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John F. Cannizzaro 
Marysville, Ohio
Partner
phone 937-303-4165
888-357-5346 (Toll Free)
fax 937-644-0754
937-642-1371 (Worker's Compensation)
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PRACTICE:

Mr. Cannizzaro began his law practice in Marysville, Ohio in 1980. Today the firm has grown to become the largest law firm in Union County and maintains an AV rating (the highest possible rating) by the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Network.

Mr. Cannizzaro concentrates his practice to the area of consumer bankruptcy law. Mr. Cannizzaro lectures nationally and locally on Bankruptcy law matters. Mr. Cannizzaro is a frequent lecturer at the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute (SBLI) in Atlanta Georgia. The SBLI is the oldest nationally recognized conference of Bankruptcy Law professionals in the United States. Mr. Cannizzaro has also lectured at the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees (NACTT) conferences in Boston, Dallas, Orlando and San Francisco. Mr. Cannizzaro was Debtor's counsel in the case of First Union Mortgage Corporation vs. Eubanks, 219 B.R. 468, 6th Cir BAP 1998 (In re: Eubanks), which was one of the first appellate court decisions to carve out an exception to the United States Supreme Court decision of Nobelman v. American Savs. Bank, 508 U.S. 324, 331, 113 S. Ct. 2106, 2110, 124 L. Ed. 2d 228 (1993) (In re Nobleman). Mr. Cannizzaro was lead counsel in the appellate case of Storey vs. Pees, 392 BR 266, 6th Cir BAP 2008 (In re Storey).

Mr. Cannizzaro is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and all Ohio State Courts.

EDUCATION:

Mr. Cannizzaro is a 1971 graduate of the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Biology. Mr. Cannizzaro worked as law clerk and bailiff to the Honorable C. Howard Johnson of the Franklin County, Ohio Municipal Court from 1977 to 1980. Mr. Cannizzaro earned his Juris Doctor degree from Capital University School of Law in 1980.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

Mr. Cannizzaro is a member of the American Bankruptcy Law Forum (ABLF), National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Credit Education Coalition (past president) and the Union County Bar Association (past president). Mr. Cannizzaro is a past member of the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyer's, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Franklin County Trial Lawyer's Association and Columbus Bar Association. Mr. Cannizzaro serves as chairman of the ECF Rules Committee of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio. 

Areas of Practice:
Consumer Bankruptcy Law
Bar Admissions:
Ohio, 1980
U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Ohio
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Education:
Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio, 1980
Juris Doctor


University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, 1971
Bachelor's Degree
Major:  Biology


Representative Cases:
First Union Mortgage Corporation vs. Eubanks (In re: Eubanks), 219 B.R. 468 (6th Cir BAP 1998)
Storey vs. Pees, 392 B.R. 266 (6th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel)
Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bankruptcy Law Forum (ABLF)
Member


National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA)
Member


American Bar Association
Member


Ohio State Bar Association
Member


Credit Education Coalition
Past President


Union County Bar Association
Past President


Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyer's
Past Member


American Association for Justice
Past Member


Franklin County Trial Lawyer's Association
Past Member


Columbus Bar Association
Past Member


Southern District of Ohio
Co-Chairman, ECF Committee of the United States Bankruptcy Court


Past Employment Positions:
Hon. C. Howard Johnson of the Franklin County, Ohio Municipal Court, Law Clerk, 1977 - 1980


Hon. C. Howard Johnson of the Franklin County, Ohio Municipal Court, Bailiff, 1977 - 1980