Chris Whittingham Law
Chris Whittingham in front of Courthouse

"Mr. Whittingham represented me in a very important trial. He listened to me. He kept me informed. He was totally prepared. He had great knowledge of the court procedures, and did very well in pre-trial motions and the discovery process, as well as providing me excellent representation at the four-day trial. We won on all claims. "



I have litigated countless landlord/tenant disputes in the Southeastern MA Housing Court, and was on the committee that set up the court in 1992. I will navigate the pro-tenant laws of the Commonwealth to help landlords resolve their tenant issues and restore their property, or work with the Board of Health to settle problems, and represent you in discrimination allegations in MCAD hearings.

Family Law

Whether it’s an uncontested divorce, or a highly volatile divorce and custody matter, I am the experienced, calm, steady voice asserting your rights. I have successfully represented husbands, wives, mothers, fathers and grandparents in their legal battle to get what they need for themselves and their families. I will see that you get the child support you need in order to properly raise your children. If you need help with restraining orders, guardianships, living wills, health care proxies, wills, or powers of attorney, I will bring my years of experience to every matter.


If you are accused of a crime, I can represent you in arraignments, Magistrates hearings, motion hearings, pre-trials, and trials. I can often negotiate with the District Attorney for reduced charges or lesser sentences. Some examples of criminal violations I have represented are:

  • Drug cases
  • Sexual Assault
  • Probation Violations
  • Theft
  • Drunk Driving (DUI)
  • Restraining Orders and Violations
  • Assault and Battery
  • Criminal Traffic Violations

Other Civil Litigation

  • Appeals
  • Ethics violations
  • Property disputes
  • Unemployment cases
  • Other civil disputes and problems


New Bedford     508.961.9949

Providence         401.523.1064


15 Hamilton St., New Bedford, MA

175 Ontario St., Providence, RI