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Attorney Aaron Minc

Aaron Minc is a nationally recognized leader in the specialized area of Internet defamation. His work is on the technological forefront of removing damaging content from the Internet, combating defamatory cyberattacks, and uncovering identities of anonymous Internet users. Aaron has developed cost-effective cutting-edge legal solutions for his clients’ most pressing and damaging online problems. He is the go-to attorney in his industry for the most malicious and hard to solve internet defamation crises.

Aaron represents clients worldwide, ranging from individuals, small to mid-size business and Fortune 500 companies, to large nonprofit organizations, government institutions and high profile executives, celebrities, politicians, and other individuals. His practice involves combating Internet defamation, content removal, competitor defamation, Internet extortion, online investigation, online harassment, online cyberbulling, revenge porn, online privacy, and other types of defamatory cyberattacks.

Aaron has successfully litigated more than 100 Internet defamation lawsuits in 19 states and 3 countries, securing removal of defamatory content in nearly all of his cases. His experience spans obtaining verdict by jury and judge, winning temporary, preliminary, and permanent injunction, and victory on appeal. In the course of his practice, Aaron has removed over 10,000 websites and other pieces of false or damaging content from the Internet and search results for clients.

News media publications frequently call upon Aaron to comment and speak on topics involving Internet defamation and online privacy issues. He also teaches tactics and strategies for dealing with online defamatory cyberattacks to businesses owners, professional service providers, and other attorneys.

 

Civic Professional Involvement

  • Ohio State and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations
  • Cleveland Jewish News, Board Member, 2014-present

 

Accomplishments

 

Presentations

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Law & Media Conference, Panelist – “How the Internet Affects Litigation and Settlement Strategy for Defamation and Privacy Cases Workshop”, 2017
  • LaunchHouse – Lunch & Learn – “How to Protect Your Business’s Online Reputation”, 2017
  • American Psychological Association Annual Convention (Washington D.C.) – “Clinical Practice Considerations: Taking Steps to Avoid & Respond to Client Complaints and Grievances Online”, 2017
  • ICIC.org, CEO Series“Online Reputation Management – How to Fight Negative Reviews”, 2016
  • Chester County Pennsylvania Bar Association, BULL Series – “Internet Defamation Presentation”, 2015
  • Bizdom –  “Limited Liability Company Primer & Managing Your Company’s Online Reputation”, 2014
  • Jackson Lewis 2013 Akron Employment Law Conference – “How to Defend Your Business from Cyber Defamation by Former Employees and other Malcontents,” 2013
  • Bizdom – “Business Law 101: Contract Law & Negotiation”, 2013

 

Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
  • All Ohio State Courts

 

Education

Miami University (B.S.)

  • Major: Finance; Minor: Entrepreneurship.
  • Miami University European Center in Luxembourg, Study Abroad Program.

Case Western Reserve School of Law (J.D., cum laude)

  • Litigation Concentration, with Honors.
  • President and Founder of the Sports & Entertainment Law Society.

 

Representative Matters

  • Forced one of the largest book publishers in the world to alter the memoir of their celebrity author, issue a public apology to the client, and publicly agree to pay the client’s legal fees. Case garnered national media attention and successfully managed public relations campaign and interviews with news media outlets.
  • Obtained temporary and permanent injunction for removal of online content published by woman who started an embarrassing website about high profile CEO as part of an extortion attempt for cash, real estate, and other property through online smear campaign.
  • Represented large non-profit in litigation to remove defamatory websites and stop ongoing online extortion campaign and bogus litigation attacks against organization, board members and executives by rogue ex-employee.
  • Successfully obtained removal of defamatory and embarrassing YouTube videos for head royalty figure/leader of foreign government by court order.
  • Removed hundreds of defamatory and fake online blogs and press releases regarding central foreign government institution and its country leader through court order.
  • Removed more than 25 news articles from Internet involving case of a false arrest accusing client of kidnapping, rape, sodomy, assault, battery and other serious criminal charges.
  • Obtained settlement and injunction after investigating and successfully identifying close friend of young woman who was using dark web to hack her social media accounts, spread defamatory information, and publish fake nude photos of her online. Removed all material published from the Internet and search results.
  • Obtained emergency restraining order and repossession of business’ social media accounts that were taken over by a contractor of the business for the purpose of using the social media accounts to publish defamation, pornography and other private information as a means of extortion to resolve a contract dispute.
  • Removed news articles, and in-depth investigative reports from highly regarded political activist and non-profit organization websites. Articles wrongfully indentified and exposed as being potential terrorist and/or hate group leader when he was actually an undercover FBI agent.
  • Uncovered identity of woman and private investigator using highly sophisticated tactics and dark web to conceal identity to publish dozens of defamatory, malicious, and baseless smears against men met through online dating websites. Removed all defamatory content published.
  • Obtained pre-litigation settlement for client after successful identification in case involving defamation of male gynecologist being defamed online on patient review websites by cross town competitor/ex-employer.
  • Secured permanent injunction against woman engaged in malicious ongoing campaign of online defamation, harassment, and extortion against business owner, wife and Company. Successfully removed over 50 websites and defamatory pieces of content.
  • Attempted to and successfully removed nearly every different type and kind of content from the Internet and/or Google search results, including, but not limited to the following types of material or content located on the following websites:
    • Ripoffreport.com
    • Activist group websites
    • Barboyreport.Kr
    • Pissedconsumer.com
    • WordPress.com,
    • Blogspot.com, wix.com, tumblr.com, and other personal blogging websites
    • Sheasahomewreker.com
    • ComplaintsBoard.com
    • YouTube and other online video content
    • Cheaterland.com
    • News Articles
    • Mugshots
    • Reportmyex.com
    • Court cases and pleadings
    • Domains/websites registered and targeted to attack specific businesses and individuals
    • Usacomplaints.com
    • Arrest reports
    • Glassdoor.com
    • Scam.com
    • Personal information directory websites
    • Thedirty.com
    • Scamorg.com
    • Revenge porn, pornography, and anonymous porn pictures forums
    • Cheaterreport.com
    • RateMDs.com, Vitals.com
    • Discussion forum threads
    • Tagthesponsor.com

 

Publications

Attorney Aaron Minc

Aaron Minc is a nationally recognized leader in the specialized area of Internet defamation. His work is on the technological forefront of removing damaging content from the Internet, combating defamatory cyberattacks, and uncovering identities of anonymous Internet users. Aaron has developed cost-effective cutting-edge legal solutions for his clients’ most pressing and damaging online problems. He is the go-to attorney in his industry for the most malicious and hard to solve internet defamation crises.

Aaron represents clients worldwide, ranging from individuals, small to mid-size business and Fortune 500 companies, to large nonprofit organizations, government institutions and high profile executives, celebrities, politicians, and other individuals. His practice involves combating Internet defamation, content removal, competitor defamation, Internet extortion, online investigation, online harassment, online cyberbulling, revenge porn, online privacy, and other types of defamatory cyberattacks.

Aaron has successfully litigated more than 100 Internet defamation lawsuits in 19 states and 3 countries, securing removal of defamatory content in nearly all of his cases. His experience spans obtaining verdict by jury and judge, winning temporary, preliminary, and permanent injunction, and victory on appeal. In the course of his practice, Aaron has removed over 10,000 websites and other pieces of false or damaging content from the Internet and search results for clients.

News media publications frequently call upon Aaron to comment and speak on topics involving Internet defamation and online privacy issues. He also teaches tactics and strategies for dealing with online defamatory cyberattacks to businesses owners, professional service providers, and other attorneys.

Aaron Minc heads to court to fight for his online defamation clients
Aaron Minc argues in front of a judge on behalf of his online defamation clients.
Aaron Minc making calls on behalf of his online defamation clients.

Civic Professional Involvement

Accomplishments

  • Ohio State and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations
  • Cleveland Jewish News, Board Member, 2014-present

Presentations

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Law & Media Conference, Panelist – “How the Internet Affects Litigation and Settlement Strategy for Defamation and Privacy Cases Workshop”, 2017
  • LaunchHouse – Lunch & Learn – “How to Protect Your Business’s Online Reputation”, 2017
  • American Psychological Association Annual Convention (Washington D.C.) – “Clinical Practice Considerations: Taking Steps to Avoid & Respond to Client Complaints and Grievances Online”, 2017
  • ICIC.org, CEO Series: “Online Reputation Management – How to Fight Negative Reviews”, 2016
  • Chester County Pennsylvania Bar Association, BULL Series – “Internet Defamation Presentation”, 2015
  • Bizdom –  “Limited Liability Company Primer & Managing Your Company’s Online Reputation”, 2014
  • Jackson Lewis 2013 Akron Employment Law Conference“How to Defend Your Business from Cyber Defamation by Former Employees and other Malcontents,” 2013
  • Bizdom“Business Law 101: Contract Law & Negotiation”, 2013

Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
  • All Ohio State Courts

Education

Miami University (B.S.)

  • Major: Finance; Minor: Entrepreneurship.
  • Miami University European Center in Luxembourg, Study Abroad Program.

Case Western Reserve School of Law (J.D., cum laude)

  • Litigation Concentration, with Honors.
  • President and Founder of the Sports & Entertainment Law Society.

Representative Matters

  • Forced one of the largest book publishers in the world to alter the memoir of their celebrity author, issue a public apology to the client, and publicly agree to pay the client’s legal fees. Case garnered national media attention and successfully managed public relations campaign and interviews with news media outlets.
  • Obtained temporary and permanent injunction for removal of online content published by woman who started an embarrassing website about high profile CEO as part of an extortion attempt for cash, real estate, and other property through online smear campaign.
  • Represented large non-profit in litigation to remove defamatory websites and stop ongoing online extortion campaign and bogus litigation attacks against organization, board members and executives by rogue ex-employee.
  • Successfully obtained removal of defamatory and embarrassing YouTube videos for head royalty figure/leader of foreign government by court order.
  • Removed hundreds of defamatory and fake online blogs and press releases regarding central foreign government institution and its country leader through court order.
  • Removed more than 25 news articles from Internet involving case of a false arrest accusing client of kidnapping, rape, sodomy, assault, battery and other serious criminal charges.
  • Obtained settlement and injunction after investigating and successfully identifying close friend of young woman who was using dark web to hack her social media accounts, spread defamatory information, and publish fake nude photos of her online. Removed all material published from the Internet and search results.
  • Obtained emergency restraining order and repossession of business’ social media accounts that were taken over by a contractor of the business for the purpose of using the social media accounts to publish defamation, pornography and other private information as a means of extortion to resolve a contract dispute.
  • Removed news articles, and in-depth investigative reports from highly regarded political activist and non-profit organization websites. Articles wrongfully indentified and exposed as being potential terrorist and/or hate group leader when he was actually an undercover FBI agent.
  • Uncovered identity of woman and private investigator using highly sophisticated tactics and dark web to conceal identity to publish dozens of defamatory, malicious, and baseless smears against men met through online dating websites. Removed all defamatory content published.
  • Obtained pre-litigation settlement for client after successful identification in case involving defamation of male gynecologist being defamed online on patient review websites by cross town competitor/ex-employer.
  • Secured permanent injunction against woman engaged in malicious ongoing campaign of online defamation, harassment, and extortion against business owner, wife and Company. Successfully removed over 50 websites and defamatory pieces of content.
  • Attempted to and successfully removed nearly every different type and kind of content from the Internet and/or Google search results, including, but not limited to the following types of material or content located on the following websites:
Ripoffreport.com Activist group websites Barboyreport.Kr
Pissedconsumer.com WordPress.com, Blogspot.com, wix.com, tumblr.com, and other personal blogging websites Sheasahomewreker.com
ComplaintsBoard.com YouTube and other online video content Cheaterland.com
News Articles Mugshots Reportmyex.com
Court cases and pleadings Domains/websites registered and targeted to attack specific businesses and individuals Usacomplaints.com
Arrest reports Glassdoor.com Scam.com
Personal information directory websites Thedirty.com Scamorg.com
Revenge porn, pornography, and anonymous porn pictures forums Cheaterreport.com RateMDs.com, Vitals.com
Discussion forum threads Tagthesponsor.com
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Client Testimonials

I could not be happier with my decision to retain Aaron. I came to Aaron with a very sensitive issue that had plagued me for years. I wasn't sure that anything could be done about it, but after countless anxiety filled sleepless nights I decided I had to at least try. During our first consultation, it became clear to me that Aaron was the right lawyer for my case. He was very easy to talk to, extremely knowledgeable, sharp, and immediately understood the sensitivities and complexities of my part...
, May 11, 2017
Really great and professional
, Mar 27, 2017
Excellent results. Leading to the removal of my defamatory article.
, Feb 6, 2018
Aaron and his team were wonderful to work with and they got the results I desired, very quickly. I highly recommend Aaron!
, Apr 9, 2017
The situation I was going through was very detrimental to my professional life as well as my social life. Aaron and his team handled it with a sense of urgency and was able to help when no one else would. I highly recommend hiring them for any online defamation cases.
, Apr 17, 2017
We were very happy with the work that was preformed by Aaron MInc for us. We found him very professional and provided excellent results.
, Mar 29, 2017
Everything was handled quickly and professionally, maybe a little more expensive than I thought appropriate, but completed well.
, Jul 12, 2017
handled professionally. Acheived resolution of problem.
, Jul 16, 2017
Aaron has been wonderful in assisting me with my legal issue. His staff is personable and empathetic and willing to help an listen at all times.
, Aug 15, 2017
I am very grateful to Aaron Minc (and to his assistant Rebecca as well). In a moment of extreme anguish I had posted something on a website online that was 100% truthful but later felt regret in doing so since I just wanted to move on with my life in a positive direction. However the website refused to take down my post. Luckily I contacted Aaron Minc and he was able to successfully get the post/caches removed in a matter of a day or two. Aaron always responded to my emails promptly and kept m...
, Jul 17, 2017
Thank you for the excellent service. You said you could remove the lies and you did in short order.
, Dec 16, 2017
Thanks for getting the problem post taken down quickly, and then also deleting a repost.
, Jul 17, 2017
I had an amazing experience and couldn’t be happier with the service. Every thing was done as promised and agreed. Very professional, I highly recommend it.
, Dec 12, 2017
Very professional, courteous, and kind. They swiftly took action and completely resolved the matter! Thank you!
, May 11, 2017
I am a Central American who actually lives in Central America. Aaron /Alyssa / Anna/ Darcy/ Melanie and all the team managed my case in court concerning a false and defamatory publication that was made in Central America. As a result of the court process, Aaron and his team could accurately detect who made the publication and deleted the false and defamatory publication. I am very pleased, satisfied and surely recommend Aaron Minc and his magnificent team. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!! I REALLY APPRECIA...
, May 18, 2018
Aaron delivered as promised, thank you.
, Oct 27, 2017
Honest, quick, reliable! Perfect experience!
, Oct 26, 2017
I was very impressed with Minc LLC. They were fast, effective, and delivered on our agreement as promised.
, Apr 1, 2018
Aaron provided terrific representation. He did everything that he said he was going to do in a well thought out and professional manner. I highly recommend him.
, Mar 13, 2017
Great service and very fast! Highly recommend!
, May 5, 2017
Excellent work!!! Completely pleased!!
, Apr 8, 2017
Aaron resolved my issues. He is awesome. Would hire again in a heartbeat. Went out of his way to communicate with me even after regular hours. Thanks Aaron.
, Jul 18, 2017
You guys did a nice job
, Jul 22, 2017
Used this law firm to assist a friend in a tough situation. Information was removed from the site and references to it scrubbed from search engines in a very short time frame. Communication with this office was excellent - the paralegal and administrative team members are top notch. Trust this law firm when you need online reputation assistance
, Apr 17, 2018
Absolutely solved my problem, quick and just as promised. Some have mentioned the cost but I thought it was very fair and a much better result than using a service that claims to drive search results down on Google only to have it inch back to the top in 6 months. With Minc it is removed not driven down. These guys took it off the internet for less $. Completely satisfied.
, May 31, 2018
Thanks for your help, Things went as stated and I was quite pleased. The timelessness of your service was very speedy. Your staff was very helpful. Thanks again D Wood
, May 23, 2018
Very professioal excellent work with quick results.
, Mar 16, 2017
Thank you for your professionalism and exceptional service!
, Jul 18, 2017
Service was great
, Jul 14, 2017
While it's expensive, it's worth every penny. I'm a lawyer myself, and now I'll never get anxious about someone like a new employer googling me again! Darcy was great-- courteous, professional, prompt responses, and the websites were taken down very quickly (3 days to a week). I'm very impressed. Will recommend highly!
, Dec 8, 2017