Whitney R. Anderson

Whitney R. Anderson

Updegrove Law, Ltd.
  • Divorce, Family Law, Criminal Law ...
  • Rhode Island
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Attorney Whitney R. Anderson practices law in Rhode Island, with a primary concentration on Family Law, focusing in the areas of divorce litigation, legal separation, adoption, child custody, visitation, and relocation issues, child support enforcement, equitable division of marital property and associated complex financial matters, retirement assets and Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO), prenuptial agreements (prenup) and marital settlement agreements (MSA), as well as domestic abuse complaints and restraining order petitions initiated in the Rhode Island Family Court.

In addition to her private employment at Updegrove Law, Whitney is the Assistant Solicitor for Law Enforcement for the City of Newport, as position she has held since her appointment in June, 2016. In Whitney's capacity as Assistant Solicitor, she acts as the District Court city prosecutor for criminal misdemeanor arrests within the city of Newport. These criminal charges include, but are not limited to, DUIs, Domestic Assaults, Vandalism, Disorderly Conduct, and Larceny under $1,500. Whitney also acts as the Newport Municipal Court prosecutor for civil violations of the Newport city ordinances, zoning codes and noise violations, Newport harbor ordinances and mooring forfeitures, as well as civil traffic violations.

Whitney is a graduate of Fairfield University (B.A. 2009) and New York Law School (J.D. 2012). Whitney is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Family Court Bench Bar Committee, Ethics and Professionalism Committee, and Technology in the Practice Committee, as well as a member of the Edward P. Gallogly Family Court Inn of Court.

Whitney is a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy's week-long intensive Family Law Trial Advocacy Program held in Boulder, Colorado, and prides herself on being an experienced litigator and negotiator.

New York Law School
J.D. (2012)
Honors: Dean's List (Spring, 2012)
Activities: Student Bar Association, Lawyers Without Borders, New York Law School Coalition for the Homeless, Phi Alpha Delta
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Fairfield University
B.A. (2009) | Psychology
Activities: Teaching Intern: Statistics for Behavioral Life Sciences; First Year Experience Facilitator
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Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Updegrove Law, Ltd.
- Current
Updegrove Law, Ltd. concentrates on litgation, including representation, divorce work and litigation, probate practice and estate planning, business representation and criminal law and municipal court representation for misdemeanors and civil violations.
Legal Intern
Kristine S. Trocki, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, LLC
General practice firm. Areas of practice included divorce and family law, auto accidents, personal injury, estate planning and probate matters.
Summer Intern
Greater Providence Board of REALTORS
Summer Intern
Kenty County Attorney General's Office
Summer Intern
Newport County Public Defender's Office
Summer Intern
Kent County Clerk's Office
Public Service Certificate
New York Law School
The Law School's Public Service Certificate program recognizes graduating students who have performed at least 40 hours of voluntary service while at law school.
Trustee Scholar
New York Law School
Merit scholarship awarded upon admission to New York Law School
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
- Current
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Edward P. Gallogly Family Court Inn of Court
- Current
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Rhode Island Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Family Court Bench Bar Committee; Ethics & Professionalism Committee; Technology in the Practice Committee
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Newport County Bar Association
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Rhode Island
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Practice Areas
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Additional Practice Areas
  • Adoption
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Child Visitation and Parenting Plans
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • No Fault Divorce
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Spousal Support
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Updegrove Law, Ltd.
Contact & Map
Family Law Attorney
Updegrove Law, Ltd.
314 Oliphant Lane
Middletown, RI 02842
Telephone: (401) 847-5684
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed