Jon earned his undergraduate degree and Juris Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and began practicing law in 1992. During his storied tenure in the legal community, Jon has represented consumer debtors, commercial debtors, large and small creditors, mortgage lenders and servicers, automobile creditors, student loan creditors as well as Chapter 7 and 13 trustees. He has worked for some of the largest creditor firms in the region and in 2016, Jon brought his experience to Sottile & Barile, Attorneys at Law.
Jon is licensed in the States of Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky and maintains Federal licenses throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Colorado, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Jon is also able to practice in front of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Supreme Court. Jon currently serves as an Associate Editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Journal and is a member of a variety of committees and bar associations..
Tony was licensed as an attorney in 2002 after graduating from Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law with a Juris Doctorate and from Transylvania University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Upon graduating and passing the Ohio Bar, Tony began working for a national firm representing consumer debtors and small businesses in Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcies. In 2006, Tony began working for a firm specializing in representing creditors. Since then, Tony has handled matters pertaining to bankruptcy, real estate foreclosure, eviction and more and in 2015, he opened Sottile & Barile, Attorneys at Law.
Tony is licensed in the States of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana as well as in the Federal District Courts of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois. Tony is a member of the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana State Bar Associations, the Cincinnati Bar Association and the National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees (NACTT).
Franco was licensed as an attorney in 2006 after graduating from Thomas M. Cooley Law School with a Juris Doctorate and from John Carroll University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Upon graduating and passing the Ohio Bar, Franco began working for a large firm in the Northeast Ohio area. Franco honed his skills as an attorney handling a variety of real estate foreclosure issues, collection matters, title issues and transactional work during the years since he was first licensed and eventually opened Sottile & Barile, Attorneys at Law in 2015.
Franco maintains state bar licenses in Ohio and Michigan and federal licenses in the Northern District of Ohio and the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan. Franco is a member of both the Ohio and Michigan State Bar Associations.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Cortland, Michael spent seven years in the United States Navy as a Naval Flight Officer – including two deployments to the Persian Gulf. After separating from the Navy, Michael obtained a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of New Orleans. He then became a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation assigned to the Dallas, Texas Field Office. After moving to Cincinnati, Ohio, Michael enrolled in, and graduated from, the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University - obtaining his Ohio law license in 2004. Michael’s tenure as an attorney includes time spent as a Law Clerk for the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas and stints with several consumer collections and defense firms prior to joining Sottile & Barile, Attorneys at law in 2017.
Besides his Ohio law license, Michael is also licensed with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.