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Mina N. Khorrami
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Mina Nami Khorrami

Contact me today, and I will personally assist you in getting immediate control of your matter. Our fees are affordable.
Mina Nami Khorrami LLC
(1-5 Attorneys)
mnk-law.com

AREAS OF LAW:
Bankruptcy, Debt and Consumer Law
Small Business Law and Litigation

LOCATION:
115 West Main Street
Suite LL-50
Columbus, OH 43215
Downtown

YEARS OF PRACTICE:
32 years

PHONE:
614-857-9590

FAX:
614-304-0102

Why did you become an attorney?

From the age of thirteen, I knew I wanted to be an attorney. I was interested in the law and saw it as a way to use my skills and training to help people efficiently and effectively. I have found the practice of law to be rewarding and at the same time it is satisfying to find a solution to the legal problems of my clients. I get to meet many different people and learn about many different businesses in my practice. I look forward to working with every client.

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

In my legal career of almost 28 years, I have learned that clients need my time and patience as well as my experience and expertise to resolve their legal issues.  I am licensed to provide legal services for clients in three states (Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois) and I have experience with the 8th circuit court of appeals and Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. I participate regularly in Bar Association Bankruptcy Law committees and with legal groups like the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the Credit Education Coalition. I also present legal seminars on bankruptcy law to other attorneys and I volunteer annually to handle legal matters on a pro-bono basis for disadvantaged people. In my personal life, my whole family volunteers for various charitable organizations. Besides being immensely rewarding, I find that the volunteer work helps me keep in touch with the struggles of real people and the reality of how often financial problems lead to personal problems and vice versa.

What made you choose your primary specialty focus of law?

I became a lawyer in 1985 and quickly found that bankruptcy law was a good fit for me. I really enjoy being a zealous advocate for my clients and educating my clients about bankruptcy law and other areas of the law within the scope of my practice. I have found the end result of the process to be extremely rewarding. I especially like to watch clients put their troubles behind them and make a good life after bankruptcy. I also enjoy handling business bankruptcies and learning about the details of the business as we go along. Bankruptcy is an area of law that has changed drastically in the last several years and continues to change as new legal situations arise; I enjoy the challenges of staying on top of the updates to bankruptcy laws and figuring out how best to navigate them on behalf of my clients.

What makes your law firm unique?

I think my firm is unique because of my personal attention, my passion for  law, and my compassion for people in trouble. I continually work to strengthen and update my knowledge of ever-changing bankruptcy and other areas of the law in which I practice to the benefit of my clients. My clients' legal matters are never passed off to a paralegal or younger attorney as happens sometimes in larger firms. As a sole practitioner, I provide clients with my personal attention and communicate regularly with them, handling every detail of their cases, from start to finish. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Describe your ideal client.

I am happy to work with all of my clients but as a practical matter, it is very helpful if clients follow instructions and advice, take advantage of my  legal experience, and are prepared as much as possible by gathering the required documents. When clients partner with me in this "ideal" way, I'm able to provide them with legal representation to the best of my ability and together we can work to achieve a speedier and more effective resolution of their legal matters. Having said this, I also understand how stressful legal issues as well as financial troubles are for clients and I do spend the time and patience to help client with any aspect of the process that might be difficult for them.

Describe your personal interest and hobbies.

I am an avid walker, love to read a good book, and enjoy watching my kids' sports activities. Soccer is well-loved in our house as both of my teenage children as well as my husband play soccer. If we are not attending our kids' soccer games, we are watching soccer games on TV or at the Crew Soccer Stadium. When I am not in the office, I am with my family, attending their sports activities and helping them with school. 

Describe your charitable activities.

At different times in my life, I have been involved with various charitable organiztions and firmly believe that we have a duty to give back to our community. I served on the Board of Directors of the Crew Soccer Foundation from 2008 through 2011, the charitable arm of Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew. The Crew Soccer Foundation worked to advance the sport of soccer and quality of life of Central Ohio's young people. Their activities include an annual Referee Scholarship for economically disadvantaged teens and the donation of Crew game tickets to local children's organizations. Through the Crew Soccer Foundation's Soccer Aid, over $36,000 has been raised in the last few years for the Mid-Ohio Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. I have served on the Bankruptcy Pro Bono Committee of the U.S. Bankrutpcy Court in Columbus since its inception in 2009. 

Bankruptcy, Debt and Consumer Law
  • Banking
  • Chapter 13
  • Chapter 7
  • Debt Settlement
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Garnishments
  • Personal Bankruptcy
Small Business Law and Litigation
  • Business Formation and Dissolution
  • Contract Disputes
Degree

Valparaiso University School of Law
Juris Doctor (JD), 1985

Accomplishments

Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy Law Institute Committee of the Columbus Bar Association in 2011 and 2012, which was responsible for organizing our two day bankruptcy seminar and recruiting national and local speakers to discuss current legal issues facing the Bankruptcy Bar; Member of the Pro Bono Program of the US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio;
Licensed in Ohio, Illinois, and Missouri; maintain membership in the Columbus Bar Association, Missouri Bar, the Credit Education Coalition, and National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA); Member of the Standing Chapter 13 Committee and Chapter 13 Liaison Committee; Member of the Pro Bono Program of the US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio;Recipient of the 2013 Columbus Bar Association and Foundation Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Project – Bankruptcy. 

Court Admissions

Ohio Courts
Illinois Courts
Missouri Courts
8th Circuit Court of Appeals
US District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Board/Committee Membership

Member and Past Co-Chair, International Women’s
Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (I.W.I.R.C.)
Member, Columbus Bar Bankruptcy Subcommittee
Past Member, Judicial Liaison Committee
of the Bankruptcy Court
Member, Standing Ch. 13 Committee
Member, Credit Education Coalition
Member, Mediation Panel, US Bankruptcy Court, SD Ohio
Member, Bankruptcy Pro Bono Committee

Continuing Education

I am a frequent speaker at the Columbus Bar Association and Legal Aid in the area of consumer bankruptcy law. I am current on all of the  continuing legal education requirements of the State of Ohio and most reporting years.

Bar Admission Date

1985-06-01

Supreme Court Number

0058350

Licensed In

Ohio (1985), #0058350

Significant Cases

Americans deal with financial pitfalls every day. Many, unfortunately, only dig themselves deeper into the hole by not seeking professional legal help early enough. I work to offer professional representation and guidance designed to get clients out of the hole and back on solid financial ground. PRACTICE AREAS: Personal and Corporate Bankruptcy, Real Estate, Debt Defense Litigation, and Foreclosure Defense. LICENSED: Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois.

Summary of Firm

Contact me today, and I will personally assist you in getting immediate control of your finances. Our fees are affordable.

Summary of Previous Employment

Graduated from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, in June of 1982 with a B.S. In August of the same year, I enrolled in the Valparaiso University School of Law in Indiana and graduated with a J.D. degree in 1985. The last two years in law school, I worked for two Superior Court judges in South Bend, Indiana, observing trials, preparing trial memos, researching, writing and performing other related work. I also assisted one of the professors in the preparation of a legal journal in law school and competed in the moot court competition. After graduating from law school in June of 1985, I moved back to St. Louis where my family resided, took the Missouri Bar, and obtained my license in November of 1985. I obtained an associate position with a small firm at the end of 1985 (Vogler and Associates) in St. Louis doing mainly civil litigation with some exposure to bankruptcy law. Since we also represented clients in East St. Louis, Illinois, I took the Illinois Bar in 1986 and obtained my Illinois license. At the end of 1989 / beginning of 1990, I obtained an associate position in a medium-sized firm (Compton, Wells & Hamburg) in St. Louis representing consumers, businesses and a Ch. 7 trustee. I handled civil litigation, Ch. 7 bankruptcy cases, and represented business clients in Ch. 11 cases. In representing a Ch. 7 trustee at Compton, Wells & Hamburg, I successfully argued a bankruptcy issue before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. In September of 1991, I moved to Columbus after marrying my husband, and started my own practice in the spring of 1992 after obtaining my Ohio license. In my practice, I handle various legal matters such as civil litigation, real estate, general corporate work, debt and foreclosure defense and bankruptcy. At the present time, a significant portion of my practice consists of representing clients in consumer bankruptcy cases such as Ch. 7 and Ch. 13 proceedings. I also represent business clients in both Ch. 7 and Ch. 13 cases. In addition, I have represented clients before the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel.

Free Initial Consultation?

We provide a free initial consultation to discuss your matter. We do handle complicated bankruptcies, including business and consumer cases.

Typical Retainer Fees

With a Ch. 13 matter, a retainer is required, but the majority of the fees are paid through the Ch. 13 plan.

Fixed-Price Services and Fees

Our fees are competitive. Bankruptcy fees are fixed for majority of Ch. 7 cases, with exception of more complicated business/consumer cases. I try to keep my fees both affordable and flexible. We do accept installment payments. Please feel free to contact me to discuss potential fees.

 

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


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