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Meghan Leigh Howard

Divorce and separation Attorney at Foxboro, MA

4.9   16 reviews

About Meghan

Learn Meghan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    Stopa & Associates takes this difficult time in a family's life very seriously. We are there for our clients through every stage of the divorce process and strongly advocate for their needs while also being completely honest with them about the hard truths from the beginning.

    7 years

  2. Child custody
    20%

    7 years

  3. Child support
    20%

    7 years

  4. Family
    20%

    7 years

MEGHAN L. HOWARD joined Stopa & Associates, LLC in July of 2015.  Attorney Howard focuses her practice in family law, whether it be a divorce or child custody/support matter.

Attorney Howard completed her Juris Doctor at Suffolk University Law School in May 2014.  Ms. Howard was admitted to the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2014.

Prior to joining STOPA & ASSOCIATES, LLC, Ms. Howard was a Volunteer Attorney for Greater Boston Legal Services.  As a Volunteer Attorney, Ms. Howard represented clients at their CORI sealing hearings in various Courts within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Ms. Howard is a 2011 graduate of the University of Central Florida, in Orlando, Florida, with a B.A. in Political Science.

Ms. Howard is a member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys , 6 Degrees Networking, Lead Share Network, and The Referral Source Group.  In her free time, Ms. Howard enjoys being on the ocean and spending time with her friends and family. 

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Licensed for 8 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 09/20/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Stopa & Associates, LLC
132 Central St
Suite 209
Foxboro, MA, 02035

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Heather | December 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and proficient
Meghan was a wonderful support and calming, steady presence during a very long and tumultuous divorce. Even when the other side would try to use threats or emotional scare tactics she stayed strong and professional, relying on facts and other cases to support our side. Knowing how many cases a lawyer can be working on at once I always appreciated how quickly she got back to me and followed through with everything. I would highly recommend Meghan to anyone that is looking for a competent and intelligent lawyer to have their back.
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Posted by Jen | April 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional, Confident & Delivers Amazing Results!
I sought assistance from Meghan Howard during a very stressful Landlord Tenant situation, one you would think would never occur when you are a good tenant and always paid your rent on time. Having never been through any sort of legal battle before, I was very stressed and scared. I consulted with Meghan and immediately she made us feel like we were in good hands. We were able to keep moving forward with our lives as she handled the difficulties of dealing with this landlord. She is prompt, courteous, professional,well educated, and I would highly advise keeping her for any needs that may arise that she specializes in! We would not hesitate to use her again, if the need ever arose!
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Posted by Frandownthefoxhole | January 8, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Lease Dispute and Tenant Rights
A few words of advice: don't let Meghan's grace and warmth distract you from the fact that she delivers. She worked with my roommates and myself this past summer settling a dispute with our landlord, and despite the fact that we, the clients, had a tough time keeping a level head throughout the process (our living situation was quite literally on the line). Stakes were high, but Meghan never even seemed phased. Not in the face of our long, mutable lists of goals; not in the face of sudden panicked emails filled with questions; nothing we or our opposition did prevented her from taking all the time we needed to understand our situation and what the next best step would be. She honestly was like a guide and advocate through the whole process. I'm greatful we were able to work with her.
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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Law firm
I tried handling my car accident case on my own. Well, the insurance company didn't want to give me anything close to fair. So I prayed about it and I came across Megan Howard at Stopa and Associates. She helped me to settle the case for a fair amount ( more than 4.5 times what the insurance company was offering me). Thank the Lord that it all worked out without going to trial.
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Posted by Jessica | August 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer
Family and I hired Meghan to help with custody order. She helped and was very helpful. Returned calls and or emails immediately. She helped us get what was needed to be done with the custody order.
Posted by Brendan | August 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Work on our House Closing
Meghan and the rest of the Stopa & Associates team were a great resource to have during our first closing. She was very professional and had all of the necessary documents prepared and ready to go for a smooth experience. We would be more than happy to work with Meghan on future closings/legal matters!
Posted by Haily | August 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Meghan assisted me when I was filing for divorce and lost in papers! She took the time to explaine what everything was and answered any questions I had making the entire process so much easier! Meghan is personal and professional, and I would highly recommend her!!
Posted by Nick | July 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced Divorce Attorney - Highly Recommend
Megan was incredibly insightful and provided excellent representation during my divorce proceedings. She has a passion for the field and it shows in the courtroom. I highly recommend her to anyone going through a divorce.
Posted by Paul | June 13, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent consultation!
So, I called Meaghan with a question about my case which is already in progress. Meaghan returned my call promptly, listened carefully and gave thoughtful and detailed answers to my concerns. I have engaged more than a few attorneys in my life and found that often they want to direct the conversation very specifically to a concise legal point and go no further. My current attorney has that drawback. It's frustrating for the client and a bit unproductive. I needed a bit more and Meaghan freely answered all my questions. In the end her answers were extremely productive for my decision-making, technically and legally right on point. I am already represented on this matter but it will likely result in further litigation at some point in the future and Meaghan will represent me. Great job Meaghan.
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Posted by Amy | May 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very responsive and knowledgeable
Meghan responded quickly and throughly to my emails and calls. She is very knowledgeable and professional. I had many questions through the process, and Meghan was there with answers. Meghan took the time to find out what was important to me. I would definitely recommend Meghan.
Posted by Taylor | May 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Probate & Family Court
I wanted to take a moment to express my profound appreciation for representing me. I am so incredibly thankful for your amazing help, professionalism and expertise. You were able to take a potentially volatile and emotional situation and quickly turned it around to greatly benefit myself and my children. I was completely dazzled by your awe-inspiring communication skills and how Meghan you were able to resolve my case so quickly. You have my heartfelt gratitude for all your time and efforts. You did an excellent job and I truly couldn’t be happier.
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Posted by Troy | May 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Meghan Leigh Howard
Meghan was excellent in all aspects of handling my case. She walked me through every step making sure I understood the process and actions we would be taking until the case was settled. My child support was lowered to an affordable amount and I have been able to see my son more. Meghan is intelligent, hard working and caring and because of these qualities is an amazing lawyer that I would highly reccomend to anyone in need of legal help
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Posted by Claire | May 29, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Responsive & Thorough
Meghan counseled my fiancée and I on how to proceed on a personal injury claim. She was a wealth of knowledge and put in s lot of work to ensure she advised/gave us the best options on how to proceed.
Posted by Benji | August 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Documents
Meghan did a fantastic job with our estate documents. She was very well versed in local and state laws, which made me feel very comfortable with the process. I would recommend Meghan for anyone who is looking for a personal attorney.
Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
CORI Sealing
I consulted with Meghan regarding a DUI on my CORI form from years ago, that I was hoping to seal. Her knowledge throughout the entire process made the CORI sealing very seamless and straightforward. Within days she provided me the correct paperwork to complete and submit. My letter acknowledging the CORI had been sealed arrived later that month. I would recommend Meghan again and again, working with her felt comfortable and effortless, I knew I was in good hands!
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Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tenant representation
Meghan told me and my then-roommates up front that she did not usually represent tenants but, we decided to go with her anyways. She was very confident in her ability to come up to speed, was thorough with compiling and keeping important documentation for our claims/case, was open to our feedback and constructive ideas after listening to our laundry list of issues to figure out the best approach to deal with. In the end my only wish was that we were more able to negotiate with leverage as I thought we had a bit more to push but, she was prudent and I think did the best thing for all of us. Would absolutely go through this process with her again.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Stopa & Associates, LLC.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • Update Legal (Wilmer Hale)
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Greater Boston Legal Services
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Certified Student Practitioner
  • Committee For Public Counsel Services
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • McGrath & Kane
  • 2012 - 2012
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Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Central Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Legal Cases

  • Husband vs. Wife (Norfolk County)
  • Settled
  • Husband vs. Wife (Norfolk County)
  • Settled
  • Assault and Battery (Attleboro District Court)
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • The Referral Source Group
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Lead Share Network Professionals - Brockton
  • Secretary
  • 2018 - Present
  • 6 Degrees Networking
  • President
  • 2018 - Present
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 2021 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • 2020 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Pro Bono Honors
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (16)
Endorse Meghan
Unknown Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Meghan is an excellent attorney. She's smart and passionate, cares deeply about her clients, and has the kind of warmth and interpersonal skills that so many attorneys lack. I highly recommend her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Meghan is extremely passionate about what she does, which shows by the attention and dedication she gives to her clients. Combine that with her knowledge and experience, makes Meghan a highly qualified and effective attorney. I do not hesitate to give her name to anyone that needs help navigating such a complex and emotional process."
Family Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Howard is always prepared for court, wonderful on her feet in the courtroom and a strong advocate for her client's position."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Meghan is a well versed attorney and goes the extra mile for her clients. She is very professional but has a personal touch making her clients feel valued."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Howard is an active member of the legal community who excels at handling her own matters and never turns down an opportunity to assist a colleague."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Meghan is a conscientious & motivated individual that will go the extra mile for her clients. I would highly recommend."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Meghan is very knowledgeable and truly cares about all of her clients. She always keeps her clients best interests in mind and is willing to go above and beyond. She is always respectful to other lawyers and is very easy to work with."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Attorney Meghan Howard professionally for several years. She is a quality attorney who truly fights for her clients and has an excellent grasp on the law. She is a dedicated advocate and can get you the results you need."
Family Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Meghan is a skilled attorney and a devoted advocate with whom I have had the privilege of working with on a variety of cases. She is a sincere colleague, and I value both her intelligent advice and thoroughness in all matters. Meghan’s compassion for her clients, together with her professional drive, are qualities that regularly achieve the best possible outcome for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Meghan is a professional and caring attorney looking to achieve the best results for her clients. I endorse Meghan fully!"
Unknown Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Meghan Howard as a peer and colleague"
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Foxboro Divorce and separation Lawyer Meghan Leigh Howard
Meghan Leigh Howard
Divorce and separation Attorney
Foxboro, MA
Licensed for 8 years
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