Stephanie Lane

Attorney · Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Stephanie Lane has been a licensed attorney in Ohio for more than 17 years, practicing before federal, state, and local courts. She is co-founder and partner of a boutique Cleveland law firm that concentrates in such areas as contract disputes, employment and civil rights, foreclosures and collections, and landlord-tenant issues. She has assisted financially challenged individuals and businesses in obtaining satisfactory debt workouts, mortgage loan modifications, and bankruptcy relief.

Before entering private practice, Stephanie interned for two years with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. She graduated from the University of Akron with a B.A. in Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communications, magna cum laude, in 1995, and earned her law degree (J.D.) in 1998 from Case Western Reserve University.

Articles By Stephanie Lane

What Is a 2004 Examination in Bankruptcy?
Find out what can take place at a Rule 2004 examination in bankruptcy and how any person or entity with an interest in your bankruptcy can request a 2004 examination of debtor to investigate matters related to you.
Car Repossession: Special Protections for Military Servicemembers Under Federal Law
If you are in the military and have defaulted on a car loan, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) provides you with special protections against the repossession of your car.
The Bank Repossessed My Car. How Much Time Do I Have to Get It Back?
If your car loan lender repossessed your car, van, truck, motorcycle, or other vehicle and you want it back, you'll have to act quickly.
Impermissible Credit Report Use
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and some state credit reporting laws set forth the basic rules that protect your credit information.
Why Is There Information on My Credit Report That Is Not Mine?
Many credit reports are inaccurate, containing errors so important that they might impact credit decisions.
How to Object to a Wage Garnishment
Learn the basic procedures for challenging a wage garnishment.
Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act
The Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act prohibits both debt collectors and creditors from using deceptive and abusive tactics when collecting debts.
Bank Levies on Joint Accounts (Nonspouse)
Creditors may be able to garnish a bank account (also referred to as levying the funds in a bank account) that you own jointly with someone else who is not your spouse.
Debt Buyers & Your Credit Report
When a debt buyer parks an old debt on your credit report or re-ages an account, it might be violating the FCRA.
Car Repossession vs. Replevin
If you default on your car loan payments, the lender can take your car back through repossession or replevin. Learn the difference.