Kerry I. Rafanelli has served the Rhode Island community since 1983. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Kerry remained close to home -- earning his B.S. from Providence College and his J.D. from New England School of Law. He decided to follow in his father's footsteps -- an attorney who could always see both sides -- and strives to practice with the same level of ethics and compassion.
The Kent County Bar Association recognized Kerry's skills by bestowing him with the prestigious Lawyer of the Year Award in 1999.
In 2014 the Judicial Nominating Committee, which is made up of RI Justices and Attorneys, recognized his abilities by nominated Attorney Rafanelli to be a candidate to fill a Superior Court Vacancy. He was honored to be appointed to the RI Board of Education in 2014. He is a longtime supporter of the Whitmarsh House for Boys and has served on the Board of Directors since 2011. Additionally, Attorney Rafanelli serves as an incorporator of Kent County Hospital since 2011.
Dedicated family law attorneys in Warwick, RI
Kerry I. Rafanelli, Attorney at Law is a well-regarded family law firm in Warwick. Kerry can act as a mediator in family law disputes or represent individuals in cases involving division of marital assets, child custody, support and visitation. By emphasizing mediated solutions, Kerry helps separating couples reach equitable settlements whenever possible. However, he assertively advocates for his clients' rights when trial is necessary.
Kerry always puts the best interest of children first. He was featured in the Rhode Island Monthly magazine for his tireless work as a Guardian Ad Litem.
His family law practice includes pre- and post-nuptial agreements, adoptions, paternity, guardianships and petitions for relocation.
Represents families in estate, criminal and personal injury cases
Kerry handles all Rhode Island and Massachusetts estate matters -- including estate planning and preparation of wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney and advance healthcare directives. He also assists families with probate and represents them in probate litigation and mediation.
Injured plaintiffs can rely on Kerry to maximize their compensation in cases involving personal injury, automobile accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, unsafe products and wrongful death.
He zealously defends individuals charged with crimes involving DWI, reckless driving, traffic violations, domestic disorderly conduct, assault and juvenile cases. In addition, he helps victims of abuse obtain the protection they need from law enforcement by obtaining domestic violence injunctions from the civil or criminal courts.
Kerry has proudly served as an assistant city solicitor for the City of Warwick since 1988. In this role, he represents the City of Warwick in litigation matters.
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- Rhode Island, 1983
- Massachusetts 2006
- U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island 1984
- J.D., New England School of Law, 1983
- B.S., Providence College, 1980
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Kent County Bar Association
- Rhode Island Bar Association
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- The Edward P. Gallogly Rhode Island Family Law Inn of Court
- Rhode Island Department of Education Board Member
- Whitemarsh House for Boys Board Member
- Incorporator of the Kent County Hospital
- City of Warwick, 1988 to present
Awards and honors
- Kent County Bar Association, Lawyer of the Year Award, 1999