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John Simonian

John Simonian

 
  • Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense
  • Massachusetts, Rhode Island
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Lawyer Rating and Reviews
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Paul J. Ferns
Reviewed by Paul J. Ferns November 5, 2018
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
John Simonian is an experienced and skilled attorney. He is compassionate and understanding of his client's struggles and he has to tools to help. If a person needs to investigate if bankruptcy can help with their situation he is a very good choice.
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Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Other

I know John as a fellow member of the RI Bar.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client

Some clients need to get on solid financial footing because they have excess medical debts or have been out of work. Attorney Simonian will see if bankruptcy is appropriate for their situation while I handle the family law side of the case.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
8/2017
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

He is very detailed oriented so there is never a problem in the meeting with the bankruptcy trustee.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

He has handled hundred of bankruptcy cases. I imagine he has dealt with every imaginable scenario.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

He has a complete understanding of both chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy law.

Communication Skills: Excellent

He provides very good resources to his clients so that every step only has to be done once because it is done correctly the first time.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

He is very trustworthy and discrete. He also takes continuing education classes on bankruptcy law to stay head of any changes that are happening in the bankruptcy code.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Bankruptcy Law
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Business Advising
  • Client Relations
  • Collaboration
  • Document Review
  • Negotiation
  • Problem Solving
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes
William Balkun
Reviewed by William Balkun November 3, 2018
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Attorney Simonian probably handles more bankruptcy cases in Rhode Island than any other attorney. The reason for this is that the work he does is excellent and he has acquired a reputation for being one of the top attorneys for people or businesses that file chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcies.
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Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague

I know Attorney Simonian works in bankruptcy law by being a fellow lawyer in RI.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client

If a client is in a financially difficult situation I have referred them to John.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
Last worked with on 3/2018.
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

He is extremely knowledgeable about bankruptcy law and is sometimes able to handle cases in ways that are very beneficial to the client that I have not seen other bankruptcy lawyers do.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

He has been focused on bankruptcy lawyer exclusively for 15-20 years and knows the law, the bankruptcy court and the bankruptcy process very well.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

Very deep knowledge of bankruptcy law and understands the best way to present a case to the bankruptcy trustee at a hearing.

Communication Skills: Excellent

His staff is excellent and I have heard he is very prompt at returning client's phone calls.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

It is very important for a bankruptcy lawyer to be thorough and exacting. To do this the office needs to have a process and ideally handle a lot of bankruptcies so that there is a system to be sure all the information they are providing to the courts is accurate.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Bankruptcy Law
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Client Relations
  • Document Review
  • Financial Literacy (handling client funds)
  • Legal Research
  • Negotiation
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes