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Michael Fortney

Michael Fortney

Construction Law and Civil Litigation attorney with ADR and Mediation Experience
  • Construction Law, Arbitration & Mediation, Business Law ...
  • Ohio
Claimed Lawyer Profile

I am a civil litigation attorney from Northeast Ohio practicing all over the state and into other states. I practice in all facets of civil litigation, with a heavy emphasis in construction law.

I also act as a private mediator and am adept at solving all types of civil disputes.

I have maintained an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell since 2019 indicating the highest level of legal ability and ethical standards.

Cleveland State University
J.D. (2014) | Law
Honors: High A award - Arbitration
Activities: Civil Litigation Clinic
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Professional Experience
Fortney Law
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Mike Fortney is an experienced construction and business litigator. He is a 2021 Super Lawyers Ohio Rising Star and has earned an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell since 2019 for having the highest legal ability and ethical standards. Mike regularly assists construction clients with disputes concerning mechanic’s lien and bond claims, delay and acceleration claims, other breach of contract claims, and defective work or design claims. Mike has handled a wide range of employment and business disputes for his clients as well, including multi-million dollar claims related to non-competition agreements, tortious interference, and breaches of employment agreements and other contracts. Mike is adept at finding creative solutions for clients to get paid what they are owed. He also works with clients on creative ways to front the costs of litigation. Mike is also a skilled mediator who resolves disputes by working with both sides to arrive at an agreement that
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Practice Areas
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Workers' Compensation
Energy, Oil & Gas Law
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
  • English: Spoken, Written
Contact & Map
Fortney Law
300 Weatherstone Dr.
Wadsworth, OH 44281
Telephone: (216) 365-8078
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)