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Gabriel S Sanchez

Consumer protection Attorney at Grand Rapids, MI

4.8   17 reviews

Licensed for 15 years

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About Gabriel

Learn Gabriel’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Consumer protection
    30%
    I provide a broad range of consumer-protection services, including debtor defense for medical, consumer, and student loan debt and handling counterclaims against businesses and debt collectors that violate state and federal consumer protection laws.

  2. Debt collection
    30%
    I exclusively help protect consumers being pursued by creditors/debt collection agencies and attorneys, including providing protection against post-judgment actions such as wage garnishments and liens.

  3. Lemon law
    20%
    I represent consumers who have been mistreated by new and used automotive dealers and mechanics to ensure that they receive the repairs and monetary compensation due to them.

  4. Credit repair
    10%
    I aid clients in repairing their credit while helping them determine whether they have been victimized by unfair credit reporting.

  5. Landlord or tenant
    10%
    I exclusively assist tenants being exploited by their landlords, including defending against eviction and unfair collection/charging practices.

HELPING EVERYDAY PEOPLE MAKE THE MARKET WORK FOR THEM.

I offer individualized representation plans that will meet your needs. Whether you are facing a lawsuit from a debt collector or defending against an unfair eviction, all I ask is that you don't despair. Help is on the way. Please call me immediately for a free consultation worth $250. After evaluatng your case, you may be eligible for FREE or low-cost representation.

I believe that consumers of all income levels are entitled to a fair defense under the law and should know their rights. Those who have been victimized by creditors and their agents may be entitled to thousands of dollars in awards under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and other applicable state and federal laws. Moreover, I also protect the rights of tenants, homeowners, and persons who have been unlawfully denied credit, utility services, or rights given by consumer warranties, including automotive warranties. 

Licensed for 15 years
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 2007
Updated 12/26/2022

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

Contact Gabriel

The Maul Law Group, PLLC
2401 Camelot Ct
Suite M
Grand Rapids, MI, 49546
The Maul Law Group, PLLC
3596 Green Pointe Center
Hamilton, MI, 49419
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Jack | February 5, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Absolutely Amazing
Got my settlement accepted. They keep my security deposit and I pay the BS water bill. But I'm off the hook. No past owed rent. No more lease on my back. I wanna thank Mr.Sanchez at Maul Law. If you have any issues with a landlord, unwanted tenant, or any sort of property dispute, call him. He was efficient, very fast and handling the situation, knew his stuff, and did everything with my budget in mind. He just wanted to help. He wasnt just a good lawyer, but a great human being. Thank you
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Posted by Colin | August 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gabriel S Sanchez AKA Jedi Master!!
Wow, all I can say is wow. Gabriel and his team are all very good at what they do! I had a debt collection issue that he made flat out disappear. It started with a guy in a bullet proof vest delivering a letter to appear in court. I was scared to say the least. I searched, found, and called Gabriel. He calmed me down, and explained that these are all scared tactics and that he was on the case. I sat back and went on with my life while he got the case fully dismissed. Like I said, Jedi Master! He is very affordable, doesn't judge you at all, and is always there with answers to your questions. Thanks again to Gabriel, and his team.
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Posted by Nick | October 2, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
First to respond quick and accurate.
He was very precise in the route which I could and should pursue. Vey helpful and useful into something I am looking into further.
Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic - This guy will help you!!
Went into a hefty tenant/landlord dispute with little legal experience & nobody around West Michigan was willing to help…except for Gabe!! He knew his stuff and was very reassuring. The case was dropped and Mr. Sanchez was a great asset to have on my team. Down to earth & willing to assist. 10/10 recommend.
Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome
Mr Sanchez handled my complaint promptly and I was very satisfied with the outcome of the complaint.
Posted by Waleta | November 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
Mr. Sanchez is a nice and kind hearted man. I reached out to him because I needed help with a debt collector trying to sue me and I called him and explained my situation to him and he setup an appointment to meet and when I met with him he was so polite and nice and after going over my paperwork he said he could take on my case and will do his best to get it dismissed and he did I would definitely recommend Mr. Sanchez to anyone who is in need of an attorney thank you so much.
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Posted by Paul | October 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Gabriel was great to work with. He was very timely in his dealings, defended my interests, and I am incredibly happy with the results.
Posted by Alireza | November 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wrong debt on credit report
Gabe helped me to remove a wrong debt, which was reported by a debt collector, from my credit report. I became aware of this debt report after moving from another state to Michigan where I had run into problem renting a place after my move. During the stressful process, he provided me with a letter to the management of the apartment where I am currently living in and expalined thoroughly the situation. He was very honest from the beginning about the time that it might take to get the case resolved. In the process, he was available and answered all my questions almost immediately. Thankfully, the wrong collection report is now gone from my credit report.
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Posted by Brian | June 29, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quickly found relevant updates
While just a consult, it was in fact free, honest, fast, and useful. His findings indicated valid reasons for not pursuing the case further, which was bad news for me, but seems to be accurate.
Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will Hire Again
Had a legal dispute with my landlord and I was at my wits end, thinking I had no chance of getting it corrected. My first consultation with Gabe, he gave me different options to pursue. I hired him and within a week, this dispute was settled. I would hire him again in the future without hesitation.
Posted by Ben | June 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Service
I had a problem with a contractor who did not complete the contracted services. Mr. Sanchez went above and beyond to make things right. He was respectful, curtious, and highly professional. I would recommend him to all my family and friends who want positive results
Posted by Andrew | June 28, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Clear, precise consultation from Mr. Sanchez on Liability issue
I'm the executor of my parent's estate, and taking care of their house sale from another state. I was concerned about the vacancy of the house, especially since there's a swimming pool, and several people had access to the property. I contacted Mr. Sanchez with concerns about my exposure to liability in regards to the property. He quickly explained the legal basis, translated that into a plan of action, then made sure I understood what should be done - all in a manner that I could easily follow, and within a few minutes. He had an immediate grasp on what was (to me) a complex matter, and conveyed that advice with clarity. On another occasion, he reviewed a proposal for ongoing services that I had written for a customer. After the work was mostly completed, my client stopped returning calls. I was concerned that I could still be liable to provide the services, since I had been partially paid - a gray area of what the services were worth individually vs. in whole. He reviewed the proposal, and instructed me on a response to give to the client which clarified my amateur proposal, and allowed me to terminate the relationship cleanly. On both of these occasions, the advice that he gave was quick, yet thoughtful and clear, giving me the confidence that he had an excellent grasp on the two different areas of practice.
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer, great firm
Gabriel was a big help; great communication, easily explained the situation and my options. I felt very confident with him.
Posted by Gregory | June 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Warrant Cancelled for Unfounded Claims
A city I had not worked in was threatening to issue a bench warrant for not paying income taxes. The claim was unfounded and beyond the statute of limitation. I was unable of my own resources to disprove the claims and not aware that the limitations had been met. Gabriel intervened and resolved the matter before the warrant was issued professionally and astutely. I was saved from being detained and I'm sure compounding the situation legally, financially, and exponentially. I highly recommend Gabriel for consult or employ.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney that gets positive results
We continue to use Gabe Sanchez's services for our business and have had great results thus far. He is great with communication and explaining everything that is happening with our particular cases. Mainly, though, he continues to get positive results for us. I would highly recommend Gabe and his colleagues at Maul law.
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Leaky Windows
In 2009 we used a builder to build a new hours. Prior to moving in we realized we had leaky basement windows. The builder wanted us to pay to fix the windows, so I consulted Gabriel Sanchez for his legal opinion. After talking to him I felt confident he could assist so I hired him to help us out. Within a week the issue was solved and our windows never leaked again.
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No communication at all.
Gabriel Sanchez took my case, it's been over a year and I haven't heard anything from him, no letter or email. I continue to have to call the office which every time I call they ask for my name and when I give it to them no one is available to speak with me. I continue to get the run around and I don't know what's going on with my case, in the beginning I was told the money was being refunded, then it was they had to go to court now it's no communication for over a year, I suggest going else where so u don't have to deal with this type of headache and stress.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Maul Law Group, PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Faculty Fellow
  • DePaul University College of Law
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Gabriel Sanchez Law
  • 2007 - 2017

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Grand Valley State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • People of the State of Michigan v Terra Lee Haveman
  • Appeal granted for Haveman
  • People of the State of Michigan v Lucas Amos-John Vanalstine
  • Not guilty on all charges
  • Amanda Crow v LaValley Chevrolet-Buick-GMC, Inc
  • Monetary damages awarded to plaintiff
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Associations

  • Michigan State Bar Consumer Law Section
  • Executive Council Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • American Bar Association, Forum on Air and Space Law
  • Airport Regulation
  • 2009
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Passenger Rights in the European Union
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Gabriel
Consumer protection Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gabe is a great guy and passionate about protecting the rights of his clients. He's both a skilled writer and fierce advocate. I've worked with Mr. Sanchez in the past and have enjoyed his sense of humor. Gabe is not afraid of confrontation. He is empathetic and passionate about helping others."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Gabe Sanchez as a competent, professional attorney and counselor. He is highly-skilled in several areas of the law, including aviation, commercial and business, and consumer protection. In addition to his skill sets on the substantive law, he is also an exceptional legal writer who uses research and innovative analysis to help win cases for his clients. He thrives in hotly-contested litigation by maintaining strength and intense advocacy on behalf of his clients while also being able to effectively negotiate with opposing counsel. Finally, he is professional, courteous, and punctual in his day-to-day interactions with clients, judges, opposing counsel, and court staff. I highly recommend Gabe Sanchez as an attorney and counselor."
Consumer protection Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Gabriel is a talented and dedicated attorney who is passionate about defending clients when large corporations try to prey on them in the client's state of vulnerability. Clients will find Gabriel compassionate and non-judgmental, and he will formulate a practical and offensive strategy for their cases. He will also be straightforward with clients about their claims so that they can feel empowered throughout the process, but can rely on the fact that he has thoroughly and competently examined every issue and facet in their case. Clients will appreciate his enthusiasm for this practice area, which comes from his genuine desire to change this area of the law in the consumer's favor."