Choosing the right bankruptcy lawyer who will represent you well makes all the difference in whether you win your case. Find one that is reliable and dependable – it is critical to your success. Keep these points in mind as you look to find the right lawyer.
Social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, or Myspace may be a good way of getting in touch with a bankruptcy lawyer that will best meet your needs. Perhaps one of your contacts has used a lawyer in the past and has only good things to say about him or her.
How does your bankruptcy lawyer perceive himself/herself? Does he/she act as if they are the greatest person on earth and the world can’t go on without him or her? Is he/she come across as a know-it-all? Perhaps it would be a good idea to change lawyers to one who isn’t puffed up by his accomplishments, but well grounded in reality.
The bankruptcy lawyer you choose should be able to stay on task. You hired your lawyer to work diligently on your case, not waste time surfing the Internet for things that have nothing to do with your case or anyone else’s case for that matter. Time is of the essence. Your lawyer should be using that time to work for you.
Do perfect bankruptcy lawyers really exist? Maybe not. But there are lawyers that have a service that’s near perfection. Search Google and use a tip like ‘great lawyers’ with your state name. Another way to find a good lawyer is to compare each of them. Check over portfolios and reviews and see which ones have the best ratings and which ones provide free information.
Make sure that the bankruptcy lawyer is listening to what you have to say. Are they asking questions about your situation or making assumptions based on similar clients? Do they answer calls when you are in the office, or are they concentrating on you? Does the secretary keeping interrupting the lawyer for non-essential reasons?
For every potential bankruptcy lawyer that you have on your list, go and check out all of their websites. Look for reviews, credentials, and ratings to make sure that what they are telling you is true and to find out if they have what you are looking for in a lawyer. Doing research will take some time, but if you think about the result as finally having found the perfect lawyer, it will be all worth it.
If you are really very lucky then you may chance upon an attorney who charges you low fees because they’re notorious or their high fee expectation. However when some of them work pro bono also, of course only when they feel that it’s their duty to do so. Maybe you’ll come across someone who has low rates but excellent knowledge and record.