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About me

I have been practicing law in Rhode Island for more than 24 years, concentrating my work in helping people obtain relief from their bill, 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 from all walks of life reduce of eliminate credit card bills, medical bills, keep their cars and stay in their houses. Whatever situation you are in I have probably dealt with it dozens of times. Don't let the black could 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 I will talking to the debt collects not you. 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. 


Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese

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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 13: 34%
    24 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 7: 33%
    24 years, 3 thousand cases
  3. Bankruptcy: 33%
    24 years, 4 thousand cases



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. He has tremendous knowledge of the field of bankruptcy and he provides exceptional services to his clients.


    Michael McEntee
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    Ted Zink Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

John S. Simonian Attorney at Law

376 Broadway
Providence, RI, 02909


RIAuthorized to practice law199208/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Recognition for volunteer service to indigent clientsR.I. Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer Program2009
For Faithful Service & Support and Sincere PatriotismSons of Union Veterans of the Civil War1997
Outstanding Service on Veterans LegislationUnited Veterans Council of Rhode Island1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyJohn S. Simonian Attorney at Law1992 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
R.I. Bar Association Creditors' and Debtors' Rights Committeemember2016 - Present
Rhode Island Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committeemember2016 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A2000 - Present
Rhode Island State BarN/A1992 - Present
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Rhode IslandMember, Attorney Advisory Committee2006 - 2011
Rhode Island House of RepresentativesChairman, Committee on Accounts and Claims2001 - 2003
Rhode Island House of RepresentativesDeputy Majority Leader1993 - 1998
Rhode Island House of RepresentativesState Representative1991 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Pawtucket Credit Union v. PicchiDecision in favor of my client. See:
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Publication nameTitleDate
RI Bankruptcy Lawyer John Simonian blog postDiscrimination Against a Bankruptcy Filer is Illegal2016
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of Rhode IslandPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Rhode Island Bar AssociationA Consumer Bankruptcy Boot Camp with the Experts2016