Attorney Laura M. Nesbitt understands that financial hardships can affect honest, hard-working people. Ms. Nesbitt grew up in West Virginia, one of our country’s poorest states per capita. Money didn’t always come easy to neighbors, friends, and family. “More times than I can recall, a customer in front of me in line would be told, ‘I’m sorry sir, your card was declined’ and without surprise or hesitation, the customer would search for the next card in his wallet to tender payment. Many times, I knew the customer, I knew their kids.” The struggles Ms. Nesbitt witnessed growing up made a significant impression on her business philosophy today.
Ms. Nesbitt considers it a privilege to serve clients from all walks of life in her law practice. In doing so, she aims to provide every client with the same service she would provide her own neighbors, friends, and family. Her mission is to get to know each client individually and provide the soundest legal advice to help resolve their financial troubles. Her compassion for the struggles that her clients face provides her with a solid foundation to guide them with care and without judgment through their difficult time.
“My practice gives me the opportunity to directly impact the lives of many people and to witness the benefits and relief that my assistance provides,” she says. “Without attorneys like me, clients would be left to their own devices to deal with creditors….Fortunately, this profession gives me the power to fight back and protect their rights and seek the remedies they need. I feel truly fortunate to have this opportunity.”
Ms. Nesbitt has helped hundreds of individuals save their property, eliminate their debt and return to a financially healthy future during her previous position as an associate attorney at one of the largest bankruptcy filing firms in Columbus, Ohio. Ms. Nesbitt has chosen to harness that experience and begin her own practice for the opportunity to offer a more personally tailored experience for clients, focusing not only on resolving current financial difficulty but also counseling her clients on strategies and steps they may take in the future to ensure a stable financial future. She enjoys giving good people suffering through difficult times a second chance. Her mission is to show people that legal financial debt solutions and bankruptcy are not the end of the road but, instead is a new opportunity to turn their financial life around.
When Ms. Nesbitt is not in the office assisting clients, she enjoys spending her free time with her family. She likes traveling to beautiful, off-the-beaten-path places and eating at one-of-a-kind restaurants. Ms. Nesbitt is an active member of her church and enjoys attending her childrens’ school activities and sporting events. She is also an advocate of volunteer work, often donating her time to her various professional interest groups, her church and her children’s school.
- Federal District Court, Southern District of Ohio
- Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, Juris Doctor
- Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, Bachelor of Science
Professional associations and memberships
- Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA)
- Columbus Bar Association (CBA)
- Credit Education Coalition (CEC) (Board Member)
- Central Ohio Association for Justice (COAJ) (Bankruptcy Committee Chair)
- International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
- Women Lawyers of Franklin County (WLFC)
- Credit Abuse Resistance Education Committee Member and Volunteer
- Columbus Bar Association Young Lawyers Committee
- Columbus Bar Association Bankruptcy Seminars Committee
- Columbus Bar Associate Barrister Leadership Program Participant and Past Committee Member
past speaking engagements
- Speaker: National Bankruptcy Institute, December 2013
- Speaker: Bankruptcy Law Institute, May 3, 2013
- Speaker: Bankruptcy for New Lawyers, November 13, 2012
- Speaker: Chapter 7 and 13 Line-by-Line Workshop, October 10, 2012
- Speaker: Bankruptcy Hot Topics, Pressing Issues in Chapter 7 & 13, August 16, 2012