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Helping people get a fresh start

General Info
A central part of my legal practice since 1992 has been bankruptcy law and helping my clients file for chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy protection. The bankruptcy law gives people a fresh start by wiping out some debt and creating a payment plan that the bankruptcy court determines is reasonable. I like being able to help relieve my clients of some of the stress and chaos caused by credit card debt, medical bills, foreclosure notices, auto repossessions, past tax bills, burdensome student loans and other bills. I offer a free consultation and all our meetings are private and confidential.
Hours
Regular Hours
Mon - Fri:
Sat - SunClosed
Services/Products
Bankruptcy Protection in Rhode Island
Location
I choose my office location because it is centrally located, very easy to get to and has plenty of parking. The business is on a quiet commercial street in Federal Hill in downtown Providence.
Neighborhood
Federal Hill
Amenities
Confidential meetings, free first consultation, plenty of party, easy to get to as we are right off the Route 95 Broadway exit.
Associations
National Academy of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys; Rhode Island Bar Association
Categories
Attorneys, Bankruptcy Law Attorneys, Bankruptcy Services, Business Bankruptcy Law Attorneys, Credit & Debt Counseling

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Christa B.

05/21/2020

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I recommend Attorney John Simonian as I had a successful & good experience. He was recommended to me by my neighbor for my bankruptcy as I unfortunately was being sued by 2 credit cards from BOA. I was having a lot of anxiety but after speaking to him I felt a lot better & made an appointment. Everyone in his office such as his receptionist and his Paralegal Elaine were really nice & made me feel comfortable. I am now happy that he has helped me move on to the next chapter of my life :))))

Larissa C.

02/12/2020

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John was absolutely amazing especially at a time like this in our lives. My husband had been through multiple surgeries due to health issues and we were barely holding on, then I was laid off from work. We felt pressure in every direction and decided to look at our options. When we met with John we felt comfortable, he answered all of our questions from start to finish and was always available for us.

Tishanna L.

12/12/2019

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I highly recommend. My case was a complex one due to personal details of my case but John was able to look at all the details and help me work through it. Any question or concern I had was answered within the same day. John’s office staff were all friendly and pleasant to work with as well. The case was completely successfully and I now can continue to move forward with my life.

Jesenia P.

09/24/2019

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Recently came in to file a bankruptcy case and Mr. Simonian was very helpful with the entire process from start to finish. He answered all of my questions thoroughly and made sure everything was clear to my understanding. I recommend him as he was kind and made sure the job was well done. In no time I was cleared.

Cecilia R.

09/10/2019

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One of the best attorneys i have ever met. Very professional and helpful always! would 100% recommend. Thank you so much John.

Jay G.

08/26/2019

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Attorney Simonian helped me in all aspects of my case. He is extremely knowledgeable and well versed in all facets of bankruptcy law. John also has a demeanor that provides reassurance and instilled confidence throughout the entire process. His professionalism and honesty is truly 5 stars!

Unknown U.

07/31/2019

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John Simonian and his team were great to work with from start to finish. They made sure you knew what to do each step of the way and never needed to hesitate to email or call with any questions or concerns due to their willingness to always help in any way. This type of choice is never easy and regardless of reasoning to move forward you aren’t going to be judged, they understand life happens and this doesn’t define you as a person. I highly recommend him without any doubts, you will not be disappointed.

T L.

02/16/2019

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John has made a difficult time very comforting. His knowledge and expertise is second to none. Also, he is very professional, reliable, compassionate, understanding and makes you feel at ease. I would highly recommend John. He really is the best of the best. In addition, he is very personable and cares about his clients. At the end of this whole process, I felt like not only did I have the opportunity to have an excellent attorney, but I also had a friend. He made me feel that he will always be there to answer questions for me, even though my case was over. It was a pleasure getting to know him and working with him. I am so glad that I found him. Again, I recommend John. If you are searching for an attorney, let your search stop with John.

Raven R.

02/08/2019

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I honestly don’t know where to begin a review for Attorney Simonian. This man has helped me on more than one occasion over the years. He has helped family members and friends of mine, whom I have referred to him. He has consistently been compassionate, efficient, knowledgeable and effective with regard to the cases he represents.

Attorney Simonian is patient beyond reason (I was a nervous wreck during my bankruptcy and I know I was more of a pain than he needed to have to deal with!), but he took my calls and answered my questions accurately and in a way that I, as an outsider to the system, could easily understand. His calm and kind demeanor was invaluable to my sanity. I cannot thank him enough for what he has done for me.

His staff are equally competent and compassionate. It is obvious that the whole team in this office place the utmost importance on the client in every way. They are polite, helpful, and punctual in their responses to client inquiries.

The cost of Attorney Simonian’s services are more than reasonable. You will NOT find a better attorney than this man. If I could give this business 10 stars I would!

Suzette W.

01/13/2019

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My husband and I agonized over our decision to file for bankruptcy. All our lives we have paid our debts without issue and kept to a budget according to our income. However, we had never been faced with suddenly having no income. Between medical bills and loss of jobs, the stress of trying to pay our debts was overwhelming. It seemed our problems were insurmountable. We decided the time had come to admit we needed professional help.

We actually met with 3 attorneys before meeting John Simonian. There were no recriminations regarding our situation, no feeling of superiority. John sat with us for a long, long time without worry of having to finish quickly because another client was waiting in line. He treated us with such respect and empathized with our situation. He went over all aspects, good and bad. John walked us through every step of the bankruptcy process. He answered every phone call, email, and text we sent with answers to our questions. It was such a relief to know someone was looking out for us!

I don't know how to adequately express my thanks to John Simonian. If anyone finds themselves facing bankruptcy, please, please call John. My experience was 5+ in all categories!

Marie D.

12/13/2018

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John and his staff were very knowledgable, professional, and courteous. Viviana stayed in contact with us throughout the entire process and responded to our inquiries quickly and efficiently. John helped us navigate through a difficult life event with ease and provided us with the tools to be financially successful after our fresh start. We would highly recommend Attorney Simonian for anyone going through the bankruptcy process.

Joe H.

10/30/2018

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Bankruptcy was a difficult decision. Attorney Simonian came highly recommended from a friend and he did not disappoint. As difficult as it was for me to swallow my pride and reach out for help, he made the process easy and clear that my case would be handled quickly and with relief. He was very responsive to calls and emails. The office staff were amazing and very helpful. They were very understanding and responsive to my many calls and questions, never once seeming put out trying to help me!! My family and I now have a fresh start and a stable future.

Joseph R.

08/17/2018

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Mr Simonian was very helpful in answering any questions I had as well as being readily available in person by phone or email. The process was expedited very efficiently. I was even allowed to make payments for the fee. I would highly recommend Attorney John Simonian to anyone looking for an excellent Bankruptcy Attorney, for a smooth and comfortable experience!

Tara C.

07/26/2018

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From start to finish Attorney Simonian and his staff were a pleasure to work with. They were always attentive to calls and emails and made this process less stressful. Mr. Simonian was especially knowledgeable in his field, never once had to question his expertise. I would recommend this firm to everyone.

Jessica M.

06/13/2018

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John is absolutely amazing I was so nervous and embarrassed that I had to file for bankruptcy, he assured me that I was doing the right thing. Best thing I have ever done. It is such a relief to know I am debt free. I am so greatful that I found his office as they were very professional through every call, email and also my visits to the office. He really went above and beyond to make sure I would be satisfied. If I could give him more then 5 stars I would. Thank you so much John.

Lillybeth V.

04/30/2018

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I had researched attorneys in the R.I. area to help me file for bankruptcy and came across Attorney Simonian’s reviews. I was hesitant to call at first and it took me while to finally reach out. When I did it was via email and I immediately got a response from Attorney Simonian himself. I scheduled a consultation. Prior to this meeting I had to prepare documents, print stuff, complete paperwork. Attorney Simonian and his staff were very helpful during this process. Any questions I had would be answered through phone, text or email. Attorney Simonian explained everything during my consultation and answered all of my questions. He took his time and was very honest and straightforward. I received the hearing information and Attorney Simonian met me there, explained what was found to happen and before I knew it it was all over.

I would recommend Attorney Simonian to anyone that’s looking for a competent and reliable attorney.
As a side note the office itself is very nice and clean. Two thumbs up!!

Amanda D.

01/16/2018

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I would highly recommend hiring Attorney Simonian to resolve your bankruptcy case. He is thorough, quick to respond to your questions, and makes the process of filing as unintimidating as possible. After receiving the discharge from my debts, I cannot thank him enough for his professionalism and how he and his staff brought my case to a positive resolution.

Vivian S.

01/07/2018

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John made the entire bankruptcy process so easy and stress-free. He responds to calls/emails very quickly and really cares about helping his clients. You are in good hands with John!

Bob B.

11/28/2017

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We recently made the very difficult decision to consider bankruptcy and sought the most reputable bankruptcy attorney we could find. We contacted Attorney John S. Simonian. Our initial consult with Attorney Simonian was very informative and comfortable. He explained in exact terms what we would need to do to proceed. He answered all of our questions and concerns and guided us expertly through the entire process. Attorney Simonian exceeded our expectations. Thank you. We look forward to rebuilding our future!

Steven E.

11/27/2017

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With all the pressure of a bank levy and wage garnishment due to a huge change in my life. John Simonian was there for me. He was professional and knowledgeable. Most importantly he has a very calming way of handling these very stressful situations. He put me at ease and assured me that I would be taken care of and we would get through this together. Each step of the way I was prepared and knew exactly what was going to happen. With detailed hand outs and online videos it was like I had already gone through the process before the actual proceedings. I would recommend John Simonian to anyone that needs help in tough financial times. Thank you!