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Jodie A Caruolo

Family Attorney at Cumberland, RI

5.0   27 reviews
  • State Years
    Rhode Island - RI 29 years
    Massachusetts - MA 29 years
    Maine - ME 29 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State RI
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State ME
    Acquired 1994
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Jodie

Learn Jodie’s areas of practice.

Practice area

Because I have practiced in the area of domestic relations law for about 20 years, I am very familiar with the emotion, stress and chaos experienced by people involved in Family Court.  Let me help you through this tough time by standing up for your rights, and also providing some personal support. 


I practice exclusively family law in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.


My practice focuses on the following types of matters:



Mediation (Divorce and other Family Issues)

Child Support, Custody, Visitation and other Modification Issues

Contempt Proceedings

Paternity Matters

Restraining Orders

Contact me to discuss your issues.  I look forward to helping you!

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Attorney Jodie A. Caruolo, P.C.
3770 Mendon Road
Cumberland, RI, 02864


5.0 / 5.0
  27 customer reviews
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Posted by Tom | February 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer and even more awesome human being
I knew from the moment I met Jodie that she was a good person and the right lawyer for me. She assisted me in working through an uncontested divorce and she was awesome every step of the way. She was genuine and very easy to work with and was also very nice to my ex in helping her also understand how the process would play out on the day of court. I hope to never need a lawyer again but if I do .. I know EXACTLY who I am going to. Thank you again Jodie for everything!!!
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Posted by Richard | May 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding and Knowledgeable and Super to work with.
A relative and her spouse recently divorced and I helped with the process of finding a lawyer. We were lucky enough to find Jodie. At the very onset, she interrupted her own vacation to respond to a question which was important to us. She was amazing at facilitating the process to be as peaceful as possible, was patient, honest, knowledgeable, up front and professional with all involved. She stated realistic expectations from the very start and she gave incredibly good, accurate and fair advice from the start. She knows the RI and MA laws and process inside and out, told us what to expect at each point along the way; My relative (and I) could not recommend her highly enough.
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrific, A+ Lawyer!
After being referred to Jodie by another attorney, as a former psychologist I size people up quickly and when I met her I instantly liked her. She agreed to take on my case knowing that I was in poor health. Jodie was kindand compassionate toward me and worked to resolve issues while requiring my attending court as little as possible. She did an excellent job with my case. Hire her if you want a really excellent attorney who does her homework and who is very well versed in Family Law.
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Posted by Jason | March 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Five star lawyer
HIRE JODI she is a fantastic lawyer who knows the laws in and out! Before hiring Jodi I had another lawyer that I was not happy with. Jodi made the process of switching lawyers effortless to me. When I first met with Jodi for my consultation I knew she would be great and I was right. She is a very professional and caring lawyer, she explains everything to you in detail with terms you can understand. If you have any questions you could shoot her a text and she gets right back to you which is very convenient. I felt very confident having her by my side in the courtroom, she is no pushover! She will fight to get you what you deserve. Jodi is a fair and honest professional with many years of experience under her belt. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of a lawyer.
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Posted by Sara | November 10, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
professional phone conference
I contacted jodie on the weekend she got right back to me with a time to have a detailed conversation, unfortunately she and I were not able to work together because of jurisdiction. I would have loved to have worked with her but will keep her info for the future. Very professional, to the point and kind.
Posted by Leslie | September 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Getting a divorce made effortless!
Jodie knows her stuff!! I felt completely confident from the first day I met her. She put me at ease and explained everything that was going on and everything that would happen in court. She gets right back to you if you email her with any concerns. She IS her practice--no other lawyers and her fees are very reasonable. An added bonus: my former husband, Robert, and I live in different states. Jodie is licensed to practice law in BOTH those states. This a real confidence booster because she knew what she was doing. Bob's lawyer did not practice law in my state so it was necessary for him to hire a second lawyer in my state. I will definitely recommend Jodie to anyone who needs a good divorce lawyer.
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Posted by John | October 30, 2014
Excellent for divorce and family law
I had two different people who don't know each other recommend Jodie, which is the best way to find a good one. Well, she's great. She simplifies everything, communicates through texting or emails for my convenience, and makes attempts to work with the ex to minimize tensions and expedite the process. She's tough when needed and very compassionate to the ex or kids as needed. Jodie understands how to help people get a fair and reasonable divorce with the best interest of the client first without taking advantage of people.
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Posted by Brenda | June 11, 2014
Expectations met
I was referred to Jodie Caruolo by American Legal Services, Inc. Jodie was highly recommended, and I felt more comfortable with a female attorney. At my initial consultation with Jodie, I immediately felt like she understood what I was going through emotionally, and she made me feel at ease and assured me she would help me through my divorce and make sure my needs were met. Jodie was very professional, and she made herself available at all times if I had any questions or concerns. The divorce outcome was exactly what I expected. I would highly recommend Jodie Caruoloas a divorce attorney.
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Posted by Keri | September 10, 2013
The Only Attorney I Would Ever Hire
Jodie helped me through a very difficult year and a half with her professionalism and knowledge. She was prompt in returning phone calls and emails and was the reason I could sleep at night. I am so thankful for all her help and guidance and would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a great attorney.
Posted by Deborah | February 12, 2013
Jodie is a diligent and professional lawyer.
Jodie was a wonderful lawyer and I would recommend her to anyone. She is both professional and diligent in her efforts to get a resolution.
Posted by Deana | September 27, 2012
Highly recommended
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND JODIE!  Jodie recently represented me through a complicated modification trial (unfortunately not by choice) against a very cheap, selfish, and bitter ex-husband. I went through a divorce 10 years ago and had a terrible experience with 2 different lawyers who only saw $ signs. It cost me crazy $ in legal fees with a not so great end result. JODIE IS NOT ONE OF THEM!! I wish I had her back then but I am so thankful to the person who recommended her to me. She picked up the pieces and made things right. She was extremely fair with her fees and I couldn't of asked for better legal representation. My X's lawyer is known to be one of the best and all I can say is she chewed up both my X and His Lawyer and spit them out during our trial. It was amazing how she got to the truth and facts with her examinations and cross examinations with such class and ease before the judge. She was so confident, smooth and prepared that I was in awe just watching her in action. She knows the law and I was actually shocked at how well she knew my case with even details I would have missed. She was also very accommodating with my schedule even coming to my work and home to meet me due to my very busy lifestyle of owning my own business and a single mother of 3. If you are in need of a lawyer I would definitely consult with and hire her as she is honest, fair, and compassionate to your feelings through the stress of it all. If nothing else I would meet with her just so your X doesn't hire her and you're on the opposing side. Although Jodie carn be a shark in the courtroom when needed I would also highly recommend her for any divorce or family matter. I have recommended her to a few friends who didn't need her for the same situation as mine. She was a mediator for my friend and her X and they were very happy with the service she gave them. She also helped one of my friends in family matters pertaining to child custody and visitation. He came out happy and thankful to me for the recommendation. I am not one to take the time to do ratings but made an exception here because I was more then satisfied with her as my attorney. I am also rating her because of my past experiences with the 2 useless and expensive lawyers before her and what I've been through. I am so thankful I had her and just really wanted to express how important it is to have someone like her representing you. It makes all the difference in the world...TRUST won't be disappointed!
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Posted by Jeff | July 18, 2012
Hire Jodie to defend you......Period!
I simply can not say how strongly I would recommend that you hire Jodie to defend you. Especially if you are being sued for so-called back-due alimony payments. You have rights and Jodie knows what they are. She is exhaustive in her research, sincere in her concern, well respected in the family court system and passionate about achieving a fair and just settlement for her client. I truly felt that I had the best of the best on my side while working with Jodie. Even in the face of lengthy and frustrating delays and unprofessional and disrespectful conduct on the part of the plaintiffs attorney, Jodie managed to shine as a true professional. Her poise, thorough knowledge of the law and court proceedings, and commitment to gain a just verdict for her client combine to make her the undisputed "go-to" choice in alimony litigation. Do not hesitate to hire Jodie. You will be very pleased that you did.
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2011
Attorney Caruolo is incredible! In my child support/alimony case, she held her own against the opposing attorney and she obtained an outcome that was better than I anticipated. I'm glad I retained her and I would do so again.
Posted by Amy | March 4, 2011
Top Notch Divorce Attorney
I could not have asked for a better attorney to represent me in my divorce. Jodie is extremely knowledgeable and her professionalism was evident at our first meeting. Jodie was always emotionally supportive while working hard to keep me on track during the process. I most definately would recommend Jodie. Jodie managed to make a very difficult process more bearable. Thank you Jodie. I truly appreciate all you do!
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Posted by Kathy | March 2, 2011
Jodie and I met when she became an associate of a law firm where I worked as an administrative assistant to one of the Senior Partners. Although at the time I did not work directly with Jodie, I can honestly say that she is one of the best attorneys that I have had the pleasure of working with. It is transparently clear that Jodie is a hardworking, intelligent, and dedicated attorney who advocates zealously for her clients. Jodie’s kind and understanding nature comforts clients when they are experiencing what is often a very emotional and painful period of their lives. Professionally, she is possessed of the highest moral and ethical standards.
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Posted by Ed | February 28, 2011
Help in a Time of dispair
Jodie helped me through my divorce and stayed focused when I could not during hardest time in my life. She was always a phone call away, a rock in the courtroom, and concerned for my well being. I highly recommend Jodie she is my lawyer for life!
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2011
Family Court
Ms. Caruolo is extremely professional,understanding of the issues and how they effect you both emotionally and legally. Because of her knowledge we are now able to visit a member of our family.
Posted by Mike | February 28, 2011
Divorce Lawyer- Jodie Caruolo
I divorced this year and Jodie was my lawyer for this. It obviously wasn't a high point in my life, but she made the process as smooth as possible. She was responsive and honest and made me and my ex feel comfortable. Jodie is great- I recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2011
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I was referred to Jodie for her 16 years experience in family court my case a divorce proceeding..she is the most compassionate and caring lawyer I have ever come across..she bears that personality to really care about her clients..not only on the case but for their personal well being..she's prompt in her responses to my e-mails and explains the jardin as best as it for me to understand. She is also what I call a "mobile lawyer" which means that she is willing to meet up with her clients anywhere that they request to avoid having to go her firms location in Providence..which is highly unusual..I couldn't recommend her enough..her firm is lucky to have such a caring..hand holding, cry on her shoulder and knowledgable lawyer with their firm of Parker/Sheer on Dorrance Street Providence
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Posted by carolyn | February 25, 2011
Jodie is the best. I have delt with several lawyers before deciding on Jodie. She is on top of everything. I would and have recommended her several times.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 275-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Attorney Jodie A. Caruolo, P.C.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Senior Counsel
  • Parker Scheer, LLP
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Casey & Thompson
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Founding Partner
  • Caruolo & Carroll
  • 1996 - 2004
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  • University of Maine School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Colby College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Various and Numerous


  • RI Family Court Bench Bar Committee
  • 1996 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Learning for the Sake of Learning Program
  • Film and the Law
  • 2014
  • Learning for the Sake of Learning
  • Film and the Law
  • 2013
  • Brandeis University
  • Maintaining Practice
  • 2013
  • Boston College Law
  • Practice in the Real World
  • 2013
  • Learning for the Sake of Learning
  • Film and the Law
  • 2012
  • Boston College Law
  • Practice in the Real World
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Jodie
Family Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jodie is a fantastic family law attorney. I frequently refer cases to her that are out of my jurisdiction. I highly recommend Jodie for her professionalism and expertise."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked on matters with Attorney Caruolo and she is a responsible and attentive attorney who fights hard for her clients."

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Cumberland Family Lawyer Jodie A Caruolo
Jodie A Caruolo
Family Attorney
Cumberland, RI
Licensed for 29 years