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.
The benefits of having an attorney, like Kerry Rafanelli, who is regularly is in front of the RI family court judges, is that the he has a very good idea what type of agreement will be accepted by the justices and which agreements will be returned for additional mediation. This means that once you reach an agreement through RI Divorce Mediation Solutions you will not have to revisit the agreement to please the court.
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.
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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