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Michael R. Fortney

Construction and development Attorney at Wadsworth, OH

5.0   1 review

also known as Mike Fortney

  • Licensed for 9 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Construction and development
    Assist construction clients, including subcontractors, suppliers, and general contractors. Assist with all areas of construction projects, from the initial contract and notices of commencement or furnishing, through completion and dispute resolution.

    10 years, 100 cases

  2. Litigation
    Represent construction and other businesses in all manner of litigation and arbitration. Represent clients in appeals and navigating appellate procedure.

    10 years, 150 cases

  3. Business
    Assist businesses with all aspects of business and relations with employees, including drafting employment agreements and other employer protections, litigation, and other general counsel roles for mid-size businesses.

    10 years, 100 cases

  4. Mediation
    Conduct private civil mediation in Northeast Ohio to solve disputes for businesses and individuals in area.

    6 years, 20 cases

Mike specializes in civil litigation, particularly construction and business litigation. He is also an adept mediator with the skills to bring both sides to the bargaining table and resolve disputes.

Martindale-Hubbell has recognized Mike with an AV Preeminent rating signifying that Mike has reached the highest of professional excellence as well as the highest levels of skill and integrity. Mike was also recognized in 2021 as a Rising Star in litigation by Super Lawyers.

Mike graduated from Cleveland State University and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2014. Prior to that he was a 6th grade teacher in Rocky River.

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Fortney Law
300 Weatherstone Dr.
Wadsworth, OH, 44281


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Posted by Eric | November 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Mr. Fortney handled a breach of contract case for me. He grasped the main issues of the case quickly, and was able to reach a settlement in my company's favor without spending too much time on the case.


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AVVO RATING 6.4 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Construction Practice Associate
  • Wickens Herzer Panza
  • 2020 - Present
  • Associate
  • Stark & Knoll Co., Lpa
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Associate
  • Fortney Law Group
  • 2014 - 2018


  • Cleveland State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Ohio v. DiPaolo
  • Not guilty on both counts.
  • Academy Health Services, Inc. v. Rueben Miller
  • Dismissed


  • Akron Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Arbitration
  • Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a very knowledgeable and represents his clients with diligence and the highest professional and ethical standards. I highly recommend him."
Construction and development Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is well known in the community as one of Cleveland's qualified construction attorneys. I've spent much time with Mike in law school and I cannot think of anyone who works harder than he does."
Wadsworth Construction and development Lawyer Michael R. Fortney
Michael R. Fortney
Construction and development Attorney
Wadsworth, OH
Licensed for 9 years