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Michael Fuller

Consumer protection Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   20 reviews

also known as Underdog Lawyer

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2009
    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. Consumer protection
    I represent the little guy against Wall Street and Corporate America.

  2. Class action
    I represent the little guy against Wall Street and Corporate America.

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    I sue Wall Street and Corporate America in Oregon bankruptcy court.

  4. Debt collection
    I sue dishonest debt collectors.

I’m a partner at OlsenDaines and an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.

In 2019 I was ranked among the top 2.5% of my peers by Super Lawyers ® 

My rate is $525 per hour. About 20% of my cases are pro bono. My consumer law practice focuses on:

• Class Actions

• Bankruptcy Litigation

• Suing Debt Collectors

• Fixing 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 800 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 UCC, FDCPA, 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.


AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2015,2014
Client's Choice
2015 2014

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Our Fred Meyer
Class Action on KGW 8 News
Our $70 Billion Equifax
Class Action on KOIN 6 News
Nationally known, locally respected.


Underdog Law Office
111 SW 5th Ave, Suite 3150
Portland, OR, 97204


5.0 / 5.0
  20 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jeffrey | February 5, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
Contacted Michael about a collection agency that is trying to collect on an old debt. I think it is past the statute of limitations. I'm currently sending him the paperwork for him to review. Thanks Michael!
Posted by Wafa | July 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated to ensuring you are protected and represented competently, efficiently and quickly
I was connected to Mike for a consumer debt case that was over 10 1/2 years old, and the debtor was attempting to collect illegally. Mike stepped in and assisted in resolving the matter without even knowing me -- pro bono. He resolved it within only a couple of weeks and helped protect my assets in the process. I trust Mike, and could tell immediately that he was dedicated to seeking justice for those unable to afford legal protection. He was prompt, responsive and extremely helpful in guiding me through the whole process. I will always be grateful to him for helping me resolve the matter so quickly, competently and efficiently. I highly recommend Mike!
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Posted by Peter | February 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant Lawyer
Michael Fuller represented me in a malicious and frivolous $1.5 million slander lawsuit brought by my ex wife. Michael navigated the entire process aggressively and flawlessly. His communication with the opposing counsel was clear and direct and he stayed several steps ahead the whole time. In the end, she paid me to settle the case.
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Posted by Stacy | March 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michael is the BEST attorney!
Michael Fuller represented me in a case against a merchant. I'm grateful that Michael took my case and recovered my money for me. You wont find many attorneys as dedicated as Michael is. He really cares about helping people. He is the real deal. Thank you Michael for helping me!!!
Posted by Claire | February 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michael Fuller: The Attorney for the Underdog. Thank you for helping us pro bono because you care.
Michael, it was such a great relief when you said yes to taking our case. You promised us the value of our car before the car was totaled and you did it. Mom and I are so grateful. God is so good. He gave us you to be our own personal David and you slew Goliath!! God Bless you Michael Fuller Sincerely, Sister Claire and Mother Jewell
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Posted by Michael | December 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Fuller does amazing Pro Bono work
Mr. Fuller has helped me tremendously during my darkest hour of need. after running out of funds for my lawyers, I had the pleasure of being introduced to Michael Fuller who generously agreed to take on my case completely free of charge PRO BONO. I was deeply shocked and impressed at how much time and dedication he was willing to give towards my case. Michael is extremely passionate and dedicated towards his work, this man has a brilliant strategic mind. he does amazing PRO BONO work and truly enjoys giving back to the community and helping the underrepresented in need. if you are ever fortunate enough to have Michael Fuller fighting in your corner, just know that you are in good hands. I am eternally grateful for the amazing Pro Bono work this man has done for me. Mr. Fuller, thank you I very much appreciate it. - Michael
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Posted by J L | January 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wow. He took on the Portland Water Bureau and collections for me and won!
@UnderdogLawBlog Michael and his team are amazing. His colleague Matthew Sutton knew exactly what information they needed me to collect and then they brought out the Louisville Slugger and got in beast mode They got a 10 year old unscrupulous $2300 collection from The City of Portland Water Bureau handled and brought a collection agency to the bargaining table. A Wizard Team off Law. Professionals Thanks so much for your help! You took a beat up guy and restored my dignity.
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Posted by Barbara | February 19, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Breath of fresh air, no nonsense
Mike was quick to respond and provide the help we needed. He was respectful in response to our questions, very concise on what we needed for documentation for our potential case. He explained in layman's terms regarding our mortgage company issues, credit bureau issues and post bankruptcy issues.
Posted by Chris | July 18, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick question with a thorough answer
I received a phone call from a bill collector threatening to sue me. I googled to see who was reputable in Portland which is where I live and found Mike Fuller. Mike explained the typical legalities with my situation and told me to call him back if I needed anything in the future. Loved my brief interaction
Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2015
Michael was very helpful and made this process easy and helped with all kinds of questions I had no matter how silly they were. He gave me good advice.
Posted by Paul | May 28, 2015
Good Guy
Michael helped me resolve an issue with a collection agency that was trying to sue me. He was very easy to reach and generously took the time to answer all my questions. He came across as a genuine advocate for people facing difficult financial circumstances, not just another person trying to take advantage of them. I am grateful for his help and would certainly contact him again if I had a need.
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2015
He brought me peace of mind
Mike Fuller obtained $18,000 from a mortgage company that was wrongfully attempting to foreclose on my house. He was quick to respond to my e-mails and thorough in his explanations. He worked to settle the case quickly which was very important to me.
Posted by David | March 4, 2015
Klemp case Fuller was attorney for
Mr. Fuller did an outstanding job on a credit case of mine. He provided excellent communication, legal advice, direction and support on an over two year case that wound it's way through the legal system. Mr. Fuller was outstanding in his understanding of the law and the ability to interact with the courts to reach a settlement. Mr. Fuller utilized appropriate resources where needed but showed fiscal restraint as well. I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Fuller as an attorney to anyone who has a credit issue.
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Posted by Annalee | January 12, 2015
Truly devoted to the overall success of the case
After a long and tiresome telephonic harassment ordeal that lead to my civil case I was very fearful and apprehensive to push any topics. Micheal was caring of my personal feelings and experiences, mental welfare and always willing to go above and beyond to ensure I was fully understanding of the steps being taken and what would be gained by them. He personally called me with new information and was willing to listen to all my fears and worries regarding the case. After a year of hard work and persistent he was able to bring an end to this horrible chapter in my life with not only a protection clause for me but a settlement of $80,000. I would trust Mr. Fuller for any future cases I may have as well as referring my friends and family to him for their needs.
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Posted by Trish | January 2, 2015
Putting Clients first!
Having lived for ahem, 50 years I have used the services of a few attorneys. My experience with Michael was a delightfully different provider/client relationship. The retainer wasn't the first topic of conversation. Mine was a complicated case and he took the time to discuss my needs and gave me a realistic assessment of what I could expect, and then he over delivered! Michael will not back down even when dealing with huge corporate packs of attorneys. He is the guy you want in your corner.
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Posted by JON | December 29, 2014
Simply put if you want the best Attorney for a Bankruptcy I would recommend Michael Fuller. He is very knowledgeable, and most importantly VERY responsive. There are few, if any, Attorneys in todays world that will respond to a question or comment in minutes; not hours; not days; not weeks; that you may have to wait to hear from other Attorneys. One more important fact, our Bankruptcy took place several years ago and Michael Fuller is still on top of anything that needs to be done.
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Posted by Tim | December 14, 2014
Michael Fuller, A true advocate for the little guy
Michael Fuller took our case after we filed bankruptcy, our mortgage company began calling our phone threatening foreclosure even though I was trying to work with them on getting caught up.. The calls began to be more frequent, more threatening, questioning my moral and family values and basically making me feel like scum... I didn't know my rights and felt like all I could do is let them take my home.. Michael explained that the mortgage company was violating our rights by using illegal collection calls to intimidate us. Michaels knowledge, professionalism, and true compassion for the common person gave us the courage to sue our mortgage company and helped to secure a six figure settlement out of court that included total satisfaction of our mortgage...Don't be bullied by creditors, learn what your rights are and if you have to hire an attorney to stop illegal collection actions, Michael Fuller is the best. A true advocate for the little guy against corporate America I cant thank him enough.
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Posted by Natache | April 24, 2014
Bankruptcy Litigation
I filed a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy some time ago, pro se (which I would NOT recommend anyone do). I received my discharge and was on my way to recovery, at least that is what I thought. A couple of months ago I was served with a summons, a lawsuit had been filed against me by the Trustee of the estate. I had a sense of hopelessness. Then I called Michael Fuller and explained my situation. Michael agreed to represent me, pro bono! ~~ Buckminster Fuller (last name is a coincidence) wrote, "We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims." Michael became my 'architect', a skillful legal mind with a clear understanding of complex bankruptcy litigation, and I did not become a 'victim', WE WON! Thank you Michael!
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Posted by Scott | February 21, 2014
A Positive Experience
This lawyer took my case pro bono and sued Verizon for me. Verizon quickly apologized, reversed its charges, and paid me $5k for my suffering. Micheal Fuller did a good job. I have a mental disability and he was patient and treated me like a equal.
Posted by Julie | February 20, 2014
Grateful to have found a GREAT lawyer
Michael patiently answered my every phone call and email and when he said “it’s been taken care of” or “don’t worry” he was Right On!!! He eased my worried mind and stayed with me through the entire bankruptcy process. I’m grateful that I was fortunate enough to have found an experienced, thorough, competent attorney to handle my case.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 525-525 per hour


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Underdog Lawyer ®
  • Olsen Daines PC
  • 2007 - Present


  • Willamette University College of Law
  • Law Degree
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sallie Mae v Rush
  • Win
  • In re Contempt Matter
  • Win
  • Culpepper v Wells Fargo
  • Win
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  • Natl. Assn. of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Consumer Section, Secretary
  • 2012 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Pro Bono Committee Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Local Bankruptcy Rules Committee Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Guardian
  • 2008 - Present
  • ABA Bankruptcy Committee
  • National Co-Chairman, YLD
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Oregon State Bar Books
  • Consumer Leasing Act
  • 2013
  • Oregon State Bar Newsletter
  • Consumer Enforcement of the Discharge Order
  • 2012
  • Ethical Debt Collection for Independent Healthcare Professionals
  • 2011
  • Oregon State Bar Newsletter
  • Just the Facts about Consumer Dragnet Clauses
  • 2011
  • Oregon FEMA Manual
  • Personal Bankruptcy
  • 2010
  • Oregon State Bar Newsletter
  • Reaffirmation Agreements in Oregon
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Debtor Creditor Section
  • Bankruptcy Violations and the FDCPA in the Ninth Circuit
  • 2014
  • You and the Law
  • Consumer Contracts
  • 2013
  • Consumer Section
  • Enforcing Consumer Bankruptcy Protections CLE
  • 2013
  • You and the Law
  • Consumer Protection
  • 2012
  • Webinar for
  • Small Business Basics: LLCs versus Corps
  • 2011
  • Oregon Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Trial Tactics in Consumer Litigation CLE
  • 2011
  • Century High School
  • Oregon Consumer Protection Laws
  • 2011
  • ABA Annual Meeting
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Bootcamp CLE
  • 2011
  • ABA Mid Year Conference
  • Pro Bono Bankruptcy For Seniors and the Disabled
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (21)
Endorse Michael
Debt collection Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Debt collection Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike is a great attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Banking Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is well regarded as a top lawyer in our field. I consult with on many legal issues, and respect his sound judgment and critical thinking skills. Michael zealously represents his clients and stands up for everyday Oregonians that have had their lives trampled by the careless and illegal conduct of big banks and shady debt collectors."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have personally observed Mr. Fuller’s strong work ethic and unwavering advocacy on behalf of his clients. Mr. Walgenkim’s background provides him with the experience and skills necessary to address his clients' needs. A strong indicator of an attorney’s ability is whether his/her professional colleagues would entrust their personal affairs in the attorney’s hands. Not every attorney is capable of earning such respect and trust. I would trust Mr. Fuller to handle my case, and that is why I eagerly endorse this attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Other
"Insightful & aggressive. I endorse this lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have talked to Mike several times on various cases. He is knowledgable and will fight for the little guy."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Fuller is a very knowledgeable attorney who does a great job for bankruptcy clients."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Mike earlier this year through a professional organization. He is smart and very aggressive in pursuing his clients' cases. I would not hesitate to refer consumer litigation clients to him. I recommend this lawyer."
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