Rita founded Kostopoulos & Associates in 2004 after seeing a need to help clients in financial difficulty. Her firm has filed over 9,000 cases. She is committed to representing her clients in an honest, caring and respectful manner. Federal Judges and US Trustees know that Rita is a great attorney, her firm produces high quality work and very well respected. Your case is in great hands and you will receive the best possible outcome as stipulated by law. Rita is licensed in Michigan and California. Ms. Kostopoulos was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 2001 and the California Bar in 2012. She is Certified Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification since 2009. EDUCATION: Wayne State University (B.S. 1998): Wayne State University Law School (J.D. 2001). MEMBER: State Bar of Michigan; State Bar of California. Admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; Western District of Michigan; Northern District of California and admitted to the Colorado US District Court. Consumer Bankruptcy Association Member, American Bankruptcy Institute Member. Ms. Kostopoulos attends many American Bankruptcy Institute conferences throughout the year and is fluent in Greek.
Daniel is an associate Attorney with Kostopoulos & Associates PLLC. He received his B.A from Wayne State University and Juris Doctor from the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. Daniel is licensed to practice law in the state of Michigan. He is the recipient of his law school’s Book Award for excellence in Contracts and Business Organization. While in law school, he participated in the Bankruptcy Pro Bono clinic program, which provided aid to indigent clients who needed to file bankruptcy. Daniel is fluent in Arabic and is involved in various volunteer projects within the Metro Detroit Middle - Eastern/American community.
David is an associate attorney with Kostopoulos & Associates PLLC. He received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from University of Windsor, Canada in 2015. He went on to receive his JD degree from Wayne State University Law School in 2018. Davis is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan, as well as he Eastern and Western District of Michigan Federal Courts. He has previously served as a board member for Detroit’s Free Legal Aid Clinic and is fluent in Mandarin.
Steve is an associate attorney with Kostopoulos Law Group P.C. Steve has over 35 years of experience in bankruptcy law. Steve has served in the past as a member, chair, and co-chair of the Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor committee with the Kane County Bar Association and has been a speaker at many Bankruptcy seminars over the years. Steve is always happy to offer his insight which has been tempered by a 37-year career helping people file for relief under the US Bankruptcy Code. Steve prides himself on being able to help people out of a potentially unfortunate turn of events. Steve moved to California in 2019 and became admitted to the California State Bar. He has been admitted to practice in all of the California Federal District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts in those districts. Steve is a member of the Illinois State Bar. Steve is very happy to have joined the Kostopoulos Law Group and believes his years of experience and knowledge will help the firm continue its reputation of excellence in the field of Bankruptcy law.
Luke Hayes is an associate attorney with Kostopoulos & Associates PLLC. He received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Wayne State University in 2010. He went on to receive his JD degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law, where he graduated Cum Laude in 2016. Luke is admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan, has 3 years of creditor legal collections experience, and three years of debtor bankruptcy protection experience.
Terry is an associate attorney with Kostopoulos & Associates PLLC. Mr. Hiller graduated from Michigan State University College of Law in 1996 and earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Michigan State University in 1992. Terry was admitted to the Michigan State Bar in 1996 and is admitted to practice in all courts in the State of Michigan, in the United States District Courts for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Mr. Hiller has extensive experience in commercial litigation, bankruptcy, collections, real estate, landlord/tenant, and general business law. Mr. Hiller has one son who is attending Michigan State University studying engineering. When not working, Mr. Hiller enjoys golfing, kayaking, and attending live sporting and entertainment events.
Blanca Garza is a Paralegal for the Kostopoulos Law Group. She has over 7 years of bankruptcy experience with the Northern and Eastern District of California. Blanca is bilingual, speaking both Spanish and English.
Rebeca Peraza is a Paralegal for the Kostopoulos Law Group. She has 10+ years of Bankruptcy experience with firms in Southern California. Rebeca is bilingual in English and Spanish and provides outstanding customer service.
Rubi Villanueva is a Paralegal at Kostopoulos Law Group. She is bilingual speaking both English and Spanish. She graduated from Chabot College with an A.A. Degree in Criminal Justice and Behavioral Sciences.Rubi has extensive Bankruptcy experience with Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases both in the state of California and Michigan.
Nino Sabroso is a Paralegal with the Kostopoulos Law Group. Nino has over 28 years of experience in Bankruptcy and Immigration case filing. Nino has a Diploma and Certificate in Paralegal Studies, holds a Real Estate license in California, and is an advocate for helping individuals and families in your community with home foreclosure, car repossession, medical debt, and credit card debt. Nino is a native of Peru and came to the United States at a young age. Nino is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Stacy Johnson is a Legal Assistant for the Kostopoulos Law Group. Prior to KLG, Stacy was a Legal Assistant with a Family Law Firm in San Francisco Bay Area. An Oakland native, Stacy is a loyal fan of the local sports teams, A’s, Raiders and Warriors and enjoys spending time with her family.
Deb is a legal assistant for Kostopoulos and Associates. She has 22 years of bankruptcy experience as a legal assistant to a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee in the Eastern District of Michigan. Deborah received her BA in accounting from Baker College of Clinton Township, MI.
Mrs. Kostopoulos is a mail clerk at the law firm of Kostopoulos & Associates, PLLC