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David W. Garrett

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Muskegon, MI

4.2   22 reviews

also known as Garrett Law Offices, Over 2700 cases, 25 years experience

  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 34 years
    Connecticut - CT 35 years
    Massachusetts - MA 37 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1988
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1988
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1985
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt

    33 years

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    We are a federally designated debt relief agency. We help people find relief under the Bankruptcy laws. Offices in Traverse City, Ludington, Newaygo, and Muskegon

    33 years

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    We are a federally designated debt relief agency. We help people find relief under the Bankruptcy laws. Offices in Traverse City, Ludington, Newaygo, and Muskegon

    33 years

Welcome to Garrett Law Offices. Perhaps you've lost a job, been crushed with medical debt, been recently divorced, or you just can't manage your high-interest credit card debt and the pressure is too much. For whatever reason, we can discuss your options and explain how you can find protection under the debt relief laws. 


I have over 25 years of experience handling thousands of case just like yours.  Let Garrett Law offices help you find relief today.


Education: Suffolk University Law School in Boston, MA

Doctor of Law (J.D.), Tax and Real Estate

Dates attended: 1982 – 1985

Licensed in Michigan, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Admitted to practice in state and federal district courts and the 6th Circuit federal appeals court in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Activities and Societies: Michigan Bar Association Federal Bar Association in West Michigan Debtors Bar of West Michigan


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Contact David

Garrett Law Offices
1732 Lakeshore Dr
Muskegon, MI, 49441


4.2 / 5.0
  22 customer reviews
Posted by Madison | January 3, 2014
Helps you get through tough times!
Really, really helped me get through the entire bankruptcy. Went out of his way to help me get through all my obstacles--Out of state all the way to converting my bankruptcy to a chapter 13 to a 7. Highly would recommend and is lazy about NOTHING. Always on it.
Posted by John and Liz | December 17, 2013
J and L Bankruptcy
Very Knowledgeable, told us what we needed, told us how long it would take. Was straight-forward with us. Did not sugar-coat a thing, which we liked and needed.
Posted by Naomi | August 15, 2013
Discharge of Debt Chapter 7
I got into financial trouble due to an illness that didn't allow me to work. I highly recommend Mr. Garrett for his ability to understand that his clients come to him in need of financial help. He worked with me and allowed me to make payments towards my discharge. I had called several other attorney's and they wanted the full amount up front. Throughout the process he was there when I had a question and he took care of the load of paperwork needed to help me . If you need relief from harassing phone calls and an attorney who makes you feel like your his only client, David W. Garrett is the Attorney you need to call. Thank you for everything. I now have fresh start.
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Posted by Rob | November 15, 2012
If you want a lawyer who knows his stuff and will get the job done Garrett is your guy.
Posted by james | November 1, 2012
david was very thorough and explained everything very well and made me feel at ease during this whole process
Posted by Andrea | September 12, 2012
Kudos and High Recommendations from me to David Garrett!
Mr. Garrett knows the ins and outs of the Bankruptcy process very well. He has a system he follows, and it is very I felt like everything was in control as long as he was my Guide. He was there waiting for me at court and was very calming and explained what would happen so I would know what to expect. I would most definitely recommend him to anyone looking to hire an attorney,
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Posted by Kenneth | September 12, 2012
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I believe David W. Garret; Attorney At Law, is and excellent attorney and would definitely recommend him to freinds , family, and acquaintences. Mr. Garrett explained the entire banckruptcy procedure before beginning the process. My overall rating for Mr. Garrett is excellent, not only was he patient and trustworthey but he went the extra mile to ensure that I completely understood everything from start to finish.
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Posted by Daniel | January 12, 2012
Overall reveiw of Mr. Garrett's performance
Mr. Garrett is a fine lawyer , he is very pleasant to work with , his knowledge and expertise in Bankruptcy law is outstanding , Mr. Garrett made our experience rather easy , his process was very smooth and calming , he helped us to understand the Bankruptcy laws with expert knowledge , overall we were very pleased with Mr. Garrett .
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2011
Great lawyer
Mr. Garrett made a very hard, depressing issue, bankruptcy, clear and easy to understand. He was easy to talk to and clear on his directions to me. I would recommend him highly
Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2011
Chapter 13/7 Bankruptcy
Very thorough and gets the job done right the first time. He is very pleasant and explains everything step by step and also keeps you informed through the entire process from start to finish. I would reccommend David Garrett to anyone that needs help.
Posted by Scott | August 4, 2011
Excellent Service
Mr. Garrett was very professional and very knowledgable. At times I felt we weren't quite sure what was going on, but he assured us all was well and answered any questions we had.
Posted by Catherine | July 27, 2011
Excellent lawyer for bankruptcy
I feel everything was done in a timely manner pertaining to my bankruptcy. I am very satisfied with him. I would recommend him for bankruptcy to anyone.
Posted by Angela | April 30, 2011
Thanks for letting me breathe again :)
I was 100% happy with David Garrett as my lawyer. He completely explained everything I needed to know. If their was a question I was able to ask it freely and he gladly would answer. It was for chapter 7 as I was at an all low. He did not make me feel as if I was nothing. He treated me well and respectful. I have nothing but praise and gratitude for David Garrett. I would highly recommend him to anyone going through this situation. His secretary was also very helpful and polite. Great services provided by David Garrett. Thanks for helping me breathe again .
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Posted by Philip S. Regelin | February 7, 2011
Excellent choice of a Lawyer!
I can`t thank David enough for all the things he did for me. In my time of need for professional help and guidance David stepped up to the plate and handled matters with skill and knowledge. Thanks to him I can now get on with my life without worry and stress being a part of it. Once again, thanks David for everything you have done for me. I truly am grateful. On a side note. I would also like to thank his secretary for being there also. She helped out dearly. Thank you both again.
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2010
He knows what he is doing and how to get the job done
We used David when we filed for chapter 7. We are very happy with the job David did for us. He knows his job and he does it well. He took the time to explain everything to us, and to make sure we knew what to expect at our hearing. He helped us make a very stressful time not so stressful.
Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2010
Helpful, Friendly, and Considerate
Mr. Garrett was very helpful in our bankruptcy filing. He had several appointments with him to gather up all of out paperwork and even when we had something come up right before filing, he worked with us to make sure we had everything we needed. At the hearing he was very supportive and talked us through what to expect and what was expected of us. When we had questions someone from his office always answered promptly and were very helpful. Mr. Garrett made a trying time for us not so bad and we could not thank him enough.
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Posted by Lynn | November 26, 2010
Very helpful.
Took the time to answer my questions.
Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2013
Review David W. Garrett
Upon hiring David W. Garrett I was at first asured that I would clear my debt, Through the entire process I feel I was disillusioned on whether I was going to beable to keep my house. I still have my doubts.
Posted by Richard | February 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got money for the bankruptcy, and then never answered any of our questions. He never returned any email, and when you call him hes always on vacation and wantsbto email. Very unprofessional for someone your paying a lot of money too.. He also looses your important paperwork. He could never find paperwork we sent to him numerous times. Best bet is to find someone that cares and is not just a money hungry person.
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2012
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Lead Attorney
  • Garrett Law Offices of West Michgan
  • 1989 - Present
  • Chairman
  • Maranatha Bible and Missionary Conference
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Head of Land Acquisition in SE Connecticult and Boston/ Attorney
  • Bradgate Development
  • 1985 - 1988


  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Spring Arbor University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979
  • Gordon College
  • Classwork Summer Session in Europe
  • 1978
  • Moody Bible Institute
  • None
  • 1977
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Legal Cases

  • Recovery of Unemployment Benefit Overpayment Satisfactorily Settled
  • Settled for less than was sought and provided for its payment through the plan.


  • Federal Bar Association
  • Admitted to Practice in the Sixth Circuit
  • 1993 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy Division of Michigan
  • 1990 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Licensed Attorney
  • 1989 - Present
  • Debtors Bar of West Michigan
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2012
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Appeals in CJA Criminal Cases
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1990 - 1998
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - 1988
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - 1988
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo Badge
  • 2012
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau West Michigan
  • 2012


  • Animation Illustration Faith Based Conflict Resolution
  • Better Your Way
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

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Muskegon Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer David W. Garrett
David W. Garrett
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Muskegon, MI
Licensed for 37 years