Maurer Law LLC is a legal practice based in Cleveland, Ohio owned and operated by Rebecca Maurer, an emerging leader in student loan law and policy.
She is a graduate of the University of Chicago and Stanford Law School, which she attended after seeing the effects of the foreclosure crisis on her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. She narrowed her interest to student loan law when she saw the difficulties she and her classmates encountered in managing their own debt.
In 2014 she published her first article on student loan and bankruptcy issues. In 2015 she helped design and implement a student loan calculator available in the iOS App Store. She has worked on consumer and student loan cases at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLC and the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland. Rebecca was a federal clerk for Judge James Gwin in the Northern District of Ohio from 2015-2016.
Rebecca is the author of the Student Loan Law chapter of the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 editions of Ohio Consumer Law, published by Thomson Reuters.
She is a Student Loan Justice Fellow at the newly formed Student Borrower Protection Center, founded by the former CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman, where she has focused her work on the issue of transcript withholding.
In addition to the student loan work, Rebecca maintains a substantial pro bono housing and consumer law practice in collaboration with community organizations in the Cleveland area. She represents tenants in eviction and has been active on passing municipal legislation to protect Cleveland children from lead poisoning.
She is a volunteer with Minds Matter Cleveland, is on the board of Slavic Village Development, and is the author of SerialLand, a blog that tracked the podcast Serial as it covered Cleveland’s criminal justice in 2018.
Rebecca is admitted to practice law in Ohio, the District of Columbia, the Northern District of Ohio, the Southern District of New York and the Sixth Circuit.