Meet The Firm
Since 1982, the attorneys at ESSERLAW LLC have been serving the community and helping consumers, just like you, achieve success through trying financial times. Come meet with one of our experienced debt relief specialists. Let us help you evaluate your situation and create a plan. Together, we’ll chart a new course, enabling you to be…debt free.
Todd C. Esser is the owner of ESSERLAW LLC, a law firm providing debt relief and budget counseling options for individuals and small businesses. Mr. Esser has been serving the Greater Milwaukee Area since 1982. Todd received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1978, and law degree from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College in 1982. He served as a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee in the Eastern District of Wisconsin from 1988 through 1998. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Bar Association, National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the 7th Circuit Bar Association.
Included among Attorney Esser’s numerous awards of distinction are several years of Milwaukee Magazine’s selections for Milwaukee’s Top Attorneys, and Wisconsin Super Lawyers. He has also earned multiple listings by the prestigious publication, ‘Best Lawyers’ in both the ‘Wisconsin’s Best Lawyers’ and ‘Best Lawyers in America’ Categories.
‘Bob’ received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona in 1969, and graduated from Marquette Law School in 1973. While at Ermenc & Hays in Milwaukee, he developed an interest in the field of bankruptcy, and took over ownership of the Bankruptcy Clinic, SC, moving to downtown Milwaukee and specializing in bankruptcy law. In 1994, he joined the firm of Schober & Radtke, SC as their bankruptcy attorney until the dissolution of the firm in 2010. During this period, he was appointed to the panel of bankruptcy trustees and served as Trustee in Bankruptcy until 1996.
He has been an associate at Todd C. Esser & Associates since 2010, and looks forward to continuing to help people become debt free with ESSERLAW LLC. Milwaukee Magazine several times listed Attorney Waud in their Super Lawyers Bankruptcy Section, and he has been a regular consultant for various publications, newspapers, and seminars.
A Wisconsin Native, ‘Steve’ received his Atrium Baccalaureus from Ripon College, in 1978, and his law degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Law, in 1984. A former partner at Quale, Feldbruegge, Calvelli, Thom & Croke, he concentrated on Personal Injury and Litigation.
Due to Steve’s desire to work one on one with clients, where he could have a greater effect on individual cases, he associated with Todd C. Esser in 1995. His fields of expertise include: Landlord/Tenant; Personal Injury; Real Estate; Bankruptcy and General Civil Matters.
An Alumnus of both Marquette University and Marquette University Law School, Attorney Dey’s general civil law practice includes: business insolvency, civil litigation, guardianships, debtor and creditor rights, bankruptcy, receiverships, CHIPs cases, general corporate, probate, residential and commercial real estate transactions, and family law. Some of the many Associations that Dee Dee is involved with: State Bar of Wisconsin – Family Law Section; State Bar of Wisconsin – Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Creditor’s Rights Section; Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; and Association for Women Lawyers.
Michael hails from the Milwaukee area, and is an avid fan of all Wisconsin Sports. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Juris Doctorate from University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Law. Initially Michael had a general, civil practice which included: Criminal Law, Landlord/Tenant Disputes, and Real Estate Law. Helpful by nature, Attorney Rud decided to expand his practice to include Bankruptcy. He joined ESSERLAW in order to make people, who find themselves in unfortunate circumstances, more aware of accessible choices.
Michael E. Holsen
“I became a lawyer to help people solve problems that they were not sure how to solve themselves. There is no better feeling than being able to show someone that all is not lost and that they have a path to a brighter future, and then helping them to get there.”
Michael is a Wisconsin native and graduated cum laude Marquette University Law School in 2009. He has spent time working for the Internal Revenue Service and Former Chief Judge Susan V. Kelley, as well as on both sides of creditor-debtor law, primarily dealing with bankruptcy, foreclosure, and eviction matters. He is admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar, the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, and the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.
Michael enjoys practicing law to help people solve problems that would be difficult to manage on their own. He believes that everyone is entitled to be fully informed of their options in order to make the best decisions for themselves and their families, and that having practiced on both sides gives him a unique perspective to provide that information.
Our Legal Support Team is with you every step of the way, on your journey to becoming debt free:
Nancy – “It’s rewarding to see the wave of relief wash over someone, after they’ve met with one of our attorneys.”
Julie – “When I talk to a potential new client, I try to listen to their situation and concerns. I let them know that sometimes just coming in to get their options from an attorney can give them peace of mind and calm their nerves. The unknown is what’s scary and this doesn’t have to be.”
Kyle – “At ESSERLAW, our goal is to help you make positive strives in your life as well as getting your life back in order. Knowing that when I leave for the day, our clients are well taken care of motivates me to work smarter and better. Bankruptcy is not known to be fun, but at ESSERLAW we help you look past that and look to the future.”
Timm – “When I see anxious people in the lobby, I know that as soon as they begin their consultation, the weight will begin to lift. They’ve already taken the first step.”
John – “I am fairly new with the firm, and I’m not only taken aback by the quality and level of service given to our clients, but also the empathy that is shown to them during this extremely important milestone in their lives”.
Beth – “ I enjoy working with ESSERLAW. I find them to be heart-centered people who actually care about their client’s well-being. They fight the good fight. By making the firm more accessible to those in need of a guiding hand, ESSERLAW makes it easier for people to take that first step towards getting their lives back on track.”