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Meet the Kostopoulos and Associates Legal Team!

Throughout the bankruptcy process, you will interact with many different people. Here's some info to help you get to know us better.

Rita Kostopoulos

Attorney

Certified Legal Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist

By the American Board of Certification

*Also Licensed in California

 

Detroit bankruptcy lawyer A. Rita Kostopoulos is the founder of The Fresh Start Center Law Firm. Rita was admitted to the Michigan Bar in November 2001. Rita’s areas of practice are consumer bankruptcy, business law and real estate law. In addition, Rita holds a Real Estate Brokers License and is the owner of Sparta Realty LLC. Rita also owns Astro Title Company.

 

EDUCATION:

Rita attended Wayne State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree with a major in Management in May of 1998 (“Cum Laude” ); and immediately enrolled at the Wayne State University Law School (J.D. received in May of 2001). Rita is a former law clerk to the Honorable James Biernat Sr., Macomb County Circuit Court, from 2000-2001. In addition, she was employed at the law offices of Lupo & Kockzur PC in Detroit.

 

MEMBERSHIPS:

State Bar of Michigan; State Bar of California; admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; in the United States District Court, Western District of Michigan, ; Consumer Bankruptcy Association Member, American Bankruptcy Institute Member, and member of the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association. In addition, Rita is amember of the Hellenic Bar Association, speaks reads and writes Greek fluently.

Heather Burnard

Attorney

 

Heather Burnard is an associate in the firm of Kostopoulos & Associates, PLLC. Heather received her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1999. She graduated with her Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2002. She is licensed to practice in the State of Michigan as well as the Eastern District of Michigan since 2004. She has been a member of the Oakland County Bar Association, Young Lawyers of Oakland County, American Bankruptcy Institute, Consumer Bar Association, and National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Heather has attended many seminars presented by these organizations in order to keep current on the bankruptcy laws and trends.

 

E-Mail Heather at: law@kostopouloslawyers.com

Richard Suh

Attorney

 

Richard Suh is licensed to practice law in the state of California and is an associate attorney at Kostopoulos Law Group PC locations in Oakland and San Francisco. Richard graduated from Stanford University in 1990 with a Bachelors Degree in history and received his Juris Doctor degree from UCLA Law School in 1996. Richard has extensive experience in all aspects of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy practice. Richard speaks fluent Korean.

LATOYA LARKIN

Attorney

 

LaToya Larkin is an Associate Attorney at Kostopoulos & Associates, PLLC. She has been licensed to practice in the state of Michigan since 2008 and in the Eastern District of Michigan since 2011. She received her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Grand Valley State University in 2003. She graduated from The University of Michigan Law School in 2007. She has attended various seminars and conferences to keep updated on bankruptcy laws.  

Bridget Rodway

 

Bridget Rodway has been a legal assistant in the law firm of Kostopoulos & Associates, PLLC since 2008.

Nada Zaya

 

Nada has worked as a legal assistant at Kostopoulos & Associates PLLC since April 2010. She also handles tenant-landlord related matters. She graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelors of Science in Biology.

Ellen Reams

 

Ellen joined Kostopoulos & Associates in December 2012.

She graduated in June of 2009 with her Associates degree in Paralegal Studies.

She has been working in the Bankruptcy field for almost four years.

Rubi Alejandra Villanueva

 

Rubi Villanueva is a legal assistant. She is a graduate from Chabot College with an Associates in Administration of Justice and an Associates in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Behavioral Sciences. Ruby is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish.

Michelle Maczka

Jassmin Tobia

 

Jassmin has worked as a legal assistant at Kostopoulos & Associates since 2010. She is a graduate from Oakland University with a Bachelors of Science in Biology, focusing on pre-PA studies. Jassmin is bilingual, speaking both English and Arabic. 

 

 

Erica Fogelman

 

 

Tina Kostopoulos 

 

Mrs. Kostopoulos is a mail clerk in the law firm of Kostopoulos & Associates PLLC.

Leo Alexander

CERTIFIED BANKRUPTCY

SPECIALIST

*IN THE TOP 100 BANKRUPTCY FIRMS IN THE 
U.S FOR 2010 and 2013 BY D.E.C.A.F

 

*WE HAVE HELPED OVER 8,000 PEOPLE FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY IN MICHIGAN

 

*CHOSEN AS ONE OF AMERICAS TOP 50 CONSUMER

BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEYS BY

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Locations:

Michigan:

 

Kostopoulos & Associates

31201 Chicago Rd. S.

Ste. C-102

Warren, MI 48093

 

(586) 574-0916

California:

 

Kostopoulos Law Group 

475 14th Street,

Suite 260

Oakland, CA 94612

 

(510) 208-1940

Bankruptcy Evaluation Form

 

If you bring this formed filled out, it will save you a great deal of time at your consultation

 

Bankruptcy Evaluation Form
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