Mediator Roster

The following individuals requested their names be placed on the Court’s mediator roster. The information listed below was submitted by the applicants and is provided without comment by the Court. Parties pursuing mediation are encouraged to select a mediator from the roster but are not required to do so. If the parties select a mediator who is not on the roster, court approval of the appointment is required.

Berner, Robert
Bailey Cavalieri LLC
1250 Kettering Tower
Dayton, Ohio 45423
Telephone Number: 937-223-0254
Facsimile Number: 937-223-0170
Email Address:rberner@baileycav.com
Profession: Attorney
Initial Year of Bankruptcy Practice: 1990
Percentage of Bankruptcy Practice: 85%
 
Bankruptcy Practice:
Commercial: Yes       Consumer No
Mediation Background: Additional Information:
  • Member of ABI, ABLF, and Attorney Advisory Committee
Locations Served: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton Trustee Experience: No
Attorney for Trustee Experience: Yes

Cannizzaro, John C.
Ice Miller LLP
250 West Street, Suite 700
Columbus, OH 43215
Telephone Number: 614-462-1070
Facsimile Number: 614-232-6923
Email Address:john.cannizzaro@icemiller.com
Profession: Attorney
Initial Year of Bankruptcy Practice: 2010
Percentage of Bankruptcy Practice: 80%
 
Bankruptcy Practice:
Commercial: Yes       Consumer Yes
Mediation Background: Assisted Judge Blumenstiel while she served as a mediator – Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California. Mediation experience as counsel for parties participating in mediation. Additional Information:
  • Law Clerk in OHSB to Hon. Charles M. Caldwell from 2010-2013.
  • Career Law Clerk in CANB to Hon. Hannah L. Blumenstiel from 2013-2018.
  • On the leadership team of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Bankruptcy Litigation Committee.
  • Serve on the Bankruptcy Editorial Advisory Board of Law 360. Experience representing consumers in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases and foreclosure proceedings.
  • Experience in commercial bankruptcy representing key stakeholders, including creditor, debtor, committee, and trustee representation in complex corporate restructurings and liquidations.
  • Experience litigating financial disputes in state and federal court.
Locations Served: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton Trustee Experience: No
Attorney for Trustee Experience: Yes

Cobb, Tiffany Strelow
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
52 East Gay Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone Number: 614-464-8322
Facsimile Number: 614-719-4663
Email Address: tscobb@vorys.com
Profession: Attorney
Initial Year of Bankruptcy Practice: 2001
Percentage of Bankruptcy Practice: 90%
 
Bankruptcy Practice:
Commercial: Yes       Consumer No
Mediation Background: 
  • Mediator, US Bankruptcy Court SD of Ohio (Dayton) in adversary proceeding with OUFTA and federal avoidance claims
  • Participated in mediations in US Bankruptcy Courts nationally (Ohio, Delaware, Illinois, Florida, and Indiana)
  • Completed a 40-hour intensive mediation program, Mediating the Litigated Case, at the internationally recognized Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Caruso School of Law
Additional Information: 
  • Experience on both defendant and plaintiff side in adversary proceedings nationally, primarily involving chapter 5 avoidance claims, aggregating in the hundreds of proceedings
  • Successfully tried issue of insolvency in Delaware adversary proceeding
  • Past civil litigation experience, including toxic tort, products liability, intellectual property, and commercial disputes
  • Experience representing creditors, chapter 7 trustees, plan trustees, financial institutions in bankruptcy and litigation settings
Locations Served: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton Trustee Experience: No
Attorney for Trustee Experience: Yes

Colburn, Jr., Joseph L.
4937 W. Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43228
Telephone Number: 614-851.6890
Facsimile Number: -614-878-6948
Email Address: joecolburn@rrohio.com
Profession: Attorney
Initial Year of Bankruptcy Practice: 1978
Percentage of Bankruptcy Practice: 40%
 
Bankruptcy Practice:
Commercial: Yes       Consumer Yes
Mediation Background: Course in Basic Mediation Training (16 hours CLE) offered by Community Mediation Services in 2014 Additional Information: Caselaw editor for LexisNexis from 2001 to 2006
Locations Served: Columbus Trustee Experience: No
Attorney for Trustee Experience: No

Cox, Donald
Judicial Alternatives, LLC
1507 Hiner Road
Orient, Ohio 43146
Telephone Number: 740-710-0007
Facsimile Number: 614-875-9813
Email Address:docrio2001@yahoo.com
Profession: Attorney
Initial Year of Bankruptcy Practice: N/A
Percentage of Bankruptcy Practice: 0%
 
Bankruptcy Practice:
Commercial: N/A       Consumer N/A
Mediation Background: Mediated over 1,000 civil cases involving personal injury, contracts, real estate, and probate matters. Additional Information:
Locations Served: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton Trustee Experience: No
Attorney for Trustee Experience: No

Enriquez, Rick
O’Connor, Acciani & Levy
600 Vine Street, Suite 1600
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Telephone Number: 513-842-1906
Facsimile Number: 513-842-1879
Email Address:rje@oal-law.com
Profession: Attorney
Initial Year of Bankruptcy Practice: 2004
Percentage of Bankruptcy Practice: 10%
 
Bankruptcy Practice:
Commercial: No       Consumer Yes
Mediation Background: Served as a Volunteer Mediator for Toledo Municipal Court from 1990-1993 approximately Additional Information:
  • Professional Driving Instructor part-time
  • Arbitrator for the Cincinnati Better Business Bureau as needed 
Locations Served: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton Trustee Experience: No
Attorney for Trustee Experience: No

Flick, Brian
DannLaw
Mailing Address: PO Box 6031040, Cleveland, Ohio 44103
Office Address: 2181 Victory Parkway. Suite 101,
Cincinnati. Ohio 45202
Telephone Number: 513-645-3488
Facsimile Number: 216-373-0536
Email Address: bflick@dannlaw.com
Profession: Attorney
Initial Year of Bankruptcy Practice: 2007
Percentage of Bankruptcy Practice: 30%
 
Bankruptcy Practice:
Commercial: Yes       Consumer Yes
Mediation Background: 
  • Participated in at least 100 mediations between Bankruptcy Courts, Federal District Courts in Ohio, Illinois, Florida, California, Missouri, and Kentucky with both District Judges and Magistrate Judges
  • State Court mediations (both court-facilitated and private party) across Ohio and Kentucky, and private mediations (either via Arbitration or private mediations facilitated by parties in pending federal litigation)
  • Majority of mediations have been in the areas of Foreclosure or Consumer Litigation
Additional Information: 
  • Sixth Circuit Listserv Moderator for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys since 2016; frequent speaker at NACBA National Conventions in 2016, 2018, and 2019
  • Ohio State Chair of the National Association of Consumer Advocates since 2016; spoke at the NCLC seminar in 2018 
  • Past President (2018) and Past Vice-President (2017) of Cincinnati Bar Association's Bankruptcy Committee  
  • Current member of the Cincinnati Bar Association Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee (January 2017 to present)
  • Current member of the Cincinnati Bar Associations Lawyer Referral Service Advisory Committee (January 2017 to present; President of committee 2018-2019)
  • Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers Class of 2016
Locations Served: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton Trustee Experience: No
Attorney for Trustee Experience: Yes

Hamilton, Karen E.
The Law Firm of Karen E Hamilton
2025 S High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43207
Telephone Number: 614 443-7920
Facsimile Number: 614 443-7922
Email Address: Karen@karenhamiltonlaw.net
Profession: Attorney
Initial Year of Bankruptcy Practice: 1996
Percentage of Bankruptcy Practice: 80%
 
Bankruptcy Practice:
Commercial: Yes       Consumer Yes
Mediation Background: 
  • Mortgage Mediation Modification Workshop offered through the Chapter 13 Trustee's office in October 2020.
  • Mediation and Arbitration in Law School  at  Cleveland Marshall College of Law and a summer mediation program at Pepperdine University while in law school
Additional Information: 
 
Locations Served: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton Trustee Experience: No
Attorney for Trustee Experience: No

Hurley, Timothy
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
425 Walnut Street, Suite 1800
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Telephone Number: 513-357-9341
Facsimile Number: 513-381-0205
Email Address:hurley@taftlaw.com
Profession: Attorney
Initial Year of Bankruptcy Practice: 1977
Percentage of Bankruptcy Practice: 50%
 
Bankruptcy Practice:
Commercial: Yes       Consumer: Yes
Mediation Background: Participated in numerous mediations in bankruptcy cases and in federal and state courts throughout the United States Additional Information: 43 years of commercial transactions and commercial litigation
Locations Served: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton Trustee Experience: No
Attorney for Trustee Experience: No

Lutz, Douglas L.
Frost Brown Todd LLC
3300 Great American Tower
301 East Fourth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Telephone Number: 513-651-6724
Facsimile Number: 513-651-6981
Email Address:dlutz@fbtlaw.com
Profession: Attorney
Initial Year of Bankruptcy Practice: 1991
Percentage of Bankruptcy Practice: 95%
 
Bankruptcy Practice:
Commercial: Yes       Consumer No
Mediation Background: 
  • Involved in developing alternative dispute resolution procedures in major chapter 11 cases related to claims procedures and avoidance actions 
  • Participated in many mediations in bankruptcy matters across the United States conducted by Bankruptcy Courts, JAMS, and other dispute resolution service providers 
  • Attended several mediation and alternative dispute resolution panel presentations at ABI seminars
Additional Information:
 
Locations Served: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton Trustee Experience: Yes (SIPC Trustee)
Attorney for Trustee Experience: Yes

Menninger, Jr., Henry E.
Wood & Lamping, LLP
600 Vine Street, Suite 2500
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Telephone Number: 513-852-6033
Facsimile Number: 513-419-6433
Email Address:hemenninger@woodlamping.com
Profession: Attorney
Initial Year of Bankruptcy Practice: 1978
Percentage of Bankruptcy Practice: 85%
 
Bankruptcy Practice:
Commercial: Yes       Consumer Yes
Mediation Background: 40 hours of mediation training completed under auspices of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and the Northern Kentucky University Alternative Dispute Resolution Center – November 4 – 9, 2019 Additional Information:
  • Extensive experience in a variety of bankruptcy-related matters, including service as Panel Trustee for bankruptcy cases in Southern District of Ohio for 32 years, including assignments as Trustee in Chapter 11 cases
  • Represented creditors’ committees in various Chapter 11 cases in both Cincinnati and Dayton
  • Represented Debtors-in-Possession in successful Chapter 11 cases; and has represented creditors at various stages of bankruptcy proceedings 
  • Experience includes service as Receiver in state court receivership cases, including the high-profile Kenwood Towne Place foreclosure proceeding 
  • Experienced in dealing with a variety of adversary proceedings and contested matters, including avoidance cases, relief from stay matters, cash collateral and DIP financing matters, discharge and dischargeability litigation, claims resolution and fee disputes
Locations Served: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton Trustee Experience: Yes (Chapter 7 Panel Trustee since 1988)
Attorney for Trustee Experience: Yes

Mordino, Joseph T.
Faulkner & Tepe, LLP
720 E. Pete Rose Way, Suite 300
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Telephone Number: 513-977-9005
Facsimile Number: 513-421-7502
Email Address:jmordino@faulkner-tepe.com
Profession: Attorney
Initial Year of Bankruptcy Practice: N/A
Percentage of Bankruptcy Practice: 0%
 
Bankruptcy Practice:
Commercial: N/A       Consumer N/A
Mediation Background: Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies, Mediation Skills Training, 2008; participated in over 1,000 mediations since then Additional Information:
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
Locations Served: Cincinnati Trustee Experience: No
Attorney for Trustee Experience: No

Nelson, Richard D.
Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford, LLC
250 East Fifth Street, Suite 2350
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Telephone Number: 513-333-5255
Facsimile Number: 513-241-4495
Email Address: ricknelson@ctks.com
Profession: Attorney
Initial Year of Bankruptcy Practice: 1974
Percentage of Bankruptcy Practice: 70%
 
Bankruptcy Practice:
Commercial: Yes       Consumer Yes
Mediation Background: 
  • Attending multiple accredited programs including:
    • "Ethical and Successful Mediation from the Perspective of Judges and Experienced Mediators," Cincinnati Bar Association June,2016 
    • "Sharpening the Tools in Your Mediation Toolkit" ABI Winter Leadership Conference, December 2018
  • Served as a Chapter 11 Trustee in excess of 100 cases which have required that I serve as an independent fiduciary requiring negotiation and mediation skills
Additional Information:  bankruptcy trustee, case trustee, attorney for trustee
Locations Served: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton Trustee Experience: Yes (Chapter 7 Panel Trustee since 1983)
Attorney for Trustee Experience: Yes

Oles, Kevin D.
Thompson Hine LLP
41 South High Street, Suite 1700
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone Number: 614-469-3227
Facsimile Number: 614-469-3361
Email Address:Kevin.Oles@ThompsonHine.com
Profession: Attorney
Initial Year of Bankruptcy Practice: 2010
Percentage of Bankruptcy Practice: 10%
 
Bankruptcy Practice:
Commercial: Yes       Consumer Yes
Mediation Background: 
  • Practice regularly in ADR, including mediation and arbitration
  • Mediation trained at the Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law.
Additional Information: 
  • Law clerk to Charles M. Caldwell, 2010-2014. Assisted Judge in research, analysis, and disposition of Chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 issues
  • Served as the 2010 Editor-in-Chief of the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 
  • Served as Research Assistant to Professor Sarah Cole in writing and updating case law and reference books on arbitration and mediation
Locations Served: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton Trustee Experience: No
Attorney for Trustee Experience: No

Roedersheimer, Charles J.
Charles Roedersheimer Attorney
4458 Blairgowrie Circle
Kettering, Ohio 45429
Telephone Number: 937-293-8105
Facsimile Number: NA
Email Address:croedy@roedylaw.com
Profession: Attorney
Initial Year of Bankruptcy Practice: 2003
Percentage of Bankruptcy Practice: 75% (2003-2018)
 
Bankruptcy Practice:
Commercial: Yes       Consumer Yes
Mediation Background: 
  • Currently Arbitrator for Dayton Better Business Bureau. 
  • Arbitrator since 2005 Arbitrator/Mediator for Montgomery County Common Pleas Court- 1990-2002 (3 cases per year) 
  • Courses in Mediation Training- Harvard School of Government and Dayton Bar Programs
Additional Information: 
  • Attorney and General Counsel for Department of Defense (Defense Logistics Agency) practicing Government Contract Law and White Collar Crime/Fraud cases- 1971-1999 
  • Dayton Legal Aid Attorney with focus on Fraud, Mortgage Foreclosures and Debt Collection cases 2001-2003 
  • Volunteer Dayton VLP Program- Assist with Debt Collection and Foreclosure cases 2016 to present
  • Veteran's Administration representative- VA claims of veterans-2016-2020 
  • Navy Judge Advocate Attorney practicing Military Law and legal assistance to officer and enlisted personnel 1968-1999
Locations Served: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton Trustee Experience: No
Attorney for Trustee Experience: No

Schaeffer, Matthew T.
Bailey Cavalieri LLC
10 West Broad, Suite 1200
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone Number: 614-229-3289
Facsimile Number: 614-221-0479
Email Address:mschaeffer@baileycav.com
Profession: Attorney
Initial Year of Bankruptcy Practice: 1997
Percentage of Bankruptcy Practice: 66%
 
Bankruptcy Practice:
Commercial: Yes       Consumer Yes
Mediation Background: 
  • 12.5 CLE hours of the Basic Mediation Training course with Community Mediation Services in Columbus  
  • Mediated three cases for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Columbus location, in the past three years
Additional Information: 
  • Practice focuses primarily on corporate reorganization and workouts, debtor/creditor rights, commercial litigation, and corporate and business matters 
  • Experience representing chapter 11 debtors, financial institutions, trustees, and a variety of secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, litigation, and workouts 
  • One of three independent Chapter 11, Subchapter V bankruptcy trustees for the Southern District of Ohio  Advise and represent businesses in a variety of matters
Locations Served: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton Trustee Experience: Yes (Chapter 11, Subchapter V Trustee)
Attorney for Trustee Experience: Yes

Terlecky, Myron
Strip, Hoppers, Leithart, McGrath & Terlecky Co., LPA
575 South Third Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone Number: 614-228-6345
Facsimile Number: 614-228-6369
Email Address:mntr@columbuslawyer.net
Profession: Attorney
Initial Year of Bankruptcy Practice: 1983
Percentage of Bankruptcy Practice: 75%
 
Bankruptcy Practice:
Commercial:         Consumer  
Mediation Background:
  • Served as a mediator in Adversary Proceedings pending in the Bankruptcy Court
Additional Information:
  • Represented court-appointed receivers in state and federal court receiverships 
  • Served as a receiver in state court proceedings and as a Chapter 11 Trustee 
  • Prosecuted a substantial number of fraudulent transfer claims
Locations Served: Columbus, Dayton Trustee Experience: Yes (Chapter 7 Panel Trustee since 1990)
Attorney for Trustee Experience: Yes

Thomsen, Ira H.
Law Offices of Ira H. Thomsen
140 North Main Street, Suite A
Springsboro, OH 45066
Telephone: 937-748-5001
Facsimile: 937-748-5003
Email address:ithomsen@ihtlaw.com
Profession: Attorney
Initial Year of Bankruptcy Practice: 1987
Percentage of Bankruptcy Practice: 45%
 
Bankruptcy Practice:
Commercial: Yes         Consumer: Yes  
Mediation Background: N/A Additional Information:
  • Bankruptcy experience as attorney for Creditor and Debtor in Chapters 7, 11, and 13 cases.
  • Counsel in bankruptcy court mediations.
Locations Served: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton Trustee Experience: No
Attorney for Trustee Experience: No

Zeigler, Andrew J.
Kennel Zeigler LLC
1340 Woodman Drive
Dayton, Ohio 45432
Telephone Number: 937-252-2030
Facsimile Number: 937-252-9425
Email Address:andrew@kzlawohio.com
Profession: Attorney
Initial Year of Bankruptcy Practice: 2006
Percentage of Bankruptcy Practice: 75%
 
Bankruptcy Practice:
Commercial: Yes       Consumer Yes
Mediation Background: N/A Additional Information: N/A
Locations Served: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton Trustee Experience: No
Attorney for Trustee Experience: No