After representing working families for 12 years while at another firm, I founded The Barrett Law Firm the first half of 2008. In 2011 we merged with Nemeth & Associates to become Nemeth & Barrett, LLC.
Nemeth & Associates concentrates on helping families struggling with injuries and bankruptcies through the tough times. We offer free consultations, personal attention and a determined voice. Although we have represented clients throughout the entire state of Ohio, most of our clients are located in Lorain and Cuyahoga counties.
• The outcomes that stand out in my mind are the times where marriages have been saved. On a number of occasions I have had clients that were planning on a divorce; they just wanted to file a joint bankruptcy first so both are starting-over debt-free. However, once their financial burden has been lifted, there commonly is less to fight about, and many of the couples change their minds about the divorce.
• I also enjoy hearing the stories after filing about my clients' health improving. The stress reduction allows them to sleep soundly again, and they are no longer bombarded with phone calls they don't want to answer. Returning people to normal is a satisfying aspect of my profession.
526 Superior Avenue East
Cleveland OH 44114
I offer free consultations for every caller.
The fees are typically fixed, but depend on the number of issues that are predicted. Chapter 7 cases are typically around $1,300, which includes reaffirmations and redemptions. Chapter 13 cases are typically $800, with any additional amounts paid through the plan.
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
It is rewarding to be able to allow people to get a fresh start.
I point many of my callers in the right direction so they can handle their case on their own. If hiring an attorney is not going to add more value to the claim than the cost of the attorney, I recommend clients educate themselves and handle the claim on their own.
I do this regularly.
I do this regularly.
During undergraduate studies in the 1980s, I was an investigator and clerk for a personal injury law firm. In 1989, I became a bodily injury claims representative for State Farm Insurance. I left State Farm at the end of 1993 to go to law school. During law school, I returned to investigating and clerking at a law firm. After graduating law school in 1996, I became an associate attorney and a partner. In 2008, I left that firm and started The Barrett Law Firm.
I have been helping families for many years in addition to having my own family.
My strength is my personal style. I don't judge. When we both agree to be attorney-client, the client gets me all the way through. I've also argued cases at every level of state court when the offer cannot be negotiated - from Municipal Court to the Supreme Court. I believe in my clients and treat them how I would want to be treated.Personal interests:
I spend most of my free time at my children's activities. I have four children involved in soccer and school. We all like to go camping when we have available time.
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