Michael Spillane

Cincinnati, Ohio –  Partner

Phone: (513) 771-2444
Fax: (513) 771-2447
Email: Email Michael 

Areas of Practice:

  • Commercial and Residential Landlord/Tenant Law
  • Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act Litigation
  • 3rd Party Debt Collection Defense
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Litigation
  • Divorce/Dissolutions
  • Paternity/Custody/Support actions
  • General Civil Litigation

Articles

Determining Your Child’s Home State
Press Release Concerning StoneBridge Class Action
How to Protect Yourself after the Equifax Breach

Landlord/Tenant Law

More than most other areas of law, Landlord/Tenant law is inundated with urban legends and myths. It is important that you have an experienced attorney that can guide you through the process in order to protect your rights. Mike represents both Landlords and Tenants in a variety of services including evictions, lease disputes, and reviews of both residential and commercial leases. If you are in a position that you believe your rights are being violated under a lease, it is important that you speak with an attorney first before taking any action. One wrong step could end up costing you your case.

Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act Litigation

Do you believe a contractor or a business has taken advantage of you? You have options under Ohio Law. It is illegal for a business to use false or deceptive trade practices in selling a service to a consumer. This can range from false advertising to failing to complete work on your home in a workman like manner. Further, the statute provides for your damages to be tripled, a fine up to $5000.00 and payment of your attorney fees. If you have been taken advantage of, please contact Mike today for a free consultation about your rights under the Consumer Sales Practice Act.

3rd Party Debt Collection Defense

Individuals that are facing a law suit for failure to pay a credit card believe they have no option but to consent to judgment. This is simply not true. Most of these companies have no relation to your original credit card company other than buying a spreadsheet with your name and address on it for pennies on the dollar of what you owe. Their business model depends on filing thousands of lawsuits and seeing what sticks. Often their records are inaccurate and they lack the ability to obtain any of the paperwork required to prove their claim against you. Instead these companies try to intimidate you into consenting to judgment or use your lack of expertise with the court system to win on technicalities. Michael has years of experience in challenging claims by these 3rd party debt collectors. If you are being sued by a debt collector, please contact my office to set up a consultation right away, there are time frames that must be met in order to protect yourself.

Divorce/Dissolution

The end of a relationship is a trying time in anyone’s life, and it is only further complicated by the cloud of uncertainty that exists around how you will share time with the children, what will happen to your property, and how are the marital bills going to be paid. It is crucial that you have an advocate on your side that can explain the process and ensure that you are protected in working out all of these issues.  Michael works closely with each client to resolve their case, if possible, in a cordial and collaborative manner with their spouse, but also possesses the experience to try the case if a settlement is not possible.

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio, 2014
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2015
  • Missouri, 2011

Professional Presentations:

  • 2012 Missouri Bar Family Law Conference: Allegations of Domestic Violence in Dissolutions
  • Coffee and Core Concepts: Dealing with Rent & Possession

Education:

  • Xavier University: B.S. 2007
  • University of Missouri, School of Law: J.D. 2011

Associations:

  • Member of the Ohio Bar
  • Member of the Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Member of the Missouri Bar