Michael R. Stavnicky

Michael R. Stavnicky: Attorney with Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A.
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Michael R. Stavnicky is a Principal with the Cleveland law firm of Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A., where he heads up the firm’s litigation practice.

Prior to joining this firm, Mr. Stavnicky practiced with the Cleveland law firm of Conway, Marken, Wyner, Kurant & Kern.

Mr. Stavnicky graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. from Ohio University in 1991. At Ohio University, Mr. Stavnicky was a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Eta Sigma academic honor societies. He attended Law School at Cleveland State University where he earned his J.D., cum laude, in 1994. He was a member of the law review at Cleveland-Marshall and was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award. Mr. Stavnicky is also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Established in 1995, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have successfully acted as lead counsel in cases in which their clients receive a verdict, decision, or settlement in excess of two million dollars. Mr. Stavnicky is rated BV® Distinguished™ by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Stavnicky focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, including the areas of real estate, closely-held business, contract, fraud, banking, commercial landlord-tenant, and construction.He has practiced at all levels, including at trial, on appeal and before the Ohio Supreme Court.Mr. Stavnicky has represented clients in local, state and federal court. Additionally, he is experienced in private, state and federal mediation and arbitration.In his practice, he is experienced in both plaintiff’s side and defendant’s side litigation.Mr. Stavnicky also counsels clients in the avoidance of litigation and the benefits of negotiated settlement.He has taught and spoken on litigation topics, including at the 2016 Real Estate Institute.

Mr. Stavnicky is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan, Ohio State, Geauga County and American Bar Associations.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Landlord Tenant
  • Commercial Real Estate Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
216-245-8662  Phone
216-292-5807  Phone
216-292-5867  Fax
University Attended:
Ohio University, B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1991
Law School Attended:
Cleveland Marshall College of Law, J.D., Cum Laude, 1994
Year of First Admission:
1994, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; 1994, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1994, Ohio

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Geauga County Bar Association, American Bar Association
Reported Cases:
State ex rel. Curtin v. Indus. Comm. (1999) 86 Ohio St.3d 581; Kilrov v. B.H. Lakeshore Co. (1996) 111 Ohio App.3d 357; Stark Commons Ltd. v. Stein Mart, Inc. 2004 WL 2939385 (Ohio App. 5 Dist.), 2004-Ohio-6969; Sweet v. Peachtree Place Group, LLC 2006 WL 832461 (Ohio App. 8 Dist.), 2006-Ohio-1578; Stark Commons Ltd. v. Landry's Seafood House-Ohio (Ohio App. 5 Dist.), 2008 WL 2102353.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Other

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Beachwood, Ohio

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