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Brian R. Trumbauer

Member,Detroit

T 313-393-7554F 313-393-7579313-393-7554

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Education
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
  • Marquette University, magna cum laude, B.A.
Admissions
  • Michigan
Professional Affiliations
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Detroit Bar Association (DBA)
  • State Bar of Michigan
Overview

Brian R. Trumbauer focuses his practice in the area of debtor-creditor rights and bankruptcy, with a particular emphasis on representing banks and other financial institutions in loan workouts, commercial bankruptcy cases and troubled credit situations.

He has represented secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, trustees, creditors’ committees and other interested parties in bankruptcy cases and debtor-creditor disputes.

Mr. Trumbauer has served as a member of a standing Advisory Committee to the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and on a subcommittee that has worked with the bench on various revisions to the Local Rules for that Court.  He also lectures frequently on bankruptcy law and debtor-creditor issues. 

He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 under Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation-Bankruptcy. He is listed in Michigan Super Lawyers 2016 under Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor and as a 2017 "Top Lawyer" by DBusiness magazine. He is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Honors, Awards, and Recognition
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2010-2018, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation-Bankruptcy
  • DBusiness Magazine "Top Lawyers" 2010-2015, 2017
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2013-2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence; Endorsed for High Ethical Standing
Professional Activities
  • Detroit Bar Association
    • Debtor-Creditor Section, Co-Chair
  • Federal Bar Association, E.D.Mich. Chapter
    • Bankruptcy Committee
Civic, Cultural and Community Activities
  • Advisory Committee to the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Member

 

Practices & Industries Education
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
  • Marquette University, magna cum laude, B.A.
Admissions
  • Michigan
Professional Affiliations
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Detroit Bar Association (DBA)
  • State Bar of Michigan