Elder Neglect/Abuse



SHE IS THE BEST!!!
I am so glad I hired Virginia; she made me feel at ease with my situation. I was at my wits end and ready to give up. Thank God I did not give up, she settled my case very quickly and kept me informed every step of the way (even on weekends) She is professional and a genuine nice person. I highly recommend her.  Everyone needs a lawyer like Virginia DeCosta in their corner!
I was involved in an automobile accident that compromised my ability to work. I work in the freelance world of live TV, and it's important to my clients that when they hire me, I am able to perform all aspects of my job. Virginia was amazing! She was able to present a clear and accurate picture to the mediator of my job requirements, and why I had to turn down work due to my injuries. I think the first impulse is to hurry up and get everything settled with the insurance companies, but Virginia knew that being meticulous in her representation of my case was crucial. That resulted in my being awarded a very generous settlement, believe me, it was much more than I ever thought possible. I am very thankful for the hard work put forth by Virginia and her firm. I genuinely recommend Virginia DeCosta for accident cases. You will have a true advocate in your corner.


A lawyer you want on your side
I was in a car accident and at first didn't think to get an attorney. I was referred to Virginia by the person I was in a car accident with and hiring her was the best thing I could have done for myself. There is so much the lay person like me doesn't know about when dealing with insurance companies. Virginia is not only one of the nicest people; she knows what she's doing. She and her assistant both have always been available to answer any questions I have (and I've had a lot because I didn't understand the process), and they've gone above and beyond for me. When you've been injured in an accident, the last thing you want to focus on is dealing with insurance companies and paperwork. Having Virginia as my lawyer gave me the peace of mind I needed to focus on getting better and not all the other stuff. Her experience is apparent. She has integrity, which is important to me, and she's a shark. I would recommend her to anyone who needs an attorney. She'll fight with you and for you.


A mighty firm

While small, this is a mighty firm that gets results. I know, because they got results for me. I conducted a bit of research online determine if this firm was a good fit for my circumstances. I discovered that Ms. DeCosta was held in very high regard by her peers and clients.  Ms. DeCosta listened to my account of both accidents, asked impressive questions, and  explained what I could expect from her. She was empathetic, sympathetic, and realistic about my circumstances. After our consultation, I decided that the DeCosta Law Firm would be a good fit for me in the legal mess I was about to wade through. I wanted someone like Ms. DeCosta fighting for me and my legal rights. I felt very safe and secure in her legal care.  I was updated on everything -  I never felt neglected, forgotten, or secondary. They were available and responsive.  I found Ms. DeCosta very forward-thinking. She anticipated events to come and was ready for them when they occurred. Even though legal issues are something I never want to be involved with again, if I found I was, I would turn to the DeCosta Law Firm again and again. I would recommend the firm to friends and family.

Motor Vehicle Collisions

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Virginia L. DeCosta

Attorney with a heart
Ms. DeCosta handled a case in which my mother-in-law suffered injuries while a patient in a rehabilitation facility. Ms. DeCosta secured expert witnesses and labored many hours working toward a settlement with Medicare and my mother-in-law's secondary insurer to reimburse them for costs incurred while she was a patient. It was a lengthy process. Ms. DeCosta even worked from home because of time zone issues. We received regular updates and e-mails. We are completely satisfied with Ms. DeCosta's expertise and caring.

Employment Law

Dynamo Attorney!
I hired Attorney DeCosta for an employment/labor issue with an extremely fast timeline. DeCosta was quick to respond as well as her highly qualified staff. Her staff is warm, friendly and helpful. I was seen within the week and DeCosta was fully prepared to give me all the legal advice I needed for a favorable outcome. Thanks to the DeCosta Law Firm, I received exactly what I hoped for. She is compassionate, caring, extremely bright and willing to go the extra mile to help her clients. I have worked in the legal arena for over 20 years with many attorneys. I highly recommend Virginia DeCosta without reservation.

Helped me fight work source over unemployment issue

I received a notice in the main that I owed work source some $20,000 in what they claimed were over payments over a period where they felt I was wrongfully collecting unemployment. It appeared to me as a simple misunderstanding with some of the paperwork and forms I filled out so I decided to represent myself at my first hearing. That was a HUGE mistake. I was belittled and was not fully given an opportunity to present my case to the assigned judge as was promptly given an unjust decision. I then began looking for a lawyer to represent me. I found Ms. DeCosta via a google search and saw that she had some good reviews so I set up an appointment. I was skeptical about how much help I would receive for what it might cost me but I could not afford to pay work source so I took a chance. What a good decision that was! From day one Ms. DeCosta listened to my story and inquired not only about the issue but about other things in my life that ended up helping me quite a bit. Had she not taken the extra time to listen and ask questions I may have had a very different outcome.  Ms. DeCosta and her staff spent quite a bit of time researching case law and other precedents to validate her arguments and left no stone unturned during her research. Like most things in life, you get what you pay for. In the end I was found to not be at fault and absolved of all wrong doing. I for one am very great full for all the hard work and caring effort Ms. DeCosta and her staff put in to help my wife and I. 
Thank you so much and God bless.

Integrity beyond measure
I became acquainted with Virginia DeCosta while she was conducting investigative interviews in a sexual harassment case at my place of employment. Upon meeting her, I was immediately put at ease allowing me to speak openly and honestly. Her level of professionalism, dedication, intelligence, and competence exceeded all expectations.  Due to the relationship that developed I have continued to seek advice and assistance from the DeCosta law firm. Virginia and her assistant, Jenn, have been invaluable to me and my family and we would highly recommend them to anyone in need of legal assistance.


The Best Call I Ever Made!
I had been trashed by an employer, my self-confidence was in ruins, and I didn't know where to turn. I finally gathered the courage to call Virginia and my world changed the moment our conversation began. Her intelligence and legal knowledge were obvious. Most importantly, I discovered someone that really cared about me and was willing to do whatever necessary to restore all that had been taken from me. Virginia's warmth and encouragement helped me stay the course when I felt like giving up. Did I win? Oh yes! Thanks to Virginia, I was restored to wholeness. I received a nice settlement; I have a better job than the one I lost, and best of all ... I gained a friend.