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Walter C Oney Jr

Walter C Oney Jr

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

About Me

Walter Oney is a 1978 summa cum laude graduate of Suffolk University Law School. Along with a distinguished career in law, he has also excelled in the field of software development. After a hiatus working in the computer industry, Oney returned to law practice in 2003 in order to help ordinary people deal with the problems caused by excessive debt.

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Languages Spoken: German

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 98%
    11 years, 300 cases
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 1%
    10 years, 20 cases
  3. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 1%
    11 years, 230 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($350/hour), Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

  • Ginger Bayles Kelly

    I absolutely endorse this lawyer, with no hesitation! Walter is one of the most respected and trusted Bankruptcy attorneys in our Worcester and Boston area and I am proud to know him as part of our Worcester County Bankruptcy Bar Association Attorneys.

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    Ginger Kelly Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
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  • Hovanes Margarian

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Hovanes Margarian Consumer Protection Attorney
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Contact Info

101 Arch Street, Ninth Floor
Boston, MA, 02110

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive197804/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Equal Justice VLS Bankruptcy Award for pro-bono representationMassachusetts Justice Project2010
Denis Maguire Pro Bono AwardVolunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyOney Law Office2003 - Present
Associate AttorneyNutter McClennen & Fish1979 - 1981
Law Clerk to Hon. Francis J. QuiricoMassachusetts Supreme Judicial Court1978 - 1979

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Worcester County Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A2004 - Present
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesN/A2004 - Present
Boston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law SectionN/A2004 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Jane Doe v. The Educational Resources Institute, et al.Loans discharged after 5 years of litigation and trial with expert witness
Jane Doe v. HSBC$25K default judgment for violating bankruptcy stay and state and federal Electronic Funds Transfer laws
In re CormierCourt ruled that below-median debtors could end plan at any time after 36 months and therefore did not have to pay unsecured creditors any additional money

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Boston Bar Association Bankruptcy Section NewsletterDistrict Court Sets High Bar for Proving Notice in Discharge Violation Cases2005
Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyHomestead in Massachusetts - Termination with Extreme Prejudice2004

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolN/AJ.D. summa cum laude1978
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyElectrical EngineeringS.B., S.M.1968

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Court-sponsored training for new bankruptcy lawyersBankruptcy Basics2013
Monthly meetingLien avoidance motions2012
Massachusetts Chapter 13 PracticeChapter 132012
Court-sponsored training for new bankruptcy lawyersBankruptcy Basics2011
CLE eventThe New Homestead Statute2011
CLE dinner meetingMeans Testing2010
Seminar for lawyersRepresenting Low-Income Consumers in Debt Collection Cases2009
Court-sponsored training for new bankruptcy lawyersBankruptcy Basics2009
Court-sponsored training for volunteer lawyersReaffirmation Clinic Training Session2006
CLE EventHandling Pro-Bono Bankruptcy Cases2006
CLE eventPre-filing Concerns2005