Experience counts, and Jude Kostas has a great deal of experience. He has been practicing law since 1983. His clients love that he remains calm, while navigating difficult legal matters and heavy negotiations. His ability to warn clients of problems before they actually appear has contributed to his stellar reputation.
His well curated practice includes several areas of law that all come together for his many long term clients. His real estate law practice includes hundreds of successful real estate closings, many bank relationships, and a large group of Realtors who insist that Jude is a part of every transaction. His real estate experience includes ruling on over 300 cases as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeal for East Providence Rhode Island. Jude currently sits on the Zoning Board of Appeal for Barrington Rhode Island.
Jude Kostas has administered estates and estate plans in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. As a member of the bar in two states, he has frequently appeared in courtrooms all over Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Roger Williams University School of Law, teaching Residential Real Estate Transactions.
Jude Kostas is available for public speaking engagements in the areas of Special Needs Trusts and Estate Planning. His substantial experience in these areas can bring clarity to those in need of these services.
SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, Boston, MA
Juris Doctorate 1982
Class Rank: Top 10 %
Awards and Honors
- Dean’s List
- Phi Delta Phi
BOSTON COLLEGE, Chestnut Hill, MA
Bachelor of Science, Marketing, May 1979
Awards and Honors
- Dean’s List 1975-1979
- Boston College Scholarship 1977-1979
- Purity Supreme Scholarship 1975-1979
Certifications & Associations
- Massachusetts Bar, Member in Good Standing
- Rhode Island Bar, Member in Good Standing
- Federal Bar
- Federal Appeals Bar
- Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
- Rhode Island Bar Association
- Boston Bar Association, Member
- Norfolk Bar Association
- Norfolk Bar Advocates
- Suffolk Lawyers for Justice
Leadership & Community Involvement
Jude’s strong commitment to his community is clear, having volunteered for The Narragansett Council – Boy Scouts of America, Barrington Little League, and St. Martin’s Church. He is the former Chairman of the East Providence Zoning Board of Appeals. Jude provides lectures and seminars through the University of Rhode Island Small Business Development Center for start-up businesses in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. Attorney Kostas lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two children.