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I have been practicing bankruptcy law since 1993 when I first started clerking for the Honorable Randolph Baxter, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge.  As a law clerk I was able to experience the judge's persepctive of each case.   I then started my own practice and quickly earned an appointment to the Cleveland panel of chapter 7 trustees.  I handle cases as a bankruptcy trustee, and I represent individuals who need financial assistance, including filing for chapter 7 and chapter 13 protection.    I have a unique perspective of the practice from all sides of each matter which helps me quickly assess the strengths and weaknesses of each person's situation.   I then work hand in hand with my clients to develop the best strategy for obtaining relief for their financial problems. 


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 100%

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Lauren Helbling

55 Public Square, #2100
Cleveland, OH, 44113


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
lawyerLauren A. Helbling Co LPA1997 - Present
Law clerkU.S. Bankruptcy Court, N.D. Ohio1993 - 1997
law clerkCuyahoga County Common Pleas Court1992 - 1993
associate lawyerPorter Wright Morris & Arthur1987 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring ConfederationMember2013 - Present
Turnaround Management GroupMember2013 - Present
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationSection officer/member1998 - Present
National Association of Bankruptcy TrusteesMember1997 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Norton Bankruptcy Law AdvisorWhat Constitutes Timely Response to a Complaint? A Close REview of Bankruptcy Rules 7004, 7012 and 90061996
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 Debts1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Ohio State UniversityFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ohio Association of Magistrates Spring ConferenceBankruptcy and Domestic Relations Jurisdiction Issues2014
2014 William J. O'Neill Great Lakes REgional Bankruptcy InstituteChapter 7/Chapter 13 Debtors with a Business2014
2012 William J. O'Neill Regional Bankruptcy InstituteBankrutpcy and Taxes2012
William J. O'Neill Great Lakes Regional Bankruptcy Institute 2006Chapter 7 Trustee Practice Under BAPCPA2006