Gogel and Gogel

2 Mattoon Street
Springfield, Massachusetts Area, MA 01105, United States
Contact: Ken Gogel
Phone: 413-788-5683
Areas of Practice
  • Class Action
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Litigation
Number of Attorneys
2-10 Attorneys

Practice/Organization Description

Over the years I have handled hundreds of cases for consumers and businesses. My practice includes representing clients in Chapter 7 cases, consumer reorganizations under Chapter 13, and small business reorganizations under Chapter 11.

During the course of my consumer bankruptcy practice in the early 1990s I learned that several credit card companies where not properly treating agreements they received from consumers reaffirming debts. These agreements, called "Reaffirmation Agreements", must be filed with the bankruptcy court before money may be collected under the agreements. Because several bankruptcy judges began to disapprove these agreements, certain companies stopped filing the documents. These companies continued to collect payments under the agreements in violation of the Bankruptcy Code.

Since I had litigated many complex cases during my career, I decided to bring class action litigation against the companies I discovered were not filing the agreements. Over the next several years I was appointed national class action counsel by several courts and successful collected millions of dollars that were returned to consumers. The lead case against Moran Stanley was certified as a national class action in Springfield, MA and was settled after class certification. I was also involved as national class action counsel in a multi district litigation case against G.E. Capital which was settled in federal court in Chicago, IL.

After the bankruptcy reaffirmation cases, I worked on a case against Providian that was settled as a national class action in California. That case involved additional charges for products and services that were not ordered by consumers. As a result of these and other consumer cases I have been admitted to practice before courts in over a dozen states including courts in Philadelphia, Hartford, and Chicago.

Bar Admissions

MA, U.S. District Court MA, U.S. District Court CT


The George Washington University, BA, MA

Western New England University, JD

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