The Gauss Law Firm

Golden, CO

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I do not compete on price. Basically, you are going to get rid of most of your debt (save most taxes and items like child support, etc.). You will never spend a better dollar in your life. I work with people directly, I help them get a fresh start. That takes time, and it is enormously valuable. If you want to meet with office staff, pay $499, and possibly get a bad result, help yourself to a cheap lawyer. I am here if you want a professional service. That said my fees are competitive in the market, and they depend on YOUR particular situation. I'm not overpriced or expensive, it's just this is not a form factory. We offer comprehensive and personalized legal work. I am a conscientious and experienced bankruptcy lawyer (20 years) who will set a fair fee after getting all of the facts. In my opinion a person who charges the same for all bankruptcy cases is a business person, not a lawyer. The fee, it depends. Happy to help. And sorry for the lecture but it matters !

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Getting a fresh start financially is enormously rewarding. My clients come to me down, and stressed about finances. While it takes some work, a well planned bankruptcy is a gift of piece of mind, it makes a huge difference to stress levels and even health. No one wants to file bankruptcy, but when it's necessary, I can get it done for you.
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Golden, CO 80401

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2 Reviews
  • Bruce D. Jun 9, 2016
    After researching bankruptcy lawyers in our area, we chose Robert because of the insightful postings on his website and a conversation with him at his office. Robert does not waste your time with a sales pitch. After carefully listening to our situation, he gave us an honest assessment as he described the intricacies of the law and why we would face many obstacles due to our particular circumstances. It was not going to be easy, but Robert was honest and made us so comfortable, it gave us the confidence that we would prevail. Once we agreed to work together, Robert gave us a very fair price and was clear on what we needed to do, what he needed from us, accompanied by a very accurate timeframe. Throughout the process, Robert kept us informed at every step. His updates, including what to expect and how to handle it, were delivered with plenty of time to respond and his assessments were accurate each time. He never failed to take our calls, always answered our questions (even the silly ones) with patience and reassurance, getting us over the hurdles. Although there were many issues, including a very unresponsive trustee, with many, many extra hours of work on his part, Robert hung in there and brought our case to a successful conclusion (all without any additional fees). Imagine that, a lawyer that did not keep upping the price. Robert has, on several occasions, helped on other issues. Always with professionalism and support. If it is not in his expertise, he always has an excellent referral to help me out. With each referral, Robert always followed up to see how things worked out.
  • Wally Y. Dec 29, 2014
    We had a complicated bankruptcy. Rob did a lot of research and did not charge any more than he quoted. He was very professional and was always available for questions. Everything went well at our first hearing. No issues. Very knowledgeable.


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
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 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.
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.