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Providing Trusted Family Law and Criminal Law Services For Over 20 Years

Areas of Practice

Areas of Practice

Westside Cleveland Attorney Believes that Each Case Presents a Unique Situation, that Every Client Faces a Difficult Set of Circumstances, and that both the Case and the Client Deserve Unwavering Advocacy.

My Westlake office offers both exceptional legal services as well as the individual attention often lacking with the bigger law firms

Since 2003, Attorney Michael C. Asseff has dedicated himself to counseling and advocating on behalf of clients in the areas of personal injury, family law, criminal/OVI/DUI defense, legal malpractice, business disputes, and debt collection throughout the Greater Cleveland area. As a general civil practitioner representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants, Mr. Asseff has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for clients in a variety of cases, including auto accidents, slip and falls, legal malpractice, construction disputes, mechanics liens, collections, and business contracts.   He has helped clients win custody battles, enforce prenuptial agreements, and secure adequate child and spousal support awards.  He has secured the reduction or dismissal of hundreds of criminal charges, from OVI/DUI to domestic violence to petty theft to driving under suspension to a simple traffic ticket.

Serving all of Greater Cleveland, Ohio with trusted solutions for personal injuries, family law issues, criminal matters, employment discrimination, legal malpractice, business disputes and debt/judgment collection.

For over 15 years, Clevelanders and those in nearby suburbs in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Lake and Medina counties, have depended on my office for help and guidance, whether negotiating with insurance companies following an injury, securing a fair and equitable result in a divorce or custody proceeding, protecting your civil and constitutional rights when charged with a criminal offense, discrimination, dealing with attorney malpractice, settling a construction or business dispute, or collecting (or avoiding collection) of a debt, I will not stop working for you unless and until you have been fully compensated.

I have represented and continue to represent clients in the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio; the Cuyahoga, Medina, Lorain and Lake County Common Pleas, Domestic Relations and Juvenile Courts; and all municipal courts in the area, as well as Mayor’s Courts throughout the region.  Click HERE for a list of all municipal courts in the Greater Cleveland Area

A General Litigation Firm with Specialized Experience 

My practice consists of general civil and criminal litigation–both Plaintiff and Defendant–with a concentration in the following areas:

Family law:  Focusing on the needs and goals of the client, my office handles all aspects of family law, including dissolution, legal separation, juvenile custody, juvenile child support, same-sex marriage, prenuptial agreements, domestic violence civil protection and anti-stalking orders, and of course full-scale divorces.   And because circumstances almost inevitably change, my office also handles all post-judgment matters, including custody or support modification as well as contempt proceedings for violation of the court’s orders.  Call me today for a free consultation.

OVI/DUI:  Few people fully appreciate just how disruptive even one OVI can be to your life.  And the cases are often very defendable.  I have secured the reduction or dismissal of DUI/OVI charges for clients throughout Northeast Ohio.  Call me today so that we can discuss your best defense strategy.

Felonies and Misdemeanors: My office handles all misdemeanors and low to mid-level felony charges, as well as expungements (also called sealing of records).  Having a skilled attorney to represent you helps level the playing field between you and the prosecutor, so it is important to hire one who will give your case his full attention.

Personal Injury:  Let’s face it, an injury affects virtually every aspect of your life, be it your health, your job, your family, your leisure activities, and your future. If you have suffered an injury because of somebody else’s negligence, whether it be in an auto accident, slip and fall, or a dangerous product, you need an experienced personal injury attorney by your side. I will give you a clear picture of the financial recovery that may be available to you, and carefully go through the options of an insurance settlement versus going to trial.

Workplace/Employment Discrimination:  If you are the victim of workplace harassment, employment discrimination or unfair treatment, then call me.  Nobody can maintain productivity in an uncomfortable or toxic work environment, and I will assist you in labor and employment law cases involving defamation, unpaid overtime, unpaid wages, whistleblower retaliation, discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment and more.

Legal Malpractice:  Even the best attorneys make mistakes, and sometimes those mistakes cause massive damage.  Although an unpopular practice area, I will strive to assure that you recover all that was lost as a result of another attorney’s mistake or oversight.

Construction and Business Disputes: Sometimes, even the best-laid plans go awry, and misunderstanding or miscommunication can damage or outright ruin even the closest of business relationships.  Whether it be the construction of your home, a breach of contract, a partner dispute, or the winding up of a business firm, I am there to help you get the full benefit of your bargain.

Debt Collection:  It is often said that a debt–be it a loan, a contract or a judgment–is worth only the ability to collect it.  I handle all debt-collection and judgment execution matters so that the debt, contract or judgment is indeed worth more than the paper on which it is printed.  I will also defend against unscrupulous, invasive, and deceptive debt collection practices by the banks and credit card companies.  For those who do not desire to or cannot file for bankruptcy protection, I will help navigate you through the debt-collection process, many times negotiating a payment plan for the client or entirely resolving the indebtedness for pennies on the dollar.

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