You may be facing debts you cannot pay, harassing phone calls and letters, and the daily fear of losing your house and your car. If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, you need an experienced bankruptcy lawyer to explain your options and guide you through the process.
At Andersen, Ellis & Shephard (formerly David Andersen & Associates, P.C.), our bankruptcy lawyers can help you find a fresh financial start in Michigan. Each lawyer at our firm specializes in one area of the law and we have attorneys on our team who have passed extensive testing and peer reviews to attain certification as specialists by the American Board of Certification.
Contact Andersen, Ellis & Shephard today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:
We are attorneys representing clients in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan area, but many clients come from adjacent areas such as the following counties: Kent, Newaygo, Allegan, Montcalm, Kalamazoo, Ottawa, Muskegon, Ionia, Mecosta, Van Buren, Eaton, Ingham, Calhoun, Saint Joseph, Barry, Berrien, Cass, Osceala, Oceana, Clinton, Branch, Wexford & Lake. We help clients stop foreclosure, creditor harassment, repossessions and wage garnishments through Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
Call Andersen, Ellis & Shephard today at 616-784-1700 to arrange your free initial consultation.
David Andersen was admitted to practice law in the State and Federal Courts in 1979. David graduated Wayne State University Law School with honors and received his Bachelor of Science at Grand Valley State University. David is able to practice in all Michigan Courts, state and federal as well as the appellate and Supreme Courts of Michigan and the United States. David is a Board Certified Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification, specializing in debt relief through Chapter 13 payment plans and Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases. David has filed thousands of bankruptcy cases over his 35 year career and is a partner in the firm. David is recognized as an industry leader and is often sought as a speaker at bankruptcy conventions.
Rebecca L. Johnson-Ellis , a partner in the firm, has been an attorney for the past 10 years and has recently celebrated her five year certification anniversary as a Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy Law from the American Board of Certification. Rebecca received both her law school degree and her undergrad degree from Michigan State University. Rebecca is admitted to practice in the courts of Michigan, the Western District of Michigan Federal Courts and the U.S. Supreme Court. Rebecca has been recognized by her peers in the Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star several years in a row. Rebecca has helped hundreds of individuals through the bankruptcy process and is a frequent speaker at seminars on bankruptcy matters.
Jeremy Shephard, a partner at the firm, has been practicing bankruptcy since he became an attorney in 2009. Jeremy is admitted to practice in the courts of Michigan, the Western and Eastern District of Michigan and the Supreme Court of the United States. Jeremy received his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and his undergrad from Olivet College. Jeremy is actively involved in the Debtors Bar of West Michigan as an officer and gives back to the community as Big Brother and through pro bono services. Jeremy is a board certified consumer bankruptcy attorney who has filed hundreds of bankruptcy cases.
Ms. Angie J. Bailey attended Western Michigan University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Criminal Justice and Spanish. From there, Ms. Bailey attended Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley where she graduated in magna cum laude in 2015, in the top 5% of her class. While at WMU Cooley, Ms. Bailey served as assistant solicitation editor for the WMU Cooley Law Review and received the Certificate of Merit in the following classes: Civil Procedure I & II; Constitutional Law I & II; Wills, Estates and Trusts; Criminal Procedure; Taxation; and Sales. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Bailey served as Law Clerk for the judges at the 36th Circuit Court in Van Buren County.
Ms. Bailey is a member of the Kalamazoo Bar Association, Grand Rapids Bar Association, and Van Buren County Bar Association. She served as Secretary and Treasurer for the Van Buren County Bar Association from August 2016 to August 2017. Ms. Bailey is admitted to practice in the State of Michigan, as well as the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan.
Just want to say THANK YOU for getting me through my Chapter 13 case. It wasn’t easy but with awesome help I made it. From the very start you were kind and professional and took the time to answer my questions and fears. David, you and your staff are the best! I will recommend you to anyone I ever see in debt or credit trouble.
GREAT ATTORNEYS, GREAT PERSONALITY, AND SUPER GREAT AT WHAT THEY DO. I WOULD RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYBODY. I THANK THEM SO MUCH FOR ALL THEIR HELP.
I was referred to you by a friend. I immediately contacted your office to schedule an appointment. I have been impressed with how my case was processed by everyone involved. This was everything I was hoping for and some. Also as if the above wasn’t good enough, I received a State Tax Refund because the garnishments were no longer in force. Again Mr. Anderson, I thank you and your team for doing your best on my families and my behalf. The nature of your help involves and affects so many lives through its process. I have a rough road ahead of me for no fault but my own. However, your company has set the foundation perfectly. This allows me to move to the next stage with some huge worries behind me.