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I'm a top-rated banking law attorney and partner at Olsen Daines. I chair the firm's Commercial Litigation Group in Portland, Oregon.

In 2015, I was ranked among the top 2.5% of my peers by Super Lawyers ® magazine.

My AV-rating is Preeminent ® and my Avvo rating is a perfect 10.0 Superb.

My boutique banking law practice focuses on:

• Bankruptcy Enforcement
• Collections
• Mortgages
• Credit Reports

I call my website the Underdog Lawyer ® because I enjoy representing the little guy against Wall Street and Corporate America.

As special counsel for debtors, trustees, and creditors, I've represented over 400 clients in bankruptcy matters ranging from complex litigation to debt relief.

I lecture across the country and abroad on bankruptcy enforcement under the automatic stay and discharge injunction.

I've litigated over one-hundred debtor-creditor cases, including novel issues arising under the UCCFDCPA, and OCC regulations.

I prosecute mortgage companies in federal court for fraud, elder abuse, and unfair practices on behalf of homeowners.

I litigate false credit report issues in federal courts. I refer novel or complex matters to FCRA attorney specialists.


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Practice areas


  1. Banking: 70%
  2. Bankruptcy & Debt: 10%
  3. Credit Card Fraud: 10%
  4. Foreclosure: 10%



Hourly ($325/hour)

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  • James Andrew King

    I have known Michael well since law school. He is one of the best lawyers in his field, and his desire to help ordinary Oregonians is admirable. I regularly refer Michael cases that no one else will consider. Michael will fight for what is right!


    James King Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Austin Lawrence Houvener

    I've worked with Michael Fuller over the past three years, both as a law clerk at OlsenDaines, P.C. and as co-counsel. Michael is an excellent mentor and is a giant in the field of consumer banking law and bankruptcy enforcement. I constantly contact Michael for sound advice on consumer law matters, and consider him a trusted friend and colleague.


    Austin Houvener Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Olsen Daines, PC

111 SW 5th Ave, 31st Fl.
Portland, OR, 97204


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Underdog Lawyer ®Olsen Daines PC2007 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Natl. Assn. of Consumer AdvocatesMember2013 - Present
Oregon State BarConsumer Section, Secretary2012 - Present
Multnomah Bar AssociationPro Bono Committee Member2010 - Present
ABA Bankruptcy CommitteeNational Co-Chairman, YLD2010 - 2011
Oregon State BarLocal Bankruptcy Rules Committee Member2010 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationGuardian2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sallie Mae v RushWin
In re Contempt MatterWin
Culpepper v Wells FargoWin
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Publication nameTitleDate
Oregon State Bar BooksConsumer Leasing Act2013
Oregon State Bar NewsletterConsumer Enforcement of the Discharge Order2012
Oregon State Bar NewsletterJust the Facts about Consumer Dragnet Clauses2011
wellx.comEthical Debt Collection for Independent Healthcare Professionals2011
Oregon FEMA ManualPersonal Bankruptcy2010
Oregon State Bar NewsletterReaffirmation Agreements in Oregon2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Debtor Creditor SectionBankruptcy Violations and the FDCPA in the Ninth Circuit2014
You and the LawConsumer Contracts2013
Consumer SectionEnforcing Consumer Bankruptcy Protections CLE2013
You and the LawConsumer Protection2012
National Business InstituteBankruptcy Litigation 101 CLE2012
Webinar for wellx.comSmall Business Basics: LLCs versus Corps2011
Oregon Bankruptcy AttorneysTrial Tactics in Consumer Litigation CLE2011
Century High SchoolOregon Consumer Protection Laws2011
ABA Annual MeetingConsumer Bankruptcy Bootcamp CLE2011
ABA Mid Year ConferencePro Bono Bankruptcy For Seniors and the Disabled2010