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Stephen Joseph Maggio

Family Attorney at Gulfport, MS

2.5   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Mississippi - MS 34 years
    Alabama - AL 35 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State MS
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1988
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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The Maggio Law Firm, PC
2201 24th Ave
Gulfport, MS, 39501-4604


2.5 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Grandparent Visitation Case
Mr. Maggio and his team did an excellent job representing me to get grandparent visitation with my grandson. I would give him 100 Stars if I could. My family is back together again because of the hard work Mr. Maggio and Ms. Jean his paralegal provided for me even in the midst of the pandemic. If you are experiencing Grandparent Alienation as I was, well my heart goes out to you because I know the unbearable pain it causes mentally. Grandparent Alienation is a form of abuse to the grandparent and the grandchild. Grandparent Alienation is: “Elderly abuse and child abuse.” Please contact Mr. Maggio and his team to help put an end to the suffering if you are facing Grandparent Alienation. I am so thankful for Mr. Maggio, the Chancery Court, the judge, and his team. Thanks
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Posted by Jordan | October 8, 2020
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Mr. Maggio is the bees knees!
Mr. Maggio should I put this... A TOTAL BADASS. This guy air-fist bumped me back when I met him at the courthouse [you know, social distancing], then asked if the officer was present. He wasn't. Mr. Maggio profesionally spoke with the clerk, then the judge, and got my traffic violation, well, we'll call it "handled". I hope I never see him again, but should I need an attorney again in South MS, I'm calling his office. Ms. Jean in the office is awesome as well. Prompt with email response. Thanks!
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Posted by JESSICA | September 27, 2019
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Excellent please hire
services from this law firm has exceeded beyond my expectations. His team works tirelessly to represent you, communication is excellent. If you do not hear from Mr.Maggio you get an update from a member from his team letting you know when to expect a call from him.
Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Lawyer neglected my matter. After months of no reply, was forced to release and seek new counsel. Will take your retainer and communicate on the front end and that will be the last you hear of him. Don't be fooled by his role as a judge in hancock county, means nothing. Not available for calls, does not respond to emails, consider your case lost. I was forced to file a complaint with the MS Bar Association.
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2021
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Mr. Maggio refused to take his clients side. He was fighting for the the other party tooth and nail to get the other party everything the other party was asking for; he had no intentions on helping his client at all. Do not hire Mr. Maggio because it was a nightmare to have to disagree with your him who is representing you because he wanted to make sure the other party received everything that they requested. Also he does not read any paperwork before signing it so make sure you read everything before you sign because he will sign off on something about you did not agree too. If you ask him his professional opinion about the outcome he will say to you if I had a crystal ball and could tell the future then I would pick the winning lottery numbers. Once you hear that you are done and there’s no help for you to win your case. Do not pay his ridiculous retainer fee because you will not win. He does not have you in his best interest.
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2019
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How about zero stars...if there was an option for that, I would pick it.
Please spare yourself the heartache and financial deficit in your wallet and do not hire Mr. Maggio. He does not respond to questions. He will not help you move ahead nor give you counsel on how to obtain your personal belongings. I pretty much paid him and have heard from him once in 8 months, still not divorced, still using a laundry mat due to my spouse having everything in the house and has not once tried to assist me in anything. He may fool you, like me and say that he is also a judge and so you believe he will be good counsel...Nothing could be further from the truth!
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Posted by John | April 4, 2018
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Do NOT hire.
He has a distinct pattern of taking client's money and failing to all. I had this experience with him personally and had to fire him after 6 months. We are still working to roll back the outcome of his terrible counsel (when he actually answered).
Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Unethical and unresponsive
Mr. Maggio was unethical in getting information from me telling me he was my attorney and then using that information against me. He agreed to terms in court and never filed the motion causing me to lose holiday visitation with my children. That's illegal, but because he knew I could do nothing about it over the holidays, he didn't care. He also tried to blame it on my attorney, but they have tons of proof of all their phone calls and emails trying to contact him and went so far as to draft the order for him even though it was Maggio's job to do it. All he has to do was sign, but he couldn't be found. He is arrogant and talked down to me and the female attorney. When the male attorney arrived, he was suddenly willing to negotiate. Maybe he is too old or tired or too rich to care, but he does not care about his clients and he does not care about was is right. Find an attorney who owns a cell phone. This one doesn't apparently.
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Work Experience

  • Judge
  • Bay St. Louis City Court
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Hancock County Youth Court
  • 2014 - 2017


  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Mississippi State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Harrison County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017


  • American Journal of Trial Advocacy
  • Gender-Based Discrimination Under State Statutes Modeled After the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Washington's Response to the Question
  • 1987

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Stephen Joseph Maggio
Family Attorney
Gulfport, MS
Licensed for 35 years