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2018 - Present: Kratochvil & Chimko, P.C. - Managing Partner
2015 - 2018 Chimko & Associates, P.C. - Associate Attorney
2013 - 2014 Landmark Legal Services - Associate Attorney
2008 - 2011 Zimmerman, Kuhn, Darling, Boyd, Quandt & Phelps, PLC - Assistant to Chapter 7 Trustee James W. Boyd
Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Michigan, United States Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and United States Federal District Court for the Western District of Michigan
Juris Doctor, Thomas M. Cooley Law School (now Eastern Michigan University Cooley Law School, 2011
Bachelor of Arts, Central Michigan University, 2006
2018 - Present: Kratochvil & Chimko, P.C. - Of Counsel
2004 – 2018: Chimko & Associates, P.C. (specializing in Creditor/Debtor and Real Estate law) - senior and managing partner
2012 – Present: RSC Realty LLC - Broker
1983 – 2003: Shermeta, Chimko & Adams, P.C. (specializing in Creditor/Debtor law)
1980 – 1982: Douglass H. Shermeta, P.C. (specializing in Creditor/Debtor law)
Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Michigan, United States Federal District Courts for the Eastern District of Michigan and Western District of Michigan, Northern District of Ohio, Northern District of Indiana, Southern District of Indiana, Central District of Illinois, Southern District of Illinois and the Northern District of California.
Bachelor of Science, Michigan State University, 1976.
Juris Doctor, Detroit College of Law (now the Michigan State University School of Law), 1979.
American Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute
1985 – Present - State of Michigan licensed Real Estate Broker
Several hands-on practical educational materials for the State Bar of Michigan's Continuing Legal Education arm and for other non-profit post-graduate seminar driven companies.
Nationwide guest lecturer on the subject of Creditor/Debtor rights throughout professional career.
1985 - present “AV” rated attorney through Martindale Hubbell (highest rating for professional and ethical practices)
2009 - received highest rating from Detroit Business Magazine, as one of the top 5 Corporate/Creditor Rights attorneys in southeastern Michigan.
2001 - “Croney Award” for distinguished service representing VISA USA (a one time award presented to five individuals in honor of Kenneth Crone, father of the European credit card industry and vice-president of VISA USA.
2018-Present: Kratochvil & Chimko, P.C. - Collection Manager
2012-Present: RSC Realty, LLC
2008 - 2018: Chimko & Associates, P.C. - Collection Manager
State of Michigan Collection Agency License
State of Michigan Real Estate Salesperson License
Darryl Chimko is the founding member of this firm, and a universally respected advocate in both the collection and bankruptcy worlds. Brent Kratochvil has worked directly under the tutelage of Chimko for 3 years, and has now taken over as managing partner of the firm, with Chimko remaining involved as an of counsel attorney. With the combined legal experience and knowledge that both Kratochvil & Chimko bring to the table, all current and future clients can expect the absolute best and most robust representation for all of their legal needs.