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Stephanie A Sousa

Family Attorney at South Easton, MA

5.0   5 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2009

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2009. See details

About Stephanie

Learn Stephanie’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    50%
    Divorce, Child Support, Visitation, Custody, Modifications, Contempts, Antenuptials, etc

    32 years

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    40%
    Chapter 7 and Chapter 13

    32 years

  3. Criminal defense
    10%
    District Court Matters, Assault & Battery, Drug Possession, Larceny, Violation of 209A, etc

    32 years

QUESTIONS ABOUT DIVORCE, FAMILY LAW, BANKRUPTCY, OR CRIMINAL MATTER? DON'T HESITATE TO CALL ME!

I am a conscientious, ethical, and  hard working  attorney who represents people going through bankruptcy, divorce, and other difficult  legal matters.  I  take the time to listen  to your particular problem with professionalism and empathy. It’s important to me that clients feel comfortable and feel part of the legal process. My goal is to make these difficult times as smooth and cost effective as possible, while protecting your rights and providing you with zealous legal representation.  I care about clients and the outcomes of their cases.

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating

Location

Stephanie A. Sousa, Attorney at Law
859 Washington Street
P.O. Box 345
South Easton, MA, 02375

Reviews

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Posted by Peter | January 9, 2015
Do yourself a service and hire Stephanie!!
Thought I could represent myself in the beginning and after losing big a few times I came to my senses. I consulted 3 lawyers, 2 of which told me that I was pretty much going to be screwed over even with their representation but Stephanie was the only one willing to go to bat for me. I returned to court along side Stephanie and guess what, the ruling was in my favor!!! Thank you Stephanie for your services and for being a consummate professional. To think what would of happened if we never connected, thanks again!
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Posted by Jackie | March 17, 2014
Hands Down The BEST Attorney EVER
She is by far one of the best and caring attorney's that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I don't let go of this one--will sell a kidney to keep her on retainer for my needs. She's definitely one you want on your side and not against it. Fair, compassionate, funny, knowledgeable, friendly and tough when she needs to be. She handled my divorce modification and is on radar for a few other things.
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Posted by Linda | August 20, 2013
Your out come matters to Atty Stephanie Sousa !!!! She's caring,understanding and reliable!
Attorney Stephanie Sousa has been my Atty for about ten years. She has covered modifications regarding my divorce, child visitations as well as child support issues. Each and every time I was pleased with the out come. She always made a confused and scary time easy to understand by putting everything in layman's terms prior to going before the judge. She was always on time, professional and reliable when communication was concerned. Financially she is willing to work with you not against you, she understands that these are difficult times for everyone. Atty Sousa also handled my bankruptcy case for me. To be honest, no one wants to file bankruptcy, however circumstances happen that sometimes leaves you no other choice. But Attorney Sousa understands and will not think any less of a client due to having to do so. I know myself, felt guilty but I was put as ease with understanding and care all because I had an Atty who understood. I have NO hesitation that I would hire Attorney Stephanie Sousa all over again right from the very start.
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2013
Highly Recommended
I hired Stephanie in 1999 to handle my bankruptcy case. I was apprehensive about the process because I had never needed a lawyer before. However, Stephanie quickly put my mind at ease and was very reassuring throughout my entire case. From the day I hired her until the day of the hearing, Stephanie was with me every step of the way. From responding to phone calls to answering questions, she was very professional, very knowledgable and also responsive to me as a person. In short, she made me feel confident that my case would have a positive outcome. I was not merely a case to her, but a person and she recognized that. Since then , I have recommended her to four other people. Everyone that I recommended all said that she treated them with courtesy and respect. To this day I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone seeking legal advice or counsel.
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Posted by Joe | July 9, 2013
Would Recommend to Anyone
Stephanie handled a bankruptcy case for me in 2004 when I became injured and subsequently ill and had to file Chapter 7. She was extremely knowledgeable on the subject of bankruptcy and made the process streamlined and easy. Usually when you're in a situation that requires bankruptcy protection, you need a lawyer who can walk you through the process and assure you along the way. I'm proud to say that Attorney Sousa was that lawyer. I have so much confidence in her abilities and her skills as an attorney, that I've recommended her to anyone who needs a lawyer. As an investigator, I understand the importance of thoroughness and professionalism. It's with a great deal of ease that I say that Attorney Sousa possesses both of those qualities and more. Last, one of the chief complaints clients have about lawyers is that they never call back when messages are left. With Stephanie, this is simply not the case. Any message I left for her when she represented me or leave for her now is returned in 24 hours. Thus, it's my pleasure to recommend her to anyone seeking legal advice or counsel. As an alum of her law school, I can also attest to the fact that she learned the law from some of the brightest minds available.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

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AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2009.

Suspension issued in MA, 2009
updated on 11/05/2015

This status means that an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a specific period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Stephanie's comment: “I was suspended from the practice of law for 2 years for falsely testifying about the nature of a relationship with a former client who was charged with crimes against me. I did so testify out of immense shame, however it does not excuse my poor actions. Having been reinstated to practice law in Jan. 2012, I hold myself to the highest standard of professionalism and ethical behavior. I will never again engage in conduct that falls below that standard.”

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Stephanie A. Sousa, Attorney at Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • North East Director of Sales
  • ClickSafety
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Stephanie A. Sousa, Attorney at Law
  • 1993 - 2009

Education

  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Associations

  • Bridgewater Credit Union
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Cupboard of Kindness
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Stephanie Sousa. She has helped a mutual client in a bankruptcy proceeding and done an excellent job. I am also aware of her successes in her family law practice. I would happily trust her with my clients who need help in either of these areas."
Family Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Atty Sousa a number of times throughout the years. She is very hard working and represents her clients well. I have also referred cases to her on occasion. I highly recommend this attorney."
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South Easton Family Lawyer Stephanie A Sousa
Stephanie A Sousa
Family Attorney
South Easton, MA
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2009. See details