Daniel Frank Gigiano

Daniel Frank Gigiano

Aggressive and experienced representation.
  • Divorce, Criminal Law, Bankruptcy ...
  • Ohio
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Attorney Gigiano has practiced law since 1993 and has been the owner of Daniel F. Gigiano Co., L.P.A. since 2002. He provides aggressive and experienced legal representation for family law (divorce, child custody, post-decree divorce), criminal defense, juvenile law, personal injury, bankruptcy, civil litigation, probate and estate planning. Because he provides legal representation in a number of areas, he can meet all the legal needs of his clients. By building a trusted relationship with his clients, he becomes a valuable resource for his clients in an important way: if the client has a legal need that Attorney Gigiano does not handle, Attorney Gigiano helps his clients find other qualified attorneys to handle that legal issue.

Education
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
J.D. (1993) | Law
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Honors: Dean's List
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.A. (1990) | Political Science/Business
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Owner and Managing Attorney
Daniel F. Gigiano Co., L.P.A.
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Attorney
Larry Luck & Associates
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Attorney
Roderick Myers & Linton
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Assistant Public Defender
Summit County Legal Defender Office
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Assistant State's Attorney
Macon County State's Attorney's Office
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Full Time Guardian Ad Litem
Cook County Public Guardian's Office
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Assistant State's Attorney
Will County State's Attorney's Office
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Professional Associations
Wadsworth Chamber Of Commerce
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Wayne County Bar Association
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Better Business Bureau
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Medina Bar Association
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Akron Bar Association
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Ohio State Bar
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
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6th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, MasterCard and Discover
  • Contingent Fees
    Personal injury is handled on a contingent basis.
Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Juvenile Law
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
    Elder Law
    Foreclosure Defense
    Landlord Tenant
    Landlord Rights
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Probate
    Probate Administration
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. At what age can a minor decide the custody of themselves?
A: There is no set age. At some point, minor children begin to possess the maturity to intelligently make such decisions based on relevant reasons. Younger children may make such decisions based on arbitrary reasons such as who will give them more ice cream or out of fear of rejecting a parent. An older child may consider which parent is more likely to ensure that they regularly attend athletic and other extracurricular activities, which parent may provide consistent wholesome meals, and a more pleasant home life. Of course, even older children can be swayed by material things and fear. This is why it is a good idea to have a guardian ad litem appointed to the child, who can learn the child's wishes and determine whether such wishes are in his or her best interests.
Q. I refused breathalyzer and got hit with one year als for refusal. Is it possible to reduce it to 6 months?
A: The ALS is for one year. However, once one pleas guilty or no contest to or is found guilty of DUI/OVI, the judge cancels the ALS suspension and can impose as little as six months license suspension. The judge could impose more than one year, too. My experience is that many judges simply impose a six month license suspension. I noticed that you are from Michigan. These suspensions apply to people with Ohio driver's licenses. Out of state driver's licenses can wind up being subject to the license sanctions in Ohio plus their own state. Because the licensing schemes may not match up well, these sanctions can wind up being quite extreme. In some states, an Ohio OVI conviction can result in a complete revocation of one's driver's license.
Q. Can a creditor attempt to collect a debt that was filed as "Avoid lien using 11 USC 522 (f) after a Ch. 7 discharge?
A: You should send them a copy of your bankruptcy discharge notice. The creditor's attorney may only be looking in Ohio federal courts, instead of the national database. If they continue to pursue you after sending them the notice, you may be entitled to damages for violation of your rights acquired through bankruptcy. One possible exception is if they are pursuing their lien rights. If you properly avoided the lien, they lost that right. If not, they may still be permitted to pursue that, and only that, remedy.
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Websites & Blogs
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Daniel Gigiano's Blog
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Daniel Gigiano's Divorce Blog
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Attorney Gigiano's Blog
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Daniel Gigiano's Blogspot Page
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Daniel Gigiano's Lawyers.Com Blog
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Daniel Gigiano's Avvo Blogs
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Daniel F Gigiano Co LPA
Contact & Map
102 Main St
Ste. 200
Wadsworth, OH 44281
Telephone: (330) 336-3330
Fax: (330) 336-3331