Rebecca Maurer is a graduate of the University of Chicago and Stanford Law School. She went to law school to work in consumer finance law 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.
She researched student loans from an academic angle, writing about alternative loan structures that could allow for discharge of federal student loans in bankruptcy. 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. She will be the author of the Student Loan Law chapter of the forthcoming 2018-2019 edition of Ohio Consumer Law, published by Thomson Reuters.
As owner and founder of Maurer Law LLC, Rebecca focuses her practice on student loan law and pro bono housing and consumer law representation in collaboration with community organizations in the Cleveland area.
Since returning to Cleveland in 2015, Rebecca has became an active volunteer with Minds Matter Cleveland teaching ACT Science and Reading to high school juniors. She is currently a fellow in the 2017-2018 Stokes Civic Leadership Institute, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the election of Carl Stokes to be mayor of Cleveland.
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.