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Mark Steven Buckley CFP

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Providence, RI

5.0   65 reviews

also known as Attorney Mark Buckley CFP

  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 20 years
    Rhode Island - RI 32 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State RI
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    50%
    Debt-relief through Chapter 7 bankruptcy representation. Destroying credit card bills, medical debt, unpaid personal loans, utility bills, car repossessions, and mortgage foreclosure debts.

    33 years

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    14%
    Consumer bankruptcy attorney/ Chapter 7

    33 years, 3,000 cases

  3. Debt settlement
    12%
    Negotiating debt through payment plans or lump-sum settlements and avoiding bankruptcy.

    33 years

  4. Trusts
    12%
    Revocable living trusts and RI estate tax avoidance

  5. Wills and living wills
    12%
    Wills, General Durable Powers of Attorney for Finance and Health, Living Wills

    33 years, 300 cases

Attorney Buckley served for several years on the Advisory Committee to the US Bankruptcy Court. He has counseled thousands of clients overwhelmed with debt and helped them achieve a fresh start.

While a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is not the only option, it is the best option for those who have no reasonable ability to repay their debts; especially those who are dealing with wage attachments, lawsuits, unemployment, disability/ illness, divorce or other life changing events. Those living on a fixed income, particularly Senior Citizens, also benefit greatly from our help.


If you are concerned about losing your home or car, or ruining your credit, you should know that the vast majority of my clients have kept all of their property and improved their credit rating.

We offer honest friendly advice for all your questions and will gladly discuss your situation. If you qualify for bankruptcy, a free in-home appointment can be made days, evenings, or weekends anywhere in Rhode Island or Massachusetts.

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Location

Attorney Mark Buckley, CFP
1536 Westminster Street
Providence, RI, 02909
Attorney Mark Buckley, CFP
511 Green Bush Road
Warwick, RI, 02818-2034
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Reviews

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Posted by Steven | May 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome
Mark goes above and beyond for his clients. Helped me with sum misplaced documents from 7 years ago.
Posted by Francesca | September 28, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent consult
I just hopped off the phone with Attorney Buckley, and he was incredibly kind and knowledgable. He took the time to walk me through my potential options, even though he knew off that bat that it wouldn't make sense for me to hire him.
Posted by Bill | January 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Mark is very thorough and the best. With Mark working for you, you are in very dependable hands. He will guide you through the whole process. He is always available to answer questions. He will not just do the paperwork, but will help you every step of the way. No one is better than Mark.
Posted by Amanda | June 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful
I hated having to file bankruptcy but it was really my only option. Mark made it easy, told me what I needed to do and what paperwork I needed, he answered any questions I had about it or how it would effect different things. He definitely knows his stuff and can make you feel at ease about having to make that difficult decision
Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional
During the ending phases of the downturn in the economy, around 2012-2015, my wife and I found ourselves digging into our savings just to keep the heat on, food on the table and provide support for our four children. We could not meet our obligations. It was a very disruptive time in our lives. We contacted Mark and he openly and honestly with care and courtesy laid out all our options. We hired Mark to help us through this tough time, and with his knowledge, skill and professionalism he executed all phases of our bankruptcy proceedings in a timely and efficient manner. While we don't believe anyone ever really wants to go this route to help mitigate financial hardship, Mark made us feel comfortable and his expertise and gentlemanly conduct helped ease the process. Thank you again Mark for all your help.
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very easy process
Mark was very helpful and does most of the work. Basically, he comes to your house. You give him all your credit card statements and all other bill statements involved in the case. He'll go over the process and collects a deposit before he leaves. This meeting took about 2 hours. Jump ahead a couple months.... He'll give you a court date and will meet you there. All you do is sit and listen, then it's over! Very stress free!
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Posted by John | March 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I couldn't ask for a better Attorney!
Thank you, Attorney Mark Buckley. I am so glad I chose you to assist me during such a difficult time of my life. From carefully and attentively assessing my situation and then walking me thru the bankruptcy process. You made the process as painless as possible for me. You were always there to respond back to me with any questions or concerns I had. Besides your vast experience and being exceptionally professional, you are also friendly and personable. I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know that may need debt relief consultation or are looking for a bankruptcy lawyer. You are a 5 star Attorney and you enabled me to get a fresh start and finally breathe a little easier.
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best bankrupcy attorney
Mark was professional, knowledgable and explained the entire process to file for bankrupcy. We where nervous and new to this but he made a very easy process. We were in a difficult time financially and filing for bankrupcy was the best decision we ever made! We highly recommend Mark.
Posted by Amber | March 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
When my husband and I decided to file for bankruptcy, we were nervous to say the least. It was such a scary decision to make, but we were left with no other option. Mark was recommended to us by a family friend and the moment he sat down with us he made us feel so at ease. He answered all of our questions and addressed every concern. Everything was handled quickly and efficiently, and when the day of our court appearance arrived it went smoother than either of us could have hoped. He had everything so organized we were in and out within a half hour.His empathy and kindness toward our situation made the whole thing so much less traumatizing. We are so grateful for his help and would highly recommend him if you are considering filing bankruptcy!
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Posted by JoAnn | March 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Excellent review for Mark Buckley
Mark Buckley is very professional and thorough. I was the most well prepared client in the courtroom, it was obvious who wasn't prepared. I highly recommend Mark Buckley.
Posted by Eldis | March 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
Mark was very professional and punctual. He even took the time to meet me at my home. Lots of great advice and helped me out tremendously. I would recommend his services to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Mark was thorough, compassionate and efficient. He deftly guided me through a very difficult time, to positive results. Three years later, my credit score is excellent, and I have maintained a nearly debt-free status. No one wants to face bankruptcy; but if that misfortune does occur, Mark Buckley is a trustworthy advocate to navigate the process. I would unequivocally recommend him.
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Posted by Stephen | March 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Bankruptcy Lawyer
Highly recommended, from start to finish Mark Buckley was very knowledgeable and helpful. Without his services, I would still be in a very bad financial situation.
Posted by Kristin | March 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
Mark Buckley was very thorough with us and explained everything that was going to happen. He was thorough, helpful and very professional. We really appreciated his help!
Posted by Heidi | March 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely thorough and professional
Mark provided me with amazing support during a challenging financial time in my life. His honesty and dedication to his clients is commendable
Posted by DENNIS | March 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Down to earth great person and lawyer
He had a system to follow that covered every possible situation. He really gave us an education and followed our case to the end.
Posted by Eric | March 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied
Mark was very knowledgeable & thorough with handling my case. I would highly recommend Mark.
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, knowledgeable, and Comforting During a Difficult Time
Mark Buckley was an incredible attorney, he went above and beyond to guide and reassure me through an emotionally difficult process. We was incredibly knowledgeable, professional, and was always available to answer questions that arose. I would very highly recommend him!
Posted by Patricia | March 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ms
Mark made the overwhelming decision to file bankruptcy as painless as possible for me. He even spoke for me in the courtroom. And he comes to your residence as well.
Posted by Heather | March 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy help
We are so grateful to Mr. Buckley for helping us out. The process was easy and he walked us thru every step. I was impressed with how professional and thorough he is. When we went to court I was surprised to find that half of the representing lawyers where unprepared. Finances are so important and I was so happy we had the best attorney. Forever grateful for our new lease on life thanks to Mr. Buckley.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney Mark S. Buckley, CFP
  • Private practice
  • 1991 - Present
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER
  • Merrill Lynch, Fenner and Pierce
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Rule 40 Intern
  • Rhode Island Department Of Attorney General
  • 1990 - 1990

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Bob Jones University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
  • debtor prevailed

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Top 3 Bankruptcy Lawyers in Providence
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2021
  • Client Champion Award - Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Top Rated Lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Top Rated Lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Platinum Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Best Bankruptcy Lawyer in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Award - Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Silver Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Top Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Top Rated Lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Silver Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Citizens Bank Education Series
  • Rhode Island Estate Planning: 7 Steps
  • 2019
  • Women's Business Expo
  • Protecting Your Credit
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Mark
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is an excellent attorney. He has many years of experience in the area of Bankruptcy Law. I would highly recommend him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse Mark. I have known Mark for 35 (wow!) years and were classmates in junior high, high school, and law school. Mark is dedicated to his clients and their needs. Mark can provide the guidance they need for their bankruptcy and financial planning needs, as well as direct them to the proper type of attorney for any needs outside of his area of expertise. Mark is a true counselor for his clients!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark was extremely persistent on a personal injury matter we worked together. It was because of Mark's old fashioned keeping after the insurance company were able to obtain a fair settlement for the client. His attention to detail carried the day."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Mark Buckley is honest, thorough and diligent in obtaining the best result for his clients. He keeps up to date on changes in the law and makes sure he has done the work the way it should be done. He has the respect of his colleagues and bankruptcy trustees in Rhode Island."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is a pleasure to endorse Attorney Buckley. His has extensive experience as an attorney and is an ideal advocate."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Other
"I know Mark through his writing at Bankruptcy Law Network, where we were both contributing authors. He's an experienced bankruptcy lawyer who, as a bonus, is also a certified financial planner. I would not hesitate to recommend Mark to anyone experiencing financial problems."
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Providence Chapter 7 bankruptcy Lawyer Mark Steven Buckley CFP
Mark Steven Buckley CFP
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Providence, RI
Licensed for 32 years
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