Chris Whittingham Law
Chris Whittingham seated at desk


I have practiced in Southeastern MA for 30 years representing the working people of New Bedford, Fall River, Dartmouth, Taunton and the Providence area: small landlords, business owners, employees, spouses, parents and grandparents, helping them to navigate the sometimes confusing workings of the justice system.

I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and American University Washington College of Law and began my career in Washington DC. I have been honored to have numerous published opinions in the areas of child custody, landlord/tenant law, and foreclosure law.

I am an experienced trial lawyer, but I am able to negotiate favorable settlements when that is in the best interest of my clients.

From the initial interview to the final outcome, I will be your guide through trial preparation, the trial itself, negotiations with the other parties, and the appeal, if necessary. Unlike many other law firms, where you might get assigned to a different lawyer for various steps in the process, I personally will see you through all aspects of your case.

" Attorney Whittingham worked very long and tireless hours on my case. We had numerous meetings to discuss my case and to go over my case before the court proceedings started, which I was very grateful for. Attorney Whittingham represented me in a very competent and professional manner. "

Why the Harpoon?

Chris Whittingham seated at desk

The harpoon honors my great-great grandfather, Samuel L. Potter, a whaler out of New Bedford in the 1840s and 1850s. He sailed three trips to the Northern Pacific, in one of the most dangerous jobs, the harpooner.  He returned from his whaling voyages to enlist in the Union Army, and fought at the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg.


New Bedford     508.961.9949

Providence         401.523.1064


15 Hamilton St., New Bedford, MA

175 Ontario St., Providence, RI