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John A Tatoian

Debt settlement Attorney at SPRINGFIELD, MA

4.9   34 reviews

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Debt settlement

  2. Business
    Finance & taxation

    24 years

  3. Debt collection
    Commercial debts only

    24 years

  4. Litigation
    Legal Malpractice, consumer rights including Lemon law, TCPA, FDCPA, , personal injury, business & contract disputes,

  5. Ethics and professional responsibility

I am  licensed  and a member in good standing to the state court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the United States District Court of Massachusetts & the United States District Court of Connecticut.

I have a 95% success rate in the matters I've handled & on most matters only get paid if I obtain favorable results for my clients. 

I concentrate on business acquisitions,  taxation, debtor- creditor rights, professional  responsibility & litigation.

I believe in dealing directly with my clients (versus via a paralegal or assistant) and make myself available  24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

Licensed for 25 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 09/16/2019

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

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4.9 / 5.0
  34 customer reviews
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Posted by Josh | October 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life saver!
John was incredibly helpful in reaching a peaceful settlement outside of court. He’s an expert negotiator and an outstanding guy. Highly recommend!
Posted by Kristen | September 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer: Student loan debt
Excellent Lawyer. Attorney Tatoian was extremely receptive to my phone call, very polite, asked questions, and most importantly listened. He was able to answer my student loan debt questions within minutes. He spoke with the other attorneys In the case, got to the bottom of the issue and was able to resolve it in under 24 hours. I was extremely stressed before speaking with him, he reassured me and the next day everything was resolved in my favor. If you or somebody that you know has concerns regarding student loan debt, private student loan debt, this is the person I would be reaching out to for assistance he is extremely knowledgeable and again solved my problem within 24 hours. He is an honest, good lawyer and very down to earth . I now have no stress thanks to him and as we all know student loan debt in any capacity can be very frustrating and stressful and this not my field of expertise I was grateful for his assistance. Very realistic rates and seemed more concerned with solving my problem then getting a check this to me speaks volumes about his character. Thank you so much for all of your help!!!!!
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Posted by Daniel | September 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A+ Attorney
If you’re in need of a good attorney you should get in touch with John. I needed an attorney to resolve old credit card debt. After I agreed to have him represent me he made a settlement with them the same day. I would highly recommend you get in touch with John if you have any legal problems.
Posted by Roland | May 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney! He will always call you back!
I hired Atty Tatoian to help with an old debt and some overly aggressive collectors. Once he got involved, the situation improved dramatically! The best thing about John, he always calls you back in a timely fashion. He is extremely professional, and courteous, and a great individual to work with.
Posted by John | October 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Legal Equalizer
Attorney Tatoian is simply amazing. I called a few dozen attorneys to get help with a big car company warranty issue. Most attorneys seem to only want the easy slip & fall/vehicle accident money and not have to do multi-state litigation. Finally finding Attorney Tatoian was like finding the lawyer version of The Equalizer! He was relentless in his pursuit to equitably resolve my case. Atty Tatoian was there to tirelessly fight for me when all seemed hopeless in my fight againt the car giant.
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Posted by Kim | March 29, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend John's advice and expertise
John patiently listened to my case and was very helpful. He covered various options, each of its advantages and disadvantages thoroughly, and their possible outcomes. He was understanding of my story yet spoke candidly of what I am dealing with. I was so thankful to get his advice and wisdom on how to handle this stressful situation. John's consultation left me with a much better, concrete idea on the steps to take moving foward.
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Posted by Jill | February 20, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Absolutely FIRST CLASS!
I met Attorney John Tatoian by happenstance when he heard that I was in trouble with a breach of contact/consumer case in south Florida. Although that’s not his practice area, geographically speaking, he was kind enough to offer his time and expertise to render an opinion. John spent at least a half an hour of his afternoon reviewing my case. He’s quick, intuitive, asks the right questions, is always at least a step ahead - just really brilliant. The man totally “gets it”. I was amazed at how he was able to analyze the situation and break it down so simply. I’ll be honest, it takes a lot to impress me. Attorney John Tatoian is mighty impressive! John has a natural curiosity about everything around him. He seems to want to know how and why everything works the way it does, and what motivates people to do what they do. I think this inquisitiveness is part of what makes him so darned good at what he does. Clearly a generous man as well, he gave freely of his time and expertise to a stranger in need. To me, this demonstrates that John values the person behind the case, not just the wallet. He mentioned during our chat that he has a fascination for people; it shows! John gave me a wealth of good advice in the time he spent on the phone with me. He then went the extra mile to search out a good match for an attorney in my area to whom he referred me for additional guidance. Far, far above and beyond my expectations! If AVVO had ten stars, I’d give Attorney John Tatoian twelve. Yeah, I’m pretty sure he’s that good. Thank you, John. Thank you so much!
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Posted by ANTHONY.W | April 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
If john isn't representing you , you need to fire your current lawyer & hire john , he has done everything beyond my expectations, he answered any and all questions that i had, & didn't just say what i wanted to hear, he is the best lawyer in all Massachusetts!!!! He answered all my calls & texts, I'm telling you NOW , There is no need to search for lawyers anymore, HE IS THE GUY TO HIRE !!! Don't waste anymore time looking , call him and ask your questions, I GUARANTEE YOU, in the first 5 minutes of speaking to him you WILL hire him!!!, STOP YOUR SEARCH!!!
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Posted by Kelly | April 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best lawyer around
Had a problem with the lemon law issue from a used car sales man. He saved us from going to court and forced the man to take the car back for the full amount that we paid for.
Posted by W. D. | October 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped me out of a jam!
I was quite stressed over an old debt that was acquired by an aggressive collector. The first lawyer I approached could only see filing for bankruptcy as an out. John Tatoian took charge of the matter and quickly brought the collector to heel with a reasonable settlement. Thank You!
Posted by Scott | August 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
debt collector With an attitude
I had contacted John to help me with phone calls about a collector who wouldn't give me an ounce of information about why they wanted money. After talking with John and explaining a few things for me I realized that this was the person for me. Within a half hour of hiring John it was settled and John was nice enough to not even charge me! Nothing but respect for his time. Couldn't be happier that I chose John to represent me.
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Posted by Carlos | August 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case with the state Bar of California
Attorney John is a man that will care for the problems of other, his fee's are not much of an issue when it come to solve your problem, he should be an example for most if not all attorneys in the USA, I will like to thanks very much John Tatoian for the excellent service he has provided me
Posted by Yamille | February 24, 2015
I had a previous lawyer who literally took my money to help me get divorced and ran with it. For months he pretended to work on my case, asked for more money, and then he relocated. Worst of all he filed for bankruptcy and I was never divorced. Over a year ago, I met John and he took it upon himself to fight for justice. If this conniving lawyer had done it to me, how many other middle class working individuals had he con? John's expertise, true passion, and commitment was never in question especially as the lawyers bar association decided to suspend the other man from practicing law. It was nerve wrecking at first to believe and trust another lawyer, but John changed my outlook on lawyers. There are some "good" lawyers that DO you BETTER CALL JOHN!
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Posted by lenny | December 6, 2014
don't settle for less... get the best
I've been stressing about a legal problems that I was having I will refer to Mr tatoian by a mutual friendMr tatoian immediately took charge of the case his knowledge professionalismand passion for his work put him above beyond the rest of the lawyers his one on one approach to his clients and his work further elevates him above and beyond any other lawyer
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Posted by Toby | November 10, 2014
I have been having legal issues that have been going on for quite some time. In past attempts to clear up any disputes, I have had trouble finding someone that could " close things out " for me and my company. Once I came across John, I had no doubt that he could start and finish the things that I needed done. He has done more than I could have even asked of him. Trusting anyone these days is a hard thing, but I can now say that I would trust John with my company and my future. He has completely proven to me that there are good people out there ! Toby R
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Posted by Ken | October 8, 2014
Best Lawyer Ever
John, took charge of negotiating a settlement that "A settlement company" couldn't even help me with. He took charge of my case and was able to help me get out of debt. This my second I have seek Attorney John's Services and I have been impressed with his ability and professional expertise to help his clients pleased. John was understanding and very sincere with his fees and worked harmoniously to render my fees. I will continue to recommend John at all times. He is the best of the best out there... Thank you John.
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2014
I was referred to John Tatoian about a month ago to address situation where a person filed a lawsuit against me. He has been helpful in dealing with the other attorney since they were not really even trying to work with me directly at all. He is working to push them forward to resolve this for me. Even though we aren't done yet, I believe he will have this wrapped up soon.
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Posted by bob | July 4, 2014
credit card debt problems
I went on line looking for a reputable attorney that could help me with credit card problems. I read all the reviews on attorney tatoian and decided to give him a call. he immediately took my call and we set up an appointment. he is very knowledgeable in debt collection and he laid out all my options. one collection agency had been sending letters and contacting family members. the other agency had sent me a summons . I decided the best option for me would be to try and make a settlement with these companies. attorney tatoian did a great job on negotiating both credit card debts. he kept me informed throughout the process and answered all my questions. I would highly recommend attorney tatoian.
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Posted by Yamille | July 31, 2013
Thorough John!
Attorney John A. Tatoian has given me his up-most respect, time, and dedication. He has been thorough, knowledgeable, and down to Earth. He quickly responded and got down to business. I highly recommend John!
Posted by ANS Property Services / Construction | February 27, 2013
Nickolas Siafakas
When It comes to dealing with an attorney John Tatoian, he is probably one of the most Unique individuals you will come across to. Starting from his professionalism to experience in several business matters He will get you the results that you are looking for as well as getting them in a timely matter. I used John in 2 separate business issues that I had with my company & the results were just amazing. I would highly recommend John for all your legal matters. THATS ONLY FI YOU WANT REAL RESULTS :-) :-)
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  • Contingency 10%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • 2019 - Present
  • President
  • 2018 - Present
  • President
  • 2012 - Present
  • President
  • 2003 - Present
  • President
  • 2003 - 2007
  • President
  • GTH Enterprises
  • 2002 - 2008
  • President
  • ACR Systems
  • 1997 - 2002
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  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Hartford
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985
  • Western New England College
  • N/A
  • University of Bridgeport
  • N/A
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  • 2009 - Present
  • Federal Bar of the United States District Court of Connecticut
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Federal Bar of the United States District Court of Massachusetts
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Litigation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Tatoian is a passionate and zealous advocate for his clients and their interests. I would feel comfortable referring any matter to him."
Litigation Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with John Tatoian on several complex civil litigation cases recently. Attorney Tatoian has been a very good resource for discussing case strategy, and is very knowledgeable about the civil litigation and judgment collection processes. Mr. Tatoian also has a great deal of experience handling a wide variety of business transactions. He takes all of his cases very seriously, and I look forward to working with him again in the future."
Debt collection Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He knows business law and is recognized as a leader throughout the Commonwealth. You will be well-served with John at your side."
Debt collection
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