What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Bankruptcy has become increasingly complex, aside from having 18 years of experience, I regularly attend seminars on bankruptcy law. In particular, the means test is complex and your bankruptcy lawyer should know what he or she is doing.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
You should meet with a lawyer to set a price, each case is different, people offerring cut rate low fees for bankrtupcy services do not pay attention to each case.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Chapter 7 bankrtupcy, Chapter 13 bankruptcy, criminal defense.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
When choosing a lawyer you should meet with a few, and realize that legal pricing is not equal between lawyers. In otherwords, a cheap price may seem tempting, but end up being much more expensive, because you are not getting much. The classic example is a bankruptcy "mill" where you never see the actual lawyer. The way to avoid problems, is to meet with a few different lawyers, and discuss the fee, before making a decision. I welcome these sort of meetings, because I know that what I offer is a tremendous value.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I wish potential clients understood that bankruptcy is not necessarily easy. There is a huge difference between what bankruptcy lawyers offer in terms of expertise and this makes a big difference in the results obtained. Mistakes in bankruptcy cost money. Clients are understandably confused between people quoting $500 and $1000 for what is seemingly the same service. It is NOT the same service. Meet a few lawyers before making a decision, the difference will then become clear.