If you need help with financial problems, we're only a phone call away.Chapter 13 is a payment plan bankruptcy, or "reorganization" bankruptcy.Chapter 7 is "straight bankruptcy" or liquidation bankruptcy.Sometimes bankruptcy isn't your best option. Debt settlement with creditors can be a good choice.
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1993||02/11/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Associate Probate Judge||Dorchester County Probate Court||2011 - Present|
|Owner||DeMott Law Firm, P.A.||2010 - Present|
|Attorney/Owner||Wyckoff & DeMott, P.C.||2005 - 2010|
|Attorney/Owner||Allegan Law Offices, PLLC||1995 - 1997|
|Attorney/Owner||Russell A. DeMott, PC||1993 - 2005|
|Judicial Law Clerk for Hon. Harry A. Beach||Allegan County, Michigan||1993 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Federal District Court, District of South Carolina||N/A||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of South Carolina||Member||2005 - Present|
|Federal District Court, Western District of Michigan||Member||1994 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||1993 - Present|
|In re Patel, 431 B.R. 682 (Bankr. D.S.C. 2010)||Court upheld exemption in insurance.|
|Kalamazoo Oil v. Boerman, 242 Mich App. 74 (2000)||Court ruled that defaulted defendant could not litigate comparative negligence.|
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|Summerville Journal Scene||Debt and Divorce (Part Two)||2010|
|Bankruptcy Law Network||Show Mom You Love Her By NOT Paying Her Back (Part One)||2009|
|Atlanta Bankruptcy Blog||Has "Financial Repression" Stopped You From Filing Bankruptcy?||2009|
|Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer||What Should I Wear to My Bankruptcy Hearing?||2009|
|Summerville Journal Scene||Debt and Divorce (Part One)||2009|
|University of South Carolina School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Bob Jones University||History||B.A.||1989|
|Annual Seminar||Bankruptcy Exemption Planning||2016|
|SC Bar Bankruptcy CLE, November, 2015||Shelter from the Storm: Chapter 7 Problems, Solutions, and Strategies||2015|
|Probate Bench/Bar, Sept. 2015||"Ill Will" (Bad Will Drafting)||2015|
|BANKLA Annual Seminar||Social Security in Chapter 13||2015|
|SC Bar Convention, 2014||The Senior Debtor: Debt and Bankruptcy Issues for the Elder Law Practitioner||2014|
|Probate CLE--May, 2014||Creditor's Claims in Probate||2014|
|BANKLA Annual Seminar||Ethics in Bankruptcy Practice||2013|
|SC Bar Bankruptcy Seminar, 2011||Fraudulent Transfers and Bare Legal Title||2011|
|BANKLA Annual Conference||Chapter 13 issues||2011|
Posted by Kim Jones
Russ and his entire staff are superb! Not only did he help me during the filing of my case, but he was also available to assist me after my case had been discharged. My case was very complex and I often found myself becoming very frustrated with the entire process. However, no matter how many emails I would send or calls I would make to Russ and his staff not once was I made to feel like a bother or a nuisance. Instead, I would be advised to remain calm and that everything would work out. Fortunately, it did and I cannot thank Russ enough! I won't say filing bankruptcy was a easy decision to make, but Russ definitely made the entire process feel realistic and not once did I ever feel alone or unaware; I was totally prepared for everything. Thank you...thank you...thank you!!!
Posted by anonymous
Compassionate is not a word commonly used to describe an attorney, but Russ’ responsive approach has proven to me that he is genuinely a gracious person who sincerely cares about his clients and their wellbeing. He is an astute lawyer, knowledgeable beyond imagination with a brilliant intellect in his field. He and his associate Kristina have been, and continue to be, my family’s strongest advocates in a system that has held no one accountable while leaving others terrified.
I feel a special connection with Russ. He has been a pillar of strength. Giving me hope, advice (not always what I want to hear, but trust completely) and encouragement as well as his time. Russ has NEVER been too busy to respond.
If you have an attorney, you have a problem…problems create stress. Everybody’s emotional needs are fulfilled through different stimuli. Russ and Kristina provide me what I need…a “verbal” as well as “written” connection which provides me a temporary peace. They engage with me about my case rather than dismissing it as insignificant. They treat me with the greatest respect as well as kindness. I am not an easy client. I am an anxious person, particularly during this time. Russ and Kristina approach my situation with an acuity that may not fit another, but this is their art and why they are so skilled in their profession.
I have such great faith in Russ and his judgment and feel so fortunate that I have been able to work with him as well as Kristina and the entire firm.
Barbie Lieber, Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
With pleasure, I endorse this lawyer. I can see from Russell DeMott's answers to questions posted on Avvo and client reviews, Russell is an extremely knowledgeable, responsive, genuine and compassionate bankruptcy attorney, four qualities that are critical when choosing a bankruptcy attorney. He would be a wonderful lawyer to choose for a bankruptcy filing.