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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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.
Carl DeLuca Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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.
Elisha Morris Divorce & Separation Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
|RI||Authorized to practice law||1983||09/29/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AD Preeminent||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AD Preeminent||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AD Preeminent||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Client Distinction Award||Lawyers.com||2013|
|Kent County Lawyer of The Year||Kent County Bar Association||1999|
|Sworn In||United States Supreme Court||1989|
|Certified Divorce Mediator||Roger Williams University||1995 - Present|
|Attorney||Private Law Practice||1989 - Present|
|Partner||Rafanelli and Rafanelli||1988 - Present|
|Assistant City Solicitor||City of Warwick||1988 - Present|
|Associate||Dworkin and Brady||1985 - 1988|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Rhode Island Board of Education||Council Member||2014 - Present|
|Whitmarsh School For Boys||Board Member||2011 - Present|
|Frybrook Condominium Association||Director||2011 - Present|
|Guardian Ad Litem Court Appointed Panel||Member||2004 - Present|
|Bonnet Shores Beach Club Board||Board Member||2004 - Present|
|Edward P. Gallogly Rhode Island Inns of Court||Member||2000 - Present|
|Rhode Island Family Court Divorce Mediation Panel||Member||1995 - Present|
|Kent County Bar Association||Member||1988 - Present|
|New England School of Law||N/A||N/A||1983|