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Kathleen Donnelly

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Cleveland, OH

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  • Licensed for 34 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1989
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About Kathleen

Learn Kathleen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    Chapter 7 bankruptcy, sometimes called “liquidation bankruptcy,” cancels your unsecured debts without further repayment. In exchange, you might have to surrender some of your property.

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    Chapter 13 bankruptcy lets you rearrange your financial affairs and repay a portion of your debts. You repay your debts through a “Chapter 13 plan.”

  3. Foreclosure
    Foreclosure can be stopped by doing either a Chapter 7 or 13. In addition, requesting mediation and applying for a loan modification will also stop the foreclosure so that you have an opportunity to keep your home on terms that you can afford.

If you are considering filing for personal bankruptcy, you can be proud of yourself. You are making the first steps toward getting your debt under control and working toward a stronger financial future.

Credit card bills, medical bills and other expenses can pile up for even the most careful of people. An unpaid balance can gather interest until it looms over a person like a monster. Even when you are employed, you may find your income outmatched by your debt. If you lose your job or face another unexpected financial challenge, you may find yourself in serious financial trouble.

At the law office of Kathleen Donnelly, we help people like you to regain control of your financial life. We know that, for many people, talking about finances and debt can be uncomfortable, and we make sure to treat all of our clients with compassion and respect. As a small law firm, we are able to give each case the attention it deserves, and we work closely with our clients to come up with personalized solutions that fit their unique financial needs.

Experienced Help For Debt Relief

A lawyer since 1989, Kathleen Donnelly has concentrated her practice on bankruptcy law for more than a decade. She helps people with a variety of matters related to debt, including:

  • Chapter 7 bankruptcy
  • Chapter 13 bankruptcy
  • Rebuilding credit after bankruptcy
  • Tax debt

Ms. Donnelly also has experience with real estate-related matters. Ms. Donnelly is dedicated to providing her clients with the highest quality of representation for their real estate needs. She has substantial experience handling all aspects of residential real estate law, from simple transactions to complex transactions. She brings specialized knowledge and experience to each client's case. As a result, she can help you anticipate and prevent problems, instead of merely reacting to problems after the fact. 

Ms. Donnelly represents individuals in connection with the purchase and sale of their homes. She understands that the purchase and/or sale of a home by her individual clients is a very important matter Ms. Donnelly will either prepare or review the purchase and sale agreement prior to the client signing same. Once the contract has been signed, she will represent the client throughout the entire process, including the review of title insurance, if that is the desire of the client. Ms. Donnelly also represents individuals dealing with Foreclosure Mediation with the goal of a loan modification in mind. 

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Kathleen Donnelly, Attorney At Law
526 Superior Ave
Leader Bldg #211
Cleveland, OH, 44114
Kathleen Donnelly
526 Superior Ave
Leader Bldg #211
Cleveland, OH, 44114
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Posted by Michelle | October 31, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Kathleen Donnelly
Kathleen Donnelly is the only bankruptcy attorney I would ever recommend to my family and friends. I fell into a financial disaster over the last few years after an ugly divorce. I had no idea what to do or what to expect. My wages were being garnished and the hardships were piling. Kathy was so patient and understanding with me though the process. She was very easy to reach and answered any of my questions quickly. I highly recommend Kathleen Donnelly.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Kathleen Donnelly,
  • 2011 - Present


  • Cleveland State University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2001
  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Library Science
  • MSLS
  • 1980
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979
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  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • West Shore Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Counsel of Smaller Enterprises
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Cleveland Bar Association
  • Property Tax Leans and Bankruptcy
  • 2015

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Cleveland Chapter 7 bankruptcy Lawyer Kathleen Donnelly
Kathleen Donnelly
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Cleveland, OH
Licensed for 34 years
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