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Law Offices of Neil Crane in New Haven, Connecticut

How to Find a Bankruptcy Attorney in New Haven, CT

If you reside in the New Haven, Connecticut area, and need debt relief or a bankruptcy attorney’s assistance in dealing with Chapter 7, 11, or 13 bankruptcy, the Law Offices of Neil Crane has been the clear go-to office since 1983 for New Haven or West Haven residents.  Our New Haven Bankruptcy Attorney focuses exclusively on financial problems affecting families and businesses in Connecticut.

There are several effective ways to find a bankruptcy lawyer .

You could seek referrals from past clients, friends or family – or your personal attorney.

You could search online, or you could consult the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. The important thing is finding an attorney who has a full understanding of bankruptcy laws and procedures in Connecticut.

How To Choose A New Haven Bankruptcy Lawyer

To find the perfect bankruptcy attorney, you can first start with personal referrals from family, friends and professionals. Then narrow your search for the best bankruptcy attorney by digging a little deeper into the firm and potential lawyer
on your list. You should also read client reviews and gain an understanding of each attorney’s service level and success rate.

Make a free phone call, always have a free consultation before you choose. In general, there are two major focus areas within the field of debt relief and bankruptcy law. Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy applies to individuals – this is generally described as consumer bankruptcy. Chapter 11 bankruptcy applies to companies and is often referred to as commercial bankruptcy.

Although some bankruptcy lawyers are qualified to deal in both areas, there are significant differences between attorneys, the breadth of their experience, their success rates, and their level of commitment to your case. The Law Offices of Neil Crane has over 35 years of specialized experience dealing in both commercial and consumer bankruptcy.

Starting Point for Choosing a Bankruptcy Lawyer

The starting point in any internet search is which state you are in and whether you are dealing with a specialized local expert or an out-of-state company. After seeking referrals from people you know, you could start by doing a general search for say, ‘consumer bankruptcy attorneys, Connecticut.’

You can focus the search even further by keeping it limited to lawyers who specialize in only bankruptcy. Since the Bankruptcy system is based in New Haven, all the best attorneys will have at least one office in the New Haven area.

It Helps to Hire a Bankruptcy Specialist

Bankruptcy law is a highly specific area of the legal system. If you want to navigate the legal system successfully, you will need to have a specialized consumer bankruptcy lawyer on your side.

You need someone with an in-depth knowledge of all the bankruptcy laws and procedures, and the experience to know how to use the system to your full advantage. A misfiled form or missed deadline by yourself or a non-expert attorney could result in a serious loss of assets or worse. It is imperative that you seek out a bankruptcy specialist.

The New Haven location of The Law offices of Neil Crane is located on Pearl Street close to State Street. Our lawyers go to this location by appointment only. Please call us to book an appointment before coming to this location.

New Haven Office Phone: 203-800-3111
Main Phone: 203-230-2233
Fax: 203-230-8484
Email: [email protected]
Location: 11 Pearl Street, New Haven, CT 06511

Photo: Town Green in the heart of Downtown New Haven, Connecticut

What Should You Ask a Bankruptcy Lawyer?

Choosing the right bankruptcy lawyer is absolutely vital to your filing and your future. Once you have narrowed your search to the point where you book a free consultation, you should take the opportunity to ask all the necessary questions to make sure that the lawyer you are speaking with is the perfect fit for your case. Here are some essential questions to ask as you make your final decision:

  • How long have you been a bankruptcy lawyer, and how much of your practice is dedicated to bankruptcy cases?
  • Is filing for bankruptcy the right course of action for me? If so, what do I need to know about the different types of bankruptcy?
  • How many cases like mine have you done? What is your success rate?
  • Do you have a qualified team of experts to help with my case?
  • How much do you charge, what does your fee cover, and how long do I have to pay?
  • What are all the costs involved with filing for bankruptcy?

The attorneys at Law Offices of Neil Crane have over 35 years of experience with bankruptcy cases and other forms of debt relief for individuals, families and small businesses in Connecticut. Contact us to book a free consultation with a bankruptcy attorney at our New Haven office.

Services at this location

Debt Relief
Credit Card Debt Relief
Tax Law
Mortgage Modification
Small Business Bankruptcy

Hours at this location

*by appointment only

Monday9:00am to 5:00pm*
Tuesday9:00am to 5:00pm*
Wednesday9:00am to 5:00pm*
Thursday9:00am to 5:00pm*
Friday9:00am to 5:00pm*
Saturday9:00am to12:00pm*

Our Attorneys

Neil R.

Stuart H.

James B. Heffernan

Audra M.


Our Offices

The Law Offices of Neil Crane has a main office in Hamden, Connecticut, as well as 4 other locations across Connecticut. Below are links to each office location. Before visiting one of our office locations, please call us at 203-230-2233 to schedule an appointment. Your time is valuable to us and we want to be available for you when you come into one of our offices.


2679 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


11 Pearl Street, 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06511


750 Old Main Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067


10 Middle Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604


58 Holmes Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06710


440 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877