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Languages Spoken: Russian

Practice Areas


  1. Environmental and Natural Resources: 50%
    20 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    20 years
  3. Foreclosure: 10%
    6 years
  4. Oil & Gas: 10%
    5 years
  5. Business: 10%
    10 years



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    I endorse Attorney Fahsbender as a valuable member our profession and of this forum. Attorneys who participate in this forum are providing useful information for those in need and should be commended. Further, the type of information conveyed is in the true spirit of professionalism where information is provided to help those in need which is the underpinning of the legal profession. Often the users of this forum are given second opinions that expand on information or provide contradictory information. Providing information empowers the uninformed to go forward with confronting their legal problems. I recommend and endorse this attorney for all listed areas of practice in his profile.


    Joseph Ostrowski Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Fahsbender Law Office LLC

3611 Prospect Avenue #2
Cleveland, OH, 44115


ORResigned 200109/16/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarN/A2005
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorCleveland State University Marshall College of Law2006 - Present
Founder and AttorneyFahsbender Law Office LLC2005 - Present
Of CounselMcMahon DeGulis LLP2006 - 2010
AssociateBenesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff2003 - 2005
AssociatePerkins Coie2000 - 2003
AssociateMorgan Lewis & Bockius1996 - 2000
Law ClerkSupreme Court of New Jersey1995 - 1996
Naval OfficerU.S. Navy1984 - 1992
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Small Firm and Solo Practitioner SectionSteering Committee2014 - Present
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Environmental Law SectionMember2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Cleveland Bar JournalPalm Trees on Lake Erie? [Overview of legal and environmental impacts of climate change]2006
ABA Energy Committees NewsletterRenewable Energy Provisions in the Energy Bill2005
Oregon Association of Environmental ProfessionalsSuperfund Liability Update: How New Legislation and Administrative Rules Impact Hazardous Waste Cleanup Liability2002
New York University Environmental Law JournalAn Analytical Approach to Defining the Affected Neighborhood in the Environmental Justice Context1996
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
American UniversityRussian StudiesMA - Masters1992
Tulane UniversityChemistryBS - Bachelor of Science1984
Tulane UniversityRussianBS - Bachelor of Science1984
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Advanced Issues in Real Estate LawEnvironmental Issues – Contaminated Property Transactions2010
Sustainability Communications: Telling Your Unique StoryLegal Issues in Sustainability Communications2008
ka Retail SummitStrategic Sustainability for Retail Development: A Lawyer’s View2008
18th Annual ABA Real Property and Estate Planning SymposiumThe Impact of Government Incentives on Urban and Suburban Growth Patterns2007
Cleveland Bar Association Environmental Law SeminarManaging Climate Change Risks and Opportunities2006
ABA Energy Committees National TeleconferenceRenewal Energy Provisions in the Energy Bill2005
Oregon Assoc. of Environmental ProfessionalsSuperfund Liability Update: How New Legislation and Administrative Rules Impact Hazardous Waste Cleanup Liability2002