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John Arthur Schuh

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Cincinnati, OH

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Ohio - OH 46 years
    Kentucky - KY 34 years
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1977
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State KY
    Acquired 1990
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Extensive experience in all chapters of the Bankruptcy Code (7, 11 and 13); experience includes representing creditors, debtors and also Ch. 7 Trustees

    47 years

  2. Commercial real estate
    Extensive experience in commercial loan work-outs from both the creditor-bank perspective as well as the debtor perspective

    47 years

  3. Debt collection
    I have mainly been involved commercial debt matters, representing financial instuitutions as well as commercial debtors

    47 years

  4. Real estate
    Title insurance defense, Bankruptcy Trustee mortgage lien avoidance work, conveyancing, estate planning

  5. Probate
    Estate planning, probate administration

    47 years

John A. Schuh has extensive experience in Bankruptcy (All Chapters), Creditors Rights, Business Reorganizations and Debtor Work-Outs, Business Law, and Real Estate Foreclosures.  After 43 years in this field he is not accepting any new clients. 


He was a former Full Committee Member of the 2004 Local Rules, Forms and Practices Committee of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio and was member of the CM/ECF (Electronic Case Filing) Sub-Committee of the 2008 Local Rules, Forms and Practices Committee of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio that developed suggested rules for electronic case filings.


Appointed in 2007 by the Judges of the U.S. District Court to serve as a Special Master in federal foreclosure cases brought under diversity jurisdiction


He is a life time member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum acknowledging excellence in advocacy. Admission is limited to members who have obtained a verdict, award or settlement in the amount of one million dollars or more



Schuh & Goldberg LLP
2368 Victory Parkway, Suite 650
Cincinnati, OH, 45206

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Posted by Josh | May 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John was extremely helpful and always had my best interests in mind. Kind courteous and a very smart guy. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Gen | June 20, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Understanding Law
John has a very thorough understanding of the methods and laws surrounding a variety of situations. Consulting him on short notice and with very little time to grasp an understanding of the options that were available for me in my situation, he was patient and kind. He provided a couple options as well as the repercussions of each so that I could make an informed decision about what was the right solution for me. He also provided some reading material so that I could be a better informed client; and in doing so, he pointed out and allayed my concerns that were irrelevant to the case at hand. Because he is a very knowledgeable lawyer with more than one area of expertees, I have already added him to my Rolodex contacts shortlist so that I can come back to him quickly and easily should the need arise for me to consult or engage him in future. You are one lawyer to whom I can now confidently say "I Trust You", Thank you John. (I should hope we never have to meet again, but if we do, I appreciate you and your skills as a lawyer.)
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Posted by Jay | March 10, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Real Estate Lien Issues
I was looking at purchasing a home with an IRS tax lien on it. John took the time and went over the pros and cons of going through the process of purchasing the home. I am still considering the options, but if I decide to follow through with the purchase, I will continue to work with John. As a matter of fact, I will continue to work with John on all legal issues within his expertise. He is a good man. Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Answered my questions.
John was very swift to answer my question and was very helpful with what I asked of him. I will be making an appointment soon for his help with my issue. He seems very down to earth and straight forward. He also seems trustworthy and kind. I would recommend him just from the experience I have had so far with him.
Posted by Teri | June 11, 2014
My review for John Schuh
My husband died suddenly, I had to close the family business and I was at risk of losing my home. I met with an Attorney and it was decided a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy was the best solution. No payment for the Chapter 13 was given. Three months later when I went to sign the papers the payment was not the least bit affordable. I did not sign the paperwork and left devastated. My friend referred me to John Schuh. John reviewed my paperwork and gave me an estimate of what the Chapter 13 payment would be. A few weeks later I met with him and we detailed my budget and plan. When it was time to sign the paperwork John met with me on a Saturday afternoon so I would not have to miss work. My Chapter 13 payment was even less than his original quote. At one point I had emailed him on a Saturday morning and he responded on Sunday morning! Everything John told me was just the way it turned out or better! John Schuh pulled my life back together. The entire process was positive and professional. I cannot say enough good things about John Schuh and his Firm!
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Posted by Laura | October 10, 2011
Helpful and Caring
I came to Atty Schuh for a possible bankrupcy situation. I had never gone through anything like this before and I really didn't want to. He explained things so I would understand them. I ended up not going this route. John was honest and truthful and pointed me in a different direction, even though it was no benefit to him. He gives attorney's a good name. I would recommend John to anyone with a legal need.
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Posted by Todd | October 10, 2011
Kept me from having to file for bankruptcy
I owned a rather large business when disaster struck and a seven figure account receivable went delinquent and I retained John Schuh's services for my personal and business bankruptcy. John worked through my issues and the reputation he had with the bank's attorneys as being honest and trustworthy allowed us to work out a plan that was best for both parties. I was able to help the bank in the sale of my business a deal that John helped piece together and in return was released from my personal guarantee saving me from personal bankruptcy. I don't believe there is another attorney in Cincinnati that could have kept me from having to file for bankruptcy other than John Schuh because he helped us outline a plan we could deliver on and his personal integrity was a major factor when working with the bank. I know outcomes such as mine are rare and John cannot always work miracles such as he did in my case however I feel greatly indebted to him for the quality of the job he performed. John truly cares about his clients and so therefore I would strongly recommend his services.
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Posted by Angela | April 11, 2010
Extremely grateful and impressed
Our situation was very unique. John was recommended to us because he is supposed to be someone who is not afraid to take on a case that is not of the cookie cutter variety. He backed up that recommendation and then some. Without going into all the details, our bankruptcy filing turned into a legal battle with the Department of Justice who were seeking to have our case dismissed. John did an excellent job and ultimately prevailed. Thank you, John!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Retiring Partner
  • Schuh & Goldberg, LLP
  • 1977 - Present
  • Former Village Law Director
  • Village of Addyston, Ohio
  • 1978 - 1979


  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, N.K.U.
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • Ohio University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973
  • St. Xavier High School
  • Diploma
  • 1969

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Northern Kentucky Professional Baseball
  • . In less than 120 days, John was able to effectuate a sec. 363 sale of the team's assets and confirm a liquidating plan under Ch. 11 that enabled the team to play minor league baseball in the 2005 season.


  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Former Member - Family to Family Educator
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Former Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Law Forum
  • Former Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Former Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
  • Former Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Former Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Bankruptcy / Insolvency
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • AV Rated since 1999
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Member - Since 2009 - Attorneys winning $1,000,000 + judgments
  • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • Bankruptcy / Insolvency
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Bankruptcy / Insolvency
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Appointed Special Master in federal foreclosure cases since 2007
  • United States District Court
  • 2010
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  • National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees (NACTT) Quarterly
  • The Ch. 13 Tension between "Equal Monthly Amounts" and Attorney Fees - Find the Middle Ground
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • AmMidwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar
  • Creditors’ Rights and Fights: A Walk in the Shoes of Creditors’ Counsel
  • 2016
  • American Bankruptcy Law Forum - Chapter 11
  • How to Avoid Ch. 11: Alternatives for the Small Business
  • 2010
  • American Bankruptcy Law Forum
  • Chapter 11- Lessons from the Auto Cases; The Chrysler Reorganization
  • 2009
  • American Bankruptcy Law Forum
  • Confirmation Issues of Individuals Under Ch. 11
  • 2008
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Real Property Committee
  • Federal Real Estate Foreclosures
  • 2007
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee
  • Approaches to Determining Whether Financing of Negative Equity destroys the Purchase Money Nature of 910 Car Claims
  • 2007
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee
  • Comparison of Ch. 13 Practices in Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 2007
  • National Business Institute - CLE
  • Emerging Issues under Ch. 13 & Impact on Secured Creditors in Ch. 7
  • 2006
  • American Bankruptcy Law Forum
  • The New Bankruptcy Law: A Simple Case in Point
  • 2005
  • Office of the Ch. 13 Trustee and the United States Trustee
  • Changes to the Local Bankruptcy Rules
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse John
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. He has an extraordinary and thorough knowledge of bankruptcy law and debt relief. He is always willing to help other attorneys and cares deeply about the law and the people it affects in every case. In Cincinnati, he is simply the best there is when it comes to bankruptcy law case handing. To say it best, if you have a bankruptcy question in Cincinnati, he is the answer. I highly recommend him to you."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I heartily endorse this lawyer. John is very professional and quite knowledgable about the law. He is well regarded in the Cincinnati legal community. I have been on the other side of cases with John and have been able to work well with him. You can rely on his word as you try to work out problems with him. He is an expert in his field."
Debt collection Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with John and his firm on several matters, including complex bankruptcy issues. John is very easy to work with but still advocates aggressively for his clients."
Debt collection Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Cincinnati Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer John Arthur Schuh
John Arthur Schuh
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Cincinnati, OH
Licensed for 46 years
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