John M. Hilla
John Hilla is an associate attorney in the Property Management and Real Estate sections, representing property owners and defending title insurance claims. Additionally, John represents clients filing Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy matters and with transactional real estate and trademark registration matters. He has successfully represented hundreds of Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy clients for more than a dozen years in both the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan.
John graduated from Wayne State University with a B.A. in English and Creative Writing in 2000 after spending several years as a working musician. He obtained his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School in 2005 and his LL.M in Public International Law from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC in 2006. In law school, John co-founded Wayne State University Law Schoolís student Labor Law Association, participated in the Moot Court program, represented Wayne State in the Jessup International Law Moot Court competition, and was the recipient of the schoolís Freeman Fellowship in International Law, a grant for summer attendance at The Hague Academie of International Law in The Hague, Netherlands.
John is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Eastern and Western Federal District Courts in Michigan. He is a member of the State Barís Real Property Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Solo & Small Firm Sections, as well the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and The Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Association.
His writing has appeared in The Detroit Legal News, The Michigan International Lawyer, and The Widener Law Review.
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