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Stephen K. Withers, Jr.

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Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Trust and Estate Administration and Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Contracts
  • Business and Non Profit Organizations
  • Probate and Real Estate Litigation
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
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Biography

Stephen K. Withers, Jr., is a partner with the firrn, whose practice covers a wide-range of legal fields, and focuses primarily in Estate Planning and Administration, Probate Law, Real Estate, and Small Business and Non-Profit Organizations.

Attorney Withers is actively involved in serving the Greater Attleboro Area as a member and present chairman of the Attleboro School Committee, a member of the Rotary Club of Attleboro, Massachusetts (President, 201 1-2012), a Director of the Attleboro Area Industrial Museum, a Director of the United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton, and a Director of Attleboro Enterprises, Inc. He is a member of the Attleboro Area, Bristol County, and Massachusetts Bar Associations.

In addition, he has served as a lecturer and author for the National Business Institute, the Young Professionals Organization and other local organizations on numerous topics, including the Probate Process, Estate Planning, the Use of Trusts, and Business Succession Planning.

Attorney Withers graduated, cum laude, with a B.A. in History from the College of the Holy Cross in 2002, and received his J.D. from Northeastern School of Law in 2005. Prior to joining Coogan Smith, he served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Raymond J. Brassard in the Massachusetts Superior Court, as a Legal Intern with Governor Mitt Romney's Office of Legal Counsel, and as a Legal Intern with two medium-size Boston law firms.

Education

  • Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 2005
  • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - 2002
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Deans List
    • Major: History

Bar Admission

  • Massachusetts, 2005
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2006

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Director of the United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton
  • Sturdy Memorial Foundation, Inc., Member
  • Chairman of Attleboro School Committee, Present
  • Past President of Rotary Club of Attleboro , Present
  • Director of Attleboro Enterprises, Inc, 2006 to Present
  • Past President of Attleboro Industrial Museum, 2007 to 2009
  • Sturdy Memorial Foundation, 2007 to 2010

Languages

  • English

Professional Associations

  • Attleboro Area Industrial Museum, Board of Directors
  • Attleboro Bar Association, Member
  • Bristol County Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts, Present

Honors

  • 20 Under Forty (Attleboro Sun Chronicle)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers 2020 Rising Stars

Classes & Seminars

  • Lecturer and author for the National Business Institute, the Young Professionals Organization and other local organizations on numerous topics, including the Probate Process, Estate Planning, the Use of Trusts, and Business Succession Planning
  • Using Trusts in Estate Planning and Asset Protection, National Business Institute, 2018
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 2013
  • Trusts 101, National Business Institute, 2015
  • Business Succession Planning, United Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2016

Past Positions

  • Honorable Raymond J. Brassard in the Massachusetts Superior Court, Judicial Intern
  • Governor Mitt Romney’s Office of Legal Counsel, Legal Intern