Yes. Yes you do, is what anyone who has gone through a bankruptcy with an experienced attorney will tell you. However, the short answer is no. An attorney is not necessary to file a bankruptcy. Although the success rate of bankruptcy cases filed without an attorney is low. A bankruptcy touches every aspect of your financial life. You need to have an experienced team on your side who has been helping clients in Westmoreland, Cambria, Indiana, and Allegheny Counties since 1985.