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Jude Evan Kerrison


Attorney at Law - Member Rhode Island and Massachusetts Bars

Born in Limerick, Ireland, Jude E. Kerrison, Esq., graduated from Boston College in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in business management. He later attended Roger Williams University Law School where he received his law degree in 2008, in the process earning a CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Excellent Achievement in the Study of Law and Medicine.

Jude is a member of the Rhode Island and Massachusetts Bars as well as admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. Jude is also a member of the Rhode Island Association for Justice (RIAJ), the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Newport County Bar Association and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Jude handles workers' compensation cases and personal injury cases in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He has obtained successful outcomes and settled many types of workers' compensation cases from lifting injury and slip-and-fall injury cases to more complex cases, including death cases, occupational disease cases, stress cases, amputations, crush injuries and flow from injury cases. Jude is a patient, dedicated and thorough attorney who takes the time to explain the workers' compensation process, and works with his clients to achieve the best outcome for his clients and their families.

Jude has been selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Litigation lawyers. He has been named one of the 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys and has been rated one of the 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in the Workers’ Compensation Law Division by the American Institute of Legal Counsel

Jude has served as a Volunteer Performance Judge for the Rhode Island Legal Education Partnership Mock Trial Tournament and has been a presenter for the YES-RI (Young Employee Safety) program.

In his personal time, Jude enjoys spending time with his wife, four children and their dog. He also enjoys playing rugby and is a member of the Newport Rugby Club. He also volunteers with the Middletown Youth Soccer Club and enjoys coaching his children’s teams.


  • Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island - 2008
    • Honors: CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Excellent Achievement in the Study of Law and Medicine
  • Boston College - 2003
    • Major: Business Management

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rhode Island Association for Justice (RIAJ), Member
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member
  • Newport County Bar Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Performance Judge, Rhode Island Legal/Education Partnership Mock Trial Tournament
  • Member, Newport Rugby Club
  • Newport County YRFC’s Youth Rugby Program
  • $94,000

    Workers' Compensation

  • $45,000

    Workers' Compensation

  • Car Accident Traumatic Brain Injury
    I would definitely recommend Karns & Kerrison to anyone who asked - they come through for you.

    - Patricia Feeley

  • Slipped on Greasy Floor
    I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending Karns & Kerrison.

    - Mike Carey

  • Rear End Collision
    Nothing but positive results from consultation, to filing the legal suit, handling of a major operation, to recovery and finalizing a generous settlement.

    - Larry Goldfarb

  • Horrible Car Accident
    They not only got me a fair settlement, they helped to get me well.

    - Nancy

  • Motor Vehicle Accident - Braga Bridge
    It was comforting to know I had someone watching out for me.

    - Jeanie Small

  • Pedestrian hit by Car
    I did not know where to turn when I realized I needed legal help but I am very happy that I found Karns & Kerrison.

    - Martin

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