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 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 Universityís Executive Development Center Financial Planning Program in 2001 and earned and maintains the designation as Certified Financial Planner from the Board of Standards.
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 serves on the Board of the South Kingstown Land Trust, Willow Dell Historical Association, Kenvo Foundation and as President of the Board of the Council at Narragansett Pier, Boy Scouts. He is a member of the Master Gardenerís Foundation Advisory Board, Kingston Congregational Church Planned Giving Committee, 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, South County Community Action and the Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island.
Mr. Aukerman is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Financial Planning Association. He serves as legal counsel and investment representative to Resources Stewardship Company, a Registered Investment Advisor. In 2015, Mr. Aukerman served on the Capital Campaign for the new shelter for the Animal Rescue Rhode Island.
Jim enjoys golf, tennis, hiking, skiing, bowling and sailing.
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, guardianships, real estate and designing and implementing charitable giving strategies.
Jim Aukerman may be reached by e-mail or by phone at 401 788-9080.