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I have practiced in both the Eastern and Western District of Michigan Bankruptcy Courts in Michigan since 1998.  While my practice is now primarily on the side of the consumer/debtor, I represented mortgage and finance companies for almost 10 years in bankruptcy related matters.  That experience now allows me to apply the knowledge and expertise gained during that time in gaining the best possible results for my consumer clients. 


Animal related legal issues are a growing portion of my practice and a personal passion of mine.  I am experienced in handling matters including Breed Specific Legislation, pound seizure, adoption disputes, dangerous animal laws, and representing individuals and animal rescue groups in many other animal-related matters.  I represent clients throughout the State of Michigan in these matters.


I pride myself upon providing highest level of legal service to clients on all matters, while providing cost-effective alternatives to traditional billing methods.


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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 20%
    2 years
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    18 years
  3. Chapter 7: 20%
    18 years
  4. Chapter 13: 20%
    18 years
  5. Animal Law: 20%
    16 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Mark E. Bredow

    I highly recommend this lawyer. I know Mr. Angelo professionally, and I can state that he is a first-rate attorney. He is highly dedicated to protecting the rights of animals and their owners and is knowledgeable of the law. Mr. Angelo is aggressive and yet capable of negotiating settlements in complicated matters. He'll get results.


    Mark Bredow Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Richard C. Angelo, Jr., PLLC

9459 Lapeer Rd Ste 101
Davison, MI, 48423-3618


MIActive And In Good Standing199805/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateMcDonnell Conley, PLC2006 - 2009
Staff AttorneyRobert Tremain & Associates2000 - 2006
AssociateShaheen Jacobs & Ross1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Animal Law Section- State Bar of MichiganCouncil Member2009 - Present
Consumer Bankruptcy AssociationMember2009 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2009 - Present
Genesee County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Real Property Section- State Bar of MichiganMember2000 - Present
Animal Law Section- State Bar of MichiganMember2000 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
State Bar of Michigan JournalCola's Rescue2013
State Bar of Michigan Animal Law Section NewsletterCola's Adoption- A Perfect Ending2010
State Bar of Michigan Animal Law Section NewsletterCola's Rescue2009
Oakland County Legal NewsAttorney's Passion for Animals, Persistence Saves Canine2009
Animal Legal IssuesVarious2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Detroit College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Oakland UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
FBBA MeetingAutomatic Stay and Discharge Violations2015
MIchigan No Kill ConferenceWorking for Change- Animal Control Reform2012
Animal Law Section 2012 Animal Law ConferenceCases and Legal Issues in Animal Law2012
MVMA Animal Welfare MeetingCompanion Animal Legal Issue2011
Dog Cognition, Behavior and WelfareDangerous Dogs and Breed Specific Legislation2011
Ask The Lawyer- Animal LawCompanion Animal Legal Issues2011
Ann Arbor Dog Training Club- Monthly MeetingCompanion Animal Legal Issues2011
Foreclosure Law Trends and Related IssuesMortgage Foreclosure Issues, Loan Modifications and Bankruptcy Implications2010
Capital Area Humane SocietyAnimal Law in Michigan2010
Flint Bay City Bankruptcy AssociationConsumer and Mortgage Issues in Bankruptcy2009
Animal Law SymposiumCola's Rescue2009