At DannLaw we believe people facing foreclosure, bankruptcy and other types of financial distress need and deserve to be represented by experienced lawyers and professionals who know how to hold banks, debt buyers, debt collectors, student loan lenders, and financial predators accountable for the damage they do.
Our highly skilled attorneys develop a customized legal strategy for every client who entrusts their financial future to our firm. We begin by assessing every client’s unique situation. Then we work to protect their homes and assets by identifying effective defenses and potential counterclaims that can be used against lenders in negotiations and in court. Our proven formula often enables us to:
- Prevent or stop foreclosure
- Negotiate loan modifications
- Settle tax claims
- Design debt workout plans inside and outside of bankruptcy
- Pursue and win substantial monetary damages using powerful new federal and state consumer protection laws
To learn if our winning formula will work for you, contact us today to arrange a free initial consultation. It could be the first step in solving your financial problems and putting yourself and your family on the road to a brighter future
We aggressively represent people with disabilities
The dedicated attorneys in DannLaw’s Disability Rights Department aggressively represent people with disabilities who are seeking equal access to employment, housing, and places of public accommodation, including shops, restaurants, and online commerce.
If you or someone you know has been denied reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids, access to services, or otherwise faced discrimination because of a disability, your legal rights may have been violated. Contact DannLaw today for a free consultation. We are eager to meet with you to discuss your options.
A message from founding partner Marc Dann…
Since I founded the Dann Law Firm (DLF) in 2009 I have had the privilege of practicing law with an exceptional team of attorneys, paralegals and support staff. Some worked directly for DLF in Ohio. Some maintained separate practices in Chicago, New York and New Jersey. Together, we’ve helped thousands of people save their homes, manage their debt via bankruptcy, and fight creditors who don’t play by the rules. Our success, as measured by our ability to restore our clients’ hopes and dreams has exceeded my wildest expectations.
Despite all we’ve accomplished, I was frustrated. Not because we hadn’t done enough for our clients—but because we hadn’t done it for enough clients. You don’t have to be immersed in consumer law to know that millions of Americans are laboring under the weight of crushing debt and are being abused by those who use unscrupulous and often illegal tactics to collect it. If you want to see how bad things are, just Google terms like foreclosure, student loan debt, payday lending, and bankruptcy. The results will paint a very nasty picture.
My frustration stemmed from the fact that I couldn’t use all the legal talent surrounding me to help more people. So I began searching for a way to break down the barriers that prevented the lawyers and staff in each of the offices associated with DLF from sharing their expertise and experience and using both to serve a much broader universe of clients. After a series of thoughtful discussions among all involved, I’m excited to announce we’ve found a solution: we’re merging the Dann Law Firm, PaytonDann of Chicago, and Dann & Merino of New York and New Jersey into new and powerful entity: DannLaw LPA. I am also pleased to report that the new firm will continue to be affiliated with the Oregon Consumer Law Center.
Our new organizational structure will enable DannLaw’s attorneys and staff to serve clients in Ohio, Illinois and New York/New Jersey. Along with increasing our geographic reach, we’re also expanding our areas of practice to reflect the changing nature of the challenges American consumers and debtors face today. When I founded DLF in the immediate aftermath of the collapse of the housing market, mortgage loan litigation and foreclosure defense were the primary focus of our work. While both will continue to be important components of our practice in the years ahead, we’re also now equipped to deal with two legal issues that are rapidly growing in importance: student loan debt and the failure of businesses to make products and services accessible to persons with disabilities. To learn more about what we do visit our Practice Area page.
Managing partners who possess vast experience and expertise will lead each of DannLaw’s newly established offices and/or departments:
- Rusty Payton: Managing Partner, DannLaw Chicago
- Javier Merino: Managing Partner, DannLaw New York/New Jersey
- Dan Solar: Managing Partner, DannLaw RESPA and Mortgage Servicing Litigation Practice
- Brian Flick: Managing Partner, DannLaw Cincinnati and Dann Law Bankruptcy Practice Group
- Emily White: Managing Partner, DannLaw Columbus, DannLaw Student Loan Practice, and DannLaw Disability Rights Practice
Finally, in order to ensure that consumers, debtors and people with disabilities are aware that help is a phone call, mouse click, or swipe away, we are about to launch a comprehensive marketing and outreach program in each of the regions Dann Law now serves. That program will include webinars and podcasts that will address critical issues of the law and public policy.
I look forward to working with each of the partners as well as the talented attorneys, paralegals and support staff who will play an integral role in making Dann Law one of the best consumer-oriented law firms in the United States.