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.