Susan Rossi Cook

Susan Rossi Cook

Sole Practitioner
Franklin, Massachusetts

I am Susan Rossi Cook, an attorney and mediator serving individuals and their families throughout Massachusetts and the surrounding area.

Before becoming a family law, probate and estate planning lawyer, I worked as a pharmacist and taught pharmacy law and ethics at the University of Rhode Island for 10 years. Prior to entering private practice, I served as a law clerk to the justice of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court in Norfolk, Barnstable, Plymouth and Worcester Counties.

I am currently a member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Norfolk County Bar Association and Council and Norfolk County Bench Bar Committee, as well as the Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Family Inns of Court, Senior Partners for Justice, Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad Litem, Barnstable Bar Association and the Rhode Island Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • 80% Family Law (Custody, Support, Divorce, Paternity)
  • 20% Probate Practice (Administration and Estate Planning)
  • Mediation (Part of Family Law)
  • Guardianships/Conservatorships (Part of Probate)
  • Pharmacy Related

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Rhode Island, 2001
  • Massachusetts, 2002
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2011


  • Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island
    • J.D. cum laude - 2001
  • University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island
    • B.S. - 1983
    • Honors: With High Distinction
    • Major: Pharmacy


  • Medication and the Courts, Norfolk Bench Bar

Honors and Awards

  • SuperLawyer Rising Stars, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011
  • First Justice's Award, Pro Bono Public Excellence, 2012, 2015 - 2017
  • Women in the Law, BestLawyers, 2017 - Present
  • 10 Best Law Firms Exceptional & Outstanding Client Service, American Institute of Family Lawyers, 2017 - Present
  • SuperLawyers, 2007, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member
  • Massachusetts Family Inns of Court, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Member
  • Norfolk County Bar Association, Member
  • Barnstable County Bar Association, Member
  • Norfolk Bench Bar Committee
  • Norfolk Bar Association Conciliators

Past Employment Positions

  • OSCO Drug Inc./Brooks Pharmacy/Rite Aid Pharmacy, Staff Pharmacist, 1983 - 2007
  • University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy Law, 2003 - 2010
  • Ryan and Faenza, Attorney at Law, Civil Litigator, April 2, 2007 - August 7, 2009
  • Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan & Cannon, P.C., Medfield, MA, Civil Litigator, January 2, 2003 - April 1, 2007

Pro Bono Activities

  • ARC - Norfolk/Barnstable County
  • Judge ABBer CAN Initiative Committee
  • Lawyer of the Day, Norfolk County


  • English


  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Rho Chi