Attorney Andrew Gerling is an AV Preeminent rated lawyer. He is a shareholder and managing attorney at Doucet Gerling Co., L.P.A. Andy oversees the firm’s consumer litigation and small business practices. As a trial lawyer, Andy represents homeowners and businesses throughout Ohio. He devotes a significant portion of his practice to consumer protection, including foreclosure defense, abusive debt collection, and consumer fraud. Andy has experience representing consumers in matters involving the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Truth in Lending Act, and Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act. He also represents clients in state and federal appellate courts.
Andy oversees the attorney mentorship program at Doucet Gerling Co., L.P.A. He works with attorneys to develop litigation strategies and further newly licensed attorneys’ professional development.
Andy has worked in the legal industry for over 15 years. Prior to attending law school, he worked at a prominent insurance defense law firm for 8 years. He gained valuable experience in business and commercial litigation, debt collection and insurance defense. This experience provides him with unique insight to the inner working of insurance companies and debt collection agencies. Andy draws from this experience when representing consumers in lawsuits and defending homeowners facing foreclosure.
Andy graduated from Otterbein University Summa Cum Laude receiving his BA with departmental honors in political science. He went on to receive his law degree from Capital University where he graduated with distinction as member of the Order of the Curia and earning top marks in his jurisprudence class. Andy also completed an externship with a federal judge at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
Andy is a member of the Central Ohio Association for Justice. He lives in Westerville, Ohio with his wife Chelse and son Griffin. Andy is licensed to practice law in all Ohio state courts and the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, as well as the Sixth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals.
Andy was named a 2017-2020 Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2020|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell®||2020|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2019|
|Top Lawyers||Three Best Rated||2019|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2018|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Order of Curia||Capital University Law School||2011|
|Attorney and Shareholder||Doucet Gerling, Co. L.P.A.||2013 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2014 - Present|
|Central Ohio Association for Justice||Member||2014 - Present|
|Capital University||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|Otterbein College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|
|CLE||Foreclosure A to Z||2019|
|ABC 6 Ask the Attorney||Ask the Attorney||2015|
|The Father's House International, Inc. v. Kurguz (10th Dist.)||Upheld jury verdict on appeal|
|Jarupan v. Williams||Jury verdict in the amount of $93,860|
|The Father's House International, Inc. v. Kurguz||Jury verdict in the amount of $62,000|
|Wells Fargo v. Gerst (5th Dist.)||Reversal of dismissal to allow homeonwers to challege foreclosure|
|Nationstar v. Purnell (5th District)||Reverse foreclosure default judgment|
|Citibank v. Slorp (10th District)||Reverse dismissal to permit homeowner to challenge foreclosure|
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