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Astrab Legal Services LLC

I created Astrab Legal Services in an effort to provide a ‘different’ kind of law firm to the citizens of Northeast Ohio. At Astrab Legal, your phone calls are actually returned, I actually listen to you and show up at hearings on time and prepared. These concepts may sound like Business 101, but the level of service provided by attorneys in this region and across the nation is sorely lacking in even these basic areas.

I plan to operate Astrab Legal as a general practice law firm, with a concentration on the following areas:

  • Criminal Defense
    • Felony and Misdemeanor defense in all courts
    • Appeals of criminal decisions
    • Probation/Parole violations
  • Juvenile Law
    • Felony and Misdemeanor delinquency defense
    • Custody
    • Child Support
    • Abuse, Neglect and Dependency proceedings involving DCFS (Dept of Children & Family Services)
  • Probate Matters/Estate Planning
    • Drafting of Wills and Trusts
    • Guardianships and Conservatorships
    • Probate avoidance tools (where needed)
    • Administration of probate estates
  • Budget Planning/Bankruptcy
    • Goal is to actually avoid bankruptcy by developing a unique budget plan designed to pay off debts and to educate on prudent spending/saving
  • Business Consulting
    • Business formation advice
    • Sales/Marketing consulting

This list is by no means exhaustive, but represents the basics of my practice. I am also working on developing a financial advisor negligence practice utilizing the knowledge gained from three years working for a Wall Street brokerage firm. My intentions are to be a ‘1st responder’ for legal issues – if I cannot help then I will find someone who can. In times of crisis you should have a helping hand guiding you and you should NEVER attempt to handle legal proceedings on your own, especially when it comes to allegations of criminal behavior.

I had my own practice for seven years in downtown Cleveland and handled a diverse caseload. In that time I was involved in the defense of five Murder cases and other high level felony actions. I also worked with parents involved with allegations of abuse, neglect or dependency as to their children, handling hundreds of such cases. I took a three year break to work as a financial advisor for a couple of major Wall Street players and am now back to serve the citizens of Northeast Ohio.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have on ANY legal issue. I can be reached at (216) 577-0013 or via e-mail at I am also in the process of building a comprehensive and active web site at

I will be blogging on a regular (hopefully daily) basis on matters involving the law, finances, budgeting, current events as well as on quirky off-topic subjects from time to time. Please check back in and spread the word!

Mike Astrab


January 11, 2009 - Posted by | Law, Legal | , ,

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