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5 Things to Look for in a St. Louis Bankruptcy Attorney

Jan. 17, 2022

If you’re like most of our clients, you’ve never hired a St. Louis bankruptcy attorney before. What should you look for if you don’t know much about comparing lawyers? Here are 5 things to consider to ease your mind so you’ll end up with a law firm that is right for your bankruptcy needs.

Experience

Not many attorneys come out of law school practice-ready. For this reason, you should look for an experienced lawyer who has handled cases similar to yours in the past. At AKS Law, we have more than 10 years of experience in bankruptcy and have helped thousands of clients obtain a fresh financial start.

Customer Service

When you called during business hours, did you get the voicemail? How long until the attorney called you back? Is the law firm able to text message you? At AKS Law, you’ll even get your bankruptcy lawyer's personal cell phone number for the easiest access of all. This is 2022, and you shouldn't accept anything less. Additionally, you should read through your potential St. Louis bankruptcy attorney’s online reviews to see what past clients say about their service.

Case Management Style

If you’ve been shopping around for a bankruptcy lawyer already, then you may have already realized that many law firms specializing in bankruptcy will not give you access to your attorney until your court appearance. Your consultation may be handled by a paralegal. Your paperwork may be completed by a paralegal. Your case may be filed by a paralegal. At AKS Law, everything is handled personally by an attorney. Find out how your bankruptcy case will be managed and make a decision you’re comfortable with.

Previous Results

If you are concerned about protecting your assets (maybe you have a home you don’t want to lose), it is of the utmost importance that you hire someone whose practice is centered around bankruptcies, like AKS Law. A “Jack-of-All-Trades” lawyer may not be the right solution for a more complicated case, like one involving assets or a business. Again, thoroughly research online reviews of any attorney you are considering.

Personal Connection

If everything else checks out, go sit down with the top 2 or 3 bankruptcy attorneys that you researched. How were you treated in the office? What was the office vibe? Do you feel like the attorney and their staff “get” you? Even a virtual video chat consultation will give you a lot of information about which St. Louis bankruptcy attorney is the best match for you.

See What AKS Law, a Bankruptcy Law Firm, Has to Offer

At AKS Law, we are committed to helping consumers get a fresh start through bankruptcy. Scope out how our passion and experience translate into our client’s journeys with us. To see how we stack up, call us at 314-740-2989 or complete this contact form.