Our Attorneys

Michael H. Berman

Michael H. Berman was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1970, the Iowa Bar in 1971, and the Kansas Bar in 1983. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, The U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, The U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, The U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, and The United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Berman graduated from the Drake University Law School in 1970. He is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan, Johnson County, Kansas, Iowa State, Missouri and American Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Commercial Law League of America, and has served as the Chairman of its 1,200 member Midwest Region. Mr. Berman is among a select few lawyers in the United States who are listed in The Best Lawyers in America by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith. He has twenty-five years of extensive experience in the areas of creditor's rights including collections and bankruptcy, and including more than fifteen years as a Trustee in Bankruptcy.

Daniel S. Rabin

Daniel S. Rabin joined the Firm in 1990 after three years of practice with another area collection law firm. Mr. Rabin graduated from the University of Kansas in 1984 and the Oklahoma City University Law School in 1987. He became a member of the Kansas Bar in the same year. He is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan, Johnson County, Kansas, Missouri and American Bar Associations. He is licensed to practice in Federal Court in both Kansas and Missouri. He is a member of the Commercial Law League of America.

He is also one of a few attorneys in the Kansas City area certified by the American Collectors Association (ACA) as a MAP and CNR attorney. Mr. Rabin is also the ACA Chairman for the State of Kansas. Mr.Rabin also devotes the majority of his practice to the enforcement of creditor's rights, collections, and the representation of collection agencies as well as collection notice reviews.

J. Brock Rowatt

J. Brock Rowatt was admitted to the Kansas Bar in 1994 and to the Missouri Bar in 1995. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri and the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.

Mr. Rowatt joined the Firm in 2003 after five years of practice with another area collection law firm and after three years of practice with another area general practice law firm. Mr. Rowatt graduated from William Jewell College in 1991 and the University of Missouri at Kansas City Law School in 1994. While in law school, Mr. Rowatt served on the UMKC Law Review. He is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan and Johnson County Bar Associations. Mr. Rowatt devotes the majority of his time to the practice of creditor’s rights, collections and commercial litigation.






Adam K. Berman

Adam K. Berman was admitted to the Missouri Bar and the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri in 2004. Mr.Berman graduated from the University of Kansas in 2000 and the Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2004. While in law school, Mr. Berman worked as a law clerk for the Firm and gained significant understanding of the Firm’s practices and procedures.

Mr. Berman is a member of the Commercial Law League of America. Mr. Berman practices in the area of creditor’s rights, commercial litigation, creditor representation in bankruptcy, and collections.

Rachel B. Ommerman

Rachel B. Ommerman was admitted to the Texas bar in 2003, the Missouri bar in 2004, and the Kansas bar and the United States District Court of Kansas in 2005. She graduated from the University of Texas in 1997 and from the Washington University School of Law in 2003, as Order of the Coif. After law school she clerked for Judge Thomas Newton on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, for two years. She spent the next three years in government service, one year as an attorney for the State of Kansas and two years as an Assistant Attorney General in Missouri.

Ms. Ommerman’s primary practice areas are in the enforcement and defense of creditor rights, the representation of collection agencies, and commercial litigation.

Benjamin N. Hutnick

Benjamin N. Hutnick was admitted to the Kansas Bar and the United States District Court for the District of Kansas in 2008. Mr. Hutnick graduated from the University of Kansas with a dual major in 2002, and from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2008. While in law school, Mr. Hutnick worked as a law clerk in Overland Park, served as a student ambassador, was a presidential management fellowship finalist, and worked as an editor for the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy. After law school, he spent two years as a research attorney for the Kansas Court of Appeals, then ran a general practice firm while also performing tax law and policy research for H&R Block.

Mr. Hutnick is a member of the Kansas, Topeka, and American Bar Associations, and practices in the areas of commercial litigation, creditor’s rights, and statutory compliance.

Ryan K. Bratcher

Ryan K. Bratcher was admitted to the Missouri bar in 2011. Mr. Bratcher graduated from Rockhurst University in 2006, and from Creighton University School of Law in 2011. While in law school Mr. Bratcher was an intern at the Missouri State Public Defenders Office in Jackson County, Missouri.

Additionally, Mr. Bratcher clerked for Lathrop & Gage in their Washington, DC office focussing in creditor’s rights. He is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. Mr. Bratcher devotes the majority of his time to the practice of creditor’s rights, collections and commercial litigation.