Goldsmith & Associates

At Goldsmith & Associates, LLC, we believe in what we do and in the causes for which we fight. We trust that through conviction, perseverance and good old-fashioned hard work, we can achieve justice for our clients.

Goldsmith & Associates, LLC takes cases on a contingency fee basis. A contingency fee arrangement is a method that allows consumers to obtain legal services even if they do not have money to pay a lawyer up front. THAT MEANS YOU PAY NOTHING UNLESS WE RECOVER MONEY FOR YOU!

We do not offer representation on an hourly basis, i.e., where you pay us a set rate for each hour we spend working on your case. As a result, we do not typically take cases to defend consumers who have been sued by a debt collector unless we believe there is a possibility that the debt collector has violated some state or federal law which could give rise to a counterclaim against the debt collector and the potential for you to recover money damages. In such instances, representation on a contingency fee basis would be offered. On the rare occasion that we defend a consumer in a debt collection lawsuit that does not include a counterclaim for abusive debt collection practices, we would only agree to take the case upon payment of a flat fee paid up front by the consumer.

Goldsmith & Associates, LLC takes the privacy of your information very seriously. We collect no information about you through this website except to the extent necessary to respond to your request for a consultation or credit report review. We never sell or allow any sort of access to your private information to any person or entity outside our firm.
The information provided in this website is offered for informational purposes only. The information presented here is not offered as and should not be construed as legal advice. While every effort is made to keep the information accurate and up-to-date, no warranty is made as to the accuracy, reliability, timeliness or completeness of the information contained or referenced herein.

No attempt is made to establish an attorney-client relationship through the use of this website alone. No attorney-client relationship has or will be established with Goldsmith & Associates, LLC unless and until a written client contract has been executed by both the client and the law firm.

Portions of this website may be considered advertising under the laws of the State of Ohio, and Goldsmith & Associates, LLC has attempted to comply with appropriate legal and ethical requirements in creating this website. The determination of the need for legal services and the hiring of a lawyer are important decisions and should not be based solely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise.

Goldsmith & Associates, LLC is able to represent consumers in all counties in the State of Ohio. In addition to representing clients residing in Ohio, the firm may also represent clients who reside in other states. In those instances, if appropriate under the rules of those states, the firm will work with local co-counsel to ensure full compliance with all applicable legal and ethical requirements.

Meet Our Attorneys

Sylvia A. Goldsmith
Sylvia A. Goldsmith

Sylvia Antalis Goldsmith is the Founder of Goldsmith & Associates, LLC. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate degrees from the Ohio State University and has been a licensed member of the Ohio State Bar since 1995.

Goldsmith’s practice focuses on consumer protection under a variety of state and federal laws including the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Truth in Lending Act, and the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act. She is licensed to practice law in all courts in the State of Ohio, as well as the United States Supreme Court and the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas.

In 2000, she was one of only nine consumer lawyers nationwide to be invited to attend President Clinton’s Summit on Theft of Identity in Washington, D.C., and has testified before the Federal Trade Commission and the Social Security Administration on identity theft and fraudulent criminal record information.


Samantha M. Simon
Samantha M. SimonParalegal

Samantha M. Simon joined Goldsmith & Associates, LLC in April 2014. Simon graduated from Mount Union College in 2004, and obtained her Paralegal Certification from Cleveland State University in 2006. She spent several years as a paralegal at a prominent personal injury firm, and most recently worked for one of the largest bankruptcy firms in the Cleveland area.
Simon assists in all facets of the firm’s litigation.

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