appearance before the Supreme Court of the United States, to defend Rhode Island’s interest in the finality of its criminal convictions.
Prior to his appointment as a special assistant attorney general, Mr. Weisman worked at Jones Associates, a Providence law firm specializing in appellate practice.
Mr. Weisman, a graduate of Brandeis University, received his Juris Doctorate from Cardozo School of Law.