Attorney Katherine Wolfe Standing at a Court Podium

Imagine you’re a bright-eyed high school graduate who just enrolled in the best college you were accepted to. You have big plans for your future, and everyone assures you that you’re on the right path. Everything goes well until you graduate four years later with insurmountable debt. Years go by, and you’re still $100,000 in the hole with no end in sight. Your job doesn’t pay as well as you expected, and you struggle just to make your monthly student loan payments. You feel stuck and helpless, and you don’t know what to do.

I once worked with a client in this exact situation. After several rounds of negotiation, we were able to settle her student loan debt for $40,000 spread over a 12-year period, making her payments much more manageable. The truth is that many unassuming individuals get themselves into bad situations due to a lack of guidance and education about what they’re truly signing up for. Others do their research and make prudent decisions only to fall prey to unexpected circumstances down the line. I’ve witnessed these situations time and time again, and I’d like to dedicate my practice to helping the victims of such hardships.

Given that I earned my undergraduate degree in criminology, you may wonder how I wound up practicing consumer protection. In reality, I still have a significant interest in criminal defense, but my first job out of college was at a consumer protection firm, and I enjoyed the work more than I ever realized I would. I found that the clients I worked with were often facing the worst situations they had ever had to deal with, and I wanted to be there for them during their trying times.

If you have your freedom, your family, and your finances in order, you have just about everything. These are the things I work to protect for my clients.

No one ever thinks they’re going to be sued by a creditor, harassed by debt collectors, or taken advantage of by deceptive business practices, but these situations occur more than you would think. If one has happened to you, it’s not your fault, and you don’t have to be ashamed. There are people out there who can help you, and I am one of them.

During my five years with Luftman Heck & Associates, I gained extensive experience in a wide variety of consumer protection cases in both state and federal court. Today, I feel confident building my own practice around the same area of law. However, since joining the Wolfe Law Group, LLC, I have begun pursuing the criminal defense cases that have always been close to my heart and expanding into matters of family law, as well. Together, my husband Stephen and I make an effective and well-rounded team.

I always hoped to establish a career that was respectable and helpful to society as a whole, and I believe Stephen and I are doing just that through our firm. We are a true team both in and out of the office. In our spare time, we challenge each other on hikes, cheer on our Buckeyes, and sing along to our favorite musicians at concerts whenever we can. We also have multiple pets who we love dearly. I find that the authentic camaraderie we share not only makes us a strong couple, but an unshakable force in the practice of law. We certainly hope you will feel the same.


  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio

    • Juris Doctorate - 2010

    • Honors: Pro Bono Honors

  • Ohio State University

    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 2007

    • Major: Criminology

    • Minor: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • “Rising Star” in the area of consumer law in 2016 and 2017 by Super Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio Bar Association, Member

  • Ohio Women’s Bar Association, Trustee

  • Columbus Bar Association, Member

  • Women Lawyers of Franklin County, Member

  • American Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Luftman, Heck & Associates, 2011

  • Columbus City Prosecutor's Office, while attending law school

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Aid Society of Columbus’ pro bono Consumer Project