Firm Overview

Company Snapshot

  • Founded in 1930 – more than 85 years of proven innovation, growth and results
  • Nine offices throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan and Florida
  • Full service bankruptcy, consumer and commercial collection, compliance, litigation and real estate default services
  • Equipped to handle all types of collection matters, regardless of complexity
  • Flexible fee structures including contingent, hourly, flat fee, retainer basis or any combination to best match our services to your needs
  • Direct individual representation in our "footprint" states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania
  • Nationwide representation through our WWR National Litigation Network
  • Diverse client portfolio including banks and financial institutions, real estate mortgage lenders and servicers, commercial creditors, government entities, insurance companies, credit unions, medical and utility companies, student loan lenders and servicers, and business/service organizations
  • Experienced representation in retail, real estate default, commercial and collection matters involving bankruptcy, foreclosure, evictions, probate recovery, compliance & defense litigation, collection recovery, collection litigation & post-judgment executions, complex collections & litigation, contract review, insurance subrogation, and corporate & financial services

Our Team

  • Approximately 75 attorneys licensed to practice in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin
  • Specialty practice groups for Bankruptcy, Commercial Collections, Consumer Collections, Litigation & Defense, and Real Estate Default
  • Dedicated support groups for collection call centers, national forwarding, title and firm-wide operations
  • In-house Compliance Department ensures our debt collection practices are appropriate and consistent
  • Strong national forwarding attorney network with demonstrated proficiency in litigation, real estate default, bankruptcy and creditor representation, to act as local counsel anywhere a debtor in the U.S. is located

Our History

More Than 85 Years of Protecting Creditors' Rights

WWR was founded in 1930 as Gardner & Spilka, a practice that focused on assisting local banks and retailers recover debt. In the mid 50’s, when Maurice Weltman became a partner, the name changed to Gardner, Spilka and Weltman. With the addition of Maurice’s son, Robert (“Bob”), the Firm continued to grow as a creditors’ rights-centered practice.

In 1979 the Firm became Weltman, Weinberg and Associates Co., L.P.A., recognizing the contributions made by Alan Weinberg. Alan was primarily responsible for the legal side of the Firm and “Bob” managed the collections side, setting up the successful combination of an integrated law firm and collection operation. Now run by Maurice’s grandson Scott, the Firm finally became Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A. in 1994, acknowledging the efforts of Allen Reis in developing the Columbus, Ohio office.


Scott Weltman

Scott Weltman 

Managing Partner of the Firm
Cleveland, Ohio
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