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If you need legal help, give me a call and we can sit down and see if we can come up with a plan that helps you. Lawyers are not as scary as you think they are. We don't judge our clients, we try to come up with solutions. When you are at your worst, we are at our best.


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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 40%
    18 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 40%
    18 years
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    18 years



Hourly ($200/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

18 total 

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  • Rebecca Suzanne Tooman

    I highly recommend Chris McAvoy and have referred many clients to him for his bankruptcy expertise including family law matters. Chris has always gone above and beyond to take care of his clients and obtain successful results.


    Rebecca Tooman Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Virginia J. Southgate

    A dynamic lawyer who practices bankruptcy as part of a full service family practice, Christopher McAvoy is committed to educating himself and educating his clients on debt relief strategies. Check his website for a free bankruptcy eBook.


    Virginia Southgate Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info


MIActive And In Good Standing199711/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dean's ListMichigan State University College of Law1995
Dean's ListMichigan State University College of Law1994
Michigan Competitive ScholarshipMichigan Department of Education1991
Michigan Competitive ScholarshipMichigan Department of Education1990
Michigan Competitive ScholarshipMichigan Department of Education1989
Michigan Competitive ScholarshipMichigan Department of Education1988
Michigan Competitve ScholarshipMichigan Department of Education1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe McAvoy Law Firm2006 - Present
AttorneyStroia & Associates, P.C.2000 - 2006
AttorneyLegal Aid and Defender of Detroit1998 - 2000
AttorneyWCNLS1996 - 1998
Teacher's Assistant (TA)University of Michigan Business School1992 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Consumer Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2006 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2005 - Present
Downriver Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Michigan Probate SectionMember2003 - Present
Michigan Family Law SectionMember2003 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of MichiganAdmitted to Practice1997 - Present
Michigan Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People of the State of Michigan vs DeShanoNot Guilty - Unanimous Jury Verdict
Brochue vs CitifinancialJudgment for Plaintiff
Tice vs First Catholic Federal Credit UnionJudgment for Plaintiff
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of MichiganEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Detroit Catholic CentralN/AN/A1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Wealth Management and the Estate Plan.Estate planning and business sucession.2007