Laura’s experience in representing both debtors and creditors allows her to understand both sides of an issue.
Laura’s bankruptcy practice has developed through a range of roles over the last ten years. Prior to joining the firm, she ran a private practice where she focused primarily on representing the rights of debtors. Today, she represents creditors including credit unions and other financial institutions who provide secured or unsecured loans to borrowers.
Laura has represented individuals and entities in various financial matters, including Chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 bankruptcy filings, foreclosure defense, dissolutions, and wind down of small businesses. In her current practice representing creditors, she carefully considers all of her client’s options before advising them on the best approach to protecting their collateral and/or maximizing their recovery.
Laura once helped a client who was in a situation where the opposing debtor’s attorney filed a motion for contempt, alleging her client had violated the Automatic Stay. Laura was able to jump right in and resolve the claim immediately. As these types of cases can result in high penalties and attorney fees, her client was extremely grateful that the matter was resolved in such an expedient manner - and with minimal cash outlay.
Outside of the office, Laura enjoys traveling frequently – particularly to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
J.D., University of Akron (1994)
B.A., Criminal Justice Studies, Kent State University (1989)
American Bankruptcy Institute: Member
Columbus Bar Association: Member