At Waltman Law PLLC all files are personally overseen by me, Larissa Z. Waltman, from the initial interview to the time your matter is resolved.
After graduating with my a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan in 1996 where I majored in English and Sociology, I attended Wayne State University Law School and received my Juris Doctorate degree in 1999.
My legal career began as a law clerk working under the guidance of labor and employment attorneys Klimist, McKnight, Sale, McClow & Canzono, P.C. in Southfield in 1998 and Gregory, Moore, Jeakle, Heinen & Brooks, P.C. in Detroit in 2000 and interning at the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission in Detroit in 1998.
From 2000 to 2016 I worked at UAW Legal Services Plan in Warren and Sterling Heights, Michigan where I represented UAW members in their personal legal matters where I was primarily responsible for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Contract Issues, and Real Estate. I have filed numerous Chapter 7s and Chapter 13s as well as adversary proceedings to remove second and third mortgage liens from my clients’ properties and adversary proceedings seeking nondischargeable judgments on behalf of my clients. Represented individuals in lawsuits as defense counsel in debt collection matters as well as plaintiff’s counsel with claims including breach of contract and fraud against individuals and corporations alike. Prepared and reviewed purchase agreements, new build contracts, and real estate closing documents; assisted with mortgage modification applications through HAMP, Step Forward Michigan, and lender direct modifications; and reviewed oil and gas leases.
Waltman law PLLC was opened in Gaylord in October 2016 where I continue to focus on Bankruptcy, Consumer, Contract and Real Estate issues as well as Child Protection matters representing both the children as their lawyer-guardian ad litem as well as parents.
In addition to my 18 years of legal experience practicing law, I have also completed the Michigan State Court Administrative Office training in General Civil Mediation in 2002 and Domestic Relations Mediation in 2017. I look forward to assisting individuals and businesses in resolving their disputes through mediation and facilitation.