Lana Maria Escamilla


Lana Maria Escamilla is a founding  member and Partner of Escamilla & Salisbury, PLLC.  Lana is a 2007  graduate of Michigan State University College of Law and a 2003 cum  laude graduate of Western Michigan University and Lee Honors College.

Lana is admitted to practice law in the Courts of the State of Michigan, the United States Federal District  Courts and Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western District of  Michigan.  She primarily focuses her practice on creditors’ rights,  bankruptcy and insolvency and represents a number of credit unions and  banks throughout the United States.  She first developed an interest in  bankruptcy when she began clerking for a United States Chapter 7  bankruptcy trustee and creditors’ rights attorney while in law school.   She continued on as an associate with the firm until 2011 when she  became in-house corporate counsel for Capitol Bancorp Ltd which held  many bank charters throughout the United States.  She was part of the  litigation team and the lead bankruptcy attorney while employed as  in-house corporate counsel.

Lana went back into private practice in  2014 where she continued to focus her practice on representing financial  institutions, business transactions, estate planning and probate law.

When not working, Lana enjoys reading,  hiking, practicing yoga and is an avid runner.  She has volunteered with  Girls on the Run and enjoys spending time with her family.

Practice Areas:

  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Litigation and Collection
  • Workouts and Foreclosure
  • Landlord-Tenant
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Contract Negotiation & Commercial Loan Documentation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Estate Planning

Professional Associations:

  • Kalamazoo County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan 
    • Business Law Section
    • Debtor-Creditors’ Rights Committee
    • Commercial Litigation Committee
    • Real Property Law Section
  • Federal Bar Association Member 
    • Western District of Michigan
    • Eastern District of Michigan
  • American Bankruptcy Institute