Marc E. Dann

Attorney in Cleveland, OH
Former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann has been fighting for homeowners, consumers and small businesses since he began his private practice in 1990 after serving as Antitrust Director for the West Virginia Attorney General’s office.

Dann has represented thousands of consumers and brought dozens of class action cases on behalf of consumers both in private practice and as Ohio’s Attorney General.

As Member of the Ohio Senate in from 2003 through 2006, he co-sponsored a comprehensive predatory lending law that was among the best in the nation. Dann also introduced bills and amendments to strengthen and protect Ohio Consumers. Those legislative efforts include bills and amendments to extend the statute of limitations for victims of child sexual abuse, to expand and protect the rights of victims of crime, to extend the reach of the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act and the Federal Telephone Solicitation Act.

Concerned with loan origination practices, Dann ran for Ohio Attorney General with a platform to protect homeowners. Working with the issue as Attorney General, Dann directed his attention to servicing and foreclosure practices of mortgage lenders and servicers. Dann initiated Securities Fraud Claims against the creators of Mortgage Backed Securities on behalf of Ohio’s Public Pension Funds – created with Governor Ted Strickland Ohio’s Save the Dream program – to provide one stop services to Ohio Homeowners facing foreclosure, assembled Ohio’s Organized Crime Commission to mobilize Mortgage Fraud Task Forces in Ohio’s major cities, challenged the standing of mortgage servicers to foreclose in cases where the State of Ohio was a party and worked with Former Ohio Chief Justice Tom Moyer to organize over 1200 volunteer lawyers to represent homeowners in foreclosure.

Dann is an active member of SAGE (Society of Attorneys General Emeritus) and the Democratic Attorney Generals’ Association.

Upon leaving office in May 2008, Dann volunteered to represent homeowners facing foreclosure and became even more concerned about the standing of certain servicers to foreclose on his clients. Recognizing that the problem of fraudulent foreclosure practices was epidemic in Ohio, he established the Dann Law Firm representing more than 200 homeowners in foreclosure in more than 40 different counties in Ohio.

In 2011, Dann and other lawyers filed a class action case against Ohio’s largest foreclosure mill law firm and has brought dozens of actions against Mortgage Loan Servicers and the law firms that represent them under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act. Dann is currently Lead Counsel in a putative class action Hlavsa v. Bank of America on behalf of homeowners promised and denied HAMP modifications. In 2012, Dann and other lawyers filed a second class action against foreclosure mills and lender processing services over fraudulent practices in the foreclosure process.

Dann’s firm has won dozens of dismissals of foreclosure cases filed against its clients, has facilitated the settlement of more than 100 foreclosure cases to the satisfaction of its clients and has won motions to vacate foreclosure judgments overturned on behalf of clients on motions to vacate.

Significant rulings achieved by Dann include:

*A ruling that an unattached allonge to a promissory note is not enforceable.
*A ruling that a Foreclosure Plaintiff that does not hold the note and mortgage prior to filing a foreclosure complaint does not have standing to invoke the subject matter jurisdiction of the Ohio Courts.

Dann is a graduate of the Max Gardner Boot Camp the most comprehensive training in foreclosure defense in the nation.

Unafraid to take on the largest financial institutions in the country, the Dann Law Firm has also become a resource to businesses in disputes with banks and other lenders who are fearful of the conflicts of interests that burden larger business law firms.

Dann will also take on criminal defense or family law cases where unique legal issues present themselves.

Expanding beyond representing homeowners, the Dann Law Firm has brought cutting edge consumer cases in the state and federal courts. Dann is experienced in representing construction trade labor unions, workers in wage theft overtime cases, whistleblowers in Federal Qui Tam Cases and parents in complex custody cases. Dann has successfully assisted clients with developing bankruptcy strategies and has brought affirmative claims against banks and financial institutions on behalf of clients. He has also assisted clients with state regulatory and compliance issues.
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Managing Partner

Admission Details

Admitted in 1987, Ohio
1988, West Virginia and U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia (Inactive)
1991, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio and U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

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  • Law School Attended

    Case Western Reserve University

    University Attended

    University of Michigan

    Birth Information

    Born in 1962
    Evanston, Illinois, March 12, 1962

    Associations & Memberships

    Cleveland Metropolitan, Mahoning County, Trumbull County and Ohio State Bar Associations; Taxpayers against Fraud; AFLCIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee.

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    Marc E. Dann
    Managing Partner
     4600 Prospect Avenue,
    Cleveland, OH 44103


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