Bankruptcy Lawyer Near Me


You tell your smart phone, “Find a Bankruptcy Lawyer Near Me.”

The results pop up. There are about fifty thousand lawyers nearby who handle bankruptcy. Your quest to “Find a Bankruptcy Lawyer Near Me,” will end in failure unless you narrow down the results. You need a method to focus on the few really good bankruptcy lawyers, and reject the rest.

Bankruptcy Lawyer Near Los AngelesIf you’re in the vicinity of Los Angeles County, you have about fifty thousand lawyer names to choose from. How could that be, you ask? Here’s how. That’s the number of lawyers practicing law in Los Angeles County. Every lawyer is eligible to represent you in a bankruptcy case. Almost all of them are fine lawyers. But very few lawyers should ever be allowed to touch your bankruptcy case.

There’s a few better questions to ask than “Find a Bankruptcy Lawyer Near Me.”  How many of them are bankruptcy specialists? The answer is, not very many. Fortunately, good lawyers stick to areas of law practice within their personal expertise.

Most lawyers actually consider bankruptcy cases to be undesirable. They think you won’t be able to pay them. They also look down on you. In fact, some lawyers even look down on the lawyers who handle bankruptcy cases.

You want  to “Find a Bankruptcy Lawyer Near Me?”  Then, look for lawyers near you who specialize in bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy Lawyer Near Los AngelesDon’t bother with lawyers who handle multiple areas of law. Many lawyers want bankruptcy cases only to cover the yellow page ad expense for cases they really want. Like accidents and divorces. Your bankruptcy case in an office like that may get scant attention. When you want a “bankruptcy lawyer near me,” do this. Go with lawyers who specialize in bankruptcy. In fact, you can do yourself one better.

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Every lawyer can call themselves a “specialist.” But only a few lawyers are allowed to call themselves a “certified specialist.”

google-me-a-bankruptcy-lawyer-near-los-angelesLimit your search to a lawyer who is a certified specialist in bankruptcy by the State Bar of California. Becoming a California State Bar Certified Bankruptcy specialist is not easy. It’s a two-step process. The lawyer must take and pass a difficult examination in bankruptcy law. A lawyer must have five years of significant bankruptcy law experience. The passage rate is  about 50%. Next, the lawyer must document experience, education and references. The references are critical. The applicant MUST obtain quality references.  From at least one bankruptcy judge, and one bankruptcy trustee.

Relying on, “Find a Bankruptcy Lawyer Near Me” requires good luck if you want a true expert.

Find a Bankruptcy Lawyer Near MeThe State Bar of California can provide you with a list of certified bankruptcy specialists. Only forty nine lawyers in Los Angeles County are certified bankruptcy specialists. There is no magic bullet when it comes to finding a lawyer. But be careful when you respond to lawyer advertising. Remember, it’s an “advertisement.” Ads make “promises.” Most people will click an ad that seems to “promise” what the client needs. That’s a horrible way to select a lawyer. Here’s why. The lawyer in that ad does not know you. The ad targeted you. But you did not target the lawyer. The lawyer might be great at handling motorcycle accidents, but doesn’t know much about bankruptcy.

YOU HAVE YOUR OWN PARTICULAR CASE. In other words, ALL ads are a lie, to some extent. Some ads are little lies. Some ads are big lies. Lawyer ads mean nothing until you have personally talked to the lawyer.  Not the secretary, not the paralegal. You are entitled to talk to the actual lawyer.

Here’s Something to Know About Bayer, Wishman & Leotta.

We handle ONLY bankruptcy cases. Our firm was founded in 1989. We are a small, three lawyer bankruptcy practice.

Each of us is a State Bar Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law. We keep our overhead low. We do that by eliminating frills like fancy office furniture. You won’t see any Persian carpets on the floor. No aquariums. Just a few half dead office plants.

You won’t see us advertise in big, splashy ads. We won’t do TV and radio ads because that adds to the cost of what clients have to pay. We are not interested in volume. You don’t “take a number” when you walk in our door. We prefer to keep our practice small. We focus on quality. We put our money into better things. Like top salaries for our staff. And, we keep our fees low. We charge half as much for the same work as what lawyers in Century City and Beverly Hills might charge you.

Please, consider us if you want to “Find a Bankruptcy Lawyer Near Me.”

Do you want to ask questions before you come in?  You can call 800-477-3111, and speak to a lawyer, for free.





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Leon Bayer and Jeffrey Wishman are Los Angeles Bankruptcy attorneys. They have been practicing bankruptcy lawyers in Los Angeles for 37 years and are Certified Bankruptcy Specialists by the State Bar of California. These are lawyers who bring experience, skill and creativity to the highly complex area of bankruptcy law. At this Los Angeles law firm, the your initial consultation with an expert is free. Mr. Bayer is a coauthor of Nolo's The New Bankruptcy: Will It Work for You?, authors the “Ask Leon” series on Nolo’s Bankruptcy, Debt & Foreclosure blog, and writes on bankruptcy topics for Nolo’s website. In addition, Mr. Bayer devotes a significant number of hours to volunteer legal services. The State Bar of California has commended Mr. Bayer for this work every year since 2004.