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Michael M. Malinowski

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Grand Rapids, MI

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1985
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At Malinowski Law, we treat our clients like people, not cases. It doesn’t matter how you got into debt, we believe everyone deserves the chance for relief. We offer high quality and affordable legal services in a casual and relaxred environment, and weekend and evening appointments. In more than 30 years of practice we have successfully helped thousands of people and earned a reputation for caring, efficient and effective service. 


Michael M. Malinowski PLC
740 Alger St SE
Grand Rapids, MI, 49507-3531

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Posted by Emily | April 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Only attorney I would use!!!!
Malinowski Law, specifically Michael Malinowski, helped change my life! I came to them embarrassed, stressed and quite honestly broken. It’s not easy to admit and is still quite embarrassing but what they did for me is something that needs to be shared. They gave me hope. They gave me a stress free future. They educated me so I don’t make the same mistakes in the future. I encourage anyone struggling, living pay check to pay check, and just can’t ever seem to get ahead in life, to call this Law Firm. Bankruptcy doesn’t mean you’re giving up, it means you’re stopping the suffering. There are many forms of bankruptcy. Again, I am not “proud” to admit that I filed. Nor have I really shared to many of the people closest to me for that simple fact it’s none of any ones’ business, but I felt it necessary to share. I wish I wouldn’t have spent so many years in shame. Anxious and worried if we will have enough money to feed the family, faking that happy face at work, restless and the list goes on. If that hits a cord for any one reading this- do yourself a favor and just call. Some people don’t even qualify. If you do, stop throwing money at the debt you’ll never pay off in your lifetime and save it towards your bankruptcy. I wish I would have stopped the bleeding years ago. And remember, there is a reason bankruptcy is a clause in the United States Constitution!!! I encourage you to call. One last mentionable comment- the amount of respect, empathy and passion these people have for their clients is beyond what you’d imagine! My confidence was restored. I’m no longer faking a smile because inside I’m flooded with stress - I’m living life again how God intended.
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Posted by Rebecca | March 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing service!
I was in the hospital when I had to file bankruptcy. Mike was very understanding, helpful and easy to deal with. He went above and beyond to make sure that everything was taken care of. He was straightforward. He made communication easy, and set my mind at ease. Walked me through everything step by step, and gave me options.
Response from Michael Malinowski April 1, 2021
Thanks, Rebecca. I am glad everything worked out well. I appreciate the recommendation
Posted by James | March 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney referral
I knew nothing until I contacted Mike. He made it very easy to file for bankruptcy, even though I wasn't sure I should. He put it in terms which I could understand. I was completely satisfied with the results. I would highly recommend him to anyone who would ask me.
Response from Michael Malinowski April 1, 2021
Thanks, James. I was happy to be of service. I appreciate your recommendation.
Posted by John-Marc | March 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Incredibly kind and professional
Mike was incredibly helpful during a time when the pandemic put a lot of financial hardship on my family. He made it as painless as possible to file for bankruptcy, and helped me stay informed every step of the way. I appreciated his knowledge and expertise. I would recommend him to anyone looking for help.
Response from Michael Malinowski April 1, 2021
Thanks, Jon- Marc. I always try to make the process as easy as possible. I appreciate the recommendation.


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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Malinowski Law
  • 2001 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Dunn, Schouten and Snoap
  • 1988 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Clary, Nantz, Wood, Hoffius, Rankin, and Cooper
  • 1985 - 1988


  • University of Michigan
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Kalamazoo College
  • B. A. in Economics
  • N/A


  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2020 - Present
  • Debtor’s Bar Association of West Michigan
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Upright Law, A National Bankruptcy Law Firm
  • Partner
  • 2016 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association Bankruptcy Section
  • 1985 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • 1985 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021

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Grand Rapids Chapter 7 bankruptcy Lawyer Michael M. Malinowski
Michael M. Malinowski
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Grand Rapids, MI
Licensed for 38 years
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