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Walter A. Metzen

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Detroit, MI

5.0   188 reviews
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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Walter

Learn Walter’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    25%

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    25%

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    25%
    Walter Metzen is a Board Certified Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy representing individual debtors in the metro Detroit area. My office has filed over 10,000 personal bankruptcy cases for residents in Southeast Michigan.

  4. Foreclosure
    25%

BOARD CERTIFIED SPECIALIST IN CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY HELPING PEOPLE FILE CHAPTER 7 AND 13 IN MICHIGAN.

Attorney Walter Metzen, the principal bankruptcy attorney here at Detroit Bankruptcy , has over 10 years experience in consumer bankruptcy law, and has helped thousands of Metro Detroit and Southeast Michigan residents get a fresh financial start. All associate attorneys have also successfully assisted thousands of clients with their bankruptcy filings. We maintain close communication with our clients by being readily available in person (walk-in times everyday), by telephone by fax and by email. We are not the largest law firm in Detroit. We are not the largest bankruptcy law firm in Michigan, nor do we want to be. What we do have is a dedicated, experienced staff that will provide you with attentive, personalized service. We do not believe that bigger is necessarily better. The attorneys at Detroit Bankruptcy strive to know the law and know the Bankruptcy Court system. We study the Bankruptcy Code, the Bankruptcy rules and the Local Bankruptcy Rules for the Eastern District of Michigan. We know the Bankruptcy Judges the Chapter 7 Trustee's and the Chapter 13 Trustee's. We know the other local bankruptcy attorneys and we can guide you through any bankruptcy proceeding. All attorneys at Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyers PLLC stay current in the latest developments in all our areas of practice and frequently attend seminars, bankruptcy conferences and workshops to maintain the highest level of bankruptcy law counseling as possible.

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 7 ...

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Detroit Bankruptcy Lawyer Walter Metzen is Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law and a Specialist in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy cases representing primarily individuals, married couples and small business file Bankruptcy in Detroit Michigan.

Location

Bankruptcy Law Office of Walter Metzen
645 Griswold Street
Suite 3156 Penobscot Building
Detroit, MI, 48226-4214
Royal Oak Bankruptcy Attorneys
30448 Woodward Avenue
Royal Oak, MI, 48073
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by s.kdenise | February 14, 2013
The Best
Walter Metzen was VERY HELPFUL with assisting me when I filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. This was the second time I hired Walter Metzen as my Attorney. He also helped me when I filed over 8 years ago due to some bad financial issues involving credit card debt. And, this time was because of medical bills. I have referred Mr. Metzen to friends, family, and co-workers and will continue to do so. When I have a question about a legal matter, I call him and he answers my questions or he takes the time to return my call. If you're looking for an Attorney, I RECOMMEND - Walter Metzen!
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Posted by Zorell Holmes | March 5, 2024
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Mr
Mr. Metzen performed in a well manner time, as for representing me great job no complaints. Would I refer most definitely.
Posted by John | December 29, 2023
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Bankruptcy
Walter is a great attorney I'm really glad I met him.I was in a terrible situation financially and he got me out of trouble with this nightmare, which I'm very grateful for Thanks much.
Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2023
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The VERY BEST of the BEST!!
If you are even CONSIDERING Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy--RUN, DON'T WALK--to Walter Metzen's office as soon as you possibly can! He is WITHOUT A DOUBT THE VERY BEST OF THE BEST when it comes to Bankruptcy Attorneys... Kind, Compassionate, Warm & Friendly, INCREDIBLY Knowledgeable. He took his time with me & treated me with Professionalism, Dignity and Compassion in a VERY dark & confusing time! He is a Fierce and Protective Advocate, and guided me to a full discharge in a very unique and complex Ch 7 case! I cannot say enough about this man, and I cannot thank him enough!
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Posted by Sean Robinson | July 23, 2023
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Chapter 7
Filed a Chapter 7 with this firm. The attorney the represented me was very knowledgeable and professional and included me on occasion of whst was happening. I had an unusual case but he found a way to get it done. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Posted by Meleisa | July 12, 2023
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The best!
Mr Metzen is a professional. He’s easy to talk to. He always answers your phone calls.
Posted by Sheri | June 15, 2023
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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy discharged!
I would highly recommend Walter Metzen! He goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable. He makes business with his office quick and easy. Most was done online and through email. I'm so glad I read all the great reviews and chose his office!
Posted by Rita | October 21, 2022
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Successful bankruptcy
I would recommend Walter Metzen to anyone who has need of bankruptcy services. He was very professional, knowledgeable and most of all kind and courteous. He explained the process to us and it went exactly as he said. He answered every phone call. If you are looking for an attorney for bankruptcy I would recommend that you call Walter first.
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Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2022
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Best ever
I was nervous about filling because I didn’t understand the process. Mr. Metzen was an absolute pleasure to work with. He made sure to walk me through the process and made sure I understood every step. Very professional and prompt. I have absolutely no complaints and would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Terrell | May 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very Pleased
Best Bankruptcy Attorney Ever!!! Walter made our bankruptcy experience more manageable, hassle free and headache free. I reached out to a few law firms before I came across Walter's website and there is no doubt in my mind I chose the right guy. Walter has a massive amount of information about the bankruptcy process on his website and when you speak with him you can tell he has experience and knows what he is doing. He has a great personality and is very easy to talk to. All of these things help put our minds at ease during a difficult time and complex situation. Thank you Walter Sincerely Terrell and Okema
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2022
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Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Walter far exceeded my expectations and got me through a very difficult bankruptcy case (started as a chap 13 but then unexpectedly lost my job so had to convert to chapter 7). It was incredibly emotional and stressful to go through this but Walter’s compassion, expertise, knowledge of how the process works, impeccable communication and his diligent work resulted in a far, far less stressful process than I imagined before I started. I was able to get a discharge in under 4 months and didn’t lose my home or car and now have a fresh start - best decision of my life is contacting Walter and his law firm.
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Posted by Michael | February 10, 2022
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Excellent attorney
Walter represented my wife & I during a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. We are extremely happy with the services he provided, especially answering our numerous questions, and his help guiding us through the entire bankruptcy process. This experience is not something either of us wanted to utilize, and neither of us are proud of going through bankruptcy, but we hope to learn from this experience. Walter, and the bankruptcy system, have provided my wife and I with a chance to start over, and we do not intend to squander this opportunity.
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2021
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Chapter 7 Client
Excellent attorney I hired over 10 years ago. I would hire him again today. Responsive when I requested a copy of a document recently and didn’t charge me. Kind and friendly.
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2021
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Bankruptcy lawyer
Walter was amazing! He helped me take the steps needed to building a better foundation credit wise. I’m so glad I decided to choose him, to help me with this journey. You definitely won’t regret having him on your legal team! Highly recommend 10/10!
Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2021
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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
Walter Metzen of Metzen & Associates made my Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing practically effortless on my part while administering my case in a professional and expeditious manner. I am so grateful to have found Mr. Metzen. I was overwhelmed and needed someone I could trust to handle my financial matters so I could focus on other pressing issues going on in my life. When I saw the reviews of Metzen & Associates I contacted the Detroit office immediately. Walter took my call, explained the process and answered all my questions. He was professional, knowledgeable, patient and respectful throughout our conversation. By the end of the discussion I knew Metzen & Associates would manage my case while maintaining the highest standards. Within three months of filing for chapter 7 Walter informed me that the bankruptcy judge had granted me a discharge. During the entire process, from start to finish, Walter responded readily to each of my emails and calls with professionalism and a friendly demeanor. Even months after my bankruptcy was discharged Walter continued to answer questions I had that helped me resolve other concerns. I highly recommend Walter Metzen and the Law Offices of Metzen & Associates. They are a firm with integrity. I cannot thank them enough for the support and assistance they provided me during a very difficult time of my life.
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Posted by D from Livonia | May 5, 2021
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Thanks from Livonia
If you are looking for an honest attorney to help you file bankruptcy then you need to call this firm. They handled my case and I felt extremely secure and confident. The attorneys at Law Offices of Walter Metzen & Associates are very professional and knowledgeable and I always feel as though they genuinely care about their clients. I recommend Walter to everyone who is looking for a bankruptcy attorney.
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Posted by Mohamad | April 16, 2021
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Excellent the best
He is the best period .he answer your calls get back to you explain the whole process simple the best
Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2021
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Great attorney
I had some financial problems but was reluctant on filing bankruptcy but attorney Metzen May the process smooth and easy Very good knowledgeable lawyer
Posted by Lisa | December 1, 2020
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Excellent Attorney
Mr. Metzen is a not only a great attorney but also a kind human being. He has a way to put you naturally at ease. His years of experience are very obvious, he’s thorough, returns phone calls the same day and responds to emails. Mr. Metzen is truly a stand out attorney. I highly recommend him
Posted by Tedra | October 29, 2020
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N/A
Mr. Metzen was very professional, easy to communicate with, very helpful and knowledgeable....... I really appreciate Mr. Metzen making this scary process for me very easy.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney/Owner
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Law Offices of Walter Metzen
  • 1992 - Present

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Michigan State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Studied toward Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • IN RE VAUGHN Case No. 03-CV-70906-DT. (E.D. Mich. Jan 06, 2006)
  • The Court finds that Vaughn's interest in the vehicle did not terminate upon repossession. and that the bankruptcy judge's conclusion that return of the vehicle for inclusion in the bankruptcy estate was not in error.

Associations

  • Access to Bankruptcy Court
  • Panel Attorney
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Board of Certification
  • Board Certified Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Michigan 2018 Super Lawyer Bankruptcy: Consumer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer Consumer Bankruptcy
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Michigan 2016 Super Lawyer Bankruptcy: Consumer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • 20th Anniversary
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy
  • American Board of Certification
  • 2005
  • Michigan Jurisprudence Award for Insurance Law
  • University of Detroit School of Law
  • 1991
  • Dean's Scholarship for Academic Excellence
  • University of Detroit School of Law
  • 1991
  • Michigan Jurisprudence Award-Civil Procedure
  • Thomas M. Cooley School of Law
  • 1990
  • Michigan Jurisprudence Award-Torts
  • Thomas M. Cooley School of Law
  • 1989
  • Book Award
  • Thompson West Publishing
  • 1989
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • 24th Annual Central States Bankruptcy Workshop, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Traverse City MI
  • Consumer: Student Loans
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
Endorse Walter
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Metzen is well versed in all aspects of bankruptcy."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Walter is a true leader in his field. Always responsive and cooperative. Lives up to the highest degree of ethical conduct."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Walter stays up to date with bankruptcy law developments and is big on client service. You will be happy with his work and the results."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Walter is competent, knowledgeable and experienced. He puts 100% into every case he takes."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Walter is a very knowledgeable attorney who really seems to care about his clients. Success for him doesn't just mean making money, but also getting positive results for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Walter Metzen is one of the absolute best consumer bankruptcy attorneys around - bar none. Not only is he knowledgeable, but he's among the most personable as well. He's respected by his peers and revered by his clients. I count myself lucky to know that if I need advice on bankruptcy issues that I can call on Walter. He's a true credit to the profession."
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Detroit Chapter 7 bankruptcy Lawyer Walter A. Metzen
Walter A. Metzen
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Detroit, MI
Licensed for 29 years
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