Former Cranston councilman has law license suspended following arrest

PROVIDENCE, (R.I) — The now former Cranston City Councilman Matthew Reilly had his law license temporary suspended Friday.

The suspension came down via an emergency petition granted by the state Supreme Court.

In addition, a special master has been selected to oversee Reilly’s clients files.

He has until Tuesday afternoon to respond to the suspension order.

According to the order, the court was made aware of Reilly’s arrest for possession of crack cocaine through media reports Monday. 

The order also states that Reilly was scheduled to appear on behalf on a client Monday in court, but never made it to the courtroom.

It was also revealed that Reilly was evicted from his law office in Cranston on Wednesday, according to the order.

The court said they have tried to contact Reilly but have not yet heard from him.

The law license suspension is the latest setback for Reilly, who resigned from his council seat Thursday and stepped down as the Cranston Republican Committee Tuesday.

Reilly’s next court appearance on his drug arrest is scheduled for June.

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