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Whether you're facing a specific legal issue or have questions that only an attorney can properly answer, Michael Drain, Attorney at Law is here to help. Michael Drain, Attorney at Law works hard to support clients no matter the situation at hand.


When you work with Michael Drain, Attorney at Law, you'll get the benefit of:

  • Extensive legal knowledge, over 25 years experience

  • Convenient office hours

  • Reasonable attorney fees

Attempting to tackle a legal matter on your own can end up negatively impacting the outcome of your situation.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 33%
    43 years, 350 cases
  2. Divorce & Separation: 33%
    38 years, 300 cases
  3. General Practice: 20%
    43 years, 500 cases
  4. Criminal Defense: 14%
    28 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($250/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Michael Drain, Attorney at Law

147 Bell Street
Suite 202
Chagrin Falls, OH, 44022



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension Stayed
    issued in OH, 2008


    Suspension stayed means the attorney has been suspended, but that the suspension is placed on hold (and ultimately removed) if the attorney complies with certain requirements.

    John’s comment: “I received a six-month stayed suspension for the period 12/3/08 through 5/3/09 in the case of Cuyahoga Bar Assn v. Drain. The disciplinary violation was neglect of a client matter for failing to file a dental malpractice within the statute of limitations.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerMichael Drain, Attorney at Law1974 - Present
Council PresidentVillage of Orange Village, Ohio1978 - 1986
Asst Law DirectorCity of Solon, Ohio1974 - 1987
Lieutenant ColonelUS Army JAG Corps1970 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Shaker Towers Condominium AssociationTreasurer2003 - Present
Community Assessment and Treatment ServicesBoard Member2003 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Ohio Lawyers Assistance ProgramMember1989 - Present
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember1970 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Canty v. Coast GuardJudgment for Plaintiff
Higgins v. Stumpf dbaSettled for $289,000
Garrett v. ClevelandTrial court judgment reversed and remanded
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Publication nameTitleDate
Case Western Reserve Law Review"Truth in Lending: The Impossible Dream"1970
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1970
College of the Holy CrossEnglishA.B.1967
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ohio State Bar Association District 14 MeetingSubstance Abuse in the Legal Profession2009