We have utilized Christine’s services for a number of projects. From researching federal regulation application on insurance matters to contract preparation and reviews, she has been a terrific asset to our organization in providing professional legal work.

Establishing realistic expectations and clearly articulating deliverables eliminates confusion and misunderstandings in working with her. Christine is clear from initial engagement to task completion in her work product. Most importantly, she always checks on satisfaction of output prior to billing us for the work. This reduces frustration and heightens our satisfaction with her work product.

I recommend Christine without hesitation or reservation on any legal matter. She is a great resource and go to attorney regardless of the size of the issue.


I am writing to you regarding the construction claim which I was defending in Superior Court and which was scheduled before you for settlement week in December 2009. I wish to thank you for your efforts in mediating this claim to a conclusion, which was satisfactory to both the Plaintiff and my client, the Defendant. You had knowledge of the claim and obviously had reviewed the file in detail prior to the mediation; additionally, I appreciated your patience in allowing each side to express their positions and then assisting both sides in reaching a mutual agreeable resolution.

Cordially, Fred J. Volpe, Esq.

I can never tell you this enough, I have always been so proud to be your client. When I hear people speak poorly about the legal profession in general, I am always the first one to talk about you. You are so moral and ethical, and it’s always about your client’s best interest and how to save them money. You bring honor to the legal system and anyone who has you as an attorney is very lucky.

Sincerely, Deirdre O.

Thank you very much for your contribution last Saturday it was much appreciated by the Board and Homeowners.

Regards, David W.

Thank you for your attention to detail; you made my real estate closing painless!

Debra C.

Thank you again for all you have done to help me move forward.

Linda C.

I just wanted to send you a small note to let you know just how thankful I am for all that you have done for myself and my family. Having you represent me has given me such peace of mind and such great quality time with my whole family together. I know this case was frustrating for you, and I wish it hadn’t been. Again, thank you, you are greatly appreciated

Maryam D.

Thank you so much for all your help in helping me retain ownership of my house [at address]. Thanks again.

Janice W.

On behalf of Roger Williams University School of Law and the students from various law schools who participated in the ABA Representation in Mediation Regional Competition held at Roger Williams this past weekend, I would like to personally thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to serve as a mediator or performance judge during the competition. Your participation provided the students with a more realistic experience and with valuable feedback that will help them be better lawyers once they join the bar. We thank you and look forward to working with you again in the future.

Bruce I. Kogan, Professor of Law & Mediation Clinic Director, Roger Williams University School of Law

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for serving as co-chairperson of the Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force. I have reviewed the Final Report you prepared, and I want to commend you for your outstanding work. I extend to you my very best wishes and, again, want to acknowledge the excellent work of this task force. I appreciate the commitment you gave to the ADR Task Force.

Frank J. Williams, Chief Justice RI Supreme Court

Steve and I can’t thank you enough for your quick response and the hard work that we know went into solving our recent dilemma. I think I’m still shell shocked by the whole incident but I thought I would let you know that things are good and we’re progressing forward. I don’t know exactly what transpired between you and Mr. B, or what magic words you used to move them, but it worked and we all sincerely wish to thank you.

Sincerely, Beth K.

Good work!

Aldo & Michele

This multi-year lawsuit has been difficult at times and I appreciate your patient and perseverance. I am grateful for your attention to the details that ensures the resolution cannot be challenged. I am pleased to report that the unit owners are starting to rebuild the sense of community by volunteering for committees and the Board. Many thanks for your efforts.

Anne O.

I just wanted to say thank you and to tell you how much I appreciate everything you’ve done.

Jason M.

Everything is all set. I am quite happy. Thank you very much. I will call on you again. You did a great job.

Doug R.

I just wanted to thank you for everything you did for my life. I have grown old enough to understand the help you provided and the years you saved me from doing. I am no longer a scumbag and just wanted to express my gratitude.


Karen and I thank you for your able defense and reasonable fees and wish you the very best in success and happiness in the future.

Larraine F.

Happy New Year! I’m writing to thank you for your help over the course of last year. I appreciate what you did for me and also, on more than one occasion, your patience! Best wishes for the new year,

Karen P.

Thank you for helping me in my “moment of need”. I was a bit panic-struck at the time…and one can jump to all sorts of conclusions. . . . I am hopeful our next interaction will not be so stressed and I am thankful for your prompt reply and action.

Lisa T.

I want you to know that I am very pleased with the way you handled things last night at the hearing. I described everything to my family and they were pleased. I was also pleased with our witness and hope you were as well

Bonnie C.

I wanted to send this to thank you for NOT being like [named opposing attorney]. I knew from the moment I met you that you are decent, respectable, honest and pleasant (even when you’ve had enough of me!). You’re not given to “showy” scenes; certainly not in love with your own ego. You’re just a good person, and it shows. I want you to know how much I appreciate all that you’re doing for me. I’ve come to the conclusion that, should things not go good for me; if this divorce brings me nothing; if we agree on nothing and I “lose”, I know that I chose the right lawyer to represent me. I am very, very grateful.

Jim A.


Christine W. Ariel, Esq.
Attorney & Counsellor at Law
Mediator, Arbitrator & Conflict Resolution Consultant
70 Romano Vineyard Way, Suite 147
North Kingstown, RI 02852

Fax: 401.295.9410

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