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Andrea D. Cartwright

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Southfield, MI

3.9   11 reviews

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About Andrea

Learn Andrea’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    60%
    If you owe more money than you can afford to repay over time, you may benefit from a Chapter 7 bankruptcy's services. In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the person that owes the money is usually relieved of financial obligations and given a fresh financial start. .

    25 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    30%
    If you owe money but need time to repay it, you may require the services of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy attorney. In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the court appoints a trustee to help you pay back your creditors (sometimes called a financial reorganization) over a three-to-five-year period. A chapter 13 can held you save your home from foreclosure, restructure your outstanding debts and avoid 2nd liens on real properties.

    25 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Debt settlement
    10%
    If you owe a large amount of money on unsecured debts but do not wish to file for bankruptcy or wish to protect your assets, you may require the services of a debt settlement lawyer. Unsecured debts include medical bills, credit cards, personal loans, and collection accounts. For these types of debts, banks will usually accept less than the full amount owed (especially if the original amount has continued to grow with interest, and late charges.

    25 years, 100 cases

Detroit bankruptcy attorney Andrea Cartwright provides representation for various bankruptcy law related cases. Please contact the firm if you would like to discuss the debt relief options availble to you. 

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Licensed for 24 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 1998
Updated 12/26/2022

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

Contact Andrea

Cartwright Law Firm, PLLC
24750 Lahser Rd
Southfield, MI, 48033

Reviews

3.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Jamie | March 20, 2014
Helped in my distress with very little time!
I came to Atty. Cartwright confused & unsure on what to do, she calmed my nerves quickly...little do she know. Atty. Carwright gave me the facts, handle my Chap 13 & put my mind to rest. I appreciate her for handling my case so quickly & w/much knowledge. She is a awesome Attorney, I will recommend her to others.
Posted by Kimberly | February 12, 2014
Satisfied client
I would like to provide an update to my previous review. Ms. Cartwright and her assistant provided me with a fair resolution which I accepted. This is the the type of service I desire from a law firm. I will refer Ms. Cartwright to others who are seeking help in filing for bankruptcy.
Posted by Scott | June 27, 2013
Patient
Mrs. Cartwright and her office team were very helpful, understanding and PANTIENT with me and my case. When ever I had a question, no matter what, I got the correct and honest answer! Her and her staff have that personal touch and understanding you would expect in any situation! Thank you Andrea and staff for helping re-start my Life!
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Posted by Antonio | May 15, 2013
Andrea Cartwright helped me get my life back on track.
Attorney Cartwright was referred to me by a co-worker who she also helped. I was days from foreclosure and although I had a job, my hours were cut back and even with my furlough days I did not have enough time to work a second real. She advised me of my options before helping me file Chapter 7 bankruptcy. It was the best decision possible because I now have bills that I can afford. Andrea and her staff answered all of my calls and questions and helped me with things that I overlook. She even made sure that I was in good shape after the bankruptcy was over. I recommend her to anyone because she took the time to handle my case with care.
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Posted by Timika | May 8, 2013
Great experience
Bankruptcy is scary but Andrea Cartwright eased the fears and got the results I needed!
Posted by Amy | June 11, 2012
Highly recommended
Andrea made a very intimidating experience very manageable. She and the staff were so pleasant. I was always informed of the process and, in the end, I was very happy with the whole experience. She came recommended to me from an acquaintance and I have since recommended her to others. I would also like to add that her fees are very reasonable.
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2012
Managed expectations, fought for us
We needed help. Ms. Cartwright's office led us through really rough time and exceded our expectations of personal property we were allowed to keep. We found Ms. Cartwright and her team warm and personable; while at the same time effective and efficient.
Posted by Regina | July 9, 2011
Pro Bono
Andrea was very diligent in helping me throughout the bankruptcy process. Working with one of her assistants, they kept my case which due to personal events, took longer than usual. Still she stayed with me and helped me to be comprehensive and concise in all steps of the bankruptcy. Contact was contiguous and prompt. All aspects of my filing for bankruptcy were discussed including any possible limitations on my ability to access future credit and certain debts that could not be discharged. Andrea was honest and thorough in all details, even returning $1.00 which I overpaid in filing fees. Months after the filing was completed and Andrea's part was done I received a garnishment from the treasury department for a previous debt which was included in my bankruptcy, but not discharged by the treasury. Andrea was able to look into this matter for me, resolve it and have my garnished funds returned to me. I would recommend Ms. Andrea Cartwright to anyone seeking legal assistance in her area of specialty. But only if you want to be treated very kindly, professionally, promptly and thoroughly.
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DISATTISFIED CLIENT
I HIRED ANDREA CARTWRIGHT IN SEPTEMBER 2014. I HAVE YET TO RECEIVE A SIGN DATE AS OF OCTOBER 2015. I HAVE BEEN TREATED DISRESPECTFULLY CONSTANTLY. EVERYTIME I TURN IN THE DOCUMENTS REQUESTED THERE IS A MINIMUM OF A TWO MONTH WAIT BEFORE KRISTIN SNYDER HER ASSOCIATE WILL CALL AND ASK FOR THE SAME DOCUMENTS. SHE USUALLY WILL SAY SHE HAS NOT GOT THEM. I HAVE HAD TO COMPLETE A TOTAL OF 3 CREDIT COUNSELINGS BECAUSE THEY EXPIRE EVERY 180 DAYS. I HAVE SPENT AN ADDITIONAL $60 FOR THIS IN ADDITION TO THE 2,000 ALREADY PAID. THE FIRM RECENTLY ASKED FOR ANOTHER $85.
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Posted by Kimberly | January 22, 2014
Unhappy client who is not satisfied with results of my case.
I recently filed bankruptcy under Chapter 7 in October of 2013. I was finally told on December 27, 2013 that Kristen misinformed me that I was eligible to file when in fact, I was not eligible. The firm apologized but that doesn't help the fact that they took my money and did nothing to help my situation. Andrea filed my case knowing in advanced it would be denied. I will have to file in October of 2014. I am very disappointed and disgusted with the disservice received from this firm.
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2013
Horrible service. Veyr Disrespectful
I was very disappointed in the treatment and respect received from Ms. Cartwright. She was never available for questions, and I even called her from the parking lot and was told she was not in, and when went into the office, she was there. I eventually found someone more capable, and she refused to return any of my money, which I received no service for. She could really use an attitude adjustment.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

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AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Cartwright Law Firm, P.C.
  • 1999 - Present
  • Associate
  • Morris B. Lefkowitz, Esq
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Law Clerk
  • Morris B. Lefkowitz
  • 1994 - 1998

Education

  • Detroit College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Wolverine Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Laddy Award - Pro-bono Spirit Award
  • Legal Aid and Defender Association
  • 2012
  • Pro bono program
  • United States Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • New Obligations for Practitioners under the BAPCA of 2005
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • 2005
  • Guest Attorney
  • Consumer Bankruptcy - Chapter 7 & 13
  • 2000

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
Endorse Andrea
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Andrea is a fine attorney. She brings an admirable combination of legal knowledge, dedication and practical experience to bear on behalf of her clients. Andrea's clients are well served."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Andrea has in-depth knowledge of all aspects of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy law. She is dedicated to getting the best result possible for her clients and passionate about the practice of consummer bankruptcy law. That's a powerful combination!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Andrea D. Cartwright is an extremely diligent, dedicated, courteous, and detail oriented professional. I have had the opportunity and pleasure to work with her and observe her practice. She is sure to keep prompt and open communication with her clients and always works toward achieving her client's best interests. Ms. Cartwright and I have also worked jointly on a case together where my job was made much easier thanks to the direction and guidance of Ms. Cartwright's years of experience and knowledge. It is without hesitation that I earnestly and avidly endorse Attorney Andrea D. Cartwright."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dedicated to her clients; providing the best possible legal approach to their legal situation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this attorney because she is the best in her field. She has years of experience and great knowledge of bankruptcy law. As co-counsel on bankruptcy cases, I have witnessed first hand her ability to provide clients a sense of security in their time of financial crisis."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I refer most of my bankruptcy clients to Andrea because she knows her area and gets the job done!"
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