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Kerry I. Rafanelli

Kerry I. Rafanelli

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Guardianship, Criminal Defense, Probate

About Me


Kerry I. Rafanelli is an establishing partner in the Rhode Island (RI) Law Offices of Rafanelli and Rafanelli. He is an experienced Rhode Island (RI) and Massachusetts (MA) trial attorney who handles cases in all areas of family law and also practices as a family law mediator assisting married couples, parents and domestic partners to resolve their issues amicably. Kerry has served as a Guardian Ad Litem in Rhode Island (RI) Family Court for the past 20 years, representing the best interests of children involved in custody and placement disputes.






In addition to family law, Kerry handles all Rhode Island and Massachusetts probate estate matters, including preparation of Wills, Trusts and Durable Care Powers of Attorney. Kerry I. Rafanelli also represents plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death matters, as well as District Court criminal misdemeanor matters.


Kerry graduated from Providence College in 1980 and received his Juris Doctorate cum laude from New England School of Law in Boston in 1983. He is admitted to practice law in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Federal District Court. He has served as an assistant city solicitor for the City of Warwick since 1988

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Divorce & Separation: 65%
  2. Guardianship: 20%
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
  4. Probate: 5%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Carl P DeLuca

    I have known Attorney Rafanelli for many years. Not only is he one of the most experienced and knowledgeable attorneys in the field of Family Law, but he is honest and ethical. He vigorously represents his clients, but is reasonable and is always receptive to an amicable resolution. I would not be surprised if Mr. Rafanelli is one day appointed as a judge.

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    Carl DeLuca Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Elisha L Morris

    I highly endorse Kerry for his practice in family law, including divorce and child custody matters. He is excellent at what he does, advocating for his clients professionally and tirelessly in order to achieve the results which they seek. Doing so has earned him the respect of his peers, courts, and clients.

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    Elisha Morris Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

670 Main Street
Suite C4
East Greenwich, RI, 02818

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive200604/17/2015
RIAuthorized to practice law198308/01/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AD PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2015
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AD PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2014
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AD PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2013
Client Distinction AwardLawyers.com2013
Kent County Lawyer of The YearKent County Bar Association1999
Sworn InUnited States Supreme Court1989

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Certified Divorce MediatorRoger Williams University1995 - Present
AttorneyPrivate Law Practice1989 - Present
PartnerRafanelli and Rafanelli1988 - Present
Assistant City SolicitorCity of Warwick1988 - Present
AssociateDworkin and Brady1985 - 1988

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Rhode Island Board of EducationCouncil Member2014 - Present
Whitmarsh School For BoysBoard Member2011 - Present
Frybrook Condominium AssociationDirector2011 - Present
Guardian Ad Litem Court Appointed PanelMember2004 - Present
Bonnet Shores Beach Club BoardBoard Member2004 - Present
Edward P. Gallogly Rhode Island Inns of CourtMember2000 - Present
Rhode Island Family Court Divorce Mediation PanelMember1995 - Present
Kent County Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New England School of LawN/AN/A1983
Providence CollegeN/AN/A1980