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.

Main Office

Fanger & Associates
36 Alpha Park
Highland Heights OH 44143


(440) 605-9641

Other Offices

Cleveland Office - (216) 382-0025
600 Superior Ave. E. Suite 1300


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, a service run by the three agencies with oversight by the Federal Trade Commission. Order your free reports:

online ( 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


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

Jeffery Fanger

Fanger & Associates LLC

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.


Bar Number: 0058439
Ohio, 1992


Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1991

George Washington University
B.A. Political Communications, 1988

Gerry Davidson

Fanger & Associates LLC

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
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.


Bar Number: 0022467
Ohio, 1972


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

Robert Dintaman, Jr.

Fanger & Associates LLC

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.


Bar Number: 0069555
Ohio, 1999


University of Akron School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1998

Ohio University
B.S., 1995

Nicholas Weiss

Fanger & Associates LLC

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.


Bar Number: 00907999
Ohio, 2013


Case Western Reserve University
Juris Doctor, 2013

College of Wooster
B.A. International Relations, 2009

Jeffery Fanger

Fanger & Associates LLC

Jeffrey Fanger

Fanger & Associates LLC

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