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Since 1989, The Law Office of Peter A. Orville has served a multi county area in the Southern Tier and Central New York State. Our primary concentration is in the area of Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Criminal Defense. Our professional, friendly staff believes strongly in service to our clients. We offer a free in-office consultation, which usually lasts one hour or more.


Consumer Bankruptcy Law
For 20 years, the Law Office of Peter A. Orville has helped thousands of your neighbors to eliminate their debt and get a fresh financial start, free of harassing creditor telephone calls. We have saved peoples homes, autos, bank accounts and retirement plans. We counsel clients as to what their options are, including both within the Bankruptcy Code, and non-bankruptcy alternatives. In addition to helping individuals and families with their debt problems, we also work with small businesses. Our office also handles related matters, such as debt negotiation, work-outs, work with the taxing authorities, and other alternatives to bankruptcy. Peter is a member of Bankruptcy Law Network (, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), the
Central New York and Capitol District Bankruptcy Bar Associations, and the Bankruptcy Committee of the Broome County Bar Association.  Peter is the Upstate NY Chair of NACBA and has frequently been a continuing legal education presenter to other lawyers throughout NY State.

Peter lives in Vestal, NY with his wife, Colleen Kiley.  Peter and Colleen also run an art gallery, Anam Cara Art Gallery, in Binghamton, NY.


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 85%
    27 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 15%
    32 years, 3.5 thousand cases



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • John Addison Vos

    I endorse this lawyer.Certainly I endorse this lawyer. I know him thru our professional organization,National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Attorney Peter Orville provides detailed and honest postings on AVVO assisting those with various areas of bankruptcy law, foreclosure and debt problems. He is articulate, intelligent, and thorough. Also, his comments show his genuine compassion for his clients. A true professional. It gives me pleasure to endorse him to you.


    John Vos Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeffrey M. Freedman

    I endorse this lawyer.I have known Peter for many years. He has excellent legal skills. I know when I refer clients to Peter, that they will be well taken care of.


    Jeffrey Freedman Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Peter A. Orville

30 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY, 13905


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's Pro Bono AwardNew York State Bar Association2010
Selected as "Super Lawyer"Super Lawyers2010
Pro Bono AwardBroome County Bar Association2009
Selected as "Super Lawyer"Super Lawyers2009
Selected as "Super Lawyer"Super Lawyers2008
Member of the MonthNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys2007
Selected as "Super Lawyer"Super Lawyers2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Southern Tier Homeless CoalitionBoard Member2009 - Present
Bankruptcy Law NetworkMember2007 - Present
Central NY Bankruptcy Bar AssociationBoard Member2000 - 2008
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysUpstate NY Chair1995 - Present
New York State Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
New York State Defenders AssociationMemberN/A
Broome County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Bankruptcy: What You Need to KnowAn Essential Guide to Bankruptcy in the Northern District of New York2009
Bankruptcy Law NetworkNumerous ArticlesN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Ithaca CollegeN/ABA1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Hot Topics in Real PropertyBankrupcy Issues and Real Property2010
Pro Bono Bankruptcy RepresentationWhat is Required of a pro bono Bankruptcy Attorney2009