Fanger & Associates LLC

Fanger & Associates LLC

Let's face it, not everyone wants to call a lawyer, but when you need us, Fanger & Associates is here to help you through the difficult and often stressful issues that are a very real part of our lives.

Firm Overview

Often facing legal issues is a difficult, stressful time. It does not matter what the legal issue is - Divorce, Starting a Business, Injury from a Car Accident, Foreclosure or any of a variety of other legal problems. To you, the legal problem you are facing is the most important legal issue Period.

Whether it's helping you get the most from an insurance company due to an auto accident, making sure you get your fair share and protecting your rights and your children in a divorce, guiding you in setting up a new business or non-profit, fighting for your rights in a wrongful termination or discrimination case, defending you from a lawsuit, guiding you with your estate planning, Fanger & Associates is committed to advocating your interests in the best overall manner.

Our firm works to solve your particular problems efficiently and cost effectively. By getting to know you and your particular needs, a good attorney should be able to help you plan for the unexpected as well as deal with the problems that occur in life.

Are you looking for a law firm or would you like to discuss a legal issue with one of our attorneys? Our initial consultation does not cost you anything, and there is no obligation.
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Main Office
Fanger & Associates
36 Alpha Park
Highland Heights  OH  44143
Phone
  • (440) 605-9641
Fax
Websites

Other Offices

Cleveland Office - (216) 382-0025
600 Superior Ave. E. Suite 1300
Cleveland,  OH  44114
Auto Accident
Gerry Davidson has handled Personal Injury and Accident law cases for over 43 years and heads our firms practice team. Call or Email Gerry Today. There is no charge for our initial consultation and there is no obligation.
What You Need To Know If You Or A Loved One Is In An Accident
By Gerry Davidson, Esq.

Have you ever suffered an injury from a traumatic incident, such as a car accident, dog bite, bicycle accident, injured as a pedestrian, slip-and-fall, etc.?

It is important that the proper reporting agency be immediately notified, including making a police accident report, store incident report, contacting the responsible parties' liability insurance carrier, or your own insurance carrier should the other party not have such insurance.

Photographs should be taken of your injuries immediately, of property damage and of the location of where such incident occurred.

You will need to receive immediate medical attention and, if the injuries warrant, follow-up care from a therapist, specialist, or your regular physician.

Your vehicle, bicycle, or other property damage will need to be repaired as quickly as possible. If you are without a vehicle, will you be able to get to work? Is there rental insurance coverage available to you? What about any missed time from work? Must you use your sick time and/or vacation time to still receive a paycheck? Will you be able to recover those vacation and sick time hours? How do you then proceed to recover for your actual monetary loss and for your pain and suffering?

We, at Fanger & Associates LLC can answer your questions and assist you with every aspect of your claim. Our attorneys have more than seventy (70) years combined experience in handling these personal injury claims and obtaining the best end results for our clients.

We collect no money from you. Our fees are based upon a contingency - that is, if you recover, we take a percentage of your proceeds; if you do not recover, we collect nothing. There is no risk to you. We only ask that you follow our sound, legal advice to maximize your recovery potential. It is our goal to settle these claims without the necessity of having to file a lawsuit, as that takes time (yours and ours) and money.

A couple of the most common questions asked of us are (1) how much am I going to get?; and (2) when can I get my money?

Let me first state that you should never think about settling your claim until you have reached "maximum medical improvement". In other words, the doctors have done all they can for you and whatever the residuals are from your injuries they will not change. This may be two months, six months, or two years. Each case is different and the treating physician will be rendering his or her opinion as to your prognosis (what you can expect in the future from the injuries you sustained).

As to how much you will receive, several factors go into play, namely:

Is there a question of liability?
How severe are your injuries?
How often and for how long did you treat with the doctor?
What type of doctor treated you?
What was your health condition before the accident?
How much time did you miss from work?
How much property damage did you incur?
That is where our experience really comes into play so that we can advise as to whether or not any proposed settlement offer is fair to you and we can then suggest what direction to go either settle or file suit. Whichever means is selected, we will be there with you, giving our best and always keeping in mind what is in your best interest.

Are you looking for a law firm or would you like to discuss a legal issue with one of our attorneys? Our initial consultation does not cost you anything, and there is no obligation. If you have questions regarding how to best protect your interests, contact us today
Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy Is Always A Difficult Decision. Robert Dintaman in our office can walk you through the process and help you determine if its the right choice for you. There is no cost for your initial consultation with Robert.
Bankruptcy Is It Right For You?
By Robert Dintaman, Esq.

Are your bills piling up? Are debt collectors relentlessly calling you casing added stress in your life? Bankruptcy protection could be solution to relief of the added stress of debt collectors and mounting, particularly around this time of year. Bankruptcy is a federal court process that can help consumers eliminate overwhelming debts or establish a plan to repay them. Depending on your income and circumstances and assets bankruptcy laws may give you a way to erase many financial obligations and start afresh move forward with your life.

Can bankruptcy help me? Bankruptcy is a personal decision and you should assess your own personal financial history to determine if it is the right decision for you, and seeking advise regarding the application of the bankruptcy code to your situation is an important factor in your decision making about filing bankruptcy. Most people file bankruptcy because of crushing debt, often caused by financial hardship such as unemployment, lack of adequate insurance, catastrophic medical expenses, marital problems, overextended credit or, more rarely, out-of-control spending, and seeking bankruptcy protection can alleviate the stress associated with mounting debt.

Bankruptcy laws were passed in order to give people a fresh start, routinely classified as a chapter 7; or, to give debt-burdened consumers an organized, systematic way of paying back creditors, often classified as a chapter 13. If you're over your head in debt and you can't see being able to repay all the money you owe, you might be interested in filing bankruptcy. Or, if you can pay back creditors but need to get out from under wage garnishments or repossession threats, you may want to consider bankruptcy.

Before making a decision to declare bankruptcy, face your current financial situation and assess the damage.

Review your credit history. The three largest credit reporting companies are Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Once per year, you are entitled to a free credit report from each company through AnnualCreditReport.com, a service run by the three agencies with oversight by the Federal Trade Commission. Order your free reports:

online (AnnualCreditReport.com website)
by phone (877-322-8228)
by mail (Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105283, Atlanta, GA 30348-5283) You must first download an order form from the website.
Assess budget. Find out your current household budget, by looking at it on paper, to see if you expenses outpace your income; and whether or not you are unable to meet your daily household expenses.

Do Not Burry Your Head in the Sand. If you determine you cannot meet your daily obligations, do not ignore your debts and the debt collectors. Ignoring the problem can lead to more problematic situations, e.g. attachments on bank accounts, wages, etc., that could otherwise be avoided if bankruptcy protection was sought earlier in the process.
If you have questions about the bankruptcy process, or need help assessing your debt situation currently, please contact us.

Are you looking for a law firm or would you like to discuss a legal issue with one of our attorneys? Our initial consultation does not cost you anything, and there is no obligation. If you have questions regarding how to best protect your interests, contact us today
Divorce
No matter the situation, going through a divorce is always a difficult emotional process. Our office has decades of experience handling divorces for our clients. Call us today as there is no cost for the initial consultation.
Dealing with the End of a Marriage.
By Jeffrey Fanger, Esq.

Legal separation, dissolution of marriage, divorce, custody and child support issues, mediation and prenuptial or antenuptial agreements are some of the many issues that clients may need to deal with in the Family & Domestic Relations Law area.

These issues are often emotionally charged and stressful. Fanger & Associates LLC understands the emotional toll and personal needs associated with these matters and is dedicated to assisting our clients work through these tough legal issues.

Do you have a question regarding family and domestic relations law that you'd like to discuss?

Our initial consultation does not cost you anything, and there is no obligation. If you have question about divorce, child custody or any other Family & Domestic Relations needs, call our office today
Child Custody
Often the most difficult battles are over children. Our firm has decades of experience representing parents and even children in custody disputes. Call our office today to discuss the situation, there is never a charge for the initial consultation.
Child Custody and Divorce
By Jeffrey Fanger, Esq.

Legal separation, dissolution of marriage, divorce, custody and child support issues, mediation and prenuptial or antenuptial agreements are some of the many issues that clients may need to deal with in the Family & Domestic Relations Law area.

These issues are often emotionally charged and stressful. Fanger & Associates LLC understands the emotional toll and personal needs associated with these matters and is dedicated to assisting our clients work through these tough legal issues.

Do you have a question regarding family and domestic relations law that you'd like to discuss?

Our initial consultation does not cost you anything, and there is no obligation. If you have question about divorce, child custody or any other Family & Domestic Relations needs, call our office today
Business
Our firm was founded in 1992 on the representation of small and family run businesses. Over the decades we have represented all types of business entities. Call us today to discuss our firm representing your business today!
Business Representation
By Jeffrey J. Fanger, Esq.

Whether its negotiating a multimillion dollar contract, a commercial lease, or resolving board disputes between family members, our firm has the experience you are looking for to represent your business.

We handle collections, transactional issues, non-compete and non-disparagement agreements, intellectual property and a host of other business related issue necessary to protect your business in today's economic climate.

Family businesses in particular can be at times fraught with difficulties. Our office is experienced in dealing with these competing issues and concerns.

We also have a long history of representing non-profit organizations.
Call today to discuss your business and its needs. There is never a cost for the initial consultation.

Jeffery Fanger

Jeffrey J. Fanger is managing member of the law offices of Fanger & Associates LLC with offices in Downtown Cleveland and Highland Heights. He earned his B.A. from George Washington University and his J.D. from Ohio State University College of Law. He started his practice in 1992 in Columbus, Ohio and moved it to Cleveland in 1998. His practice and areas of expertise include;

Civil Litigation; Trial and Appellate
Corporate and Nonprofit Formation and Representation
Contract Drafting and Litigation
Employment and General Business Representation
Intellectual Property
Business Reorganization, Acquisition and Restructuring
Wills, Estates and Trusts
Debtor/Creditor Relations
Guardianship and Child Custody
Participation in the Legal Community and Accomplishments

Mr. Fanger has worked with the Ohio State Bar Association and Geauga Bar Association to investigate and prosecute cases of Unauthorized Practice of Law. Mr. Fanger is a Trustee on the Geauga County Bar Foundation and a member of the Ohio State Bar Association in the Corporate, Entertainment & Sports and Computer & Technology Law Committees, and is also the Corporate Law Liaison to the Secretary of State. He has served on the Ohio Supreme Court Central UPL Registry Workgroup and the Geauga County Bar Association on the Unauthorized Practice of Law, Constitution, Grievance and the Ipso Jure Committees, and the International Bar Association on the Multi-disciplinary Practices Committee in the Corporate Law and Real Estate sections.

Mr. Fanger was recently honored as a Lifetime Fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation. In August of 2012, Jeff was nominated as the Geauga County Democratic candidate for prosecutor.
License
  • Bar Number: 0058439
    Ohio , 1992
Education
  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1991
  • George Washington University
    B.A. Political Communications , 1988

Gerry Davidson

Senior Attorney
Gerry Davidson is the Senior Staff Attorney with the law offices of Fanger & Associates with offices in Downtown Cleveland and Highland Heights. He earned his B.B.A. from Ohio University and his J.D. from Cleveland State University Cleveland Marshall College of Law. His practice and areas of expertise include;

Personal Injury
Family Law and Domestic Relations
Probate
Before Joining F&A

Mr. Davidson was a Clerk and Legal Intern at the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and spent more than 43 years as an independent attorney.

Participation in the Community and Accomplishments

Mr. Davidson was recently honored by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the "10 Best" Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Ohio. He previously served as the Asst. Editor/Business Manager for the Cleveland State Law Review and has been published in the Cleveland State Law Review.

Mr. Davidson understands that traumatic incidents can be devastating, whether it be through the loss of a loved one, a divorce or a serious accident. At these times in your life you not only need someone to assist you who is knowledgeable, but also compassionate. Having served as a medic in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict era, he developed a compassion for the much less fortunate than himself. Mr. Davidson has devoted his career to assisting clients through some of the most difficult times in their lives.

Mr. Davidson was born and raised in Northeast Ohio and brings to Fanger & Associates LLC the experience of having served more than forty three (43) years in a profession that he loves; a desire to see that people are treated with respect and dignity during all stages of their representation and, most importantly, a strong commitment to protect the children. Having seven (7) children, twenty-three (23) grandchildren and two great grand children, Mr. Davidson knows first hand that there is nothing more precious than the laughter of a child. HIs spare time is now more devoted to family, however, he has served the mental health community for many years, including being the Past President of the Board of Trustees of Crisis Intervention Team.
License
  • Bar Number: 0022467
    Ohio , 1972
Education
  • Cleveland Status University Marshall College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1972
  • Ohio University
    B.B.A. Business Administration , 1968
  • United State Army
    Medical Specialist/Optical Technician , 1974
    Honorable Discharge

Robert Dintaman, Jr.

Robert Dintaman is an Associate Attorney at Fanger & Associates, where he devotes 90 percent of his practice to bankruptcy for individuals and business for the last two years. He has extensive experience handling bankruptcy and related asset protection techniques, which includes utilizing chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy case, from both the debtor and creditors' perspective.

Prior to joining Fanger & Associates, Robert operated a general practice law firm in downtown Cleveland, for 11 years, handling a wide variety of cases, from the plaintiff and defendants perspective, including criminal defense, civil litigation, probate & estate planning, business development and representation, personal injury and other matters.

Robert is currently a resident of the City of Lakewood, and enjoys outdoor activities and a wide variety of recreational sports.
License
  • Bar Number: 0069555
    Ohio , 1999
Education
  • University of Akron School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1998
  • Ohio University
    B.S. , 1995

Nicholas Weiss

Nicholas Weiss is an Associate Attorney with the law offices of Fanger & Associates with offices in Downtown Cleveland and Highland Heights. He earned his B.A. from the College of Wooster and his J.D. from Case Western Reserve School of Law. His practice areas are;

Civil Litigation; Trial and Appellate
Family Law and Domestic Relations
Juvenile Law
Consumer Defense Law
Landlord-Tenant Law
Foreclosure Defense

Participation in the Community and Accomplishments:

Mr. Weiss is a Member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. He is admitted to the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio. He is a recipient of the William E. Davis Prize for Excellence in Trial Advocacy and has been published in the Case Western Reserve School of Law Journal of International Law.
License
  • Bar Number: 00907999
    Ohio , 2013
Education
  • Case Western Reserve University
    Juris Doctor , 2013
  • College of Wooster
    B.A. International Relations , 2009

Jeffery Fanger

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