Resources

Legal Resources for Columbus, OH area

The following website links will help you find additional legal information.

Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Chapter 13 – Trustee Frank M. Pees
http://www.ch13.org/
If your Chapter 13 Trustee is Frank M. Pees, this website will provide:

  • Contact information for his office
  • Telephone extensions for your case administrator
  • Instructions for attending the required Debtor Orientation class
  • Instructions for completion of your Financial Management course

Chapter 13 Network (Case Information) – Trustee Frank M. Pees
https://www.13network.com/login/loginb.aspx?tc=wor
If your Chapter 13 Trustee is Frank M. Pees, this website will:

  • Allow you to access your case history, including payments received, disbursements to your creditors, and the approximate payoff for your Chapter 13 Plan.

Chapter 13 – Trustee Jeffrey P. Norman
http://www.ch13columbus.com/
If your Chapter 13 Trustee is Jeffrey P. Norman, this website will provide:

  • Contact information for his office
  • Telephone extensions for your case administrator
  • Instructions for attending the required Debtor Orientation class
  • Instructions for completing your pre-discharge Financial Management course

Chapter 13 Network (Case Information) – Trustee Jeffrey P. Norman
https://www.13network.com/login/loginb.aspx?tc=coh
If your Chapter 13 Trustee is Jeffrey P. Norman, this website will:

  • Allow you to access your case history, including payments received, disbursements to your creditors, and the approximate payoff for your Chapter 13 Plan.

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio
http://www.ohsb.uscourts.gov/
This website will provide:

  • Filing information
  • Hearing schedule
  • General court information

General Legal Resources

Columbus Bar Association
http://www.cbalaw.org/
This website will provide tools to help you:

  • Find an attorney based upon your needs
  • Apply to become a notary public for the State of Ohio
  • Help you resolve disputes that may arise between you and your attorney

Ohio State Bar Association
http://www.ohiobar.org

  • Similar to the Columbus Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association also provides the public information pertaining to the registration status of attorneys in Ohio.

Franklin County Recorder
http://www.franklincountyohio.gov/recorder/
This website offers search features for Franklin County residents to:

  • Obtain deed and mortgage records for your property

Land Access
http://www.landaccess.com
If you live outside Franklin County, this website may provide access to the records in your county to:

  • Obtain deed and mortgage records for your property

Franklin County Municipal Court
http://www.fcmcclerk.com/
This court has jurisdiction to hear cases where a criminal, traffic, environmental, or civil violation has occurred.  This website provides access for cases within in the Franklin County Municipal Court:

  • Case information
  • Downloadable forms

Franklin County Common Pleas Court
http://www.fccourts.org/
This court has jurisdiction to hear all felony cases and all civil cases in which the sum or matter in dispute exceeds $15,000 as well as judicial authority to hear all juvenile and domestic relations matters.  This website provides access to:

  • Case information
  • Downloadable forms

Franklin County Probate Court
http://www.franklincountyohio.gov/probate/
The Franklin County Probate Court provides assistance to residents of Franklin County.  The Court has jurisdiction to hear matters which include adoption, birth correction, estate administration, guardianship, marriage, and name changes.

Columbus Lawyer Finder
http://www.columbuslawyerfinder.com/
This website helps consumers find attorneys in the City of Columbus and its surrounding areas.  This website divides attorneys by area of practice so that it is easy for consumers to find an attorney who specializes in their area of need.

Central Ohio Better Business Bureau
http://centralohio.bbb.org/
The Central Ohio Better Business Bureau (BBB) ensures that a high standard of trust exists between consumers and businesses.  Their website allows access to reviews and ratings for each accredited business in Central Ohio.  The Law Offices of Bergman & Yiangou maintain an A+ rating from the Ohio Better Business Bureau.