Meet Attorney Thomas M. Hensel, Jr.

Message from Our Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer


When I started Hensel Law Office, PLLC as a bankruptcy attorney in Michigan, I wanted to offer something different. I wanted to deviate from the normal approach to bankruptcy law. In many bankruptcy firms, I saw clients ushered through similar and strikingly impersonal processes: meeting with one attorney initially, being passed on to another attorney for their first bankruptcy court hearing and having still a third lawyer handle any subsequent hearings.

As a solo practitioner, you never have to worry about telling and retelling your story to multiple attorneys or paralegals who only focus on one stage of the bankruptcy process. I handle every aspect of your case, applying my experience and knowledge to help you take the steps necessary to start over. I proudly serve clients in various parts of Michigan, including Sterling Heights, Warren and all surrounding areas.

Background & Education

A graduate of Western Michigan University and Wayne State University Law School, Michigan bankruptcy attorney Thomas Hensel has been admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan since 1999. During this time he has practiced extensively in the area of Consumer Bankruptcy Law, participating in thousands of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 matters- representing both debtors and creditors. He has attended numerous bankruptcy seminars and workshops, and has been a speaker on several occasions.

Hensel Law Office, PLLC was founded on the principal of providing each and every client with an unmatched level of personal attention to their case. What does this mean exactly? It means that at each stage of your case, you deal directly with attorney Hensel - personally. You will never be pawned off on a secretary, a paralegal or an associate attorney. This is our promise to you - and this is what sets us apart from other firms.

Areas of Practice:

  • 100% Bankruptcy

Bar Admissions:

  • Michigan (1999)
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan (1999)
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan (2004)


  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. (1999)
  • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
    • B.S. (1996)

Professional Associations & Memberships:

  • American Bankruptcy Institute (2008)
  • NACBA (2008)
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Association (2003)
  • State Bar of Michigan (1999)

Past Employment Positions:

  • Butler, Butler & Rowse-Oberle, PLLC
    • Associate Attorney (2003-2007)
  • UAW Legal Services Plan
    • Staff Attorney (2000-2003)


  • English