Craig S. Schoenherr, Sr.
12900 Hall Rd Ste 350
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
Phone: (586) 997-6458
Fax: (586) 726-1560

Brian Joel Small
Vice President
30150 Telegraph Rd Ste 444
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Phone: (248) 645-1700
Fax: (248) 633-0036

Sonya N. Goll
Stevenson & Bullock PLC
26100 American Dr Ste 500
Southfield, MI 48034-6184
Phone: (248) 354-7906 x2234
Fax: (248) 354-7907

David W. Ruskin
26555 Evergreen Rd Ste 1100
Southfield, MI 48076
Phone: (248) 352-7755
Fax: (248) 352-2902

Board of Directors
Michael P. Hogan
23938 Research Dr Ste 300
Farmington Hills, MI 48335-2605
Phone: (248) 539-7400
Fax: (248) 377-0800

Andrea Cartwright
24750 Lahser Road
Southfield, MI 48033
Phone: (248) 352-8722
Fax: (586) 353-0431

Brett Border P65534
Thav and Ryke PLLC
Free Bankruptcy Evaluations
24725 W. Twelve Mile Rd., Suite 110
Southfield, MI 48034
Phone: 248-945-1111
Fax: 248-945-4844

Kim M. Rattet, Esq.
31440 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 200
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Phone: (248) 723-5582
Fax: (248) 642-5576

Charles J. Schneider
Charles J. Schneider PC
39319 Plymouth Rd Ste 1
Livonia, MI 48150
Phone: (734) 591-4890
Fax: (734) 328-6006

Shanna M. Kaminski
40950 Woodward Ave Ste 100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-5124 Phone: (248) 540-3340

David J. Montera
P.O. Box 8108
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Phone: (248) 851-5035
Fax: (248) 539-2163

Erik K. Buckstad
1755 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 1
Troy, MI 48084
Phone: (248) 822-4800
Fax: (248) 822-7130

Mission Statement

"Through continuing education, training, and open discourse the Consumer Bankruptcy Association seeks to promote excellence and civility in the practice of Consumer Bankruptcy Law."


If you are already a CBA Member you know the benefits! However if you are not a CBA Member but would like to join, now is the time. Membership is only $50 per year which may entitle you to receive discounted rates when registering for CBA hosted dinner meetings, educational seminars, and events scheduled throughout the year! In the past the CBA has co-sponsored with organizations such as the American Bar Institute and ICLE. The discounted rate for any one of these seminars alone would pay for your membership!

If you are not currently a CBA Member, but would like to join the CBA, our annual membership fee is $50 per person. Click here and follow the "Join CBA" prompt.

If you would like to renew your CBA Membership Click here and follow the "Re-New Membership" prompt.


Please be advised that as of December 16, 2016 Dennis Brodsky has resigned from the Board of Directors to pursue a new career.
We wish to thank Dennis for his years of service and wish him well in his new endeavors.
Sonya Goll has been appointed by the Board to replace Dennis as Secretary. Big shoes to fill!
Brett Borders who was the next highest vote getter in the last election of Directors will fill Dennis's position until the 2017 fall election.


The CBA membership provided suggestions for the CBA's annual donations to local charities. The following each received a donation of $1000:

  • Almost Home Animal Shelter
  • Blessings in a Backpack - Michigan
  • Grace Centers of Hope
  • Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center
  • Stiggys Dogs
  • The Detroit Pit Crew
  • Pope John Hospitality House
  • Alternatives for Girls
  • Detroit Rescue Mission
  • Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment
A $2,000 donation was made to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Helping Hands Fund, in the name of Brenda Gehringer-Grima, long-time bankruptcy practitioner with the firm of Butler, Butler & Rowse-Oberle and wife of Joseph Grima, who lost a long battle with cancer on August 21, 2016, at the far too young age of 46. The Helping Hands Fund was designated as the recipient of donations in Brenda's obituary, and the Board voted to make the donation in Brenda's name and memory.

Speaking Event Held on April 26, 2016

Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Association's speaking event held on April 26, 2016 at the Westin Hotel in Southfield, Michigan was a success. "In The Money Without Being Taken Down By It" featured Chief Judge Phillip J. Shefferly and Mark H. Shapiro who had a conversation with Ryan Broyles and Ron Bellamy, two former Detroit Lions who maximized their financial circumstances to ensure they could hold on to their good fortune. They discussed living within your means, even when your means are generous, as well as taking advantage of secondary choices when your original career plans change.

After the Program, Mark Shapiro sent the following thank you to the panelists: "I know I am sounding like a broken record, but I just had to tell you guys one more time what a fantastic job you did last night. Everyone I talked to, from the Board and members of the Consumer Bankruptcy Association, to my 13 year old daughter and her best friend were fascinated with what you had to say and understood the lessons you'd learned and were sharing with the group. You guys were just awesome. Most importantly of all, I think Ron said at one point that when people meet him, he wanted them to see and treat him as a person first, and a former NFL player second. Not to minimize your careers as athletes, but what you guys did last night made people appreciate your minds and smart decisions far more than your talents as athletes."

Thank You Letters
Please click here to view thank you letters from organizations that CBA supports.

News & Events

New Bankruptcy Rules and Model Plan
November 1, 2018

Please join us on NOVEMBER 1, 2017 FROM 2:00 4:00 for an interactive panel discussion with Judges, Trustees, Creditor and Debtor Attorneys on the New Bankruptcy Rules and Model Plan effective December 1, 2017.
Seminar will be held at Trott Law, P.C. Cost will be $10 per person with gross proceeds being donated to Access to Bankruptcy Court.
To register CLICK HERE or for more information see the flyer.

Please download this material or print this material and bring it with you to the seminar.
Written material will not be provided at the seminar. There will also be no wi-fi available in the building during the seminar.
New Rules #1
New Rules #2
New Rules #3
If you should have any issues downloading this material please contact Deanna Thiel at 248-359-6357

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