|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|The Best Lawyers in America||The Best Lawyers in America||2017|
|The Best Lawyers in America||The Best Lawyers in America||2016|
|lawyer||Lauren A. Helbling Co LPA||1997 - Present|
|Law clerk||U.S. Bankruptcy Court, N.D. Ohio||1993 - 1997|
|law clerk||Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court||1992 - 1993|
|associate lawyer||Porter Wright Morris & Arthur||1987 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation||Member||2013 - Present|
|Turnaround Management Group||Member||2013 - Present|
|Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association||Section officer/member||1998 - Present|
|National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees||Member||1997 - Present|
|Norton Bankruptcy Law Advisor||What Constitutes Timely Response to a Complaint? A Close REview of Bankruptcy Rules 7004, 7012 and 9006||1996|
|69 American Bankruptcy Law Journal 33 (Winter 1995)(co-authored by the Honorable Christopher M. Klein)||The Emerging Harmless Innocent Omission Defense to Nondischargeability Under Bankruptcy Code Section 523(a)(3)(A): Making Sense of the Controversy Over Reopening Cases and Amending Schedules to Add Omitted Debts||1995|
|Cleveland State University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Ohio State University||Finance||BS - Bachelor of Science||1984|
|Ohio Association of Magistrates Spring Conference||Bankruptcy and Domestic Relations Jurisdiction Issues||2014|
|2014 William J. O'Neill Great Lakes REgional Bankruptcy Institute||Chapter 7/Chapter 13 Debtors with a Business||2014|
|2012 William J. O'Neill Regional Bankruptcy Institute||Bankrutpcy and Taxes||2012|
|William J. O'Neill Great Lakes Regional Bankruptcy Institute 2006||Chapter 7 Trustee Practice Under BAPCPA||2006|
Posted by M&M
Lauren is both a consummate professional and a most trusted adviser of the highest order. Her grasp of the details of the U.S. bankruptcy code and intimate knowledge how the process works and the people involved is invaluable if you are considering filing for protection from creditors. She will make sure what you are considering is actually the most appropriate thing to for you to do as well as being within the parameters of what the law allows.
In our case Lauren guided us through the process of filing Chapter 7 while still keeping possession of our primary residence - no mean feat considering the size of the assets involved.
When you call Lauren, she answers the phone. When you email her, she responds almost instantly. And when you ask her a question, she looks you in the eye and gives you the straight scoop.
But perhaps most importantly, Lauren guides you through the process with the utmost degree of care and compassion. She never makes you like you have failed, but rather, provides an understated sense of future optimism in her conversations with you.
If you ever find yourself in position to need Lauren's services, you won't be making a mistake by engaging her.
Posted by Toni
The level of service provided to me from Lauran and her staff was exceptional. She answered calls and handled my questions and/or needs immediately. I was never left to wait. No issues whatsoever. I hold Lauren in the highest regard and would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by LK - Cleve
Lauren is an absolute gem to this whole bankruptcy process, from start to finish. The worst feeling is to have to admit that bankruptcy is needed, and when dealing with explaining financial situations to Lauren and/or anything related to the "why", Lauren never based any personal judgment. At the same time, Lauren made me very aware of what needed to change, what the issues were, and explained from top to bottom analysis of the financial situation presented to her. Throughout it all though, every part of the process was discussed and explained, questions were always answered, emails were always answered, and Lauren never made me feel that I was interrupting her day or that she was too busy for whatever question I had. That kind of attorney is almost impossible to find in this day and age. Lauren never demanded the full attorney fee and filing fee up front, so she let me make payments based on what worked for my paydays, but she also made it clear that she could not file the case until full payment was received. Lauren is, and always has been, an awesome attorney who represents herself very well, who has her client's best interests at all times, who is extremely knowledgeable about every part of bankruptcy law, and I highly recommend her to anyone who needs the best of the best.
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