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About Sweeney Law Offices
Sweeney Law Offices is local Michigan family-owned business. Since opening in 2005, we’ve treated every customer like they were a part of our family. Other companies may offer similar services, but our services come with a personal touch. 

With evening and weekend appointments available, we make sure you don't have to lose money to meet with an attorney!
Jesse R. Sweeney, J.D.
President, CEO


American Bankruptcy Institute Board Certified Attorney Jesse R. Sweeney, a cum laude graduate of Michigan State University Law School, has over 14 years of experience handling consumer bankruptcy matters in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13.  He is also licensed to practice in both the Eastern and Western Federal District of Michigan, and the US District Court of Colorado, and has helped hundreds of client obtain a fresh start through bankruptcy.  He has spoken at two conferences in the past 5 years on the topics of fair debt collection and the national model Chapter 13 plan. He is a long distance runner and has qualified for the Boston Marathon on several occasions.

Committed to helping our clients obtain a fresh start.
Erin Bartos, J.D.
Associate Attorney

Ms. Bartos has been employed with Sweeney Law Offices since September, 2014. Prior to her employment with Sweeney Law Offices, Ms. Bartos was an associate bankruptcy attorney at Charles J. Schneider, P.C. from October, 2012 through September, 2014. As an associate at the firm, she focusted solely on representing debtors in Chapter 7 & Chapter 13 bankruptcies. She met with clients, attended hearings, status conferences and all motions before U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and completed post-confirmation work as well as handled adversary actions. From May, 2012 to October, 2012, Ms. Bartos was an associate attorney at Hirshberg Acceptance Corporation/Modern Financial Services Corporation practicing bankruptcy law. Her focus was specifically creditor's rights law concentrating in collections, which included automobile companies, financial institututions, and other entities in both State & Federal Court.

Wayne State University Law School, Juris Doctorate, 2011
Bachelor of Arts, Business/Finance, 2008

Continuing Education:
Michigan Creditor's Bar Association Meeting & Presentation, Bloomfield Hills, MI , May 10, 2012
Michigan Creditor's Bar Association Meeting & Presentation, Bloomfield Hills, MI, Sept. 15, 2012
Michigan Creditor's Bar Associations Presentation of: Competing in an Environment of Compliance, Sept. 25, 2012
ABI's Detroit 9th Annual Consumer Bankruptcy Conference, Detroit, MI, November 11, 2013

State Bar of Michigan: Admitted to practice; May, 2012
US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan 2012
American Bankruptcy Institute



Ms. Hawley has been employed with Sweeney Law Offices since July, 2013. Prior to her employment with Sweeney Law Offices, Ms. Hawley was a Senior Attorney at Trott & Trott, P.C. Her practice focused primarily on Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law, Creditors’ Rights and Litigation in Chapters 7, 11 and 13. She gained experience working on Compliance Issues and Requirements, Drafting Department of Justice Audit and Disclosure Procedures for the Firm in addition to drafting Motions, Responses, Briefs and other Court Required Legal Documents in Relation to Bankruptcy and Adversary Proceedings in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 Cases. During her time at Trott & Trott, Ms. Hawley attended Confirmation Hearings, Motion for Relief Hearings for Chapter 7, 11 and 13 Cases, Evidentiary Hearings and Adversary Proceeding Trials. 

 Prior to Trott & Trott, P.C., Ms. Hawley spent 2 years representing debtors in the Eastern & Western District of Michigan along with the Northern District of Illinois. She handled all aspects of Chapter 7 & 13 bankruptcy law. She met with clients, attended court hearings and gained experience in both pre and post-confirmation work.