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We sue debt collectors when they harass people.  We sue credit reporting agencies such as Experian, Trans Union and Equifax when they refuse to remove incorrect information from people's credit reports.


I am a consumer rights attorney.  I have been practicing in consumer rights for seveal years.  I have been recognized in Michigan and across the country as a leading consumer advocate.  I am an occasional faculty member of the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education.  I speak on consumers' rights issues such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

When not practicing law, I enjoy, sailing, bike riding, lifting weights and karate.  I hold a black belt in Isshin Ryu Karate.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Credit Repair: 80%
    28 years, 200 cases
  2. Identity Theft: 20%
    28 years, 100 cases



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

14 total 

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    Gary is top-notch in FDCPA and FCRA cases. I have referred matters to him and will continue to do so. He gets excellent results and has great mastery of the field. He is also a great guy and operates at the highest levels of professional integrity.


    Gilbert Borman Consumer protection Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Peter J. Cavanaugh

    I am please to endorse and recommend Gary Nitzkin. I've known Gary for almost 10 years, and have used Gary's services when it becomes necessary to secure payment from our own clients. I've also referred my own clients to Gary, who report back what I know - Gary gets results!


    Peter Cavanaugh Construction and development Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Nitzkin and Associates d/b/a Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers

22142 W 9 Mile Rd
Southfield, MI, 48033-6007


MIActive And In Good Standing198808/04/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reprimand
    issued in MI, 2014


    Reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

    Gary’s comment: “Please note this Citation type was a reprimand. Gary Nitzkin's clients rating of him and his teams' services are a 4.5 out of 5 stars!”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Book Award for Criminal LawWayne State University Law School1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentMichigan Consumer Credit Lawyers1990 - Present
AssociatePeat Marwick1988 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Instutite of Certified Public AccountantsCertified Public Accountant1990 - Present
Michigan Institute of Certified Public AccountantsCertified Public Accountant1990 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1988 - Present
United States District Court - Western District of MichiganN/AN/A
Federal Bar the Eastern District of MichiganMemberN/A
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Michigan chapter)MemberN/A
Jewish Bar Association of MichiganMemberN/A
Oakland County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dedona v ParekCollection of $1.8 million "uncollectible" judgmen
Chen v YuJury verdict of $850,000 for Plaintiff
Janowski v JacobsWe collected an "uncollectible judgment" of $190k
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Publication nameTitleDate To Keep Safe From Identity Thieves2015
micreditlawyer.com5 things to look for when hiring Credit Repair Company2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Michigan State UniversityAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Michigan Institute Association of Certified Public AccountantsMichigan Institute Association of Certified Public Accountants2015
Family Educational Services ConferenceCredit Repair - Legally and Ethically2015
Continuing Legal Education Las Vegas National ConventionFamily Educational Services2015
Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal EducationMichigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education2014
Bench/Bar Conference 2014Bench/Bar Conference2014
Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal EducationFair Debt Collection Practices Act in Bankruptcy2012
Fair Debt Collection Practices Act - Both sidesFair Debt Collection Practices Act2011
Annual Bench/Bar MeetingFair Debt Collection Practices and Fair Credit Reporting Practices Acts2010
Legally BlawgedBlogging for Lawyers2008