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Matthew David Bavaro

Foreclosure Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

4.5   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1999
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    My firm, Loan Lawyers, represents clients in Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Chapter 11 bankruptcies and sues creditors for debt collection violations.

    25 years, 400 cases

  2. Foreclosure
    My firm, Loan Lawyers, represents clients that are in foreclosure process or those being threatened with foreclosure.

    25 years, 2,000 cases

I have been a resident of South Florida my entire life.  I wanted to be a lawyer since I was a teenager.  I put myself through lawschool and college and worked hard to achieve success.  My entire professional career has been fighting for the average person.  I don't represent banks or big corporations, but I love to fight them.  More information is available at .

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Loan Lawyers
2150 South Andrews Avenue
Second Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33316

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4.5 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
Posted by Andrew | September 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Bavaro and his team at Loan Layers are Excellent!
If I could give Matthew and his team at Loan Lawyers team 1000 stars I would. If you're someone who like to nitpick for bad reviews, please do not do this with Loan Lawyers. They are truly best in their class in the work they do. To summarize my situation, I was sued by a very litigious and notoriously scummy creditor for a sizable amount of money. As this was the first time I've ever been sued, I was incredibly nervous and expecting the worst. The thing is, these creditors hope that you stick your head in the sand and do nothing because then they're awarded the default judgement which is the full debt + court costs and fees. Then, with a judgement, they could garnish your wages and go after your money with a vengeance. I opted to fight back and I chose Loan Lawyers as my counsel. I received tons of mailers of lawyers who said they'd settle or mediate my case to get maybe 60% of the debt negotiated down or help me file for bankruptcy, but Loan Lawyers was the only law office I spoke to who said they'd go on the offensive and get my case completely dismissed for a very reasonable fee. They cited the hundreds of other cases where they've achieved this outcome and I decided to bite the bullet and retain them after checking their reviews and being swayed by their confidence in the result. This is one of those times where what was advertised wasn't too good to be true and they delivered on their promise. My case was completely dismissed with prejudice and the debt gone for good. This was my largest personal debt and for a legal fee a 10th of the amount of my debt, I had it completely erased. In that respect, this lawsuit actually turned out to be a blessing and I'm so incredibly grateful for Loan Lawyers in producing this result for me.
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Posted by Susie | August 29, 2014
Mr. Bavaro saved my home from foreclosure...When Chase Bank served me foreclosure papers, I didn't know what to do. I have be living in my home for 18 years and never paid my payments late until I lose my job. I thought I was going to become homeless. As I was driving down sample road, I saw his billboard. When I contacted his office, the front desk person was so nice. She stated to me, don't worry. I made my appointment to met Mr. Bavaro in his Delray Beach office. Once he read through my paperwork, he immediately notice some illegal practices with my mortgage....Moving forward, he saved my home and all the fees that Chase Bank charged me was waived. I highly recommend Mr. Bavaro and his firm....
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Posted by Sylvia | August 29, 2014
There is not enough words to describe Mr. Bavaro. He is one of the most decent, trustworthy, caring, and knowledgeable attorneys in several fields, including, criminal, personal injury, and foreclosure. I was involved in an automobile accident in 2001. I hired another attorney prior to me meeting Mr. Bavaro. My case was going nowhere so I ask a friend Janice if she knew a good attorney. She recommended Matthew Bavaro, Esquire. From the first time met him, I knew my case was in good hands. Not only did I receive a awesome recovery for my injuries, he had all my medical bill paid by pip leaving me with only a small amount of medical bills to pay from my settlement. Today, I still refer my family and friends to him and they all are equally happy with the services he has provided them. That being said, whenever I have a legal question or concern, he makes himself available to explain to me my rights. I highly recommend Mr. Bavaro for any legal matters.... S. Gillion
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Posted by Karen | April 17, 2014
Excellant Lawyer and Firm
Matthew and his firm are knowledgeable when it comes to Foreclosures. He is honest and efficient and knows what has to be done. He is kind and considerate and listens to the clients every concern. He is then able to consolidate those concerns into the simplification required in the courtroom to win. Although I had great paperwork with regard to my case, I dont think I would have won without Matthew and his firms expertise...Kudos Mr Bavarro and your staff
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Posted by Fred | April 1, 2014
The Real Deal!
Bavaro is the real deal. He was always honest and never made promises, but was cautiously optimistic. He kept us well informed and led us through our case step by step right up to our court date. Then he won our case for us and was as happy as we were at the outcome. He is caring ,compassionate and talented. We will always be grateful for Matthew and his wonderful staff!
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Posted by Sheila | December 21, 2013
Effective and Reasonably
My foreclosure case was complicated and dragged on for over 3 years. Mr. Bavaro was the attorney at the end who took the court case on himself and won. He was helped by Laura Hoy and Chezky Rodal, and a team inside that are efficient and effective. Their combined team effort won my case and I am forever grateful. I have already referred two friends to him and will again if asked.
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Posted by Pedro | February 14, 2012
Matthew is a great lawyer
I am very satisifed with Matthew's services. He is very aggressive and at the same time really cares about his clients. He gives his client's his cell number in case they need to reach him at any time. Me and my family are grateful for everything he has done for us.
Posted by Marcus Davis | January 3, 2012
outstanding advocate ,compassionate,puts clients interest first
I have worked as co-counsel with Matthew on a major catastrophic injury and wrongful death trucking case.Matthew is honest,works extremely hard,is smart,creative and always thinks about the client's best interest first.I would recommend him without reservation.
Posted by Brian | December 17, 2011
Loan Lawyers - An Excellent Law Firm!
Loan Lawyers and Matthew Bavaro are excellent! My wife and I have been extremely satisfied with the service we have received from the very first day we met with him! We have all the confidence in the world that he and his staff will get us the results we are seeking. Their service has been fantastic - they get back to us when we have questions, they keep us informed about our case and they are always accessible when we need them. From day one, Matthew explained the entire process and was very honest with us about expectations - and we so appreciated that as we discussed the options to stay in our home. We would absolutely recommend Loan Lawyers to anyone! They have been a tremendous help to us!
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Posted by Bobby | November 29, 2011
Matthew Bavaro is a great lawyer
I have used Matthew several times over the past 10 years. He is always honest, straightforward and tells it like it is. I have referred many people to him over the years and everyone always thanks me for sending Matthew there way.
Posted by Fred | October 26, 2011
Bavaro is Great!
I met Matthew Bavaro 6 months ago. Thus far he went to court and was able to stop the foreclosure by finding improper filing on the part of the lender. This is time that we needed to prepare our case and to qualify for a loan mod. This guy is honest, and good at what he does!
Posted by Jennifer | October 11, 2011
I can sleep again
Thank you Matthew and team for your help. I could not sleep anymore because of the stress of losing my home, but you really came through for me. I am so glad I found you all.
Posted by Erik | October 11, 2011
Great auto accident attorney. Helped my friend with his loan modification/bankruptcy too.
Matthew Bavaro is an excellent attorney. He cares about his clients and doesn't mind spending time with his clients to make sure they understand and are comfortable with what is going on with their case. He got me money for my auto accident fast. He also helped my friend with his loan modification/bankruptcy. I recommend speaking with Matthew first no matter what your legal needs.
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Posted by Troy | September 20, 2011
Loan Lawyers did an amazing job for me!
My friend told me to call Loan Lawyers after they helped saved her house. I was one week from my house being sold. Thet set me up in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy which stopped the sale and is getting rid of my second mortgage so my payments are affordable again. I can not say enough how much I appreciate the help you gave me. Thank you so much. I highly recommend using Loan Lawyers and Matthew Bavaro.
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Posted by Lorena | January 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Foareclosure Defense
Hi: I have choose this firm Loan Lawyers to represent me in my case, I have been with them for about 8 months, they are working on my case, there are no results yet, it takes time. Appears to be that they are a reputable law firm. I will keep writing on my review , when I see results. Right now I am paying about 500.00 dollars a month for representation, I do not have any complaints. I will keep writing as they progress in the case. Its important to let know people what kind of service you can get.
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worst Attorney In History - Billing Expert
You will hire loan lawyers they will tell you that they will fight and its a lie, all they will do is bill you not, not do anything in the case. Almost lost my home due to this incompetent firm, their partners and staff. STAY AWAY
Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Total Nightmare
Attorneys missed a court date. Judgement awarded to bank, notified client about the default judgement and sale date. No one told us that I'm not able to modify a mortgage in my late mothers name. Still waiting for a.miricle.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-45%
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Loan Lawyers, LLC / Bavaro Legal, PA
  • 2003 - Present
  • Partner
  • Bavaro & Golden, PA
  • 1999 - 2002


  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wright v. JP Morgan Chase
  • Foreclosure reversed
  • Deutsche Bank v. Walthers
  • Case dismissed against homeowner
  • Wells Fargo v. Gabriel
  • Verdict for homeowner
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  • Southern District of Florida
  • member
  • 2001 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Creole
  • Hebrew
  • French
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Honors and Awards

  • Best Debt Solution Law Firm
  • Corporate America News
  • 2016
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2015
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2014
  • Graduate
  • FDCPA Bootcamp
  • 2013
  • Graduate
  • Max Gardners Bankruptcy Bootcamp
  • 2012
  • Clients Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Excellence in Advanced Practice Skills
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • 1998
  • Excellence in Legal Reserach and Writing
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (24)
Endorse Matthew
Litigation Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matthew Bavaro and I have worked together on numerous litigation cases and he has been co-counsel with me on trial cases. He is ethical, thorough, intelligent, quick on his feet and is a great trial lawyer!"
Foreclosure Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bavaro is very well versed in foreclosure and bankruptcy law. Various clients who I have sent to Mr. Bavaro have indicated that he communicates very well with them and were very satisfied with his representation."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Matthew is an incredible attorney and formidable litigator. It is an honor and privilege to be working side by side with Matthew at Loan Lawyers. His passion and dedication to our clients is contagious. It's evident that Matthew really cares about our clients and the quality of work that comes out of this office. A true blessing to learn from Matthew at the office."
Foreclosure Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the best litigators and appellate lawyers I know, period. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Other
"Have sent many clients to Matt without any hesitation. My clients call me to thank me for steering them to Matt. He is on top of his craft. I endorse this attorney."
Foreclosure Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Aggressive and goes the extra mile to protect and serve his clients. I highly recommend."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"While there are a huge number of lawyers who have jumped on the foreclosure defense bandwagon... there are very few lawyers who will sue a bank. Mattew Bravo and his firm are not afraid to turn the tables on a bank and file a lawsuit where the consumer is the plaintiff and the bank is the Defendant. Mr. Bavaro knows his stuff. His firm does good work in an ethical and compassionate manner."
Foreclosure Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Other
"Matthew and I are Bootcamp colleagues. He is hard at work investigating leading-edge strategies to assist consumers. I endorse him and congratulate him on his efforts."
Foreclosure Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Matthew Bavaro is an outstanding attorney whose opinion I value greatly. His commitment to the legal profession and his compassion for his struggling clients is unmatched. It has been a pleasure to work with him and learn from him."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Matthew and I have worked together as co-counsel, and have sought each other's expertise on numerous Negligence, Contract, No-Fault, & Real Esate cases for many years. Matthew is without question one of the most knowledgeable and dedicated attorneys I know. He has vast experience, and is not only a master of negotiation, but is also a gifted trial attorney. In addition to his legal attributes, he is a caring and thoughtful person who always places the needs of others before his own. Matthew is truly a Counselor of Law."
Foreclosure Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bavaro has the skill, knowledge, and determination to guide clients through difficult situations and achieve the best possible results."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Matthew has instilled in me his enthusiasm for the law and his desire to help the suffering debtor/homeowner. His experience and wealth of knowledge are sure to leave any of his many clients quite satisfied."
Foreclosure Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked for Matthew for the past two years and it has been a wonderful experience. He has taught me how to both fight for our clients' rights and maintain the integrity of the legal profession."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matthew is not only wonderful to work for but a rare combination of aggressive representation while maintaining sensitivity towards the needs of his clients. After spending nearly 5 years as a defense lawyer representing corporate entities, I have learned a great deal from Matthew about meeting the needs of each individual client with a high degree of professionalism and care. Its my true pleasure to endorse this lawyer!"
Foreclosure Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Matthew's breadth of knowledge and attention to detail are second to none. His passion to help his clients and see justice done are what separates him from a crowded field in foreclosure defense."
Foreclosure Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Mathews passion for and knowledge of the law is unmatched. He is a true professional and a great advocate for the residents of Florida."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mr. Bavaro in the past and we became friends. He is an excellent lawyer and a fantastic friend. I highly recommend him."
Foreclosure Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matthew is a highly intelligent and passionate attorney who is sensitive to the emotional and psychological issues that usually accompany foreclosure; and he knows what a significant impact he makes on the life of a family when he successfully negotiates a loan modification that allows them to stay in their home. I heartily endorse this lawyer."
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