Whitney R. Anderson

Updegrove & Gontarz, Ltd.
Contact: (401) 847-5684
Law School: New York Law School
Jurisdiction: Rhode Island


About Whitney R. Anderson
Whitney R. Anderson practices law in Rhode Island, focusing in the areas of estate planning and probate, with a primary concentration on domestic relations law, including divorce, child support issues, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO), and division of marital property. 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.
Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
Additional Practice Areas
  • Child Support
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • No Fault Divorce
  • Parenting Time
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Spousal Support
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Rhode Island
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney, Updegrove & Gontarz, Ltd.
Updegrove & Gontarz concentrates on litgation, including representation, divorce work, probate practice and litigation, business representation and criminal law representation in felonies, misdemeanors, and DUI's, white collar crime, and environmental law defense.
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
New York Law SchoolJ.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
Fairfield UniversityB.A. (2009)Psychology
Activities: Teaching Intern: Statistics for Behavioral Life Sciences, First Year Experience Facilitator
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
Member, Rhode Island Bar Association
Activities: Family Court Bench Bar Committee; Ethics & Professionalism Committee; Technology in the Practice Committee
Member, Newport County Bar Association
Member, Edward P. Gallogly Family Court Inn of Court
Member, American Bar Association


Website: Updegrove & Gontarz, Ltd.



Family Law Attorney
Updegrove & Gontarz, Ltd.
314 Oliphant Lane
Middletown, RI 02842
Telephone: (401) 847-5684