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: 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.

ABI
Official Twitter feed for the American Bankruptcy Institute, http://www.abi.org.

Bankruptcy Law News
Bankruptcy law updates from http://www.jdsupra.com.

Bankruptcy Law360
Official Twitter feed for Law360 news coverage on corporate and municipal bankruptcies: http://www.law360.com/bankruptcy.

Bob Eisenbach
Advocate, advisor, litigator and restructuring attorney at Cooley LLP in San Francisco. Blogs at http://bankruptcy.cooley.com.

Cathy Moran
Certified bankruptcy specialist and educator. Blogs at http://www.bankruptcyinbrief.com.

Cynthia Podis
Bankruptcy attorney in Nashville, Tennessee. Blogs at http://bankruptcynashville.com/blog.

Georgette Miller Law
Official Twitter feed for Georgette Miller and Associates, P.C., which operates out of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Blogs at http://georgettemillerlaw.com/blog.

James H. Wilson, Jr.
Bankruptcy, family law and estate planning attorney in Glen Allen, Virginia. Blogs at http://www.bankruptcydivorceblawg.com.

Jason M. Krumbein
Consumer lawyer who protects consumers against debt collection and credit reporting agencies in Richmond, Virginia.

J. Thomas Black
Bankruptcy attorney in Houston, Texas.

Katy Stech
Bankruptcy reporter for the Wall Street Journal. See her work at http://topics.wsj.com/person/S/katy-stech/7051.

KC Bankruptcy
Twitter feed for Kansas City, Missouri, bankruptcy attorney Rachel Lynn Foley. Blogs at http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com.

Leinart Law
Official Twitter feed for Leinart Law Firm in Texas. Publishes bankruptcy guides at http://www.leinartlaw.com/bankruptcy-guides.

Matt Berkus
Bankruptcy and student loan resolution attorney in Denver, Colorado. Blogs at http://www.mattberkus.com/blog.

Matt Conrad
Bankruptcy attorney at Conrad Legal LLC in Indianapolis. Blogs at http://www.indybankruptcyhelp.com/blog.

Neil Ackerman
Bankruptcy attorney in Long Island, New York.

Norma Duenas
Bankruptcy attorney in Southern California. Blogs at http://www.socaladvocates.com.

Orlando Bankruptcy
Official Twitter feed for Orlando business bankruptcy attorney Justin Luna.

Pat Fitzgerald
Bureau chief for bankruptcy at the Wall Street Journal and Daily Bankruptcy Review.

Peter Mullison
Bankruptcy attorney at Colorado Bankruptcy Law Group LLC in Denver. Blogs at http://coloradobankruptcyguide.com/colorado-bankruptcy-blog.

Randall G. Reese
President & Founder of https://www.chapter11dockets.com.

Richard Grant
Chapter 11 bankruptcy attorney in Dallas, Texas. Blogs at http://chapter11dallas.com.

Robert Peters
Attorney specializing in bankruptcy, foreclosure and divorce in Jacksonville, Florida. Blogs at http://www.restartyourlifejax.com/blog.

Shawn N. Wright
Lawyer specializing in bankruptcy, IRS tax debt and Social Security Disability law in Pittsburgh. Blogs at http://shawnwrightlaw.com/blog.

The Sader Law Firm
Twitter feed for Neil Sader, a bankruptcy attorney in Kansas City, Missouri. Blogs at http://www.saderlawfirm.com/blog.

WSJ Bankruptcy
Feed for the Wall Street Journal's Bankruptcy Beat.

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