I’m Antelope Valley bankruptcy attorney Hale Antico. Some call me Attorney Antico. I’m blessed to have been honored by the residents of the Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita for outstanding service. We haven’t campaigned to be named “best bankruptcy lawyer.” I just try to do the best I can for my clients, informing them about risks, options, and providing advice. We really do strive to make a very difficult situation for our neighbors as easy as we can. This has resulted in a few honors that make us feel humbled and, well, honored.
In 2005, Antelope Valley bankruptcy attorney Hale Antico won his first Best Bankruptcy Attorney award. The readers of Santa Clarita Valley Living Magazine voted us this honor. It really caught me off-guard, since I didn’t even know there was a vote going on. I didn’t advertise with them. So, when I was contacted by the magazine’s representative telling me I won an award, I was sure he was selling something. It turns out he was being truthful. There were no “catches.” It’s not really an honor if you can just buy it. Respect, awards, they should be earned, not bought.
After 2005, the late 2000s were a challenging time. As the economy got worse, we got busier. The silver lining is that we got to help more people. A firefighter doesn’t hope for fires. But if there’s going to be a big one, he wants to be the one called into action. Similarly, when the Great Recession hit, I felt humbled so many people trusted me and my law firm to help get a fresh start. Before the decade was over, readers voted for me as Best Bankruptcy Attorney two more times.
In 2017, the largest newspaper in Santa Clarita informed me that we were voted Best Bankruptcy Attorney again. This made our fourth award, and continued to humble me. Some businesses push for these things with email lists and such. It’s prestigious to say you’re best at something and appreciated by the community. I have never sent an email asking for votes or campaigning for an award. They just happen. And it surprises me every time.
It turns out, selling awards is lucrative for some in print. Without naming names, I’ve been contacted from a publication I don’t advertise in asking if I won Best Bankruptcy Lawyer if I’d buy an ad thanking my voters. I said it seemed appropriate, if I truly did win an actual vote. So he tells me that I just won Best Debt Counselor or some such thing. Doesn’t he have a Best Bankruptcy Lawyer award? It turns out he does, and he gives it every year to an advertiser in his magazine. So it turns out he’s just creating a new category out of thin air that I’d “win” if I pay a few hundred bucks to advertise. Some places do that, I guess. No thanks!
Let’s end this on an upbeat note. The AV Press, largest newspaper in the Antelope Valley, recently opened voting for their annual “Best of.” I was contacted by a representative from the newspaper informing me I was nominated for best attorney in the Antelope Valley. Best bankruptcy lawyer, you mean. No, best lawyer in the Antelope Valley, period. Oh come on now. There are tons of great attorneys in the AV, including the mayor of Lancaster. They don’t divide us all up the the AV Press, so lawyers of all specialties compete with bankruptcy attorneys. It turns out I didn’t win that one. But heck, I’m honored just to be considered one of the best among such great colleagues, both in the Antelope Valley and in the bankruptcy community.
Hale Antico just may be the best Antelope Valley bankruptcy lawyer. There are great Hale Antico reviews and testimonials. We’re not a one-price-fits-all lawyer mill. We spend more than 10 minutes with you at the consultation. The same lawyer you first met is with you when you testify. We’ve been named Best Bankruptcy Attorney 4 times. Given that others have been pleased with our services, I’d be honored if you think I may be the best bankruptcy lawyer for you.