About Us

About Our Firm

Freedom Law, PC Detroit-area Bankruptcy Lawyers

We’re a Detroit-area law firm focused on bankruptcy and debt-relief.

Our bankruptcy practice is dedicated to helping our clients with Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, debt relief, avoiding foreclosure, stopping wage and bank account garnishments, stopping vehicle repossession and seizure, stopping creditor harassment, dealing with IRS and tax debts, and lowering property taxes.

The name “Freedom Law” was chosen because we believe that your legal representation isn’t about an attorney’s name or personality. You choose a bankruptcy attorney because you trust that your attorney is going to work for you personally and will use the law for you—for your betterment; for your freedom.

From its inception, the goal of Freedom Law, PC has been to provide cutting-edge legal expertise with a deeply personal touch. The firm is committed to providing traditional legal representation with modern efficiency and accessibility. We believe in staying nimble so we can provide you with high-quality representation at a low cost.

​We’re conveniently located to support Detroit and the communities of: Clinton Township, Dearborn, Eastpointe, Ferndale, Fraser, the Grosse Pointes, Hamtramck, Harper Woods, Harrison Township, Highland Park, Madison Heights, Melvindale, Port Huron, River Rouge, St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights, and Warren.

Eastpointe Office

The Kennedy Building
18121 East 8 Mile Road
Suite 301
Eastpointe, Michigan, 48021

or Call, Text, or Fax:
313-887-0807

Wyandotte Office Info

Port Huron Office Info

Freedom Law, PC
Detroit-area Bankruptcy Lawyers

We’re a Detroit-area law firm with locations in Eastpointe, Wyandotte, and Port Huron focused on debt-relief and bankruptcy for consumers and small businesses. 

Our bankruptcy practice is dedicated to helping our clients with Chapter 7 , Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, debt relief, avoiding foreclosure, stopping wage and bank account garnishments, stopping vehicle repossession and seizure, stopping creditor harassment, dealing with IRS and tax debts, and lowering property taxes.

From its inception, the goal of Freedom Law, PC has been to provide cutting-edge legal expertise with a deeply personal touch. The firm is committed to providing traditional legal representation with modern efficiency and accessibility. We believe in staying nimble so we can provide you with high-quality representation at a low cost.

​We’re conveniently located to support Detroit and the communities of: Clinton Township, Dearborn, Eastpointe, Ferndale, Fraser, the Grosse Pointes, Hamtramck, Harper Woods, Harrison Township, Highland Park, Madison Heights, Melvindale, River Rouge, St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights, and Warren.

Eastpointe Office

The Kennedy Building
18121 East 8 Mile Road
Suite 301
Eastpointe, Michigan, 48021

or Call, Text, or Fax:
313-887-0807

Wyandotte Office Info

Charissa Potts
Charissa Potts
Principal Attorney

Charissa Potts is Principal Attorney at FLPC. She was recently named to the prestigious American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) 2019 “40 under 40” class of top bankruptcy practitioners nationwide. She is board-certified by the American Board of Certification. As a natural problem solver, she excels at finding solutions to the most complicated financial problems of consumers and small businesses.  After helping hundreds of clients solve debt-related matters she is one of the most respected bankruptcy attorneys in the Detroit area.

     Educational Background
  • Wayne State University Law School, Juris Doctorate, 2006
  • Wayne State University, Bachelor of Arts, 2003 – majors in philosophy and political science

Leadership Roles in Professional Organizations

  • Merit Selection Panel for the Eastern District of Michigan, Panelist (2018 – 2019)
  • Barbara J. Rom Award for Bankruptcy Excellence Committee, Panelist (2018-present)
  • Federal Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee Co-Chair (2018 – present)
  • Shapero Cup Regional Moot Court Competition, Planning Committee (2019 – present)
  • Access to Bankruptcy Court Panel for the Eastern District of Michigan, Ex Officio Board Member and Volunteer Panel Attorney

Publications + Speaking Engagements

  • “The Estate of a Deceased Debtor May Obtain a Discharge in a Chapter 13 Proceeding,” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Volume XXXVII, No. 7 (2018)
  • “The State of the Chapter 13 Estate: Miseducation of §§ 1306 and 1327,” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Volume XXXVIII, No. 10 (2019)
  • Legislative Update: Student Loans, Small Business Bankruptcy Bill and More, American Bankruptcy Institute’s Hon. Steven W. Rhodes Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, Troy, Michigan (2019)
  • A Practicing Attorney’s Perspective, Wayne State University Pre-Law Students Association, Detroit, Michigan (2019)
  • Bankruptcy Law and State Law Part 1: What Michigan Judges Need to Know (Civil Proceedings), Michigan Judicial Institute Annual Judge’s Conference, Traverse City, Michigan (2019)
  • Bankruptcy Law and State Law Part 2: What Michigan Judges Need to Know (Domestic Relations and Criminal Proceedings), Michigan Judicial Institute Annual Judge’s Conference, Traverse City, Michigan (2019)
  • Federal Day New Lawyers’ Seminar, Federal Bar Association E.D. Michigan Chapter (2019) (pending)

Anne Sorge
Attorney and Practice Lead

Anne Sorge is a hard-working, dedicated attorney. Her empathy and compassion allow her to fully understand her clients’ individual situations, and her drive for justice and results makes her a devoted advocate for her clients’ success.

Anne also leads our construction law practice, The Lien Company. Her focus on building long-term relationships and truly understanding her clients’ and their business’ needs makes her an ideal advocate.

Professional Associations

 

  • ​State Bar of Michigan
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • ​Lakeshore Bar Association

Educational Background

 

  • Wayne State Law School, Juris Doctorate 2014
  • Interned for Federal Judge Stephen J. Murphy, III, E.D. of Michigan
  • University of Michigan, Bachelor of Arts 2011
  • Graduated with honors (4.0 GPA within major)
  • English and Psychology majors
  • Dean’s List Scholar
Mark E. Stern
​Of Counsel

Mark E. Stern adds over forty years of legal experience to our team. Mr. Stern sees clients at our downriver location in Wyandotte, and his practice areas include bankruptcy and Social Security Disability. Before joining the Freedom Law team, Mr. Stern ran his own successful practice in Wyandotte, Stern and Ortner, for over 30 years.

Professional Associations

  • ​State Bar of Michigan
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Consumer Bar Association

Educational Background

  • Temple University, Juris Doctorate 1976​

Brandy Bishop
Legal Case Manager

Brandy Bishop is the Legal Case Manager at FLPC. She’s an expert in client matters and can get results in a way that sometimes seems like magic. She is deeply committed to FLPC’s clients because she has been with the firm since day 1 of its existence! She is the point person for clients if there are questions or concerns and they need an answer now. She started her legal career at a collections firm, but she has worked exclusively in bankruptcy matters for over a decade. Brandy is a people person and cares deeply for all our clients. As a problem solver, Brandy deals with all the stressful situations for our clients so they can focus on other things.

Brandy is our resident expert in tax-related matters. She regularly attends workshops, seminars, and courses on tax law to keep her skills and knowledge current. 

Shannon DeWitt
​Client Specialist

Shannon DeWitt is a Client Specialist at FLPC. Shannon considers herself first and foremost a human rights activist who believes every person should be treated with dignity and respect. Shannon is often the first person our clients interact with when they visit or call our office. She ensures every client file is processed in a highly efficient and timely manner, and that every client feels comfortable and “at home” at our office. She is a dedicated, experienced, and reliable part of the FLPC team. Consistently going the extra mile, she is always looking for opportunities to improve her own skills and the operations of the entire office. 

Emily van der Merwe
Legal Assistant

Emily van der Merwe is a Legal Assistant at FLPC. Emily is a college student at the University of Tennessee, majoring in finance with a minor in economics. She started as a summer intern at FLPC in 2018, and she was such a wonderful addition to the team we decided we could not let her go! Emily works remotely while completing her studies in Knoxville.