Schneider, Charles J.

39319 Plymouth RoadSuite 1Livonia, MI 48150


Updated: 12/28/2015


Mr. Schneider maintains his law practice at the law office of Charles J. Schneider, P.C., in Livonia, Michigan, where he has worked exclusively in the field of consumer bankruptcy since 1984. He manages an exclusive practice averaging 30 Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 consumer bankruptcy cases per month.

Mr. Schneider has been certified and re-certified in consumer bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification, sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute, since 1995.




Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2011

Specialties and Certifications

  • Consumer Bankruptcy, American Board of Certification, 1995 to present

Other Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute, 1985 - 2012 (Member)
  • National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees, 1990 - 2012
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, from 2002 to 2009
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Association of Detroit (Member Board of Directors)
  • State of Michigan Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Detroit Bar Association, Debtor‐Creditor Section
  • Livonia Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • United States Supreme Court, 2011


  • Access To Justice service recognition award, U.S. District Ct., Eastern District of Michigan, 2013 - Present
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District, Certificate of Appreciation - Pro Bono Recognition, 2011 - Present
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District, Certificate of Appreciation - Pro Bono Recognition, 2009 - Present
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District, Certificate of Appreciation - Pro Bono Recognition, 2007 - Present
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District, Certificate of Appreciation - Pro Bono Recognition, 2000 - Present
  • Rated AV "Preeminent" for 2014 at Martindale-Hubbell
  • Rated peer review rating of 10 out of 10 "Superb"
  • Michigan Super Lawyer 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 by Thomson Reuters

Classes and Seminars

  • Detroit 7th Annual Consumer Bankruptcy Conference; Appeals: The Nuts & Bolts, 2011 - Present
  • Building a Successful Chapter 13 Practice, One Path Practice Management Advisors, 2010 - Present
  • Proof of Claims in Bankruptcy, I.C.L.E of Michigan, 2010 - Present
  • Speaker - Chapter 13 This Way, That Way, Which Way?, Central States Bankruptcy Workshop, 2009 - Present
  • Speaker - Secured Transactions, ABI's Detroit Consumer Program, 2009 - Present
  • Speaker - Nuts and Bolts Approach, Confirmation Issues, Consumer Bankruptcy Association of Detroit, 2007 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Ethics, BAPCPA, 2006 - Present
  • Basic Litigation in Bankruptcy Court, Withdrawal and Abstention in Bankruptcy, I.C.L.E. of Michigan, 2010 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Reform Act, Consumer Bankruptcy Association, 2005 - Present
  • Best Debtor's Attorneys Practice, N.A.C.T.T., 2005 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, Genesee County Bar Association, 2005 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2003 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2000 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2007 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2011 - Present


  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 1977
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
    Honors: With Distinction
    Major: History
    Major: Political Science


Offers Free Initial Consultation


Published Works

  • Strategies For Consumer Bankruptcy Appeals: The Nuances Of The Consumer Bankruptcy Appeal Process, Thomson Reuters/Aspatore, Inside the Minds, 2012
  • Best Practices For Chapter 13: The Cases, Clients and Challenges Of Filing A Chapter 13: A Forward Looking Approach, Thomson Reuters/Aspatore, Inside The Minds , 2012
  • Handling Consumer and Small Business Bankruptcies in Michigan, I.C.L.E of Michigan, Chapter 3, 2009-2012

Office Information


39319 Plymouth RoadSuite 1Livonia, MI 48150


  • 734-328-6006



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