Portage, Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyers

Jeremy B. Shephard
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Kalamazoo, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer with 10 years experience
(269) 743-1131 5955 W Main St
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I file bankruptcies for individuals under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 of Bankruptcy Code. I have filed hundreds of cases with positive results. Additionally, I've taken the time get board certified in this specialty so members of the public can rest assured that I understand what I'm doing.
David C. Andersen
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Kalamazoo, MI Bankruptcy Attorney with 39 years experience
(269) 743-1131 5955 West Main St
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Wayne State University Law School and Grand Valley State University
I have been practicing law since 1979 in the State and Federal Courts. My firm specializes in bankruptcy and is actively involved in the bankruptcy practice in West Michigan. I am a Board Certified Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification. I am actively involved in many local bar organizations that focus on bankruptcy practice, speak at many conferences, and I’ve helped thousands of people through the bankruptcy process.
Shawn James Coppins
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Kalamazoo, MI Bankruptcy Attorney with 17 years experience
(269) 201-5035 251 N. Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Bankruptcy, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Wake Forest University School of Law
Shawn Coppins is an aggressive litigation attorney and is one of the firm’s founding partners. Mr. Coppins was born and raised in the Metro-Detroit area. Prior to establishing Coppins Law Group, he was a litigation attorney at one of Michigan‘s largest law firms. Mr. Coppins also worked as a litigation attorney with one of Michigan's most well renowned Civil Rights Firms. Since his admission to the State Bar of Michigan, Shawn Coppins has represented clients in both State and Federal Court. Although many seem quick to criticize trial attorneys, their criticism ends when they find themselves...
Jeffrey Mapes
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Kalamazoo, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer with 11 years experience
(269) 903-8168 5955 W Main St
Suite 30
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Michigan State University
Jeffrey’s experience and expertise in consumer bankruptcy – specifically chapters 7 and 13 – makes all the difference. “Our firm has shown time and time again that our dedication to the client does not end when their case does. Our job isn’t done until we have done everything possible to help clients lead a financially successful life,” he explains. “I love seeing my clients, but I know I am most successful if I never need to see them again. If my clients exit bankruptcy with a better understanding of their finances, what mistakes they made, and how they can avoid...
Robert J. Pleznac
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Kalamazoo, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer
(269) 381-3771 622 W Lovell St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Bankruptcy, Collections and Real Estate
Wesley Todd
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Kalamazoo, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer with 8 years experience
(269) 965-7000 6146 W. Main, Suite D
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Bankruptcy, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Wesley Todd is an attorney of the firm Vandervoort Christ and Fisher. He was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan and graduated from Albion College in 2006 with a major in political science. While at Albion, he was an active member of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, national service fraternity, Habitat for Humanity and the Varsity Tennis Team. Wesley was awarded a Merit Scholarship to attend Michigan State University College of Law and earned his Juris Doctorate cum laude in 2010. While at Michigan State University, Wesley also worked as a Law Clerk in Kalamazoo, Michigan. During this time, he...
Allison Greenlee Korr
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Kalamazoo, MI Bankruptcy Attorney
(269) 381-4471 121 West Cedar Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Bankruptcy and Family
James Dimitriou
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Plainwell, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer with 30 years experience
(269) 409-1799 124 E Bridge St
Plainwell, MI 49080
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Collections, Criminal and Foreclosure Defense
Wayne State University
James Dimitriou attended Michigan State University graduating in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Social Science. Following his undergraduate work Mr. Dimitriou continued to receive his Juris Doctorate degree from Wayne State University and was quickly admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1988. Mr. Dimitriou is currently admitted to practice in all local jurisdictions as well as the United States District Court, Eastern District (1988), Western District (1992) and the US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (2004). Before beginning his own practice, Mr. Dimitriou practiced as a city attorney in the Detroit area, as well...
Kalamazoo, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer
(269) 342-1116 903 E Cork St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Bankruptcy
Kalamazoo, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer
(269) 344-0700 4341 South Westnedge (The Atriums)
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Bankruptcy
Brett A. Cummings
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Kalamazoo, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer with 7 years experience
(888) 635-3824 491 West South Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Bankruptcy, Environmental and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Brett A. Cummings graduated in the top 10% of his class from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and earned his J.D. while working full-time for a subsidiary of Xerox and attending weekend classes. He was one of the founding members and treasurer of the Grand Rapids Weekend Student Association. Brett earned the Certificate of Merit in Equities and Remedies. He spent one year attending Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin before returning to Michigan and finishing up his B.A. in Business Management with a focus on economics and international relations at Western Michigan University. As part of his education, he...
Kalamazoo, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer
(269) 383-5829 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Bankruptcy, Business, Employment and Energy
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Kalamazoo, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer
(269) 553-1422 136 E Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Bankruptcy and Business
Kalamazoo, MI Bankruptcy Attorney with 13 years experience
(269) 383-5871 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Bankruptcy, Business, Employment and Energy
Catholic University of America
Kalamazoo, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer
(269) 383-5853 277 South Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Bankruptcy, Business, Employment and Energy
Wayne State University Law School
Kalamazoo, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer
(269) 382-2300 251 North Rose Street
Fourth Floor
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Bankruptcy and Business
Kalamazoo, MI Bankruptcy Attorney
(269) 388-2100 405 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Bankruptcy and Collections
Kalamazoo, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer
(269) 388-7600 136 E Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Bankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Kalamazoo, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer
(269) 382-8766 151 S Rose St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Bankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Kalamazoo, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer
(269) 381-9010 480 W Lovell St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Bankruptcy
Kalamazoo, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer
(269) 345-5156 141 E Michigan Ave # 301
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Bankruptcy
Kalamazoo, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer
(269) 323-1003 341 S Pitcher St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Bankruptcy, Immigration and Personal Injury
Kalamazoo, MI Bankruptcy Attorney
(269) 345-5156 141 E Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Bankruptcy and Business
Geoffrey A. Haveman
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Zeeland, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer with 13 years experience
(616) 499-7045 9 East Main Ave.
Zeeland, MI 49464
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
University of Michigan Law School
Geoffrey has been practicing law in western Michigan now — and previously in the Detroit metro area (and beyond) — since 2005. In that time, he has consulted thousands of clients, and took part in many bankruptcy cases (both Chapter 7 and 13) for individuals and small businesses and helped numerous individuals and small businesses with all their legal needs. In addition, Geoff has volunteered at Freedom House Detroit practicing immigration and asylum law, teaches test preparation classes, and tutors students for standardized tests. Geoff grew up on a dairy farm in western Michigan — in his free time he enjoys...
Paul Umlauf
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Battle Creek, MI Bankruptcy Attorney with 5 years experience
(269) 841-5154 168 N 20th Street
Battle Creek, MI 49015
Bankruptcy and Family
Michigan State University
Robert Lutz
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St Joseph, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer with 38 years experience
(269) 983-0658 320 Main St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Craig Jackson
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Holland, MI Bankruptcy Attorney with 6 years experience
(616) 283-6213 729 Lincoln Ave
Holland, MI 49423
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Robert J. Baker Esq.
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Allegan, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer with 22 years experience
(269) 686-9448 225 Hubbard St
Allegan, MI 49010
Bankruptcy, DUI and Products Liability
Buchanan, MI Bankruptcy Attorney
(269) 695-3849 225 E Front St
Buchanan, MI 49107
Bankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
Allegan, MI Bankruptcy Attorney
(269) 686-8330 1244 Lincoln Rd
Allegan, MI 49010
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Allegan, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer
(269) 673-8468 416 Hubbard St
Allegan, MI 49010
Bankruptcy, Criminal and DUI
Wyoming, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer
(616) 724-1890 2757 44th St SW
Wyoming, MI 49519
Bankruptcy and Collections
Wyoming, MI Bankruptcy Attorney
(616) 538-6380 2745 De Hoop Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
Bankruptcy and Business
St Joseph, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer
(269) 983-7321 815 Main St
St Joseph, MI 49085
Bankruptcy, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Albion, MI Bankruptcy Attorney
(517) 629-5576 403 S Superior St
Albion, MI 49224
Bankruptcy, Criminal, Municipal and Real Estate
Benton Harbor, MI Bankruptcy Attorney
(269) 926-6135 1211 E Napier Ave
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Bankruptcy, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Grand Rapids, MI Bankruptcy Attorney
(616) 957-4950 2932 E Paris Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Bankruptcy
Wyoming, MI Bankruptcy Lawyer
(616) 538-6380 2745 De Hoop Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
Bankruptcy and Business
Brent T. Geers
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Grand Rapids, MI Bankruptcy Attorney with 7 years experience
(616) 965-6864 625 Kenmoor Ave SE STE 301
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-2395
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Appeals, Criminal and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Brent Geers specializes in helping people empower those they trust and provide for those they love. Brent has been an attorney since 2012, working with individuals and families to marshal their time, talent, and treasurer for the benefit of their children, family, and community. He is a Grand Rapids Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” honoree, and currently operates his own practice, Geers Law. Brent is married to an educator, who employs his services as a chaperon for various school functions. He is also his daughter’s father – a girl who will become a president, not a princess.
Trent Harris
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Jackson, MI Bankruptcy Attorney with 10 years experience
(517) 240-4236 404 S. Jackson St.
Jackson, MI 49201
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Collections, Estate Planning and Probate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
I'm a bankruptcy, collections, estate planning, and probate lawyer practicing in Jackson, Michigan. Born and raised in Jackson, Michigan, I've been a lawyer since 2008 and have spent most of that time in private practice as a solo practitioner. I also have worked several years working for a bank as in-house counsel handling debt collections and Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy matters.

I help individuals and families plan for and navigate legal issues in some of the most significant financial and legal events in their lives: births, deaths, marriages, divorces, job losses, illnesses, hospitalizations, long-term-care, and other major life...
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Considering Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy law allows debtors, who are unable or partially unable to pay outstanding debts, to rid themselves of these debts and obtain a fresh start. Both federal and state laws can affect a debtor seeking to file for bankruptcy, and an attorney can help you understand how state and federal bankruptcy laws apply to you.

If you are struggling with high debt, receiving calls from creditors or collection agencies, or facing foreclosure, garnishment of wages, or repossession of property, filing for bankruptcy may provide you with solutions.

Bankruptcy lawyers offer legal advice and services during a financial crisis. In total, there are six different types of bankruptcy. For persons seeking debt relief, one option is Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which provides for liquidation of the debtor's non-exempt assets. Another popular option for individuals is Chapter 13, which allows for management and reduction of debt through payment plans. Corporations and partnerships filing for bankruptcy often choose to file under Chapter 11, which provides for supervised reorganization of the business.

Experienced bankruptcy counsel can help you evaluate whether you should pursue a bankruptcy as well as the Chapter under which to file. Bankruptcy lawyers can also help end harassing phone calls from debt collectors and evaluate available legal options when facing a home foreclosure.


Automatic stay: An injunction that automatically stops lawsuits, foreclosures, garnishments, and most collection activity against the debtor the moment a bankruptcy petition is filed.

Unsecured claim: A debt for which credit was extended based solely upon the creditor's assessment of the debtor's future ability to pay, rather than on a special assurance of payment.