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Michael L Detzky

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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 a Truustee and member of the Monmouth Bar Association. He  was previously 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


  1. Bankruptcy: 40%
    38 years
  2. Immigration: 30%
    38 years
  3. General Practice: 10%
    38 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 10%
  5. Military Law: 10%
    33 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Matthew James Morrison

    As a former Navy officer, you would be hard pressed to find a more dedicated and hard working person to advocate for you. The depth and breadth of his knowledge is impressive. His forum contributions demonstrate an excellent mastery of his subject area.


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  • Alexander Joseph Segal

    Michael is a lawyer who, in short, deserves the enforcement. His answers on AVVO show experience, knowledge and understanding of the situations in which people could find themselves - the features most valued in a good attorney.


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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 198407/10/2016
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
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
New Jersey State Bar Association, Immigration Law SectionMemberN/A
New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMemberN/A
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMemberN/A
American Immigration Lawyer's AssociationMemberN/A
Monmouth County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
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
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, State University of New Jersey School of Law - NewarkLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Rutgers, The State University of New JerseyPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
An Essential Guide to Successfully Lancing Your Own PracticeHanging Out Your Shingle2016
2016 Bankruptcy Law Summer InstituteBankruptcy2016
2016 Bankruptcy Law Summer InstituteBankruptcy2016
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