Farias Family Law, P.C.

Meet the People

Bill Farias, Esq.

Managing Attorney

Bill Farias, Esq.

Attorney Bill Farias is the firm’s founder and managing attorney. His focus is on family law, and mainly divorce, custody and support matters.

He chose family law because it provides an opportunity to help people who are at a low point in life. He loves that people come to him in the darkest of times, and that he has the chance to not only get them through it, but to actually turn their circumstances into a positive experience. That’s what this firm aims for in every case, both in terms of the quality of the legal work and the client service.

Before law school, Bill was a case manager at the Department of Children & Families in MA. This experience allowed him to work closely with families, and required work on issues of custody, mental health, substance abuse, medical care, schooling, domestic violence and other issues that are typically addressed in divorce and custody cases.

Bill dedicated the early part of his career to building the litigation skills. He worked as an assistant district attorney and tried a number of cases before juries and judges. When there are contested issues in family law, it’s important that the attorney has the skill, experience and courage to push the client’s position.

For fun, Bill likes to read and to travel with his wife Kenia, and two little girls, Gabriella and Emma.  They have a golden-doodle Allie and a shi-tzu mix Teddy. Bill grew up playing hockey and volleyball, but now he’s too old and slow, and gets sore easily, so he stopped. He now channels his competitive drive toward litigation.

Bill’s obsessed with building a firm that combines top-quality legal representation and elite client service.

Nina Sousa, Esq.

Nina Sousa is an Associate Attorney for Farias Family Law. She’s one of the main reasons that clients rave about the service they receive from the firm (check out the online reviews!). Her primary focus is ensuring that the process runs as smoothly as possible for the client: from helping the client understand the process and what to expect, to timely communication and ensuring all questions are answered and concerns are addressed.

Nina has a skill set that combines legal knowledge with elite personal and management skills. She’s easily accessible and extremely helpful resource for clients as they work through the case. She has the experience and knowledge to keep clients informed and at ease, which is especially important in family law.

Nina received her law degree from UMass Law. She has been one of the leaders of a South Coast Youth Program, in which she’s worked closely with courts, schools, and mental health providers to address child behavior. She uses this experience to help clients navigate custody issues.

Nina was born and raised in the Whaling City, where she and her family live. For fun, she likes to play pool and is a member of the American Pool Players Association. She also loves to travel.

Nina has a passion for working with people and helping them through difficult times. Her legal knowledge and ability to help people stay calm and focus on what’s important while keeping them informed and involved throughout the case makes what can be a difficult process much easier and smoother for the client.

Casey Carabin, Attorney

Casey Carabin, Attorney.

Attorney Casey Karabin is one of our go-to Attorneys for high conflict Divorces, Custody Cases, and Restraining Orders.


Casey chose the legal profession because he loves a good challenge. He enjoys getting into cases in which the stakes and tensions are high and using his superpowers to calmly assess the circumstances and work with clients to craft and execute a plan that moves them toward their goals and reduces stress.


How does Casey maintain his Zen? He loves the outdoors and regularly does yoga and surfs. This combination keeps him physically and mentally strong and calm and allows him to smoothly handle irrational and unreasonable opposing attorneys.


Casey also grew up playing hockey, so he has a competitive edge and knows when move with speed and when the time is right to be aggressive.


Casey is originally from Ohio, but now lives in New England with his dachshund, Tofu always by his side!


Jessica Brightman – Legal Assistant

Jessica Brightman – Legal Assistant

Jess is the Legal Assistant for Farias Family Law. Her focus is on helping clients navigate the family law process, starting with figuring out best first steps and guiding them throughout the case. She loves helping people through challenges, and is available to educate clients and answer questions and manage case activity.


Jess was awesome at everything she did before dedicating herself to family law. She graduated college with High Honors, excelled at every job she’s had, and was an awesome athlete. Whatever she’s dedicated herself to, she’s done at a high level. We’re lucky to have her focusing on client service.


Jess has experience working with families. She worked at Tides Family Services helping families work through difficult times. This gave her experience working with the courts, school systems, managing mental health issues that affected the families, and she worked closely with state agencies to address the families’ needs.


Part of what makes Jess a great asset to our firm and clients is her passion for competition and teamwork. Jess started with gymnastics, played soccer in middle school, and as a teenager, turned to Martial Arts. She’s a third-degree blackbelt, so it goes without saying: she kicks ass. During her Martial Arts career, she earned the nickname “Faith” because of her passion for teaching and helping her students build skills and become more confident.


She now uses her energy, drive, and passion for helping and guiding people through what can sometimes be a difficult family law process.



For fun, Jess enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, having family movie nights, taking walks, and finding new places to explore. She also enjoys reading and challenging herself to learn new things.


Karen Cotter - Intake Specialist

Karen Cotter – Intake Specialist
Karen is a Rockstar Intake Specialist for Farias Family Law. People rave about her magnetic personality, her compassion, and her sense of humor. She’s the perfect first point of contact for people reaching out to us for help.

People contacting us are often stressed and need someone to pay attention and provide some guidance. Karen listens, provides comfort, and helps them identify the best next steps so they can move toward getting some answers and building a plan.


Karen’s awesome customer service skills were developed while she worked for years as a lead flight attendant for Delta Air Lines. Her job was to keep people happy. And she did it well. As a result, she was consistently recognized by both satisfied customers, colleagues, and management for her great service.

Karen loves sports. She’s a diehard Pats fan (even without Brady!), and she loves college football and basketball. Karen travels extensively and loves to take in different cultures and cuisines. She also loves to cook and bake (her cookies are dangerously good). Last but not least, her greatest joy is spending time with her two boys and all their dogs!

Farias Family Law, P.C

The Complete MA Divorce Firm


Fall River Office

277 Bedford St
Fall River
MA 02720

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Our other office locations and Counties Served


Acushnet (02743), Attleboro (02703), Berkley, Dartmouth, Dighton, Easton, Fairhaven, Fall River, Freetown, Mansfield, New Bedford, North Attleborough, Norton, Raynham, Rehoboth, Somerset, Seekonk, Swansea, Taunton, and Westport.


Avon, Braintree, Bellingham, Brookline, Canton, Cohasset, Dedham, Dover, Foxborough, Franklin, Holbrook, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Milton, Needham, Norfolk, Norwood, Plainville, Quincy, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, Walpole, Wellesley, Westwood, Weymouth, Wrentham

Easton Office

45 Bristol Dr #101
South Easton
MA 02375

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Abington, Bridgewater, Brockton, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Hull, Kingston, Lakeville, Marion, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rochester, Rockland, Scituate, Wareham, West Bridgewater, Whitman

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