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Craig Zucker Named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly “Hall of Fame” 2023 Class


Maddin Hauser is thrilled to announce that Michigan Lawyers Weekly selected shareholder Craig E. Zucker for its “Hall of Fame” 2023 class. 

The Hall of Fame program recognizes Michigan’s legal leaders for their successful careers and valuable contributions to the community. To be considered, they must be over 60 or have been in practice for at least 30 years. These legendary lawyers have made their mark on the legal profession and within their community.

What Makes Craig a Hall of Fame Attorney?

Craig is a firm shareholder and a veteran legal advisor who focuses his practice on bankruptcy, complex insolvency-related matters, and general business concerns. His clients are located in Michigan as well as across the U.S. in major economic centers, including New York, Ohio, and Florida, to name a few examples. Before joining Maddin Hauser in 2018, Craig was a partner at Erman, Teicher, Zucker & Freedman, P.C. for over 30 years.

Craig represents debtors and creditors in federal, bankruptcy, and state court proceedings and out-of-court workouts, and mediations. He also represents business owners and tackles their broad business concerns. Craig also delivers deep knowledge of construction law, particularly in construction-related lien and bond rights in federal and state court matters.

As a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, Craig is active in every aspect of firm development – from firm management and recruiting to training and mentoring to the promotion of firm attorneys. He is particularly aware of the importance of supporting women and diverse attorneys in realizing their “A” games and advancing their careers.

Craig has demonstrated “star quality” at every phase of his career and has been considered a veritable force in bankruptcy/insolvency law for decades. Beyond technical accuracy and intellectual acuity, he is known by his peers and the legal community for his ingenuity, creativity, tenaciousness, and innovation. 

Craig’s consistent success in taking on the most challenging workouts, bankruptcies, and insolvency events – and prevailing – ranks him among the finest Michigan lawyers. He is the counselor other attorneys call when they require a high level of skill and expertise. 

Throughout his illustrious career, Craig has earned many honors. He is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been consistently named among the Best Lawyers in America since 2010. He has also been listed as a Top Lawyer by DBusiness Magazine in the Litigation-Bankruptcy category and as a Michigan Leading Lawyer in Bankruptcy & Workout Law: Commercial and Creditor’s Rights/Commercial Collections Law.


Craig enjoys coaching and mentoring up-and-coming lawyers. He knows, from first-hand experience, that mentorship accelerates success, helps close the knowledge-skills-resources gap the legal profession faces, and leverages the potential for greater clarity and results for both the mentee and mentor. Craig’s passion lies in educating the next generation of lawyers in practicing law.


A resident of the City of Huntington Woods, Michigan, for over 32 years, Craig was actively involved in community affairs. He was a baseball coach, ran for city commission, and after losing a very close race, was appointed by the city to serve on the city commission’s Economic Advisory Committee, where he served two terms.

As a devoted brother to his developmentally disabled 66-year-old sister, Craig is motivated to support various organizations for the developmentally disabled, including JARC of Florida, where his sister was an active workshop participant for decades. Additionally, Craig has been a  supporter of Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and advocate of Save a Child’s Heart, an Israeli-based non-profit international organization funding and performing open heart surgeries for children from under-developed countries. 

Craig has been married for over 37 years to his wife, Michelle, a physician specializing in female family care and restorative and functional (anti-aging) medicine. He is the proud father of two adult sons. When not enjoying all that Michigan offers, Craig spends time in Florida with family and friends and makes frequent trips to New York to visit his sons.