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Michael Carl Asseff

Divorce and separation Attorney at Cleveland, OH

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found

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About Michael

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Michael C. Asseff, Principal

With more than 15 years of experience and 10 years as head of a law firm, Michael C. Asseff is seasoned and ready to handle a broad range of family law and criminal law concerns. From a background that emphasizes client service, Michael Asseff is handles family and criminal matters with compassion.

High-quality representation in family and criminal law
As a former Cuyahoga County staff attorney, Michael Asseff knows how to work with Ohio courts and their staff. From his Cleveland law firm, he focuses on representing clients in family law matters and defending them from criminal charges. In family law, he handles divorce, mediation, child custody, property settlement, and support agreements. In the criminal field, Mr. Asseff handles OVI/DUI, drug, and other misdemeanors and low-level felonies.

Work with a Cleveland attorney to handle your family and criminal law matters
You don’t have to go downtown to find high-quality representation. The law firm of Michael C. Asseff Attorney at Law can help you with every aspect of these matters. To schedule your free consultation, please call or contact the firm online.


Law Offices of Michael C. Asseff
1991 Crocker Road
Suite 600
Cleveland, OH, 44145

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Posted by MG | July 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Good!
Michael is a no BS, straightforward, experienced attorney and was able to take on an unusual case and educate me on the laws and possible outcomes as well as give me some reassurances when I needed them. He answered a barrage of questions and I feel had my best interests in mind always. I’m not sure of everything that went on behind closed chamber doors, but I feel confident he advocated strongly for me and felt extremely fortunate and relieved with a “good news” outcome when I was expecting the worst. Recommend!
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Posted by Dori | July 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
An attorney to rely on 100%
Attorney Asseff represented me at court for a double traffic violation. It was my first court appearance and I was very nervous. As soon as he arrived I knew I was going to be in good hands. Not only has he explained everything to me earlier in terms I could actually understand, but he made me feel I could hope for a more positive resolution of my situation. The outcome of my court appearance turned out to be more satisfactory than I dared to hope for. I could not recommend a better attorney than Mr. Asseff. He is someone one will be definitely able to trust in a vulnerable time of need.
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Posted by Young | July 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Michael is very professional and knowledgeable when it comes to criminal law. He helped me tremendously in my defense. He was very accessible. He always answers his phone and return messages. He has the compassion to truly help me. I think Attorney Asseff is a great lawyer.
Posted by George | January 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney and Friend
Mr Asseff is an Amazing Attorney, And a heart of gold. I recently in the last year got a DUI, And Mike represented me with amazing results. He was very detailed oriented , extremely patient with all my crazy questions and my worries. He took the time to explain to me everything I needed to know and more. And in the end I also gained a great friend. Thanks again Mike -George
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Posted by Miki and Rick | December 15, 2015
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We hired Michael to fight for us with unscrupulous contractors who had mishandled tens of thousands of dollars of money we had given them for work scheduled to be done on a property. He successfully recovered $40,000 for us, and we have been grateful to him ever since!
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Service with Excellent Results
I recently hired Michael Asseff to assist in a civil matter. He made this process seamless, and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is involved in a complicated legal matter.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 225-300 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Michael C. Asseff, Attorney at Law
  • 2003 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Legal Researcher
  • Cleveland Law Library
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Law Clerk
  • Reminger & Reminger Co Lpa
  • 1996 - 1997
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  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Ohio State University
  • B.A. Economics
  • 1994
  • Ohio State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994


  • Cleveland State Law Review
  • Editor
  • 1995 - 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Epsilon of Ohio
  • 1994


Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Litigation Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Michael and I were opposing counsel on a matter. Michael was a strong advocate for his client, yet maintained a reasonable and practical approach to the situation. Based on the same, I endorse Michael."
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Cleveland Divorce and separation Lawyer Michael Carl Asseff
Michael Carl Asseff
Divorce and separation Attorney
Cleveland, OH
Licensed for 26 years
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