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James Frederick Hausen

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Akron, OH

4.2   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

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Attorney James Hausen graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree with honors in 1996 at the University of Akron. He passed the CPA exam in Ohio in 1996 on the first attempt. At that time less than 30% passed the whole CPA exam on the first attempt. He worked in accounting from 1996-1998 while pursuing his M.B.A. degree. He received his M.B.A. degree in 1998 when he decided to go to law school.

He graduated from the University of Akron School of Law in 2001 with a Juris Doctor and Master of Taxation degree and passed the bar exam in Ohio on the first try. He was then hired at a construction company as a job cost manager from 2001-2005.

In 2005, he took his accounting skills and legal skills to helping clients file for bankruptcy at one of Ohio's largest bankruptcy law firms. There he directly supervised or filed hundreds of cases.

In 2008 he was hired at the Chapter 13 Trustee Office in Canton, Ohio where he helped prepare and review the financial statements for the Trustee as well as helping the Trustee review thousands of cases.

In 2011 Mr. Hausen joined Attorney John Bates to open a law practice in which Mr. Hausen is able to use his many years of accounting and legal experience in helping people all over Northeast Ohio file for bankruptcy.

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4.2 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
Posted by Serina | May 23, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing to work with
I will always recommend Hausen Law to anyone who needs assistance with bankruptcy My attorney James has made this a seamless transaction and was very helpful in helping me understand the process and everything I was going through and am going through now He is very friendly and professional and cares and make sure that you understand what's going on before he hangs up with you or is done talking with you. I am extremely thankful for everything Hausen Law has helped me through
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
A very helpful lawyer
Mr. Hausen was very helpful in a time when I was in great stress not knowing what to do. I needed legal help He was very kind And helped guide me through everything I needed to do.
Posted by Nicole | September 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and hard working.
Mr. Hausen knows all about bankruptcy law and works hard to make the experience easier during a difficult time. He responds to inquiries quickly and is very courteous.
Posted by Steve | September 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you James
I contacted for a personal bankruptcy. I was assigned to James and he handled everything professionally and thoroughly. It was an easy process.
Posted by Sean | August 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Not dependable
We used Hausen for our chapter 7 and even though all my accounts were discharged, he neglected to follow through with a garnishment and after discharge my wife’s check was still garnished. Then I find out he did not send paperwork to courts to reaffirm my truck loan, now I’m paying on a truck that will never show on my credit. We paid him to do a job that he did not do correctly. If your looking for a good lawyer that is honest and actually files all the paperwork, look somewhere else. He called me a liar and said he did his job and I shouldn’t worry about my credit, just don’t get into debt again. Well that helps if I want to buy a house or anything else… they are unprofessional and Undependable. Do not recommend to anyone.
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Response from James Hausen August 12, 2021
Sean, I am so sorry that you feel I did not help you with your bankruptcy, but I am happy to hear that you got Discharged. After our phone call I checked my records and as far as I know I mailed out the reaffirmation to the creditor. I do not know why they did not receive it. Sometimes the mail can get lost in transit which I have no control over. On June 23, 2021 I sent your wife an email with Jefferson Services reaffirmation for you to sign but it seems you did not get it. As I said you have nothing to worry about once you make your truck payments. My paralegal also called right after our phone call to Westlake and they said they did not get our mailed copy. They said maybe something happened with the delivery. According to the Judge in Toledo it shouldn't matter if your truck will be on your credit or not because studies have shown there are minimal impact on the credit score. However, your credit score will still go up even if your truck is not in there. I spoke to you about the truck, but you bit my head off. This is why I called you out on it because I am an honest Lawyer who files all all of my clients paperwork, unfortunately your reaff did not reach them. You can go to another bank and apply for a mortgage but you will have to wait for a year to be approved. Our office took care of the garnishment and it seems that your wife's employer could have tossed it out. It is the creditor who files the release of the garnishment which they did. There was a three way phone call with you, the court and the creditors attorney. Apparently you were on a recorded line and they said it seems like you were not listening as I was told by them. Our office returned every phone call, text and email to you so this is not true when you say we are unprofessional and undependable. We have everything on record. We attend to our clients pretty fast and are very efficient, reliable, honest and professional. Sorry you feel otherwise. Thank you and good luck with everything.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Bates and Hausen, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Accountant/Attorney
  • Chapter 13 Office of Canton
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Rauser and Associates
  • 2005 - 2008


  • University of Akron
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Akron
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1998
  • University of Akron
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996


  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 01
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"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is very knowledgeable about bankruptcy, and he treats his clients with dignity and respect."
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Akron Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer James Frederick Hausen
James Frederick Hausen
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Akron, OH
Licensed for 21 years
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