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Sharyn T Sooho

Family Attorney at Newton, MA

3.7   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1977
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Law Offices of Sharyn T Sooho
29 Crafts Street Suite 500
Newton, MA, 02458

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Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2018
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EXTREMELY ABLE
When I divorced my husband, he wasn't happy about it. He was determined to give me a very hard time and run up expenses to leave me broke. Ms. Sooho was his attorney. She shortly grasped his intent and refused to continue filing complaint after complaint. He fired her and went on to another attorney who also put a stop to this abuse.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2015
smooth and stress free experience
Sharyn was my divorce attorney. During the process, Sharyn and her assistants kept me well informed and well prepared without causing any complications. My case involved two countries and I thought that it could take a long time to settle. My divorce had been finalized in about 8 months. I had 2 visits in her office, everything was done on the phone. It's a smooth and stress free process all because Sharyn and her assistants are very well organized, responsive and trustworthy. I highly recommended Sharyn.
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2015
Excellent experience working with Sharyn
My experience with Sharyn and her team was excellent. I had interviewed many attorneys prior to making the decision to work with her-- I was very selective. My divorce was a complicated one that included contested custody, an extended trial, and follow on appeals. My relationship with Sharyn extended over a 3+ year period before my divorce related challenges were brought to conclusion. Attorney Sooho was excellent to work with, she took the time to help me understand the process and make sure we were prepared at every turn. Attorney Sooho never promised anything she couldn't deliver on, rather she kept me informed and and leveraged her experience to help me understand the possible outcomes so I could make informed decisions on how to move forward. I can't say enough about her experience, there were many instances where she was required to make moves on my behalf while thinking on her feet that were just brilliant and benefited my cause tremendously. This is an important point from my perspective when it comes to selecting an attorney- especially in family court where ANYTHING can happen. Having someone with the experience, who has seen it all is an important asset. Attorney Sooho is very organized and responsive she made me feel as though I were her only client even though I know that was not the case.
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Posted by Brian | March 10, 2015
Appreciated Expertise
I am writing to review Sharyn Sooho. She was my divorce attorney, and is still my attorney with family legal matters. I cannot say enough about the service, expertise and compassion I received from Sharyn and her assistants during a very difficult time, and still do to this day. Her very professional, consistent and calm approach was greatly appreciated, and her years of experience were very helpful in coming to conclusion on a very complicated, contentious divorce. I highly recommend Sharyn.
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2015
Grossly Negligent - Cost Me My Children
This was a horrific divorce and custody case that occurred a few years ago, where I am only now able to write about the compounded damage imposed upon me by this attorney. Attorney Sooho had billed herself as experienced in successfully handing difficult custody cases, and tackling the issues of hidden assets and inflates expenses. My then husband had hired a mercenary who had built up levels of animosity with my former attorney to where he threatened OC in the court house after the temporary hearing. Even though he had done a thorough job of discovery, I feared he had lost objectivity and would be ineffective in presenting my case. I hired Attorney Sooho providing her with subpoenaed records from my ex's work (a medical professional with a high 6-figure annual income), his deposition where he had arrogantly stated that he intended to eliminate me from my daughters' lives, that he abused me and that he gambled much of the family's income at the casinos and through the lottery, interrogatories full of provable false statements, and bank statements and credit card statements showing that he was spending money lavishly - while I basically financed most of the family's expenses. Attorney Sohoo used none of these documents to build my case. Instead she hired "assistants" with no legal training to type up motions from templates, did not get my re-writes on the motions into court on time to be submitted, had her assistants respond to my emails, took a week off to collaborate on redesigning her website during the most crucial phase of the process - the pretrial, and was abysmally unprepared to present my position when appearing. She did not report to the Judge that my ex had decided not to show for a family therapy meeting, or that he had altered the grades on my daughter's report card when submitting it as evidence, she never reported the correlation between returning my daughter late Sunday nights with no homework done and her falling grades, she did not mention that my ex and his extended family subjected all three of my daughters to a continuous loop of disdainful and disparaging diatribes about me during his family's big Sunday dinners at his parents' house. Instead, she remained mute while his attorney slandered me at hearings, while extolling the fictional virtues of my ex - who up until the time he filed for divorce had never had a hand in raising the girls. After hearing only the false and twisted case presented by the opposition, the judge ruled that alimony for me would be terminated (I had only just been hired a month after seeking work for over a year), that my ex would retain sole custody of my daughter (my two older daughters were emancipated), and that I would pay him $328 weekly in child support. Since the divorce, my daughters have not spent one major holiday with me because they fear being ostracized from their father and his family (we had lived In his parents' property surrounded by his sibs, their spouses and kids for 25 years while I raised them, so the girls became enmeshed in the culture). My girls and I had always been close prior to this debacle, I could never have imagined them becoming alienated from me. They have all been scarred emotionally; especially my youngest who now attends college but still lives with her father, I was diagnosed with PTSD, depression and panic attacks. Attorney Sooho knew what my ex had planned and did nothing to intervene even though she had all of the evidence ready made to prove his intent to the court. I did not ask her to be a mad dog litigator, like Opposing Counsel. All she was required to do was show the Judge the evidence that validated my ex's plan: which was as he told me early on "To leave you alone, with nothing -a nobody". She did not care about my case; just about getting paid. I wished I could had written this sooner to warn others, but her negligence left me incapacitated to the point where I was ultimately determined to be disabled by SSA.
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Response from Sharyn Sooho March 10, 2015
This review is made up, possibly by an opposing party, as far as I can tell. The stated “facts” have no bearing on any case I have or had. I try my best to listen to clients and work with them to achieve realistic goals. My staff is comprised of a licensed attorney and a highly trained paralegal. We strive to respond to clients and opposing counsel the same day. WE also treat everyone with civility and respect. Since I do not know anything about the reviewer, I can only assume the writer is an unhappy person. It is disappointing that someone chooses to abuse the privilege of posting anonymously.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2013
Terrible
She might be knowledgeable ( I presume she is as her reputation is generally good and she is the author of many articles), but in my case she was just terrible. She promised a lot, but delivered very little: paid very little attention to my case (it was a custody case), failed to act and press my case forward, was not returning my calls and emails for weeks at a time. She really just abandoned my case - she ended up just FAILING TO APPEAR FOR A COURT HEARING despite my repeated VM reminding her about the hearing. This may sound incredible, but that is how it was. Based on her output in the case, I also firmly believe that she billed me for a lot more time than she actually used on my case. Overall, an example of very poor ethics.
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Response from Sharyn Sooho March 10, 2015
Again, this is a made up set of facts that has no bearing to any case I have had or have. I wish there were a better way for unhappy folks to deal with their hurt and anger.
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Education

  • Boston University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
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  • Brandeis University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
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Associations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
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  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
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  • Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Service to Association
  • Brandeis University Alumni Association
  • 2004

Publications

  • Sphinx
  • How to File for Divorce in Massachusetts
  • 2001
  • Family Law Advisor
  • Editor
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Newton Family Lawyer Sharyn T Sooho
Sharyn T Sooho
Family Attorney
Newton, MA
Licensed for 47 years