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Ryan Jacob Fishman

Debt collection Attorney at Bloomfield Hills, MI

3.8   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Ryan

Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Debt collection
    60%
    With a longstanding reputation as the most aggressive, effective, and results-oriented collection law practice in Metropolitan Detroit, it's perhaps most telling (and flattering) that many of Michigan's most prominent law firms retain us to go after their judgments and accounts receivable. Worried about throwing good money after bad? We represent our clients on a contingency fee basis and will partner with you to spare the upfront expenses of your collections.

  2. Landlord or tenant
    20%
    From consultation on leases to evictions and the collection of post-eviction debt, we have represented hundreds of owners and property managers over the last four decades, from single rental properties to portfolios with tens of thousands of units. Representing both landlord and tenant claims over the years, we pride ourselves on being in the unique position of not only knowing how to represent you as our client, but anticipating what opposing counsel will do to catch them off guard.

  3. Real estate
    20%
    Few law firms can boast our level of experience in both commercial and residential real estate, from brokerage (our staff has 40+ years of licensed brokerage experience), in land acquisition, title issues, mergers, and home sales to misrepresentations, property line disputes, and foreclosures. Our extensive experience, on behalf of sellers and buyers, has allowed us to develop skills on both sides of the issue, giving us the leg-up with a more complete perspective.

Established in 1976, at Fishman Group we've spent the last four decades perfecting the debt collection law firm. 

Our practice has one focus: We are a full service Creditors' Rights law firm, and we measure our success by one yard stick: How much cash have we put back in your pocket? 

Fishman Group partners the power of a law firm with the internal resources of a collection agency and the kind of location and asset information you'd expect from a private investigation firm -- all under one roof. With this combination, we work to ensure top dollars net to you at every stage -- from initial demand to post-judgment collection efforts.

We do whatever we can to resolve every account before filing suit with a healthy mix of diplomacy, assertiveness, and persistence to help motivate your debtors to pay the money you've earned and are owed, but that doesn't just mean we're eager to settle. 

When litigation is necessary, we rely on our courtroom experience and make it a priority to monitor and review the latest laws, regulations, and court decisions affecting our industry and yours.

We stay up to date on ever-changing state and federal collection laws; the local court system and their rules; and we cultivate relationships with judges, clerks, local counsel, and court officers to ensure our clients have a competitive advantage for favorable results. 

Ryan is an alumnus of Syracuse University's prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and Wayne State University Law School. He studied Arabic and International Relations at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

Location

Fishman Group, P.C.
800 W. Long Lake Road
Suite 170
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48302

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Reviews

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Posted by Brad | November 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Others have tried and failed... but Fishman Group is actually collecting our bad debt!
My company owns a number of apartment complexes and trailer parks across the state. We've tried collection agencies. We've tried other lawyers. For years we just wrote our debt off because the results weren't worth all of the work done by my staff. Ryan convinced me to give him a shot, and boy am I glad I said yes. Our check comes like clockwork every month, and nobody I've worked with has a better understanding of not just collecting the money, but the actual landlord/tenant law that we have to deal with every day. Thank you Fishman Group!
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Response from Ryan Fishman November 10, 2017
Brad, thank you. We believe the highest compliment, and the key to the success of our practice, is the recognition from our clients that we can and do deliver. It's a pleasure to work with you and your team.
Posted by Melinda | November 4, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consult
Spoke with Ryan & he was great. He knew what he was talking about, let me know prices & what the process was upfront. He was very easy to understand
Response from Ryan Fishman April 6, 2017
Thank you, Melinda. I'm touched you had such a positive experience contacting our office.
Posted by Kara | March 31, 2015
Ryan kept me out of jail and saved my life!
I got a DUI last year and had blew pretty high, I was actually considered "super drunk" under the law. It was a first offense, but I had an MIP a couple of years ago and a pretty bad driving record. I was scared, didn't know what to do, and wasn't sure I could even afford an attorney. Then a friend suggested Ryan and he not only talked me through my nervousness and fear, but he also made me feel like I was his top priority and I know he actually cared about me. I did no jail time, had the penalties against my license cut down, and only ended up on probation for an impaired driving. He is articulate, clever, and has the kind of personality that it was clear the prosecutor wanted to work with him and make a deal for me even though the incident involved another driver and I blew what I did. Thank you Ryan, you saved my life!
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Response from Ryan Fishman April 6, 2017
Kara, thank you so much for this endorsement of our services. We are glad we could help guide you through this difficult time.
Posted by Kit | February 1, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Polite
I had never spoken to a attorney as compassionate with a good listening ear that was confident that he could assist me. Kept me posted by e-mail. The down side the firm was unable to assist due to factors beyond their control. This had to do with collecting on 2 judgments which I'm sure they are just a piece of paper that say's I have been awarded x amount of money but just how does one collect?
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Response from Ryan Fishman September 25, 2015
I appreciate the remarks and happy that we left such an impression though we could not assist you with that matter. We hope you will consider us in the future and refer your friends!
Posted by Frank | December 9, 2014
Best collection lawyer around
Over the last few years my family's small business has worked with plenty of collection lawyers and collection agencies, but nobody could make us happy until we found Ryan and his firm. They are no-nonsense, speak frankly, and don't just settle at the first offer. They've finally managed to help us turn our accounts receivable around and made a big impact on our bottom line for 2014.
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Response from Ryan Fishman April 6, 2017
Thank you Frank. Our continuing relationship with your company is a point of pride for us, as is your satisfaction.
Posted by Elliott | December 9, 2014
Results delivered
Ryan aggressively handled a collection matter for me and the Fishman Group delivered the results I wanted. As promised, he didn't settle for the easy money and worked diligently to get my money back from a very squirrelly guy.
Response from Ryan Fishman April 6, 2017
Elliott, thank you for allowing us to assist you in this matter and the kind words.
Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2014
AMAZING ATTORNEY!
We hired Ryan to handle a DUI and subsequent probation violation for a family member. He worked with the precision of a surgeon - he was quick, effective, and ultimately got results better than we could have imagined. My brother avoided a jail sentence for a DUI in a court that hands them out like lollipops (48th District) and even helped us to avoid a jail sentence on a probation violation by getting him into rehab, placing him with a great doctor, and working with the probation officer and prosecutor to help him get his life in order. HIRE HIM TODAY!
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Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
DO NOT HIRE, HE IS CHARGED WITH DENT RACKETEERING
Former officer says attorneys tried to scam him of more than 14K. The landlord hired Ryan Fishman to collect those funds from Gorbe who then filed a countersuit. The three were charged last year with committing fraud that ... Marc Fishman, 71, of Bloomfield Township; his son, Ryan Fishman, 33
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Ryan Fishman "Scammer"
Even after he was charged with with running a sham, he still scamming people out on Bond!!!!
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Being shut down for embezzlement and racketeering
All 3 attorneys of the firm are being indited for stealing over a million from vulnerable old people
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 15%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Fishman Group, P.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Volunteer Homicide Prosecutor
  • Wayne County Prosecutors Office
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Clerk
  • Denenberg Tuffley PLLC
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Legal Intern to the Hon. Bernard A. Friedman
  • United States District Court Eastern District Of Michigan
  • 2010 - 2011
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Education

  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Syracuse University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A
  • American University in Cario
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Lone Pine Acquisitions v. Moon
  • Damages awarded in full with no prohibition on garnishment/collection efforts.
  • Lone Pine Acquisitions v. Weimart
  • The day after first pre-trial conference, Defendant satisfied debt in full, without objection.
  • People v. Klein
  • OUIL reduced to impaired driving, failure to leave assured clear distance and refusal of PBT dismissed, client served no jail time.
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Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • N/A
  • Chaldean American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Oakland County Sheriff's Advisory Council
  • N/A
  • Jewish Bar Association of Michigan
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Civil Litigation
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Member
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyer
  • dbusiness
  • 2018
  • Civil Litigation
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Charter Membership
  • Distinguished Justice Advocates
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Verified - Civil Litigation
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • dbusiness
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • National Appellate Advocacy Competition Regional, St. Louis
  • American Bar Association
  • 2013
  • John J. Gibbons Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition
  • Seton Hall University
  • 2012
  • Arthur Neef Moot Court Competition Winner
  • Wayne State University Law School
  • 2011
  • Academic Merit Scholarship
  • Wayne State University Law School
  • 2011
  • National Radio Broadcast News Championship, Third Place
  • William Randolph Hearst Foundation Journalism Awards Program
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • November General Membership Meeting
  • Industry Outlook/Detroit After Bankruptcy
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (106)
Given (212)
Endorse Ryan
Debt collection Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer has been charged with racketeering and other criminal charges. Please educate yourself on your chosen attornety."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Debt collection Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I send any and all debt collection work to Fishman Group. They are hands down the best. I can send stuff and trust my clients are in good hands."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Debt collection Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Debt collection Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Fishman. Very experienced and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Debt collection Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Brian without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the refined skills of a superb litigator. Additionally, he has a character that is beyond reproach."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Fishman is an experienced and respected attorney in his field. His knowledge of the law and dedicated representation would make anyone lucky to have him as their counsel. I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Debt collection Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Bloomfield Hills Debt collection Lawyer Ryan Jacob Fishman
Ryan Jacob Fishman
Debt collection Attorney
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Licensed for 10 years
Free Consultation