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  • Professional Affiliations
  • Publications
  • Education
  • Areas of Practice
  • Classes and Seminars
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    Jerry L. McIntyre

    Rhode Island Attorney & Partner at McIntyre Tate LLP

    A graduate of Columbia University and Fordham University School of Law, Jerry has been a partner at our firm since 1993, and has been managing partner since 2001. For more than 40 years, Jerry has practiced all facets of family law, including divorce, custody, child and spousal support, distribution of property, and pre and post nuptial agreements, maintaining an active trial and appellate practice.

    Knowledgeable Representation

    Jerry has made the annual list of Best Lawyers in America for over 25 years and was named Best Divorce Lawyer in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly in 1998. He has given seminars on a variety of family law topics, including "Planning Before the Vows" on prenuptial agreements, and co-authored the chapter on Premarital Agreements in the 2009 addition of A Practical Guide to Divorce in Rhode Island, MCLE NE.

    Jerry is a past president of the Jamestown, Rhode Island town council, served as Vice Chair of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority and formerly sat on the Rhode Island Commission of Judicial Tenure and Discipline. He is a past Commodore of the Conanicut Yacht Club, a past President of the Dumplings Association, has served on both the Charter Review Commission and the Commission for Acquisition of Farm/Open Space for the Town of Jamestown.

    Year joined firm:

    • 1993

    Litigation percentage:

    • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
  • Representative cases:

    • Quinn v. Quinn, 512 A.2d 848 (R.I. 1986
    • Brindle v. Brindle, 436 A.2d 718 (R.I 1981)
    • Lippman v. Kay, 415 A.2d 738 (R.I. 1980)
    • Holmes v. Dowling, 413 A.2d 95 (R.I. 1980)
    • Lippman v. Kay, 429 A.2d 148 (R.I. 1981)
    • Wrobleski v. Wrobleski, 653 A. 2d 732 (R.I. 1995)
    • Gervais v. Gervais, 688 A.2d 1303 (R.I. 1997)
    • Alteri v. Alteri, 711 A.2d 233 (R.I. 1998)
    • Ruffel v. Ruffel, 900 A.2d 1178 (R.I. 2006)
    • Curry v. Curry, 987 A.2d 233 (R.I. 2010)
    • DiPaola v. DiPaola, 16 A.3d 571 (R.I. 2011)
    • Krivitsky v. Krivitsky, 43 A.3d 23 (R.I. 2012)
  • Honors and awards:

    • Best Divorce Lawyer in Rhode Island (R.I. Monthly Magazine)
    • Best Lawyers in America (Listed in Every Edition)
    • Award of Merit, Rhode Island Bar Association - 1978
    • Rhode Island Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2014
  • Professional associations and memberships:

    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 1984 - Present
    • Newport Hospital, Past Board Member
    • Conanicut Yacht Club, Past Commodore
    • Jamestown Town Council, President, 1983 - 1989
    • Rhode Island Turnpike & Bridge Authority, Vice-Chair
    • Rhode Island Commission on Judicial Tenure & Discipline
    • Rhode Island Bar Association, Fellow
    • The Dumplings Association, Past President
    • Jamestown Charter Review Commission, Member
    • Jamestown Commission for Acquisition of Farm/Open Space, Member

    Bar admissions:

    • New York, 1969
    • Rhode Island, 1970

    Past employment positions:

    • Edwards & Angell (now Edwards Wildman), Partner, 1970 - 1993
    • U.S. Trust Company of New York, Investment Manager, 1967 - 1970
  • Published works:

    • Family Law in Rhode Island Legal Education Institute, September, 1987
    • Seminar Paper Planning Before the Vows, October, 2006
    • Premarital Agreements, Chapter 19, A Practical Guide to Divorce in Rhode Island, MCLE NE, 2009
  • Education:

    • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
      • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1969
    • Columbia University Columbia College, New York, New York
      • Bachelor of Arts - 1963
      • Major: Modern European History
  • Areas of practice:

    • Estate Planning
    • Trusts
    • Wills
    • Alimony & Spousal Support
    • Child Support
    • Custody & Visitation
    • Divorce
    • Domestic Violence & Neglect
    • Prenuptial Agreements
    • Postnuptial Agreements
    • Litigation & Appeals
  • Classes and seminars:

    • Food for Thought Presentations , Rhode Island Bar Association, 1987 - 2006
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