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Karen E. Hamilton

Karen E. Hamilton

For over 15 years, I've been helping working people bogged down in debt get a fresh start.
The Law Office of Karen Hamilton
(1-5 Attorneys)
www.khamiltonlaw.com

AREAS OF LAW:
Bankruptcy, Debt and Consumer Law
Probate, Estate and Elder Law

LOCATION:
41 E. Whittier St.
Columbus, OH 43206
German Village

YEARS OF PRACTICE:
22 years

PHONE:
614-443-7920

FAX:
614-443-7922

Why did you become an attorney?

I decided to go to law school when I realized that most "regular" people were taken advantage of - either by salesmen, employers, or in a contract - due to not understanding the legal aspects of a contract or situation. I decided to become an attorney so that I would be able to help equalize the playing field and represent everyday working people.

What experiences (work and personal) help you to be a better attorney?

I worked in a wide variety of fields prior to going to law school, which helps me to relate to most people who come into my office. I have been a bartender, a waitress, worked in construction, and landscaping. I also owned and helped train racehorses. All of this experience prior to the practice of law gives me insight into the perspective of people working in a wide variety of occupations - and their financial challenges.

What makes your law firm unique?

I look at the attorney/client relationship as an equal partnership, and work with my client to solve a problem.

Describe your personal interest and hobbies.

I love to play sports, and stay busy year round. I golf most of the year. I also began curling 7 years ago with the Columbus Curling Club, and curl in bonspiels (tournaments) as much as possible. I am also an avid bowler and participate in the Women's National Tournament each year with a group of friends.

Describe your charitable activities.

I donate time representing the Columbus Curling Club on the board of the Great Lakes Curling Association, and I serve as legal counsel to the Central Ohio Bowling Association.

Bankruptcy, Debt and Consumer Law
  • Banking
  • Chapter 13
  • Chapter 7
  • Debt Settlement
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Garnishments
  • Identity Theft
  • Insurance
  • Investments
  • Personal Bankruptcy
  • Tax Resolution
Probate, Estate and Elder Law
  • Healthcare Power of Attorney
  • Joint Survivorship
  • Life Insurance
  • Living Wills
  • Power of Attorney
  • Probate
  • Trusts
  • Wills
Degree

Cleveland-Marshall
Juris Doctor (JD), 1995

Bar Association Membership

Columbus Bar Association
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

Accomplishments

I have worked both sides of bankruptcy law. This give my clients an advantage as I understand how both sides think and work.

Court Admissions

US Supreme Ct, Southern District of Ohio, Northern Disctrict of Ohio

Board/Committee Membership

Bankruptcy Committee - Serving on Bankruptcy Law Institute

Bar Admission Date

1995-01-01

Supreme Court Number

0064808

Licensed In

Ohio (1995), #0064808

Summary of Firm

For over 15 years, I've been helping working people bogged down in debt get a fresh start.

Summary of Previous Employment

Previous to starting my firm, I worked for the law firm Weltman, Weinburg & Reis. I also spent six years in restaurant management. My family owned race horses, so right out of high school I cleaned stalls and cared for the horses.

Free Initial Consultation?

Please call me for a free initial consultation. I will meet with you at your convenience including evenings and Saturdays. I have mulitple locations.

Fixed-Price Services and Fees

Basic Chapter 7 legal fees start at $750 plus costs for a singe person. The complexity of your situation or assets will dictate your fees. Chapter 13 Fees start at $500 plus costs.

 

These attorneys are debt relief agencies. They help people file for relief under the 2005 Bankruptcy Code.


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