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Matthew J. Vivian

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Plymouth, MI

4.7   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1996
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    If you’ve tried and tried to settle your debts, but you just keep sinking further, the best thing to do is to bite the bullet and declare bankruptcy. You'll be able to either wipe out or restructure your debt, allowing you to have a fresh start.

Matthew J. Vivian is the principal of Vivian Law Firm PLC, located in Plymouth, Michigan. Our firm’s primary focus is representing debtors and creditors in various bankruptcy matters in proceedings under Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13. Mr. Vivian earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1992. He continued his education at the University of Toledo College of Law and received his law degree in 1995.

Mr. Vivian is admitted to practice in all courts in Michigan, including the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan. He is a member of the Federal Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan and Consumer Bar Association. Matthew Vivian gives each client the consideration and attention to detail they deserve.

As an experienced bankruptcy attorney, Mr. Vivian understands the hardships involved with filing for bankruptcy and takes great pride in providing his clients a welcoming, non-judgmental atmosphere.


Vivian Law Firm PLC
496 W Ann Arbor Trl Ste 102
Plymouth, MI, 48170

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Posted by Rachel | August 13, 2021
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Matthew Vivian did an excellent job for us as his bankruptcy client. He and his staff were compassionate in dealing with difficult life circumstances. He helped smooth the way for us to achieve a fresh start. His communications were prompt and courteous. I would recommend to anyone facing bankruptcy.
Posted by Tiffany | November 27, 2019
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Matt Vivian was a great lawyer. He was very knowledgeable and nice. He made me feel comfortable through the whole case and always got back in a timely basis.
Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2018
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I hired Matt to assist me with my bankruptcy. Prior to hiring Matt, I spoke with other companies and attorneys that were not nearly as knowledgeable as he was. His level of expertise helped me through this difficult time. He was very thorough, organized, knowledgeable and responsive, and helped me understand the process and what my options were. I would highly recommend utilizing him if you are considering filing or want advice on what your options are.
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Posted by K**** | March 21, 2018
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Professional & Efficient
Mr. Vivian was extremely professional in handling my case. He was up-front with his fees so there were no hourly-rate surprises. The whole process was efficient and streamlined. His knowledge of the court made me feel at ease during a very stressful time in my life. He is a "no-nonsense" attorney that can help clients navigate the complicated world of bankruptcy.
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Posted by Leonard | February 24, 2018
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Great lawyer
Excellent lawyer gave me the best service I could possibly ask for. Very efficient and professional. Fees were lower than any Firm I contacted. My bankruptcy was smooth And quick, would highly recommend.
Posted by Teri | February 22, 2018
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I Highly Recomend Attorney Matthew Vivian
I am very pleased I retained Mr. Vivian. Matt Is very knowledgeable is his field, he is efficient, very professional, is readily available to take a call or answer an email. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Harry | February 22, 2018
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Mr Vivian was very thorough, understanding, handled my case like a boss . He took on my case and made me feel at ease . I had great results. I highly recommend.
Posted by Carrie | September 7, 2017
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Mr Vivian handled my bankruptcy case... he made a very difficult time less stress by explaining each step to me and walked me thru what could have been a very confusing and frustrating process . He answered all my questions and concerns even after the case was closed..... I recommend Mr Vivian if you need great Attorney for what could be a very difficult/confusing decision
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Posted by Sally | June 2, 2017
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Attorney who cares
My husband and I met with Mr. Vivian at a sad time in our lives-Bankruptcy-so scary and a helpless feeling for us. Matt was very professional and answered all our questions. The reason for this situation was a little different than most but he was the lawyer we needed through our tough time. He was always prompt to respond when called upon. The cost was lower than other attorneys. Everything went as well as it could of due to our personal situation. We recommend Mr. Vivian to other people who would need his services.
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Posted by Kim | September 12, 2013
Awesome Attorney!!!
I was very pleased with my bankruptcy attorney. His fees were very reasonable. I met with other attorneys who wanted more money but didn't seem knowledgeable about bankruptcy. He was very knowledgeable about bankruptcy law, returned my phone calls quickly, was honest, helped my family very much and his assistant was polite and helpful. I never felt embarrassed or stupid when I called with a question. I've recommended 3 people to use his services. All 3 did and were very satisfied. I'll continue to recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2018
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Not the best
He was kind of rude. He got the job done, but I would never refer him to anybody. I wanted to get my money back, but he already filed, so I just kept him.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Vivian Law Firm PLC
  • 2004 - Present


  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • American Home Mortgage Investment Corp., Appellant, v. K. Jin Lim, Trustee, Appellee, 391 B.R. 769; (E.D. Mich. 2008)


  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Recognition
  • United States Bankruptcy Court- E.D. of Mich
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

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Given (0)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been referring clients to Matt for more than ten years. He has always been a great advocate for their needs and sympathetic to their individual situations. I trust Matt 100% with my clients. If he can help someone without having to file bankruptcy, he will. In those situations where filing for bankruptcy is necessary, I know that Matt will zealously advocate for his client and not leave money on the table for the banks and credit card companies to keep."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I often consult with Matt on legal issues, and find him quite knowledgeable, and trust his judgment. I would recommend Matt to others."
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