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.

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.

Rebecca Katz


Rebecca Katz was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 2009. Ms. Katz graduated from the University of Kansas in 2006 having majored in Philosophy and graduated from University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Law in 2009. She is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and Missouri Bar.

Ms. Katz joined the Firm in 2015 after eight years of practice with another area collection law firm. Ms. Katz began working in a collection law firm during law school and was promoted to management and an associate shortly thereafter. Currently she serves as our Director of Compliance. Ms. Katz has devoted her time to the practice of creditor’s rights, collections and compliance.

Brianna Schaefer


Brianna Schaefer has been a member of the Colorado State Bar since 2002. In 1998, Mrs. Schaefer graduated from the University of Northern Colorado and in 2002, she earned her graduated from Western New England School of Law.

Mrs. Schaefer has spent her career pursuing creditors rights and compliance matters.

George W. “Bill” Velotta II


George W. “Bill” Velotta II attended Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma University College of Law and was admitted to practice in Oklahoma in 1978. Bill is admitted to practice in all State Courts, Federal Courts and Bankruptcy Courts within the State of Oklahoma and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Bill’s practice concentrations are civil business litigation, commercial transactions, real estate law, title examination and oil and gas law.

Camille M. Cashion


Camille M. Cashion was admitted to the Arkansas Bar in 2007. Mrs. Cashion graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2002 having majored in History and graduated from the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2007.

She is a member of the Pulaski County Bar Association, Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers and Arkansas Bar Association. Mrs. Cashion joined the Firm in 2017 after ten years of practice focused on creditors rights, consumer bankruptcy, and criminal defense.

Mrs. Cashion began her career clerking in a creditor focused law firm during law school in the asset recovery department, focusing her work on garnishment responses on behalf of banks.

She later switched to a consumer bankruptcy practice. This view of both sides of the debtor/creditor bar is something Mrs. Cashion uses in her practice, focused on collections and litigation on behalf of creditors.

Madeline K. Imlay


Madeline K. Imlay was admitted to the Kansas Bar and the United States District Court for the District of Kansas in 2018. Ms. Imlay graduated from Baker University in December 2013 with a major in Business and minors in Accounting and Economics, and graduated from Marquette University Law School in December 2017.

In law school, Ms. Imlay was a legal intern with Milwaukee County Corporation Counsel and later the Milwaukee City Attorney’s Office, she served as an editor on the Intellectual Property Law Review Journal, was a member of the Business Law Society and Estate Planning Society, and served as a pro bono student volunteer.

After law school, Ms. Imlay moved back to Kansas City where she began working at Berman & Rabin and has focused on the enforcement of creditor’s rights and collection matters. Ms. Imlay is a member of the Kansas and American Bar Associations.