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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

Headquartered in New Orleans, Servicing Clients Throughout the Nation

  • 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


    3350 Buschwood Park Dr. Suite 195
    Tampa, Florida 33618

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

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  • Georgia


    3001 Lookout Place NE
    Atlanta, Georgia 30305

    T: (404) 458-0105
    F: (877) 480-5639

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  • Illinois


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

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

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  • Louisiana


    Lakeway Two
    Suite 200
    Metairie, Louisiana 70002-7227

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

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    New Orleans

    400 Poydras Street
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

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

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  • New Jersey


    3 Cross Creek Drive
    Flemington, New Jersey 08822-4938

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

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  • New York


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

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

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  • Ohio


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

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

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  • Texas


    Founders Square
    Dallas, Texas 75202

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

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