Las Vegas Bankruptcy Lawyer
While at law school, Peter was an active member of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association and was a law clerk for the Honorable Robert C. Coates, San Diego Superior Court Judge, for the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, and for Goldsmith & Guymon, P.C. During his first year of law school Peter received an Academic Achievement award for obtaining the highest grade in his Property class and was on the Dean’s Honor List for fall 2008, spring 2009, and fall 2009.
After obtaining his J.D. Peter has been with Goldsmith & Guymon, P.C. practicing in estate planning, guardianship, probate/trust administration and litigation, bankruptcy and family law. Peter is an active member of the Clark County Bar Association, Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Asian Chamber of Commerce, Southern Nevada Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys and Probate and Trust Section of the Nevada State Bar. He has volunteered with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada in their ask-a-lawyer program and taken on pro bono cases in guardianship, bankruptcy, the children’s attorney project and has been in their pro bono project 50 hours club for the three past consecutive years. Peter’s extracurricular interests include running marathons, surfing and cross-country and alpine skiing.
How do I choose a lawyer?
Consider the following:
- Comfort Level
- - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?
Want to check lawyer discipline?
It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:
- Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
- Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
- Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.