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Joseph Michael Romano

Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney at Cleveland, OH

5.0   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    35%
    Including Bankruptcy-related litigation (Adversary Proceedings)

    21 years

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    25%

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    20%
    Including Bankruptcy-related litigation (Adversary Proceedings)

    21 years

  4. Entertainment
    10%

  5. Business
    5%

  6. Lemon law
    2%
    Consumer Protection, including: "Lemon Law," Used Car Fraud, Automobile Repair contract, Home Improvement contracts. Including all litigation.

    21 years, 20 cases

  7. Real estate
    2%
    Includes litigation over deed and title issues.

    17 years, 5 cases

  8. Divorce and separation
    1%
    Includes Dissolutions and Uncontested Divorces.

    17 years, 8 cases

With nearly two decades of professional experience, Cleveland bankruptcy attorney Joe Romano can help individuals, families, and business owners take the first steps toward financial freedom away from debt. As the founder of The Romano Law Firm, he offers empathetic counsel and knowledgeable guidance to help clients explore their legal options for getting out from under the stress of their debt. He understands that almost anyone can find themselves in this scary situation, which is why he will provide straightforward guidance without judgement. As a veteran and a former candidate for office, Joe understands the value of trust and hard work. Should you become a client of his firm, you will have direct access to him, and your case will not be passed off to a less experienced associate. To learn more about how Joe Romano’s help can benefit you, call The Romano Law Firm and schedule a free consultation.

 

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526 Superior Avenue
333 The Leader Building
Cleveland, OH, 44114

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Posted by sherman | June 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I was blessed to have a lawyer like Joseph Romano. He took care of everything, yet kept me fully informed on my case.
Posted by Andres Svoboda | September 14, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
THE Best!!
Joe Romano has provided legal services for me and my family on many occasions. He was always been professional, prompt with keeping us updated. I would highly recommend him!
Posted by Andres Svoboda | September 14, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
THE Best!!
Joe Romano has provided legal servers for me and my family on many occasions. He was always been professional, prompt with keeping us updated. I would highly recommend him!
Posted by Esther | September 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very competent & professional
Going through a process involving your future and your finances can be very scary and even embarrassing. From day one, even prior to meeting Mr. Romano, extreme professionalism was displayed. Joseph was expedient with communications, thorough with paperwork and the process, treated me with respect, and fought diligently to help me to overcome all of the obstacles and get the results that I strived for. He was affordable; worth every penny and more. I wish all attorneys were top-notch like this. Since they are not, he definitely rises to the top!
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Posted by Dee | February 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you so much Joe
I’m young and I’ve been hitting a hardship left and right lately so bankruptcy was my only option I felt to get a fresh start.After our first initial meeting I felt comfortable and my aniexty decreased..Before I even hired Joe I would email him my new financial problems and he would offer me advice and assure me that we could take care of that situation as well.I appreciate his work and thank him for helping me..My petition will be filed Monday and I could finally feel free again.
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Posted by Christine | January 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Light at the end of the tunnel- Great Lawyer!!
I couldn’t sleep and I was being hounded by creditors day and night. Initially I went to see one lawyer and something did not feel right. So I never went back. I contacted Joe actually when I was vacationing as I came across his name- and then met him a few days. He was very flexible and took the time to explain the whole process. Joe is a nice guy with caring demeanor and really took to making sure my case was filed in a timely manner. He answered all my questions and made sure I was prepared for the trustee. I had my meeting and now I am ready to move on with my life. Joe is an outstanding attorney and he makes sure you are more then just a file. I highly reccomend Joe and will refer him in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
Joe took care of my case really fast and I was able to get my life back on track.
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Joseph was able to take a case which I was turned down from another attorney. He put in the work to negotiate my turns which were approved. Thank you Joe!
Posted by Jason | June 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney who truly cares for his clients best outcomes.
I was in need of a Chap 13 attorney and checked many places before deciding on Joe. In the initial consultation O met directly with Joe, not a legal secretary or aid. I was impressed with Joes knowledge of the bankruptcy laws. Unfortunately this was not my first bankruptcy so inevitably I had some additional concerns of which Joe walked me through step by step. After hiring Joe I met with him directly and spoke on the phone with him directly at every turn. In a sea of Attorney's Joe really is far above par then the 'average Joe'. I hope to God I never need a bankruptcy attorney again, but I would not hesitate, and have recommended Joe Romano to many close friends and family.
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Posted by Jen | June 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Appreciation
Mr. Romano was very detail oriented and thorough with my case. His support during a difficult time was much appreciated.
Posted by Linda | June 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chapter 13 bankruptcy,
He was very helpful to me and explain everything to me step by step and kept in touch me to answer any question
Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
I must say I came to Joe by default! The attorney that was to represent me took a position with a company and left her practice! Joe met with me immediately reviewed my case and work diligently to do a great job! He is a man of integrity and will fight your fight to help achieve the best outcome for you!
Posted by Samuel and Dawn Childress | June 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Joseph M Romero Attorney at Law
My husband and I hired Joseph Romano for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. He worked with us, answer all our questions , review the paperwork gave us formation for our classes for bankruptcy, prepared us for our court date. Joseph Romano is a very excellent lawyer. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
Posted by kelvin | May 21, 2015
Great lawyer out standing person
all i have to say about Joe is if you don't use him as your lawyer "YOU" missed out on a hard working lawyer in your corner and can be trusted all out . Joe will give the the facts and will not lie to you. He is not about the money he is about you and how he can help you the most. Joe made me feel like family and a friend . No matter how many times i would call or how late he would always take or return my calls. this man is a class act. I had other lawyers but after Joe there is no other i give him 10 out of 10 keep up the great work Joe
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Posted by Greg | May 13, 2015
Joe was frantastic
Joe was so helpful and knowledgeable and walked us through everything. We appreciated him treating us with respect and making us feel like we were his only clients. Joe was so helpful and knowledgeable and walked us through everything. We appreciated him treating us with respect and making us feel like we were his only clients. It was embarrassing to have to admit bankruptcy but Joe made us feel comfortable and explain the process and was with us all the way.
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2015
Competent Attorney
It seemed overwhelming but Joe explained everything to me in a way I could understand, answered all of my questions, and walked me through the entire process. Even at court, other lawyers were asking him questions.
Posted by Shawn | December 7, 2014
The attorney other BK lawyers ask for advice
Had Joe do my Ch7. Really cool guy and was fun to talk to. Always returned my emails, and spent almost an hour giving me a free consultation and explaining my options. Even with a couple hiccups,in our filing he did not charge any extra fees. When it came to advice on legal matters outside his expertise, he referred me over to other attorneys, which I respect a lot. I feel a less principled attorney would try to handle a matter they weren't competent in order to charge for more services. I was most impressed when we were at court and I saw other bankruptcy attorneys asking him for advice on their cases. He has been doing bankruptcy law for over a decade, and it is basically all he does. When it comes to your Chapter 7 or 11, don't be cheap and pick a general attorney that does a little bit of everything. Pay a little more for a bankruptcy specialist like Joe, and get it done right the first time.
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Romano Law Firm
  • 2003 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Rauser & Associates
  • 2002 - 2003

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • The University of Southern California
  • Masters Degree
  • 1997
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Undergraduate
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • In re Sledge
  • Pending
  • Jennings v. Bodrick
  • Decision for Debtor/Defendant
  • In Re DeVito
  • Case remanded to trial court for redetermination on Confirmation of Chapter 13 Plan
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Associations

  • NFL Players Association
  • Member/Agent
  • 2015 - Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Knights of Columbus
  • 1st Degree Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Credit Education Coalition
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Up and Coming Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Up and Coming Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2011

Publications

  • Bankruptcy Pamphlet
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual CLE
  • At The Intersection of Domestic Street and Bankruptcy Avenue
  • 2014
  • O'Neill Regional Bankruptcy Conference
  • Co-Chairperson
  • 2013
  • Ohio Judicial Bar Conference Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Debtor/Creditor Issues in Municipal Court
  • 2012
  • CLE
  • Consumer Bankruptcy: The Basics of Chapter 7 and 13
  • 2011
  • Ohio Judicial College
  • Bankruptcy Issues for State Court Judges
  • 2011
  • Ohio Judicial Bar Conference Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Debtor/Creditor Issues in Municipal Court
  • 2009
  • Ohio Judicial College
  • Debtor/Creditor Issues in Municipal Court
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
Endorse Joseph
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is an outstanding aggressive and creative consumer and bankruptcy lawyer"
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a very gifted attorney who sincerely cares about obtaining positive results for his clients. He is a true asset to the Cleveland legal community."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is an experienced attorney who makes it his mission to fight for his clients. If there is a way to win your case, Joe will find it."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joe for many years. He is an aggressive, knowledgeable attorney who works hard to get the best results he can for his clients. I highly endorse him."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a very experienced bankruptcy and litigation attorney. He brings a great deal of enthusiasm and creativity to his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I proudly endorse this lawyer. Attorney Romano knows the law like few other attorneys do. And he cares about making sure that his clients understand their rights too. If you have a bankruptcy law question or need help with a Consumer Law problem, Joe is your answer. If his office is anywhere near you, I highly recommend him to you."
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