Bankruptcy Attorney

FL - Lake Worth
Pay Rate: $90,000 per year

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Job Summary: A bankruptcy attorney assists clients in navigating the legal aspects of bankruptcy proceedings, offering expert advice, representing clients in court, and ensuring their rights and interests are upheld throughout the process. They work closely with clients to assess their financial situation, determine the most appropriate type of bankruptcy, and develop a strategy to achieve the best possible outcome.


  1. Client Consultation:
    • Meet with clients to understand their financial situation, debts, assets, and goals.
    • Assess whether bankruptcy is the appropriate solution and provide information about available options.
  2. Legal Representation:
    • Prepare and file bankruptcy petitions, schedules, and other required documents.
    • Represent clients in bankruptcy court hearings, negotiations, and proceedings.
    • Advise clients on legal rights, obligations, and potential outcomes.
  3. Case Management:
    • Develop personalized bankruptcy strategies based on individual client circumstances.
    • Assist clients in choosing the appropriate bankruptcy chapter (Chapter 7, Chapter 13, Chapter 11, etc.).
    • Create and manage a timeline for bankruptcy proceedings, ensuring all necessary deadlines are met.
  4. Creditor Communication:
    • Communicate and negotiate with creditors, lenders, and other involved parties on behalf of clients.
    • Address creditor claims, objections, and disputes during the bankruptcy process.
  5. Documentation and Research:
    • Gather financial records, statements, and other relevant documentation from clients.
    • Conduct thorough legal research to support clients' cases and to stay up-to-date with relevant bankruptcy laws and regulations.
  6. Advisory Role:
    • Educate clients about the potential impact of bankruptcy on their financial situation, credit score, and future borrowing opportunities.
    • Provide guidance on post-bankruptcy financial management and rebuilding credit.
  7. Ethical and Professional Standards:
    • Uphold the highest ethical standards while dealing with clients, courts, and other professionals.
    • Maintain client confidentiality and ensure proper handling of sensitive information.
  8. Continuing Education:
    • Stay informed about changes in bankruptcy laws, regulations, and legal precedents.
    • Participate in professional development and training to enhance legal skills and expertise.


  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school.
  • Admission to the bar in the relevant jurisdiction.
  • Specialized knowledge of bankruptcy law and procedures.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and analytical skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage complex legal cases.
  • Empathetic and compassionate approach when working with clients facing financial challenges.

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