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Bankruptcy Attorney Charles J. Schneider
​in Livonia, Michigan

Charles J Schneider Livonia, MI

Charles J. Schneider

Owner
Location: Livonia, Michigan
Phone: (734) 591-4890
Fax: (734) 328-6006
Email: Email Me
Mr. Schneider maintains his law practice at the law office of Charles J. Schneider, P.C., in Livonia, Michigan, where he has worked exclusively in the field of consumer bankruptcy since 1984. He manages an exclusive practice averaging 30 Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 consumer bankruptcy cases per month.
Mr. Schneider has been certified and re-certified in consumer bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification, sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute, since 1995.
Mr. Schneider received his B.A. and his J.D. degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts in the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Schneider is a member of the State Bar of Michigan; National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees (NACTT); the Detroit, Livonia, and Oakland County Bar Associations; Consumer Bankruptcy Association; National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys; and the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI).
He has participated as a contributor, speaker and panelist on ABI, NACTT, ICLE and OnePath Practice Management Advisors panels regarding the representation of debtors in bankruptcy cases. Mr. Schneider is a contributing author to ICLE's "Handling Consumer and Small Business Bankruptcies."
He is a contributing author to the "Inside The Minds" series of publications by Thomson Reuters/Aspatore in Best Practices For Chapter 13: The Cases, Clients and Challenges Of Filing A Chapter 13: A Forward Looking Approach (2012) and Strategies For Consumer Bankruptcy Appeals: The Nuances Of The Consumer Bankruptcy Process (2012).
He has a peer review rating of AV in bankruptcy by Martindale-Hubbell. He has an Avvo.com peer review rating of 10 out of 10 "Superb". He has been selected every year as a Michigan Super Lawyer since 2011 by Thomson Reuters. Mr. Schneider has been rated AVVO.com 10 superb since 2014 and rated* AV "Preeminent" since 2014 at Martindale-Hubbell.
* AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards. 

Areas of Practice

100% Bankruptcy

Certified Legal Specialties

Consumer Bankruptcy, American Board of Certification, 1995 to present

Education

Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
            J.D. - 1977
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
            B.A.
            Honors: With Distinction
            Major: History
​            Major: Political Science

Classes/Seminars

Detroit 7th Annual Consumer Bankruptcy Conference; Appeals: The Nuts & Bolts, 2011 - Present
Building a Successful Chapter 13 Practice, One Path Practice Management Advisors, 2010 - Present
Proof of Claims in Bankruptcy, I.C.L.E of Michigan, 2010 - Present
Speaker - Chapter 13 This Way, That Way, Which Way?, Central States Bankruptcy Workshop, 2009 - Present
Speaker - Secured Transactions, ABI's Detroit Consumer Program, 2009 - Present
Speaker - Nuts and Bolts Approach, Confirmation Issues, Consumer Bankruptcy Association of Detroit, 2007 - Present
Bankruptcy Ethics, BAPCPA, 2006 - Present
Basic Litigation in Bankruptcy Court, Withdrawal and Abstention in Bankruptcy, I.C.L.E. of Michigan, 2010 - Present
Bankruptcy Reform Act, Consumer Bankruptcy Association, 2005 - Present
Best Debtor's Attorneys Practice, N.A.C.T.T., 2005 - Present
Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, Genesee County Bar Association, 2005 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bankruptcy Institute, Member, 1985 - Present
National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees, 1990 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, from 2002 to Present
Consumer Bankruptcy Association of Detroit, Member Board of Directors
State of Michigan Bar Association
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Detroit Bar Association, Debtor‐Creditor Section
Livonia Bar Association
Oakland County Bar Association
United States Supreme Court, 2011

Litigation Percentage

10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1977
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1978
U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2007
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2004
​U.S. Supreme Court, 2011

Published Works

Strategies For Consumer Bankruptcy Appeals: The Nuances Of The Consumer Bankruptcy Appeal Process, Thomson Reuters/Aspatore, Inside the Minds, 2012


Best Practices For Chapter 13: The Cases, Clients and Challenges Of Filing A Chapter 13: A Forward Looking Approach, Thomson Reuters/Aspatore, Inside The Minds , 2012


Handling Consumer and Small Business Bankruptcies in Michigan, I.C.L.E of Michigan, Chapter 3, 2009-2012

Representative Cases

Honors and Awards

Access To Justice service recognition award, U.S. District Ct., Eastern District of Michigan, 2013 - Present
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District, Certificate of Appreciation - Pro Bono Recognition, 2011 - Present
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District, Certificate of Appreciation - Pro Bono Recognition, 2009 - Present
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District, Certificate of Appreciation - Pro Bono Recognition, 2007 - Present
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District, Certificate of Appreciation - Pro Bono Recognition, 2000 - Present
Rated AV "Preeminent" from 2014 at Martindale-Hubbell to Present
Rated Avvo.com peer review rating of 10 out of 10 "Superb" from 2014 to Present
Michigan Super Lawyer from 2011 to Present by Thomson Reuters

Pro Bono Activities

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2003 - Present
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2000 - Present
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2007 - Present
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2011 - Present

Charles J. Schneider, P.C.

CHARLES J. SCHNEIDER, P.C.
39319 Plymouth Road Suite 1 Livonia, MI 48150
Fax: (734) 328-6006

Business Hours
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.