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Richard D. Gaudreau

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Salem, NH

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    New Hampshire - NH 34 years
    Massachusetts - MA 41 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State NH
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1981
    Active No misconduct found

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

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Practice areas
  1. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    I specialize in bankruptcy and am board certified as a consumer bankruptcy attorney by the American Board of Certification. I am also the NH Chair for the National Associations of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. I also practice in NH where I accept ch 7, ch 13, and ch 11 clients.

    34 years, 1,500 cases

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy

    34 years, 495 cases

  3. Education
    I have successfully litigated student loan issues in court up to the First Circuit Court of Appeals. This sparked my interest in advising student loan borrowers regarding their administrative and legal rights.

    13 years, 40 cases

  4. Litigation
    I file consumer cases in NH Bankruptcy Court against credit card and mortgage companies that continue to harass my clients in violation of the bankruptcy code's prohibition against any further contact. I have also sued several mortgage companies under the Truth in Lending Act.

    37 years, 150 cases

I specialize in bankruptcy law and student loan law.  I've been certified as a Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification.  I'm the New Hampshire Chair of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.  I have advanced training as a student loan lawyer and have successfully litigated student loan issues in federal trial and appellate courts.


I regularly file chapter 13 bankruptcies in NH to stop foreclosures on a home when a consumer has exhausted other alternatives.  The other typical scenario is where people have suffered a loss of income, a divorce, or serious medical issue that creates financial pressures beyond their control and creditors have refused to work with them.  Bankruptcy can provide a light at the end of the tunnel that permits most people to keep their home, cars, and other assets.  

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Richard D. Gaudreau
395 Main Street
Salem, NH, 03079
Richard D. Gaudreau, Attorney at Law, PC
395 Main Street
P.O. Box 1359
Salem, NH, 03079
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Posted by Robert | February 15, 2015
Fraudulent student loan debt resolution
Attorney Richard Gaudreau represented me in federal court and successfully helped me discharge student loans in excess of $150,000 that were fraudulently obtained in my name. Attorney Gaudreau's expertise and professional demeanor kept my hopes high and anxiety low for a successful outcome, which was the case. I was alerted to these loans when the companies involved started sending me letters stating that deferments and extensions had expired and I needed to start paying or they would begin to garnish my wages. Which explains why I had not seen them on my credit reports. The party responsible for this fraud used my signature on two of the loans and an electronic signature on another. The loan companies refused to believe me and as I was the only one they had to cover these loans, despite the fact I was unaware of this identity theft and crime against me, they refused to budge and were beginning the process of wage garnishment.....legally. You can imagine the stress and intimidation when two multi billion corporations have you in their crosshairs. Attorney Gaudreau took my case and led me step by step through the ordeal ultimately resulting in successful litigation in federal court against these loan companies, with the court discharging all fraudulent loan debt, principle and interest in my name. I would never have been able to accomplish this without Attorney Gaudreau. I highly recommend Attorney Gaudreau . I had the absolute right attorney in my corner when I needed one the most. His experience, knowledge, and tireless work ethic saved my financial future. I am forever grateful and relieved.
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Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2014
Very Satisfied Client
We worked with Attorney Gaudreau through a bankruptcy and the discharge of student loans. He is very knowledge, compassionate, and understanding. His advice was always appropriate. Although what we had to go through was difficult, we knew we were in good hands. We highly recommend Attorney Gaudreau. MM


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Work Experience

  • attorney
  • Richard D. Gaudreau, Attorney at Law, PC
  • 1989 - Present


  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • In re: Ries
  • Court determined that a debtor could.


  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • NH Chair
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • law review for LLM program
  • Boston University School of Law
  • 1982

Speaking Engagements

  • Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Law
  • bankruptcy
  • 2010
  • Bankruptcy and Litigation
  • bankruptcy
  • 2009

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Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rich Gaudreau is the Top Gun bankruptcy lawyer in New Hampshire and Massachsuetts. I have referred many clients to him and their feedback has been universally glowing. When you're out of dough, call Gaudreau. I refer every client of mine with a bankruptcy issue to him without hesitation. Mark Stevens"
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