Firm Overview

More than 85 Years in the Industry

Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA 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., in recognition of the significant contributions made by Alan Weinberg. Alan had built up and led the legal side of the Firm, while "Bob" had done the same on the collections side, and their partnership resulted in the successful integration of law firm and collection operations – a unique business model still in effect to this day. The Firm adopted its current moniker of Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A. in 1994 due to Allen Reis' success in establishing and growing the Firm’s presence in Central Ohio. Today, the Firm is run by its third Weltman managing partner: Maurice's grandson, Scott.

Full-Service Provider of Creditors' Rights Solutions

Weltman is a nationally-recognized, full-service collections firm with more than 65 attorneys and 650 total employees. We represent nearly every type of creditor, including some of the largest financial institutions in the U.S., in bankruptcy, consumer and commercial collections, litigation, and real estate default matters. Our strength lies in our ability to handle all types of recovery matters, regardless of file complexity or volume. We take pride in our commitment to providing clients with a reliable, consistent, compliant, and secure recovery solution that enables them to reduce delinquency, increase recovery, improve cash flow and minimize losses. Our longstanding client relationships are a testament to our proven excellence in obtaining maximum debt recovery in a cost-effective and compliant manner.


End-to-End Service Offerings for Maximum Convenience

As a law firm with in-house collection services, we are an end-to-end solutions provider with the ability to integrate the filing of legal action with collection activity wherever a debtor or debtor's assets may be located, nationwide. We offer our clients a convenient, single source alternative to using multiple law firms and agencies throughout the country, and work with each client individually to set specific objectives and strategies for each business portfolio before developing a recovery program to fit those defined needs; this may involve agency services, legal services, or both. We are licensed and bonded in all U.S. states and territories necessary to facilitate upfront traditional collection matters*. Our agency offerings include a variety of letter campaigns, call programs, skiptracing, asset location services, among others, and we are often able to resolve matters without incurring the costs, time, and risks associated with litigation. If and when legal action is necessary and appropriate, however, our 65 in-house attorneys and network of attorneys across the United States stand ready to assist you. 

Robust Compliance & Security Programs

Weltman has an in-house Compliance Audit department which is led by a Compliance Officer. We are committed to conducting all business in accordance with the highest legal, ethical, and moral standards, and have developed comprehensive operating procedures, tracking tools, and training programs in support of this commitment. We closely monitor and routinely audit the actions of employees, network attorneys, and third party service providers to ensure they meet or exceed all state and federal laws and regulations and our clients' requirements. Each and every one of our employees receive mandatory compliance training, at hire and on an ongoing basis. Additionally, protecting sensitive client information is paramount. Our goal is to always ensure we operate in a manner that protects the Firm, our clients, and their consumers from any undue risk. Learn more about our security programs and credentials here.

Culture of Excellence

We believe that quality assurance starts at the top. Our Firm's organizational structure ensures accessibility, visibility, and accountability, with strict quality control in and across each of our practice areas. Our Core Values are based on our strong work ethic, and our commitment to client service, the effective resolution of creditors' issues, and innovation in the industry. Our efficient, results-oriented approach has earned us a solid national reputation and – most importantly – the trust of our valued business partners and clients.

*Except in North Dakota.