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Attorney Bruce R. Epstein has been certified as a specialist in consumer bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification since 1994 and practices exclusively in that field. He speaks regularly on bankruptcy issues for other lawyers at Bankruptcy conferences and was recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer in bankruptcy by Law and Politics Magazine in 2007 and was named a member of the Order of Protectors of Consumer Debtors by the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys in 2005.

Attorney Epstein opened  his office in Youngstown in 1981 after having practiced in Cleveland.  In the early 1980's he shifted his focus to solely Bankruptcy law and was one of the first attorneys in Ohio to becoome certified as a specialist in consumer bankruptcy.  In 1990 he moved his offices to Boardman and Warren.



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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 50%
    33 years, 6.5 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 30%
    33 years, 4 thousand cases
  3. Bankruptcy & Debt: 20%



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  • John Nicholas Zomoida Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer. I have enormous respect for Attorney Epstein's knowledge of the law and consummate professionalism. He truly is a gentleman and a scholar.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Bruce R. Epstein

5500 Market Street
Suite 101
Youngstown, OH, 44512-2616

Law Offices of Bruce R. Epstein

106 East Market Street
507 Chase Tower
Warren, OH, 44484



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Recertfication as Consumer Bankruptcy Law SpecialistAmerican Board of Certification2014
Certified Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy - RenewalAmerican Board of Certification2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Member of Order of Protectors of Consumer DebtorsNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys2005
Certified Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy renewalAmerican Board of Certification2004
Certified Specialist in Consumer BankruptcyAmerican Board of Certification1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Bruce R. Epstein1981 - Present
AttorneyGoldfarb & Reznick1979 - 1981
Law ClerkUS District Court, Northern District of Ohio1978 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Chapter 13 TrusteesAssociate1998 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember1994 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember1990 - Present
Trumbull County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Mahoning County Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
www.epsteinbankruptcy.comConsumer Bankruptcy Guide2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Northwestern UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Top 9 Complications in BankruptcyEthical Considerations2013
Mahoning County Bar AssociationAutomatic Stay issues for Litigators2012
Mahoning County Bar AssociationMortgage Issues in Chapter 132009
YSU Tax InstituteBankruptcy and Trusts2008
White-Williams InstituteVehicle Loans in Chapter 132008
Bankruptcy Law SeminarChapter 13 Auto Treatment Post-Reform2008
Real Estate Issues in Changing MarketReal Estate Issues in Bankruptcy2007
O'Neill Great Lakes Regional Bankruptcy ConferenceValuation and Lien Rights in Consumer cases2007
Practice Under the New Bankruptcy LawMeans test in Chapter 7 and 132006
Aligning Your Practice with BAPCPAConsumer Bankruptcy issues2005
White - Williams Bankruptcy InstituteWhat Chapter 7 Lawyers need to know about Chapter 132004
Bench-Bar RetreatEthics PanelN/A
Annual Bankruptcy SeminarVehicle Loan Treatment in Chapter 13N/A