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John S. Simonian

Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney at Pawtucket, RI

5.0   221 reviews
  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 17 years
    Rhode Island - RI 31 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State RI
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    34%
    We have been handling Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for over 20 years and have gained the knowledge to help our clients recover from the burdens of debt that impact their business as well as their personal finances.

    32 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    33%
    If credit card debt, medical bills, outstanding taxes are creating chaos in your personal and financial life you can find out if bankruptcy can reduce the stress you are under in a strictly confidential and free consultation.

    32 years, 4,000 cases

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    33%
    In Rhode Island filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which is personal bankruptcy not a business bankruptcy, can give people a fresh start in which they can move into a place of financial stability and get their bills to a place where they can be paid off. Find out if having a RI bankruptcy lawyer help you is a good choice to stop the stress and harassing phone calls with a free consultation.

    32 years, 3,000 cases

For 27 years, I have concentrated my legal career helping people obtain relief from their bills, saving their homes from foreclosure, and helping people get their life back on track. If you are tired of not being able to meet your financial needs and having bill collectors calling endlessly, I can help you find a solution. I have helped many, many Rhode Islanders and Massachusetts residents reduce or eliminate credit card bills, medical bills, keep their cars and stay in their homes. Whatever situation you are in I have probably dealt with it dozens of times. Don't let the black cloud of overdue bills remain any longer, get a fresh start!

 

I help residents in all Rhode Island communities including Providence, Warwick, Cranston, East Greenwich, Pawtucket, Lincoln, North Kingstown and Coventy deal with debt collectors by filing for Chapter 7 protection. Once you start working with me you will no longer be getting debt collection phone calls at home, at work or on your cell phone. I handle all the debt collection companies so you don’t have to! You can feel free to send me an email or call if you have questions you would like to ask. All conversations are confidential and private. 

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Location

John S. Simonian Attorney at Law
474 Broadway
Pawtucket, RI, 02860

Reviews

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Posted by Kenny | April 11, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer I ever had
I recommend this lawyer. I was referred by a friend and I'm so glad for it. Saved me from a depressing debt hole. I'm free. I appreciate it. Great staff. Kindest and prettiest secretary I ever seen. Um...is that legal to say? Don't sue me. Heh. Oh man I'm an idiot. I should delete this and start over.
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy Attorney
highly recommend John Simonian if you find yourself in the position of having to declare bankruptcy. After Covid I was layed off from my job. The Co was closing up. I’m a senior left with only my SS coming in. I started to use credit cards for almost everything. To make a long story short, I was suddenly getting overwhelmed with the over the limit balances. It was out of control. I was not in a good place mentally or financially. The day I called John was the best day of the rest of my life. He was very professional, very kind and nonjudgmental. I was anxious and embarrassed. He set me at ease quickly with his calm demeanor. He explained to me that many people are filing for bankruptcy after Covid. Interest rates were up and many have lost jobs. I didn’t feel I was the only one after our talk. He explained how the process worked and what to expect. I followed all he asked me to do. Every phone call or email I sent with questions was answered the same day by John or his assistant Laurie. In the end it all went well. I am free of debt and feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of me. I can’t thank John Simonian enough and I’m so grateful for his help getting me through this.
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What a pleasure
I recently filed chapter 7 bankruptcy with John S. Simonian, Attorney At Law. My income to debt ratio was overwhelming and consuming my mental health. It was a very hard and nerve racking decision, but he made the process very easy. He helped remove the fear from filing without ever being judgmental. The entire process from phone interview, to office meeting, filing, and the digital court date, all went very fast and has given me the clean start I desperately needed. None of this would have been possible without professionalism, knowledge and skills that this office displays and practices. Thank You R.S 2023 Client
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Posted by Nelida | December 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Financial hardship
Meet with John for a consultation I was going through a hardship unable to make ends meet like a lot of us. He explained bankruptcy what will happen and how I can recover and live debt free. Fees and timing of this process was not long at all. Am not worry about all the calls I was getting. And today I can have a fresh start with a better knowledge debt free. Now my life has a new beginning . Thank you John for your service .
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Posted by Tina | December 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Client
Thus office was great, they were always willingly available to answer all my questions and concerns. I felt like a huge burden has been lifted
Posted by Rebecca | November 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer around
Mr. Simonian is a fantastic lawyer and person I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He assisyme at a time when I needed it most and will be forever grateful. Now I can start with a clean slate.
Posted by Raph | November 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pleasant experience. Highly recommended!
Mr. Simonian made it a breeze for me to meet my legal needs. The entire process was efficient and painless. He is very experienced and knowledgeable, with a highly professional and courteous staff. Communicating with him or his staff was easy, and they were prompt to get in touch with me whether in person or by phone and email. He knows how to respond diligently to variables and also how to provide solutions to any problems or concerns I may have. I always thought legal matters had to be insufferable, but Mr. Simonian showed me that things don’t have to be that way as long as you find the right attorney to help you.
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Posted by Kathleen | October 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent bankruptcy attorney and wonderful staff
Excellent bankruptcy attorney. Explained and listed exactly what was needed and emailed list of all the steps. In person meeting very professional but also intelligent, experienced and kind staff. Was there thru entire process. Very easy to reach and heard back quickly, Answered all questions. Highly recommend
Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
John Simonian helped me through my whole bankruptcy process. His office was always nice and professional. They always kept me up to date on what was going on with my case. Considering the rise of cost of everything in recent times, I would say the bankruptcy fee was more than fair and less than I expected. While deciding to file for bankruptcy was a hard decision and weighed on me emotionally, I am thankful to John for making this process easy for me.
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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence
If you are looking for a friendly, comfortable to speak to lawyer Mr. Simonian is your guy. Thank you so much for making the process easy for me and well accomplished
Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
When you are in financial distress it is very difficult to think clearly! Attorney Simonian is the person you need! He is very knowledgeable, affective and trustworthy, he will explain to you everything that will happen ,him and is staff are very caring and umbel . I remember walking in the office for the first time with tears and actually leaving the office with a smile,right their you know he is amazing! He will do everything in is power to help you, is assistant Laurie is also amazing. I am happy to say my Bankruptcy as been discharged thanks to Attorney Simonian!! If you are financially worried or concern just gave him a call you won't regret it! Mr. Simonian, thank you!! I.T
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Posted by Nicole | September 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful and professional
Mr Simonian and his team are very helpful and professional. They took the time to help me figure out which was right for me and I didn’t have to second guess if I made the right decision. Simonian Law was always a phone call or email away to assist me whenever I needed them.
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got the job done!
It was important to me finding an attorney that would handle my bankruptcy filing that had experience and was honest, most importantly can get the job done. John Simonian and his team definitely did that. Lisa was completely honest with me from day one and was so thorough in walking me through the process which helped ease my mind. They were always courteous and professional, and felt they were available to me anytime I needed them. They made the process very easy for me and I came away feeling like filing bankruptcy wasn’t as scary as I thought. I felt confident and secure with John there with me during the trustee hearing, and I’m please to say my case couldn’t have gone smoother. I would definitely recommend John to anyone who is looking for a bankruptcy attorney.
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Posted by Liliam | August 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
John helped me through a very difficult time and I cannot thank him enough. I could not have done it with him. John and his team are the best.
Posted by Heather | July 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Atty simonian was a pleasure to work with, he made made sure that I understood everything and took the time to explain and help me with any questions I had. I would highly recommend John simonian, they’re very professional and great to work with, with all of the options out there and not knowing who to trust I’m glad that I was able to find the right attorney the first time. Bankruptcy is a scary process but he made everything go smooth.
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Posted by Eliza de Jesús | July 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great service!
I had come to the John Simonian Attorney's Office with many thoughts and concerns. I felt like swimming without getting anywhere with debts. But as soon as I got to my first appointment they greeted me with kindness, help and answering to all my questions and process that they made easy for me. Their work staff are friendly, and they get back to you as soon as they receive your message. Now I feel stress-free and carefree. Starting a new stage without worries. Thanks to their services and to God for having put them in my path.
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Posted by Cindy | June 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional & Compassionate
Atty. Simonian was very nice to work with and his staff and Legal Assistants are great. It was a difficult decision to file bankruptcy and ruin my credit but in the long run it was best for me. At age 65 I could no longer handle the debt and Atty. Simonian was very understanding of my situation and explained everything. I felt very confident in my decision after I met with him and he was always available if I had any questions. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing his services.
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you
John’s and his staff were wonderful. They got me through the most difficult time of my life. Now I am able to have a fresh start because of John. Thank you so much!!
Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
Very excellent Attorney, & I would highly recommend anyone to him. Respectful, kind, polite, Attorney & his Assistant. Willing to help with questions & answers. Very caring, understanding, clear & complete information. Thank you so much for your services...
Posted by Kathleen | April 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy Lawyer
I went to this attorney back in 2014. I was drowning in debt. This lawyer and his office staff were first rate and had compassion. They made this ordeal very easy to understand. I would HIGHLY recommend this highly qualified attorney. A very big “Thank You!”
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • John S. Simonian Attorney at Law
  • 1992 - Present
  • Chairman, Joint Committee on Accounts and Claims
  • Rhode Island House of Representatives
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Guardian ad litem
  • Probate Court, City of Cranston
  • 1994 - 1998
  • Chairman, Commission on Criminal Justice
  • Rhode Island House of Representatives
  • 1991 - 2003
  • Legal Intern
  • Rhode Island Department Of Attorney General
  • 1990 - 1990
  • Legal Intern
  • Justice Americo Campanella
  • 1989 - 1989
  • intern
  • Senator Claiborne Pell
  • 1986 - 1986
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Education

  • RI Bar Association Continuing Education
  • Credit
  • 2015
  • Boston University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Rhode Island
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re Robert and Hope Johnson
  • successful
  • In Re Johnson
  • prevailed for clients
  • In Re Campbell
  • prevailed
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Associations

  • United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Rhode Island
  • Member, Pro Bono Legal Clinic
  • 2017 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • R.I. Association of Retired Legislators
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Rhode Island State Bar
  • Member Volunteer Lawyer Program
  • 1996 - Present
  • Rhode Island State Bar
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Rhode Island
  • Member Attorney Advisory Committee
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Rhode Island House of Representatives Joint Committee on Accounts and Claims
  • Chairman
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Rhode Island House of Representatives
  • Officer Deputy Marjority Leader
  • 1993 - 1998
  • Rhode Island House of Representatives Criminal Justice Commission
  • Chairman
  • 1993 - 1998
  • Rhode Island House of Representatives
  • State Representative
  • 1991 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Best Rated Bankruptcy Lawyers in Rhode Island
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2017
  • Honor Roll for participation in Volunteer Lawyer Program
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • 2017
  • Best Rated Bankruptcy Lawyers in Rhode Island
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2016
  • Superb Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Recognition for volunteer service to indigent clients
  • R.I. Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer Program
  • 2009
  • For Faithful Service & Support and Sincere Patriotism
  • Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
  • 1997
  • Outstanding Service on Veterans Legislation
  • United Veterans Council of Rhode Island
  • 1992
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Publications

  • Federal Hill Gazette
  • Removing Second Mortgages from Your Home
  • 2012
  • Federal Hill Gazette
  • Income Taxes Are Dischargeble in Bankruptcy
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (9)
Endorse John
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Other
"I know John to be an extremely competent attorney who gives 100% to all of his clients. He does not rush anyone, and he takes the time to make sure he gets the job done on time and correctly. He is well versed in the law."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John knows bankruptcy law! Very knowledgeable and is able to help his clients through all the in's and out's of getting a business back on firm financial footing."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is one of the most experienced and resourceful bankruptcy lawyers in Rhode Island. He works tirelessly on behalf of his clients. I have seen him work wonders regarding foreclosures and mortgage modifications."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is highley qualified hand services his client with great care and experiance. He never lets a mesage go unanswered."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He has tremendous knowledge of the field of bankruptcy and he provides exceptional services to his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You will receive top quality advice and representation from Attorney Simonian for any bankruptcy related matters. He is the pro in this area of the law."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Attorney Simonian has advised and guided a client of mine effectively through the bankruptcy process. It is of utmost importance to have an attorney with knowledge and experience. My client has informed me that John provided her with sound advice and counsel during her difficult financial challenge."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a true expect when it comes to helping people put their financial house in order. He focuses exclusively on bankruptcy and debt issues and is very adept at helping people restructure their debt; eliminating credit card bills, keeping their house and getting the debt collectors to stop harassing phone calls."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Smart, experienced and trustworthy. He knows what you can reasonable expect to achieve through a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Rhode Island."
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Pawtucket Chapter 13 bankruptcy Lawyer John S. Simonian
John S. Simonian
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
Pawtucket, RI
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation