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Michael L Detzky

Michael L Detzky

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Immigration, Military Law, Criminal Defense, General Practice

About Me

Michael L. Detzky has been representing individuals and business in bankruptcy for over thirty years. He served as a member of the private panel of Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey in Trenton for over 15 years and lectures extensively on bankruptcy issues for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing legal education and the U.S. Navy. He has recently authored a chapter in the Aspatore Books, Inside  the Minds series on Trends in Consumer Bankruptcy Filings.


Mr. Detzky brings a unique element to bankruptcy law practice. As a highly respected member of the New Jersey Bankruptcy Bar, he will enable clients with both New Jersey and New York connections to seamlessly accomplish their legal objectives in New Jersey - New York multistate situations.

Mr. Detzky is a member and former trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is presently the Chair of the Immigration & Naturalization Section and a Past-Chair of the Military Law & Veteran's Affairs Committee. He is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.  Additionally, he is attained the highest rating, AV, from Martindale-Hubbell bestowed only on those attorneys who have earned an exemplary reputation in the legal  community.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 40%
    37 years
  2. Immigration: 30%
    37 years
  3. General Practice: 10%
    37 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 10%
  5. Military Law: 10%
    32 years



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

18 total 

  • Warren Brumel

    I endorse this lawyer. Professional, experienced bankruptcy attorney.


    Warren Brumel Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • William W Housley

    I endorse this lawyer. Tough, talented and thorough litigator.


    William Housley DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Detzky & Hunter, LLC

45 Court Street
Freehold, NJ, 07728-1709

Detzky & Hunter, LLC

33 North Bridge Street
Somerville, NJ, 08876-2110




NYCurrently registered 198403/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super Lawyers for Consumer BankruptcyThomson Reuters2014
Super Lawyer-Consumer BankruptcySuper Lawyers- A Thomson Reuters Business2013
Outstanding Service to the BarNew Jersey State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division1983
AV ratedMartindaleN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerDetzky Hunter & DeFillippo, LLC2014 - Present
Managing PartnerDetzky & Hunter, LLC2006 - 2014
Solo practitionerLaw offices of Michael L. Detzky1983 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Immigration Law Section-New Jersey State Bar AssociationPast Chair2010 - 2011
New Jersey State Bar Association, Military Law and Veteran's Affairs CommitteeChairman2003 - 2004
New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionTrustee1984 - 1985
New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionChairman1983 - 1984
New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMemberN/A
New Jersey State Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionMemberN/A
Monmouth County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Immigration Lawyer's AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMemberN/A
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
In re YoumansSummary Judgment in favor of the debtor

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Publication NameTitleDate
Aspatore Book publicationTrends in Consumer Bankruptcy Filings2010


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark (S.I. Newhouse Center for Law & Justice)LawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Rutgers CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1975

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Young Lawyers SymposiumLaw Practice Management2014
New Jersey Law CenterBankruptcy Basics2014
Hanging Out Your ShingleLegal Ethics2014
SAPR-L Training for Khaki LeadershipSexual Assault Prevention and Response2012
Television show on Real EstateMichael Detzky Esq. Discusses Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Issues2011
2011 Hot Topics in Real EstateBankruptcy and Mortgage Foreclosure2011
New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal EducationUntil Debt Due Us Part: Considerations for Family Law and Bankruptcy Practitioners2010