How to Pick a Bankruptcy Lawyer

Picking the right lawyer for filing bankruptcy can be challenging. Because filing bankruptcy is not something a person does every day, it may make sense to pick a lawyer who does.

In Wyoming, although there are 50 lawyers who have filed at least one bankruptcy case on behalf of a client in 2016, just five account for nearly half of all cases filed.   At the other end of the spectrum, there are 20 Wyoming lawyers who have filed just one or two bankruptcy cases on behalf of clients this year.

For the second year running, Clark Stith holds the No. 1 spot for the most number of Wyoming bankruptcy cases filed on behalf of clients.

The best hospitals for a given medical procedure tend to be those that do a high volume. One recent study found that for aortic valve replacement, the mortality rate at low volume hospitals (4.34%) was nearly twice as high as at a high volume hospital (2.41%).

Unlike heart surgery, of course, you are extremely unlikely to die as a result of filing bankruptcy. In addition, there is no magic “10,000 hour rule” that says a professional will not be a master of her craft until putting in 10,000 hours of deliberate practice. Some of the most creative legal work comes from newly minted lawyers fresh out of law school.

Even so, lawyers who spend their time doing a lot of one thing tend to get good at it.

Volume is no guarantee of quality of course, and the best lawyer is of no use if he doesn’t return phone calls, is rude, pays insufficient attention or otherwise does not achieve the client’s goals.

So, if you are hemorrhaging money and find yourself in the financial equivalent of the emergency room, consider Clark Stith at

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5 Comments to “How to Pick a Bankruptcy Lawyer”

  1. I would agree that a lawyer who spends a lot of time working on specific cases will get really good at it. It’s important to find a bankruptcy attorney who has a fair amount of experience working on these cases. That way, you will have more confidence in them and their ability to help you make a wise decision with bankruptcy as it will make a big impact on your life.

  2. Ellie Davis says:

    Thank you for suggesting that experience does matter, however, some of the most creative work comes from newer lawyers. I would imagine that if you needed a lawyer to help with your bankruptcy you would want someone that was creative. Hopefully, companies research the right lawyers.

  3. Millie Hue says:

    I totally agree that the lawyer should be easy to reach through phone calls or emails and should have a nice personality while helping their client achieve their goals. I will share this information with my best friend who is currently looking for a bankruptcy lawyer because their shop has been having financial problems lately. It appears that their sales decreased due to the supermarket that opened a block away from them. This information will help them find a good attorney. Thanks!

  4. Joy Butler says:

    Hi Clark, thanks for helping me understand how crucial it is to choose a bankruptcy lawyer. This is what I am going to advise my friend since her dad’s business is now at its lowest point. Aside from that, I think it’ll help her if I can forward this article to them to serve as they guide. Have a great day!

  5. It is really useful to have the insight that volume is not a guarantee of quality. This is a great thing to remember when you are trying your best to look into getting a lawyer. My cousin would love knowing this to make sure that the bankruptcy attorney he picks is right for him.

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