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What is certification and why is it important?

You expect certification from your doctor - expect it from your lawyer, too. Board Certification means that the certified attorney has met rigorous, objective standards and has demonstrated knowledge in bankruptcy and/or creditors' rights law. Hiring an attorney with expertise in any specialized field of law can be a bewildering experience. As a client, you want to make sure your counsel is experienced in your particular field of need. Unfortunately, prospective clients usually have little objective criteria on which to rely. Richard Gaudreau is the only attorney in New Hampshire who is board certified in consumer bankruptcy law. (Note: There are other board certified bankruptcy lawyers in NH, but they are certified in creditor bankruptcy law.)

To become certified as a bankruptcy specialist by the American Board of Certification, an applicant must successfully complete a comprehensive day-long written examination covering:

1) general bankruptcy/creditors' rights law;
2) legal ethics; and
3) substantive questions in the specialty area.

In addition, each applicant must show significant experience in legal matters and a substantial dedication of their practice to such matters, as well as providing professional references and participating in at least 60 hours of continuing legal education over a three-year period. Attorney Gaudreau has filed many lawsuits on behalf of his bankruptcy clients against the credit industry and won.

Bankruptcy law is an extremely complex process and you need to protect your assets throughout your case. Talk with Attorney Gaudreau about your specific case and how he can help by calling (603) 893-4300 or email him at

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The information contained here is for educational purposes only and it is not intended as legal advice nor does it constitute the establishment of an attorney-client relationship. You should consult a bankruptcy attorney for specific advice about your situation.

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