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Caralyce M. Lassner, JD

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Caralyce M. Lassner

Caralyce M. Lassner has been providing quality legal representation to individual and corporate clients in southeast Michigan since 2001.

I am the principle in the firm of Caralyce M. Lassner, JD and have previously practiced with some of the most respected firms in metro Detroit.  I have been practicing law for over fifteen years and prior to focusing on representing folks in bankruptcy, I practiced in the areas of family law, general civil and contract litigation, administrative law, and estate planning. I attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School and graduated from Wayne State University with my bachelor’s degree. I was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2001, the United States District Courts for the Eastern District and Western Districts of Michigan in 2003, and the Northern District of Ohio in 2004.

My practice focuses on representing individual consumers in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases to eliminate unsecured debt, address income tax debt, modify vehicle loans, and many issues related to mortgages including foreclosures, past due payments, past due property taxes, and removing the second (and third) mortgages from the family home.

About My Continuing Education and Professional Involvements

In addition to my commitment to attending continuing education programs and staying current on developing issues of interest or concern to my clients, I am an active leader in the practice of bankruptcy law in our area.


I have authored materials and moderated and presented at many local, regional, and national conferences, seminars, and training sessions over the years.  A sample of the topics on which I have been asked to speak include:

  • Best Practices in Representing Debtors

  • Document Preparation or Explaining To Your Client Why All Those Documents Were Necessary

  • Practice Management and the Economics of Bankruptcy Practice 

  • Ethics in Bankruptcy Practice: Avoiding Conflicts, Problems, and Malpractice

  • Student Loans in Bankruptcy

  • Tax Returns & Review

I also contributing to and edited a portion of Chapter 3: “Representing Consumers in Bankruptcies Under Chapter 7 (Liquidation)” of Handling Consumer and Small Business Bankruptcies in Michigan, published by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2009.

I also developed and moderated a Consumer Bankruptcy Association series entitled “Bankruptcy Basics Series” for new attorneys in the District in 2009.

Leadership and Community Involvement

I am a current member of the Consumer Bankruptcy Association and a former member of the American Bankruptcy Institute. I was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Consumer Bankruptcy Association in the spring of 2009 and was re-elected in 2011 and 2019.   I was named the first ever Consumer Bankruptcy Association’s Member of the Year in 2010.

I served on the planning and development committee for the ICLE 2011 Bankruptcy Bootcamp program and the planning committees for the 2011 ABI/CBA Veteran’s Day Seminar and the 2012 ICLE/CBA Bankruptcy Law Institute. I continued to serve on the planning committee for the ABI/CBA Veteran’s Day Seminar since 2009, serving as Conference Chair from 2011-2016.

I also presentbankruptcy information to consumers at community and civil functions and is a participant in the US Bankruptcy Court’s Pro-Bono Program (ED MI) (Adversary Program since 2008 (volunteer), Pro-Bono Panel Attorney since 2011 (appointment following application)).

I was selected as one of the twenty Up and Coming Attorneys by Michigan Lawyers’ Weekly for 2011, formerly served as a  Board Member of the Macomb County Girl Scouts, as the Co-Chair of the Consumer Bankruptcy Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute, and as an adjunct professor of Critical Thinking at Wayne State University for several semesters.


P.O. Box 80397
Rochester, Michigan 48308