What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Experience in bankruptcy and other related areas of law is important when you are choosing a bankruptcy attorney. Of course, knowledge is as important as experience, but the two often go hand in hand. If the lawyer blogs, you might want to read what he or she has posted.
You can tell a lot from your first meeting with a lawyer. At the very least, a good bankruptcy attorney will (1) review your overall financial situation with you, (2) discuss all of your options, not just bankruptcy, (3) and answer any questions you may have.
Avoid lawyers who do not return calls. Although some attorneys handle very high volumes of cases, it is never acceptable for an attorney not to return your calls or messages in a timely manner. An attorney's staff can be very helpful, but if you want to speak to your lawyer, you should be able to do so.