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Susan Correia-Champa

Divorce and separation Attorney at Boston, MA

4.7   14 reviews

also known as Law Offices of Susan Correia-Champa, LLC


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About Susan

Learn Susan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    60%
    domestic relations, custody disputes, removal of minor children out of the Commonwealth, domestic abuse, Guardian Ad Litem service in the investigation of custody, parenting time

    29 years

  2. Criminal defense
    40%
    felonies and misdemeanors, including drug offenses,OUI/drunk driving, violation of 209A restraining orders, assault & battery, domestic violence, violent crimes

    32 years

 A full-service law firm serving clients in Massachusetts in a diverse range of legal matters. The Firm's philosophy is focused on providing clients with quality representation in an efficient and responsive manner. Our clients' goals and needs are of utmost importance, and we strive to aid you in both identifying and accomplishing your objectives. We understand that each legal matter warrants unique attention, whether it involves an individual or a business, and we look forward to discussing your legal requirements. Areas of specialty include family law, criminal law and civil litigation.

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Licensed for 31 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 12/26/2022

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

Contact Susan

Law Offices of Susan Correia-Champa, LLC
295 Devonshire St
Boston, MA, 02110-1220

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by L. | January 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely would call again for Legal assistance
Mrs. Champa was Professional, Direct, Tactful, Resourceful, Communicative and most of all Compassionate to my situation and needs. She is a wonderful advocate in the courtroom
Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Effective, caring, and honest attorney
If I could leave 6 stars in this review, I would. Susan has represented me in a high conflict custody battle for several years. Susan was the second attorney I hired for my case; she was able to fix the mess made by my first attorney. Susan has responded to repeated motions from my ex with efficiency and expertise. Susan met me on the weekends and after hours to prep for the two trials brought forth by my ex and I came out of the trials with solid orders that have brought more stability to my situation to which I attribute to Susan's knowledge and experience. We essentially "won" both trials. Susan is highly knowledgeable of the law and the judges which is an invaluable asset when going through the court system. Susan has also been available to touch base on issues as they arise after my last trial, responding quickly and always advising me honestly, telling me risks and benefits to pursuing motions, contempts, etc. Susan truly cares about her clients and their children. Susan's paralegal Ela is extremely efficient and is invaluable to Susan's team as well. Susan has guided me through this very difficult process and am very thankful to work with her. I highly recommend Susan.
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Posted by Jennifer | April 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Skilled, Knowledgable, Amazing Attorney
Susan and her team really helped my situation with my partner. She is highly skilled and dedicated to her clients and in her profession. She really cared for my situation and fought hard on my behalf. Susan did a good job of advocating for me and my situation. I am so grateful for her hard work and professionalism. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for someone to defend them in their case.
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Posted by Chris | November 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Skilled attorney around child custody / parental alienation cases
I wish I hired Susan three years earlier when I abruptly lost contact with my younger daughter. I had hired an attorney to work on resuming contact when this all started. Unfortunately, the attorney I hired failed to understand the complexities of parental alienation and the situation deteriorated. I hired Susan after consulting with an expert in the field of parental alienation. The expert recommended Susan since she had a grasp of both the legal and psychological issues around parental alienation. This knowledge was extremely helpful in developing the appropriate parenting plan while being firm with the opposing side. I strongly recommend Susan as a result.
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Posted by Massi | December 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A shark that everyone needs
This is the kind of attorney you want. She is a mother who cares about children. Knowledgeable, smart, and very professional. She never leaves your side no matter how little chance you have. I used her for divorce but I used her for real estate too.
Posted by Michael | November 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, Dedicated, Aggressive, Knowledgeable Attorney with a Heart!
Susan and her team worked with me to make great choices, negotiated and protected me and my family's best interest against all odds and always with a smile! She prides herself in knows her clients and their family as if we truly were her own family. She is always very positive and strives towards working for win/win situations and helped me make the best choices with a very challenging situation while being very strategic in her forethought to take care of our short and long term challenges always planning many moves ahead. She is a perfect mix of being aggressive and not afraid of a challenge yet her compassionate and calm nature puts you at peace and this calm is felt even as you enter the court room with her. She is the first one to say pick your battles, not because she has better things to do, but because sometimes we need someone to protect us from ourselves, especially when emotions run high and I greatly appreciate that heart and dedication. After meeting with Susan I knew I would never hire anyone else to fight for the best interest of my son and our family. Highly qualified and always striving above and beyond with such heart, I am thankful everyday for all Susan has done!
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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2014
Great lawyer
Susan has been my lawyer for 6 year after my very complicated divorce, and post divorce problems with X, she is great!!
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2014
Knowledgeable and Communcatkve
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.
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2014
Susan helps single father achieve full custody in Mass!
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.
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Posted by Tony | March 31, 2014
One of the best attorneys I have seen!
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.
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2014
A lawyer who gets results!
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.
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2014
Trustworthy Lawyer
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.
Posted by Carrie Chapman | March 28, 2014
Fantastic Lawyer!!! HIGHLY recommend!
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!
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2014
Divorce Attorneys not To Hire
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.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
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Resume

AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Susan Correia-Champa, LLC
  • 1997 - Present
  • Partner
  • Corriea-Champa & Mailhot
  • 1997 - 2017
  • Partner
  • Gindes & Correia
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Cullen & Butters
  • 1989 - 1996
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Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Suffolk University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Associations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers (MAWL)
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Susan
Family Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. She is great at what she does and you would be lucky to have her as your attorney."
Family Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Susan is an excellent lawyer. She is very practical and knows the law. She knows how to put a case together in a way that makes sense, and has a lot of experience and common sense. I am happy to endorse her."
Boston Divorce and separation Lawyer Susan Correia-Champa
Susan Correia-Champa
Divorce and separation Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation