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About James V. Aukerman

James V. Aukerman graduated as class president of South Kingstown High School in 1966. After graduating with distinction from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH in 1970, Mr. Aukerman worked as a commercial fisherman before attending Suffolk University Law School. He was admitted to the Rhode Island Bar in 1975 and was partner at Kenyon & Aukerman in Wakefield from 1975 to 2004 at which time he started his own firm. He graduated from Bryant University's Executive Development Center Financial Planning Program in 2001 and served as a Certified Financial Planner Professional from 2001 to 2018.

At the age of twenty-two, Mr. Aukerman was elected as State Representative to the Rhode Island General Assembly. After serving from 1971 through 1982, Jim was the Democratic candidate for the 2nd Congressional seat.

Jim Aukerman is past president of the South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce, Kingston Improvement Association, Tavern Hall Preservation Society, and the Dartmouth Alumni Association of Rhode Island and past Treasurer of the Wakefield Rotary Club. He served on the Board of the South Kingstown Land Trust, Willow Dell Historical Association, and as President of the Council at Narragansett Pier, Boy Scouts. He was a member of the Master Gardener's Foundation Advisory Board, Kingston Congregational Church Board of Deacons, The Rhode Island Foundation Professional Advisory Committee, and South County Hospital Professional Advisory Group. Jim is a past advisor to the South County Tourism Council and South County Community Action. He helped lead the Capital Campaign for Animal Rescue Rhode Island's new shelter.
Mr. Aukerman is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Rhode Island Supreme Court Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law.

Mr. Aukerman concentrates his practice in the areas of preserving and transferring wealth, solving long term care issues, preparing wills and trusts, settling estates, administering trusts and guardianships.

Jim Aukerman may be reached by e-mail or by phone at the firm's Wakefield office.

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