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Richard C. Pecoraro

About me

I have over 13 years of experience helping people resolve their financial issues. Before forming my own law firm back in 2007, I worked for a very large consumer bankruptcy firm and received extensive training and expertise.  


I have assisted many thousands of clients in stopping the garnishment of their bank accounts and wages, saving their homes from foreclosure, stopping repossession of their cars and even getting their cars returned to them.  I have also worked out payment plans to allow clients to catch up on past due payments on their home and cars and have assisted in restructuring loans to reduce interest rates and balances owed.  


I truly care about my clients and work hard to make sure their interests are protected.  My mantra is to treat people the way I want to be treated.  I know that when people come see me they are at a low point in their lives and that I can help bring peace by resolving their financial issues.  I strive to respond quickly to my clients' concerns whether it is late in the evening or on weekends.  I offer expertise along with personal and attentive service.  




Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 50%
    14 years
  2. Chapter 7: 10%
    14 years
  3. Chapter 13: 10%
    14 years
  4. Debt Settlement: 10%
    14 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Nisha Ryan Patel

    I endorse this lawyer. He clearly cares about helping his clients.


    Nisha Patel Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
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  • Michael A Kiely

    Mr. Pecoraro is an knowledgeable and skilled attorney in his field.


    Michael Kiely Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Chandler Pecoraro, Plc

5511 Staples Mill Rd.
Suite 203
Richmond, VA, 23228


VAAuthorized to practice law200203/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client's Choice (Bankruptcy)Avvo2015
Preeminent Client Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerRichmond Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerRichmond Magazine2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerChandler Pecoraro PLC2007 - Present
AttorneyBoleman Law Firm2003 - 2007
AttorneyBankruptcy & Domestic law firm2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Frankie L. Chavez Memorial Scholarship FundSponsor2007 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Virginia State Bar, Bankruptcy Law SectionN/A2003 - Present
Virginia State BarN/A2002 - Present
Richmond Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
Richmond Bar Association, Bankruptcy SectionN/A2002 - Present
Cystic Fibrosis FoundationSponsor2013 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
PickeringAfter argument, the Court reopened the case and allowed the Debtor wife (as the husband had passed away) to amend the bankruptcy schedules to list the underlying personal injury action and to claim an exemption.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of CambridgeLawStudy Abroad1999
Texas A&M UniversityBusiness - FinanceBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CARE student seminarsCredit Abuse Resistance Education2015
CARECredit Abuse Resistance Education2005