I’m a partner at Olsen Daines and a consumer law professor at Lewis & Clark Law School.
In 2016, 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 rate is $365 per hour. About 20% of my cases are pro bono. My boutique banking law practice focuses on:
• Bankruptcy Enforcement
• 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 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.
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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 and separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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
|Underdog Lawyer ®||Olsen Daines PC||2007 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|Sallie Mae v Rush||Win|
|In re Contempt Matter||Win|
|Culpepper v Wells Fargo||Win|
|See all legal cases|
|Oregon State Bar Books||Consumer Leasing Act||2013|
|Oregon State Bar Newsletter||Consumer Enforcement of the Discharge Order||2012|
|Oregon State Bar Newsletter||Just the Facts about Consumer Dragnet Clauses||2011|
|wellx.com||Ethical Debt Collection for Independent Healthcare Professionals||2011|
|Oregon FEMA Manual||Personal Bankruptcy||2010|
|Oregon State Bar Newsletter||Reaffirmation Agreements in Oregon||2010|
|Willamette University College of Law||N/A||Law Degree||N/A|
|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|
|National Business Institute||Bankruptcy Litigation 101 CLE||2012|
|Webinar for wellx.com||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|