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About me

I am straight-talking professional, who attempts to work with clients, co-counsel, and opposing counsel with professionalism and intergrity. 


In my practice, I endeavor to help consumers fight unfair trade practices, particularly those of oppressive debt collectors.


Practice areas


  1. Debt Collection: 60%
  2. Credit Repair: 15%
  3. Debt Settlement: 15%
  4. Litigation: 5%
  5. Lawsuits & Disputes: 5%



Hourly ($275/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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    Michael Fine is extremely intelligent and creative when handling disputes. He is always willing to listen and answer questions and is a credit to the profession.


    Lori Griffin Contracts and agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

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    Michael Fine enthusiastically tackles the most difficult litigation matters with intellectual acumen. An asset to the profession, he places his clients' goals in the forefront and relentlessly pursues positive outcomes.


    Greer Hopkins Discrimination Attorney
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Contact info

The Law Office of Michael L. Fine

3684 Silsby Road
University Heights, OH, 44118


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified MediatorConflict Management Services2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Michael L. Fine2009 - Present
Managing AttorneyZipkin Whiting Co., LPA2004 - 2009
AttorneyZukerman, Daiker & Lear, Co., LPA2002 - 2004
DirectorThe Essentials Institute for Applied Ethics2000 - 2002
Foreign AssociateGoldfarb, Levy, Eran & Co.1996 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationN/AN/A
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Local Jewish NewsAnnoying Phone Calls2012
Getoutdebt.orgHow to Best Deal with Aggressive Debt Collectors2012
The Plain DealerBuilding a Network of Prefessional Relationships2003
The Essentials Institute for Applied EthicsThe Ethics Essential: A Course on Ethical Decision Making2001
Southwestern University Law ReviewWhere Have All the Children Gone? Due Process and Judicial Criteria for Removing Children from their Parents' Homes in California1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Colorado CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Career Planning and Adult Development Network Annual ConfereneceCareer Spirituality2006
Medical Ethics SeriesConfidentiality2002
Medical Ethics SeriesPraying for Death & Passive Euthanasia2002
Medical Ethics SeriesThe Doctor’s Obligation to Heal & Medical Futility2002
Aish HaTorah Second Annual Continuing Education EventKeeping Client Secrets: When Confidentiality Conflicts with Morality2002
Aish HaTorah Legal & Medical Ethics SeriesConfidentiality2002
Aish HaTorah Legal & Medical Ethics SeriesSiamese Twins2002
Aish HaTorah Legal & Medical Ethics SeriesStem Cell Research2002
Aish HaTorah Legal & Medical Ethics SeriesCloning2002
Aish HaTorah Legal & Medical Ethics SeriesMedical Experimentation: Human Subjects & Use of Obtained Knowledge2002
Aish HaTorah Legal & Medical Ethics SeriesAbortion2002
Aish HaTorah Legal & Medical Ethics SeriesArtificial Insemination/IVF/Surrogate Parenthood2002
Aish HaTorah Legal & Medical Ethics SeriesThe Right to Death with Dignity: Suicide, Euthanasia (Passive and Active), Assisted Suicide, Living Wills, and the Patient who is Brain Dead but Pregnant2002
Aish HaTorah Legal & Medical Ethics SeriesOrgan Transplantation: Issues in Harvesting Organs & Organ Sales2002
Aish HaTorah Legal & Medical Ethics SeriesDefining Death2002