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Richard Sabbatino Ravosa Jr.

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at , MA

4.9   75 reviews
  • State Years
    Connecticut - CT 25 years
    Massachusetts - MA 26 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Richard

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RICHARD S. RAVOSA, founding partner of Ravosa Law Offices, P.C., with offices in Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Natick and Salem, has an accomplished record as a trial lawyer, negotiator, and strategist. Mr. Ravosa was one of only fifteen lawyers recognized in 2005 by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as a “Rising Star” for his achievements in representing clients with difficult legal obstacles to overcome. He has successfully tried cases, including jury and bench trials in the Superior Court, District Court, Land Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Immigration Court and the Department of Industrial Accidents.  

Mr. Ravosa received his B.A., cum laude,from Western New England College and his J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He was a radio talk show host on WBNW 1120AM and WCRN 830AM where he addressed foreclosure and debt relief questions. Mr. Ravosa is also Chairman of the Massachusetts Debt Relief Foundation, Inc., an IRS approved 501(c)(3) non profit corporation and public charity which provides pro bono legal representation to chapter 7 debtors across Massachusetts.  In his free time he enjoys writing plays, fishing, sailing and traveling.

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Location

Law Offices of Richard S. Ravosa
Offices in Boston, Worcester, Springfield & Natick
Also Licensed in Connecticut
MA, 02109
Worcester Law Center
40 Jackson Street Suite 1110
Worcester, MA, 01608
Town & Country Legal Associates
One South Avenue
Natick, MA, 01760
Baystate Law Center
603 Sumner Avenue
Springfield, MA, 01108
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  75 customer reviews
Posted by Michael | August 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart, Caring, and Honorable
In my career, I have found myself frequently pursuing payment of outstanding debts through the courts. I have, therefore, worked with many attorneys throughout the country. Richard and his associate, Matthew Hamel, have been the best attorneys by far. They worked with me on my terms, allowing me to do a lot of the legwork to hold down legal costs. They were smart as heck in identifying ways to achieve my goal. Finally, they were honorable. Usually attorneys, even good ones, pad the bills. You wouldn't believe all the times that I have had to fight legal bills. With Richard's firm, that just isn't an issue. My trust in the firm is 100%. I am driving 3+ hours this week to take Richard and Matthew out to dinner as a thank you. They earned it. I will always be grateful.
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Posted by Anthony | May 29, 2020
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The best
Richard has helped my family and I for over 30 years. He has helped create trusts, wills and open businesses. He is very patient and a great teacher. He is reasonably priced. Overall he is excellent, and will have my family’s business for the next 30 years!
Posted by Joseph | January 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would Go Back to Him!
Richard and Cynthia Ravosa were absolutely great for my family in helping us with our case. They walked us through every step of the way and continue to help us if I have any questions even after the case has been closed. If I ever need to hire an attorney again, I will absolutely hire from his practice!
Posted by Jeff | July 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
#1 Attorney to settle a debt
I hired Richard to negotiate a very large debt settlement and he was amazing. He got it down to only 30% of the original total! He’s relentless and a very tough negotiator. You definitely want him on your side! The other side was scared of him since he knows the law so well and has done these negotiations thousands of times. He was also very considerate and always available to answer questions, even after hours. I was so pleased I hired him for a real estate transaction. Richard and his entire firm are the top attorneys in the Boston area. I think other firms are afraid of going up against them because of their reputation for winning.
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Posted by Brian | February 25, 2019
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Return client
Richard Ravosa and his firm were so professional and caring handling my first case with him that I came back. Each time they handled me the same making my experience as great as it could be Brian Kacian
Posted by Ernie | January 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Richard handled my Estate case and did so very well. He communicated with me every step of the way and helped me navigate a complicated process. Ernie B. Weston MA
Posted by Nicole | December 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Professional Service
Attorney Richard Ravosa has represented me in several cases over the past 20 years, including a Landlord-Tenant Dispute, a Real Estate Closing and a Personal Bankruptcy. Richard always maintains a calm, professional demeanor and is extremely effective at getting the job done - right and on time! I appreciate his expertise and the dedicated support of his offices/ staff. He is The One Attorney I always recommend to my Family and Friends.
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Posted by Jessica | July 20, 2018
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Quick bankruptcy saved our home
My husband and I contacted Richard Ravosa without any knowledge on the best way to save our home and help with our debt during his unexpected unemployment. They counseled us about our options, explained everything in detail and once we decided what we wanted to do, they executed our bankruptcy case immediately. They truly saved our home, gave us a second chance at a better life for our young family. To this day we are grateful we took a chance and called their office. I highly recommend them to anyone needing legal financial, bankruptcy, or real estate help.
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Posted by Amanda | July 5, 2018
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Grateful for this group!
After a tumultuous year of life altering events beyond my control, I had no other choice but to file bankruptcy. It was hard for me to accept, and I had no idea what was going to happen. Maegan Hurley made my life SO much easier. She walked me through everything- she is so very thorough. I am thankful that she kept tabs on me, because I was so overwhelmed in my everyday life I would lose track easily. Maegan created a checklist for me with things to do and kept me updated often so I was never left wondering what was going on within my case. I appreciate her dedication and the fact she is open, honest, and straight to the point! Cynthia Ravosa went with me to my meeting of the trustees, and she was very nice. She walked me through what to expect, and made me less nervous. She was also open and honest in every aspect, which is much appreciated! Thank you to both for your help, you have been lifesavers! Grateful is an UNDERSTATEMENT!!!!
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Posted by RuthAnn | May 4, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
GRATITUDE
I Thank You Attorney Ravosa and your wife for referring me to Maegan L. Hurley. She was a GODSEND as were you all. Your kindness has made a difference in my life and I am truly grateful. I highly recommend these lawyers.
Posted by Kristin | March 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
I was at the end of my rope. I Went through a terrible divorce that left me in debt, about to lose my home and everything I spent my life building. I’m not one to give up very easily and found Attny Richard Ravosa and team just in time! They were the answer to my worries and saving my home. The team here is professional, knowledgeable, responsive and considerate. I couldn’t have got through this mess without them. Truthfully! I feel like I wouldn’t have successfully got through this mess with any other lawyer and staff. Maegan, Cynthia, and Courtney all worked exceptionally hard on my case. If you are looking for help, trying to turn your life back around, and save your home, don’t give up! Do yourself the favor and call them! I wish I had found them sooner than I did, but incredibly greatful that I was able to.
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Posted by Laura | March 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic
The experience was fantastic. Staff from clerks to the attorneys were supportive and helpful. Highly recommend using this office.
Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Richard Ravosa's disputes and debt expertise
I had previously retained a lawyer to help me with certain disputes regarding my mortgages. Richard Ravosa's work was far superior to my previous lawyer. He pointed out some important issues and facts that had not previously been disclosed. He negotiated a great deal for me in my dispute with the mortgage company. I recommend Richard very highly.
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Posted by Terry | November 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
I was very happy with Attorney Richard Ravosa and Cynthia Ravosa. They took the time to explain the entire process and made sure everything went according to plan. They are very accessible and always there when you have a question or concern. They made the entire process stress free.
Posted by Karen | October 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Finally peace of mind!!
Attorney Ravosa and Cynthia were excellent. After going through a divorce and losing my job I fell on hard times. I felt ashamed an put off filing. I had spoken with a few attorneys regarding filing, and never felt right. When I spoke with Cynthia I knew I was ready. She was very patient, compassionate and did a great job walking me through and handling the Bankruptcy. I fully recommend them and have nothing but good things to say about their practice.
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2017
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Bankruptcy
The best thing I ever did was hire Richard Ravosa, He was able to solve my Bankruptcy with such proffessionalism . I was able to prolong my stay until which time I was able to find a new place. He was honest and forthcoming about my situation and was very fair on the cost. It was worth it.
Posted by Ann | July 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!
A great legal experience from start to finish!! From the onset, I found Attorney Richard Ravosa to be very welcoming and everyone I encountered in the firm was friendly, professional and super helpful. Attorney Cynthia Ravosa is an expert in her field. She is courteous, interpersonal and a straight talker--no pretense. She's also thorough and knows what needs to be done to ensure a successful outcome.
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Posted by George | June 5, 2017
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100% Satisfied!
Attorney Ravosa and his team handled my case with professionalism and humanism. I really appreciate all the help and advice given and everything has turned out as promised. At first, I considered going it alone and working the process myself with random internet guidance however in hindsight, the cost of his services were a bargain when I consider that the outcome may have been entirely different without their help and it would have certainly been a lot harder without them.
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Free consultation over phone
I had a very good experience with Mr. Ravosa. I sent him a message asking for advice through Avvo and he called me back personally in less than 48 hours. I asked him for some advice regarding Estate planning, specifically regarding marriage and debt acquisitions. He immediately and confidently had answers for me that definitely put me at ease. He was very cordial and did not pretend to know things just to placate me (I had questions regarding specific laws in another state, an unreasonable expectation). If I ever needed more thorough representation for Estate matters, I would immediately hire him.
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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2017
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Bankruptcy
Richard and his team have been fantastic! I just received notice of my case being discharged and I can't express my gratitude and appreciation enough! This is hands down the best option if you're looking for a knowledgeable, professional team!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Pro bono 15 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Richard S. Ravosa
  • 1997 - Present

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Western New England College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Chase Bank v. Amanda Miller
  • Title Restored to Plaintiff Post Foreclosure
  • Colorio v. The Bank of New York Mellon et al
  • Title restored to the Plaintiff Post Foreclosure
  • Downey v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Et Al.
  • Settlement
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Associations

  • Worcester County Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Massachusetts Debt Relief Foundation
  • President
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Officer
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Officer
  • 2000 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Boston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Honor Award
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court
  • 2018
  • Paul H. Chapman Award
  • The Foundation For Improvement of Justice, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Massachusetts Bar Association Elder Law Handbook
  • Bankruptcy Chapter - Elder Law Guide
  • 2018
  • Online Submission
  • What Bankruptcy Can Do For You? Or Not Do
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Credit Score
  • Credit Scores
  • 2013
  • Debt Settlement and Credit Repair
  • Debt Settlement and Credit Repair
  • 2012
  • 1st Annual Landlord-Tenant Law seminar
  • Landlord /Tenant Law
  • 2012
  • Women @ Work Plus
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2011
  • Seminar on Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Tenant or Landlord Bankruptcy
  • 2011
  • Financial Seminar
  • Improving Your Credit
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (10)
Endorse Richard
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Richard is an outstanding bankruptcy attorney. Highly recommended!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Richard is a great attorney. I have worked closely with him on a few occasions and he strives to accomplish his clients' objectives. I would recommend him without hesitation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Rick was my boss and mentor for several years. He is a consummate professional and expert in the fields of bankruptcy and foreclosure defense litigation. He is a terrific guy and exceptional attorney. I would recommend Rick to anybody facing serious financial difficulty."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Ravosa. You can tell from his thorough responses to questions on Avvo and sage wisdom that he has the passion and compassion necessary to be a fine advocate. He spends his own time giving advice to the Avvo community and that is something worth noting."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although I had a case with Atty Ravosa, I have had many interactions with his firm. One of his paralegals, who is active on a specialized list serve, not only has the correct answer, she has three correct alternatives with case or rule support. Having a deep, knowledgeable and able support staff goes a huge way to providing clients with a seemless experience."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Ravosa and I recently cross paths on a case. He had represented my client previously in a different practice area, and I needed to get an understanding of the prior case. In speaking with Attorney Ravosa, and reviewing the case record, I could tell that he did a great job for the client. He went beyond what was expected."
Personal injury Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Attorney Richard Ravosa for nearly 15 years and he is a trusted source of helpful and valuable information when I have had questions about civil litigation and trial practice techniques. I have referred several clients to him over the years and he has always exceeded my clients' expectations and has always treated my referrals with the highest level of professionalism."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I fully endorse Attorney Ravosa. My experiences with him were congenial and professional. He is a source of information for lawyers in the community and I would feel comfortable referring clients to him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ravosa and his staff are the most professional organization I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Mr. Ravosa has mastered the many gray areas of the Bankruptcy Law through his years of practicing in the field, and he is always ready to share them with his colleagues. I have survived in the Bankruptcy field because of his generosity as he has gotten me through many challenging moments. He is a truly great human-being."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have admired Rick's tenacity, knowledge, and legal skills for ten years so far and have trusted him with referrals of my clients."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Attorney Ravosa is my Supervising Attorney and the Managing Partner of the firm. He is an exceptional mentor that strives to provide close, personalized legal services to his clients while advocating for them zealously. I enthusiastically endorse Attorney Ravosa for Bankruptcy (Ch. 7 & 13), Personal Injury and Litigation, Estate Planning, Probate Administration, Business Law, Foreclosure Prevention, Debt Settlement and all manners of Civil Litigation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Attorney Ravosa -- working with him was a pleasure and an excellent learning experience."
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