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Dean David Paolucci

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Akron, OH

4.6   18 reviews
  • State Years
    Ohio - OH 16 years
    Illinois - IL 22 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Dean

Learn Dean’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    45%
    Chapter 13 bankruptcy - save your home, repay debt at 1%, get your vehicle for fair market value instead of what you actually owe.

    23 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    45%
    Chapter 7 bankruptcy - wipe the slate clean, today!

    23 years, 6,000 cases

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    5%
    Paolucci Law - Flexible payment plans, experienced attorneys focusing ONLY on Bankruptcy Law.

    23 years, 8,000 cases

  4. Debt settlement
    5%
    Let Paolucci Law settle your debts as yet another option if bankruptcy does not work for you.

    23 years, 100 cases

Paolucci Law was started to give clients more personalized bankruptcy services.  Our firm specializes in Chapter 7 & Chapter 13 bankruptcy; it's all we do!  After working in a "volume practice," where clients are given numbers and treated as such, Dean knew there was a better way. Paolucci Law is that better way, where clients are treated with respect, loyalty and above all, with the personal attention to detail that is crucial in the legal field.

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Location

Paolucci Law
1 Cascade Plaza
1015
Akron, OH, 44308-1136
Paolucci Law
1085 Rockside Road
Parma, OH, 44134
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
Posted by Daniel | June 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Used for bancruptcy
Dean was amazing! He helped me every step of the way, made things very easy in a scary time. I highly recommend them for any of your needs!
Posted by Ashleigh | April 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic experience
Mr. Paolucci’s was great to work with! He was quick and efficient and did what was best for me and my situation. He was extremely professional and kind and did what he needed to get my circumstances taken care of. I highly recommend for anyone in need.
Posted by Dion | June 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks Mr.Paolucci
Mr.Paolucci and his team made my bankruptcy process smooth as possible whenever I needed to contact them about anything they was always a phone call or email away and the response perfect. I filed a chapter 7 bankruptcy with Mr.Paolucci and I would recommend him to anyone in need of a bankruptcy lawyer
Posted by Wendy | June 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Experience/Professional Staff
I hired Paolucci law firm to handle my Ch7 case. Dean was knowledgeable, professional, and polite. He kept me informed throughout the entire process. Every call and email that I initiated was promptly responded to. Rachel and Tabatha are very professional and great to work with. They answered my questions without making me feel that I was being a nuisance. (I asked a lot of questions.) Do not hesitate to hire Paolucci Law. You will be well represented, consistently informed, and treated like family.
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Posted by Sherwin Washington | May 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Will do great work for you
I thought I would never be free of debt but the Paolucci law firm got me debt free I was to thank everyone over there and a very special thanks to tiffani she helped me every step of the way
Posted by April | July 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GREAT LAWYER
Mr. Paolucci was a great lawyer to be working with he did an excellent job on my case and I highly recommend him for anybody in need of a great bankruptcy lawyer also want to add the receptionist personnel are very nice respectful and very helpful to anyone that calls.. highly recommend
Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy Attorney
We had hired Dean to represent us in our bankruptcy. He was very knowledgeable on our case and the team was very impeccable in answering any questions or concerns that we had. I would refer anyone and everyone to seek help from Dean and his team.
Posted by Melody | February 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dean is the best!!
We have called upon Dean for two separate financial issues over the last few years. He is very no nonsense, and will tell you exactly what to expect. We found him to be extremely professional and sympathetic to our situation. His fees were very reasonable and he always kept us in the loop. Emails and phone calls were always returned the same day. Lori and Rick in Dean's office were great to work with as well. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dean to anyone needing professional financial help!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2011
*****Highly Recommended "Nothing-to-Hide" Bankruptcy Attorney*****
Dean is one gifted bankruptcy attorney! After 1½ years of "no" full-time employment and minimal payments to creditors from seasonal part-time work, I began my search for a bankruptcy attorney. I initially contacted Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago. The attorney I spoke with indicated they only get involved when judgments from creditors are filed against people who miss many, many payments and Yikes! ~too scary, but she did forward via email, some bankruptcy instructions and ranges of fees, along with recommended attorneys. Some names were the popular heavily advertised attorneys. I contacted an attorney (from the list) who stated the high end fee, and further mentioned his 35-year experience, very conservative. He answered my questions, but he didn’t seem to want to connect to me. I understood the “I’ve got 35-year experience, but he just didn’t reel me in…” I then decided to search on Craigslist, and there were a few attorneys boasting the “under $900 or less” filing fees. Somehow, that didn’t feel right, either! I next read an ad on Craigslist from Select Legal, P.C. I called and Dean’s assistant, Kenya, took my initial information. She said Dean would contact me later in the day. Kenya was professional, and I didn’t even try to call other attorneys! When Dean called me back in the afternoon, almost instinctively, he sensed my doubts and fears, and like Jesus, calming the storms with a boatful of raging disciples, he “selflessly” conveyed in power and confidence, a “clear cut” matter-of-fact, purposeful plan to provide me a “worry free” successful bankruptcy service. I am pleased with Dean’s “coach-like” reins to take down fear and worry ~ along with his quick, confident decision making skills. Please look no further for a bankruptcy attorney. Do yourself a favor, call Dean!
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Posted by Jessica | March 23, 2011
Great staff who makes the process painless
I was nervous going into this process to begin with but the staff was very friendly and professional. They never made me feel stupid for any questions I asked and always responded very promptly.
Posted by John | February 21, 2011
He's got your back
I used Dean a few years back to wipe out my debt via bankruptcy. I enjoyed being able to turn the harrassing phone calls over to someone who had the authority to say "you can no longer call my client". Professional, direct and gets the job done.
Posted by Al | February 1, 2011
Chapter 7
I found Dean on Avvo. From the first phone interview through the bankruptcy meeting Dean was there for me. He was very professional and responsive. As far as I know he only does bankruptcy and the singular focus makes Dean and his staff very knowledgeable and efficient. This was difficult for me so his experience and professionalism was very helpful. I would recommend Dean to anyone filing for bankruptcy.
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Posted by Theresa | December 2, 2010
Nice, Responsive, Low Fee.
Select Legal handled by bankruptcy with precision, care and with a low fee. Everything went smoothly. Nthing else I can ask for and I would recomend them for bankruptcy.
Posted by Jessica | June 29, 2010
Best lawyer in Chicago!
Dean has been an incredible lawyer since day one. I never had to wait to get questions answered or concerns eased. My chapter 7 bankruptcy lasted about two years simply because it was hard for me to pay the fees, even though minimal. Not once did I feel like I was any less of a priority than other clients. I cannot than Dean enough for helping me during such a troubled time. Now I am moving onward and upward thanks to he and Select Legal.
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Posted by Levetta | June 28, 2010
Lawyer had very reasonable fee and was NICE!!
I used Select Legal for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Dean Paolucci gave me a great fee compared to the other "BIG FIRMS" in town. Dean also has a very nice demeanor. I felt like I could relate to him and that made the process alot easier for me. The staff was very helpful and available as well.
Posted by Tom | June 28, 2010
Quick Reply
Mr. Paolucci took the time to answer my question quickly and accuately.
Posted by Kimberly | May 14, 2015
I was not satisfied
The three things I didn't feel comfortable with this attorney is 1. I did most of the leg work and then I had to keep following up because it was hard to get him most of the time. 2. I thought it was strange that at my trustee meeting Dean had my file folder reached inside and just handed me all of my paperwork to take home (tacky). 3. I had to keep paying him money and when it was all said in done I ended up having to pay two college bills that I included in the bankruptcy, which he should have told me about that before hand I did not find out until the bankruptcy was discharged, nope would not reccommend.
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Response from Dean Paolucci May 15, 2015
Client was not satisfied because her student loans were not discharged. I personally meet with all clients as we are a small firm, during this meeting and in my website and in all paperwork, I've explained that student loans are not dischargeable. If I could pass a law discharging them, I promise I would, however that is the job of our Congress. I have to give paperwork back at some point, so I do it at the last meeting. I'm sorry this was tacky to you. If there is a better way, please call me and I'll listen. I'm glad your bankruptcy went through and your debts are all gone. Best of luck to you, Kimberly. -Dean
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Posted by michel | June 6, 2023
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worst attorney experience ever foud out after that he lied during and after he told me irs could not be weitten off in bankruptcy ,found out was not true contacted him to adress he was the biggest arrogant lying man and said it again then backpeddeled and denied and said i didnt give paper work only for ohio taxes which was a lie they were IRS HE FILED THEM WRONG and still denied it still......
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Paolucci Law
  • 2002 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Macey, Chern and Diab
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Associate Attorney
  • Patents + TMS, PC
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Law Clerk
  • Lee, Mann, et al.
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Richard F. Mallen
  • 1999 - 2000
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Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • The College of Wooster
  • Bachelor of Arts, History
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re: Jackson, Michelle
  • avoided second mortgage in a Chapter 13 case
  • In Re: Lovejoy, Frank and Donata
  • stripped second and third mortgage, savings clients over $65,000.00
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcies
  • approved
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Associations

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • admitted to practice
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2005 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • admitted to practice
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • 2003 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2003 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • admitted to practice
  • 2002 - Present
  • The Chicago Bar Association
  • 2001 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2001 - Present
  • Legal Helpers, PC
  • Associate Attorney
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Patents + TMS, PC
  • Associate Attorney
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Phi Sigma Alpha
  • social chair
  • 1997 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
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Honors and Awards

  • Winner; 2021
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2021
  • A+ Rating for 2021
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2021
  • Winner; 2020
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2020
  • A+ Rating for 2020
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2020
  • Winner; 2019
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2019
  • A+ Rating for 2019
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2019
  • Winner, 2018
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2018
  • A+ Rating for 2018
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2018
  • A+ Rating for 2017
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2017
  • A+ Rating for 2016
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2016
  • Better Business Bureau A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2015
  • Complaint Free 2014 Award
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2014
  • Complaint Free 2013 Award
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2013
  • Complaint Free 2012 Award
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2012
  • Complaint Free 2011 Award
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2011
  • 2010 Complaint Free Award!
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2010
  • Who's Who In the World
  • Who's Who In the World
  • 2010
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2010
  • 2009 Complaint Free Award!
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2009
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Publications

  • The John Marshall Journal of Computer and Information Law
  • SEC Law Updates Relating to the Internet
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • ACMA Midwest Regional Moot Court Tournament
  • Judge for National Moot Court Competition
  • 2020
  • "UN-Common Law"; the airwave's #1 rated show for interactive legal advice on Chicago's WCPT 820 AM, 92.5 FM, 92.7 FM & 99.9 FM
  • regularly scheduled expert bankruptcy lawyer
  • 2010
  • "UN-Common Law"; the airwave's #1 rated show for interactive legal advice on Chicago's WCPT 820 AM, 92.5 FM, 92.7 FM & 99.9 FM
  • regularly scheduled expert bankruptcy lawyer
  • 2009
  • "UN-Common Law"; the airwave's #1 rated show for interactive legal advice on Chicago's WCPT 820 AM, 92.5 FM, 92.7 FM & 99.9 FM
  • regularly featured bankruptcy attorney for the show
  • 2008
  • Audiocast
  • Bankruptcy Basics: Chapter 13
  • 2005
  • Audiocast
  • Bankruptcy Basics: Chapter 7
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (16)
Endorse Dean
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dean is my go to guy from Ohio. Worked together for 4 years and shared knowledge and experience on hundreds of cases. A+"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dean for many years and have personally seen him with clients. He is an exceptional attorney. Dean's knowledge of bankruptcy law is extensive and he is genuinely enthusiastic about his practice. He treats his clients with respect and works hard to deliver a great result. I have recommended him several times in the past to my clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Friend
"I'm known Dean my entire life. So, I can say without hesitation that I strongly endorse this attorney for the following reasons. First, he is honest and trustworthy. Secondly, he is very hard-working and diligent. Finally, he is personable and friendly. Dean seeks practical solutions to his clients legal problems and is a very effective lawyer. In short, I highly endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Dean for over 10 years. He has been my opposing counsel on dozens of Bankruptcy cases over the years. His knowledge of Bankruptcy Law is impeccable. He is diligent, aggressive and thorough in his representation of his clients. I give Dean my highest recommendation as a lawyer and a person."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dean's expertise is unmatched. I have seen first-hand his interactions with clients and am amazed by his ability to convey his knowledge to clients in a manner that is comforting. The legal "know-how" coupled with a nurturing demeanor are traits rarely found in the legal community. I never hesitate to refer Dean to those in need of his assistance."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Dean and his staff are Knowledgeable, Professional and Personable. They are simply the best at helping people who are suffering through difficult times. I have known Dean Paolucci for many years and refer 100% of my clients who need Bankruptcy help to Dean and Select Legal. Each of my clients have thanked me for putting them in contact with Dean. I have also referred other lawyers to Dean and they have developed their own new referrral relationship with Dean. Dean and Select Legal provide the remedies needed to cope with these tough economic times."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dean is creative, competent and professional. He cares for his clients and is responsive to their phone calls. Being in law for 30+ years, I have seen all types of lawyers and can say that Dean's one of the best. Personally, we have referred clients to Dean and been very satisfied with the results. For a bankruptcy lawyer in the Chicago area, you can't do better!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I share office space with Dean and his staff. I appreciate the sensitive and understanding way that he interacts with his clients."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dean is an excellent attorney - a true expert in his field of practice. More than that, Dean undertsands that his business is about people and he treats it as such. I whole-heartedly endorse his services."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Intelligent, hard working, a class act all the way. Dean knows his stuff, and has the ability to explain complex situations in a simple and straight forward manner."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Dean is also a friend of mine and my sons. (who are lawyers also). After retirement as an assistant prosecuting attorney, I rented office space from Dean. My observation and experience in my proximity to Dean's practice demonstrated his skill and mastery of his practice."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work and would gladly recommend him to any client, friend or family member in need of his services."
Land use and zoning Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Dean for many years and worked with him extensively on cases. I have seen his work and his interactions with his clients. He is highly professional, efficient, and he provides his services at reasonable rate. Most importantly, Dean puts his clients first by taking time to understandi thier circumstances and needs, and then working to achieve their goals. I would highly recommend Dean."
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Akron Chapter 7 bankruptcy Lawyer Dean David Paolucci
Dean David Paolucci
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Akron, OH
Licensed for 22 years
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