Kerry I. Rafanelli

Kerry I. Rafanelli: Attorney with Kerry Rafanelli Attorney at Law

Biography

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. His professional memberships include the

- Rhode Island Bar Association

-The Edward P. Gallogly Rhode Island Family Law Inn of Court; and

- Kent County Bar Association.

Kerry received the Kent County Bar Association "Lawyer of the Year Award" in 1999.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Domestic Relations Law
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Probate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
401-398-8388  Phone
www.ridivorceattorney.com
University Attended:
Providence College, B.S., 1980
Law School Attended:
New England School of Law, J.D., 1983
Year of First admission:
1983
Admission:
1983, Rhode Island and U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
Birth Information:
Providence, Rhode Island, September 28, 1958
ISLN:
904251065

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (15 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    4.7/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.9/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Judge on 02/19/13 in General Practice

    Mr. Rafanelli has always been well prepared, courteous and very knowledgeable re: his cases. As a G.A.L. he has provided the Court with invaluable information and very well prepared, well thought-out recommendations.

    Mr. Rafanelli has always been well prepared, courteous and very knowledgeable re: his cases. As a G.A.L. he has provided the Court with invaluable information and very well prepared, well thought-out recommendations. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Judge on 01/11/13 in Family Law

    He is an attorney of exceptional ability and very high ethical standing. He has very good people skills along with a vast knowledge of the law. His court room skills are superb. I would recommend him. In my 26 years as a Family Court Judge he has app... Read more

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    He is an attorney of exceptional ability and very high ethical standing. He has very good people skills along with a vast knowledge of the law. His court room skills are superb. I would recommend him. In my 26 years as a Family Court Judge he has appeared before me on numerous occasions. Read less

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Client Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 (22 reviews)
  • 96% (21 recommendations)
  • Platinum Client Champion
  • Communication

    4.8/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    4.8/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    4.8/5.0
  • Value for Money

    4.8/5.0
  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 03/12/17 in Family Law.

    On the day I met with Kerry Rafanelli regarding legal representation for my divorce, I was put at ease by his professionalism and compassion as I explained my personal situation. He listened, asked all the right questions and immediately planned to d... Read more

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    On the day I met with Kerry Rafanelli regarding legal representation for my divorce, I was put at ease by his professionalism and compassion as I explained my personal situation. He listened, asked all the right questions and immediately planned to do what was best for the future of my children and myself. In my opinion Kerry's invaluable legal experience and exceptional personality make him by far an attorney you want representing you in the process of divorce. Read less

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  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 01/06/17 in Family Law.

    Rhode Island
    I would highly recommend Kerry to anyone needing legal representation and advice! He is the BEST! {newline}Kerry is compassionate, very outgoing and personable, and extremely knowledgeable in what he does. He was able to put me at eas... Read more

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    Rhode Island
    I would highly recommend Kerry to anyone needing legal representation and advice! He is the BEST! {newline}Kerry is compassionate, very outgoing and personable, and extremely knowledgeable in what he does. He was able to put me at ease during a very emotional and stressful time. {newline}Kerry is very experienced and he is very well respected by his peers and in the courtroom. {newline}Thank you so much, Kerry, for being by my side and getting me thru this difficult time! Read less

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