Daniel E. Best, Esq.

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  • Publications & Presentations

Daniel E. Best is a Shareholder in the firm's Detroit office. He practices in Consumer Collections, assisting the Education Loan, Government, Healthcare, Probate, Replevin, and Subrogation practice groups. He is a member of several industry organizations, including the Michigan Bar Association, Michigan Creditors Bar Association, and the American Bar Association (Business Law Section).

Mr. Best earned his J.D., cum laude, from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, and his B.S. in business from The Ohio State University. He is licensed in Michigan and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court (Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians Tribal Court, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Tribal Court, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Court, and Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa Tribal Court.

Practice Areas:

Consumer Collections
Collateral Recovery/Replevins
Education Loan Collection and Litigation
Government Collections
Healthcare Collections
Probate Recovery
Subrogation

Honors & Distinctions:

Martindale-Hubbell BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated Attorney

Bar Admissions:

Michigan (1998)
Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians Tribal Court (2011)
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Tribal Court (2005)
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Court (2005)
Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa Tribal Court (2011)
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (2002)
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (1998)
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan (1998)

Education:

J.D., cum laude, Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College (1990)
B.S., Business, The Ohio State University (1987)

Continuing Education:

MCBA: Effective, Ethical and Compliant Collection of Consumer Debt Practices and Pitfalls (2016)
SquareTwo Financial:
Annual Attorney Conference - CFPB Seminar (2012)


Professional Affiliations:

American Bar Association: Business Law Section
Michigan Creditors' Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan

Alerts:

October 25, 2016
Lenders May Recover Excess Bid Money Following Michigan Appellate Court Decision

February 25, 2013
Recovering a Mortgage Deficiency Balance in Michigan

Presentations:

“Collection Law: Start to Finish,” National Business Institute Seminar, Grand Rapids, MI (April 19, 2017)
“Medical Debt Collection: HIPAA and FDCPA Regulations,” National Business Institute Seminar (June 7, 2017)

 

Daniel E. Best, Esq. 

Shareholder
Detroit
Phone: 248.362.6139
Fax: 248.273.2444
Email: dbest@weltman.com