For every file that crosses her desk, Amy expects to produce a high quality legal product.
Before becoming an attorney, Amy was a child welfare social worker for the better part of five years. After completing her LSAT, she was offered a scholarship to attend the University of Akron School of Law. Today, having spent more than 15 years in the creditors' rights industry, Amy continues to display a passion and commitment to quality work. For her, client service is the most important aspect of the job. She recognizes that her clients pay for a service, and if that service falls short, she can’t expect to earn their repeat business. Her goal is to offer better problem solving, availability, and a true mutually-beneficial partnership.
Practicing primarily in collateral recovery and replevins, Amy helps her clients recover on defaulted auto loan accounts. Her matters may include traditional collection strategies such as demand letters, or more complex cases such as recoveries where violence or obstruction is a factor. She also assists with title issues, vehicles that are subject to criminal forfeit or seizure, counterclaim defense, compliance issues related to repossession, and the negotiation/settlement of disputes.
Amy recently represented a client who was named directly in a central Ohio lawsuit. Her client’s repossession agent was also named as a defendant. The plaintiff, who was seeking to earn her client’s repossession work, had defaulted on several tow truck finance agreements. Amy worked with both parties to create a strategy that would allow her to provide a timely response to the complaint, protect her client’s interests in the trucks, preserve their relationship with the tow company, and be mindful of litigation costs. She claims it was a “good day to be a lawyer.”
Amy is the mother of a beautiful little girl and the wife of a psychiatric social worker who teaches at a local university, so her life is very full! She finds relaxation in cooking, knitting, and gardening, but when she needs a rush of adrenaline, she jumps right into another favorite hobby: bootcamp class. Amy also volunteers on the board at Frontline Service, a non-profit community behavioral health organization that aims to end homelessness, prevent suicide, resolve behavioral crises, and overcome trauma.
Honors & Distinctions
Ohio Super Lawyers, Ohio Rising Stars, 2010
Ohio Super Lawyers, 2017-2020
YWCA Women's Leadership Bootcamp Graduate (2011)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (2008)
J.D., University of Akron School of Law (2002)
B.A., with honors, Sociology and Management, Ohio Northern University (1995)
American Financial Services Association (AFSA): Women’s Leadership Council
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association: Member
Ohio State Bar Association: Member
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's 3Rs (Rights, Responsibilities, Realities): Volunteer/Team Captain
FrontLine Service: Board Member Volunteer