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I had to hire a new bankruptcy attorney (because of a billing dispute with the previous firm) and I selected Leonard Watkins because his office is close to my home and his other favorable online reviews. I can't say enough about how positive the experience was him and his assistant Denise. Every question was answered quickly and replies to my e-mails were super fast.
Len guided me through the entire bankruptcy process and his dealings with the trustee were both professional and spot on. If you are looking for a knowledgeable and experienced attorney, Len is your man.
If one needs a attorney who is straightforward, knowledgeable and expedient then Mr Watkins should be your choice. Legal papers are filed and completed in a timely fashion, however, this means that the client must complete there necessary paperwork in the same manner.
As in choosing a physician, you want someone who has performed many
of the procedures not one or thirty percent but seventy to one-hundred
percent. Mr Watkins falls into the latter group.
Communication is another aspect that is of paramount concerns to those who are not in the legal profession and I was no exception. Mr Watkins and staff addressed all questions and concerns immediately and this made a stressful event very palatable.
Len is an extremely friendly, kind, and smart man. He helped me through the entire process, start to finish, and explained anything i had questions on in a fashion that was professional yet still had that personal touch. Some lawyers pawn most tasks off on to their assistants, but Len took the time to talk to me on the phone whenever i needed to speak to him, and he himself represented me in person instead of sending an assistant. I simply cannot rate Len high enough!
I would like to thank you for an excellent job you have done for both my husband and I. It is a sigh of relief to know that we are protected under the bankruptcy law. It has been so stressful for many many months but now at least I know that we can start fresh. It will still be a struggle and can only hope we get back to the normal way of things.
We are very satisfied with what we feel is a personalize interaction between you, as our attorney and us, as your client. I am in awe on how all this quickly came into fruition, in less than a month! I'm glad we chose you from a list of many.
P.S. ...I will jump for joy when the bankruptcy court discharges our case :-)
I unfortunately had to file for personal bankruptcy, and was seeking a good BK lawyer. My case was complex due to an unusual combination of income, assets, and the need to file individually while being married. I first contact two from personal referrals, but was not satisfied with either of them. Then I did my own search, found Len, and went for a consultation.
Beyond his extensive knowledge of the bankruptcy laws, as is expected, Len's greatest strengths are three:
1) he appears to be intimately aware of specific "pain points" that each trustee in the county seems to focus on, thus helping avoid a potentially contentious filing.
2) he grilled me extensively on every aspect of my finances to make sure he gets all the details right before the filing. Sure, it took longer and felt very awkward, but at the end, it ensured a smooth process post-filing. Having heard of cases where lawyers did not do such a good job and were caught by surprise during the 341, this is important.
3) he tells it like it is, and was able to steer me towards better decisions throughout the entire process, even when I was initially convinced I should do something else.
Beyond that, he was always able to calm me down when I started panicking, as going through a bankruptcy is never fun, and having someone be able to confidently and calmly answer irrational questions when emotions get a hold of you is a godsend.
I have already referred a couple of folks to Len and will continue to do so. He is worth every penny.
I highly recommend Len Watkins. He is a brilliant, honest and extremely trustworthy attorney. Len cuts through to the truth and communicates it in a concise and accessible way. His legal expertise and years of experience together with his sincere personality make him an unshakable ally. Len's competence and comfort in the courtroom made a strong positive impression on the judge and helped our case immensely. I would absolutely call on Len Watkins for future legal needs.