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Joseph Michael Romano Esq

Joseph Michael Romano Esq

Your Life Is A Contract. I write, negotiate and litigate all types of contracts
  • Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Entertainment & Sports Law...
  • Ohio
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I always knew I wanted to do something in consumer protection. I started my first career out of graduate school as a policy analyst in the Office Of Public Safety for The Mayor of The City Of Los Angeles. I helped increase the quality of life of 12 million Angelenos and did not know any of them. So, I decided to move back to Cleveland to help the people I grew up with, saw on a daily basis, shared interests and cares with, and came to know and call friend.

II went to law school to do just that. Corporations don't need help. They have high-priced lawyers in really tall buildings that charge them a lot of money to help them when they get in trouble. I have always worked for "the people." That's just where my heart is.

I help people with financial troubles, navigating through Chapter 7 and and Chapter 13 bankruptcies to help them save their homes from foreclosure, cars from repossession, and stop lawsuits and garnishments. I also represent people who bought crappy cars from used car dealers, had home renovations done from horrible companies, and were taken by foreclosure "rescue companies" that take your money and do nothing for you.

Unlike other attorneys who are located in other parts of Ohio, and have an empty office in Cleveland so it looks good for Google, I am a REAL attorney and I have a REAL office and I will meet you IN PERSON to discuss your issues - because I LIVE and WORK IN the Greater Cleveland Area.

If you've been defrauded out of your hard-earned money you need to enforce your rights. I will do what I can to help anyone out of a jam. If I cannot, I will find you someone who can.


Case Western Reserve University School of Law
J.D. (2001) | Law
Honors: NITA, Mock Trial Competition, Regional Champion
Activities: Student Representative, 1998 - 1999, 1999 - 2000 Ault Mock Trial Team, 2000 - 2001 Manager, Moot Court Team, 2001
University of Southern California
Master of Public Administration (1997) | Judicial Administration
Activities: Graduate House Advisor at USC Office of Student Life
Bowling Green State University
B.A. (1994) | Political Science
Activities: Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity
Professional Experience
William J. O’Neill Great Lakes Regional Bankruptcy Institute
Articles & Publications
“Legal Information Pamphlet” on Personal Bankruptcy
Ohio State Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
Bankruptcy Issues in State & Municipal Court - Update, Continuing Legal Education for Magistrates & Judges, Video Teleconference/Web Conference
Ohio Judicial College
Bankruptcy Issues in Municipal/Common Pleas Courts, Continuing Legal Education, Video Teleconference/Web Conference
Ohio Judicial College
At The Intersection Of Domestic Street and Bankruptcy Avenue, Annual CLE Program, College of Wooster - Lean Lecture Room
Wayne County Bar Association
The Impact of Bankruptcy on Civil Cases, Spring Conference, Spring Conference, Cherry Valley Lodge, Newark, OH
Ohio Association of Magistrates
Consumer Bankruptcy: The Basics of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Columbus, OH
National Business Institute
Debtor/Creditor Issues in Municipal Court, Regional Conference, Columbus, OH
Ohio Judicial College
Debtor/Creditor Issues in Municipal Court, Regional Conference, Strongsville, OH
Ohio Judicial College
Registered Agent
NFL Players Association
Rising Star
Ohio Lawyers Magazine
Awarded to the top 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40 for outstanding practice.
Rising Star
Ohio Lawyers Magazine
Awarded to the top 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40 for outstanding practice.
Professional Associations
NFL Players Association
Registered Agent
- Current
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
- Current
Ohio State Bar
- Current
Cleveland Metro Bar Association
Activities: Member of the Bankruptcy Section
American Bar Association
Columbus Credit Education Coalition
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
6th Circuit
Northern District of Ohio Federal Court
Southern District of Ohio Federal Court
  • Free Consultation
    The first hour to evaluate your case is always free for Bankruptcy and Consumer Protection issues.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    I accept payment by credit card and debit card via PayPal.
Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Consumer Law
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Business Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Real Estate Law
  • Traffic Tickets
Additional Practice Area
  • Small Business Consulting
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
The Romano Law Firm
Contact & Map
Cleveland Office
526 Superior Avenue
333 Leader Building
Cleveland, OH 44114
Telephone: (216) 621-7777