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Robert S. Parker

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Robert S. Parker Partner

Rob was born in Newport, Rhode Island but grew up in Pebble Beach, California, and McLean, Virginia, before returning to practice law in Rhode Island in 1984. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree, with distinction, from the University of Virginia and his Juris Doctor Degree from the Washington and Lee University School of Law where he served as a writer and Note and Comment Editor of its Law Review and was selected as one of four Moot Court Finalists.

Professional Practice

Rob began his legal career as an associate at Adler Pollock & Sheehan and subsequently was an associate and then partner in the law firm of Temkin & Miller before joining the predecessor of McIntyre Tate LLP in 1992.

Rob has represented individuals and businesses in complex civil litigation in the Rhode Island Superior and Family Courts as well as other state and federal courts and on appeal before the Rhode Island Supreme Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals.

Rob is a Fellow of the Rhode Island Bar Association, a member of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Bar Associations, both State and Federal, the American Association for Justice, the Rhode Island Bar Association's Family Court Bench Bar Committee and the Inn of the Rhode Island Family Court.

He has spoken in seminars for diverse audiences ranging from the Rhode Island Bar Association to the National Association of Yacht Charter Brokers. He is published in Trial Magazine, quoted in US Lawyer's Weekly, has co-authored the section on prenuptial agreements in “A Practical Guide to Divorce in Rhode Island,” the principal treatise on family law in Rhode Island and continues to serve as the reporter for Rhode Island in the ABA's Family Law Quarterly.

Rob has argued and won cases with significant precedential import in the Rhode Island Supreme Court as well as cases in the Rhode Island Family and Superior Court, the Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts of Rhode Island, and the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Rob is a concerned steward of the environment who has served as a Board Member and Secretary of the Audobon Society of Rhode Island.

Year joined firm:

  • 1993

Litigation Percentage:

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Representative Matters: 

  • Harris v. Turchetta, 622 A.2d 487 (R.I. 1993)
  • 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)
  • Penhallow v. Penhallow, 725 A. 2d 896 (R.I. 1998)
  • Andreozi v. Andreozi, 813 A. 2d 78 (R.I. 2003)
  • 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)

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association
  • Inn of the Rhode Island Family Court
  • Westminster Senior Center, Board Member, 1986 - 2002
  • Westminster Senior Center, President, 1990 - 1993
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Fellow
  • Volunteer Services for Animals, Board Member/Vice President, 1992
  • Audobon Society of Rhode Island , Board Member, 2008 - 2014
  • Audobon Society of Rhode Island, Secretary, 2012 - 2014

Bar Admissions:

  • Rhode Island, 1984
  • Massachusetts, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 1986
  • Connecticut, 2016

Past Employment Positions:

  • Adler Pollock & Sheehan PC, Associate, 1984 - 1986
  • Temkin and Miller LLP, Associate/Partner, 1986 - 1991

Fraternities and Sororities:

  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Delta Phi


Co-Reporter, American Bar Association, Family Law Quarterly - Law in 50 States - Rhode Island Annual Update, 2001

  • 2 Comments, Washington and Lee Law Review, 1983
  • Trial Magazine
  • Premarital Agreements, Chapter 19, A Practical Guide to Divorce in Rhode Island, MCLE New England, 2009


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1984
    • Law Review: Note and Comment Editor, Washington and Lee Law Review, 1983 - 1984
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1978
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Renaissance Studies

Areas of Practice: 

  • Family Law
  • Appellate Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Breach of Contract
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Share Holder Disputes

Classes and Seminars

  • Intersection between Family Law and Bankruptcy Law, Rhode Island Bar Association, 2011 - Present
  • Family Law, Newport County Bar Association, 1995 - Present

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