Cleveland, Ohio-based default services law firm Weltman, Weinberg & Reis has announced the election of two new partners for 2015, Brady J. Lighthall and Keri P. Ebeck.
Lighthall and Ebeck are part of a team of approximately 85 attorneys that have been offering creditors' rights service to clients for more than 80 years. With nine offices throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan, and Florida, WWR is a full service bankruptcy, consumer and commercial collection, compliance, litigation, and real estate default services firm.
"I am very proud to welcome Brady and Keri into the partnership of the firm," said Scott S. Weltman, Managing Partner of WWR. "Their election reflects their hard work and accomplishments and it is very well deserved."
Lighthall, a managing attorney in WWR's real estate default practice group, has an associate's from Brigham Young University-Idaho, a bachelor's in International Business Management from Utah Valley State College, a master's from Northern Kentucky University, and a juris doctor from Salmon P. Chase College of Law in Newport, Kentucky.
He is licensed to practice law in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, and is a member of the Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio State, and Cincinnati Bar Associations as well as the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. Lighthall is based in WWR's Cincinnati office.
Ebeck, based in WWR's Pittsburgh office, practices in bankruptcy with a focus on the Consumer Bankruptcy Group and is involved with the firm's integrated real estate default group. She has a bachelor's degree in political science from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and a juris doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law in Rhode Island. Ebeck is a member of the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations, the Bankruptcy Inns of Court (Western District of Pennsylvania), and the Legal League 100 (Education Services and Marketing Subcommittee) and is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania.
She is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, which includes the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Pennsylvania and the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; the Third Circuit Court of Appeals; and the U.S. Supreme Court. Ebeck was also elected to the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section Council of the Allegheny County Bar Association. She actively volunteers with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Weltman, Weinberg, & Reis is a member of the Legal League 100, a nationwide consortium comprised of 100 default servicing and financial services law firms providing a results-driven, go-to resource for the industry's decision makers.