Carolyn R. Barone

Top rated family law attorney in Cranston, Rhode Island

Kirshenbaum Law Associates
Carolyn R. Barone
Kirshenbaum Law Associates

Practice Areas: Family law

Licensed in Rhode Island since: 1980

Education: New England Law | Boston

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2014

Kirshenbaum Law Associates

1000 Chapel View Blvd
Suite 270
Cranston, RI 02920 Phone: 401-467-5300 Email: Carolyn R. Barone Visit website


For over three decades, Carolyn has practiced family law with Kirshenbaum Law Associates, a firm with a strong reputation for providing experienced and compassionate representation on all types of family court matters. In addition to her practice, Carolyn is active in the Rhode Island Bar Association, is currently its secretary, and is on the Executive Committee and the House of Delegates. She has lectured at family law practice seminars on topics ranging from complex divorce litigation to child custody issues. She is the author of Business Evaluations (Ch. 12, A Practical Guide to Divorce in Rhode Island, first ed. 2009, MCLE, Inc.). Carolyn is former President of the Edward P. Gallogly Family Court Inn of Court. She is an honors graduate of Bryant University and New England Law Boston and is authorized to practice in Rhode Island and before the U.S. Supreme Court.

First Admitted: 1980, Rhode Island

Professional Webpage:

  • Carolyn has received the Pro Bono Publico Award (1986) and the Continuing Service Award from the Rhode Island Bar Association (1993 and 2012).
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteer Lawyer Program;recipient of Pro Bono award from Rhode Island Bar Association, 1986; recipient of Continuing Service Award from Rhode Island Bar Associaiton, 1993 and 2012; outreach to homeless on family law issues
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court Committee to Study Specialization and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee. Rhode Island Bar Association Executive Commitee; on-going member, House of Delegates; Volunteer Lawyer Program; Public Services Committee; moderator, lectuer, and creator of 3-part program for Public Services Committee, "The Fundamentals of an Uncontested Divorce" presented in February - April 2012; Chair of the Law Office Management Committee; Chair of the Annual Meetings Committee. American Bar Association, Family Law Section; Rhode Island Association for Justice; Master and President (two terms) of the Edward P. Gallogly Rhode Island Family Law Inn of Court.
Educational Background:
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, magna cum laude, Bryant University.  Juris Doctor, cum laude, New England Law/Boston.
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  •  Chapter 11, "Business Valuations," copyright 2009,MCLE, Inc., Contributing Author, A Practical Guide to Divorce in Rhode Island, MCLE, Inc.
  • Rhode Island Bar Association: Child Custody, placement and visitation; pre-nuptial agreements, equitable distribution. National Business Institute: Divorce taxation, pre-nuptial agreements; asset division upon divorce. Rhode Island Supreme Court Mandatory Clerkship Program: Domestic Relations Practice.  MCLE, Inc., 2009, contributing author, A Practical Guide to Divorce in Rhode Island, 1st Ed.
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Carolyn is authorized to practice law in the State of Rhode Island, the Federal District Court for the District of Rhode Island, and the United States Supreme Court
Industry Groups:
  • Alimony
  • Child Support
  • Custody
  • Divorce
  • High-conflict Divorce Litigation And Resolution
  • Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Property Division; Pre-nuptial Areements
  • Visitation

Office location for Carolyn R. Barone

1000 Chapel View Blvd
Suite 270
Cranston, RI 02920


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2014

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