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28 January 2016

Weltman Announces the Election of New Shareholders

Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA (Weltman), a full-service creditors’ rights firm, is proud to announce the election of three new Shareholders: David S. Brown, Ted M. Traut, and David A. Wolfe.

“I am thrilled to welcome this talented group of lawyers as shareholders of the firm. Each exemplifies the professionalism and commitment to excellence in client service that has been the hallmark of Weltman for more than 85 years,” said Managing Shareholder Scott Weltman. “I look forward to working even more closely with them and watching their development as leaders within the firm.”


DAVID S. BROWN, ESQ. – COMMERCIAL & COMPLEX COLLECTIONS

Mr. Brown focuses his practice on commercial banking, business-to-business credit, complex collections and commercial/agency matters, and has been recognized by his peers and the national legal media with his inclusion in the 2012-16 editions of Ohio Rising Stars. Based in the firm’s Cleveland office, Mr. Brown is licensed in Ohio and admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and he is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the Parma Bar Association. 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-Marshall College of Law in 2007.


TED M. TRAUT, ESQ. – INSURANCE SUBROGATION

Mr. Traut focuses his practice on general consumer collection matters, with a particular emphasis on insurance subrogation services, for which he has been recognized in the 2010-11 editions of Ohio Rising Stars. He is a member of the OSBA Insurance Law Committee and the National Association of Subrogation Professionals, where he is designated a Certified Subrogation Recovery Professional (CSRP). Based in the firm’s Brooklyn Heights office, Mr. Traut is licensed in Ohio and Pennsylvania and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He earned his B.S. in advertising from Kent State University in 1995, and his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2000.


DAVID A. WOLFE, ESQ. – COMMERCIAL COLLECTIONS

Mr. Wolfe, who serves as the firm’s Office Managing Attorney for its Michigan office, handles commercial collection matters and also works closely with area credit unions. He is a frequent lecturer on topics affecting financial institutions, having presented for the Michigan Credit Union League as well as the Institute for Continuing Legal Education. David also presents regularly at credit union chapter meetings and various firm-hosted credit union educational seminars. Licensed in Michigan and Oregon, he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan. Mr. Wolfe earned his B.A. in Economics from Wayne State University in 1995, and his J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 1999.

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