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Christopher A Pearsall

Divorce and separation Attorney at Coventry, RI

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State RI
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Divorce cases are my primary family area practice in all counties in Rhode Island. Family law is the only area I have practiced for 13 years and is my primary area of expertise.

    24 years, 1,262 cases

  2. Child support
    Collection of Child Support due to non-payment of Court Orders to the recipient parent as well as filing of and defense of Contempt Motions, Motions for Child Support Modification, Childcare Costs, Medical Support, etc...

    24 years, 69 cases

  3. Child custody
    Child Custody matters incidental to divorce cases as well as Child Custody Disputes as they relate to Legal Custody and Change of Physical Placement as well as Possible Child Relocation.

    24 years, 27 cases

  4. Alimony
    Alimony consistent with divorce cases but specifically here as to thecollection of alimony when payor spouse has failed or refused to pay the recipient spouse.

    24 years, 14 cases


Christopher A Pearsall
176 Blackrock Rd
Coventry, RI, 02816-8006

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Craig Boyle | April 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Support
I was in need of lowering my Child support, 1 of my Boy's has already reached the age of 18 and my other is about to. I was going to handle this on my own, thinking it was a open and shut case. After reading the overwhelming snip it's online about how bad that really was to represent yourself, I started having 2nd thoughts. Then my Divorce started to flash through my head on how expensive that was to retain the Lawyer, then the court/filing fee's etc..etc.. So this time instead of looking up the top names in RI, I decided to surf the web for reasonable Attorneys. I am glad I did that and glad I came across Mr. Pearsall, he was and is nothing short of professional, called me back when needed, answered all my e-mails in a timely manner and recommended we try and get both Boy's child support terminated together so I would not have to go back to court again in 2 months. Glad to say with his help and guidance all went well today, and I am now free of Child support. Would recommend Mr. Pearsall to anyone in need of a Lawyer that will work for you.
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Response from Christopher Pearsall April 20, 2017
Craig, Thank you so very much for your kind review. I am only as effective as the good clients I work with who remain open-minded and listen to me so that we can achieve the result you want. You are just as much responsible for this great result for you as I was. Thank you for being a fantastic client! I'm glad I had both the pleasure and privilege of representing you and that we worked out a way to get the result you needed at a reduced cost. It's receiving a genuine thank you like this that makes it worth doing what I do. I am here should you or anyone you know need me in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Only wish I had found Attorney Pearsall earlier
After what I thought was a mutual and uncontested divorce I had to retain Attorney Pearsall when my X began alienating my children from me and threatening to litigate against me if I did not pay more in child support that I was required, or pay her additional monies she was not entitled to. I unfortunately handled the case PRO SE and made a few legal errors which came back to haunt me. Attorney Pearsall was able to block litigations against me attempting to extract additional monies, and get a court ruling providing for once a week parenting time with my minor daughter. If I had retained his services instead of going it PRO SE things would have been so much easier and turned out so much better for me and my kids.
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2015
Lucky to find Attorney Christopher Pearsall
I was served with divorce papers only one week before a court hearing and was expected to answer. By law 30 days are required to answer. I had no idea how to proceed with this under the stress I was in on such short notice. I was desperate to find legal representation at the last minute. Beside the fact of the stress I was under because my husband was divorcing me for another woman. Having little experience at this situation left me anxious and afraid. I did an internet search for local attorneys and stumbled upon attorney Christopher Pearsall's website Being a skeptic, I scoured the internet to find reviews on Attorney Pearsall's work. He seemed like an honest guy so I took a chance. Under the time constraints, Attorney Pearsall came through for me literally the day of my hearing. He handled everything for me with the utmost professionalism and reassured me that everything would turn out alright. Attorney Pearsall also did not charge me an arm and a leg for his service like some attorneys. He kept me informed while waiting for my husband's attorney to file the final documents, late once again. Going through a divorce is tough enough, make sure you get a professional attorney that is concerned for your interest. Attorney Christopher Pearsall is that person. He will prove that to you. I highly recommend attorney Christopher Pearsall.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 100-275 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Solo Practitioner
  • Law Office of Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Rhode Island Divorce & Coaching Institute
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Pearsall Law Associates
  • 2000 - 2007


  • Roger Williams University, Ralph R. Papitto School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Trombley v. Trombley
  • Father proven the drug addict. Mother awarded a divorce, sole custody and physical placement of the minor child child awarded to mom. Father precluded from visitation until successful completion of rehabilitation and successive clean drug screens.


  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Computer Assisted Legal Research Award
  • 1996

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (11)
Endorse Christopher
Unknown Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a great lawyer!"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Other
"A highly experienced, well-rounded and compassionate attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Alimony Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Alimony Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christopher A. Pearsall is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients very well. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christopher Pearsall is a great advocate for his clients! I highly recommend him!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Pearsall donates numerous hours each week to responding to questions on AVVO. His responses show a depth of knowledge and experience, as well as a caring nature."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Pearsall is caring and compassionate and he has the depth of knowledge and experience necessary to help with your legal challenges. Give him a call for legal assistance. You will be glad you did."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris Pearsall is an outstanding member of the legal community who is well respected by his peers and well regarded by his thankful clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Christopher Pearsall is a caring and experienced Rhode Island attorney with a law practice devoted exclusively to divorce and family law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Coventry Divorce and separation Lawyer Christopher A Pearsall
Christopher A Pearsall
Divorce and separation Attorney
Coventry, RI
Licensed for 23 years