About Susan C. Pieri
I have been practicing law since 1994. Real Estate law and probate of estates has always been my focus. A longtime resident of Marshfield, I opened my office there in 2006. Before that, I practiced in Hingham and Abington.
I have represented countless Sellers and Buyers over the years, and have handled hundreds of purchases and refinances, for banks and for cash purchasers. Reverse mortgage representation is also available. “Opening doors and closing deals” is what I do.
Probate is not simple. Over the years I have helped many Personal Representatives through the process, including the sale of the home if applicable.
Other matters handled include preparation of simple Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney and Health Care Proxies (not estate planning), and collection of small debts of $7,000 or less.
My mission is providing my clients efficient, detail-oriented legal services and personalized attention at a reasonable price. Evening appointments and a thirty-minute free consultation are available.
I am a graduate of New England School of Law, Boston and a veteran of the United States Army.
Memberships include the Real Estate Bar Association (REBA) and Plymouth District Bar Association, of which I am a past president.
- I have been a Russian Transcriber at Field Station Berlin, Germany
- I have ridden into Grand Canyon, Arizona on a mule
- My office contains three trees, many plants and a collection of typewriters.
30 Minute Free Consultation (Available for MA Cases Only)
I offer a free 30-minute consultation. Many attorneys do the same.
PLEASE NOTE: This free consultation is only available to residents of or cases concerning Massachusetts.
This is an opportunity for you to make sure that you are going to get the best possible legal representation – and maximizes the cost-effectiveness of that representation. Use the consultation wisely!
At the end of the consultation, you should know:
- Whether the attorney is the best attorney for you in this particular case, or if someone else is more appropriate to represent you.
- Whether you are comfortable working with the attorney, and whether she (or he) is comfortable working with you.
- What to expect — what will likely happen, what you will need to do, and what the attorney can do for you.
- How to proceed in the most effective, and cost-effective manner.
- Whether you should make a decision to proceed.
Do’s and Don’ts
- Do start as early as possible in the process – even if you don’t have all the facts.
- Do write down as much as possible in advance.
- Do have some idea of what you want to achieve.
- Do have a list of facts (such as names and addresses of necessary parties) and a list of questions.
- Do make sure that the attorney is aware of all potential problems and issues. (Future surprises are expensive.)
- Do evaluate the attorney, your comfort level working with the attorney, and your willingness to do the homework the attorney may assign to you. (Be critical – it’s in your interest.)
- Don’t use the time trying to get “free” legal advice or to negotiate a lower hourly rate during the consultation. (You’d be wasting the opportunity to save much more in the long run.)
- Don’t drift from the task at hand. (Concentrate on the particular case, and what you want to achieve.)
- Don’t retell a lot of sad stories — tell the stories once if they are important or if the stories affect the case at hand. (A bartender or a member of the clergy costs a lot less per hour than an attorney to handle this task.)
- Don’t exceed the 30-minute length of the consultation. (Try to be efficient and achieve all that is necessary within the 30 minutes.)
A good attorney will quickly refer you to another attorney if she (or he) thinks that the other attorney can better serve you. When such a referral is made, it is not an insult. Rather, it shows that the attorney is looking at your best interests rather than at an opportunity to bill you.