Got an email this week from Martindale-Hubbell, publishers of the famous Martindale Hubbell lawyer directory and also Lawyers.com.
They told me my clients rated me in the top one percent in client satisfaction. “Less than 1% of the 900,000+ attorneys listed on martindale.com and lawyers.com have been accorded this Martindale-Hubbell honor of distinction.”
They also wanted to sell me “this commemorative wall plaque.”
Virginia bankruptcy lawyer Robert Weed got this award from Martindale. “Less than 1% of the 900,000+ attorneys listed on martindale.com and lawyers.com have been accorded this Martindale-Hubbell honor of distinction.
I can do without the plaque–it’s $179–but the recognition by my clients means a lot.
When I started as a bankruptcy lawyer, it was pretty easy. (I was worn out working for a Congressman full time and going to law school at night. I was looking for easy.) But over the last twenty years it’s gotten a lot tougher. The banks and credit card companies have chipped away at the consumer protections in the bankruptcy law.
During this “Great Recession” many lawyers who are tops in the field of divorce, or immigration, or business law, started to do bankruptcy on the side.
I’m a Virginia bankruptcy lawyer. My law firm has stayed focused on Virginia bankruptcy law. (When we see violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or Fair Credit Reporting, or the Virginia Consumer Protection law, we do go after those, too. I get MAD when big companies do illegal stuff to my customers. and we fight back.)
And we always try to deliver friendly service with a smile.
That focus shows up in our results, and our attitude in the things people say about us. So, to everybody who has said nice things about my people and me, “thank you.”
As a Virginia bankruptcy lawyer, more than five hundred people have rated us five stars for quality and service. To find out more, you can click here.