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Thomas M. Hensel Jr.

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Sterling Heights, MI

5.0   231 reviews

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Thomas Hensel is a dedicated Michigan bankruptcy attorney who handles each case personally. If you are facing a bankruptcy related matter such as creditor harassment, chapter 13, chapter 7 or any other bankruptcy law related matter, please do not hesitate to call. 

Our main office is located in Sterling Heights in Macomb County.  

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Licensed for 22 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 1999
Updated 10/06/2022

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

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Hensel Law Office, PLLC
36250 Dequindre Road
Suite 410
Sterling Heights, MI, 48310

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2021
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Great Lawyer
Thomas was very attentive to issues that came up over the 5 years we worked together. He always made sure that if there were changes of any kind, I was kept in the loop. Overall it was a pleasure working with him.
Posted by Jarrell | April 7, 2021
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Premium Services
Thomas provided a professional and comprehensive experience that ended up changing my life. Everything was affordable and easy to follow. Highly recommend
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2021
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Honest, Understanding, and Professional!!!
Mr. Hensel was not the first attorney I talked to regarding my bankruptcy. But he was the last, because he listened better than the others. In addition, he was the most honest. The other two bankruptcy attorneys I spoke to stated that I needed to file Chapter 13 instead of Chapter 7. With a little research, I found out that my situation was one that could have been filed as either Chapter 13 or Chapter 7. Attorneys usually make more money on Chapter 13 cases (i.e., where you have to pay back a portion of each debt and they get a percentage of each payment) than they do on Chapter 7 cases (i.e., where all debt is forgiven but the attorney gets paid a flat fee). Mr. Hensel did not hesitate to file my case as Chapter 7 and it succeeded. The world needs more honest people like him. In addition to the above, Mr. Hensel has kept me up-to-date on everything regarding my bankruptcy since it happened. What I mean by that is this: My bankruptcy happened several years ago and sometimes Judges move, cases get transferred (i.e., even tho they are completed), etc -- so every now and then I get a piece of mail from some type of bankruptcy court that I do not understand. I simply take a picture of it, send it to Mr. Hensel, and he responds with an answer. No charge. I would highly recommend Mr. Hensel to anyone. I am very impressed with his ethics, commitment to clients, and knowledge of bankruptcy law. And I am extremely thankful that he helped me restructure my life after my divorce and other situations got my finances out of control. Because of him, I was able to re-adjust my life and start over again.
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Posted by Justin & Tiffany | November 10, 2020
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Bankruptcy
My fiance and I were so glad that we had Mr. Thomas Hensel as our bankruptcy attorney. We can not explain how glad we are that we got you as our attorney. You helped change our future and made it a fresh start debt free, because of that we are so grateful thank you very much and we would recommendthos attorney for anybody needing to file bankrupcy.
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Posted by Michael | November 2, 2020
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Bankruptcy
Thomas M. Hensel Jr handled my case with ease no problems, quickly and he was very honest I would recommend him to anyone
Posted by Brittany | September 1, 2020
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10/10 would recommend
Tom handled my Chapter 13 bankruptcy following a volatile divorce proceeding where I was left virtually penniless. Thanks to Tom and his knowledge and expertise, I was able to keep my children’s home and rebuild my life with minimal stress surrounding my bankruptcy proceedings. Tom handled everything and made the entire process almost completely effortless on my end. Tom came highly recommended to me by two close friends, one of them being a bankruptcy lawyer himself who had his own bankruptcy handled by Tom. I would recommend Tom to anyone who is considering filing a bankruptcy. Thanks for all of your help, Tom!
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2020
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Each Five Star Deserved
Reviews matter. I chose Tom based on his reviews, and the rating he has is deserved. His service is excellent. Making the decision to file for bankruptcy is scary and nauseating but he made the entire process easy and painless.
Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2020
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Awesome Attorney!!!!!
I met with Tom and he patiently went over his fees and explained everything that would be required of me. l gave him the go ahead and Tom immediately began to work on my case. He was great at communicating with me in a very timely manner via email. Tom was very professional and efficient in all that he did and said concerning my case. Miraculously my case was finalized in a matter of months. Therefore"l Highly Recommend Tom To All Who Really Need A New Beginning Financially" Thank you Tom for being a Blessing to me!!!!!
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Posted by Martell | April 22, 2020
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Incredible
Extremely professional! I set up an appointment with Mr. Hensel with no knowledge of bankruptcy and completely unsure of what i was getting myself into. Mr. Hensel looked over my financial situation and came up with the best plan the help me go forward and get my debt under control. The great thing about it is that he did not just represent me but he helped me understand every aspect throughout the entire process! This attorney will be highly recommended from me for his great professional attitude and compassion!
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2020
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Knowledgeable and Professional Attourney
After struggling to complete a previous bankruptcy with an other lawyer, we were fortunate to find Mr. Hensel. His understanding of the bankruptcy law, willingness to answer questions promptly and go above and beyond in unique situations (i.e. purchase two vehicles while in the plan) are great assets. In addition to his consistent help, his relationships with the court and trustee allowed us to complete our case and find a much better financial footing. We'd highly recommend Mr. Hensel to see any one through a tough situation like a bankruptcy.
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Posted by Nicole | March 17, 2020
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Great Attorney, Great Guy!
Tom was a great choice for representation. When I came to his office he was warm AND professional. I had so many questions, and he took time to answer them all. I was quite nervous and apprehensive to do something like this, but Tom, always responded to my questions quickly and made me feel reassured about what I was doing. His office also made it easy to submit him the required supporting documentation. Before the meeting at court, I felt fully prepared by him and everything went off without a hitch. Thank you, Tom!
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Posted by Jenn | March 5, 2020
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Jenn
Thomas did my bankruptcy and he was on top of it.If I couldn't get ahold of him and left a message he would respond within a hr or less.Im having my Fiance go through him also.I would highly recommend him to anyone!!!!
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2020
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Made the process very easy
Thomas was very professional and always responded very quickly. He made the process very easy and everything went seamlessly. I highly recommend him if you are filing for bankruptcy.
Posted by Jason | February 12, 2020
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Excellent Bankruptcy lawyer.
Was very happy with the service Thomas Hensel provided to me would recommend him to anyone going through this difficult situation...
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2020
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Made the process very easy.
We were very nervous about making this decision. Mr Hensel answered all of our questions so we had a clear understanding of what the process would involve. Even as months, even years went by, he answered every email and phone call promptly. We are very grateful for everything Mr Hensel did for us.
Posted by Courtney | December 30, 2019
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The starts say it all!!
I was extremely nervous coming into this, I honestly had no idea what I was doing or what to expect. Mr. Hensel was inventive and answered all of my questions without hesitation! I would highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2019
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Knowledgeable, Nice, and Prompt.
I was so nervous about bankruptcy, I met with Mr. Hensel and he walked me through the process and gave me a good understanding of the laws and protections, I was very comfortably moving forward with Mr. Hensel at that point. Over the next five years Mr. Hensel was prompt in his responses to my many questions, very nice and courteous, as well as extremely knowledgeable. I appreciate Mr. Hensel and would recommend him wholeheartedly.
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Posted by Shelly | November 26, 2019
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Highly recommended!
Mr. Hensel was very helpful, accommodating, informative and successful handling my bankruptcy. He made sure I understood every step of the way what to expect and made himself available to answer any questions I had, which were numerous. I highly recommend Mr. Hensel!! Outstanding job!
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2019
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Thorough and efficient!!!
Mr. Hensel was very efficient and thorough. I contacted him for a consult, we met, he explained the process and what was needed of me very simply. He made the bankruptcy process easy and painless. I was nervous about how things would go, but Thomas answered all my emails in a timely manner with total clarity. I would recommend Mr. Hensel to everyone. He gets the job done with total satisfaction. Thank you for all your help.
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Posted by Mary | October 22, 2019
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What would we have done without him!
We were blown off by four different attorneys before Thomas Hensel spoke to us. This was a difficult decision to file for bankruptcy but thank goodness we did, because our situation was critical. Thomas was very thorough and helped us every step of the way. He acted quickly to get the process started. And now after 5 years, we are totally debt free!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder/Managing Partner
  • Hensel Law Office, PLLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Butler, Butler & Rowse-Oberle, PLLC
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Staff Attorney
  • Uaw Legal Services Plan
  • 2000 - 2003

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Western Michigan University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Richards v. Community Choice Credit Union, 12-5966-tjt
  • in favor of Plaintiffs, lien stripped

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Avvo's 2015 Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo.com
  • 2015
  • Avvo's 2014 Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo.com
  • 2014
  • Avvo's 2013 Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo.com
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • 7th Annual ABI Consumer Bankruptcy Conference (Detroit)
  • Surrender of Property in Chapter 13
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (12)
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tom is an expert at bankruptcy law. I have practiced with him for over 10 years and he is consistently one of the best lawyers practicing in the community. I highly recommend Tom for any bankruptcy or debt law matter."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hensel is a diligent and compassionate attorney. His expertise and representation skills are highly recommended."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fee very confident in endorsing Tom. He is an excellent attorney and very knowledgeable in bankruptcy. I feel very comfortable recommending Tom and referring clients to him for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy cases."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Hensel for well over a decade and can endorse his abilities in consumer bankruptcy. I have seen his work firsthand and find him to be a top-notch professional who has his clients best interests in mind."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is a well-respected attorney in our community. He is professional, easy to talk to, and knows what he is doing. I highly recommend Tom Hensel, jr.."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hensel has a solid reputation in the legal community."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is knowledgeable, careful and personable. Bankruptcy can be emotionally difficult. Mr. Hensel treats everyone with the utmost respect and care to help make a difficult process easier to navigate."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. I have known Tom Hensel for 13 years both personally and professionally. Tom and I worked together in the same firm for over 3 years. He is honest, friendly and hardworking. He shows great attention to detail but never loses sight of the bigger picture. His knowledge of the law is exceptional and is only exceeded by his dedication to his clients. Mr. Hensel is highly respected by his peers, his adversaries, the Bankruptcy Trustees, Bankruptcy Court staff and the Judiciary. Because of this, he is able to achieve great results in less time, saving his clients money and grief. When I have to refer a bankruptcy client, I refer them to Mr. Hensel."
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Sterling Heights Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Thomas M. Hensel Jr.
Thomas M. Hensel Jr.
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Sterling Heights, MI
Licensed for 22 years
Free Consultation