Susan Rossi Cook

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Franklin, MA

Susan Rossi Cook, Attorney and Mediator
195 Main Street, Suite 6
Franklin, MA 02038
Phone: 508-528-5122
Fax: 508-528-5177
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2011
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas: Family Law (70%), Estate Planning & Probate (20%), Elder Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

A solo practitioner, Susan Rossi Cook is the founder of the law firm, Susan Rossi Cook, Attorney and Mediator. As the name of her firm implies, she is trained in mediation, and that often allows her to help her clients resolve issues without having to go through lengthy and contentious litigation. Ms. Cook is located in Franklin, Massachusetts, and she assists clients throughout Norfolk County. She has been admitted to practice in Massachusetts since 2002, and she is additionally admitted to practice in Rhode Island and before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ms. Cook attended the University of Rhode Island, where she majored in pharmacy and received a Bachelor of Science degree with high distinction in 1983. After she graduated, she worked as a pharmacist for many years before enrolling at the Roger Williams University School of Law. In 2001, she was awarded her Juris Doctor degree cum laude. Prior to entering the private practice of law, Ms. Cook served a clerkship for a judge on the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court, and she spent several years teaching pharmacy law and ethics at her college alma mater.

Ms. Cook’s primary focus is on family law along with estate planning and administration, although she continues to handle pharmacy law-related matters. Her family law practice largely involves divorce and its related legal issues of parenting time, property division, alimony and child support. In addition to her mediation and litigation experience, Ms. Cook is also trained in collaborative law, which is another method of resolving these issues outside of the courtroom. In her estate planning and administration practice, she prepares and reviews wills, trusts and other related documents and guides clients through the probate process. She also handles guardianship and conservatorship proceedings.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Family Law
  • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10%Elder Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Wills

Selections

1 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2011

About Susan Rossi Cook

Admitted: 2002, Rhode Island

Professional Webpage: https://www.rossicooklaw.com/attorney/susan-r-cook/

Pro bono/Community Service

  • ARC - Norfolk/Barnstable County
  • Lawyer of the Day, Norfolk County
  • Judge ABBer CAN Initiative Committee
  • Recognized by South Coastal Legal Services for pro bono legal assistance for poor and low-income clients., 2012

Honors/Awards

  • Super Lawyer Rising Stars, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011
  • Super Lawyers, 2007, 2011
  • 10 Best Law Firms Exceptional & Outstanding Client Service, American Institute of Family Lawyers
  • Women in the Law, BestLawyers
  • First Justice's Award, Pro Bono Public Excellence, 2012

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified as a mediator; completed collaborative law training program

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Medication and the Courts, Norfolk Bench Bar

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • MAGAL
  • Norfolk Bar Association Conciliators
  • Norfolk Bench Bar Committee
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2011
  • Massachusetts, 2002
  • Rhode Island, 2001
  • Massachusetts Family Inns of Court
  • The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
  • Barnstable County Bar Association
  • Norfolk County Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Educational Background

  • University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, B.S., Honors: With High Distinction, Major: Pharmacy, 1983
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Office Location for Susan Rossi Cook

195 Main Street
Suite 6
Franklin, MA 02038

Phone: 508-528-5122

Fax: 508-528-5177

Last Updated: 7/12/2021

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