How To Choose a Bankruptcy Attorney

Whether you are looking for bankruptcy legal services for your business, your family, or yourself, the choice on which bankruptcy attorney to choose is a very important one. Of all the different choices, what are some important factors you should consider when making your decision?

Is your bankruptcy attorney peer-reviewed?

The peer review process is a process by which other members of a professional’s profession conduct a review of that professional. For an attorney, this means that other attorneys who are familiar with that attorney’s work, reputation, and how active that attorney is in local and state bar associations and various committees, will review the attorney.

Eric S. Steiner is peer reviewed for 2020 and selected as a Super Lawyer, which only 5% of attorneys receive. “Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.” “Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.” https://www.superlawyers.com/about.html.

Is your bankruptcy attorney active in state and local bar associations?

Activity in bar associations, which are professional associations of attorneys, is another indicator you should consider when you are choosing a bankruptcy attorney. These activities demonstrate that the attorney is engaged in, and contributes to, the legal profession.

Mr. Steiner is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, Consumer Bankruptcy Section, the Baltimore County Bar Association, the Bar Association of Baltimore City, and serves as the Treasurer of the LGBTQ Bar Association of Maryland. He is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association. He is dedicated to giving back to the legal profession and spends a great deal of his time with these important pursuits.

What certifications does your bankruptcy attorney have?

Another important indicator you should consider when deciding on which bankruptcy attorney to choose is the certifications the attorney holds. These certifications indicate that the attorney is growing professionally and possesses unique skills.

Mr. Steiner is certified as collaboratively trained by the Tampa Bay Collaborative Trainers. He is a member-at-large of the Collaborative Professionals of Baltimore and strongly believes that the practice of law can be changed for the better through the collaborative process.

What is your bankruptcy attorney’s online reputation?

Online reputation is another very important indicator when selecting your bankruptcy attorney. An excellent online reputation demonstrates that the attorney provides excellent customer services to clients. While an attorney may be an excellent attorney, if the attorney is not viewed favorably by customers, you should consider this when deciding on which attorney to hire.

Mr. Steiner has received a 10.0 Avvo rating. “The Avvo Rating is our effort to evaluate a lawyer’s background based on the information available in an attorney’s Avvo profile. We create the rating using a model that considers information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Any information that affects the Avvo Rating is visible in an attorney’s profile. “ https://support.avvo.com/hc/en-us/articles/208478156-What-is-the-Avvo-Rating-.

Steiner Law Group has twenty (20) 5-star client Avvo ratings, as well as thirty-eight (38) 5-star client Google reviews. These fifty-eight (58) 5-star reviews demonstrate the level of dedication and service that Steiner Law Group provides to our clients.

What is the attorney’s process for bankruptcy cases?

Another important question to ask during your bankruptcy consultation is what is the attorney’s process for bankruptcy cases? When a new client is welcomed to Steiner Law Group, our client is given access to our user-friendly, secure online-portal so that our client can submit their bankruptcy documentation in a simple, easy-to-use portal. Our new clients are also automatically emailed a welcome packet, and automatically invited to text our office with questions. When the bankruptcy case is filed and the 341 meeting of creditors is scheduled, our clients automatically receive text and email communications with the details of their 341 meeting so that they can have time to request off of work without it being a hassle.

If you are deciding about which bankruptcy attorney to choose for your case, please call Steiner Law Group at (410) 670-7060 to be welcomed into our client-centered practice.