I am an attorney with 30 years of experience in dealing with debt issues. Until 2009, I worked as a bankruptcy attorney for two Cincinnati law firms. I represented thousands of clients in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. I started my own law office in May 2009. My firm consists of one attorney and one paralegal. Whether you need Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, I will personally handle your case from start to finish.
I focus on helping people in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky with debt problems. I want to help you deal with your debts and protect your assets. Bankruptcy can help you protect yourself and your assets from creditors. Chapter 7 helps you get rid of debts. Chapter 13 gives you time to pay off debts like mortgage arrears.
I met with a client who owned a house scheduled for sheriff sale. The sale was scheduled for later that same morning. She was about to lose her house to the mortgage company. I prepared and filed her case in three hours. We stopped the sale of the house. She is paying off the mortgage arrears in Chapter 13.
I offer free 45 minute consultation.
I will give you a fee quote as part of your free consultation. Most cases are fixed fee. Complex cases are billed by the hour.
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
It is one of the few areas in the law where clients are happier by the end of the process. It's not hard to see why. People struggle to earn enough to keep up with expenses. They worry about being able to afford to help their kids. They use up all their savings and retirement to stay ahead of their creditors. They avoid seeing a lawyer for as long as possible. By the first time they see me, they feel enormous stress. I like to show them how to improve their situation. And that helps them to feel better.
Clients who take the time to educate themselves are the best clients. I enjoy working with them. Bankruptcy law is complicated and confusing. I can help you understand how it can help you.
My clients don't need to prepare bankruptcy-related documents. I take care of that for them.
I do not recommend people representing themselves in bankruptcy court.
2006 to 2009 - Bankruptcy attorney, Mark Godbey and Associates, Cincinnati, Ohio
1999 to 2006 - Managing attorney, Macey & Aleman, Cincinnati, Ohio
1985 to 1996 - Section Chief, Hamilton County Department of Human Services
I've raised a family. I put myself through college and law school. For many years I worked for other people until I started my own bankruptcy law firm. Working on my own allows me to give my clients the best possible service.
I listen to you carefully. I want to understand your goals. Do you want to get rid of debts or pay them? Do you want to keep your house or get rid of it? Are you up to date on your payments or behind? Once I know your situation, I can offer you advice on the best way to reach your goal. I have helped thousands of people in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky with their debt problems.Personal interests:
Music. I play piano. Reading history. Keeping up with news, especially as it relates to my clients: the jobs and the economy, law changes, mortgages, and credit-related changes.
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