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Attorney Aaron Minc

Aaron Minc is a nationally recognized leader in the specialized area of Internet defamation and is known as the go-to attorney for the most malicious and challenging Internet defamation crises. 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, while providing them with the peace of mind that these intrusive matters have been resolved.

Attorney Aaron Minc

Aaron represents clients worldwide, ranging from individuals, small to mid-size businesses and Fortune 500 companies to large nonprofit organizations, government institutions, individuals and high-profile executives, celebrities and politicians. His work is on the leading edge of the ever-evolving realm of internet defamation, which includes uncovering the identities of anonymous Internet users and removing damaging content from the Internet, competitor defamation, Internet extortion, online investigation, online harassment, online cyberbullying, revenge porn, online privacy, and other types of defamatory cyberattacks. Aaron has been actively involved in the evolving area of Internet defamation for over the past seven years. He applies his extensive experience and understanding of defamers’ tactics and strategies to efficiently and effectively address and resolve issues.

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. He has successfully obtained verdict by jury and judge and has won temporary, preliminary, and permanent injunction and victory on appeal. In the course of his practice, Aaron has removed more than 10,000 websites, search results and other pieces of false or damaging content from the Internet.

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

Aaron lives in Moreland Hills, Ohio with his wife and two sons. He is a northeast Ohio native. Enjoys skiing (former PSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor), golf, and spending time with friends and family.

 

Civic Professional Involvement

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

 

Accomplishments

 

Presentations

  • Better Business Bureau – How to Survive Attacks to Your Online Reputation, How to Protect Your Business’s Online Reputation & Remove Negative Content from the Internet, 2018
  • Chagrin Valley Dental Club – How to Protect Your Dental Practice From Online Attacks, 2018
  • 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 type and kind of content from the Internet and/or Google search results, including, but not limited to: consumer complaint websites, discussion forum threads, news articles, court cases and pleadings, person information and directory websites, videos, pictures, mugshots, and many more.

 

Publications

Attorney Aaron Minc

Aaron Minc is a nationally recognized leader in the specialized area of Internet defamation and is known as the go-to attorney for the most malicious and challenging Internet defamation crises. 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, while providing them with the peace of mind that these intrusive matters have been resolved.

Aaron represents clients worldwide, ranging from individuals, small to mid-size businesses and Fortune 500 companies to large nonprofit organizations, government institutions, individuals and high-profile executives, celebrities and politicians. His work is on the leading edge of the ever-evolving realm of internet defamation, which includes uncovering the identities of anonymous Internet users and removing damaging content from the Internet, competitor defamation, Internet extortion, online investigation, online harassment, online cyberbullying, revenge porn, online privacy, and other types of defamatory cyberattacks. Aaron has been actively involved in the evolving area of Internet defamation for over the past seven years. He applies his extensive experience and understanding of defamers’ tactics and strategies to efficiently and effectively address and resolve issues.

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. He has successfully obtained verdict by jury and judge and has won temporary, preliminary, and permanent injunction and victory on appeal. In the course of his practice, Aaron has removed more than 10,000 websites, search results and other pieces of false or damaging content from the Internet.

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

Aaron lives in Moreland Hills, Ohio with his wife and two sons. He is a northeast Ohio native. Enjoys skiing (former PSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor), golf, and spending time with friends and family.

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

  • Better Business Bureau – How to Survive Attacks to Your Online Reputation, How to Protect Your Business’s Online Reputation & Remove Negative Content from the Internet, 2018
  • Chagrin Valley Dental Club – How to Protect Your Dental Practice From Online Attacks, 2018
  • 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 type and kind of content from the Internet and/or Google search results, including, but not limited to: consumer complaint websites, discussion forum threads, news articles, court cases and pleadings, person information and directory websites, videos, pictures, mugshots, and many more.
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Defamatory, negative, and unwanted webpages and content removed

 

Cases in 22 states and 3 countries litigated

 

Satisfied Clients!
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Annual requests for assistance

Client Testimonials

Aaron, I was extremely satisfied with your help in what was a very unjust event. My situation involved a false arrest followed by humiliating and damaging news articles. Though the courts dismissed my case and ordered my records expunged, several large law firms and well-known reputation sites told me that a total removal of news articles would be impossible. You and your firm’s approach however was successful! A big part of my life has been restored through your services, and I have been ab...
, Mar 22, 2017
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
Aaron is an extremely talented and innovative attorney. Would highly recommend him and his firm.
, Apr 26, 2018
Great representation, definitely recommend.
, Mar 19, 2017
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
Thank you for your professionalism and exceptional service!
, Jul 18, 2017
Very good.
, Apr 18, 2018
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
Daniel and his team were very thorough, professional and highly competent. Although my case took longer than I expected, I achieved the desired results. Thanks!
, Apr 16, 2018
Fast, efficient and effective. Couldn't be happier with the results and service I received.
, May 12, 2017
I worked with Melanie Hughs who assisted me in removing things from the internet that were spitefully put up. I was a little hesitant at first but well worth the money to have a peace of mind. I am so glad I used MINC. She was professional and courteous. She kept me informed, and was easy to get in contact with when I had questions. Thank You MINC
, Apr 19, 2018
Attorney Aaron Minc was definitely a great help in my situation. Very quick and easy process, with the client in mind. Great firm.
, Jul 28, 2017
Very efficient, did perform as per agreement and reached the goal
, Mar 24, 2017
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
so grateful! Best and fastest attorney for removal of false information. Thank you.
, Jul 17, 2017
I am pleased with my experience with Attorney Minc and would recommend him to others.
, Mar 31, 2017
Quick and efficient of handling my issue
, Aug 15, 2017
Excellent results. Leading to the removal of my defamatory article.
, Feb 6, 2018
Aaron and his team could not be more buttoned up and professional. They handled my needs rapidly and completely and I will not hesitate to use him again when the need arises. Furthermore, their rates are fair and the value exceeded my expectations. Thank you Aaron, and team!
, Apr 14, 2017
Fast, efficient service with prompt and clear communication. I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone seeking assistance.
, Aug 15, 2018
I was extremely happy with the Minc law firm. They were courteous and efficient.I had a false claim that was online and they had it removed in less than one week.I appreciated their Professionalism and results.
, Feb 7, 2018
Very professioal excellent work with quick results.
, Mar 16, 2017
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
they solved the problem in a timely fashion at the price quoted. I would recommend them to others.
, Jul 13, 2017
Very professional, courteous, and kind. They swiftly took action and completely resolved the matter! Thank you!
, May 11, 2017
My ex did significant harm to my online reputation all of which were lies. Sadly, the websites he posted on refused to remove his words even though they were false. It is infuriating that certain sites can get away with this legally. I waited a year hoping it would go away but it just never did. I spoke with Darcy at Minc and felt more comfortable with her than any other firm or internet reputation service. Internet defamation is incredibly costly no matter what - however - Minc offered me a fa...
, Aug 23, 2018
It is with confidence and delight that we highly recommend Daniel Powell/Minc LLC for any defamation removal needs. Daniel’s relentless and determined work ethic brought the results that we actually thought could not be achieved and the results were quick and complete. It is without reservation that we acclaim Daniel as one of the best in the industry who will fight for your rights and bring resolution for you.
, Aug 14, 2018
Excellent work!!! Completely pleased!!
, Apr 8, 2017
Aaron and his team of professionals met my every ecpectation a job well done! Thank you and all of your staff for your superb support!
, Apr 20, 2018
Professional reaches a new level. They reversed an issue that was potentially very dangerous to my career. It was untrue, and they moved swiftly and efficiently to remove the libelous slander a disgruntled employee posted about me. The story was so ridiculous and scandalous, I'm almost feeling that maybe my life is simply too boring! But, joking aside, they were fabulous, and did all they promised.
, Apr 17, 2017
It has been really terrific working with your team. Everyone was very professional and caring. The legal issue was completed with in a day or so. Thank you so much for your service.
, Jun 20, 2018
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
Aaron and his firm did an incredible job removing several defamatory webpages in relatively short period of time. Their diligence and effort in obtaining these great results was shown on a daily basis. Extremely good communication with the planning and execution phases. Very glad I selected him and his firm, would highly recommend to anyone trying to solve an internet defamation problem!
, Sep 10, 2017
Very professional service, and very prompt response to my emails, typically within an hour or less. My defamation on line was cleared up in just under 2 weeks. would not hesitate to recommend.
, May 18, 2018
Thank you for your help and patience with my multitude of questions in this crazy time for me Darcy was non judgemental, and effective. The posts were removed in very short order. A matter of days not weeks.
, Jun 19, 2018
Thanks for getting the problem post taken down quickly, and then also deleting a repost.
, Jul 17, 2017
I performed a Google search to locate an attorney that would remove a nasty blog my ex-boyfriend posted all over the internet about me. The blog damaged my reputation and mentally destroyed me. Once I contacted Aaron Minc's office they were able to remove the blog in less than 48 hours! I feel as if I have my life back. It was a sigh of relief. My experience with this was absolutely the best I have ever experienced. The paralegal and the attorney were courteous, prompt, efficient, and just out r...
, May 12, 2017
You guys did a nice job
, Jul 22, 2017
I posted an ‘ad’ (which I immediately regretted) on a website to name and shame an individual and was not able to retract it. I contacted Minc Law and they got back to me immediately. Melanie Hughes who dealt with my case, was always pleasant and helpful. She was always ready and available to answer any questions and assured me that the ‘ad’ I had posted could be successfully removed. She did a thorough search and found that the post had been copied and pasted onto 6 other websites. All wer...
, Nov 12, 2018
I was very impressed with Minc LLC. They were fast, effective, and delivered on our agreement as promised.
, Apr 1, 2018