Attorney Profile:

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
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  • 5.0/5.0 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 we... Read more

    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.

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  • 5.0/5.0 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... Read more

    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.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/01/13 in General Practice

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 01/30/13 in Family Law

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 01/28/13 in Family Law

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 01/19/13 in Family Law

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 01/11/13 in General Practice

    I have handled cases with and against Kerry Rafanelli for many years. He is an excellent attorney on all levels. Read more

    I have handled cases with and against Kerry Rafanelli for many years. He is an excellent attorney on all levels.

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

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 01/11/13 in Divorce

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  • 4.8/5.0 by a Partner on 01/28/13 in Family Law

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  • 4.8/5.0 22 reviews
  • 95.5% client recommended 21 recommendations
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  • 5.0/5.0 on 03/12/17

    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 si... Read more

    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.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 01/06/17

    Rhode Island{para}I would highly recommend Kerry to anyone needing legal representation and advice! He is the BEST! {newline}Kerry is compassionate, very outgoing and per... Read more

    Rhode Island{para}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!

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 09/05/16

    Recently I had to deal with some child support issues. Kerry quickly and efficiently resolved it for me. I can't say enough of how well he took care of all the paperwor... Read more

    Recently I had to deal with some child support issues. Kerry quickly and efficiently resolved it for me. I can't say enough of how well he took care of all the paperwork and helped my former spouse and I through all the guidelines. I would highly recommend Kerry for any legal proceedings you might have.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 02/14/16

    I was very pleased with the legal representation and advice that I received from Attorney Rafanelli for my divorce. He was able to help me resolve a difficult situation q... Read more

    I was very pleased with the legal representation and advice that I received from Attorney Rafanelli for my divorce. He was able to help me resolve a difficult situation quickly, and to my satisfaction. I am very grateful and I highly recommend him and his firm.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 09/06/15

    Kerry represented me during my divorce case, and I'm quite happy with his services. He listened to my concerns and issues in a friendly and professional manner, and did... Read more

    Kerry represented me during my divorce case, and I'm quite happy with his services. He listened to my concerns and issues in a friendly and professional manner, and did a great job of helping me understand what the realistic outcomes might be in all aspects of the case, as it unfolded. I'm very satisfied with the end result, and I would certainly recommend Kerry to anyone seeking a divorce attorney.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 07/16/15

    This was my third divorce. in my first one I had a cheap lawyer and I lost my shirt and my house. This time I hired an exceptional lawyer and Kerry got me not only what I... Read more

    This was my third divorce. in my first one I had a cheap lawyer and I lost my shirt and my house. This time I hired an exceptional lawyer and Kerry got me not only what I was looking for but much more. He made the process much less painful and it was amazing watching him work in court. If you have to get a divorce then hire Kerry and know that you have the best.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 01/05/15

    Kerry is a lawyer who is approachable and professional. He listens to your concerns and explains all legal issues in a way that you can understand without making you fee... Read more

    Kerry is a lawyer who is approachable and professional. He listens to your concerns and explains all legal issues in a way that you can understand without making you feel inadequate. He gives a voice to the fathers who feel they don't really have much of a say in a matriarchal court system. He is able to put you at ease during a stressful time and assure you that things will work out. {newline}I definitely would recommend Kerry Rafanelli to anyone looking for a competent,honest and trustworthy lawyer

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 09/09/14

    I have worked with Kerry twice now on separate Family Law matters, he is smart and efficient. Although legal proceedings can be stressful, he will get you through them wi... Read more

    I have worked with Kerry twice now on separate Family Law matters, he is smart and efficient. Although legal proceedings can be stressful, he will get you through them with ease.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 05/19/14

    The world is full of good lawyers. Kerry is a good lawyer. He's also a good man. That combo is not common. He is thoughtful, kind and patient. Those qualities were import... Read more

    The world is full of good lawyers. Kerry is a good lawyer. He's also a good man. That combo is not common. He is thoughtful, kind and patient. Those qualities were important for me. He made the legal process of getting divorced less painful. I highly recommend Mr. Rafanelli for any family type law.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 04/08/14

    Kerry Rafanelli is absolutely the best at what he does. He works very hard to make sure I am getting what I deserve. In what can be a very difficult situation, Kerry kno... Read more

    Kerry Rafanelli is absolutely the best at what he does. He works very hard to make sure I am getting what I deserve. In what can be a very difficult situation, Kerry knows how to ease your worries. He explains everything in a way that makes it easier to understand. I have always felt a tremendous amount of support from Kerry. He is very easy to communicate with and makes himself available for any questions or concerns I may have. I am so thankful that he is my attorney. He is talented, honest

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