Brownstown attorney Ted Badr graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2007 and has been handling consumer bankruptcy cases ever since. This is why:
When I was eight years old, my father's business partner abandoned him, leaving him with all of their mutual debts and a failing business. I remember the stress this financial burden put on my parents and the anxiety I felt when they talked about it. My father came through. He got some good legal advice from an honest lawyer, he worked hard, he got some help from family, and he caught a little good luck.
Also, my identity has been stolen twice. Both times I learned about the theft when I got a nasty telephone call from a collection agency. Both times, the collection agency refused to believe my identity had been stolen and accused me of being a liar. The first time this happened, I was fourteen years old.
One of Ted's biggest pet peeves is when he hears stories about creditors or debt-settlement companies telling people not to file bankruptcy. Despite their claims that bankruptcy is shameful, that you will lose everything if you file, and that your credit will never recover, most people in bankruptcy keep everything they own. Many end up having a better Credit Score a year after they file than they had going in. Simply put, the lending and debt-settlement industries can only make money off of you until you file for bankruptcy.
As you can see, I have very good reasons to champion the rights of those who find themselves in more debt than they can handle. Since I started practicing law, I have helped thousands of people get a fresh start using the bankruptcy laws.
During his off time, Ted plans vacations he will probably, maybe, possibly take with his wife, Diana, and his son, Aiden. He's also a do-it-yourself nut who does all of his own home repairs and improvements. He refinishes old furniture for fun, can tell you what ris de veau is and how to cook it, and has worked as a professional photographer. His nickname "Ted" comes from his grandfather, George Edmund "Ted" Willis.