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Stephen A. Lagana

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Immigration Attorney at Lawrence, MA

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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1994
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2010

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Law Office of Stephen A Lagana
145 Essex St
Lawrence, MA, 01840-1605

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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
“I’ve never needed a lawyer before but Mr. Lagana was helpful for the most part.”
Posted by Alan | October 19, 2012
I recommend this attorney
I am from Brazil and came to the United States when I was 18 years old, Attorney Lagana opened my case with the immigration court I also had a bad driving record and problem with the court and Mr. Lagana was able to get me out on bail. Attorney Stephen Lagana has saved me from being deported. I strongly recommend this attorney. His a very good attorney.
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Posted by Brenda | August 1, 2011
mi caso...
yo solicite los servicios d stephen aproximadamente unos dos anos atras, y no me arrepiento.. en un caso como el mio, k tenia hasta felonia, el lucho incansablemente y logro k me habia dicho cuando fui a la consulta por primera vez. yo lo recomiendo, es muy buen abogado. hay casos dificiles y diferentes, el mio fue uno d ellos. le doy las gracias a stephen lagana por haber luchado y peleado mi caso y haberme conseguido mis documentos, k otros abogados me dijeron k no habia solucion, y aun mas haber hecho justicia...
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Posted by Michael | May 25, 2021
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Incompetent Law Firm
I don't even know where to begin with this "piece of work" who is Jorge Moura the most incompetent attorney I have ever experienced! I will start out by saying that I trusted this guy because I called Lagana & Associates in Lawrence Ma. and they put Moura on the phone. I will start out by saying, this guy got me good! In fact, so good, I thought I was on "Candid Camera!" Absolutely worst communication I have ever experienced with any attorney which ultimately cost me a lot of money in travel expenses because of what he advised me to do! Then, weeks went by of ignored emails and phone messages, while the clock was ticking with a sensitive matter concerning my Mom and elder services. Finally after calling the Lagana & Associates office (this is the only number I have for him), I informed them that I need him to call me TODAY. It was less than 20 minutes after that call that I finally received an email from him saying that he has decided not to represent me. I was like, "are you kidding me, am I being punked?" This was especially concerning to me because right after he got my permission to represent me, he used that to gather private information from an ongoing investigation, and THEN ignored me for 2 weeks! Anyway, needless to say, my complaints will not stop here. I am 56 years old and have used many lawyers throughout my life and have not always been happy with their services but let me tell you, "this guy takes the cake!!!" I am completely baffled that he is even a real attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2014
seller of dreams
If you are ever recommended to Mr. Lagana run fast. He will sell you dreams and promises that he can not make come true. He is very rude and unprofessional in ever manner. He took our money and didn't defend my husband at all. Well we fired him for lack of communication and failure to file paperwork. He is a snake and we got bit.
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Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2014
A family member hired Mr. Lagana for an immigration issue. He was rude and didnt do the work or file papers he said he would. In court did not stand up to defend the client, just sat back and watched. He would not communicate with my friend and when he did he was so rude to her. I dont think he knows what he is doing. I would not recommend him to anybody. Please if you need a lawyer go somewhere else.
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2013
A ball of incompetent worker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I first hired this lawyer thinking he knew his work when it came to immigration, but it became apparent over the course of several months that he was incompeted in every aspect of this field. He was charging monies for applications when there was no money required to file for certain applications . And then he becomes loud and indignant with you if you don't pay on time or if your wanting another week to pay him the money when he wants it, along the way he brings in his goon (old spanish woman that works there) that thinks she knows the law when she doesn't. She is a pathetic beligerent worker that knows nothing about nothing like her boss!!!!!! Please stay as far away as possible and save yourself precious time and large amounts of money.
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Posted by KS | April 8, 2012
Same story different client
I am an American citizen married to a Brazilian man. Like all the other reviews, I have had the same experience. Alot of money is paid and no service is provided. If there is any warning I can provide you and you do choose to go with this lawyer, make sure that you have a detailed account of everything the fixed fee covers. Because at the end when it is all said and done and he provides nothing for you, he will take your money.
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2012
I would not recommed the Law Office, The specialist that works for him will interview you and she will tell you how much its going to be, you bring in the money and then she will say we are going to work on this and when you call her to find out how the case is going she wont pick up the phone to talk to you. They never return your calls always to busy to call you back. When we were there at her office her cell phone will ring and rudely she will pick her phone up and talk while we were there in her office. Looks like her cell phone conversations were more important than the clients. She is an ugly person she is ugly to the receptionist there and she is such a sweet heart and this Immigration Specialist likes to show off in front of clients talks to the receptioist like if she is dirt, i really dont know why she ( sectrary) stays there working for them. Stephen has not even seen our case has not done what this lady Limarie has told us. I would not hire this people
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2010
taken for a ride too ....
Same thing happened to us... We paid Mr. Lagana alot of $ and he did nothing for us. He will not return our calls after cashing our checks of course. We would pursue him in court if we were able.
Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2010
Cuidado com esse advogado meus amigos brasileiros que moram na regiao de Boston,eu fui cliente dele e so tive dor de cabeca,primeiro ele vai te dizer para ir ao escritorio dele, dai ele te convence que pode te ajudar no seu caso de imigracao,entao ele vai te pedir para pagar tudo ele nao parcela, entao depois de pago ele(Stephen Ladrana)nao atende mais os seus telefonemas,nunca te retorna as ligacoes voce fica totalmente perdido,um detalhe, ele normalmente pede pelo seu caso 3500 dolares.Muito cuidado com esse advogado ele vai te deixar na mao assim como ele me deixou e nao devolve o dinheiro, portanto nao contrate esse advogado, cuidado meus amigos brasileiros.nao se esquecam esse nome STEPHEN LAGANA.
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2010.

Suspension Stayed issued in MA, 2010
updated on 11/05/2015

Suspension stayed means the attorney has been suspended, but that the suspension is placed on hold (and ultimately removed) if the attorney complies with certain requirements.


  • Southern New England School of Law
  • J.D.
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  • Merrimack College
  • B.S.B.A.
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Stephen A. Lagana
Immigration Attorney
Lawrence, MA
Licensed for 29 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2010. See details

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