Attorney Shauna Segadelli Hoogendoorn represents people facing legal battles as criminal defendants and immigrants in the Boston area, Cape Cod, and throughout Massachusetts. Attorney Hoogendoorn founded Segadelli Hoogendoorn LLC with the goal of providing the best legal representation at an affordable price for the people who need her help the most.
Attorney Hoogendoorn helps defendants accused of minor crimes, violent crimes, drug crimes, and others to avoid punishment and keep their freedom. She works closely with clients to make sure they understand every step in the criminal justice system.
A passionate defender of the accused, Attorney Hoogendoorn investigates, negotiates with prosecutors, and advocates in court for her clients in their quest for freedom and justice. She also appeals cases for people who have already been convicted of a crime.
Attorney Hoogendoorn has also worked on teams with other criminal defense attorneys in Massachusetts to provide additional legal support for their clients.
Attorney Hoogendoorn also practices immigration law. She helps the newcomers who are the bright future of America: the families, workers, and young children who live in fear of deportation to the countries they left behind. She helps these people understand the U.S. immigration system; identify their legal options; and find the best path to a secure future in the United States.
Attorney Hoogendoorn received her Juris Doctor degree from Northeastern University School of Law. At Northeastern, she took many courses in criminal law and represented criminal defendants as a student-attorney under supervision.
While in law school, she also completed four internships: two working for criminal defense attorneys and their clients; one at the Massachusetts Superior Court, researching law for a judge; and one at Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services, helping low-income immigrants secure a future in the United States.
Attorney Hoogendoorn earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University. Her degree is in both Theology & Religious Studies, and Cultural Studies. She also earned a focus in Writing & Rhetoric. At Villanova, Attorney Hoogendoorn served as co-editor-in-chief of a student newspaper and co-president of a student political group.
Attorney Hoogendoorn is licensed to practice in the Massachusetts state courts and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
She joined Lawyers for Affordable Justice in 2016. Lawyers for Affordable Justice is a groundbreaking group of solo lawyers representing low- and middle-income people at affordable prices. To achieve that mission in her own solo firm, Attorney Hoogendoorn invents new ways to provide representation without the huge fees that other lawyers charge for the services she provides.
Attorney Hoogendoorn is also a member of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.