Farias Family Law, P.C.
Meet the Team
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.
Before getting her law degree from UMass Law, Nina received a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice and. Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Anna Maria College.
Beginning in 2002, Nina worked her way up to becoming a Director of the South Coast Youth Court Program, through which she’s worked closely with courts, schools, police and mental health providers to address child behavior issues. She has the experience and perspective to effectively understand and connect with people working through difficult divorce and custody issues. Nina continues to dedicate time to the program through grant writing and training young future attorneys.
Nina was born and raised in the Whaling City, where she and her family live. For hobbies, she is a member of the American Pool Players Association and was fortunate enough to qualify for the 2021 APA World Pool Tournament in Vegas! She also loves cooking and traveling.
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 Karabin, Esq.
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!
Meghann Farrell, Paralegal
Meghann is a Paralegal for Farias Family Law. She’s the ultimate combination of experience, skill, and compassion. She provides clients with top-notch service and support throughout the legal process. She keeps clients educated, informed and updated on their cases, and ensures the process runs as smoothly as possible.
Meghann first began working in the legal field in 2008. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Portland State University, where she created her own major to combine two of her passions — legal studies and psychology. Between her education and her vast
legal experience, she’s become versed in family dynamics, mental health, and helping people gain the resiliency they need to effectively navigate divorce and parenting issues.
Meghann enjoys spending time with her husband, Brenden and three children, Ellie, Cameron, and Connor. They can turn any mundane activity into an adventure. Meghann also enjoys chalk art, party planning, embroidery, mindfulness, and listening to
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.
Nelly Faria, Legal Secretary
Nelly is our Legal Secretary. She takes care of our document processing, scheduling, and supports our legal staff. Nelly loves helping people and making sure our operation is running smoothly so that we can provide clients elite service.
Nelly majored in Psychology and was part of the International Honors Society. She’s passionate about psychology because she believes that quality mental health and overall well-being are the foundation for a happy life. Before joining our firm, Nelly worked as an administrative assistant in a library, helping the operation run smoothly and providing awesome service to patrons.
Nelly loves her family: she enjoys spending time with her husband David, her son Alex, and her two cats, Chip and Chance. She also loves reading, creating art, upcycling, and good food!
Jess is a Paralegal 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.
Brittany is a Paralegal at Farias Family Law. She’s passionate about providing elite client service by educating clients, keeping them informed, and guiding them throughout the process to make it as smooth and easy as possible.
Brittany has a background in the jewelry business, where listening to the client and delivering quality product was critical.
Brittany has attended Roger Williams University for ABA Certified Paralegal Studies. But more importantly, she’s a habitual and dedicated learner: always looking to up level, sharpen her skills, and get better at what she does.
In her spare time, you can find Brittany hanging out with her husband Matthew, daughter Sage, and their dog Tally-Ho. She loves spending her free time outdoors: running, finding a new spot to hike, relaxing or swimming at the beach, or trying to keep her first garden alive.
Brittany ran her first Marathon in 2019 and hopes to run many more over the years.
Brittany loves the State of RI and could tell you 401 reasons why you should visit.
Our clients are lucky to have her on their side, and we’re lucky to have her as a teammate!
Meg Kerrigan, Intake Specialist
Meg is an Intake Specialist for Farias Family Law. She’s a first point of contact for our clients. Her top priority is helping people feel understood, and helping them take a step in the direction of making the changes they want and need. She does this with a perfect blend of listening, compassion, empathy, and her outgoing personality.
Meg graduated from UMass Amherst with a degree in Legal Studies. She took a special interest in family law when she realized she could combine her interest in law with her passion for helping people through difficult times.
Meg has been providing elite customer service for over a decade. She previously worked in the restaurant industry, where connecting with people and providing elite service were her main responsibilities.
Meg’s favorite things in life are spending time with family, including her husband Ben, hiking, snowboarding, being in the mountains, and listening to live music. Part of what helps Meg effectively connect with people is her dedication to mental health: she enjoys practicing mindfulness through walking, yoga, meditation and journaling. Meg’s dream vacation is a cross-country road trip to all the National Parks.
Meg is a true difference-maker in client service and we’re lucky to have her on our team!