John A. Schuh

John A. Schuh

John A. Schuh

John A. Schuh is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. The Martindale-Hubbell AV rating indicates very high to preeminent legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar.



John is a bankruptcy attorney with 39 years of experience in resolving complex commercial matters.  Over the course of many years he has seen it all from both the creditor and debtor perspectives.  While the early years of his practice were focused on the representaton of banks and financial institutions, an area he still handles, in more recent years he has taken the experience and respect he has earned within the creditor rights community to assisting financially distressed businesses and other commercial interests restructure their finances in many unique innovative ways.  He is a great communicator with a gift for explaining complicated issues in understandable language.

Practice Areas:

Creditors Rights
Business Reorganizations and Work-Out

Business Law
Real Estate Foreclosures
Commercial Loan Bank Representations


St. Xavier High School (1965 – 1969):
B.B.A., Ohio University (1973)
J.D. Salmon P. Chase College of Law, N.K.U. (1977)

Bar Admissions:

Ohio (1977)
Kentucky (1990)
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio (1978)

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio (2013)
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky (1991)
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky (1993)
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois (2004)
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit (1994)
United States Supreme Court (1989)

Professional Affiliations:

Ohio State Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Northern Kentucky Bar Assn.
Cincinnati Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute

Reported Decisions:

Mr. Schuh represented parties in the following reported decisions:

In re: Federated Department Stores, Inc (A & S Galleria, Inc.) / City of White Plains, 270 F.3d 994 (C.A.6 (Ohio) 2001)
In re: Lavonne Pike, 258 B.R. 876, (Bankr. S.D. OH, 2001)
In re: Carpenter, 223 B.R. 114, (Bankr. S.D.OH. 1998)
In re: A & S Galleria, Inc., 1998 Bkrtcy. LEXIS 101 (Bankr. S.D. OH 1998)
In re: A & S Galleria, Inc., 1998 Bkrtcy. LEXIS 102 (Bankr. S.D.OH. 1998)
In re: Nasr, 191 B.R. 689, (Bankr. S.D. OH 1996)
In re: HRC Joint Venture, 187 B.R. 202 (Bankr. S.D. OH 1995)
Represented the City of Cincinnati, Ohio in the Hyatt Regency Hotel bankruptcy
In re: Braverman, 23 B.C.D. 1435 (Bankr. S.D. OH 1991)
In Re: Broshear, 122 B.R. 705, 1991 (Bankr. S.D. OH 1991)
In re: Chas B’s Inc., 151 B.R. 21, (Bankr. S.D. OH 1985
In re Sparks , 346 B.R. 767,(Bankr. S.D. OH 2006)
In re Northern Kentucky Professional Baseball LLC , 2006 WL 3876492, (Bankr. E.D.Ky. 2006)
In re Bass , 267 B.R. 812, (Bankr. S.D. OH 2001)
In re Lock , 243 B.R. 332, Bankr. S.D. OH 1999 (no 4th Option in the 6th Circuit)
In re Carpenter , (Bankr. S.D. OH 1998)
In re Galt , 70 B.R. 57, (Bankr. S.D. OH 1987)
Horr v. Jake Sweeney Smartmart, Inc. , 2007 WL 1989611 (S.D. OH 2007)
In re Morton, 410 B.R. 556 (6th Cir. BAP Ohio 2009)


Standing Committee Member of the Local Rules, Forms and Practices Committee of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio

CM/ECF (Electronic Case Filing) Sub-Committee of the 2008 Local Rules, Forms and Practices Committee of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio (Note: Mr. Schuh is available to serve as local counsel to facilitate electronic filings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the S.D. of OH and the E.D. of KY)

Appointed in 2007 by the Judges of the U.S. District Court to serve as a Special Master in federal foreclosure cases brought under diversity jurisdiction

Former Village Law Director, Addyston, Ohio

Mr. Schuh has been a frequent lecturer before the Cincinnati Bar Association as well as a speaker for National Business Institute

Best Lawyers of America, 2013, 2014, 2015

Best Southwest Ohio Lawyers, Cincinnati Business Courier, 2013

Bets Lawyers Million Dollar Advocates