David A. Head

David A. Head

locationCleveland, OH - Company Headquarters
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David’s innate passion for the law and ability to uphold the reputation of his clients produces top-notch results.

Serving as chair of the Education Loan Recovery and Litigation Group, David oversees a recovery team of account resolution specialists, supervisors, and managers dedicated solely to collecting education-related debt. He provides lenders, servicers, and guarantors of student loans with a comprehensive national recovery solution for all their education-related debt, including institutional loans, Federal Perkins loans, tuition, and accounts receivable. Whether they wish to initiate traditional collection strategies such as call and letter programs, or pursue litigation, David counsels his clients on the most effective recovery methods. 

An active member of the student lending community, David has presented on dozens of occasions for industry-leading organizations, on topics including compliance and regulations, bankruptcy law and educational loans, litigation collections, and risk management. David is AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest available rating for legal ability and professional ethics. He has also been included in multiple editions of the Ohio Super Lawyers List (2010, 2012-17).

David also serves as the managing attorney for Weltman’s Cleveland, Ohio office. In his role, he is responsible for spearheading the employee engagement committee and other office-specific initiatives that help shape the culture of the firm. 

In his free time, David enjoys cooking a variety of cuisines with his family, traveling, and supporting the Cleveland sports teams.

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Honors & Distinctions

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated Attorney 
Ohio Super Lawyers, Ohio Rising Stars, 2010, 2012-2017


Ohio, 2002


J.D., magna cum laude, Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 2002
B.A., cum laude, Political Science and History, Ashland University, 1999


Medina County Bar Association: Member
Northern Ohio Credit Association: Member 
Ohio Bursars Association: Member  
Ohio State Bar Association: Member  
Student Loan Servicing Alliance: Private Loan Committee Member 


"Ask the Attorney: Hot Topics Panel," NCHER Knowledge Symposium, November 2016
"Collection Law," Ohio Bursars Association, October 2016
“The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Federal Debt Exemption: An Opportunity, But New Rules & More Headaches,” Coalition of Higher Education Assistance Organizations Mid-Year Conference, August 2016
“Ask an Attorney,” Coalition of Higher Education Assistance Organizations Mid-Year Conference, August 2016
“Life Cycle of Student Loans – Collections and Risk Management,” Moderator, iiBIG Education Finance and Loan Symposium, May 2016
“Fair Debt Collection Protection Act (FDCPA) and Credit Reporting,” NCHER Private Education Loan and Consumer Finance Committee, April 2016
“Ask the Attorney: Time-Barred Debt,” NCHER Knowledge Symposium, November 2015
“Litigation and Statute of Limitations,” Higher Education Accounts Receivables Officers (HEARO) Workshop, May 2015
“Bankruptcy Law, Educational Loans & Litigation, and Statute of Limitations,” Michigan Association of Student Financial Services Administrators Conference, May 2015
“Alphabet Soup FDCPA Update,” NCHER Private Loan Committee Meeting, May 2015

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