David S. Brown

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  • Publications & Presentations

David S. Brown is a Shareholder who practices in Commercial Collections with a focus on the Commercial Banking, Commercial Business, Special Collections and Commercial/Agency Services Groups and is based in the Cleveland office. He earned his B.A. with high honors in Political Science and History from Ohio Northern University in 2004 and his J.D. cum laude from the Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2007. A member of the Cleveland Metropolitan and Parma Bar Associations, Mr. Brown is licensed in Ohio and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He was selected for inclusion in the 2012-17 lists of "Ohio Rising Stars" by Ohio Super Lawyers.

Practice Areas:

Commercial Collections
Business to Business Collection Group
Commercial Banking Group
Commercial Loan Collection & Litigation Group
Professional Services Collection Group
Special/Complex Collections Group

Honors & Distinctions:

Ohio Rising Stars (2012-17)

Bar Admissions:

Ohio (2007)
U.S. District Court (Northern District of Ohio) (2008)


J.D., cum laude, Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (2007)
B.A. with high honors in Political Science and History, Ohio Northern University (2004)

Professional Affiliations:

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Parma Bar Association

Firm News:

December 5, 2016
Seven Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA Attorneys Named to the 2017 List of Ohio Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

February 2, 2016
WWR Attorneys Among 2016 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

January 28, 2016
Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA Announces the Election of New Shareholders

December 04, 2014
WWR Attorneys Receive Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Recognition

December 03, 2013
13 Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA Attorneys Named to List of Ohio Rising Stars

December 20, 2012
WWR Attorneys Recognized as Ohio Super Lawyers & Ohio Rising Stars

June 09, 2010
WWR Welcomes David Brown


February 3, 2016
Obtaining a Cognovit Judgment in Ohio Requires Strict Adherence to Statutory Requirements

June 26, 2015
Post-Judgment Implementation of the Alter Ego Doctrine

June 26, 2015
Post-Judgment Implementation of the Alter Ego Doctrine

January 05, 2015
Bad Checks: Know Your Options

September 18, 2014
Commercial Interest Rate Basics

May 28, 2014
Accurate Information and Personal Guarantees on Commercial Credit Applications

April 18, 2014
Senator Proposes Legislation to Help Community Banks Avoid the CFPB

September 05, 2013
Forbearance Agreements: Preserving Legal Rights While Maintaining Customer Relationships

July 11, 2013
Are Your Farmers Too Urban for Balloon Loans?

February 13, 2013
What are Tweeters Tweeting on Twitter Regarding Community Banks?

November 29, 2012
The Long Arm of The CFPB: Overdraft Programs

April 20, 2012
Ohio Community Banks Could Save Big under Governor Kasich’s Proposed Tax Reform

December 22, 2011
The Public Deposits Act to Become Law

June 08, 2011
Attempt to Delay Durbin Amendment Rejected


August 28, 2015
10 Causes of High Summer Utility Bills

August 08, 2014
Making the Most of a Promise to Pay Agreement: Terms Recommended in Promissory Notes on Delinquent Taxes

December 18, 2013
CFPB Seeks to Protect Service Members from Payday Lenders

September 26, 2013
Forbearance Agreements and Bankruptcy

July 18, 2013
State Motion Picture Tax Credits

July 01, 2013
Purchase Money Resulting Trusts

May 23, 2013
Financial Institutions that Deny Credit to Applicants based on U.S. Citizens Could Face Serious Consequences Under 42 USC § 1981

April 29, 2013
April Was National Donate Life Month

March 25, 2013
Avoiding Identity Theft-Related Tax Fraud

March 22, 2013
Fair Credit Reporting Act Requirements for Utility Delinquency Reporting

March 19, 2013
Interest Rates: How to Impose Rates Higher than the Statutory Rate

December 24, 2012
Ohio H.B. 601 Proposes Major Municipal Income Tax Reform

December 11, 2012
Handling Bankruptcy, Foreclosure and Receiverships When Collecting on Utility Accounts

December 04, 2012
CFPB Issues Rules Which May Undermine the Attorney-Client Privilege

November 07, 2012
Arbitration Provisions: What If NAF or AAA Refuse to Hear Your Claim?

September 25, 2012
Piercing the Corporate Veil: A General Overview of the Exception Creditors Can Use to Find Individual Shareholders Liable for Corporate Debts

August 08, 2012
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds ‘ObamaCare’ by Calling it a Tax

June 20, 2012
Charging a Debtor’s Interest in a Business Entity: An Examination of the Differences Between Limited Liability Companies and Partnerships

March 30, 2012
Secured Creditors Beware: Tips for Creating and Maintaining Valid Security Interests Under UCC Article 9

March 28, 2012
Primer for Municipal Tax Collectors: What Income Is/Is Not Subject to Municipal Tax?

March 01, 2012
The "Family Necessaries" Doctrine: a Tool for Imposing Third Party Liability for Utility Bills

December 19, 2011
Deer Season: The Benefits and Drawbacks for Municipal Entities

December 14, 2011
Do You Know Who Your Customer Is?

November 25, 2011
Statute of Limitations for Utility Damage Claims

September 23, 2011
Federal Reserve Issues Interchange Rules Under Durbin Amendment

September 19, 2011
NCUA Personnel Changes

June 28, 2011
Ohio S.B. 145: An Attempt at Taxpayer Relief

March 15, 2011
Ohio's Estate Tax: Impact of H.B. 3

January 10, 2011
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Creates New Liability Issues for Healthcare Providers


David S. Brown 

Phone: 216.685.1062
Fax: 216.363.6914
Email: dbrown@weltman.com