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Michael D. Slodov

Michael D. Slodov

Michael Slodov practices primarily in the areas of consumer litigation defense, with a focus on class action consumer defense matters.

Mr. Slodov graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D. 1990), where he was an Articles Editor of the Case Western Law Review, and received his undergraduate degree from Cleveland State University.    Mr. Slodov joined Javitch, Block and Rathbone in Cleveland, Ohio, performing in commercial and civil litigation practice group in 1997.  In 2004, Mr. Slodov became the firm's compliance officer and lead defense counsel, protecting the firm and its clients when they were sued by consumers for alleged FDCPA violations and related state law claims.

He has a distinguished career defending the Javitch firm and other debt collector clients in trial and appellate courts and has extensive experience with all aspects of consumer defense law and regulatory compliance issues.  He has also contributed to numerous pro bono projects, including work on an amicus brief on behalf of the Ohio Creditor's Attorneys Association in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Jerman v. Carlisle, McNellie, Rini, Kramer & Ulrich (2010), which explored the scope of the bona fide error defense under the FDCPA, and served as a Trustee for the Alliance for the Mentally Ill Metro Cleveland.

He authored two law review articles, the most recent entitled: Documentation? I Don’t Have to Show You Any Stinkin’ Documentation! An Evaluation of the Verification Requirement of 15 U.S. § 1692g(b), appearing in 24 Loyola Consumer L. Rev. 156 (2011).  His professional memberships include Ohio State Bar Association; Member Attorney Program, ACA International. He holds a PPMS certification from the American Collectors Association, is a Member of the ACA Attorney Program; a member of the Northern District of Ohio Federal Court Panel of ADR Neutrals; a certified mediator; has been Adjunct Faculty for Ursuline College for Business Law; and been an industry presenter for many groups including: the Ohio State Bar Association, the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys, and the National Business Institute.

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Contact Information

Cleveland Office
15 E. Summit St.
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022-2709

Direct: (440) 318-1073
Office: (440) 318-1073
Fax: (216) 359-0049

Email: mslodov@sessions.legal


Practice Areas


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  • California

    San Diego

    1545 Hotel Circle South
    Suite 150
    San Diego, California 92108-3426

    T: (619) 758-1891
    F: (619) 296-2013

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    Los Angeles

    1171 Klose Lane
    Fullerton, California 92833

    T: 657-445-6089
    F: (619) 296-2013

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  • Colorado

    Fort Collins

    645 Stonington Lane
    Fort Collins, Colorado 80525-8286

    T: (970) 223-4420
    F: (970) 223-4490

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  • Florida

    Tampa

    3350 Buschwood Park Dr. Suite 195
    Tampa, Florida 33618

    T: (813) 890-2460
    F: (866) 466-3140

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  • Georgia

    Atlanta

    14 Coopers Glen Drive SW
    Mableton, Georgia 30126-2584

    T: (678) 209-7492
    F: (877) 480-5639

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  • Illinois

    Chicago

    120 South LaSalle Street
    Suite 1960
    Chicago, Illinois 60603-3561

    T: (312) 578-0990
    F: (312) 578-0991

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  • Louisiana

    Metairie

    Lakeway Two
    Suite 200
    Metairie, Louisiana 70002-7227

    T: (504) 828-3700
    F: (504) 828-3737

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    New Orleans

    201 St. Charles Avenue
    Suite 3815
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70170

    T: (504) 582-1500
    F: (504) 582-1555

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  • New Jersey

    Flemington

    3 Cross Creek Drive
    Flemington, New Jersey 08822-4938

    T: (908) 237-1660
    F: (908) 237-1663

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  • New York

    Buffalo

    Sheridan Meadows Corporate Park - South
    Williamsville, New York 14221-4800

    T: (716) 636-5178
    F: (716) 625-7497

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  • Ohio

    Cleveland

    15 E. Summit St.
    Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022-2709

    T: (440) 318-1073
    F: (216) 359-0049

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  • Texas

    Dallas

    Founders Square
    Dallas, Texas 75202

    T: (214) 741-3001
    F: (214) 741-3055

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