Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA (WWR) was founded in 1930 as Gardner & Spilka, a practice that focused on assisting local banks and retailers recover debt. In the mid 50's, when Maurice Weltman became a partner, the name changed to Gardner, Spilka and Weltman. With the addition of Maurice’s son, Robert ("Bob"), the Firm continued to grow as a creditors' rights-centered practice. In 1979, the Firm became Weltman, Weinberg and Associates Co., L.P.A., in recognition of the significant contributions made by Alan Weinberg. Alan had built up and led the legal side of the Firm, while "Bob" had done the same on the collections side, and their partnership resulted in the successful integration of law firm and collection operations – a unique business model still in effect to this day. The Firm adopted its current moniker of Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A. in 1994 due to Allen Reis' success in establishing and growing the Firm’s presence in Central Ohio. Today, the Firm is run by its third Weltman managing partner: Maurice's grandson, Scott.