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E. Hanlin Bavely, Esq.

E. Hanlin Bavely was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and educated in Cincinnati, Ohio: Hughes High School, University of Cincinnati, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science (with honors) and a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Cincinnati, College of Law.

While in law school he was appointed to serve as a Bankruptcy Trustee by the United States Bankruptcy Court in Cincinnati and handled bankruptcy cases such that at the present time he has administered as a Bankruptcy Trustee more than 20,000 Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings under the current Bankruptcy Code.  While over time the method by which Bankruptcy Trustees were appointed has changed, he has continued to be reappointed by the United States Bankruptcy Court, by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, and at the present by an agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Office of the United States Trustee.  He is admitted to practice in the courts in the State of Ohio by the Supreme Court of Ohio, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the Eastern District of Kentucky, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

He has held the AV preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a leading attorney referral publication in the United States.

He is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association and Chairman 1984-1985 of the Bankruptcy Committee, Chairman of the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Certified Grievance Committee on attorney conduct 1990-1993, a member of the Committee from 1990-2014; a member of the Board of Trustees of the Cincinnati Bar Association 1995 – 1999 and a member for more than 10 years of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees.


What we offer

Chapter 7

Chapter 7 allows the debtor to discharge, or wipe out, most of their unsecured debt while keeping their car(s) and home, depending on the individual circumstances.

Chapter 13

Chapter 13 is typically filed for one of five compelling reasons: Foreclosure/Save the House, Asset/Excess Equity in Property, Chapter 7 was filed in the last 8 years, Excess Income, Second Mortgage is unsecured.

Probate & Estate

Estate planning is the process in which a person makes advance arrangements to transfer her assets after her death and to provide guidance to survivors on resolving her unsettled personal matters.  Probate is a legal process that takes place after someone dies in a special division of Ohio courts.

Free Consultation

Your free 15 minute initial telephone consultation will be with Attorney E. Hanlin Bavely, and you will be entitled to a conference with this attorney and not a paralegal or staff member.