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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.


Languages Spoken: German

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Practice Areas


  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



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.


    Ginger Kelly Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Hovanes Margarian

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Hovanes Margarian Consumer Protection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

101 Arch Street, Ninth Floor
Boston, MA, 02110



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
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
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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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
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