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After working with Susan for 4 years (my ex never quits), I feel that she is sharp, communicative, and a killer in the courtroom. Susan understands the law, knows all the judges (and frequently the opposing counsel), strategizes, presents you with options, and then executes.
I'm not sure what happened with the 1-star reviewer but the review doesn't seem right to me. More than once Susan has cut her fees to help with the cost of a 4+ year divorce. I can't imagine her providing poor service and then charging for it.
I would recommend Susan for any area of law that she would be willing to take on. She is a no nonsense lawyer and gets the job done. I was not married and had two children. In Mass, apparently, the fathers do not get any rights to their children without being married or going to court to get them so I had an uphill battle for years. This includes three years of constant court hearings, trials, contempts, and so on. I met Susan by chance and decided to give her a shot representing me because I had already been going through this process for years and was not happy with the results so far. Susan, within six months, changed the whole case around and got myself a judgment of Full Custody. I couldn't be happier with my decision to hire Susan.
I have been forced to hire/deal with many lawyers in the last few years and I did not feel like any of them were completely on my side and some were unwilling to fight for what I knew was right. Susan, on the other hand, always made me feel like she not only understood my position but that she was on the same page with me about what needed to happen. She not once tried to pressure me into making an agreement that I didn't feel good about which, in my experience, is rare to find in a lawyer. How could you trust a lawyer to truly fight for your cause and what you believe is right if they don't believe it themselves?
Anybody that is having custody/divorce disputes, I highly recommend you hire this Susan. I also have to say, compared to other lawyers, her price was very good for what she got done.
I have been with Susan for 3 years now. She is my second attorney. My first Attorney was more concerned about getting money from me rather than focusing on getting the case done! Susan has since taken my case with my best interest at heart. She does not have to play dirty as I have seen other do as she knows her stuff. My case has been settled but there are always circumstances which occur after the trial, etc... Susan has the patience of a saint!
Some things I have learned which everyone needing an attorney should know. 1. The judge can drag out a case to a ridiculous amount of time. This is NOT the fault of the attorney. So be prepared for a LONG battle. 2. ALL attorneys will require a retainer . This is standard practice among any fine attorney. 3. Jut when you think your case is done, your X will always do something stupid (unless you are lucky) and you may be back in court again. Keep a good log of all important incidences as it will help your attorney.
I have worked closely with Mrs. Champa for the past three years while my divorce case was active. I have found her to always take the time needed to with meet to discuss my then case, as well as to work with me regarding the best interests of my children. As a result of our case being discussed in an open court, several people approached Mrs. Champa to request her business card. Her demeanor is stern yet very professional. I felt comfortable sharing the details of my case with her. Being faced with slanderous comments from my ex, Mrs. Champa took lawyers straight on. As a result, the impending restraining order was dropped against me. Her efforts helped me to receive joint physical custody of my children. I highly recommend Mrs. Champa's services to any prospective client.
Great choice for my custody matter. Well known and great reputation with judges. Very dependable. I gave her the facts and didn't need to think about anything else! She always made sure everything was taken are of.
I cannot say enough good things about Susan. She guided me through a very complex 4 year divorce and custody process. It was extremely scary going into it, but she met me at the courthouse with a calm smile each time and made the whole process much easier than I think it would have been with anyone else. Susan worked MUCH harder than what I paid her to do. I would think of something that needed to be done, and it had ALREADY been done. Every question I asked was answered with confidence and she was right every time. If you need a lawyer who KNOWS the law, front and back and is willing to put the time into getting things done the way you need, hire Susan! VERY knowledgable! Highly recommend. Would send my friends and family to her without any thought!
Took my money did not complete the work hired to do and dropped me before trial Never sent a bill and wanted cash She did not even show up at scheduled court dates, made a total mess of important information that needed to be completed within time limits like discovery.