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Thomas. R. Morris

Thomas. R. Morris

Silverman & Morris, P.L.L.C.
  • Appeals & Appellate, Bankruptcy, Business Law ...
  • Michigan
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Summary

B.A., International Relations, James Madison College, Michigan State University. J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1986. Practice concentrated in bankruptcy, commercial law, business law, workouts, real estate and complex situations.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
  • Collections
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • International Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    The depth and duration of the free consultation depends upon the nature and scope of the potential engagement.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Standard hourly rate is $350.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
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6th Circuit
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Languages
  • French: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
member
Silverman & Morris, P.L.L.C.
- Current
shareholder
Shefferly, Silverman & Morris
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attorney
Schlussel, Lifton
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Education
University of Michigan Law School
J.D.
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Michigan State University
B.A. | international relations
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James Madison College
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Awards
listing 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Superlawyers
Professional Associations
Creditor/Debtors Rights Committee, Business Law Section, State Bar of Michigan
member
- Current
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American Bankruptcy Institute
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Activities: Occasional lecturer.
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State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section, Creditor/Debtor Rights Committee
member
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Business Law Section Council
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The Michigan Exemption Initiative
Michigan Business Law Journal
The History and Futrure of Michigan Debtor Exemptions
Michigan Business Law Journal
Representing Small Business Debtors in Bankruptcy
ICLE
The Discharge of "Trustee" Debts: Defining the Term "Fiduciary Capacity" under Bankruptcy Code section 523(a)(4)
Michigan Business Law Journal
Judgment Liens Against Real Property: H.B. 4941 Proposes Major Changes
Michigan Real Property Review
Speaking Engagements
Individual Chapter 11 Reorganizations , ABI Central States conference , Traverse City, Michigan
American Bankruptcy Institute
moderator and speaker
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
160 Questions Answered

Q. An "Application for Leave to Appeal" in the Michigan Supreme Court by 8/26. How much should I expect to pay?
A: The filing fees charged by the court are listed on its website. If you are going to file an application for leave to appeal with the Michigan Supreme Court, you may want to consider hiring an attorney.
Q. What do I file to remove an Affidavit of Interest that was filed fictiously against my property at the register of deeds
A: If you are filing an eviction action, add a count to your complaint to ask the court to declare the affidavit invalid, to order it removed from the records, and seeking damages for slander of title. This is too complicated to tutor you on. You should probably hire an attorney.
Q. I won a lost wage disabilty claim against my auto insurance company and I just filed bankruptcy can creditors take it?
A: The issue is whether the claim, or the money you received or will receive, can be claimed as exempt in the bankruptcy case. Another relevant consideration is the chapter of your bankruptcy case. In chapter 13, for example, the trustee does not always take control of non-exempt assets. You need to discuss this with your attorney, or to hire one. There are too many issues to enable me to give you a complete response.
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Contact & Map
Silverman & Morris, P.L.L.C.
32300 Northwestern Highway
suite 215
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Telephone: (248) 539-1330
Fax: (248) 539-1355