Firm Overview

Our firm is dedicated to helping financially distressed consumers find the right financial solution. We offer bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy legal debt solutions and have changed thousands of lives over the last 15 years.

Our law firm was started in July of 1994 by Bradley P. Koffel and me. We were law school classmates. Mr. Koffel's practice focuses on criminal law, while my practice is dedicated to helping individuals who are experiencing financial difficulty. The law firm is now regarded as one of the finest boutique law firms in the State of Ohio. There are a total of eight attorneys in the firm, three work for Mr. Koffel and three work for me.

Example cases

We represented a family with a home that was not worth as much as their 1st mortgage balance and they had fallen behind on their payments. They have a home equity line of credit (2nd mortgage) which had become increasingly more difficult to pay on time. One of their vehicles was paid off, but they fell behind on payments for the. Due to a job loss, credit card debt had grown to $25,000. This family was able to use their future wages to fund a court protect repayment plan under Chapter 13. The Chapter 13 plan will allow them to keep their home and cars, modify their car loan to a new payment, reclassify their 2nd mortgage (i.e. remove it from their deed and pay it as an unsecured creditor) and pay back only a percentage of what is owed to their unsecured creditors (credit cards and balance of what was a 2nd mortgage).We have obtained similar results for hundreds of individuals and families.

Main Office

Main
2130 Arlington Avenue
Columbus  OH  43221

Phone
  • (614) 481-4480

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, for one hour.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Fees vary for each client depending on the situation.

Hourly Rates

$225 per hour.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday:
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday:
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Saturday:
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Office Manager

Yes, my brother, Clark Jump, serves as our Business and IT Manager.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I felt there were too few qualified attorneys helping people in financial trouble.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I occasionally see individuals and families in bankruptcy court who are representing themselves. Each time, I feel sorry for them. By not hiring an attorney, they have made it so much more difficult to resolve their situation than is necessary. I don't know why anyone would represent themselves.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am not willing to review client-prepared documents. If a client retains us, we will prepare all of their documents for them.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I am absolutely unwilling to offer this type of service. You can't be half-pregnant; you either represent someone or you don't.

Mark Jump

I started my law firm right out of law school. I worked in law school at the City Attorney's Office, Civil Division and served as an intern clerk to the Honorable A. William Sweeney of Supreme Court of Ohio.

I grew up overseas and studied abroad in college. I also served as an intern/clerk for an Ohio Supreme Court Judge while in Law School. I have interacted with individuals and families from all walks of life and this has helped me relate to people's challenges and help solve their problems.

My clients constantly tell me that they feel better after talking to me. I think my style is to listen and frame legal solutions in terms that clients can easily understand.

Personal interests:

Family, golf in the summer and skiing in the winter. I love to travel with family.

License
  • Bar Number: 0062837
    Ohio , 1994
Education
  • Capital Law School
    J. D. , 1993
    Columbus, OH
    Finalist Moot Court Competition and President of the Student Bar Association.
  • Miami of Ohio
    B.S. , 1990
    Oxford, OH
    I received the Sigma Chi Province Balfour award which is awarded to Sigma Chi's around the country who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and academic achievement.

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