Bankruptcy Lawyer Won’t Return Your Call?

I try to return all client, not just bankruptcy client, bankruptcyLAWYERphone

phone calls within 24 hours.  Now, what are some

reasons I might fail to do that?

In no particular order:

1.  I did not get the message.

I know, I pay good money to have my phone answered all the time, but, everyone makes mistakes.  Your bankruptcy message may have been in an email I accidentally deleted.

It may or may not have made its way to my phone.  The message taker may have recorded a wrong digit.

It happens.

So, call me again, and or send me an email to contact you.

2.  I may actually be busy for more than 24 hours.

Busy is out of reach.  Judges don’t like cell phones ringing in their courtrooms.

Sometimes, I am up north, or driving somewhere, with a bad cell, and I cannot call out.

Remedy?

Same as (1) above, call back, and/or email me.

3.  I already answered your question, usually by email.

When you leave a specific message, with a specific question, I will frequently look up the answer, in your file, or by checking bankruptcy law, and email a response.  That way, I have a record of your question, and the answer.  In those cases, I do not call back.

4. I did not think you wanted or needed a call back.

I don’t duck clients.  Even the ones I may not like.

If your message was, I sent a fax, or, I sent you the stuff you wanted, great, OK.

If I did NOT get it, I will let you know, otherwise, I do not return these calls.

I do not think the rest of the top ten list on this lawyer returning calls post apply to me.

I covered reason #10, being busy.

#9, there is nothing new to tell you, is frequently true, and I will state that in an email to you rather than return your call.

#8  You talk too much.  Well, I am not one pot to call the kettle black on this one.

#7 Your lawyer has issues.  None that keep me from returning calls.

#6 Your lawyer screwed up.  I call right away when these happen; and they do, to everyone; the best way to deal with it is be up front.

#5  Your lawyer is an ass.   Only occasionally, less and less all the time.

#4  You are not the client.  THIS DOES APPLY.  I cannot discuss client issues with their significant other, spouse, BFF, or whatever, without authorization from the client.

#3  You are an idiot.  We all do idiotic things some times, few of us are actual idiots, and, they are entitled to zealous representation, .too

#2 You won’t listen.  I will terminate a call for this reason.

#1 You are an ass.  I think he just used this to get to ten, really the same as #3.

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