Robert Edward Bardwell Jr.

Robert Edward Bardwell Jr.

Columbus, Ohio

I was born in Lexington, Kentucky on January 12, 1952. After graduating from the Kentucky Military Institute in Louisville, Kentucky in the spring of 1970, I attended The Ohio State University where I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in political science. In 1988, I received my law degree from Capital University, Cum Laude, and was admitted to both the Ohio and Federal bars. I served as an associate with the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease (1988-1996), of counsel to the law firm of Rickets & Onda Co., L.P.A. (1996-2002) and as a solo practitioner (2002-present). I have worked in the area of debtor/creditor rights since 1974 in various capacities, including serving as an outside collection representative for a large department store chain going door-to-door throughout central Ohio collecting delinquent consumer debts and as a credit/collection manager for a commercial division of a major financial institution.

I am a member of the Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations. I have lectured throughout Ohio on mortgage foreclosures and co-authored a publication entitled "Ohio Mortgage Foreclosures" for Professional Education Systems, Inc.

Serving central Ohio since 1988 as an attorney, my practice areas include representation of debtors in Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy proceedings, workouts (out of court settlements and restructuring of debts) and litigation matters. My bankruptcy practice occupies better than ninety percent (90%) of my professional time.

I have served as a color bearer for the Civil War Trust for the past 10 years. In that capacity, I have helped to preserve over 30,000 acres of battlefield land for future generations. Examples of photos I have taken at the Gettysburg and Antietam battlefields can be found herein.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Debtor and Creditor Rights
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Ohio


  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
  • Ohio State University, B.A.

Published Works

  • Co-Authored, "Ohio Mortgage Foreclosures" for Professional Education Systems, Inc.


  • Lecture, Ohio on Mortgage Foreclosures

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, Associate, 1988 - 1996
  • Rickets & Onda Co., L.P.A., Of Counsel, 1996 - 2002