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Romano, Joseph M.

Bar Admissions

  • 2002, Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Education

  • Preparatory Education, Bowling Green State University (B.A. 1994)
  • Graduate Education, University of Southern California (M.P.A., 1996)
  • Legal Education, Case Western Reserve University (J.D., 2001)

Professional Organizations

  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association, 2003 – Present
  • Member, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, 2004 – present
  • Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2012 – Present
  • Member, Columbus Credit Education Coalition, 2008 – 2012
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2011

Professional Qualifications

  • Speaker, Ohio Judicial College, “Bankruptcy Issues in Municipal/Common Pleas Courts,” Web Conference, October 2014
  • Speaker, Wayne County Bar Association Annual CLE Program, “At The Intersection Of Domestic Street and Bankruptcy Avenue,” March 2014
  • Co-Chairperson, 2013 William J. O’Neill Great Lakes Regional Bankruptcy Institute
  • Speaker, Ohio Judicial College, “Bankruptcy Issues in Municipal/Common Pleas Courts,” Conference, August 2011
  • Ohio Lawyers Magazine, “Rising Star, 2011″ in Consumer Bankruptcy (Top 100 Lawyers Under 40)
  • Speaker, National Business Institute, “Consumer Bankruptcy: The Basics of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13,” Columbus, OH., October 2011
  • Ohio Lawyers Magazine, “Rising Star, 2010″ in Consumer Bankruptcy (Top 100 Lawyers Under 40)
  • Speaker, Ohio Judicial College, “Debtor/Creditor Issues in Municipal Court,” Conference, Strongsville, OH., May 2008, and Columbus, OH., June 2008
  • Co-Editor, Ohio State Bar Association “Legal Information Pamphlet” on Personal Bankruptcy, 2008

Practice Areas

  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
  • Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Litigation (Adversary Proceedings)
  • Consumer Protection
  • Used Car Fraud
  • Home Renovations
  • Domestic Relations
  • Dissolutions
  • Sports & Entertainment

NOTABLE DECISION

  • Rhiel v. Seye (In re Kebe) (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, SDOH)
  • Jennings v. Bodrick (In re Bodrick) (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, SDOH)
  • Thomas v. Kuhn, et al. (In re Kuhn) (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, NDOH)
  • Belfance v. Gaither (In re Counselor Material Processing, Inc.) (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, NDOH)
  • Guaranteed Rate v. Lakeside Title & Escrow Agency, Inc. (Cuyahoga County C.P.) In re DeVito (6th Circuit B.A.P.)

PERSONAL

  • Member, Knights of Columbus, 2008 – Present
  • Coach, 7th – 8th Grade girls basketball, St. Albert the Great, North Royalton, OH, 2013 – 2014
  • Coach, 6th Grade girls basketball, St. Charles Borromeo, Parma, OH, 2012
  • Coach, 7th – 8th Grade girls basketball, St. Brigid of Kildare, Dublin, OH, 2008 – 2011
  • Coach, 7th – 8th Grade girls basketball, St. Albert the Great, North Royalton, OH, 2005-2008
  • Member, Phi Sigma Kappa, 1991 – present

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