Michael M. Malinowski

Michael M. Malinowski

Sole Practitioner
Grand Rapids, Michigan

At Michael M. Malinowski PLC, I provide my clients with a casual, relaxed atmosphere in which to obtain counsel for legal problems, especially bankruptcies. With more than fifteen years of experience behind me, I understand that when you are considering bankruptcy, you are at a point in your life that is very emotional. I understand that the process is very personal and is frequently embarrassing. While I cannot make bankruptcy pain-free, I can help you anticipate the events in the process before they occur so that the anxiety is kept to a minimum. In your initial visits, I will actually take the time to meet you and explain the process to you. I will not pass you off to another member of my staff to get background information from you.

I have a broad perspective on the process that enables me to reach workable solutions in a shorter amount of time as I have represented both debtors and creditors through this process. Non-bankruptcy credit matters require the same kinds of skills as those possessed by a bankruptcy attorney and can often result in credit history problems that are just as significant as bankruptcy. I have dealt with numerous debt collection cases where, once again, I have represented both the account holders and the debtors.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Bankruptcy

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan


  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • J.D.
  • Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan
    • B.A. - 1982
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, Member, 1985 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys(NACBA), Member, 2006 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Clary Nantz Wood, Associate, 1985 - 1988
  • Dunn Schouten & Snoap, Associate, 1988 - 1992
  • Dunn Schouten & Snoap, Partner, 1992 - 2001