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Credit Repair Lawyers of America has a very colorful history. The firm was founded in 1990 in Michigan by me, Attorney Gary Nitzkin.

From 1990 to 2008, we were collection attorneys. We collected debts against consumers. We were a high-volume debt collection law firm and represented major banks and hospital systems. All this came to a crash when I had a bad collection experience.

In the summer of 2008, our firm was known as Nitzkin and Associates. We had obtained a default judgment on behalf of a hospital, against couple due to their child’s medical bills. The mother filed a Motion to Set Aside the default. In court, the mother explained to the court how their child had taken ill, and they went through their insurance and life savings to keep their kid alive. I never felt more embarrassed or humiliated in his life.
I agreed to set aside the default. I came home that day and told my wife that I just had to get out of the debt collection business. I could no longer do this kind of work.

A short time later, a lady had retained Nitzkin and Associates to clean up her credit report as her identity and those of several of her family members had been stolen by her ex husband. I discovered a love for this work as I was now helping people.

In 2010, I re-branded the firm to Michigan Consumer Credit Lawyers and focused exclusively on credit repair, collection defense and other matters to help consumes, especially when it did not cost them anything. The firm was and remains, very successful.

In 2015, we expanded the firm into Arizona. Providing free credit repair to consumers proved to be a business model that was highly in demand around the country. We have decided to expand again.

Today, the firm is transitioning into a national brand and will be renamed Credit Repair Lawyers of America as of January 2017. We have a long list of states into which to expand to help people clean up their credit reports. Helping consumers is far more rewarding than working for debt collectors.

Fix Credit Reports for Free

Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the defendants have to pay our fees and costs. Our services are free to you.

Fix Identity Theft for Free

Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America. An identity thief can open lines of credit in your name. We can fix your credit from identity theft for free.

Stop Debt Collectors

Debt collectors can be very aggressive. When debt collectors get out of control, they break the law. We stop debt collectors from harassing you for free.

Meet Our Team

Gary Nitzkin

Attorney – Licensed in Michigan Only

Gary Nitzkin has been practicing law since 1990 and suing the credit bureaus since 2008. He formed Credit Repair Lawyers of America to fix your credit, stop debt collectors from harassing you and to clean your credit report when you have been victimized by identity theft.

Alex Simanovsky

Attorney – Atlanta, GA

Alex Simanovsky is the designated CRLAM attorney for the state of Georgia. Alex also serves as a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and the National Consumer Law Center and Chairman of the State Bar of Georgia’s Consumer Law Section.

Travis Shackelford

Attorney – Licensed in Michigan Only

Travis Shackelford has been with the firm since 2011. In his time here, he has won several cases on behalf of clients who have had their credit reports damaged with false information. He has also stopped debt collectors and helped numerous victims of identity theft.

Carl Schwartz

Lawyer

2016. He came to us with a wealth of experience fighting for consumers under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Fair Debt Collection Act. He is a rising star at Credit Repair Lawyers of America and graduated from the University of Michigan.

Janice Moser

Office Manager

Janice Moser is a paralegal that has been with the firm, on and off since the firm started. Janice took a several year hiatus to become a teacher. While she enjoyed her teaching career, there was something about the law that called to her.

Decarlo Brown

Paralegal

Decarlo Brown is a paralegal who will soon be going to law school. He has years of experience with a high volume debt collection law firm, provides insight into how debt collectors think and react, and is familiar with federal legal procedure and discovery.

Samantha Ewell

Client Liaison

Samantha Ewell is in charge of our intake department. She knows how to speak to people compassionately and to let them know when and if they have a case with which we can help them. She is a passionate Red Wings fan (which accounts for the hockey stick over her desk.)

Heather Kubacki

Receptionist

Heather Kubacki is the kind voice of our receptionist when you call the Credit Repair Lawyers of America office. She is in charge of routing calls from clients to staff members, lawyers and paralegals. Her demeanor adds a degree of kindness to our office.

Julie Peritz

Marketing Manager

Julie Peritz is our marketing manager at Credit Repair Lawyers of America. She is incredibly organized and knows how to get things done. She works on our social media to keep the public informed on changes and issues related to consumer credit law.

Amber Gingiloski

Legal Secretary

Amber is our legal secretary. She obtained a bachelor’s degree with high honors from Madonna University and has years of legal experience. Amber takes great pride in knowing she is a part of a team that works hard to improve the lives of others.

Amy Fortune

Content Writer

Amy has been writing about credit repair, debt management, personal finance, and bankruptcy for over three years. Amy helps consumers gain a better understanding of how credit works. All blog comments are welcome, and you can email Amy at amy@crlam.com.

Ross Demopoulos

Digital Marketing

Ross Demopoulos is in charge of digital marketing at Credit Repair Lawyers of America. Our Google Certified Guru helps you find us with the greatest of ease. Ross has been advertising online for over 5 years. Diehard Lions fan and enjoys playing video games.

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