Foster Law Offices, LLC | Bankruptcy & Loss Mitigation Support Staff


Foster Law Offices is more than just a law firm. We are a team of people who genuinely care about you and your financial struggle. We want to see you get the fresh start you deserve and we will work hard for you throughout the entire bankruptcy process. Every day our staff comes to work with one goal in mind – to see our clients leave our firm in a better financial position then when they first found us.

We invite you to meet the members of our Foster Law Offices bankruptcy team:

Katie Schwartz, Foster Law Offices

Katie Schwartz, Foster Law Offices, LLC

Kathryn Schwartz, Director of Marketing & Operations

Kathryn is the Director of Marketing & Operations at Foster Law Offices.  In 2016, she also assumed the role of Loss Mitigation manager. A self-described multi-tasker who is passionate about identifying clear and consistent processes, and promoting the benefits of bankruptcy through education and effective communication, Kathryn has worked with the Foster Law team since the first day of operations.

A graduate of Liberty University, Kathryn graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Business Administration. She brings over a decade of experience in small business operations and marketing management to our firm.  Certified in Content Marketing, Digital Analytics and a Microsoft Office, Kathryn oversees all marketing efforts of the firm while successfully navigating current clients through the bankruptcy process and promoting the benefits of bankruptcy, to potential clients, through a variety of marketing mediums.

Kathryn resides in Ohio with her husband and three boys. In her free time she enjoys shopping, crafting with her Cricut, watching her boys wrestle, play baseball and soccer.

Clarissa Hunter, Bankruptcy Paralegal

      Clarissa Bayhurst, Head Paralegal

Clarissa Bayhurst, Head Paralegal

Clarissa is the Head Paralegal at Foster Law Offices. She has successfully prepared and filed hundreds of Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions. With over four years of experience as a bankruptcy paralegal, Clarissa is passionate about assisting clients’ with their goal of achieving a fresh financial start.

When you file bankruptcy with Foster Law Offices, there is a fifty percent chance that Clarissa will be overseeing the preparation of your case and working with you to ensure that your case runs smoothly to completion.

A graduate of Westminster College, Clarissa majored in Broadcast Communications with a minor in Public Relations.

Like Attorney Foster & the majority of our bankruptcy team, Clarissa is an avid Steelers and Penguins Fan. (….Don’t worry – if you are a Browns fan, that is ok too – Attorney Cook, also cheers for Cleveland.)

In her free time, Clarissa enjoys reading, shopping and spending time with her fur baby, a Siberian Husky named Keno.

If you are interested in learning more about how bankruptcy can help you get a fresh financial start, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our licensed bankruptcy attorneys.

Kaitlyn Vale, Bankruptcy Intern

Kaitlyn is an intern at Foster Law Offices. She joined the team at Foster Law back in May of 2017. She is about to start her junior year at Clarion University and is going for her Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies. She has recently attempted to balance her duties as a college student and as a bankruptcy intern by going to classes throughout the week and putting in hours at the law office as often as she can.

Although Kaitlyn is still learning all of the important concepts of bankruptcy, she works hard to assist clients in finding the answers to any questions and concerns that they have regarding their cases. Under the guidance of the staff at Foster Law, she is gaining experience in bankruptcy law and the legal field as a whole. She strives to assist clients in every way possible.

In her free time, Kaitlyn loves relaxing with a good book, listening to her favorite music, or going out with her friends. In the summer, she loves to go camping with her family. She also loves to travel and explore new places. She hopes that by working at this internship, she can gain valuable experience for her future career in the legal field.