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Snehal Pulivarti Massey

Divorce and separation Attorney at Columbia, MD

5.0   24 reviews

also known as Snehal Massey


Licensed for 5 years

Virtual consultation available

About Snehal

Learn Snehal’s areas of practice.

Snehal is the principal of SPM Law, LLC. where she practices all aspects of family law in Maryland. She has trial experience in numerous Maryland jurisdictions. Prior to launching her own firm, she worked as an associate at two prominent family law firms in the Baltimore area. She also argued a case in the Court of Special Appeals in 2019, which resulted in a published opinion by the intermediate appellate court. Snehal expanded her litigation practice to include Collaborative Law. She is also eligible to serve as a Best Interest Attorney, Child Privilege Attorney, and Child Advocate Attorney in Maryland.

Snehal received her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2015. After law school, Snehal gained invaluable experience when she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ronald A. Silkworth (Ret.) at the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County. She worked as an associate at two prominent family law firms in the Baltimore area prior to launching her own practice in 2021.  

Prior to working as an attorney, Snehal worked in Marketing for six years. She currently serves on the board of Christalis, Inc., a non-profit organization that develops and maintains programs to help underserved children and families in various parts of the world. Snehal enjoys spending her free time with her husband and daughter.

She is a member of numerous bar associations including the Maryland State Bar Association, the Baltimore County Bar Association, the Anne Arundel County Bar Association, the Maryland Association of Justice, South Asian Bar Association DC chapter, Alliance for Black Women Attorneys of Maryland, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Asian Pacific American Bar Association MD chapter, Howard County Collaborative Professionals, and the Mindfulness in Law Society.

Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice

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Licensed for 5 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2017
Updated 07/12/2022

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

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SPM Law, LLC.
10015 Old Columbia Road
B-215
Columbia, MD, 21046

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
Snehal received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2021
Posted by CHARI | April 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AMAZING ADOPTION
INITIALLY MRS MASSEY WAS A PART OF A LARGER LAW FIRM THAT I COMMISSIONED TO HELP ME WITH MY ADOPTION. WHEN SHE LEFT THE LAW FIRM I COULDNT IMAGINE WORKING WITH SOMEONE ELSE SO I LEFT WITH HER. THE PERSON ATTENTION AND KINDNESS SHE GAVE ME MADE ME FEEL SO COMFORTABLE AND CONFIDENT IN THE ADOPTION CASE. SHE WAS ON TOP OF EVERYTHING THAT WAS NEEDED. WHEN THE COURTS ASKED FOR NEW COPIES OF DOCUMENTS ALREADY SIGHNED AND GIVEN TO THEM SHE WAS ON IT AND WE GOT THE ADOPTION DONE VERY QUICKLY. SHE WAS KIND AND COMPASSIONATE AND A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH. THANK YOU MRS MASSEY
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Response from Snehal Massey June 3, 2022
Chari - it was my honor to assist you in the adoption process. Thank you for trusting me with it. I appreciate your kind words. You were a true pleasure to assist and wish you & your family the very best. Be well and take good care. -snehal
Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Private Business Owner
I hired Snehal Massey to represent me in a divorce and separation case. Snehal's expertise was invaluable to me and the overall process. I appreciated her sound counsel and felt confident that I was being represented in the absolute best manner. Snehal is a competent and caring attorney.
Posted by Rodney | October 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
My lawyer did everything she could do for me and she was respectful and got the job done in a timely manner beat lawyer I ever had
Posted by David | August 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
My divorce made easy
Mrs Massey took care of everything. She kept me informed and just made it easy for me. I would definitely refer her to anyone.
Posted by Kenneth | July 7, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Family Lawyer
I was just about to begin what initially looked to be a contentious divorce. Unaware of where to start I began my search for an attorney. Mrs. Snehal Pulivarti Massey was just the person that I needed. She is thorough and concise. I would definitely recommend Mrs. Massey for legal matters regarding Family Law. The facts of my case were that I already had a nuptial agreement however parts of the agreement were being challenged. Mrs. Massey made professional recommendation that allowed me to proceed with the divorce in a way that worked in my favor. I’m thankful and eternally grateful for her help. Thank you!
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Posted by Bobbie | June 28, 2021
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Above and Beyond!!!
Snehal was everything that I could ever ask for as a representative in my child custody case. She took the case and promptly began working towards fighting for reunification with my son. After a tough long battle with documents, emails and conversations. Making sure that every detail was intact and I was well prepared for the trial. I won the case and got my son back into my custody!!!! Snehal went above and beyond to ensure that I would have my son in my custody - she even sent a Mother’s Day card with a special message. I never knew a lawyer that cared as much as Snehal. I truly believe that if you decide to work with Snehal you would definitely be satisfied.
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Posted by Taylor | June 15, 2021
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Custody Case
Mrs. Massey was very honest, helpful and sweet. She definitely cares. She helped me to communicate what I wanted and made the whole process much easier with all of the filings and deadlines.
Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2021
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Saved our home
Snehal is an awesome person. She is very good at what she does. She is very honest and straight forward. The first consultation with her made me feel positive and confident.
Posted by Daniel | February 19, 2021
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Reliable representation
Snehal was great to work with. She possessed great attention to details regarding my Divorce case. Snehal always had a plan of action prior to our conversations. Snehal made certain I understood all my options; even worse case scenario so I can understand and be able to make informed decisions in the event we had to go to trial. I absolutely appreciated her team approach to this difficult, long and painful process and I felt comfortable and safe in her presence. I was successfully granted my divorce on 1/25/21. Thank you Ms. Snehal
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Posted by Rob | February 8, 2021
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Ms Massey is outstanding.
Snehal is absolutely amazing. Before I was referred to her because of a divorce, I was very unsure and afraid for my future. Snehal’s extensive knowledge and strong defense gave me the confidence that I can get through this very difficult time. When I was in a panic, she kept me calm and told me that everything is going to work out. At times throughout negotiations, I felt like giving in to my opposition but Snehal stood firm and would not allow me to give in on something that was not fair to me. Her actions made it clear that mine and my child’s best interests were her top priority. Her defense of me made me feel that she was defending me as a person, not just a client. She knows that her time is your money so she does not waste time. I cannot thank her enough for everything that she has done for me.
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Posted by SHERI | January 12, 2021
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Love this firm
My friend recommended this firm as his ex wife used them and his words "they tore me up". I made the appointment. Snehal Massey is one of the best! She fought for me and my son. I was updated regularly and she reach out weekly just to check in and see how my son and I were doing. I got exactly what I wanted out of my divorce. I would recommend this Snehal Massey she is a fighter for what is right and will go to battle for you.
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Posted by Traci | January 7, 2021
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Divorce
Working with Snehal was great. She was able to guide me through through what needed to be done to get my divorce done quickly and correctly. She was always available and responsive when I needed her.
Posted by Anna | January 7, 2021
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Highly recommend
I hired Ms. Massey over a year ago to help me with a very convoluted and messy child custody case. She has worked tirelessly to help me with the best outcome. She is kind, knowledgeable and willing to listen to what you want and need to happen, as opposed to strong arming you into settling like some other attorneys might try. I look forward to working with her until my case is closed and I would recommend any of my friends and family who might have to go through something similar.
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Posted by Sue | September 2, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Power of Attorney
Our grandson was going into the United States Marine Corp and we needed to have a POA to take care of some of his business after he shipped. Ms. Massey was very professional, efficient and knowledgable in advising us in the proper steps that we needed to take to make this happen.
Posted by Ella | July 20, 2020
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Supportive and Efficient
I first contacted Snehal to get prepared for a possible divorce after being recently separated. She clearly explained options and the process of how things may occur to help me be proactive. Once divorce proceedings were initiated Snehal was very easy to get in touch with over email and efficiently completed all necessary documents without me physically having to come into the office! All things were handled conveniently and quickly. Divorce was a piece of cake with her by my side. I was so happy with the experience I also updated my will with Snehal as well. I would recommend her to anyone in need of legal counsel and services.
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Posted by Client | June 23, 2020
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Great Lawyer
I had a great experience working with Ms. Massey for my child custody case. She is very professional and thorough. If I had any questions via email, phone, etc. she always responded. I would highly recommend Ms. Massey to anyone seeking legal representation that is fair, honest, and works in your best interest.
Posted by Marvenia | June 22, 2020
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Thank you!
I want to take this special opportunity to thank you for accepting my divorce case. I never thought I would get out that terrible marriage of 17 years, this was the worst marriage in today's history. I wasn't aware of my rights to end the marriage. Then you helped me understand and worked with me constantly you stayed in touch with me on every step you made to end the marriage quickly. Because of you, i have more money than I ever had in my life. I was awarded 50% of 401k retirement plan, car, and 5 years of alimony and more. With this said from the core of my heart, thank you so much for fighting for me when I didn't know how to fight for myself. May God bless you and your awesome career a million times or more.
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Posted by Tionda | June 19, 2020
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Client
Mrs. Massey is an excellent lawyer. She listens to your problems and concerns and follows through. I hired Mrs. Massey, to help in a child custody case and I was very satisfied with the outcome. She always returned calls and emails and made herself available. Felt like my needs were met and I am very satisfied. I will use Mrs. Massey again. I now refer her to everyone.
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Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2019
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Made it Happen with Only Two Weeks!
I filled for divorce on my own after my husband committed adultery on and off for years. But I was torn about my divorce because I wanted to give him time to change more than I wanted to get a divorce. I was so torn about the decision that I waited until just about two weeks before my final trial date to retain legal services. I'm so glad I did because the team at Butler, McKeon & Associates came through for me. Although my initial communications were with Ms Butler and Mr McKeon, my case was handled by Ms Snehal Massey. There were so many things that were brought to my attention that I didn't know or just didn’t think about. I am not only pleased with the outcome of my case but I'm amazed at how quickly and thoroughly everything was put together and prepared. Ms Massey only had two weeks but she made it happen and had back up plans if things didn’t go as we smoothly as we wanted. In addition to the legal expertise, it was a relief to have Ms Massey with me during the hearing. I can't imagine how things may have turned out if she wasn't there helping me through this process. It was also nice that Ms. Butler stopped by in between other cases she had that morning. The care, concern and support that I experienced was very much appreciated. I definitely recommend Ms. Snehal Massey and the entire firm at Butler, McKeon & Associates.
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Thank You Snehal!! For Everything
Awesome Attorney!! From the very beginning, I felt comfortable with Ms. Massey representing me. She was patient, thorough, responsive, professional and very personable. I was more than satisfied with representation and services provided. I would recommend Ms. Snehal Massey without hesitation...
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Turnbull, Nicholson & Sanders, P.A.
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Associate Attorney
  • Butler, McKeon & Associates, P.A.
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Law Clerk
  • The Honorable Ronald A. Silkworth (Ret.), Circuit Court of Anne Arundel County of Maryland
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Center for Watershed Protection, Inc.
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Marketing Specialist
  • DORMA Glas, USA
  • 2005 - 2010
  • EDI Specialist
  • Banner Glass, Inc.
  • 2001 - 2005
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Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • University of Baltimore
  • BS - Bachelor of Science, Business Administration Marketing
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • Defense of Modification of Custody
  • Modification denied. Custody remained joint legal and shared physical

Associations

  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair
  • 2022 - Present
  • South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C.
  • Racial Justice Committee Chair
  • 2021 - Present
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • MVLS Community Advocacy Network
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee Vice-Chair
  • 2021 - 2022
  • Pro Bono Resource Center
  • Professional Skills Academy Fellow
  • 2019 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Diversity & Inclusion Committee
  • Implicit Bias in the courtroom, workplace, and beyond, Part 2
  • 2021
  • Anti-Racism Series
  • Introspection within the South Asian Community: How Our Experiences Can Shape Our Support of Black Lives.
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (5)
Family Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Snehal. She is smart, diligent and very knowledgeable. She is also caring and compassionate - a needed trait for a successful family lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. She is well-versed in family law and extremely dedicated to her clients."
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