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Hiring a Local Attorney vs. a National Attorney

By August 18, 2020Attorneys & Lawyers

Hiring an attorney can often add undue stress to an already fractious time. Bankruptcy cases are no different. 

Often those looking for legal assistance are bombarded with countless advertisements from national lawyers promising a huge settlement for their client. Too often, though, these attorneys are motivated not by genuine concern for their clients, but by personal fortune. This leaves the client harmed and disillusioned with the entire legal process.

How do you lower the chances of hiring a lawyer who doesn’t care for you or your case? Hire a local lawyer. Here are two big reasons that hiring a local attorney is better than hiring a national attorney:

DISCLAIMER: The following blog post is just advice, and you will be better served to call David S. Clark with your bankruptcy questions. This blog contains helpful tips and advice, but is not professional legal advice, and shouldn’t treated as such.

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Local Attorneys Know the Right People

If you are filing for bankruptcy, the court that will likely handle your case is the United States Bankruptcy Court that is nearest to you. 

For Opelika, Alabama residents this is the Federal District Court in Columbus, Georgia. A local bankruptcy attorney daily works in their local district courts. Local attorneys know the district judges. They know what makes them tick. They know what to say and what not to say. 

The judges also know local attorneys, and you can be assured that they know when an attorney is truly working for the welfare of his or her client.

Local Attorneys Are Invested In Their Communities

A local attorney’s life is wrapped up with the community in which he or she practices law.

These attorneys have a vested interest in the welfare of the people that they represent. Because local attorneys are part of the community, they will benefit if you succeed and be harmed if you fail. 

This is not just because they are doing business with you. It is also because they live in your neighborhood. They buy groceries at the same farmer’s market as you. They might even be a customer at your struggling small business.

National attorneys are from outside of where their clients live. If you or any of your neighbors do not come out of bankruptcy in a better financial position, a national attorney will not necessarily be worse off because of it. This fact can sadly cause an attorney not to work as vigorously for your success as their client.

Not only do local attorneys have a greater incentive to work diligently on behalf of their clients, but hiring a local attorney also means that you are investing in your community. 

It is a simple economic concept that a dollar spent by an individual inside a community will give more practical benefit to that community than a dollar spent outside of the community. So, hiring local lawyers is investing your money into your community.

Are you thinking about filing for bankruptcy and not sure where to start your search for bankruptcy attorneys?

Start local. 

Choose an attorney who knows the landscape of the courts in which he or she will be representing you. Choose an attorney who is personally invested in your well being. Invest your money into your community. Hire a local attorney.

Contact David S. Clark, Attorney At Law, an Opelika attorney, and get your free consultation today!

DISCLAIMER: The above blog post is just advice, and you will be better served to call David S. Clark with your bankruptcy questions. This blog contains helpful tips and advice, but is not professional legal advice, and shouldn’t treated as such.

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