James J. Tocco

James J. Tocco

Phone: (248) 671-0136

Email: jtocco@maglawpllc.com

Office: 30140 Orchard Lake Road,
Farmington Hills, MI 48334


Jim began his legal career at one of the preeminent bankruptcy law firms in Detroit. While there, he specialized in representing Chapter 7 Trustees, debtors and creditors in all phases of bankruptcy practice, including appeals. Jim’s practice is centered on community association law, collection matters, restriction enforcement, bankruptcy, litigation, and contract drafting and review. Jim is known for his fierce commitment to clients, strong work ethic and for being a straight-shooter. He enjoys traveling, gardening, cooking and tending to his aquarium.


  • Representation of condominium boards, property management companies, real estate agents, and unit co-owners in general civil actions, enforcement of bylaw provisions, zoning issues, liens and collection matters
  • Quiet title actions, landlord tenant matters, and lien foreclosure proceedings
  • Contract negotiation including corporate operating agreements, leases, and dissolutions
  • Representation of clients in general civil matters including contract disputes, fraud and equitable claims
  • All phases of Chapter 7 practice, with experience representing creditors in Chapter 11 and 13 proceedings


  • Wayne State University, presidential scholar, cum laude, bachelor of science, 1998
  • Lifetime member of Phi Beta Kappa, Gamma Chapter of Michigan
  • Wayne State University Law School, 2004

Achievements and Memberships

  • Member, Community Associations Institute
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan 
  • Admitted to the Eastern District of Michigan, Federal Courts
  • Admitted to the Federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member of the State Bar Real Property Law Section