David A. Head

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  • Credentials
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David A. Head is a Shareholder of the firm, the Office Managing Attorney for WWR's Brooklyn Heights, Ohio office location, and chair of the firm's Education Loan Collection & Litigation Group, which assists lenders, servicers and guarantors of student loans, as well as colleges and universities, with the recovery of their education-related debt. He has been recognized in several editions of "Ohio Rising Stars" by Ohio Super Lawyers (2010, 2012-17) and is AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest available rating for legal ability and professional ethics.

Mr. Head is actively involved in many industry organizations, including the Private Loan Committee of the Student Loan Servicing Alliance, the National Council of Higher Education Resources, the Ohio Bursars Association, and the Northern Ohio Credit Association. Mr. Head earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, and his B.A., cum laude, in Political Science and History from Ashland University. 

Practice Areas:

Consumer Collections
Education Loan Collection and Litigation Group
Subrogation Group

Honors & Distinctions:

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated Attorney
Ohio Rising Stars (2010, 2012-17)

Bar Admissions:

Ohio (2002)


J.D., magna cum laude, Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (2002)
B.A., cum laude, Political Science and History, Ashland University (1999)

Continuing Education:

 SLSA Private Loan Committee

  - CFPB Update, presented by Rohit Chopra, Student Loan Ombudsman, CFPB (2011)
  - CFPB Review, presented by Arthur Rotatori, McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC (2011)
  - UPAAP and the CFPB, presented by Arthur Rotatori, McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC (2012)
  - CFPB Update, presented by Rick Hackett, CFPB (2012)
  - TCPA Update, presented by Jonathan Joshua, Powers, Pyles, Sutter & Verville (2012)
  - Trends in State Debt Collection Requirements, presented by Lauren Campisi, McGlinchey Stafford, PLCC (2012)
  - Fair Credit and Disparate Impact, presented by Dino Tsibouris, Tsiboris & Associates LLC (2013)
  - Trends in State Debt Collection Requirements, presented by Kelly Lipinski, McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC (2013)
  - CFPB Update, presented by Eric Reusch, Deputy Assistant Director of the CFPB (2013)
  - TCPA Update, presented by Kelly Lipinski, McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC (2013)
  - CFPB Examinations, presented by John Culhane, Ballard Spahr (2013)
  - Servicemember Best Practices, presented by Winkie Crigler, Student Loan Servicing Alliance (2013)

COHEAO (Coalition of Higher Education Assistance Organizations)
  - CFPB-Are you in Compliance with the Oversight, presented by David Stocker, ACT, Inc. and Tom Babel, DeVry, Inc. (2012)
  - CFPB, presented by Rohit Chopra, Student Loan Ombudsman, CFPB (2012)

CBA (Consumer Bankers Association)
  - Community Reinvestment - CFPB Advisory Board, presented by, Jo Ann Barefoot, Treliant Risk Advisors; Patricia Hasson, Clarifi; Dory Rand, The Woodstock Institute (2013)
  - A Student Lending Conversation with the CFPB, presented by, Rohit Chopra, Student Loan Ombudsman, CFPB (2013)
  - CFPB, presented by Steven Antonakes, Acting Deputy Director, CFPB (2013)
  - Regulation of Private Student Loans: Operating with Contrasting Oversight, presented by, Jonathan Joshua, VP and Senior Counsel, RBS Citizens Financial Group; Thomas Lustig, SVP, PNC Bank, N.A. (2013)
  - All Things CFPB and Capitol Hill, presented by, Jo Ann Barefoot, Treliant Risk Advisors; Pace Bradshaw, VP Congressional Affairs, CBA; Shelley Leonard, SVP Consumer Lending, Lender Processing Services, Inc.; Steven Zeisel, EVP and General Counsel, CBA (2013)

Ohio Creditors' Attorney Association - FDCPA and Legal Ethics Issues for Collection Attorneys, presented by Manuel H. Newberger, Barron & Newburger, P.C. (2012)
Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance Solutions, presented by FIS - Servicing Student Loans with a Dodd-Frank Attitude

Professional Affiliations:

National Council of Higher Education Resources
Northern Ohio Credit Association
Ohio Bursars Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Student Loan Servicing Alliance: Private Loan Committee

David A. Head 

Brooklyn Heights
Phone: 216.739.5006
Fax: 216.739.5072
Email: dhead@weltman.com