Nicholas A. Zingarelli

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Cincinnati, OH

Zingarelli Law Office, LLC
 | 810 Sycamore Street, 3rd Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-381-2047
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010, 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Consumer (60%),
  • Bankruptcy: Business (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

As the founder of Zingarelli Law Office, LLC, Nicholas A. Zingarelli provides dedicated legal representation to clients throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio and northern Kentucky. He focuses his practice on bankruptcy law, generally accepting personal, business and commercial cases that involve the following: foreclosure defense; stopping collections, repossessions and shut offs; medical debts; credit car debt; student loan debt; divorce and bankruptcy; creditors' rights; and loan modifications.

In 2001, Mr. Zingarelli graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from the University of Cincinnati. He then went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law in 2005.

Mr. Zingarelli has dedicated his career to helping consumers, debtors and creditors deal with a range of bankruptcy issues, including filing for Chapter 13, 11 and 7 bankruptcy. He understands that, due to today's economy, people may struggle to make ends meet and businesses may struggle to turn a profit. For that reason, Mr. Zingarelli listens to his clients' goals and strives to help them achieve maximum debt relief. With each case he handles, he works to provide his clients with diligent representation that is responsive to their needs.

In recognition of his many successes, Mr. Zingarelli holds an Avvo "Superb" rating, and he holds the peer review rating** of BV Distinguished from Martindale-Hubbell.

Staying active in the legal community, Mr. Zingarelli is a member of numerous associations, including Better Business Bureau, the Cincinnati Bar Association Bankruptcy Committee and the Dean's Advisory Board of the University of Cincinnati McMicken College of Arts and Science. He serves on the Cincinnati Bar Association's Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee and the Grievance Committee, and he is a fellow of the Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers. Mr. Zingarelli also believes in giving back to the community; he provides discounted services for military veterans.

*Mr. Zingarelli is a debt relief agent. He helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

**AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Bankruptcy (60%): Bankruptcy Law

Bankruptcy (30%): Bankruptcy Law

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law


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Rising Stars: 2010, 2014 - 2019

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About Nicholas Zingarelli

Admitted: 2005, Ohio

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Honors and Awards:

  • Medal of Excellence, American Bankruptcy Institute, 2005
  • Ohio Rising Star Attorney, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Secretary of Cincinnati Bar Association Solo/Small Firm Committee, 2017
  • Moderator for Cincinnati Bar Association Mid-Career Attorney Working Group, 2017
  • Member of the Bar, Commonwealth of Kentucky, 2006
  • Secretary of Cincinnati Bar Association Grievance Committee 2017 - present; Member from 2014-present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio, Judicial Liaison Committee, Cincinnati, Member, 2012 – 2016
  • Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (CALL) Class XVI Fellow, 2012
  • United States Supreme Court, Member of the Bar, 2012 – Present
  • Potter Stewart Inn of Court, Member, 2011 – 2013
  • Cincinnati Bar Association Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law, 2006 – Present; past Chair
  • Cincinnati Bar Association Bankruptcy Committee, Member, 2005 - Present
  • Salmon P. Chase Inn of Court Member, 2008 - 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2005
  • Kentucky, 2006
  • Ohio, 2005
  • Accredited business with Better Business Bureau, February 2010 – Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Member of the Bar, 2008 – Present
  • United States District Court in the Eastern District of Kentucky, Member of the Bar, 2006 – Present
  • United States District Court in the Southern District of Ohio, Member of the Bar, 2005 – Present
  • State of Ohio, Member of the Bar, 2005 – Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member of University of Cincinnati McMicken College of Art & Sciences Dean's Advisory Board 2014-Present; Chair of Community Engagement Committee 2015-2018; Chair of the Board 2018 - Present, 2014
  • Member of Associate Board of Tender Mercies 2012-2016; Co-Chair from 2015-2016; chair of Entertainment Subcommittee for Taste of OTR event, 2012 - Present
  • Elder High School Mock Trial Team Coach, 2008 – 2011
  • Member of Chase College of Law 2015 Giving Campaign Alumni Commitee

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker at annual "Bankruptcy Breakfast" sponsored by Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and Volunteer Lawyer Project on the benefits of pro bono representation of debtors in need., Speaker, Bankruptcy Breakfast, Legal Aid Society Of Greater Cincinnati, 2017
  • Published article that focused on how Chapter 13 can assist debtors that are dealing with particularly aggresssive creditors, including taxing authorities, mortgage creditors and sub-prime lenders., Author of Article, Chapter 13: A Place to Protect Debtors from the “Bullies” in their Lives, NACTT Quarterly, National Association Of Chapter 13 Trustees, 2017
  • Webinar presented with Beverly Burden on ethical implications and do's/don'ts of using non-lawyer staff for direct interaction with clients., Speaker, Protecting Your License: Ethical Use of Nonlawyer Staff for Client Intake, National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees, 2017
  • Spoke on panel to students and alumni on how my degree helped me pursue entrepreneurial goals., Panelist, A&S Connections - Entrepreneurship, University of Cincinnati McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, 2017
  • Presented as panelist at annual NACTT National Seminar on Rule 3002.1 issues in Chapter 13 cases as well as other miscellaneous proofs of claim issues., Speaker, Rule 3002.1 and Other Proofs of Claim Issues in Chapter 13, National Association Of Chapter 13 Trustee, 2017
  • Presented at Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts on importance of understanding debt, especially in terms of incurring student loan debt., Speaker, Debt Slapped CARE Presentation, American Bar Association, 2016
  • “Ethical Considerations for Bankruptcy Attorneys” presentation through Volunteer Lawyers Project; Cincinnati, OH, 2016
  • Member of panel speaking on ethics and bankruptcy; 13th Annual Consumer Bankruptcy Law Conference; Lexington, KY, 2016
  • Article published in Cincinnati Business Courier, Author, Weathering a Business Bankruptcy, Cincinnati Business Courier, 2016
  • A View from the Trenches: Case Law, Economic and Practice Trends in Chapter 13, and How They Can Impact Your Practice, in Best Practices for Filing Chapter 13 (Inside the Minds), Author, 2016
  • Published solo authored book focused on providing self-help for financiall troubled small business owners with an introduction on how bankruptcy can assist their business., Author, Solutions for Small Business: What Every Business Owner Should Know About Bankruptcy, 2015
  • "Bankruptcy 101" presentation to Lawyers Club of Cincinnati monthly meeting, Speaker, Lawyers Club Of Cincinnati, 2015
  • Presenter, Solo/Small Firm Tax & Finance Issues, Cincinnati Bar Association, 2015
  • Presenter, Writing Your Owner's Manual: The Business Plan, Cincinnati Bar Association, 2014
  • Gave presentation on the importance of writing a business plan when opening your own law practice., Presenter, Thinking About Flying Solo, Cincinnati Bar Association, 2014
  • Debtor-Creditor Relations, Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Distribution to New Lawyers (2008)
  • Managing the Case Law and Legislative Changes Impacting Bankruptcy Cases, Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Law (2014)
  • The Debtor’s Attorney’s Field Guide to Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Inside the Minds: Best Practices for Filing Chapter 13 (2012 ed.)
  • Panel Member and Presenter, Bankruptcy Exemptions, Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar, 2011
  • Ethics and Bankruptcy Law: Emerging Trends and Concerns, Cincinnati Bar Association Bankruptcy Update, December 2012
  • Speaker, panel at National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees annual seminar, National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees, July 2012
  • “Thinking About Flying Solo” (importance of business plan), Cincinnati Bar Association, February 2012
  • “Bankruptcy 102″ presentation, Cincinnati Bar Association, September 2011
  • Presenter, Basic Bankruptcy and Current Bankruptcy Issues, Lawyers Club of Cincinnati, 2011
  • Panel Member, Bankruptcy and Domestic Relations Law, CBA Bankruptcy Update Seminar, 2010
  • “Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy,” Salmon P. Chase College of Law, 2010, ,
  • “Bankruptcy 101,″ Cincinnati Bar Association, 2010 – Present
  • "Chapter 13: A Multi-Faceted Means for Curing Mortgage Defaults … ," American Bankruptcy Law Forum, 2008

Educational Background:

  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, B.A. cum laude, Major: Philosophy, 2001
Office Location for Nicholas A. Zingarelli

810 Sycamore Street
3rd Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: 513-381-2047


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Last Updated: 7/13/2018

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