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Michael Francis Barrett

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Buffalo, NY

5.0   14 reviews

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Assisting individuals in filing Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, in Buffalo and Western New York.  I am a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.  Please contact me if you would like to discuss your financial situation.  I will go over all the required information with you, so you will not need to fill out a huge packet of papers on your own.  We can review all of your options so you can determine whether bankruptcy, or another solution, is right for you.

Licensed for 14 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/17/2022

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

Contact Michael

Michael F. Barrett, Attorney at Law
327 Niagara St.
Suite #1
Buffalo, NY, 14201

Reviews

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Posted by Terri | May 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great job, Michael Francis Barret
I highly recommend Michael Barret. I hired Michael to do a QDRO Involving a divorce agreement. He was prompt, responded quickly and was on track every step of the way. The end result was complete, he was within his estimated amount, and he came through for me as I needed with no issues whatsoever. Nice. Very Nice.
Posted by Deb S | April 25, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
Michael handled my bankruptcy with the utmost care and professionalism. He responded to my many questions and concerns quickly, usually on the same day. Throughout the process, Michael kept me up to date and explained what I may expect every step of the way. This started as such a stressful situation, once Michael started working with me, my confidence in moving forward increased dramatically. Early on, I interviewed several lawyers and without a doubt, Michael was by far the most knowledgable, personable, and empathetic. I'm very thankful for his handling of my case.
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2022
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Highly recommended
Michael, was always honest and patient in answering my thousands questions during this stressful time. He also, was always professional and has massive knowledge of the law .
Posted by SJP | August 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Detailed and Responsive
Micheal helped us tremendously with our bankruptcy. He was very thorough and when I called or e-mailed, I usually got a response that day or within 24 hours. Even though these are slow times, he kept us informed and helped us get all the information together that we needed. Was cheaper than those big firms but just as effective. Thank you, Micheal
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2021
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Highly Recommend
He is excellent! Did a wonderful job! Very knowledgeable and always willing to answer any questions you have. Gives great advice and is upfront with you. Best Attorney I have ever dealt with.
Posted by M J | June 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Personable professional honest outstanding knowledge of the law
Michael was a godsend. In what can be the worst of situations. He provided all the information I needed to make a sound decision. I'm thankful i met him and that i made the wise choice I'm having him represent me.
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
THE BEST
Michael Barrett has represented me in my recent bankruptcy case we have all fallen. On hard time during this pandemic we are dealing with unfortunately I had this coupled with some medical issues namely my 3rd back surgery I had sought Michael's help as I was contemplating filing bankruptcy, I want sorry Michael was caring,,gentle and mostly thourgh he help to alleviate my angst . it was a very trying time and I should not hesitate to recommend him . Thanks again Mike have I told you lately your the BEST
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Posted by Cheryl | December 4, 2020
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Professional, Punctual, Proficient and Patient
Mr. Barrett handled my son's Bankruptcy. He took a very stressful situation and walk us through every step. He made the whole process easy to manage and answered all our questions quickly and patiently. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Kenneth | December 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The Best
Michael was always promptly available when I needed an answer and he supplied easy to understand guidance through what might have been a very difficult situation. I recommend him whole heartedly
Posted by Kevin | September 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney !
Fantastic attorney. He was right on top of everything. Always promptly got right back to me. Was even there for me for advice on a few thing unrelated to my case he handled. Mike is the first and only attorney I would recommend to my family and friends. My top three personal rules were always never sell a friend a car, loan a friend money or recommend an attorney. Just a hard working, no bs, trustworthy guy you can count on. I rarely leave ratings for anything but had to share my experience regarding this guy. Solid attorney. I obviously highly recommend Mike.
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Posted by Jackie | July 9, 2020
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ROCKSTAR!
Michael Barrett was very professional and made the whole process so easy! I went into this so scared and not sure but felt very comfortable with his guidance from start to finish. He was always available to answer my questions. He is a ROCKSTAR! He is friendly, knowledgeable, professional and a great communicator. He's excellent at what he does! I will highly recommend him to all.
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Posted by Mike | June 23, 2020
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Client
Going into the idea of bankruptcy was a difficult pill to swallow morally. After the consultation with Mr. Barrett, I felt a lot better and comfortable about going through the process. As long as you are able to provide everything that is requested, he will make sure you go through a stress free experience. After two meetings and a phone call, my bankruptcy was completed with very little needed of me. I would highly recommend Michael Barrett for your bankruptcy needs in the Buffalo area.
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Posted by Jill | September 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Patient, Diligent, Professional and Dependable
I started talking with Michael some time ago about the possibility of filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Due to a variety of circumstances, I kept pushing out the actual filing. He never rushed me, was always almost immediately available via email to answer every question I ever had, was understanding and touched bases with me every so often, which was very appreciated. Once I decided to move ahead, he was quickly accessible and went out of his way to meet me at a location that was much more convenient for me then it was for him. He provided guidance and reassurance and was always very professional. I would never hesitate to ask for his services again and can highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for a knowledge, capable and dependable attorney. Thanks Michael!
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Posted by Jason | October 26, 2010
Highly Recommended
Michael Barrett helped me with my Chapter 7 bankruptcy case and I highly recommend him if you are in need of a bankruptcy lawyer. I never felt rushed and he was always available for questions. I trusted his knowledge and experience during the entire process. In conclusion, Michael was successful in having my case fully discharged and I now have a chance to start rebuilding my life.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Michael F. Barrett, Attorney at Law
  • 2020 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Cole, Sorrentino, Hurley, Hewner & Gambino, PC
  • 2008 - 2020

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • B.S.
  • 2003

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Attorney endorsements

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Given (9)
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Unknown Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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