Michigan Bankruptcy Attorney Walter Metzen

Board Certified Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist

Detroit Board Certified  Bankruptcy Lawyer Walter Metzen

Utilizing my over 14 years of experience handling personal bankruptcy cases, I dedicate myself to my clients. I strive to answer questions and address concerns you may have regarding your bankruptcy situation as soon as possible, in order to gain your full trust and understanding of the debt relief process. During a free consultation at my office, we can discuss how bankruptcy may be effective in alleviating some of the stress caused by financial problems.

Walter A. Metzen, Michigan Bankruptcy Attorney

Board Certified Bankruptcy Specialist

                  American Board of Certification

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Professional background

For over 10 years, Walter A. Metzen has represented thousands of consumers needing a fresh financial start. The Attorneys at Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyers PLLC pride ourselves in giving personal attention to our clients. Our law firm primarily represents individuals and small businesses, not large corporations. The firm believes that bankruptcy is an honest solution and offers a free initial consultation. Walter received his law degree in 1991 from the University of Detroit and his undergraduate B.S. degree in 1987 from Michigan State University. He is licensed to practice in the State of Michigan and and before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, as well as the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western District of Michigan. Attorney Metzen is a member of the Michigan Bar, the American Bar Association, the Consumer Bankruptcy Association, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Inc., the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Debtor's Bar Association of Detroit Michigan.

My practice is focused on handling only Consumer bankruptcy cases, rendering me an exceptional resource and ally in these matters. As a Board Certified Specialist in consumer bankruptcy from the American Board of Certification, I have attained a level of expertise in Bankruptcy law that only a handful of Michigan attorneys possess. This expertise always results in savings that vastly outweigh the amount of money spent on legal fees and filings in a bankruptcy case.

Educational Achievements:

  • High School Diploma, Milford High School, Milford MI., June 1981
  • Bachelor of Science, Criminalistics and Forensic Science, Michigan State University, June 1987
  • Juris Doctor, University of Detroit School of Law, 3.7 GPA, Class Rank: 1st in Class, December1991

Educational Awards:

  • Michigan Higher Education Award for Academic Excellence.
  • Michigan Jurisprudence Award (Book awards-Torts, Civil Procedure, Insurance Law).
  • Dean's List all terms of attendance in Law School.
  • Dean's Scholarship for Academic Excellence, University of Detroit School of Law.

Professional Memberships and Associations:

  • State of Michigan Bar Association.
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Federal Bar
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Association
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Continuing Legal Education:

  • ABI Fourth Annual Central States Bankruptcy Workshop, Traverse City MI., June 1997-12 Hrs.
  • Bankruptcy Practice 1998 Seminar, PESI Inc., Novi MI, May 1998-7 Hrs.
  • ABI 5th Annual Central States Bankruptcy Workshop, Traverse City, MI- June 1998-12 Hrs.
  • New Local Bankruptcy Rules Seminar, Oakland County Bar Association, Birmingham MI, September, 1998-3.5 Hrs.
  • Bankruptcy Practice 1999 Seminar, PESI Inc., Novi MI, April 1999-7 Hrs.
  • ABI 6th Annual Central States Bankruptcy Workshop, Traverse City, MI- June 1999-12 Hrs.
  • Chapter 13 Seminar, Consumer Bankruptcy Association and Office of the Chapter 13 Standing Trustee-Detroit, Troy MI- September 1999-7 Hrs.
  • ABI Central States Bankruptcy Workshop, Traverse City, MI-June 2000-8.75 Hrs.
  • National Business Institute Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Issues in Michigan, Southfield, MI.-October, 2000-7 Hrs.
  • National Business Institute Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Issues in Michigan, Southfield, MI.-October, 2001-7 Hrs.
  • Local Bankruptcy Seminar, Consumer Bankruptcy Association 2002 Seminar, Troy MI- March 2002-5.7 Hrs.
  • NACBA-National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Tenth Annual Convention/Seminar, April 26-28, 2002, Las Vegas NV.-11 CLE Hrs.
  • ABI 2002 Central States Bankruptcy Workshop, Traverse City, MI-June 2002-8.75 Hrs
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association-CBA, Michigan Public Act 123, November 13,2002-2 Hrs.
  • LAW 314 SEC. 75-Winter Semester January 2003 to May 2003: Course Title DEBTOR-CREDITOR (Creditors Rights and Debtors Remedies, Instructor Timothy Fusco, 3 Semester Credit Hours, University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law (evening section). 45 Hours. total.
  • FAMILY LAW ISSUES IN CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY SEMINAR: April 23, 2003. 1.5 hours.
  • ABI 2003 Central States 10th Bankruptcy Workshop, Traverse City, MI-June 2003-8.25 CLE Hrs
  • Oakland Mediation Centers CONFLICT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP, Jan. Feb. 2004. 8 Hrs. (Non CLE)
  • Bankruptcy Mortgage Financing/Refinance Out of Chapter 13-Vision Mortgage Workshop, 4-30-04m 2 Hrs
  • ABI 2004 Central States 10th Bankruptcy Workshop, Traverse City, MI-June 2004-8.25 CLE Hrs
  • Consumer Bar Association: Ultimate Introductory Bankruptcy Seminar, June 11, 2004-4.25 Hrs
  • Raising The Bar On USBC Professionalism. Oakland Mediation Center, July 30th, 2004-4 Hrs
  • New Bankruptcy Code Seminar, Cobo Center Detroit, MI June 3, 2005, 1:00pm to 4:00pm -4 Hrs
  • ABI American Bankruptcy Institute 2005 Central States 12th Annual Bankruptcy Workshop, Traverse City, MI-June 16-19th 2004-8.5 CLE Credit Hrs.
  • Understanding the Radical Bankruptcy Code Changes: Consumer Bankruptcy Under the New Code: Commercial Law League of America and its Bankruptcy Section Fund (Telephonically recorded), June 23, 2005-2 Hrs
  • Understanding the New Bankruptcy Reform Act: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know-ICLE (Institute for Continuing Legal Education), MSU Management Education Center, Troy MI, July 26th, 2005-5.25 Hrs
  • Best Case Bankruptcy Reform Update-Chicago Marriott, Chicago IL, July 28th, 2005, 1 Hr
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), Fighting Back: Helping Debtors Survive the New Bankruptcy Law, A Bankruptcy Practice Workshop, July 29th 30th, 2005, Chicago Marriott Hotel Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago IL.-13.5 Hrs
  • New Code Consumer Bankruptcy Association Meeting: Are you a Debt Relief Agency? Chief Judge Steven W. Rhodes, August 25th, 2005, 215 S. Washington, Royal Oak MI 48067. 1.5 Hrs
  • New Code Consumer Bankruptcy Association Meeting: NACTT National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees Video Presentation: BAPCPA, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act, September 20th, 2005, 215 S. Washington, Royal Oak MI 48067. 1.5 Hrs
  • New Code Consumer Bankruptcy Association Meeting: Group Presentations: Domestic Support Obligations Group, Automatic Stay Group, Chapter 13 Issues/Plan Modifications/Model Plan Group: Adequate Protection Group, Local Rules/Case Law Monitoring: BAPCPA, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act, September 27th, 2005, 215 S. Washington, Royal Oak MI 48067. 2.5 Hrs
  • New Code Consumer Bankruptcy Association Meeting: Group Presentations: Valuations and Exemptions Group, Credit Counseling, Documentation and Reporting Group, Pre-Petition Credit Counseling Group: Discharge and Dismissal Group, Reaffirmation Issues Group: Co-Presenter Means Test Group: BAPCPA, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act, October 11th, 2005, 215 S. Washington, Royal Oak MI 48067. 3.0 Hrs

 

Compassion, empathy, and understanding.

I understand the fear, shame, anger, and anxiety associated with going through a financial crisis. Bill collectors call and send letters to create those feelings in hopes that you will pay them. Sometimes, however, you simply cannot pay them back due to a divorce, injury, illness, or job loss. I treat my clients with the respect and dignity they deserve and help them to find a course of action that will stop the harassment and abuse of creditors who seek to tear them down.

Together, we can devise a plan that will get you out of debt and give you a fresh new start. Whether it be bankruptcy or an alternative, I help my clients find the light at the end of the tunnel. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact me, Detroit debt relief attorney Walter Metzen.

We are a Debt Relief Agency helping people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code. Let us help you decide if bankruptcy is right for you.

Bankruptcy attorney Walter Metzen represents clients throughout Southeast Michigan, including the communities of Detroit, Southfield, Warren, Roseville, Farmington Hills, Ann Arbor, Belleville, Canton, Clinton Township, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Holland, Howell, Lincoln Park, Livonia, Macomb, Northville, Plymouth, Port Huron, Redford, Rochester, Saginaw, Southfield, Sterling Heights, Taylor, Trenton, Troy, Westland, Wyandotte, Ypsilanti, Mount Clemens, Howell, Oakland County, Macomb County, Wayne County, Washtenaw County, Livingston County, and all of the surrounding areas.