I decided to attend law school as an adult to further my work with families and children. For over twenty years, I had worked with families and family issues in the non-profit and private education sector. Through my many encounters with families engaged in battles in the legal system, I recognized a need for legal services in the family law and divorce arena that acknowledges the profound effect of divorce on all parties involved and offers legal solutions that work in real, day-to-day life. I am committed to communicating with my clients to identify their desired outcomes and goals and work diligently to advocate for them throughout the legal process.
I earned my Law Degree magna cum laude from Massachusetts School of Law and am admitted to the Bar in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States District Court - Jurisdiction of Massachusetts. I also hold a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from New England College in Henniker, NH.
I am an active in a number of professional organizations including the Plaistow Area Commerce Exchange, where I previously served as a Board Member, the Essex County Bar Association, and the Seacoast Early Learning Alliance where I served as co-chair.
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I currently supervise a panel of 18 attorneys who assist victims of domestic violence in probate and family court matters. Stacey is one of the most competent, compassionate and skilled attorneys on the panel. I can always count on her to assist clients in matters of divorce, modification, and child support. Our clients are thrilled with her representation.
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I have worked with Stacey on a number of cases involving both family law and litigation. I have also referred clients to her who were in need of family law representation. She is a consummate professional and I have a great deal of respect both for her expertise and her skills as an advocate for her clients.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Motions and Litigation Practice||CALI Excellence for the Future Award||2010|
|Admiralty & Maritime Law||CALI Excellence for the Future Award||2010|
|Remedies||CALI Excellence for the Future Award||2009|
|Evidence||CALI Excellence for the Future Award||2009|
|Business Associations||CALI Excellence for the Future Award||2008|
|Owner||Law Office of Stacey Barnett Frias||2011 - Present|
|Executive Director||Child Development Council, Inc||2006 - 2014|
|Senior Director||Little Professionals, Inc||1997 - 2006|
|Assistant Director||Cocheco Falls Children's Center||1994 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Essex County Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Starting Out Solo||Member||2012 - Present|
|Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Referral Panel||Panel Member||2012 - Present|
|Please, Can We Keep the Donkey?: A Collection of Animal Rescue Stories||The Best Dog in the World||2008|
|Massachusetts School of Law at Andover||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|New England College||Human Service Administration||MS - Master of Science||1998|
|New England College||Human Service Counseling||BS - Bachelor of Science||1996|
|Hesser College||Early Childhood Education||Associate||1995|