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Scott Russell Needleman

About me

My law office has been helping thousands of indiviuals for over 21 years from the same location.  Experience and creativity are a must.  I tried one of the largest cases in the Country in 2007.  I took on  the government and won!  The case involved the means test and how it is calculated.  My victory changed the way the means test is calculated to benefit  of all debtors in the United States.  I meet with all of my clients personally.  I have four fantastic paralegals that assist me and we work well as a team, but again, you ONLY MEET WITH ME NOT A PARALEGAL.  I am lifelong Columbus resident and a product of Eastmoor High School, a city school.  I enjoy the face to face contact with all of my clients and I enjoy my work.  I encourage you to google my name to find out even more. There is no fee for the initial consultation and I charge on flat rate, fixed fees so that there are no suprises.


For some informational videos about bankruptcy, click here.


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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 40%
  2. Chapter 13: 30%
  3. Chapter 7: 30%



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Howard M Lewis

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Needleman is one of the finest bankruptcy attorneys in his state. I highly recommend his legal services.


    Howard Lewis Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Theodore James Piteo

    Scott and I handled many chapter 7 cases in Ohio together with excellent results for our clients. He was always ready to help people with the toughest problems. I recommend him to anyone seeking bankruptcy assistance.


    Theodore Piteo Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

The Needleman Law Office

5300 E Main
Suite 109
Columbus, OH, 43213-2580


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyersColumbus C.E.O. Magazine2016
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2016
Central Ohio's Top LawyersColumbus CEO2016
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Lead CounselLead Counsel2015
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NOLO Lead CounselLawinfo Lead Counsel Rating2013
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentThe Needleman Law Office1991 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2009 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneysmember2008 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Legal Aid Societyparticipating attorney1993 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re GrahamChanged the way the means test is calculated in this jurisdiction to the benefit of all debtor..
In re HarkinsUnder Advisement
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Publication nameTitleDate
InfographicChapter 7 Bankruptcy in Ohio2014 Bankruptcy Process - A Step by Step Guide2014
blogWhen chapter 7 bankruptcy isn't your best choice2014
Columbus Dispatch NewspaperFinancial Crunch Hitting Seniors2008
Columbus Dispatch NewspaperFor Many, Real Life Begins with Big Debt2008
Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Ohio Eastern DivisionGovernment vs. Graham2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Ohio State University, ColumbusN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Spoke to seniors about financial managementAARP to seniors on financial management2008