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Kathryn M. Eyster

Kathryn M. Eyster

Our goal, quite simply, is to help families save their homes. Almost always, the only thing necessary in order to do so is to have a reasonable ability to make a mortgage payment, even if it is less than what is required.
McGookey Law Offices
(2 Attorneys)

Real Estate, Housing and Foreclosure Defense

724 S. High Street
Columbus, OH 43206
German Village

15 years



Why did you become an attorney?

Oddly enough, my paternal grandmother made me promise her at 9 years old that I would be an attorney.  She had wanted my father to be an attorney and his life led him to another calling.  I have always kept my promises to my grandmother and had no intention of breaking this one.  Plus, my family always said I could argue and negotiate to get what I thought I wanted.  So, it guess it seemed right.

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

I am a very logical and mathematical person.  There is an old joke that says attorneys cannot do math.  However, having a mathematics degree and background has helped me to stay organized and to be methodical and rational in my decisions and business in general.  I am also a mother and wife.  I have numerous family and friends that are important to me as well.  These people provide me with the biggest reason for doing what I do – I want to be a role model to my younger friends/family and to show the older ones that I am a person to be trusted and relied upon.  But, I go to work so that I can help provide my children with those things that make them smile.

What made you choose your primary specialty focus of law?

I was fortunate to find a wonderful employer when I first obtained my license.  That employment was in the civil defense setting.  My mentor was a great person who made sure that I knew everything I should know and more in order to accurately and professionally practice law.  I have been just as fortunate to be able to stay in civil practice.

What makes your law firm unique?

The area of law we practice is unique – foreclosure – in that it is always changing, always evolving.  However, not too many lawyers have been able to carve out a niche for foreclosure defense.  From time to time, we may assist our clients with other legal matters, but the majority of our practice is foreclosure defense.  This specialization allows us to most effectively represent those people who are desperate to save their homes.

Describe your ideal client.

An attorney-client relationship is somewhat like a marriage.  There must be trust, truth, cooperation, communication, and understanding.  At times there will be great news and, at other times, not so great news.  It is a strong foundation that allows for a successful relationship.  

Describe your personal interest and hobbies.

My children and husband are my life.  My sons are involved in sports, just as my husband and I were when we were younger.  A lot of our time is spent together working on the current season’s sport.  As a family, we ride and race dirt bikes (a sport that I grew up doing with my father and brothers).  As a result, we also camp at the dirt bike track to which we belong.  We have a big group of friends and are all extremely close.  So, we find ourselves with friends a lot.  I play the piano and took 10 years of lessons.  

Describe your charitable activities.

I serve as treasurer of the elementary PTO; chair person for the City of Shelby Civil Service Commission; my husband and I give locally – food, clothing and/or toys are given to local charities and foundations.

Real Estate, Housing and Foreclosure Defense
  • Foreclosure Defense

Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
JD Law, 2002

University of Findlay
BS Mathmatics, 1999

Bar Association Membership

Columbus Bar Association
Erie County Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association

Court Admissions

All Ohio Courts
The United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Bar Admission Date


Licensed In

Ohio (1969), #

Summary of Firm

McGookey Law Offices, LLC offers a wealth of experience in defending against and asserting claims involving foreclosure fraud. With over 40 years of combined experience in business, banking, and commercial litigation law, McGookey Law Offices is uniquely qualified to save your home, or should you so choose, to get the walk-away option that best fits you. We have offices located in both Sandusky and Columbus, Ohio.

Free Initial Consultation?

We offer a free initial consultation.  

Fixed-Price Services and Fees

Some matters may be handled on a flat-fee basis, where appropriate.  Please call our office to discuss your options.

Fees by Hourly Rate

My hourly rate for most matters is $210.00.  Our fees for your matter will be disclosed to you before we begin any work on your behalf.  We work with our clients to establish payment plans and make our services accessable and affordable.


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