Chagrin Falls, OH:

Michael Drain, Attorney at Law

Michael Drain, Attorney at Law
  • Chagrin Falls, OH
  • 147 Bell Street, Suite 202, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
  • The help when you need it most!
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    4.3/5.0 (12)
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    100% Recommended (1)
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About our Chagrin Falls, OH: office


Michael Drain prides himself on being a strong advocate working toward creative, ethical solutions to problems, whether simple or complex. He is attentive to his client's needs, is knowledgeable about the law, and gives careful consideration to the entire case before legal advice is given. With over 39 years of experience Michael Drain is able to use his experience concisely to assist you with your legal matter. He serves cases in all of Ohio including Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Summit, Medina and Geauga Counties.

"I have worked with Attorney's for on and off for over 14 years and I have found Michael Drain to be one of the most honest, trust worthy and knowledgeable Attorneys here in northeast Ohio. He always returns all phone calls, my billing is NOT inflated and his advice and guidance is not only knowledge but logical. Michael weights out the situation and evaluates it properly before giving you his legal advice." Former Client

"I retained Mr. Drain's services for a civil case. On the first motion he filed, the judge commented that he rarely granted that kind of motion because "most attorneys don't know how to proceed properly. Mr. Drain however, did it right ". The judge granted that important motion. Later on, I have seen Mr. Drain succeed were others fail. I have no hesitation recommending him to anyone." Former Client


Canty v. Coast Guard

June 10, 1985

Location: Cleveland, OH

Practice Area: Discrimination

Plaintiff (John's party): Bernard J. Canty

Outcome: Judgment for Plaintiff Description according to this party: Plaintiff was a merchant seaman who had his seaman's card taken away because he failed to take his epilepsy medication and had a seizure. We proved that the Coast Guard regulation requiring him to be seizure free for one year, when other seaman with medical disabilities were not so burdened, was unreasonable and discriminatory, so the court ordered the restoration of his seaman's card.

Higgins v. Stumpf dba

January 19, 1989

Location: Cleveland, OH

Practice Area: Slip and Fall Accident

Plaintiff (John's party): Lloyd E. Higgins

Outcome: Settled for $289,000

Description according to this party: Plaintiff was a customer in a restaurant who slipped and fell on ceramic tile as he was exiting the restaurant. The tile was wet at the time. Plaintiff suffered extensive brain injury as a result of the fall.

Leistiko v. Stone, Secretary of the Army

January 23, 1998

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Practice Area: Employment / Labor

Plaintiff (John's party): Fred Leistiko

Outcome: Summary judgment affirmed

Description according to this party: Plaintiff was a federal employee working as a technician in the Ohio National Guard. After an incident in a plane in which plaintiff suffered a period of hypoxia, his flight status was taken away, but he remained a rated aviator. Plaintiff sued, alleging that he was deprived of property, to wit, his employment, without due process of law. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the National Guard Technicians Act was trumped by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 in this case so as to deprive plaintiff of a right to judicial review because his job was military in nature.

Garrett v. Cleveland

April 21, 2005

Location: Cleveland, OH

Practice Area: State, Local & Municipal Law

Plaintiff (John's party): Billy Garrett

Outcome: Trial court judgment reversed and remanded

Description according to this party: Plaintiff sued City of Cleveland because the city demolished a house he was rehabbing without engaging in the proper procedures to demolish same. The property was condemned two years before Plaintiff purchased it, but Plaintiff spent $35,000 to fix it up. City building inspectors went to the site and knew that the property had been substantially repaired. The trial court entered summary judgment in favor of the city. On appeal, the appellate court held that genuine issues of material fact existed and returned the case to the trial court.


Oct. 27, 1998

Location: Ashtabula County, Ohio

Practice Area: Real estate

Plaintiffs: William and Marsha Gurich

Outcome: Judgment for Plaintiffs

Description according to this party: Father promised his daughter that she and her husband could own the dairy farm they had been working for years when the mortgage on the property was paid off. Daughter and her husband paid the mortgage payment as agreed, but Father reneged on his promise to convey property to them. Daughter and husband sued Father for specific performance of his oral promise to convey the farm to them. Court ordered Father to sign deed to the farm over to daughter and her husband.

Office Details

Contact Information:
440-247-3380  Phone
440-337-4051  Phone
440-247-3380  Phone
440-247-2677  Fax
440-247-2677  Fax
Mailing Address:
147 Bell Street, Suite 202, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Other - CHECK
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Clients
    Representative Clients: A Metal Source, LLC; Brock Industries, LLC; Stanton Advanced Ceramics.
    Representative Clients: A Metal Source, LLC; Brock Industries, LLC; Stanton Advanced Ceramics.
    State Bar Summary:

    Member of American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Ohio Employment Lawyers Association, Assistance to Lawyers Committee.

    Office Hours:
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    12:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Areas of Practice (58)

    Specific Areas of Practice for our Chagrin Falls office:

    • General Civil Trial Practice is State & Federal Courts in Ohio
    • Family Law
    • Domestic Relations
    • Divorce
    • Separation
    • Dissolution
    • Child Support & Enforcements
    • Child Visitation
    • Alimony
    • Child Custody & Visitation
    • Criminal Law
    • DUI/DWI
    • Criminal Trails
    • Drug Trafficking
    • Domestic Violence
    • Theft
    • Misdemeanors
    • Appeals
    • Forgery
    • Destruction of Public & Private Property
    • White Collar Crime
    • Traffic
    • Violations/Offenses
    • Probate & Estate Law
    • Estate(s)
    • Living Wills & Trusts
    • Elder Care Law
    • Inheritance Transfer
    • Probate Real Estate
    • Gift Taxation
    • Guardianship
    • Power of Attorney
    • Survivorships
    • Real Estate Law
    • Residential & Commercial
    • Real Estate
    • Title Transfer(s)
    • Municipal Law
    • Real Estate Contracts
    • Office Leasing
    • Property Law
    • Landlord Tennant
    • Zoning
    • Litigation
    • Eminent Domain
    • Mortgage Law
    • Business Law
    • Family Business / Corporations
    • Trusts
    • Small Business
    • Partnerships
    • Contract Negations
    • Licensing
    • S & C Corporations
    • Breach of Contract
    • Buying or Selling of a Business
    • Franchise Law
    • Strategic Alliances

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    Peer Reviews

    • 4.3/5.0 (12 reviews)
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    Client Reviews

    • 5.0/5.0 (1 review)
    • 100% (1 recommendation)
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    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Review for Michael Drain, Attorney at Law on 04/11/12 in Real Estate.

      Very experienced lawyer, helpful and quick response. Even though I live abroad and could not visit him personally, Michael Drain started on the case even without having received any upfront payment. He provided a good written analysis within a short... Read more

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      Very experienced lawyer, helpful and quick response. Even though I live abroad and could not visit him personally, Michael Drain started on the case even without having received any upfront payment. He provided a good written analysis within a short time frame. Read less

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    • Chagrin Falls, OH
      147 Bell Street, Suite 202
      Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

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