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About me

I specialize in bankruptcy law and student loan law.  I've been certified as a Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification.  I'm the New Hampshire Chair of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.  I have advanced training as a student loan lawyer and have successfully litigated student loan issues in federal trial and appellate courts.


I regularly file chapter 13 bankruptcies in NH to stop foreclosures on a home when a consumer has exhausted other alternatives.  The other typical scenario is where people have suffered a loss of income, a divorce, or serious medical issue that creates financial pressures beyond their control and creditors have refused to work with them.  Bankruptcy can provide a light at the end of the tunnel that permits most people to keep their home, cars, and other assets.  


Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 50%
    26 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 25%
    26 years, 495 cases
  3. Education: 23%
    5 years, 40 cases
  4. Litigation: 2%
    29 years, 150 cases



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Mark L. Stevens

    Rich Gaudreau is the Top Gun bankruptcy lawyer in New Hampshire and Massachsuetts. I have referred many clients to him and their feedback has been universally glowing. When you're out of dough, call Gaudreau. I refer every client of mine with a bankruptcy issue to him without hesitation. Mark Stevens


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Contact info

395 Main Street
Salem, NH, 03079

Richard D. Gaudreau, Attorney at Law, PC

395 Main Street
P.O. Box 1359
Salem, NH, 03079



NHAuthorized to practice law198901/20/2011
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
law review for LLM programBoston University School of Law1982
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
attorneyRichard D. Gaudreau, Attorney at Law, PC1989 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysNH Chair2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re: RiesCourt determined that a debtor could.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New England School of LawlegalJD - Juris Doctor1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Lawbankruptcy2010
Bankruptcy and Litigationbankruptcy2009