Kim M Hammond

Kim M Hammond

Phone: 1-216-771-6500 ext. 122

Fax: 1-216-771-6540

Email: khammond@weinerlaw.com

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Professional Profile:

Education

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH Juris Doctor Degree, May 1993 Honors: Dean’s List

Professional Experience

Keith D. Weiner & Assoc. Co., L.P.A., Cleveland, OH October, 1999 – present. Supervising attorney for the foreclosure practice. Handles management of all client files, supervisor to foreclosure and bankruptcy personnel. Handles all title problem/claim files for clients. Oversees docket for all court appearances and delegates court attendance.

Express Title Services of Ohio, Cleveland, OH August, 1996 – October, 1999. Handled all legal issues on a daily basis for a high volume branch of a national title company. Duties included probate and bankruptcy matters, loan closings, review and preparation of loan documents, collections, foreclosure and title issues.

Podor & Associates, Beachwood, OH July, 1994 – August, 1996. Handled all aspects of a general practice firm including bankruptcies, divorce and dissolutions, probate, landlord/tenant, real estate, and corporations. Practice mostly concentrated on firm’s 250+ workers’ compensation clients and personal injury litigation.

Licenses

  • State of Ohio (1993)
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • State of Wisconsin (2014)

Organizations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Our Fees

Our fees are competitive and conform to industry standards. In most instances, the following fee arrangements are available:


1. Collection matters are handled on a contingency fee basis, but an hourly option is available and sometimes requested by clients who hold large balance claims. At a clients’ request, fees for collection matters can be billed on a per item flat fee basis for letters, pleadings, motions, and executions.


2. Uncontested foreclosures and related bankruptcy and eviction matters are most often billed on a flat fee basis according to the Fannie Mae guidelines. Contested matters, and counterclaims, generally require additional flat fee or hourly billing, subject to client approval;


3. Uncontested replevin cases are also handled on a flat fee basis. If the right to recover possession is opposed, the matter is converted to an hourly fee basis, upon client approval;


4. Mechanic’s lien matters are treated the same as replevin cases, unless they involve multiple properties, or otherwise relate to unusual subject matter;


5. Our firm is also pioneering the availability and use of alternative fee arrangements (“AFA’s”) for legal services that have traditionally been billed hourly. The availability of AFA’s is a product of our firm’s ambition to deliver legal services in an efficient and cost-effective manner, and help clients more effectively forecast and contain costs. AFA’s are available for an ever expanding range of matters, including litigation defense, discovery disputes, and appellate practice.

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