David Trott | Co-Founder and President
DAVID TROTT is the president and managing attorney of Bingham Farms-based Trott & Trott, P.C. Recognized as one of the nation's largest law firms handling residential default procedures, Trott & Trott represents mortgage bankers in Michigan as well as banks, credit unions, mortgage servicers, regional property owners, investor groups and individual entrepreneurs.
David graduated from the University of Michigan in 1981 after spending a year at Oxford University and is a 1985 graduate of Duke University's School of Law. In 1990, Mr. Trott prepared and delivered seminars on matters relating to mortgage servicing to the MBAM and to all of the Michigan field offices of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 1991, he served on an Advisory Committee to the United States Bankruptcy Court that was responsible for reviewing and revising the Local Rules for the Eastern District of Michigan. He also served on a similar committee for the State District Court in Detroit. This committee made recommendations on how to simplify and streamline the eviction process. In 1992, David served as the Chairman of the Loan Administration Committee for the Mortgage Bankers Association of Michigan (MBAM) and, in 1993, he served as Chairman of the Convention Committee. David was chosen the Outstanding Mortgage Banker of the Year for 1993 by the Mortgage Bankers Association of Michigan. In 1994, David participated on the "Free Legal Advice" panel at the National Servicing Conference. He spoke on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Lender Liability arising from Force Placed Hazard Insurance. David was elected to the Board of Governors for MBAM and completed his term as President of the Association in November 1997. In that same year, he was selected as one of Crain's Detroit Business' 40 Under 40 and he chaired MBAM's Affordable Housing Committee.
In 1999 David received MBAM's highest award, the James T. Barnes Memorial Award for overall contributions to the mortgage industry. He was recently admitted as a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.
A frequent author, Mr. Trott's work includes Michigan Mortgage Foreclosures (1988); Uncommon Complications in Foreclosure (1989); A Roadmap to Michigan Real Property Remedies (1990) and The Role of a Secured Creditor in Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcies (1993).