Meet our new attorney: Cynthia Fischer

Cynthia has over 16 years of experience litigating in the world of commercial disputes. She is admitted to practice before the Ohio Supreme Court (2001), the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.  She has served as lead counsel in numerous litigated cases involving real estate, bankruptcy, insurance, and consumer protection, and is an experienced trial attorney, and also an experienced class action litigator.  Cynthia has also consulted with her clients to develop policies for industry regulatory compliance, risk assessment and audit responses.  She has extensive knowledge and experience with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act (OCSPA), Ohio Mortgage Loan Act (OMLA), and numerous others, including Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage servicing regulations.  Cynthia has served as an intern with the Office of Legal Affairs at the United Nations, and as a legal extern with the Honorable Charles M. Caldwell of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the Honorable Susan J. Dlott of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. She graduated from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law with her Juris Doctorate and from the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts with her Bachelor of Arts in English.  Cynthia has been named as a YWCA Rising Star, and she has participated in the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative working with student mentees to help guide their path to higher education, and has two young children with her husband Dan. Dan is a banker but we like him anyway.

Notable Cases and Decisions

  • Clark v. Lender Processing Services, 562 Fed. Appx. 460 (6th 2014).  Trial court dismissed putative class action claims against all defendants, and the Sixth Circuit affirmed. 
  • Perkins v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Case No. 12-4284, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 5006 (6th Mar. 12, 2014).   Trial court dismissed the Perkins’ state and federal claims, including RICO claims and others, against all defendants, and the Sixth Circuit affirmed. 
  • Fillinger v. Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss, 624 Fed. Appx. 338 (6th Aug. 17, 2015).  Trial court dismissed Ms. Fillinger’s claims against all defendants, and the Sixth Circuit affirmed. 
  • Deutsche Bank Nat’l. Trust Co. v. Weickert, 638 F. Supp. 2d 826 (N.D. Ohio 2009). Counterclaim-defendants removed putative class action counterclaims to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA).  Case later settled. 
  • Kline v. Mtg. Electronic Security Systems, 154 F. Supp. 3d 567 (S.D. Ohio 2015) (appeal pending). Court dismissed putative class claims and granted summary judgment to defendants.
  • Slorp v. Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss, S.D. Ohio Case No.2:12-cv-498, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94938 (July 20, 2016) (appeal pending). The trial court granted defendants’ motions for summary judgment on the remaining RICO claim.  All claims dismissed. 
  • Provident Funding Assoc., L.P. v. Turner, 8th Cuyahoga No. 100153 and 100493, 2014-Ohio-2529 and 2014-Ohio-2190.  Plaintiff prevailed; appellate court held appeals were moot. 

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