Joanna M. Achille



Joanna M. Achille is an attorney in the Private Client Group, concentrating her practice on all aspects of domestic relations law including divorce, child custody and support disputes, contempt actions, and pre/post nuptial agreements. She also has extensive experience in interstate child custody disputes, and DCYF removal and termination litigation.

Guiding her clients through the family court process with a compassionate yet realistic approach, Joanna takes pride in her ability to be a consistent and steady advocate. With her experience in corporate law handling shareholder disputes and transactions, she has a unique approach to divorces involving complex asset division with corporate holdings.

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Roger Williams University, B.A.

Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D.


Rhode Island


U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

United States Supreme Court

honors & awards

Super Lawyers – Rising Star 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020


Rhode Island Bar Association

Kent County Bar Association

Edward P. Gallogly Rhode Island Family Law Inn of Court, Executive Board Member

Rhode Island District Court Prosecutors Association, Executive Board Member

speaking engagements

“Plaintiff’s Personal Injury From Start to Finish”, Presenter, National Business Institute, May 2019.

“Family Law Update”, Co-Presenter, Rhode Island Bar Association, June 2019