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Craig S. Schoenherr Sr.

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Craig S. Schoenherr, Sr., is an officer, director and managing shareholder specializing in creditors' rights, bankruptcy law, collections and commercial litigation. Craig is authorized to practice law in all U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts in the State of Michigan as well as all State courts. He is also admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the chairman the firm's Creditors' Rights Group. Craig was included in the Dbusinessmagazine exclusive 2011 list of Metro Detroit Top Lawyers and in Super Lawyers from 2011-2014.

Craig has published "Seizure and Sale of Property for Delinquent Personal Property Taxes" in The Michigan Assessor, and prepared a Report to the Bankruptcy Review Commission on behalf of the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys. He is an active speaker on both a local and national level in the area of creditors' rights. Craig is an active participant in pro bono work through the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the Metropolitan Detroit Bar Association. Since 1994, he has been a panel member for the Attorney Discipline Board for the State Bar of Michigan. He also sits as a case evaluator in the Circuit Courts and District Courts.

Craig is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Macomb and Oakland County Bar Associations, the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association. He is a member of the Commercial Law League of America-Bankruptcy Committee, the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees – Creditor’s Committee, the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys, and the Michigan Creditor Bar Association. He is a director and president of the Consumer Bankruptcy Association. Craig also serves as director and officer at Pope John House Detroit which provides housing for patients and their families at the Detroit Medical Center and is a volunteer at the Cabrini Clinic in Detroit.

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 1980
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2008

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
    J.D., 1980
  • Monteith College at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
    Bachelor of Philosophy, with high distinction, 1977

Published Works

  • "Seizure and Sale of Property for Delinquent Personal Property Taxes," The Michigan Assessor, Volume 32, No. 4, 1991
  • Report to the Bankruptcy Review Commission, National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys

Classes/Seminars

  • Frequent Speaker, Creditors' Rights

Honors and Awards

  • Dbusiness magazine exclusive 2011 list of Metro Detroit Top Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers, 2011-2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan
    – Business Law Section and Debtor/Creditor Rights Committee
    – Real Property Section
  • Detroit-Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
    – Bankruptcy Committee
  • Commercial Law League of America
    – Bankruptcy Committee
  • National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys
  • National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Association, Director
  • Michigan Creditor Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Attorney Discipline Board, State Bar of Michigan, Panel Member, 1994 - present
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Pro Bono Panel, 1990 - present
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Pro Bono Panel, 1995 - present
  • Director and officer at Pope John House Detroit which provides housing for patients and their families at the Detroit Medical Center
  • Volunteer at the Cabrini Clinic in Detroit

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