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David F Falvey

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Groton, CT

4.7   9 reviews

also known as Dave Falvey

  • Licensed for 41 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1982
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About David

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My name is Dave Falvey. I'm a bankruptcy attorney for Connecticut and more specifically for the New London County area. I have been successfully practicing for approximately 30 years and have helped thousands of clients get their finances back on track. 

Not only am I a bankruptcy specialist, but I also offer decent alternatives to bankruptcy with a vast knowledge of debt management and debt consolidation solutions. My mission is to provide you with an opportunity to learn the pros and cons regarding the various strategies in settling your debts so you can be more aware of your options and choose the best strategy that works for you and your family. 

I provide my clients with not only debt relief and credit repair services, but I also educated them in order to help them build new habits that will help you become more financially focused on your income and expenses. 

My mission is to assist clients through a holistic approach of budgeting and using the Federal Credit Reporting Act to improve their credit scores.  Action Advocacy, PC is an officially recognized Federal Debt Relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code



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Action Advocacy, PC
1 Crouch Street
Groton, CT, 06340


4.7 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by Johnny | August 10, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My attorney was a lifesaver! Attorney David Falvey expertly guided me out of a tough spot with genuine care and dedication. Couldn’t have asked for better. His national attention for his knowledge in this space is well-deserved. Highly recommended!
Posted by Christopher | October 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strong Morals and Values!!! Very Knowledgeable!!!
I was referred to Attorney Falvey by a close friend and am very happy that I decided to hire him and his firm. After going through a horrible, drawn out divorce, I had no other option but to consider filing for bankruptcy. Dave was very compassionate and understanding. He rested my mind at ease and reassured me that I was making the right decision. I knew I was in good hands after our first initial consultation. He provided detailed answers to every single question that I had. Attorney Dave Falvey is a blessing and cares about his clients. He is extremely knowledgeable in his area of practice and is in my opinion, one of the best!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Falvey : A Remarkable Educator
Attorney Falvey truly is a remarkable educator. Thanks to his solid advice based on his many years of education and experience, our family is doing very well financially and maintaining a 0 balance across all financial accounts. Follow his advise and you will enjoy the same benefits that we enjoy.
Posted by Corinne | April 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Honesty, Integrity
David Falvey is one of the most thorough and persistant advocates any person could hope to have during a time of need. I am so very pleased with my result and the manner in which it was achieved. He is dedicated to not only the case at hand, but helping a person to learn from their experience and recover well.
Posted by Ruth and Steven | October 26, 2013
Two professionals rave about David Falvey
We were very happy with David and his staff. They were extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of bankruptcy law, and if there were any issues in question, would seek the answers immediately. They were always responsive to telephone calls, scheduled appointments as quickly as possible, and made the entire unpleasant situation as pleasant as possible. He teaches his clients the right way to go about rebuilding good credit through a set of instructional cd's he's made, and keeps in touch with them offering current useful information through an email newsletter. We have the highest respect for David Falvey and his excellent staff.
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Posted by PL | July 6, 2013
David was professional, understanding and very very patient during this process. At all times had knowledge of the situation and made this process as smoothly as possible. He had the expertise to handle any glitch that came about.
Posted by Jason | May 10, 2013
Thank you Dave
David genuinely cares for the people who come to his office. Going through a bankruptcy is hard and can be one of the darkest depressing times of your life. David is very knowledgeable and he has a great sense of humor that helps put your situation into perspective. Through Action Advocacy he has developed tools to ensure financial success post bankruptcy such as David is truly a warrior in the war against consumer debt.
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Posted by JR | May 3, 2010
HALLELUJAH!! I found a good Bankruptcy to Attorney
Attorney Dave Falvey is certainly the ‘go to’ attorney for bankruptcy in New London County. I was over the median income and owed over $200,000 in credit card debt. With great patience and determination, Dave carefully gathered my information and he ‘beat’ the Means Test. He referred me to an attorney who handles harassing phone call cases because I was being harassed to tears. Well, what was the result? I discharged over $200,000 worth of credit card debt and received a settlement of over $5,000 from a harassing creditor who wouldn't stop calling me and I kept all the settlement money because Dave was able to exempt it from the creditors. I discharged all my debts and made a ‘profit’. Further, Dave has given me wonderful materials that he has developed to restore my credit score within 12-24 months post-bankruptcy! And his program that is called, ‘The Pennywatchers’ which challenges youto continue to pay on the debt but you pay yourself and to save all the money that you discharged. I was so depressed before going to see Dave (I had heard from everyone in Connecticut that he was good) but I had to drag myself to his office in Groton, Connecticut. Thank God!! How do I rate him? 5 Stars, Plus! I found him to be extremely knowledgeable, ethical and fair in his dealings with me and Dave and his office staff in didn’t make me feel like a loser but as someone who was about to succeed. And, indeed, I have completely turned my life around. I went to see Attorney Dave Falvey and I now I say Hallelujah! I have put my depression behind me and I feel good about myself. “Here Comes the Sun” And I say: HALLELUJAH!!
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Posted by cailin | February 3, 2015
I have been working with action advocacy for the last two years. I think in the end it was worth the money I paid them, but I worked with a paralegal the entire time only met with attorney once. The paralegal wasn't overly friendly or helpful so it wasn't a very reassuring experience. Also I still had to do a lot of calls/work myself. They never tried getting anything deleted off my credit report either, they only settled the debts. Didn't feel like they really "fought for me" with these collection agencies. I probably could have just called them and settled with them myself. I learned a lot more with My FICO website than I did paying action advocacy.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Esq
  • Action Advocacy, PC
  • 1984 - Present


  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1969
  • Providence College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1966

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Plouffe
  • Second Mortgage was avoided
  • In re Sokolowski
  • Debtor prevailed
  • In re Porter
  • successfully objected to some Proof of Claims


  • National Association of Chapter 7 Trustees
  • associate member
  • 1999 - Present
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • National Organization of Chapter 13 Trustees
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • National Consumer Law Center
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Conn Consumer Bankruptcy Roundtable
  • Founder
  • 1990 - 2010
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - 2005
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Connecticut Magazine
  • 2009
  • Top Lawyer in New England
  • Connecticut Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Connecticut Magazine
  • 2008
  • Board Certified Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney
  • American Board of Certification
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Connecticut Magazine
  • 2007
  • Board Certified Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney
  • American Board of Certification
  • 2003
  • Board Certified Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney
  • American Board of Certification
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • Conn Consumer Bankruptcy Roundtable
  • In re Salerno
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (7)
Endorse David
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Falvey for years has been my go to attorney for bankruptcy and debt issues. I recommend him above all other attorneys in this field. Few approach his level of knowledge and experience"
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is an excellent attorney. He is a leader in his field."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Federal regulation
Bankruptcy and debt
Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Chapter 13 bankruptcy
Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Class action