How do you choose a Pingree Grove bankruptcy attorney? Choosing a bankruptcy attorney today is harder and harder than it ever was before. The reason why it is so difficult is that there are so many choices out there. You can see bankruptcy attorneys advertising on TV. If you check on the Internet, you will see hundreds of bankruptcy attorneys in the major cities throughout the country who are available to help you. You will also find listings of bankruptcy attorneys from local bar associations, and of course you might hear from neighbors, friends, and coworkers about a particular attorney that they may have used to help them get out of debt. What you need to know about finding a bankruptcy attorney is that each attorney and each law firm is a little different. You might find a local bankruptcy lawyer who works by himself, known as a solo practitioner. There are some advantages to using a solo practitioner in that you will likely get one-on-one attention directly from that attorney throughout the entire case. The disadvantage is that you don’t have the network and the group effort that a small or medium-size bankruptcy law firm will have in terms of knowledge and support. So there are advantages to having a group to assist you with your bankruptcy case.
You also want to be leery of cheap bankruptcy lawyers that are simply trying to get your case based on a low fee. These attorneys are not likely to give you the best result, they’re not likely to give you the best service, and you’re not likely to leave their office with a warm and fuzzy feeling about the representation that you’re going to receive. By the same token, you don’t want to overpay for a bankruptcy attorney. There is no reason to pay twice what the average rate is in a community just because someone is on TV purporting to know more about bankruptcy than anybody on the planet.
My best advice is to interview two to three bankruptcy court attorneys face to face. Most bankruptcy attorneys will provide a free consultation where you can learn about your rights and you can learn about how that law firm can assist you. I am involved in a medium-size law firm where we have eight attorneys that can help you with your case. The benefit of my firm is that you have the ability to talk with the attorney that you want to, and if that attorney is not available, you can be transferred to another attorney who can pick up your file and be able to talk intelligently about your case. Remember that when you are trying to find a bankruptcy lawyer.