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Robert Bradley Setterbo

Divorce and separation Attorney at Hingham, MA

5.0   16 reviews

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Robert Bradley Setterbo II, Esq.’s practice has focused on Family Law and Domestic Relations cases for approximately 8 years. He is an attorney with the firm Wilkinson & Finkbeiner LLP, with offices in Hingham, Boston and New Bedford, MA and services the counties of Suffolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Essex, Middlesex, Worcester, Norfolk, and Barnstable.  Attorney Setterbo has successfully handled Divorces, Child Custody, Visitation, Division of Assets and Debt, Spousal Support (alimony), Child Support, Relocations, Restraining Orders, and many other issues. Robert has personally handled dozens of cases from intake, through law and motion, hearings and requests for temporary orders, short trials and long trials, post-judgment modification motions and requests for relief. He has the kind of experience that you want handling your Family Law or Domestic Relations case in Boston, Massachusetts.

Robert earned his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law where he was a member of USD’s National Mock Trial Team, competing in tournaments across the country. Prior to entering law school, he earned his Bachelor’s of Science in General Biology at the University of California, San Diego, with a minor in Law and Society. Robert is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as California.

Robert is a proud member of the South Shore (Massachusetts) community, and participates in volunteer opportunities whenever possible.

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Licensed for 13 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 03/17/2023
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 12/04/2022

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Posted by Jeff | February 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Results with no drama
Robert helped me through the divorce process with my children as the priority exactly how I had asked, and delivered good results.
Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Helpful, Supportive
Thanks to Attorney Setterbo, I was able to go through my divorce proceedings and win the case to register foreign decree successfully. I'm very satisfied with the results and grateful for his team. I appreciate not only Attorney Setterbo's professionality but also his integrity and honesty with his clients. I highly recommend Attorney Setterbo.
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Was extremely pleased with Robert's communication and competency. No time was wasted and all my questions and concerns were quickly answered. Would use him again. Highly recommend.
Posted by Jennifer | November 19, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and expedient
I required a very specific type of service in order to get married abroad. I had called around to several different firms to get advice on this service required, and was sent around in circles between family lawyers and immigration lawyers. During a quick 10 minute call, Robert Setterbo recognized the dilemma and made a plan. His law firm's service was extremely expedient in addressing the service required and has been professional and courteous throughout the whole process. I really appreciate the assistance provided.
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Posted by Sean | October 1, 2021
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Excellent, concise and thoughtful service!
Robert and Anna were and continue to be amazing! While going through my divorce, Robert kept it REAL and to the point! There were never any false expectations or empty promises. I appreciate his candor and should I ever find myself in a position needing these types of services again, he will definitely be called. In addition, I was living out of state while my divorce was taking place and he made it as convenient as possible for me. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
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Posted by Daniel | April 15, 2021
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Won my case
Robert was able to quickly and efficiently get my case settled. I honestly cannot thank him enough. He was able to get me far more than i expected. Would absolutley hire again. Thanks Robert!
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce lawyer
Attorney Setterbo represented me during my divorce proceedings. Robert has a deep understanding of the law and was well prepared in our meetings as well as kept me informed of the possibilities and the tough decisions that were needed. He and his team are very well organized and worked diligently to make sure all my questions were answered and my paperwork/ court procedures were accurate. Thanks to Robert I was able to settle my case with a favorable outcome.
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Posted by Gaylen | January 19, 2020
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Robert and his firm were fantastic with my unpleasant divorce, he was able to assist me through an unfamiliar process and listened to my wishes and helped me calmly sift through the best way to get the end results I was hoping for, for both myself and my daughter. He was firm and thorough but also very understanding to the difficultly I was facing through the process both financially and emotionally. I strongly suggested him for his wisdom, experience and final results.
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Posted by Sarah | January 7, 2020
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Look no further!
Thanks to Attorney Robert Setterbo, I am now divorced with full custody of my daughter, who has started Kindergarten this year.. Thanks to his representation, my daughter and I were able to move on from this unfortunate and mentally tolling life event fairly quickly, and closer to recovery. It was literally life changing for me when I got to sign on with him. His legal representation was solid, reliable, and honest at all times. He was clear about what I could expect, what would probably happen, and what needed to be done. (And in the end he was right about everything that he could tell me.) He was reassuring, but at the same time kept me real. It was just what I had needed. In communicating, he is very prompt in responding to any questions that come up, and overall extremely reliable. I would recommend him to family and close friends without an iota of doubt! (And if by any chance at all he is not available to take your case, Kathryn at the same firm Wilkinson & Finkbeiner would also make for an excellent choice. His paralegal Anna was also super competent and thorough.) One of my biggest considerations in searching for a new lawyer was the legal fees. It was a vulnerable time, because my daughter was involved and the stakes were high, and at the same time I was on a budget. How could I possibly find someone to put what seemed like my life in their hands? It seemed an impossible and daunting task to me at the time, especially after having such a negative experience with my former lawyer. That was until I got to speak with Robert. From the beginning, it was clear that Robert is great at what he does, not to mention his empathy, honesty, and professionalism that I was shown throughout the whole process. He is definitely the kind of attorney that you want on your side, and can trust with your divorce. His razor sharp mind + the bonuses of sensitivity and integrity will make the process so much more easier for you. He is a rare find, and I will be forever grateful to him and Wilkinson & Finkbeiner!!. It is a privilege to have him represent you in court, and surely your choice will not be regretted!
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Posted by Morgan | November 2, 2018
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Willing to take my difficult case
My son's father and I went through a very difficult custody battle, wherein we were largely fighting over jurisdiction, as Robert is a duel appointed attorney he fit my need to be represented by CA, as well as be represented in MA. He was very down to earth, kind, understanding to a fault, and he had my child's best intentions in mind the entirety of my case. He was an unknowing mentor, and he helped me tremendously when dealing with such a rough part of my life. I have recommended him to people, family members included, and will continue to, as he is a champion for what is truly best for the child in any case.
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Posted by N | October 22, 2018
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Divorce Case
Robert took over my case after another attorney completely neglected it. These situations are stressful enough on their own, and I reached out to Robert at a time when that stress had been amplified so much by the previous team. He and his coworkers were consistently supportive and courteous. Robert gave me honest opinions and realistic expectations without making me feel like I had no control over the outcomes in this process. He and his team were easy to work with at any given time even though I was in a different state throughout this process. They were quick to respond and kept me in the loop. I highly, highly recommend Robert. He was a pleasure to work with and I'm incredibly grateful to each and every member of his team who worked together to get me the best outcome. Thank you.
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Posted by Robert | January 18, 2018
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Highly Recommended
Robert was extremely helpful and tactful in consulting me and helping me with my child support cases. He went way above and beyond to assist me in what I seem to think is an unfair system that penalizes fathers who want to make a contribution. He made sure that I was not taken advantage of and made this stressful situation of mine of my back. I highly recommend his service and he is trustworthy.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2018
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Seeing the light....
My custody case was dragged out for over a year before I found Robert. I interviewed a few attorneys in Boston and felt comfortable with Robert after our initial consultation. Robert and his team worked very quickly to rectify a few things in the case in a matter of a month. I couldn’t get child support for the longest and I’m not sure why but Robert quickly was able to have the court approve child support. He also acted quickly advising me on a matter which was time sensitive in regards to seeking a child evaluator to be involved in assessing child custody and visititation for my child. Thankfully Robert advised me to act quickly or else I would have been on a very different track with my child custody case. Robert is very honest and will tell you the truth about what he thinks in regards to the case. He is smart about his approach and will discuss with you his thoughts and options. Thank you Robert.
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Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2018
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2017 divorce case
Attorney Setterbo represented me in a divorce I went through over the course of 2017. Although I had only been married a short time, the other side was aggressive in going after my assets, and attorney Setterbo was extremely helpful in meticulously pushing back on their arguments and negotiating thoroughly on my behalf. He spent a fair amount of time customizing the separation agreement and was very responsive over email and phone consultations. Ultimately, the case was resolved in a manner that was very fair to me, in no small part to the efforts expended by Mr. Setterbo.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2017
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Among all of the lawyers I spoke with, Mr. Setterbo was the easiest to speak with and has an ability to be informative in a way that was not condescending no matter how basic the question I asked was. He was honest when he could not give me a concrete answer, and I appreciated not being given false hope or told just what I wanted to hear. He is very encouraging and shows a deep sense of commitment. Even though I only worked with him during the consultation phase, he was happy to answer as many questions as I had and didn't make me feel rushed. Overall, it was a great experience. Thank you so much.
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2013
Divorce & Child Custody
Mr. Setterbo helped me with my recent divorce and custody of my children. He was so nice and so helpful. My questions were always answered very quickly and he eased my concerns. I will definitely use him in the future if needed and will absolutely recommend him to others.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Wilkinson & Finkbeiner LLP
  • 2015 - Present


  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD
  • 2009
  • University of California - San Diego
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005


  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Exceptional family law attorney. Very knowledgable about the subject matter. Kind, courteous. Would definitely work with Mr. Setterbo again."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert graciously gave of his time to collaborate with me over a complex matter. I was highly impressed with his willingness to step up and help a fellow attorney. He gave solid advice, is very knowledgeable and supportive . His legal research and interpersonal skills are top notch and he knows his stuff. I highly recommend this attorney. A real gem in the legal profession and I am grateful!"
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Hingham Divorce and separation Lawyer Robert Bradley Setterbo
Robert Bradley Setterbo
Divorce and separation Attorney
Hingham, MA
Licensed for 13 years
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