Livonia Michigan Bankruptcy Attorney John M. Hilla

John M. Hilla – Livonia, Michigan Bankruptcy Attorney

I am a Livonia Michigan-area consumer bankruptcy attorney who works to protect the rights of the individual within our legal system. A graduate of the Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, I also have a Master’s degree in International & Comparative Law from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC, where I practiced after completing my education before deciding to return home to the Detroit area.

Since returning to Michigan, I have exclusively assisted consumers and homeowners with their financial and real estate-related legal issues. Bankruptcy in particular is a specialty area that requires focus, intense study, and a dedicated practice, and I prefer to excel in specific practice area rather than dabbling in many.

However, I practice bankruptcy law not only because I believe that everyone deserves the same opportunities for justice and equal rights within our legal and financial system but also because I have experienced the same issues that even the most challenged of my clients are. I grew up on the near West side of Grand Rapids under serious conditions of financial hardship, and helping people out of the trap of impossible debt is my mission.

Regardless of your background or your needs, I will treat you with the respect you deserve and the attention you require. Coming from a non-legal “first career” in business, additionally, customer service is my number one priority with any client. When you retain The Hilla Law Firm, you are guaranteed access to your attorney when you need it and not a phone-maze or wall of paralegals.

For more information on Michigan bankruptcy, follow the links below:

Michigan Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Michigan Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

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The Michigan Bar Association

The Eastern District of Michigan Federal Court

The Western District of Michigan Federal Court

The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

The Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Association


Hilla, John M., “Am I Responsible for My Fiancé’s Debt after Marriage?,” The Detroit Legal News (Feb. 25, 2009).

Hilla, John M., The Literary Effect of Sovereignty in International Law, The Widener Law Review (Vol. XIV, No. 1, 2008) .

Hilla, John M., Popular Consent in the Formation of Customary International Law, Michigan International Lawyer (Winter, 2005).