More than 1.5 million people file for bankruptcy in the U.S. each year. We don't need to tell you that bankruptcy is bad news. Not only will it destroy your credit rating, but the stress and stigma that go along with it can be debilitating all on their own. Not to mention filing, which involves filling out more than a dozen forms and filing a petition. That's why many people and businesses choose to hire a bankruptcy attorney to help. In some cases, an attorney can even help you avoid bankruptcy altogether.

Why this list? Well, it's based on Twitter data culled according to content, follower/following ratios, frequency of tweets, blog popularity, the opinions of other bankruptcy experts and influencers, as well as our own subjective judgment.

Note that some influential voices are not included, either because they don't have active Twitter accounts, or because they only tweet about bankruptcy sporadically. Here, our goal is to provide the best possible stream of bankruptcy law news and insight.

The American Bankruptcy Institute is the USA's largest association of bankruptcy professionals. Blogs: &

Bankruptcy Law News
JD Supra's news & commentary on the latest legal developments regarding bankruptcy code: chapters 7, 11, & 13; debt and foreclosure.

Bankruptcy Law360
Law360's news coverage on major corporate and municipal bankruptcies:

Cathy Moran
Certified bankruptcy specialist and educator. Blogs: &

Cynthia Podis
Bankruptcy attorney with a Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 consumer bankruptcy practice.

James H. Wilson, Jr.
James is a bankruptcy, family law and estate planning attorney. Blog:

J. Thomas Black
J. Thomas Black specializes in consumer and small business bankruptcy law, tax collection defense and debt negotiation. Blog:

Katy Stech Ferek
Bankruptcy & financial hardship reporter for The Wall Street Journal and WSJ Pro Bankruptcy. Articles on bankruptcy code reforms and more:

KC Bankruptcy
Twitter feed for bankruptcy attorney Rachel Lynn Foley. Inaugural winner of the K. Colleen Nunnelly Award for contributions to the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

Neil Ackerman
An attorney with 35+ years' experience in bankruptcy law, debt restructuring & workouts, and litigation. Member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Pat Fitzgerald
Bureau chief for WSJ Pro Bankruptcy. Writes about corporate bankruptcies and restructurings, with a focus on courtroom deals and deal-making involving hedge funds, private equity firms & other financial institutions.

Peter Mullison
Bankruptcy attorney helping clients clients file Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Blog:

Randall G. Reese
President & founder of Randall has represented debtors in several large and complex Chapter 11 cases, as well as creditors, investors and acquirers.

RLC P.A. Lawyers
A bankruptcy law firm specializing in Chapter 7, 11 & 13 bankruptcy and business law. Blog:

The Sader Law Firm
A law firm with 30+ years' experience in personal and business bankruptcy, including Chapter 7, 11 & 13, and student loan debt relief. Blog:

WSJ Pro Bankruptcy
Twitter account for The Wall Street Journal's bankruptcy feed, which focuses on financial distress and corporate bankruptcy cases.

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