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Matthew T. Desrochers

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Reading, MA

5.0   23 reviews

About Matthew

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Since 1999 we have been helping Massachusetts residents buy and sell property and resolve debt.
We specialize in helping people buy and sell real estate. We handle all matters from start to finish related to any type of Real Estate transaction. This includes purchase and sale agreement review; closing attendance, and contract disputes. We file Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy; that stop foreclosure and also help eliminate debt. We are a Real Estate, Family law and Bankruptcy Boutique Law Firm.
We are also known for foreclosure prevention.
With 22 years of legal experience; we are able to represent people in many different areas including divorce proceedings/family law. Family law is our passion and we are good at it.

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Licensed for 22 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 09/19/2022

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The Law Offices of Matthew T. Desrochers, P.C.
274 Main Street, Suite 208
Reading, MA, 01867


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Posted by Matt | November 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond!
Matt did a phenomenal job helping Me through my foreclosure. He was always available whenever I had questions and understood what I was going through. I hope to never go through a foreclosure again, but If I did I wouldn’t hesitate to hire Matthew again. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone dealing with a foreclosure.
Posted by Dianne | January 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
With you every step of the way!
Matt and his staff were very professional and exceptional to details. Walked my husband and I through the bankruptcy process from start to finish. Would highly recommend using this office.
Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
Mathew was very professional with a lot of experience. Gave awesome advice and guided me through the whole process. I will recommend him to anyone that needs law assistance .
Posted by Jane | July 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional, Very Knowledgeable, Excellent Lawyer
Matthew's team was highly knowledgeable and skilled in helping me with my financial situation when declaring chapter 7. Matt made the entire process simple, straightforward and always made sure I was comfortable and informed throughout the process. He always took the time to take care of any concerns and needs that need to be met on a timely manor. I highly recommend him and his firm for your legal needs. Thank you for all you've be done Matt!
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Posted by Peter | April 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A True Professional
I came to Attorney Desrochers for a chapter 7 for my wife. She was backed up with credit card bills, out of work for multiple years due to injury, and now getting sued by her creditors! Matt put all of that to rest, with a simple meeting with me and my wife. It took longer than expected due to my wife's busy schedule and having to deal with everything at home. But with the help of Jowan, who was the trustee assigned to my wife's case, things got done. Communication was phenomenal and Matt was always there responding to e-mails, and phone calls, as was Jowan. The day of my wife's hearing came up last week and when I got home, she was a totally different person, like a massive weight had lifted off of her shoulders. "It took literally 5 minutes! All I have to do is wait for the discharge, I feel great." Thank you Matt, and Jowan for allowing my wife to come back from months/years of worry about debt and finally get on the road to being debt free. Your assistance has been amazing, and I will recommend people in the Reading area to your firm.
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Posted by Suzy | March 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer I have ever worked
I do not think I have enough room on this to write everything about Matthew T. Desrochers that I would like to write. First and foremost, my initial consultation a couple of years ago was probably the most effortless and informative meeting I had with any lawyer prior in fact, after spending thousands and thousands of legal fees over the years with various lawyers on various matters, Matt was the only lawyer that stood out and I remember after that session, I wished I had met him years ago. I had no question or concern paying him the retainer to start representing me on a real estate transaction. Since that day, I literally go to him for every legal matter regardless of his focus. A few instances, he consulted me without even taking a dime to the point that I practically pushed him to please charge me. That being said, he is well worth his fees and then some and I joke with him all the time that I am a lifer with him. I have hired him yet again for several transactions and have referred him to a few other family members as well and will continue to refer him. My only concern with attorney Desrochers is loosing his time to many other satisfied clients :) I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM!
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Posted by Andrea | February 22, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consummate Professional
I had the pleasure of working with Attorney Matthew Desrochers and his office staff last year when I was introduced to him through a real estate broker. I sought out his advice regarding a short sale and working with the bank during this process. What impressed me about Matthew and his staff is that they timely respond to you, whether it is by telephone or email, and that is rare (and reassuring) in today’s busy world. Matthew always took the time to explain details and the law in a manner that is easy to understand. He is the consummate professional — knowledgeable, courteous, patient and thorough and I highly recommend him. I completely trusted his legal advice and will not hesitate to contact Matthew again for legal advice, if necessary.
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Posted by Helen Bailey | February 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCEPTIONAL! Nothing but respect & gratitude for Matt's "GLADIATOR" performance!
After 2 years of failed negotiations an associate strongly recommended I have Matt take over all aspects of my short sale. I was losing my buyer and fighting a seriously notorious financial group (google: lawsuits of OCWEN). Knowing full well Ocwen would be a nightmare Matt went to battle. Despite having already lost 2 years, Matt sustained the buyer's confidence till the deal was done. Matt negotiated a much better deal than what was rejected years earlier! I not only recommend Matt for his services, I want him to know how much I respect him for a job well done...
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Posted by Tom | December 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matt did what I couldn't
Unfortunately, I have had several experiences with bankruptcy in my lifetime.Life has had its challenges and with it a few incompetent attorneys and very difficult banks. After several reorganizations of our home loan this last time Bank Of America seemed unwilling to modify our loan one last time. I was desperate and turned to Matthew Desrochers. I had seen a tutorial video he did on Facebook a while ago and it was nice to see an old classmate who I haven't seen in over 20 years had made a successful life for himself. I reached out in desperation hoping his memories of me in high school were as favorable as my own. Matt met with Sharon ad I and took over an hour during our free consultation to explain everything in detail. He listened and took what I said into careful consideration, then together we formulated a plan. 2 Months on a very fair retainer but no more than that and we will see where we are at that time. Just a few days after the 2nd moth the bank agreed to modify. They had already refused me twice and told me it was too late. (You can;t trust what the bank says). Matt got them to listen and even though they had modified the loan several times before Matt and his team got them to do it again. They even reduced the rate and my monthly payment. We couldn't be more thankful. As I said in the beginning I have used other attorneys in the past for bankruptcy issues. Matt Desrochers and his team is by far the best, and most competent and also the fairest priced. Amazing People. Thank you so much!
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Posted by andrew | September 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I know the first thing people think about attorneys that if you are not a big paying client that the attorney thinks of you as a small fish and treats you accordingly. I can unequivocally state that Matt is the EXACT opposite. I did not have a big legal matter but Matt treated me as if I was his biggest client. I have to admit that I am one of those clients that do want everything explained to me. Matt answered every single possible question I came up with. He ALWAYS either took my call right away or would get back to me as soon as he could if he was unable to speak to me at that moment. He communicated to me via text, email and phone. I felt he was always there for me. His bedside manner is impeccable. But dont think for a second that because Matt is great to his clients that he is a pussycat when it comes to fighting for his clients. He can be a pitbull if that is what he feels is necessary to protect your rights. In short, Matt is an attorney whom I would HIGHLY recommend. If I could give him more than the allowed 5 stars I most certainly would.
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Posted by Susan | December 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wealth of Knowledge/new perspective on things
I have had the opportunity to utilize Matt's legal services as well as his real estate services. I was very impressed with both. During the collapse of the economy a few years ago, I was among the many people whose economic situations suffered tremendously. My finances, coupled with an upside down mortgage led the bank to initiate foreclosure proceedings on my home. When I met Matt, I was contemplating filing for bankruptcy. Matt's expert advice, his knowledge and connections in the industry, his diligence and his persistence successfully guided me through a difficult and confusing time, thus enabling me to keep my home out of foreclosure and prevent me from filing bankruptcy. As I was also undergoing serious medical issues at the same time, I appreciated the convenience and ease of working with him. His professionalism has a sincere and honest down-to-earth approach. Also of importance to me was the fact that his rates were very fair and reasonable. I would recommend his services to any of my friends and family. Now that circumstances have changed in my life, I plan on being a return customer for future real estate endeavors.
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Response from Matthew Desrochers December 2, 2015
Thank you so much for the kind words. I truly enjoy helping people with their financial problems.
Posted by P.H. | September 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
After a very difficult time I was forced to face the reality that I might need to file for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. After an exhaustive search and several meeting with several attorneys; my wife and I decided that Matthew Desrochers as the right person for our situation. He has extensive experience in the bankruptcy court and was able to direct us on the process better than the other attorneys we had met with. He as able to discuss all our issues including our mortgage situation; our TAX issues and he was able to wrap all the problems into a clear and concise plan to tackle each problem. I would 100% recommend Law Office of Matthew T. Desrochers and his staff located 274 Main Street, Suite 208, Reading, MA 01867, telephone 781 279-1822 to anyone requiring assistance with regards to bankruptcy. The entire office staff is extremely competent, considerate and very customer oriented. You are not just a number because Mr. Desrochers really cares for his clients and is very sincere to help people during difficult time.
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Clear Concise knowledge of my debt issues IRS, mortgage, lawsuit
My wife and i retained this attorney to help us with a myriad of issues that we had. Including money I owed to the IRS and to several credit card companies including my mortgage. he came up with a clear plan and executed theplan. He has a wealth of knowledge including specific information and the ability to look at the "big picture" of things. He guided me through a mortgage modification and help me with the IRS including filing for chapter 7
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Posted by Stephanie | January 28, 2015
Professional and Knowledgeable Attorney...
I found Matthew online. He met me after hours due to my work schedule and was able to guide me through a very difficult time in my life. I was facing foreclosure and had mountains of credit card debt. I had just went thru a divorce and needed financial guidance. He put me back on track with my finances. I have referred him two work people and they as well have been very happy with his service and commitment to his client. Thanks matthew
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Posted by denise | September 24, 2014
OMG he saved me!!!
OMG this attorney saved me from iminemnt foreclosure. I owed a property in Peabody Mass and i lost my job. I could not pay my mortgage. I was collecting unemployment for over two years and finally finally i got a job making alot less than before. I was referred to this attorney by a friend who also helped him out. He was able to get my out of foreclosure. he went to my lender(bankamerica) and negotiated a lower payment that i could really afford. he then help me with credit card bills that were out of hand i could pay all my bills and expenses when I was working at my first job; but then my other job was alot less he made me feel very comfortable and was completely professional. I would highly recommend him to anyone. I did read the other review here and I am sure that there is more to the story than just this. CALL HIM IF YOU NEED HELP. There is no one better
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Posted by Sarah | January 24, 2014
Law Offices of Matthew T Desrochers,PC.
Law Offices of Matthew T Desrochers,PC. Matthew Desrochers is the BEST bankruptcy attorney! I am writing this review to thank him for the service and the results that he brought for me in filing my bankruptcy petition. I was considering doing debt settlement but after he analyzed my situation it became clear that a chapter 7 bankruptcy was in my best interest. I had over $200,000 dollars in unsecured credit card debt and it would have taken me way too long to save a substantial amount in order to settle the debt. During this period my credit would have suffered and I most likely would have been sued and received a wage garnishment. He filed all the appropriate paperwork and kept me up to date and aware of all the procedural matters throughout my case. He gave me sound legal advice throughout the case and always answered the questions that I had. He was always available to me by phone and he filed my case very quickly. Thanks for doing a great job and being so service oriented. I truly believe it doesn’t get any better than the Law offices of Matthew T Desrochers, P.C. Words can't express how much I appreciate him and he’s professional team. Again thank you so much for enabling me to start a new life financially. Best, DS
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Posted by Alex | August 4, 2013
Thanks Matthew!!!
Matthew, and John Evans in his office, have been helping me battle my bank while we work to avoid foreclosure. Not only has he helped me immensely but their customer service has made dealing with them a pleasure.
Posted by Klaporte | July 19, 2013
I was being sued by a collection agency for $9200. Aditionally, this agency harrassed me relentlessly over the phone but would not consider or accept ANY of my offers to settle the matter out of court. Initially, I consulted several attorneys each of whom wanted a sizable retainer before they would consider the case; not a good deal being this a small claim. I then found Matthew Desrochers. Matthew agreed to negotiate my debt and get my lawsuit dismissed from court. He charged me a flat fee based on a mutally agreed percentage of what he saved me in his negotiation. Matthew settled this account for 50% of what I owed! To top it off he negotiated the amount 10% further to compensate me for the fact that I was harrassed by this collection agency. Matthew took the guesswork out of a very stressful situation for me. I have worked with several attorneys and unlike most, Matthew was more than fair, truly cared about my situation and answered every phone call and email promptly (including on weekends)! Attorneys like Matt Desroches are VERY HARD TO COME BY. I would hire him again and would recommend him to anyone! I only wish he practiced in additional areas of expertise, although Matt has always been happy to take a look at any legal issues I may have and even follow up to see how things turned out.
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Posted by Susan | January 18, 2013
My family even went to him
Matt help me and my dad get out of a really awful legal and financial situation. We were lost and he guided us through this nightmare. I'd recommend him to anyone with financial problems
Posted by Phylis Green | April 29, 2011
If you have a financial difficulties and fed up with your credit card, or mortgage payments. Seeking an attorney should be your top priority. After having a great job for many years I suddenly discovered that I was laid off and only had unemployment. After 12 months collecting I was no longer able to pay most of my credit cards and even my mortgage. I went online and found Mr. Matthew Desrochers. After a great first conversation we eventually meet up; and I felt so much better after our meeting. We were able to come up with a plan that would save my home and get rid of my credit card debt; stop the phone calls and get me out of district court. Matthew treated me with respect and dignity He was very knowledge and very accessible; always returned my calls and his staff was great as well. I would recommend Matthew to any person struggling with debt.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2009.

Reciprocal - Public Reprimand/Admonishment issued in MA, 2009
updated on 03/18/2013

This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Massachusetts.

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Matthew T. Desrochers
  • 2002 - Present
  • Corporate Sponor
  • Boston Real Estate Investors Association
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Torres & Associates
  • 1998 - 2002


  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995


  • Boston Real Estate Investors Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • Massachusetts State Bar Association group
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Speaking Engagements

  • Boston Real Estate Investors Association
  • Bankrupctcy
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
Debt settlement Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Desrochers is a highly skilled and knowledgeable lawyer. He shows genuine empathy and concern for his clients and achieves superior results. I highly recommend Attorney Desrochers to anyone seeking legal assistance with debt relief."
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