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Brian Joel Small

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Bingham Farms, MI

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1992
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Brian

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Eliminate Debt through Chapter 7,11,13 or Debt Settlement. We have been in business for over 38 years. We have the experience to help you get out of debt.

    32 years, 10,000 cases

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    Restructure and Reorganize your debt. Eliminate the debt. Keep your home and keep your assets. Force your creditors to accept what you can afford.

    32 years, 10,000 cases

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    Eliminate your debt, keep the assets that you own. Protect your family and your future

    32 years, 10,000 cases

  4. Debt settlement
    Settle your debts for pennies on the dollar. We aggressively settle your debts. We include representation if you get sued.

    32 years, 10,000 cases

  5. Estate planning
    Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Medical Powers of Attorney. We can protect your family.

    32 years, 5,000 cases

  6. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    Save your business, keep creditors off your back. Reorganize with the small business chapter 11.

    32 years, 10 cases

Brian J. Small is a shareholder of the Firm and manages the Firm’s Bankruptcy Department, Consumer Financial Crisis Management Department, as well as the Estate Planning Department. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.A., 1989) and University of Richmond School of Law where he earned a Law degree in 1992. Brian practices in the areas of Bankruptcy law, debt resolution, and debtor work-out arrangements for consumers and businesses as well as Estate Planning for Wills and Trusts.

Brian has been a frequent speaker at local and national seminars on Bankruptcy and Financial Crisis Management over the past several years. He is a Co-Host of the Law and Reality TV & Radio Show. The show airs on TV50 in Metro Detroit at 8:00 AM on Sunday. He is also the Co-Host of Law and Reality Live which airs as a radio show Tuesdays at 10:00 am on WPZR FM and 7:00 am on Sunday on Kiss FM

Brian is the current Vice President of the Consumer Bankruptcy Association and is a recurring member of the planning committee with regard to planning the annual Steven Rhodes Annual Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, sponsored jointly by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Consumer Bankruptcy Association. Mr. Small is an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees, and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, as well as the Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He has recently co-authored an attorney practice manual for Bankruptcy for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education.




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Thav Gross PC
30150 Telegraph Road
Suite 444
Bingham Farms, MI, 48025
Thav Gross PC
1000 Beach St
Flint, MI, 48502
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Posted by Michael | January 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Found The Right Solution For Us
Brian was amazing! He helped us through a very difficult situation and was there to answer all our questions along the way. He found a solution that was specific to our situation, implemented it and resolved our debt. Now we are debt free thanks to Brian. His knowledge of the Bankruptcy Laws and options for debt relief were far superior to other attornies that we spoke with. I highly recommend giving Brian a call for the right solution if you are experiencing financial difficulties and are not sure what to do. Thanks Brian!
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2014
Highly Recommended - Resolving Financial Issues
As a regular bankruptcy practitioner who frequently works with Brian from the opposing side, I can honestly say that his clients have a significant advantage in resolving their financial issues both in and out of bankruptcy. His level of skill and professionalism is far superior to the majority of his colleagues. Brian is who I regularly recommend to friends and family.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Thav Gross PC
  • 1996 - Present


  • University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989


  • National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Association of Detroit
  • Vice President
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Michigan)
  • 2015
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Michigan)
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • American Bankruptcy Institute- Steven Rhodes Veterans Day Conference
  • Tenancy by Entirety in Michigan in Bankruptcy
  • 2019
  • Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference 2014
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Mortgage Issues
  • 2014
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Institute
  • Bankruptcy Alternatives
  • 2012
  • ICLE Bankruptcy Boot Camp
  • Bankruptcy Boot Camp
  • 2011
  • ICLE Bankruptcy Boot Camp
  • The Basics of Chapter 13
  • 2010
  • National Association of Chapter 13 Trustee's- Annual Conference
  • Mortgage issues in Chapter 13
  • 2008
  • Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Conference
  • Issues facing Chapter 13 practitioner
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Brian is knowledgeable, articulate, and a pleasure to work with. He brings integrity and intelligence to his work and I believe his overall presence has a positive impact on his clients. Not only is he versatile, but he also approaches every case with the utmost care and explores every option meticulously. He is a true professional at what he does."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is a premier Consumer and Business Bankruptcy attorney. He looks to solutions outside of bankruptcy when possible and looks to find the optimal solution for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the privilege to work with and for Brian over the past ten plus years. He is highly knowledgeable and skilled in the field of consumer insolvency. I highly recommend Brian."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Brian is an extremely knowledgeable lawyer in the bankruptcy and financial matters arena. He is a leader in the field. He is ethical and honest."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Brian on countless matters over 12 years. He is a zealous advocate for his client while also being reasonable to work with as opposing counsel. He is responsive and always on top of his files. Based on his proven track record, he is a respected member of the bankruptcy legal community and is asked or elected to serve on boards and committees due to his expert knowledge. I would and have, without hesitation or reservation, recommended him to people seeking bankruptcy representation."
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Bingham Farms Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Brian Joel Small
Brian Joel Small
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Bingham Farms, MI
Licensed for 31 years
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