January 8, 2010
Meet Ruth Hohl, ColumbusLawyerFinder.com
Ruth Hohl (view ColumbusLawyerFinder.com profile)
What experiences (work and personal) help you to be a better attorney?
Although my undergraduate major was history, I also took business classes in accounting, economics and tax while in college. This has helped me in counseling people, not only in their present bankruptcy case, but also how they can improve their lives in the future. I think I am a better bankruptcy attorney because the entire focus of my practice is bankruptcy law.
What made you choose your primary area of law?
Practicing bankruptcy law provides me a great deal of satisfaction in knowing I've helped my clients. When someone is considering bankruptcy as a means to resolving difficult financial matters, I know the impact a bankruptcy will have on one's personal and financial life. I want to be certain they make informed decisions.
What makes your law firm unique?
My clients have access to me because I answer my own telephone. I make every effort to respond to telephone messages and emails within 24 hours. I believe in providing my clients with quality legal services in a personal manner. I will prepare and file all the documents to obtain protection for my clients under the bankruptcy laws, and focus on providing them with the information they need to make good financial decisions.
Describe your personal interests and hobbies.
I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters; hiking, biking and traveling. I love to read and bake. I also volunteer as an instructor for Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE), an organization of attorneys who teach high school students about the importance of using credit wisely and avoiding financial pitfalls. As a CARE instructor, I teach high school students about financial literacy issues such as student loans, automobile loans, mortgage loans, credit card, credit reports and budgeting.
Describe your charitable activities.
In addition to teaching high school students through the CARE program, I am very involved with volunteering at my daughters’ schools. I wrote grants to build a playground at an elementary school; I was also a room parent and served as president of the Parent Teacher Organization. I started fund-raising programs at their schools and taught other parents how to start fund-raising programs for their children’s schools. I participated in the Race for the Cure for the first time this year, and enjoyed it.