Current Position: Partner Areas of Practice: Bankruptcy Law; Taxation Law Bar Admissions: Ohio, 1976; US Federal Court, 1976 Education: Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington, 1976 — JD (Doctor of Jurisprudence); City University of New York at Hunter College, New York, 1973 — BA (Bachelor of Arts) Honors, Cum Laude
Elliot H. Feit was born into a working class family in Brooklyn, New York in 1951, where he grew up fast in a housing project. He graduated from PS 251 (we had numbers, not names) and then graduated from Samuel J. Tilden High School in 1969 (the summer he went to Woodstock). He went on to graduate from the City University of New York at Hunter College in June 1973, with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He also attended Gonzaga University School of Law from 1973 to 1976, when he received his JD (Doctor of Jurisprudence) degree. Later that year, he took the Ohio Bar Exam, passed, and was sworn in as an attorney by the Ohio Supreme Court, licensed to practice law.
Shortly thereafter, Mr. Feit was admitted to practice in the United States Federal Court, the United States Bankruptcy Court, and the Sixth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals. At Gonzaga, he met Gordon Barry from Toledo, Ohio. They quickly became good friends and later partners in Barry & Feit, Attorneys At Law, in December 1976. Why Toledo? That's a long story that you'll probably get to hear when you meet Mr. Feit. Contact us to learn more about Elliot H. Feit.
Areas of Practice
Mr. Feit started his career as a general practitioner with an emphasis on personal injury, domestic relations, and representing people in many different civil actions and personal issues. In 1982, he began his journey on the path of representing people with financial problems and entered into the world of bankruptcy law. Every year, he became more and more involved in bankruptcy, as did his partner. By the mid-1990s, bankruptcy law had become 95% of his practice, as it is today, along with related areas of law, such as protecting the rights of consumer debtors.
Mr. Feit also provides people and small businesses with debt counseling, which often leads to filing for debt relief in the United States Bankruptcy Court. Whether to file should always be the client's decision, and Mr. Feit's responsibility is to help his clients understand their options with the goal of preparing them to make the decision that is best for them. Not every case ends up in bankruptcy, as there may be other options. One size does not fit all. Mr. Feit is always here to work with you, counsel you, and give you his honest opinion.
Personal Life & Community Involvement
Mr. Feit is grateful for his life and the joy family. He has two healthy and loving children, and he gives back to the community in every way he can. Throughout his career, he has been a proud participant in the Toledo Bar Association's Pro Bono Program, providing free legal services to qualified members of his community. For years, he has been and continues to be a speaker at bankruptcy seminars sponsored by the National Business Institute and the Toledo Bar Association. He is always ready and willing to counsel young attorneys who are beginning their adventure into the field of bankruptcy law. His goal is to enable them to provide the best legal representation possible.
In 1994, Mr. Feit volunteered for a seat on the board of Jewish Family Service of Greater Toledo, moved up in the ranks where he served three years as president and three years as immediate past president. He has also served as president of Jewish Senior Service of Greater Toledo for three years. He now proudly serves as the immediate past president of Jewish Senior Service of Greater Toledo, president of the Jewish Senior Service Supporting Organization, and president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo.