Andrea T. Dunbar


Providence, RI
D: 617.345.3527

"I have been told that I become too invested in my client’s cases, or that I care too much. If caring too much means compassionately navigating a client through some of the most difficult challenges he or she will face, advocating with tenacity, and always providing a listening ear, then I am proud to care too much."

Bar Admissions


Rhode Island


J.D., cum laude, Roger Williams University School of Law, 2008

B.A., summa cum laude, Salve Regina University, 2005

Andrea Dunbar is an attorney in the firm's Private Client group and a member of the Divorce & Family Law, Probate & Trust Litigation and Trusts & Estates practices. She concentrates her practice on all aspects of probate and family court litigation in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island. This includes will contests, representation of trustees, executors and beneficiaries, guardianships, conservatorships, divorce, paternity, child custody, alimony and modification matters.



  • Represented client in a RI custody matter that resulted in custody of child being returned to client after eight (8) years.
  • Obtained lucrative financial settlement for RI divorce client who faced possibility of serious financial complications.
  • Represented client in extremely contentious custody battle involving multiple states and successfully reversed adverse decision handed down prior to my representation on appeal.
  • Successfully settled multiple high net worth divorces which required substantial knowledge of complicated assets and executive compensation.
Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

Massachusetts Rising Stars (2013-2018)

CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Family Law (Spring 2007)

CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Employment Law (Fall 2006)

Regina Scholarship recipient


American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators

  • Founding Member

Boston Bar Association

Bristol County Bar Association

Plymouth District Bar Association

Rhode Island Bar Association

Women's Bar Association

Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications

"Litigating Will Contests," MCLE Fiduciary Litigation in the Probate Court 3rd Edition, November 2016

"Potential Changes to Interstate Custody Dispute Law in Massachusetts," Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, July 2016

"Divorce and Lottery Winnings: What Are the Chances?" Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, January 2016

"What You Need to Know About Changes to Social Security," Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, November 2015

"Divorce and the Common Interest Privilege," Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, October 2015

"Are Custody Laws Different in MA and RI?" Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, July 2015

"Gray Divorce: Retirement Accounts and Estate Planning," Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, May 2013

"Gray Divorce: Social Security and Medicare," Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, May 2013

"Parental Alienation in Divorce: The Kelly Rutherford Divorce Saga," Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, October 2012

"Reclaiming Your Name," Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor, April 2011 

Andrea T. Dunbar
  • Divorce & Family
  • Probate & Trust Litigation
  • Trusts & Estates

J.D., cum laude, Roger Williams University School of Law, 2008

B.A., summa cum laude, Salve Regina University, 2005



Rhode Island


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