Robert B. Trattner Akron Bankruptcy Attorney

Professional History

September 2005- Present Thomas, Trattner & Malone, LLC – Member

Representing financial institutions in workout litigation, including foreclosures, cognovit judgements, attachments garnishments, and bankruptcy issues: trustee representation; and general collection representations.

January 2003- August 2005 Kathryn A. Belfance & Associates, LLC

Represent Financial institutions in workout litigation, including foreclosures, cognovit judgements, attachments, garnishments, and bankruptcy issues; represent Trustee Belfance in all areas of trustee bankruptcy practice; and represent physicians before the State Medical Board od Ohio

April 2000- January 2003 Roetzel & Andress L.P.A.

Member Business Services Group; represent financial institutions in workout litigation including cognovit judgements, attachments garnishments, and bankruptcy issues; represent numerous bankruptcy trustees in multiple areas, including, but not limited to, mortgage avoidance fraudulent transfer, preference, and discharge actions, and collective of accounts receivables; represents physicians before the State Medical Board of Ohio. Reported opinion: In re Gabor, 280 B.R. 149 (2002)

March 1997- April 2000 Brouse McDowell, L.P.A.

Member of Banking, Bankruptcy, and Insolvency Practice Group; commercial litigation financial institution consumer and commercial bankruptcy law, student loan creditor bankruptcy representation lemon law defence, consumer and corporate collections, including all aspects of case preparation. Reported opinions: In re Pantelis, 229 B>R> 716 (N.D. Ohio, 1998). In re Young, 237 B.R. 139 (N.D. Ohio, 1999). In re Green, 240 B.R. 889 (N.D. Ohio, 1999). Legal consultation regarding physicians practice issues in representation of physicians consent agreements. Litigated full dismissal of all allegations by State Medical Board of Ohio against physicians client. Also counsel Medical Board clients on medical malpractice cases and insurance coverage issues.

Dec. 1995- March 1997 Attorney, State Medical Board of Ohio

Prepare cases for disciplinary action against licensed physicians and other health care practitioners, including depositions interview and prepare expert witnesses, legal research, prepare citation letters, prepare evidence for administrative hearings, assist Attorney General’s office with hearings, negotiate and prepare settlement agreements.

Aug. 1993- June 1995 Buckley, King & Bluso, L.P.A.

Insurance defense, insurance subrogation, corporate law, collections and landlord/tenant law, including trial and motion practice, depositions of parties and witnesses, court appearances for case reports, hearing on motions, pre-trial hearings, trial presentation, and legal research and writing.


Juris Doctor, University of Toledo College of Law; Toledo, Ohio May, 1993

Activities:Student Advisor to fist year law students 1991-1992

Bachelor of Science, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, May 1989

Major: Marketing

Activities: Account Representative and Advertising Director, Miami Student; Marketing team, Laws Hall and Associates


Scanlon Inn of Courts 1997 to 1999

Ohio Bar Association

Akron Bar Association

Admitted to Practice in Ohio, November 1993

Admitted to practice in U.S. District Court, Northern Ohio District