Associate Biography

Michael B. Stein is an associate at Hutchens Law Firm whose practice focuses on creditors’ rights, litigation, and debt collection. Specifically, Michael assists clients in pursuing and collecting outstanding debt through means of structured payment agreements, pre-litigation negotiations, filing and prosecution of lawsuits, defending against counterclaims, and assisting clients with post-judgment collections and remedies such as property repossession, foreclosure, and eviction. Michael also counsels clients on best practices in debt collection, including FDCPA compliance and other borrower protection acts. 

Mr. Stein works with clients through a nuanced approach that balances patience, diplomacy and resolve, backed by his 22 years of legal experience. Mr. Stein gained some of this experience when he worked with Walt Pettit and Bill Kellam, prior to them merging with Hutchens Law Firm in 2013. 

Michael has a wife and three children. He enjoys Tarheels basketball and Carolina Panthers football, as well as hiking, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Contact Michael Stein

Phone: 704-362-9255
Fax: 704-362-9269

Professional Profile


Undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law


North Carolina State Bar, 1995
Admitted to practice in all state and Federal courts in North Carolina



North Carolina Bar Association
North Carolina Creditors Bar Association
National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys


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