When trying to find the top bankruptcy lawyers in Miami, here are some considerations and steps you can take:
Ask for Recommendations: Seek recommendations from attorney’s you know and respect, but do not practice bankruptcy, or from friends, family, or colleagues who may have gone through bankruptcy. Personal referrals can be valuable.
2. Legal Directories: Avvo, Martindale-Hubbell, and Super Lawyers: These directories provide ratings and reviews for attorneys, including bankruptcy lawyers. Super Lawyers is especially helpful, because only the top 5% of attorneys – as judged by their peers – make the Super Lawyers cut. Also, in the case of Super Lawyers, attorneys can be nominated by their peers – they do not have to apply to be rated. Many great attorneys simply don’t have the time or desire to seek to be evaluated by Martindale-Hubbell.
3. Research Individual Practices:
Law Firm Websites: Visit the bankruptcy attorneys’ websites to learn about the attorneys and their experience. Some attorneys use their websites to seek to educate the public through videos and blogposts. A bankruptcy attorney with decades of experience and good communication skills is likely to be able to provide you quality analysis, advice, and representation for your unique situation.
4. Online Reviews:
Google Reviews, and other Platforms: Look for reviews from clients who have worked with bankruptcy lawyers. Online reviews provide insights into the experiences of previous clients.
Free Consultations: Many bankruptcy lawyers offer free initial consultations. Schedule consultations with potential attorneys to discuss your case. Assess their expertise, how well they analyze your particular situation, and how much information they provide you about bankruptcy law, the bankruptcy process, and how it will apply to you. The experienced bankruptcy attorney who best analyzes your situation, and provides you information about bankruptcy law and the bankruptcy process, and who explains how it will apply to you, and who answers your questions is the one to choose, even if they cost a little more.
6. Check for Disciplinary Actions:
Florida Bar Website: Follow this link to check for any disciplinary actions against any Florida attorney you are considering hiring: https://www.floridabar.org/directories/find-mbr/
7. Trust your Instincts:
If you don’t like being “just a number,” you probably won’t feel comfortable with a large, high-volume practice. A boutique firm that (i) provides you a quality consultation with an experienced attorney, (ii) that has support staff to help move your case along, and (iii) makes you feel welcome
is more likely to know who you are when you call and deliver you personalized service that gives you the peace of mind that your case will not get lost in the shuffle.