Twenty years ago, prior to my entering into the field of law, my husband and I lost our house to foreclosure and we filed a bankruptcy. I know how people facing foreclosure and bankruptcy feel because I've been there myself. I can empathize with my clients while I represent them.
I began my career in the law as a paralegal. I worked for a medical malpractice attorney for over ten years. Then I became a paralegal for a creditor's rights attorney for four years, working my way up the firm to become the controller and office manager, all the while attending law school and offering part-time paralegal services to a personal injury and general practice attorney.
Upon graduating law school and passing the bar, I worked as a general practice attorney for a small law firm in Chardon, Ohio. It was in that practice that I began concentrating on foreclosure defense, creditor/debtor law, and landlord/tenant law. In addition to being admitted as an attorney in the State of Ohio in May, 2011, I also was admitted to the federal court in the Northern District of Ohio, practicing in the Bankruptcy Courts. I am a member of the Ohio Bar Association, Geauga County Bar Association, and Westshore Bar Association.
Licensed since 2011
Hourly ($150-200/hour), Contingent (30-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Cali Award in Intellectual Property||CALI||2009|
|Of Counsel Attorney||Cozmyk Law Offices||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||Jann C. Washington, Esq. LLC||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||Petersen & Petersen||2010 - 2012|
|Paralegal||Law Offices of Timothy M. Sullivan||2006 - 2010|
|Paralegal / Secretary||Quinn Legal Associates||2005 - 2006|
|Self Employed Contract Paralegal||Self Employed Contract Paralegal||1997 - 2010|
|Paralegal||Dale P. Zucker Co., LPA||1996 - 2005|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Ohio Northern District Courts||Admitted to Practice||2012 - Present|
|State of Ohio||Attorney at Law||2011 - Present|
|Geauga County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Ohio State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Westshore Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|University of Toledo||Liberal arts||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|Cuyahoga Community College||Liberal Studies||Associate of Arts||2004|