Robert E. Girvan, III

Attorney at Law

[email protected]

Phone (413) 732-6840 ext. 115

Fax (413) 785-5666

“In my years of practice, I have learned that the best method to achieving a favorable result is through effective communication between an attorney and his client. That is why I strive from the outset with clients to craft a strategy that meets their particular needs, as well as working hand-in-hand with clients on the problems they face throughout their case.”

Attorney Robert “Rob” E. Girvan, III joined the firm in August of 2016, and concentrates his practice in Commercial Litigation, Collections and Bankruptcy Law. Prior to joining the firm, Attorney Girvan practiced with a firm in Bangor, Maine, concentrating in Consumer Bankruptcy. He oversaw the second largest consumer bankruptcy practice in the state of Maine, gaining vast experience in Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. Rob was named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for New England in the practice area of Consumer Bankruptcy. Rob was the only Consumer Bankruptcy attorney north of Portland, Maine, to achieve this distinction from 2014-2016. Since joining the firm, Rob has continued to represent debtors as they navigate the bankruptcy process, and also often represents creditors in Bankruptcy Court, and in state court to enforce creditors’ rights. A large portion of Attorney Girvan’s practice involves representing Chapter 7 Trustees in bankruptcy cases to recover assets and avoid transfers under the Bankruptcy Code. Rob was also named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Massachusetts in the areas of Civil Litigation and Bankruptcy for 2018-2020 and was recently named a Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch for Bankruptcy for 2023.

Practice Area

Concentrates in bankruptcy law, commercial collections and commercial litigation.


University of Maine School of Law, J.D. 2010
Colby College, B.A. 2006

Bar Admissions

State of Maine, 2010
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2016
United States District Court, District of Maine, 2010
United States District Court, District of Massachusetts 2016
United States District Court, District of Connecticut 2020

Awards, Achievements and Distinctions

Super Lawyers Magazine “Rising Star” in Consumer Bankruptcy – New England 2014-1016
Super Lawyers Magazine “Rising Star” in Civil Litigation and Bankruptcy – Massachusetts 2018-2020
Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law 2023

Professional Associations and Memberships

Hampden County Bar Association
– Chair of Bankruptcy Section, 2019-present
– Board of Directors, 2019-present
American Bankruptcy Institute
ABI Northeast Consumer Conference Committee, 2019-present
– National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)

Pro Bono and Volunteer Services

Hampden County Legal Clinic
– Pro Bono Associate Advisory Board, 2018-2019

Publications and Lectures

Presenter – “Consumer Practice Legislative Potpourri” – American Bankruptcy Institute Northeast Conference, 2021
Author and Lecturer – “Recent Updates in Bankruptcy Law” – Massachusetts Bar Association Western Mass Bankruptcy Symposium, 2018
Lecturer – “2018 Case Updates” – Hampden County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section – October 2018
Presenter – 21st Annual Western Mass. Bankruptcy Conference
Panelist – 24th Annual MCLE New England Bankruptcy Law Conference – 2023