Consumer and Economic Justice
Consumers have a right to fair and equitable treatment in the marketplace. LAWO represents consumers when they have not been treated fairly or run into financial difficulty due to their challenging financial circumstances. We provide assistance when someone is facing a wage or bank garnishment or has been sued in a collection action, such as a credit card bill or medical bill. We represent consumers who have been the victim of fraud. LAWO helps consumers file for bankruptcy when that is the best option for them. LAWO can also help persons involved income tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service.
Areas of Law: Debt Collection Actions | Bankruptcy | Federal Income Tax | Consumer Fraud
Assistance for Disabled Seniors
Lester Jones* is a 62-year-old legally blind senior who receives Social Security, Medicaid, and Food Stamps. He is on the Passport Waiver program.
Mary*, a single parent with two children, had debts of over $142,000 and kept falling further behind on her payments.
City of Toledo, Toledo Municipal Court