A compassionate and experienced Cleveland bankruptcy attorney, Paul Kuzmickas grew up in the Cleveland suburb of Olmstead Falls and has been practicing law for over ten years. He has successfully represented numerous clients throughout Northern Ohio in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, as well as foreclosure defense.
Being an attorney and practicing law is important to Paul because he truly believes in the value of helping people and making a difference in their lives. He strives to not only help his clients better understand their rights as citizens, but give them the fresh start financially that they need and deserve. He understands that no one intends to file for bankruptcy, but it is unfortunately what needs to happen for some individuals in order to move forward. Paul is driven to do everything in his power to help his clients get out of the overwhelming debt trouble that they’re facing. He makes a genuine effort to get to know all of his clients, as he understands that everyone’s circumstances are different. Additionally, he provides his personal cell phone number to clients, encouraging them to call whenever they need to talk or have a question.
Initially a theater major in college, Paul has always been comfortable and enjoyed public speaking. He eventually realized the courtroom instead of the stage was a better setting for him, as he could put his skills and talents of talking to good use and help people at the same time. While in college, he was also active in student government, the school newspaper, radio, yearbook and fraternity life. He graduated from Baldwin Wallace University with honors in 2000 with a business degree. After college, he attended The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law where he wrote and served as an editor of the law review. He graduated from law school in 2003.
Paul has been admitted to the Ohio State Bar, in addition to the Northern and Southern U.S. Federal District Courts of Ohio. He is also a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the Ohio State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Additionally, he is also highly involved in the United Cerebral Palsy Association as well as St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Paul has also participated in numerous speaking engagements. He has held seminars in Cleveland on foreclosure, in an effort to help educate people on what steps are involved and the different options that are available to them. He has additionally served as a guest lecturer at Capital University Law School on bankruptcy law. Paul is currently an adjunct bankruptcy law professor at Cuyahoga County Community College, a nationally accredited paralegal school.
In his spare time, he enjoys playing on intramural sports leagues, watching Cleveland and Ohio sports, and spending time with his four sons and wife.