Michigan Bankruptcy Attorney Reviews & Client Testimonials
Superior customer service is central to our firm’s culture and is one of our three guiding principles. We are always proud of the client feedback we receive and would like to share some of the reviews that have been sent from our current and previous clients.
You will read about bankruptcy success stories, but also honest narratives of the bankruptcy process from the most crediable source – people who have been through it! We welcome your questions and would like the opportunity to discuss your unique circumstances.
Please call us at 866-261-8282 for a free consultation at one of our six Michigan offices in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Southfield, Flint or Warren.
Acclaim Legal Services Client Reviews & Bankruptcy Testimonials
Prior to filing a Chapter 13 Reorganization, one of my biggest concerns was “how will this affect my credit?” After talking with one of the attorneys at Acclaim Legal Services, they showed me that a Chapter 13 would allow me to consolidate my bills based on my income and my living expenses and lower my overall monthly debt payments. Because of the Chapter 13 I was able to pay back my debts at a fraction of the total amount that I owed and at a monthly payment that was affordable.
At the time that I filed the Chapter 13, I was financing a home. Acclaim showed me that I could file a plan to consolidate my bills without pulling all the equity out of my home. Because of the plan, I was able to refinance my home and get a better interest rate. My payments into the Chapter 13 actually helped me to re-establish my credit and improve my credit score… the lender viewed my consistent payment history into the plan as a positive step to rebuilding my credit and I was able to get a better interest rate and terms for my new loan.
Overall, the Chapter 13 helped me to focus on paying down my debts and provided a positive credit source when I wanted to re-finance my home and get a better rate.
-Monique from Fenton, Michigan
When a company does superb work, people should be told.
William Johnson’s Acclaim Legal Services is one of those nice surprises in life. They take complete control of your situation and show you exactly the steps you need to take to have the best favorable outcome for your case. My lawyer at the firm had some brilliant suggestions to follow that helped me incredibly. His suggestions gave me more personal control over the outcome of my case and this resulted in much less stress.
Thank you to the entire staff of Acclaim Legal Services for your great legal assistance.
Warmly, A Happy and Satisfied Customer
-Craig from Wixom, Michigan
I would like to extend a special thank you to your firm, especially Cindy Millns and our attorney – they were both very helpful in this whole process very reassuring. I would recommend your firm to anyone that needs assistance!
-Arnold from Trenton, MI
Working with my Attorney was a very comfortable experience. I was scared going into the Chapter 7 bankruptcy process and didn’t know what to do. She walked me through the whole thing step by step. I would recommend her to anyone. Not only was I going through financial stress I also had a terminal daughter at home. She took all the stress off of me.
-Glenda from Burton, Michigan
Sorry this email is a long time coming. I would like to thank you for all you did for my wife and myself. You were always very prompt and informative whenever anything was needed. Many times I was scared and worried during that difficult time. You always helped out and made me feel more secure. Thank you for all you did. The law firm you represent is very fortunate to have you there. Best wishes to you in your career and in your future. Thanks again.
-Bob from White Lake, MI
The help I received from acclaim was invaluable! Considering the complexity of bankruptcy, I’m especially thankful for the assistance of my attorney in establishing a plan and initiating the process. I’m also thankful for the ongoing help of paralegal Nicole Hollihan in answering questions and providing direction during the tenure of the case. Both were always professional and courteous in dealing with a novice to the legal system.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Acclaim Legal to anyone needing help in these areas.
-Brian from Novi, Michigan
Over the past few years I have been working with Cindy Millns for my case. She has been so easy to work with and helpful, that I cannot express enough gratitude for her professionalism and courtesy during my troubling times. She took the time to answer phone calls and emails when I needed answers and made a bad experience a little less stressful for me. I want to thank her for all of the hard work that she put into my case and for making life just a little bit easier for me.
-Peter from Royal Oak, Michigan
Thank you for all of your help whenever I called or emailed you regarding my bankruptcy case. You were always helpful and quick to respond on helping me. I truly appreciate the awesome legal service that team at Acclaim Legal Services provided.
Many blessings to all of you! Thank you!
-Sarah from Ann Arbor, MI
We would like to say thank you to Acclaim Legal Services- especially to Cindy Millns and Christopher Jones for helping us with the Chapter 13 process.
We appreciate all that you have done for us – you were always there to answer any questions that we had and to get back to us very quickly. We highly recommend your firm to others.
-Sam & Rebecca from Farmington Hills, Michigan
I would love to let you know about my experience with Kevin,Chris and Cindy. They gave my husband and I are life back. We have a list of life major hurdles. I can say without a doubt they were the only ones we could count on with truth and facts and promptness. I do not know what I would of done without them. They treated us with respect and compassion . I already tell many people about Acclaim legal services. And Kevin Chris and wonderful Cindy. They are the definition of professionalism.
-Peggy from West Bloomfield, MI
I wanted to take a few moments and offer a sincere THANK YOU for all the hard work that everyone at Acclaim Legal Services has done so far on my Chapter 13 Bankruptcy case. As you know, this process has a lot of emotional attributes for the filing person and is not a position I ever foresaw.
Since working with this Firm (since March 2013), I have only been met by understanding, professionalism, and compassion. Cindy Millns has been the one that I have spoken to the most. She has calmed my fears, eased my worries, and is always there for me to ask any question no mater how trivial it is. She is always knowledgeable and helpful. She sure makes the process seem less daunting and for that, I am very grateful.
The attorney working on my case has always been very professional with me and I am proud to have him represent me in court. I am sure he is very busy, but he always makes me feel as though I am his only client. I appreciate all the hard work and dedication that he is putting into my case.
I guess I just wanted to express that I feel Acclaim Legal Services has gone “above and beyond” to help me feel more comfortable about my situation. In this day and age of people judging and ridiculing, I just wanted to take a few moments to express sincere gratitude and appreciation for everything. I look forward to having all of you on my side during this whole process.
-Kim from Trenton, Michigan
Mr. Johnson, I would like to thank you for having an exceptional staff and for assisting me in my time of financial distress. Everyone was professional but at the same time very caring even when I was having a complete meltdown, your staff never lost patience with me. Please let me reiterate it was a tsunami kind of meltdown. I appreciate the way you initially took care of me, the kindness and grace Francesca and Chris showed me and lastly the way Amanda answered all my questions and concerns as if I was her only client to deal with. Thank you, Thank you, Thank You!
-Karen from Auburn Hills, MI
I would like to reach out and express my thank you and gratitude to Alisha Goguen.
I would like to start by saying that I am a proud individual that due to life’s crazy path, lead me to needing assistance with a matter that was beyond my scope. As hard as it is to have to file a bankruptcy, it is even harder when your a proud individual that has to admit a situation is beyond your control.
Your firm has been very soothing to my pride. As I am just an individual that wants to just get the process through without bothering anyone or causing any attention to myself during this time. Alisha Goguen has been a calming “voice” to me as I have to ask questions and get even more help for my situation. She has gone out of her way, in my opinion, to help answer all my questions. And she is extremely understanding to my situation.
I just wanted to express my gratitude for having a compassionate and caring person as Alisha on your team. Please pass along my thanks to Alisha for all that she has done for me now, and more than likely, in the future too.
-Tom from Auburn Hills, MI
I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your help throughout my Chapter 13 bankruptcy. I am so glad I decided to go with Acclaim Legal Services. Everyone I dealt with were very professional. I really appreciated how quickly you responded to me each time I had a question or concern. You definitely made the process a lot easier to get through. Thank you!
-Debbie from Ann Arbor, MI
I have to take the time to say ,Thank You, to everyone involved in my case. Firstly to Francesca, whom I met day one. She is very good at what she does. Very courteous, kind and understanding. I had no idea what I was in for, she made sure I understood everything! It was plain for me to see this Attorney has a caring and kind heart. She really made me feel at ease at this process that I elected to request.
Ms. Lassner is also warm and kind. As I told Alicia in my conversation with her today, Ms. Lassner, rocks! I got to watch her in court, she is so confident , yet cool!
Finally , Alicia . I Thank her soo much. Always taking and returning my numerous and endless phone calls. Always knowing exactly what I was asking and or what I needed to do regarding the correspondences I received. She even listened patiently when I spoke with her on a not so good day for me, that had to do with my son and his health, how I was feeling , and what I was going through. She then offered words of encouragement to me that I won’t forget! You don’t find, unfortunately, people like her just anywhere. Acclaim Legal Services, you are lucky to have her. She is definitely my hero!
Please know if the situation arises, I would be more than proud to recommend this Law Firm. GOD BLESS.
-Heather from Sterling Heights, MI
I retained representation with Acclaim Legal Services after I had previously retained representation by a different law firm. My previous attorney was never available for me to consult with them, and treated me very rudely. As a result of this treatment I decided to retain Acclaim Legal Services to represent me in my Chapter 13 case. This was one of the best decisions I have ever made. My attorney is the epitome of attorneys. She and her Legal Assistant are very dedicated, efficient, prompt, and demonstrates professionalism at all times. My Attorney has given me good and solid advice, which has enabled me to eliminate my debts, while maintaining my home which was in jeopardy of being lost. Due to a decrease in income, I could no longer afford to continue making my Chapter 13 payments, and was dismissed from Chapter 13. At that point my Attorney explained my options, and filed a Chapter 7 motion on my behalf. This was a great relief. Overall, my experience with Acclaim Legal Services has been both positive and rewarding, and I would highly recommend them.
-Sue from White Lake, Michigan
I greatly appreciate the excellent job done by Attorney Chris Jones together with Cindy Millns upon the completion of my Chapter 13. They are very prompt and thorough in helping me resolved my 2nd mortgage, credits, helped me make a realistic budget all thru out the term.
I am truly greatful and will recommend their services to others. Thank you.
-Sam from Detroit, Michigan
I filed bankruptcy chapter 13 through your office and I’ve been dealing with Cindy Mills for 5 years.
She was very helpful and patient all these years.
I would like to just thank Cindy for being good to me and let you know that you have a great worker in your office I well recommend all my people to come to your office if they need the service.
-Tim from Clawson, MI
Greetings Julie! This is to let you know about our experience with Acclaim Legal Services regarding our Chapter 13 Bankruptcy case. Chris made the journey easy because of his prompt replies to our emails and phone calls. He always kept us abreast of what was going on and reassured us that we would come out of this process as long as we followed the plan.
Cindy was always very kind even though we knew her job was not easy especially when she had to forward us more forms to be filled out. We appreciated her tenacity and thoroughness pertaining to our case. Our favorite part was her salutation, “Have a blessed day.” She probably had no idea how those words kept us encouraged over the 6 years!
We have referred our friends and relatives to Acclaim Legal Services, and because of our wonderful experience we shall continue to do so.
-Samantha from Ann Arbor, MI
My experience with the Chapter 13 process from beginning to end was challenging at times. Throughout the almost six years working with Acclaim Legal Services, I must say that from the very first day when my wife and I met with William Johnson to the final days working with Attorney Chris Jones and paralegal Cindy Millns, everyone along the way has helped make the journey a successful one. Both Mr. Jones and Ms. Cindy Millns were always polite, professional and supportive. Cindy Millns was especially supportive and was always quick to respond to my many inquiries, especially when I was expressing concerns and or apprehensions.
Thank you Attorney Jones, and a special thank you to Cindy Millns.
-Michael & Pam from Dearborn, MI
Thank you for taking the time on Monday, to explain to me all the details of my case. I really learned a lot from our talk. There should be more people in the world like yourself to make time for others that don’t understand the legal/law side of business.
Thanks so much and God Bless you and your family!
-Karen from Madison Heights, Michigan
When I started at Acclaim they were every helpful in explaining the things i need to know an what all the paper work i needed to get together.. As i went through all the process on my Chapter 13 bankruptcy they kept me informed of all i need to do and to get for them. If i ever had a question they were friendly an helpful in make it easy for me to do what i needed to get done. now that my chapter 13 bankruptcy is done, I am glad that they were understanding through the whole process of my claim. I would recommend they to anyone that is looking for this kind of help..
-Jerome from Detroit, Michigan
I would like to take the opportunity to Thank Acclaim for the way that they handled my Chapter 13. A very special Thank you goes out to Cindy, she handled everything in a very timely matter always answer my questions so that I understood.
She is one of those person that you may never meet but the way she treated me I feel like I have known her for years. Acclaim is very lucky to have such a personable person working for them. Again Thank You so much Cindy
-Pat from Canton, MI
What a Wonderful Experience!
I just wanted to take a minute to let you know how very satisfied I am with the way my case was handled. From the very first phone call to the discharge “congratulations” email I received from Cindy Millns. I was scared to death to go down this path of Chapter 13. After 13 short months from start to finish, I will recommend Acclaim Legal Services to anyone and everyone that I know who might be in the same situation I was in.
Great job Acclaim Legal Services and Thank You!
-John from Sterling Heights, MI
I would like to take a few minutes to say thanks to your entire staff. In the past 51/2 years I have come into contact with a lot of them! Chris and Cindy have been very patient with my questions, e-mails and phone calls.
Acclaim Legal Services has given my husband and me a new chapter in our lives. Never once was anything “sugar coated.” We were always explained things in a manner which we could understand. Everything went as we were told it would. Five years is a long time. It is not an easy road. And believe me there were a lot of hiccups over the years.
Your staff always called me back answered my e-mails and put my worst fears to rest. I have recommended Acclaim legal services to many of folks and will continue to do so. Bankruptcy has been a learning experience. We have learned the difference between a “want and a need.” We will always remember that as we make future financial decisions.
-Sue & John from Bloomfield Hills, MI
I wanted to let you know about your staff and the support they all showed my wife and myself.
From our first meeting with William in his office to Cindy answering all our questions and time spent on the phone many thanks to her, along with Chris looking after our case too.
Dealing with bankruptcy isn’t easy but we our back on our feet and looking to get back to having ownership of a house Lord willing soon.
So I Again just want to pass this on to you and thank your staff .
-Pete & Amy from Taylor, MI
Acclaim Legal Service is an outstanding firm to use for your bankruptcy need. The team of employees are courteous and knowledgeable. Attorney, Chris Jones, is thorough, consistent and resilient. He will stand up for you and with you through the entire bankruptcy process. Mr. Jones is an attorney you can trust. Due to Mr. Jones hard work and dedication, the outcome of my case was much better than expected. I have and will continue to recommended Acclaim Legal Service and Attorney Chris Jones.
-Stephanie from Belleville, Michigan
After five years we finished our chapter 13 plan on June 2. We finally got the discharge and can continue on our new life.
This experience has been very stressful and embarrassing. I am so grateful that Cindy Milln and Chris jones were assigned to us. Both have answered our questions either email or phone. We couldn’t have made it without them. They have gone the extra mile to keep us focused and see the light at the end of the tunnel.
We felt Acclaim values their clients and takes care of them. I would recommend Cindy and Chris to anyone seeking help.
I can’t thank them enough! Overall Acclaim has been an excellent experience to work with.
-Jim & Pauline from West Bloomfield, MI
Acclaim Legal Services staff was outstanding! Turnaround time was usual within 24-36 hours in response to a question! The Attorneys give you good advice and really care about their clients! High recommendation given!
-Patricia from Eastpointe, Michigan
Thank you William Johnson and Cindy Millns for doing such a great job handling my bankruptcy case and allowing me to get my life back in order. Thank you for giving me a chance to regain confidence and succeed in life to the fullest.
I will tell anyone in trouble with bankruptcy or mortgage foreclosures how your law firm can help them as you helped me. Your responsive and fast-acting law team saved me from stress that I wouldn’t have been able to overcome without your help.
Your law firm and staff give new meaning to the word WOW!!
-Jeremy from Clio, Michigan
Me and my wife want to thank you and your team for all the help in successfully going through the discharge of our Chapter 13 bankruptcy case.
In particular, Cindy Millns has been prompt and responsive in providing all the necessary information. It has been a pleasure working with her.
-Nadia & Jamal from Dearborn, MI
My overall experience with Acclaim Legal Services has been excellent. They created a workable budget for me while allowing me to reduce my debt. They were very prompt and helpful when I had questions or concerns. They helped me modify my home mortgage so that I could live stress free after my chapter 13 plan. I am truly grateful.
-Michelle from Bloomfield, MI
Acclaim Legal Services has provided me professionalism, service and most of all results!
I came to Acclaim Legal Services when I was desperate to find another attorney to take over my pending case. I was not sure who was going to handle my file as this was an important part of my life. I made an appointment and met with Bill Johnson. I brought my entire file and he analyzed it and made sure he looked over every piece before we made any decision. I talked with him about my fears of losing my home if this was not done properly. He was a very honest individual and most of all concerned to help his clients. He suggested what type of action he would plan and made sure his client understood what he was preparing to do. There were no hidden surprises with Mr. Johnson.
His staff is very polite and always wanting to help. His team filed papers exactly the date as expected with the courts. Their follow up with deadlines were always filed the day it should be done. This is when I knew I was safe in Acclaim’s hands.
I walked out of his office feeling confident the job would get done. I would highly recommend this legal firm to handle all your personal needs. After all, in today’s world you need someone like Bill Johnson and his staff on your side.
-Lynn from Macomb Township, Michigan
In looking back, the best decision I made was to go with Acclaim – a bankruptcy only law firm. I was extremely stressed because of the financial situation I was in when I saw an advertisement for Acclaim. After my first visit I could finally feel hope.
I filed a Chapter 13, keeping my house, vehicle and rental home. Acclaim helped me to do a two mortgage modifications and two home equity loan modifications. This lowered my monthly payments a total of $1,000 per month. My budge now is manageable!
Starting with William Johnson and the other lawyers I dealt with, of course Nicole Hollihan the paralegal and down to the receptionist, I always received patience, respect, answers to my questions and help.
I referred someone who filed a Chapter 7 and Acclaim simplified her life quickly. Also she had to take a bus, so she was appreciative of Acclaim’s multiple office locations.
-Kathy from Dearborn, Michigan
Thank you so much for your help through the Chapter 13 process. It has been a tough 5 years for our family with both of us losing our jobs nearly at the same time, dealing with unemployment and bankruptcy…so glad to be at the end of this journey and getting back to normal. This entire process was incredibly scary for us, as we have never had anything like this happen before. The team at Acclaim has made a very difficult situation much better for us and we will forever be thankful for your help!
If our experience helps someone else make a decision that will help them get back on track, then I am happy for our story to be shared.
-Sam & Karen from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
I wanted to extend my gratitude for helping me understand my Foreclosure/Chapter 7 situation. I left our meeting feeling reassured about my situation. You presented the information in a way I could understand. I have consulted with legal counsel in the past and they did not have the sincerity and professionalism you possess. Thank you for making it a positive experience. Thank you for allowing me to trust you. In times like these, it is appreciated to know people like you exist.
Again, thank you so very much for your promptness to help me resolve my situation. I respect what you represent and will extend positive feedback about you to those who seek out legal advice.
-Rachel from Initial Consultation
I often email you guys with a load of questions or asking for things… but I wanted to take this time to say thank you for all you do. You guys work hard and have been extremely dedicated to helping me with the various things that have come up – even with those that were of my doing.
I greatly appreciate all your hard work!
-Pam from New Baltimore, Michigan
Acclaim Legal Services was extremely helpful to us during a very distressing time of our lives. We started off with a chapter 13 then the economy dropped even further and after a year and a half we had to file chapter 7. We had many obstacles to overcome having owned our own business for over 23 yrs. and still having our only income coming in from that same business. Also our house was under foreclosure. As of less than a week ago we now are no longer in debt over $250,000.00 with no means to repay it and we are making payments on the loan modification trial period on our home. None of this would have been possible without the top shelf professionals at Acclaim Legal Services. We would like to send a great big Thank You out to Bill Johnson and the entire team at Acclaim. I would highly recommend them to anyone who may be in need of the services they have to offer. Thanks again Acclaim.
-Dan & Debbie from West Bloomfield, Michigan
I would like to thank your firm especially Chris Jones and Cindy for all the help they provided in my case. Bankruptcy is not an easy thing to go through and not always easy to understand the terms and terminology that is used. Your team was extremely helpful and made it as simple as it could have been.
-Sam from Canton, MI
I wanted to take the time to commend attorney Chris Jones for the exceptional job he did in advocating for me during my case. This has been a long journey and his efforts, professionalism, and tenacity enabled me to finally receive a favorable judgment. Although I realize this is the beginning of the journey, I’m assured that working with Chris and Acclaim will get things done.
This process can be daunting, but the manner in which Chris handled the situation was extraordinarily tactful. I am grateful.
-John from Detroit, Michigan
Cindy from your office gave me your information for feedback about our case.
Today she sent us a copy of the courts discharge, so our immediate feeling is over joyed to be done with the process. At the beginning we had no idea what to expect, but everyone in your office took their time to explain the process to make this very difficult phase in our life go as smooth as possible. Our position was that we got our shelves into this situation and we wanted to stand up to the challenge by providing anything you guys asked from us on or before you needed it… My wife and I spoke a few night ago and we realized we are in a much better place now than when we began this three years ago, both financially & Emotionally. We have learned some very valuable lessons from working with Acclaim that we hope will keep us making the right financial decisions in the future!
If anyone ever reaches out to me about being in this situation I would not hesitate to recommend Acclaim.
Chris & Cindy are the best at what they do…
-Michelle & Peter from Canton, Michigan
I want to take a minute to thank you for always being available to answer my questions (no matter how obscure! Lol). I thank you for the time and patience you have with me. If no one tells you, you are an angel on earth and highly appreciated.
-Crystal from Royal Oak, Michigan
From one very satisfied customer!
It has been very pleasant to have Chris Jones helping with the bankruptcy process. At first you think you know everything by reading few things here and there from various web sites. Then when you meet Chris in the first 30 minutes you realize that you really don’t know much of anything.
He explained the process in detail and most of all in plain and simple language. He didn’t rush us in the process and gave any information needed for us to make the right decision and the best route to choose. Even after that he was available to answer any questions.
Overall, the service was great and beyond expectation! I would recommend him and his firm to anyone.
-Peter from Mt. Clemons, Michigan
I am thankful to Acclaim Legal Services for their diligence and professionalism in completing my Chapter 7. I am very pleased with their unwavering commitment to me, the customer. From the very beginning, attorney Christopher Jones gave me confidence and assurances that my case would go well and quickly. When I was worried and had concerns, I talked to Amanda constantly and she assured me that everything was in progress and not to worry – she was on top of my concerns and monitoring all progress. How great it has been to have Amanda working on my behalf. I wish I had come to Acclaim Legal Services sooner. I am the beneficiary of your firm’s hard work and I am thankful for a new start with my credit.
-Wilma from Detroit, Michigan
It has been a pleasure working with Cindy Millns and Atty Chris Jones. They answered my email with concerns right away. They guided me through. And Cindy, she is very friendly and always ready to answer my questions. Overall, I will give them 5 shinning stars.
-Jennifer from Sterling Heights, MI
I came into my Chapter 7 Bankruptcy with a lot of questions and a lot of misinformation. I was concerned if I was ever going to get out of the mess that had been created. My attorney quickly put me at ease and made the law very clear so I could easily understand the procedure and from the very first visit until my court date and beyond I have never worried about my case again. I always had the help of his paralegal who always kept me on track and gave me a tremendous amount of support. I would highly recommend them to help anyone who may have difficulties and can’t see a way out! Again, Many thanks!
-David from Sterling Heights, Michigan
Five years ago I was in so much debt that I couldn’t think straight. I wasn’t eating or sleeping properly. Then I lost one of my jobs (neither one was paying very much, just a bit over minimum wage). I began to be late on my house notes every month. I got into a car accident which threw me behind two months in my house payments. Though I was barely paying the utility bills and eating, I had to have transportation to get back to and from the one job. It was all I had. I had no children so I was denied any type of public assistance.
I totally lost it when I received that dreadful notice displayed on my front door for all of my neighbors to see from Trott & Trott (I was so embarrassed). The notice stated that my house was in foreclosure and that the sheriff sale was about a month or two later. That was the lowest point in my life. I worked so hard to gain home ownership and now Trott & Trott was going to take that away from me. I immediately got on the phone and tried to work out some sort of payment plan with them. They would not listen to me or try to help me in any way, shape or form. In fact they were very rude and short with me over the phone. They made me feel like I was worthless and that I deserved to be out on the street.
A family member recommended that I try Chapter 13 bankruptcy and referred me to Acclaim Legal Services. The thought of going into bankruptcy was both embarrassing and scary to me. Then I thought, well, my credit is already in the toilet; a Chapter 13 can’t make my situation any worse than it is. The very next day I contacted Acclaim Legal Services with great hesitation. The young woman on the phone was very pleasant. She asked me a few questions about my situation and told me what I needed to bring to my consultation.
On the day of my consultation, I didn’t know what to expect. I thought that I would get some sort of reprimand for allowing myself to be in this financial mess that I was drowning in. Much to my surprise, my lawyer was quite calm and very understanding about my situation. He gave me a brief overview of what I needed to do and what to expect in a Chapter 13 (he thought this was best route for me to go). After my confirmation hearing, the foreclosure was brought to a halt and all nagging creditor calls had ceased.
For the next five years, I was on an extremely tight budget with the Chapter 13 bankruptcy. At one point it was so tight, I couldn’t afford to pay my utilities and buy food to eat. I quickly found out that this was no easy process. I contacted my paralegal (Cindy Millns) and informed her of my struggles. The next thing I knew, a motion was filed on my behalf and my payments were lowered so that I could afford to buy food and pay my utilities. Acclaim Legal Services made me feel very comfortable about contacting them with any a questions or concerns that I had with my bankruptcy. I heard many scary stories about Chapter 13 during my five year experience. However, what I learned was that if you are completely honest with your lawyer and you keep him/her abreast of all that’s going with you financially, they can help you the most. You cannot be dishonest or omit anything about your situation. Otherwise, the process doesn’t work and your lawyer can’t help you in the best way possible. I always, always kept an open line of communication with my lawyer and paralegal. They were great at helping me with whatever I needed.
Well, I finally got through my five years of tough budgeting and received my discharge from my bankruptcy. It was a great day when I received the news from the Trustee. Looking back on it all, I’ve learned to only spend on what I need. I’m saving money now and I have my house with all payments current and no more creditors calling me. I still have to make payment arrangements on my student loan (bankruptcy does not relieve you of student loan obligations; it protects you from being garnished/levied while in bankruptcy). I owe a great deal to Acclaim Legal Services for helping me through this financial ordeal. I have recommended them to friends and family in need of financial assistance. Acclaim Legal Services gives you many options on how you can improve your financial situation, Chapter 13 bankruptcy worked for me. I would encourage anyone to call this firm for help. They are great at what they do. Best of all, they don’t make you feel bad about your situation and they fight for you. They are behind you every step of the way!
-Wendy from Warren, Michigan
I truly wish that Chris and Cindy had been our legal team from the beginning. We did not know what to expect, we were very uneducated about the chapter 13 process.
Our attorney of record prior would not return email, calls and when I made appointments was not available to help or answer questions. I feel we were under served by our first counsel and may have had better support and or financial stability to get through the chap 13.
Chris made us feel supported, answered our emails so fast we were amazed, we have thanked him many times for his promptness. Any time Chris was not available we could talk to Cindy which made us feel supported.
If we could go back in time We would choose the Acclaim team to help us now that we have learned what support can be like. I wish we could take back what she was paid and give the funds to Acclaim because we feel we were served and taken care of better with your team and our first attorney did not earn the funds in our eyes.
Thank You for serving us and getting us through this difficult time.
Thank You again for Chris Jones and Cindy Millns!
-John from Macomb, Michigan
It has been a pleasure working with you and Atty Chris Jones. Thank you very much for all your help and guidance. God bless you all. Thumbs up for your services.
-Devon from Troy, Michigan
I would like to tell you how pleased I am. The service and manner your office provided was super. After I was started with the Chapter 13 process, I have since told 14+ people about your services. I would also like to mention that in 2010, I ran into Bill Johnson by accident. I went to the wrong building by mistake and it happened to be a blessing in disguise. The next time I drive to your Southfield location, I would like to pick up some cards.
-Terry from Troy, Michigan
Thank you Acclaim Legal Services!
I have been a client if Acclaim Legal Services since 2004. The legal services that they have provided for me during the time that I was experiencing some financial challenges, saved my home, car, credit, and dignity. I did not know what I was going to do, and I knew that I was a good person and I needed help. During my first visit to their offices, everything was explained to me in detail as far as my options and the repercussions of the decision that I was getting ready to make. I had the option to fie a Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy. I decided that I would file Chapter 13 bankruptcy, which allowed me to keep my house and my car. Any issues that arose had during my Chapter 13 plan, I contacted my attorney or their Paralegal Nicole, and they assisted me right away. During the course of the plan I was able to get my Chapter 13 Plan modified and that reduced my monthly payment. I must admit that it was a long road that I had take, but I am glad that I had Acclaim Legal services on my team while I was on it. My bankruptcy was discharged 2014, and now there is a sigh of relief. I would like to think you guys at Acclaim Legal Services for all that you do, your service have been a blessing to me and my family. I will refer you to family and friends that need you services.
-Jacqueline from Detroit, Michigan
I have worked primarily with Cindy. She has been terrific. She answered any concern I had promptly and courteously. It made a difficult situation easier to deal with.
-Patrick from Southfield, MI
We just received our discharge on our Chapter 13 bankruptcy today. I want to thank the staff at Acclaim for all the help given during the past 3 years. Everyone I have dealt with was very knowledgeable and gave concise answers to my questions and in timely manner.
Again thank to the staff at Acclaim!
-Rob & Sarah from Royal Oak, MI
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for all the work your firm did for us. We were at wits end with all the collection calls, until one of my wifes co-workers recommended ALS. Since that day 5yrs ago we have had the pressure removed. We were treated with the utmost courtesy and professionalism. The times we had questions, the responses were prompt and professional and satisfactory. I would gladly recommend ALS to anyone, who has the need. We can now get on with our lives thanks to ALS. Thank you all
-Pete from St. Clair Shores, MI
I along with my husband would like to thank our attorney and Acclaim Legal Services for their outstanding service during our Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Stacy was able to push our home modification through smoothly and rapidly after failed attempts by my husband and me to work with our mortgage company directly. This had involved months of phone calls, stacks of identical paperwork and lots of jumping though hoops – all to get nowhere.
Eventually we were forced into a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. Thanks to our attorney and Acclaim Legal Services, we are at the end of our successful bankruptcy and our financial future is bright and our mortgage issues resolved. We will be in our home with a new home modification loan. We could not have done with without our attorney and Acclaim Legal Services. Thank you!
-Jim & Karen from Grand Blanc, Michigan
The team we worked with at Acclaim has been very helpful. They are very responsive and are always ready to help. There has been no disruption and my attorney is always very straight forward with his responses. My questions and concerns are always answered via email or telephone. I will definitely recommend Acclaim to any of our friends who would need your services. Thank you Acclaim team.
-Sam and Michelle from Ann Arbor, Michigan
I am a hard working and proud individual. So when I came to the realization that I might actually have to file bankruptcy, it really ran against everything my parents ever tried to instill in me. I have to say that I was embarrassed and a bit ashamed. However being a realist, I contacted your firm and was greeted and represented by Mr. Christopher Jones. I have to say that it was a complete pleasure getting to know Mr. Jones. He must be a tremendous asset to your firm because his care and concern for my situation was self evident throughout the whole process.
I would like to take this opportunity to recommend Christopher. I feel confident that he will succeed in his chosen field of study. I can tell that Christopher is a dedicated person who is willing to give of his time and talents. Christopher has proven to me that he is a take-charge person who is able to fully and successfully represent not only me, but anyone who is faced with bankruptcy. His overall positive attitude was self evident to me. It is for these reasons that I offer high recommendations for Christopher without reservation. His drive and abilities will truly be an asset to anyone who comes to him seeking fair, honest and caring assistance – as I did. He is a credit to his profession, Acclaim Legal Services and more importantly to himself and his family.
-Tom from Dearborn, Michigan
Almost a year ago to the day, I walked into your office overwhelmed and defeated and hopeless because of where I was at financially as a result of a difficult divorce. This last year has been a long and hard journey.
My Chapter 13 attorney was awesome in court and brought conclusion necessary to finally give me freedom to work myself out of my debt in Chapter 13.
The professionalism and competence of your staff is beyond compare. Please know that I owe my present sanity and emotional well-being to the Acclaim staff , who were remarkable and professional in defending me against an individual who has caused me immense difficulty. I will forever be grateful!
Thank you to the paralegals who worked on my case for their support as well. They were always reassuring and quick to respond to my questions and concerns. I now continue onward and look forward to the day when I have successfully paid my way out of my Chapter 13 plan.
-Ken from Waterford, Michigan
I would give the Acclaim team an A+. The team never made us feel any less then important to each of them from the Desk Clark to the Trustee – I must say…. the communications that I had with Nicole M. Hollihan was always great – e-mails and voice mails were answered in a timely matter – I had several questions along the way and Nicole never made me feel like I was a burden to deal with – Great Job Everyone!
-Sandy & Bob from Westland, MI
We want to thank Mr.William Johnson and everyone at Acclaim Legal Services for assisting us throughout our Chapter 13 plan, always available, always ready to assist us, such a long journey, so many ups and downs to finally, getting through these 5+ long years, thankfully it is now over, this has helped us tremendously through some difficulties. Thank you all again.
A personal heartfelt “thank you” to you, you’ve always been there…
-Melissa & David from White Lake, Michigan
My name is Patty Simmons and would like to say thank you to the team at Acclaim Legal Services. Myself and my husband filed Chapter 13 in 2009. It was a bumpy road for us initially, but our Attorney and Cindy Millns helped us through the process. After five years, we are finally done and could not be happier with the outcome. Our Attorney kept us informed and went above and beyond with some issues found toward the end of the bankruptcy.
We received unbelievable support from the beginning with William Johnson comforting us in our decision to Cindy helping us understand certain things to the end with the discharge and Dan helping us through some issues.
It has been a pleasure working with everyone on the team!
Thank you so very much!
-Patty & John from Ann Arbor, MI
First of all, we would like to thank you for all you guys have done. I appreciate the honesty, dedication and passion that you guys exhibited towards our case and answering my questions in a fast and complete manner. Given the situation, I know now I made the right choice with Acclaim Legal Services!
So in closing, I wish you and the team at Acclaim…”Happy New Year” and again “Thank You” from the bottom of our hearts!
-The Jensens from Milford, Michigan
My Name is Sandra, I was a client of your establishment and was serviced by Mr. Beach, Mr. Jones and Cindy Mills. All of them have been wonderful to me and took a great care to make sure everything was satisfactory to me. Every time I called they were ready and willing to assist. Just called Cindy while ago, and even after 2yrs after my file has been closed she is still willing and ready to assist and gave me the help I needed. I am so thankful that you have people like Cindy in your company and I will recommend your company to my friends which I have already done.
-Sandra from Westland, MI
This letter serves as a commendation report for the outstanding legal services provided by Acclaim, its attorneys and the legal support staff. My case was handled with efficiency, proficiency and with professionalism. Mr. Joe Novell, the attorney, explained every aspect of my case to me; at no point did I feel uninformed about any legal procedure and why the procedure was part of the case. He made sure I knew what documents were needed, when they were needed and why they were needed.
All of my calls were answered either at the time of my calls or within a 24 hour period. In addition, the questions posed to the attorney were answered in the same time frame. All attorneys and legal staff with whom I came in contact were personable, professional and objective.
During the course of my case, there were no surprises. I knew every stage of the process before the fact. The briefing of my case was very thorough; I gained a lot of legal knowledge in the process.
I highly recommend Acclaim without reservation. Anyone who retains Acclaim will be very satisfied with everyone who plays a role in the case.
-Carol from Grosse Pointe, Michigan
I would like to take a moment and recognize our attorney and his team. They were very accommodating and courteous throughout our entire Chapter 13 process. When we had a question we would email them or call and they would promptly get back to us with an answer. We came into this terrified and not having an inkling what was going to happen next, however, the team made it very comfortable for us knowing they were managing everything.
We would like to thank you and your company for helping us get our financial lives in the right direction. We have been telling everyone how great your company is and we will refer everyone to Acclaim Legal Services.
-Dan and Susan from Farmington Hills, Michigan
Dear Julie, Thank you for the follow-up on our home foreclosure situation. We managed to borrow the money for our relatives to pay the reinstatement fee. Although it was very embarrassing, we felt it was the best course of action. I would like to thank you for all your help. We did talk to a couple of other law firms and I would like to tell you that you were the most helpful and non-pushy. If we do need legal help in the future, you will be the first person we contact. Again, thank you for all your help when we last spoke to you. Feel free to show other potential customers this response.
-Jessie and Ann from Livonia, Michigan
We can’t thank you enough for your help over the past 3 years. Your professionalism and patience speaks volumes about you!
-Bob & Pamela from Warren, Michigan
I am writing to thank you for your excellent, client-oriented service through a difficult financial hardship.
I would recommend Acclaim Legal Services (ALS) to anyone seeking relief to the gradual and stressful, and at time, overwhelming pressure of financial debts.
After a thorough consultation with a bankruptcy attorney, I knew I was placing my finance/goals with the right firm. Although I had very low-income, I was still eligible for the bankruptcy process.
My commitment and main goal was to save my home. ALS explained that in Chapter 13 bankruptcy, I would eliminate my second mortgage as oing as I completed my program at the end of 36 months.
ALS, are a team of knowledgeable and experienced attorneys that explained each step, procedures and requirements. My questions were answered in a timely manner.
I wanted to thank the staff involved in my care, regardless of whether my testimonial is used or not.
-Samantha from Dearborn, MI
My wife and I would like to thank you for your assistance in handling our bankruptcy. Believe me, it was very hard to admit that we had a serious financial problem. Thanks to the professionalism of all your staff, we have been able to overcome our embarrassment and take charge of our lives again. Thank you again for your help.
-Darryl and Brenda from Detroit, Michigan
Just wanted to thank you for all your help settling our deficiency with the bank.
After finding out the bank wanted us to pay the difference between what we owed them on the house and what they sold it for, I didn’t know which way to turn…the thought of possibly loosing our building kept me up at night.
I was so relieved after our 1st meeting. You gave us options and offered to help us settle the account.
I was impressed at how quick you contacted the bank on our behalf and started negotiating with them. I also appreciated how well informed you kept us thru the entire process. I really felt you were looking out for our best interest. Your staff was always professional and helpful when ever I called.
Thank you again, I cant tell you how grateful we are to have this behind us.
-Dan & Peggy from White Lake, MI