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Selecting a Bankruptcy Attorney

Woodland Hills Chapter 7, 11, and 13 Bankruptcy Lawyer

There are many bankruptcy lawyers out there. If you are overwhelmed by debt and considering bankruptcy, it is important to choose the right attorney. Otherwise, the outcome of your bankruptcy case may not match your goals and circumstances. At Leventhal Law Group, P.C., I focus on bankruptcy. This allows me to evaluate your case quickly and identify your best options.

Call a Los Angeles-area lawyer at the Leventhal Law Group, P.C. at 818-347-5800.

How to Choose a Bankruptcy Lawyer

Here are questions to ask when selecting a bankruptcy attorney:

  • Does the lawyer file electronically? If the answer is no, this means that the attorney does not handle many bankruptcies. At the Leventhal Law Group, P.C., bankruptcy filings are always electronic.
  • Will the attorney meet with me face to face? If the firm does not encourage in-person consultations, you may be dealing with a bankruptcy mill. An attorney should let you know how he or she will handle your case. My law firm does not use paralegals. You will always meet with me.
  • Does the firm return your phone calls and explain what is happening with your case? If not, you are paying too much for the service. At Leventhal Law Group, P.C., I guarantee in writing that clients will receive a return phone call within 48 hours — or I give them a $100 credit toward their attorneys’ fees.
  • How do you notify clients that their discharge or payment plan was approved? If the attorney makes clients wait until they are notified by the court, he or she is doing them a disservice. I always call clients to tell them the status of their cases — before they are notified by the bankruptcy court.
  • Ask if former clients refer friends and family to the firm. If they do not, they may feel as if they were treated like a case number, not a person. I receive many referrals from former clients who appreciated the personal attention and knowledgeable service they received from my law firm.
  • Does the attorney do more than practice bankruptcy law? Find out if he or she volunteers to help individuals seeking bankruptcy assistance. I am a volunteer at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California. I answer questions and assist with the reaffirmation clinic that allows people to reaffirm their debts and keep their property.


I volunteer at bankruptcy court and focus my practice on bankruptcy because I like helping people whose mortgage or car loan lenders may have taken advantage of them. It is very rewarding to see the relief on my clients’ faces when they learn that their debts have been discharged or their repayment plans have been approved.

Contact a Bankruptcy Lawyer for More Information

Call 818-347-5800 to schedule a free initial consultation about selecting a Chapter 7, Chapter 11 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy lawyer. You will always speak with me, not a paralegal.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.