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KAREN E. PLAZA is an associate and member of the firm’s Consumer Finance Regulatory Compliance and Real Property Litigation Practice Group. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 2005, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2008. She is admitted to practice law in Michigan and Washington, D.C. Ms. Plaza is also admitted to the Federal District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Ms. Plaza has extensive litigation, research, and briefing experience in the areas of real property law, commercial litigation, consumer compliance regulations, creditor’s rights, and bankruptcy. She has successfully represented clients in matters involving claims arising under the Truth In Lending Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and related state law claims. Ms. Plaza’s experience also involves quiet title actions, contested foreclosures and evictions. She also has intimate knowledge of the interrelationship between mortgage servicers and mortgage foreclosure firms.

Ms. Plaza has contributed articles to the National Firm, LLC’s “State-By-State Update” newsletter and co-authored materials for use in the Norton Bankruptcy Institutes law seminar materials. She has also been published in the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace.

Ms. Plaza is a member of the Real Property, Litigation, and Young Lawyers Sections of the State Bar of Michigan.


Education
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, MI, Bachelor of Arts, 2005
UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY SCHOOL OF LAW, Detroit, MI, J.D., 2008


Professional Memberships
State Bar of Michigan
District of Columbia Bar


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Phone: (248) 827-1879
Fax: (248) 359-6143
Email: KPlaza@maddinhauser.com
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