Attorney Amey Gentile-Cardullo was born in Rhode Island and graduated from University of Rhode Island. As a student, Amey gained active experience in legal and political science, working as an intern in the offices of Senator Claiborne Pell and Congressman (now Senator) Jack Reed. In law school, Amey served as an intern for the RI Public Defender’s Office, and as a clerk at the Inns of Court in London, England.
Upon earning her law degree from Roger Williams University School of Law, Amey worked as an Americorps attorney at Pine Tree Legal Assistance in Bangor, Maine. She represented clients in family law cases and presented workshops on protection from abuse orders and how clients can better access the legal system. It was here that Amey felt her mission became clear: to help families in all their legal issues, so that the law might be a part of the healing process for women and children undergoing divorce and other domestic issues.
True to her passion, Amey went on to become a Staff Attorney at Rhode Island Legal Services in Newport. There, she represented clients in cases involving family and housing law, in both District and Superior Court. She also served on the board for Childhood Lead Action and met with organizations as an educator and keynote speaker on law-related subjects. As a member of the Child Support Guideline Taskforce Committee, Amey was responsible for drafting the Rhode Island Child Support Guidelines for Rhode Island.
Today, Amey carries out her goal of practicing law for the benefit and betterment of families as President of the Family Law Center of Rhode Island.
Attorney Jeffrey Dana is an experienced attorney with 11 years of expertise behind him. He is a graduate of Tulane University and the Tulane University School of Law. Jeff has a wealth of knowledge in housing and bankruptcy law. This expertise has been developed in a multitude of ways, including almost nine years working for RI Legal Services, and in his position as the law clerk to Judge Arthur N. Votolato, Jr. of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island.
Jeff is an active community advocate with many organizations including the Childhood Lead Action Project, Olneyville Housing Corporation, West Broadway Neighborhood Association, National Legal Aid and Defender Association and the Roger Williams University Multicultural Law Students Association mentorship program.
He is fluent in Spanish, having spent two years working in Argentina, and has spent time in numerous other South American countries. Jeff considers it his mission to help clients find justice and peace of mind at the Family Law Center of Rhode Island.
Senior Immigration Analyst Jamie Martel is a graduate of the University of Delaware and the University of Melbourne, Australia.
She began her immigration career in private industry as an International Healthcare Recruiter/Immigration Specialist for The Hillhaven Corporation. After five years at Hillhaven, Jamie accepted a position at Massachusetts General Hospital to open the innovative International Office for Staff, Scholars and Students at world renowned MGH/Partners Healthcare System in Boston. Jamie has also worked as an Immigration Specialist at Palmer & Dodge, LLP and later at Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, two prestigious national law firms in Boston.
The sailing and scuba enthusiast naturally settled in the Ocean State and has become an active member in the Newport community. Jamie serves on the Marketing Committee of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce.