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Omar Mahmoud Badr

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Royal Oak, MI

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Ted

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2007
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Omar

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When I was eight years old, my father's business partner abandoned their office after getting into debt way over his head. My father, an honest man who worked two jobs to make his small business successful, was suddenly left facing mounting bills and an uncertain future. I was too young to understand most of what was going on, but I remember the word "bankruptcy." My eight-year-old's mind didn't know that word, but I knew it meant something bad had happened. An honest lawyer, one who cared more about people than he did fees, helped my father get control of the situation. To this day, I don't know what happened to set things right. I know only that my father's dental office still sits on Tienken road, in Rochester Hills, and he holds his head up high.


When I talk to a new client, I think about that person's family. None of us is comfortable going home to our family and saying, "I lost my job, today." I've had to say those words. I know how bitter they taste. And none of us wants to be sitting in a bankruptcy lawyer's office. That's why I am thinking about my client's family while I talk to them. Nothing I say can make the, "I lost my job, today" go away, but I can make that phrase less bitter. I can turn it into, "I lost my job today, but we are going to be alright." 


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Law Offices of Walter Metzen
30448 Woodward Ave.
Royal Oak, MI, 48073

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Posted by Hana | July 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Meritorious service in an undesirable situation
Bankruptcy is a horrible place to be financially, and for me it was also a horrible place to be emotionally. I am extremely grateful to have crossed paths with such an exceptional attorney as Ted. It is not often you run into an attorney who treats you with dignity and respect and I got that and more with Ted. He is professional, polite, knowledgeable and takes his time to answer every question and then some. In the end, the results were ideal. I would most definitely recommend Ted to anyone going through financial hardship.
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Posted by Thomas | September 20, 2020
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Professional, well prepared, thorough
Did a chapter 13 for us in 2014. He was very thorough, and explained every detail and why certain things were done certain ways. Fast forward 5 years, discharge successful as the result of his diligence and guidance. Had it not been for him setting the right foundation discharge never would have happened. Thank you! Would recommend. The best!
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Posted by Andrew | August 27, 2014
Best Legal Experience Money Can Buy
Omar drew up a living will for my wife and I. He was very professional and explained all the details in terms anyone could understand (without sounding condescending). He was timely with the documentation and answered all our questions. Excellent lawyer and definitely capable and trustworthy.
Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2014
Ted went above and beyond to help my husband and I figure out our situation with our bankruptcy. He was very professional and did what he needed to do to achieve the end result which was to close our bankruptcy for good so they did not try to take our home. He did just that and throughout the entire process made it stress free.
Response from Omar Badr July 21, 2015
I love reviews like this. It's brief and concise, it tells me that my client not only appreciated the result that we got, but also that I was able to make the process palatable. There has never been and will never be a totally stress-free bankruptcy, but if I can make it feel easier and still get a good result, that is the kind of lawyer I want to be.
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2013
Very helpful and informative. Always helped us out with any concerns. Promptly retuned calls and made us feel like we were his only clients. I would 100% recommend to family and friends.
Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2013
Positive feedfback for Mr. Badr
He told me exactly what to expect, what will happen, and made me feel very comfortable. He reassured me that there weren't any dumb questions and answered all my questions. The staff in his office is very kind, friendly and personable. Should I require legal representation again I would contact Mr. Badr.
Response from Omar Badr July 21, 2015
Thank you for this review! Let me just reiterate that there are no dumb questions when dealing with the law. The law is a tool and it exists to serve people, but it often feels too big and too unwieldy for most people to consider using it. I take pride in explaining the process to my clients so they know what to expect. The practice of law shouldn't look like a magic trick, it has standard, uniform parts that work together to create predictable outcomes. I want my clients to be able to see the parts working and say, "Oh, Ted told me about this, this is the part where that happens!"
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Posted by Ferd | February 13, 2013
Excellant service
Ted and his firm gave us very good direction as we compemplated and carried out the tedious task of our filing and has stayed on top of things and kept us from unnecessary extra time and effort. Got the paperwork in order and represented us well.
Posted by Kelly | February 6, 2013
I would recommend Omar to anyone who is considering filing bankruptcy; you will be in good hands.
I talked to several other lawyers when I was considering bankruptcy; they all told me that I would lose my house. Omar fought for my family to be able to keep our home, even when things looked bad he discussed the options with me and planned for both possible outcomes. If things didn’t go exactly as planned he wanted to lessen the blow with an alternate plan. In the end things went as we hoped and my family was able to keep their home. I felt like Omar was invested in the outcome of my case, he was cautious and detail oriented when handling things and I really appreciated that. He answered all of my questions and made sure that i understood everything before we went to court, I was still nervous but not nearly as much as I could have been if he hadn’t explained it all to me. I was reluctant to file bankruptcy, and I had a notion that it was this terrible process and a shameful thing to do. It was something that I had never planned to do but it was the only option I had to save my house. Sometimes things in life are out of your control, my health is poor and my income has been affected by it. At the same time I had worked so hard to buy my house, make all those repairs, and make it home for my children. I didn’t think that it was right that we lost it because I needed extra time to make the payments, it didn’t seem fair to me. As I went through this process I learned that Bankruptcy is a really powerful tool and it levels the playing field for people who have lost income and need some extra time. You don’t have to lose what you have worked for. I would recommend Omar to anyone who is considering filing bankruptcy; you will be in good hands. I can’t thank him enough for his help in saving our home, I am eternally grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2013
Excellent follow up and results
Terrific follow up and ongoing support. Kept me informed, and was always a step ahead.
Posted by Carli | December 5, 2012
Great Lawyer in metro Detroit
Omar has been my legal consultant for several years now, and has always been open and honest in his advise, and carries a very professional demeanor. I have found him to be very knowledgeable about many areas of law, especially bankruptcy. Also, when confronted with a case that was not his specialty, he referred me to a great firm. I recommend hiring him to anyone looking for an honest lawyer who will go the extra mile.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Walter Metzen
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Bryan Yaldou
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Associate Attorney
  • The McAvoy Law Firm
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • James C. Warr and Associates
  • 2008 - 2012
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  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Chaudhry et al v. Du Page Green Condominium Association
  • The condominium association was forced to surrender its lien on the debtors' home.
  • In re Phillips
  • The debtor got to keep her home.
  • In re Sparrow
  • The debtor got to keep the family home.
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  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Probate and Estate Planning Certificate
  • The Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor, Chapter 7
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice, Chapter 7
  • Avvo
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • 2015 Lakeland High School Career Day
  • Law as a Profession
  • 2015
  • 2014 Lakeland High School Career Day
  • Law as a Profession
  • 2014
  • 2011 Lakeland High School Career Day
  • Law as a Profession
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

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Given (16)
Endorse Omar
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Omar is where i send all of my bankruptcy clients, he is truly an expert in the field. Where other less skilled bankruptcy attorneys believe that a bankruptcy is not possible or do not fully understand the complex rules, Omar gets the job done, and succeeds for his clients."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Good guy for downriver."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Other
"Omar is well regarded and he puts his clients' needs first. A fine advocate."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Omar is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. I recommend him."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Badr has excellent client reviews that herald his professionalism, wise counsel and excellent customer service."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable and goes above and beyond to get great results for clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have read many of Attorney Badr legal answers and they reflect a well informed caring Attorney. What is more impressive is his personal history and how it has shaped his life. I would advise any person in need of a bankruptcy to call Attorney Badr."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent lawyer well representing his clients with great dedication."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"While I worry that Omar Mahmoud Badr may be "too nice" to get the recognition he deserves as a combative attorney, he provides top notch legal advice. Don't be misled into believing that a successful attorney must be all about the fight - it is not true. I am happy to offer Mr Badr my heartfelt endorsement."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Badr is a credit to the Avvo Community. He shares excellent information, after careful consideration of the facts presented in the post. I endorse Mr. Badr."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Very diligent lawyer who does not overlook anything. He stays on top of his cases and doesn't leave a lot to chance."
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