Jerome V. Sweeney III

Jerome “Jerry” Sweeney was born and raised in Massachusetts.  Before being admitted to the Rhode Island and Massachusetts Bar Associations, Mr. Sweeney received his undergraduate degree from Providence College in 1986 and his Juris Doctorate degree from Suffolk University School of Law in 1992.  He has been a member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1992 and the Rhode Island Bar since 1994.  Mr. Sweeney is a frequent lecturer on panels focused on family law and/or divorce.  (See list of hosted seminars below.)

Mr. Sweeney has extensive experience in the Probate and Family Courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Rhode Island Family Courts concentrating his practice in divorce, custody, support, modification and contempt proceedings.  He also avails himself as a Mediator or Arbitrator for couples who wish to enter into Alternative Dispute Resolution.  In addition, he has extensive experience in will contests, probate litigation and equity actions.

In addition to representing individuals in the Family Courts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Mr. Sweeney has represented a number of corporations in civil litigation, including Freemont Indemnity Company, Trust Insurance Company, Utica Rental Systems, Inc. and McMurry Publishing Corporation.

Mr. Sweeney has been a highly ranked tennis player in New England in both the Junior and Adult USTA Divisions.  He presently represents international professional tennis players on both the ATP and WTA Tours, as well as representing nationally ranked United States Juniors.  His representation includes marketing contracts, professional service contracts, tennis academy contracts, coaching and training consultation, as well as structured agreements and consultation. He has extensive experience in negotiating personal service contracts with IMG/Bollettieri Academies, Saddlebrook Tennis Resort, 6th Sense Academies and Manchester Athletic Club.  He has done clothing and merchandise contracts with a number of companies, including Fila and Technifibre and has represented players before international tennis federations. Mr. Sweeney has two Orange Bowl Champions as clients.

Mr. Sweeney is a New England Patriots fan and can be seen at Gillette Stadium for each and every home game.

Hosted Seminars:

  • A Roadmap Through Divorce Proceedings
  • Complex Issues in Divorce for the Rhode Island Practitioner
  • Successful Financial Settlements for your Divorce Client
  • Keys to Successful Pre-Trial Preparation
  • Basic Estate Administration for Rhode Island Paralegals
  • Trust, Estate Planning and Divorce

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