Leonard V. Sominsky, ESQ., PC

Phoenix Bankruptcy Lawyer Leonard Sominsky

Leonard has been specializing in consumer bankruptcy since 1998. In 1996, he received his J.D. from the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law. Before that, he attended Arizona State, where he graduated cum laude in 1993 with a B.S. in Economics; he minored in Political Science and Philosophy. Currently, he is licensed to practice in Missouri, Kansas, and Arizona.

When he isn’t helping consumers eliminate debt and get a fresh start in life, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis, and scuba diving.

He is fluent in Russian.

Memberships

  • Arizona Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
  • Arizona Federal District Court
  • Western District of Missouri Federal Court
  • The Arizona District of the United States Bankruptcy Court


Q&A with Attorney Sominsky

Why did you choose to specialize in consumer bankruptcy?
I chose consumer bankruptcy because it lets me help real people in a meaningful way, doing the most good quickly and affordably. By eliminating their debts, saving their homes, and stopping the harassment, I can quickly improve the lives of my clients and get them the fresh start they deserve.


What is the most fulfilling part of your job as a bankruptcy lawyer?
The most fulfilling part of my job is seeing the gratitude and relief in my clients' faces as they realize they are finally debt free and can live life without fear.


How do you view your role in the attorney-client relationship?
My role in the attorney client relationship is more than just an advocate, but a counselor and educator as well. I carefully explain to all my clients the requirements of the complete bankruptcy process and provide each client a detailed, written explanation of the rules. I also meet with each client in person three times before each case is filed to review and sign the documents and answer any questions.


What advice would you give someone who is looking for a bankruptcy attorney?
When looking for an attorney, the key is to find someone who is experienced, competent, accessible, affordable and understandable. All of these traits are absolutely necessary for a successful representation. I believe my office has all of these traits.


You have helped 1000+ people get out of debt. What have you learned?
Over the last 14 years of helping people get out of debt, I have learned that bad things happen to good people. Most clients did nothing wrong, and it is usually events beyond their control like illness, accident, divorce, or job loss that causes the financial hardship leading to bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is about second chances and a fresh start, and the vast majority of bankruptcy filers deserve a new beginning.


What sets Leonard V. Sominsky, ESQ., PC apart from the rest?
What set my office apart from my competition is the time, effort, and expertise we bring to each case. I spend at least 3 hours over 3 appointments with each client, personally explaining the rules and the law and how it applies to each situation. This level of involvement allows me to get to know each client and their situation, and allows the client to communicate their concerns and issues in an unrushed manner so there is a true meeting of the minds which leads to superior service and results.

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