have to understand people, be sympathetic to their situation, but be able to lead them through a difficult time with good
legal advice, dignity and respect. My twenty nine + years of experience give me a foundation of knowledge which
helps me help my clients go through bankruptcy as smoothly as possible.
be a good bankruptcy lawyer, not only do you have to learn a lot about the specific area of law of bankruptcy,
but you must have a good grasp of other areas like real estate, wills, mortgages, divorce/family law, criminal, etc. Every
day is filled with clients with their own unique situation and most areas of people lives are impacted by their financial
I believe that to best serve a client, you must look beyond the obvious issues, which is normally
a list of debts owed.
You have to understand what things in the past lead to their trouble, what problems
they have now that need to be addressed, and what can be done to set the future up for a fresh start and financial stability.
Dealing with the debts is often just a piece of the overall puzzle, if you take the time to look at the client's entire
The best bankruptcy lawyers will look not only at what is readily seen, but also
what is not. No two clients are alike, and you have to pay attention to the situation to make sure that you address
the particular needs of each one.
These are just some of the important questions to look
at when trying to find the best solution each client seeking help.
What is the immediate problem?
What lead to the problem?
Will the problem reoccur?
there non-bankruptcy alternatives?
it affect the family?
as good option, and which type?
- Is bankruptcy
able to solve the entire problem, or are there other issues to look at?
I strongly believe in educating my clients about the law. I do not want my clients to go through the process without
understanding why they should file for bankruptcy, what it will and won't do for them, and how bankruptcy works. It is
my feeling that if you understand the process, you will be more comfortable with it.