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William J Balena

William J Balena

Bankruptcy Attorney with offices in Elyria and Westlake, Ohio
  • Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, DUI & DWI ...
  • Ohio
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William Balena is an experienced bankruptcy and traffic trial attorney. Bill is an active member of NACBA. He attends annual workshops and continuing education in the area of advanced consumer bankruptcy issues. He represents consumers in chapter 7 and chapter 13. Bill is also a former city prosecutor and is well versed in traffic defense including Ohio drunk driving (OVI, DWI, DUI) and speeding tickets.

Practice Areas
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Foreclosure Defense
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
  • Free Consultation
    30 minute free consultation, unless you have an emergency situation. In that case we have already discussed fees and will expect payment at the consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Bankruptcy clients may only use debit card, or credit card from a non-filing third party.
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • German: Spoken
Professional Experience
Balena Law Firm, Attorney in Private Practice
- Current
Drunk Driving Defense, Speeding Tickets, Criminal Defense, Consumer Bankruptcy, chapter 7 and chapter 13
Managing Partner
Petroff and Balena
Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving Defense, Personal Injury (plaintiff), and Divorce
Trial Atorney
William Balena Attorney in Private Practice
Criminal Trail Attorney, Drunk Driving defense attorney, and Personal Injury attorney
West, West, & Sherman
Associate handling all the firm's criminal litigation.
Prosecuting Attorney
City of Elyria
Trial attorney. Developed expertise in drunk driving trail tactics.
Cleveland State University
J.D. | Commercial Law
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Pennsylvania State University - University Park
B.A. | Pre Law, Economics
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Professional Associations
Lorain County Bar Assosciation
Bankruptcy Section Leader
- Current
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Lakeshore Community Credit Union
Board Member
- Current
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National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attoirneys
- Current
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Lorain County Bar
- Current
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Ohio State Bar
- Current
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Lorain County Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
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Websites & Blogs
Northern Ohio Bankruptcy Information
Balena Law Firm
Contact & Map
Westlake, Cuyahoga, OH office
30400 Detroit Road
Suite 106
Westlakle, OH 44145
Elyria Office by appointment
409 East Avenue
Elyria, OH 44035
Toll-Free: (888) 633-5426
Telephone: (440) 365-2000
Cell: (440) 759-0368
Fax: (866) 936-6113
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