Under Ohio Revised Code, Section 109.07, Barkan & Barkan Co., L.P.A., has been appointed as Special Counsel to the Ohio Attorney General for the purpose of collecting debt owed to the State of Ohio.

About Us

Barkan & Barkan Co., L.P.A. has represented thousands of clients since its inception in 1957 and has over the past seven years, through its collection division, established itself as a leader in the area of debt recovery.

The collections team at Barkan & Barkan has worked with clients across all 88 Ohio counties and many of our State Agencies and Departments. The State of Ohio by virtue of our appointment by Attorney General Dave Yost as Special Counsel for collections is our primary client.

It is our belief that reaching out to debtors to assist them in taking responsibility for as well as paying their legal debts is a better route than to threaten Court action. The expertise of our asset managers, under the supervision of our experienced Attorneys clarify our client's legal rights to payment. This is done through pre-suit collection letters issued by our law firm to communicate the critical point a delinquent account has reached. All incoming telephone and fax contacts generated by our correspondences are managed within our firm under the direction of Attorneys, not by a third party. We have found that we better serve the interest of our client when we negotiate acceptable payment arrangements taking into consideration the debtors’ circumstances, rather than immediately initiating litigation. However, when necessary, we will be prepared to litigate to protect our client’s interests.

The combination of our highly skilled professionals, investment in cutting edge technology, affiliation with trade associations, in addition to servicing our client’s individual needs has been the key to our success in the highly competitive field of debt recovery. 


The following is a partial list of creditors rights clients.
  • Attorney General of the State of Ohio
  • Ohio Department of Taxation
  • Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation
  • Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services
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Since 1993