Aaron M. Minc

Top rated Media & Advertising attorney in Cleveland, Ohio

Minc Law
Aaron M. Minc
Minc Law

Practice Areas: Media & Advertising, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation; view more

Licensed in Ohio since: 2010

Education: Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2023
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Aaron M. Minc has developed a nationwide reputation as a leading lawyer in the field of internet defamation. The founder of Cleveland, Ohio-based law firm, Minc LLC, he provides representation to individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations and government institutions in matters involving internet extortion, competitor defamation, content removal, cyber-bullying, online harassment, revenge porn, and similar issues.

Mr. Minc has litigated hundreds of these types of cases throughout the U.S. and abroad, and he has been able to obtain favorable verdicts as well as temporary and permanent injunctions. In one representative matter, he obtained a permanent injunction that resulted in the removal of a website started by a woman trying to extort a high-profile chief executive officer. In another, Mr. Minc obtained a sizable settlement on behalf of a physician who was being defamed by a competitor on patient review websites.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Minc attended Miami University, where he majored in finance and received a Bachelor of Science in 2007. He pursued his legal education at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and was the president of the school's Sports & Entertainment Law Society before being awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2010. He was a partner at an area law firm before founding his current firm in 2017. Admitted to practice before all Ohio state courts, Mr. Minc is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Minc is frequently asked to deliver presentations on topics related to his practice area. In 2017, he spoke at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association dealing with online client complaints and grievances. He is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

Practice areas

Media and Advertising, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Defamation, Libel, Slander

First Admitted: 2010, Ohio

Professional Webpage: https://www.minclaw.com/bio/aaron-minc/

Educational Background:
  • Case Western Reserve School of Law (J.D., cum laude) Litigation Concentration, with Honors.President and Founder of the Sports & Entertainment Law Society.
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, B.S., Major: Finance; Minor: Entrepreneurship; Honors: Miami University European Center in Luxembourg, Study Abroad Program, 2007
White Papers:
  • In this article, we will thoroughly review the legal doctrine of slander per se, providing several examples. We will also outline the differences between defamation, slander, and slander per se., What is Slander Per Se?
  • In this article, we provide actionable tips for dealing with sextortion if you are a minor—or if you are a parent, helping your child navigate such online harassment., What to Do If Your Child is the Target of Sextortion, Defamation, Libel And Slander, 2023
  • In this article, we will discuss how to remove a review from Angi.com and restore your online image., How to Remove Fake Reviews from Angi.com, Defamation, Libel, Slander, 2023
  • In this article, we explore the role of intake specialists at our firm and how they help qualify clients, provide guidance on a client’s next steps, and prepare them to speak to one of our experienced attorneys., What Our Intake Specialists Do & How They Can Help You, Defamation, Libel, Slander, 2023
  • In this article, we explain how cyberattacks do lasting damage to both individual and business reputations. We then lay out tips for responding to a cyberattack and rebuilding your reputation afterward., How to Monitor Your Reputation After a Cyberattack, Defamation, Libel And Slander, 2023
  • In this article, we define Ashley Madison blackmail. Then, we provide actionable tips for preventing and responding to online blackmail and sextortion., What to Do If You Are the Target of Ashley Madison Blackmail, 2023
  • In this article, we define a sugar baby relationship and how sugar baby blackmail usually happens. We then provide actionable tips for dealing with blackmail—and how to prevent it from happening in the first place., What to Do If You Are Being Blackmailed By Your Sugar Baby, 2023
  • In this article, we will explore the signs and tactics used by fake sugar baby scammers and provide practical tips on how to spot and avoid these scams. By understanding the warning signs and being proactive, you can avoid becoming a victim of these types of scams., How to Spot Fake Sugar Baby Scams, 2023
  • In this article, we will explore the process of finding negative search results and what you can do to address them., How to Google Yourself to Find Negative Search Results
  • In this article, we provide a guide to hiring an effective reputation management service. We address how online reputation management works, when to hire a professional ORM firm, and how to find a reputable company that fits your needs., How to Choose an Ethical & Effective Online Reputation Management Company
  • Every quarter we get up close and personal with a Minc Law team member who embodies our core values: professionalism, compassion and empathy, loyalty, and results. We are excited to introduce Minc Law paralegal Melanie Hughes!, Employee Spotlight: Meet Paralegal Melanie Hughes, Defamation, Libel And Slander
  • Cleveland, OH, January 30, 2023 – Internet defamation law firm Minc Law is proud to announce three of its attorneys have earned national peer-reviewed honors from Ohio Rising Stars® by Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America., Three Minc Law Attorneys Earn Peer-Reviewed Accolades From Legal Publications, Defamation, Libel And Slander
  • Cleveland, OH, January 10, 2023 – Minc Law, an internet defamation and online harassment law firm based in Cleveland, Ohio is pleased to announce the naming of Daniel Powell as Partner., Daniel Powell Named Partner at Minc Law, 2023
  • In this article, we explain how to decide if Minc Law is the right fit for your case, the types of matters that do and do not qualify for a free consultation, and what to expect from a free consult at our firm., What Types of Matters Qualify For a Free Consult at Minc Law?
  • In this article, we will discuss the importance of open and honest communication and detail the type of information we will be requesting., Why Open & Consistent Communication is Essential to Assisting You With Your Case
  • In this article, we will discuss the legal concept of “unauthorized use of name or likeness” and how it is proven. We will also discuss common damages that can be recovered for this and similar legal claims., Unauthorized Use of Name or Likeness: Can I Sue if Someone Uses My Name?
  • We are humbled by the opportunity to serve our clients and thankful for their trust in us. We remain committed to providing the highest quality legal representation and customer service, and we look forward to continuing to serve the community for many years to come., Minc Law Celebrates 5 Years
  • In this article, we define an evergreen retainer and how it is different from a standard retainer fee. We then explain the benefits, drawbacks, and key components of an evergreen retainer fee agreement. Finally, we provide a real-life example of the agreement we use at Minc Law., What is an Evergreen Retainer Agreement?
  • If you have been the victim of an online smear campaign or had personal information leaked to the public, you may be wondering how to repair your online reputation., How to Repair a Damaged Online Reputation
  • In this article, we explain why a defamation victim might want to issue a cease and desist letter., How to Stop Defamation With a Cease & Desist Letter
  • In this article, we discuss what makes our team the right choice to handle your internet-related matter., Why Minc Law is Successful in What We Do
  • Continuing with our ‘Employee Spotlight’ series, where we get up-close and personal with Minc Law team members each quarter, we would like to introduce Minc Law’s intake and paralegal manager Darcy Buxton., Employee Spotlight: Meet Intake & Paralegal Manager Darcy Buxton
  • In this article, we will define reputation management and discuss its importance., What is Reputation Management?
  • In this article, we provide helpful resources for identifying sextortion and preventing it before it happens to you., Where to Turn For Sextortion Help if You Are Being Threatened Online
  • In this article, we discuss what constitutes revenge porn and how to remove it from the internet without a lawsuit. Then, we explain how to file a revenge porn lawsuit and what to expect from the process., How to File a Revenge Porn Lawsuit
  • Reputational risk is the potential for damage to the good standing or public perception of a person or business. When it comes to your company, reputational risk can come from both internal and external sources, such as: Company policies and actions,Actions of company representatives,Third parties like suppliers and partners, and evenCustomer actions., What is Reputational Risk?
  • Because a viable claim for defamation only arises with the publication of false assertions of fact, truth is a defense that can be and commonly is asserted in court., Is It Defamation if it is True? Truth as a Defense to Defamation, Defamation, Libel And Slander
  • In this article, we provide an overview of the corporate reputation management process. We walk readers through the stages of developing a reputation management strategy, as well as the risks posed to your business if you do not proactively manage its reputation in an increasingly digital world., What is the Corporate Reputation Management Process?
  • In this article, we explain the different types of cam girl scams. Then, we address how to protect yourself against these scams, how to respond if you are being scammed, and how the experienced attorneys at Minc Law can assist you in getting out of the cam girl scam and restore and protect your reputation., How to Spot & Avoid Cam Girl Scams
  • In this article, we provide five aspects of Minc Law’s culture and work style to help you decide if our legal team is the right fit for you., 5 Things Minc Law Applicants Should Know Before Applying
  • In this article, we provide an in-depth look at private and public figures in the context of defamation law. We also discuss examples of common public and private figures, as well as the burdens of proof each type of plaintiff must meet when bringing a defamation case., Defamation of a Public Figure vs. Private Figure Explained
  • In this article, we provide several common examples of webcam sextortion and how it takes place. Then, we provide actionable tips for how to respond to webcam sextortion quickly and effectively., What to Do If You Are the Target of Webcam Sextortion
  • In this article, we will provide insight into our firm’s guiding principles and core values and how we apply them to all team members., What Transparency & Trust Means to Us at Minc Law, Defamation, Libel And Slander, 2022
  • In this article, we will discuss situations where an individual can sue over a false accusation of racism. We will also cover what to do if you are falsely accused of racism., Can You Sue If You Are Falsely Accused of Racism?, 2022
  • In this article, we give you a window into our company culture and what makes our firm unique. Then, we explore the many benefits of working for Minc Law, from the financial compensation to the extra benefits and perks that you may not find elsewhere., The Benefits of Working For Minc Law, 2022
  • As a business owner in the twenty-first century, your online reputation is critical to your company’s success. That is why you need an effective business review management strategy in place to manage online reviews and customer feedback., The Business Owner’s Guide to Review Management
  • The importance of brand reputation to stakeholders cannot be overstated. A strong brand reputation can help a company attract and retain customers, secure funding from investors, and recruit top-tier talent. Conversely, a weak brand reputation can damage a company’s bottom line, making it difficult to be competitive in the marketplace, prosper and innovate., The Importance of Brand Reputation to Stakeholders
  • Dating websites, such as Plenty of Fish (pof.com), have become popular breeding grounds for sextortionists, blackmailers, and other individuals with sinister intentions—which means you should be on your guard against potential scammers., What to Do If You Are the Victim of a Plenty of Fish Sextortion Scam
  • Minc Law is proud to announce that it has implemented a new, dynamic profit-sharing plan for all firm employees., Minc Law Commits to Rewarding Employees With Profit-Sharing Program, Defamation, 2022
  • LinkedIn is a powerful tool for business owners and professionals. It can be used to make valuable connections, find jobs, and learn new information. However, it can also be a place where people post defamatory statements about other individuals, businesses, and professionals., What to Do If You Are the Target of LinkedIn Defamation, Defamation, Libel And Slander, 2022
  • Finding and hiring an attorney can be a complex and confusing process, and the payment structure is no exception. If you are seeking legal representation for online defamation, internet-related privacy, or any other type of legal matter, one question may stand out from the rest: what is a retainer fee and how does it work?, What is a Retainer Fee Agreement & How Does It Work?, Legal, 2022
  • Before taking legal action against an individual for unsavory or harsh statements communicated about you, it is critical to first understand the difference between defamation and an insult. While insults may be offensive, they are not unlawful. A defamatory statement, on the other hand, can be the basis for a lawsuit., What is the Difference Between an Insult and a Defamatory Statement?, Defamation, Libel And Slander, 2022
  • For Californians who are the target of online harassment, you may be wondering what your legal options are. Depending on the type of online harassment you are experiencing, online harassment laws in California provide some protection and legal recourse., Important Online Harassment Laws in California to Know, Harassment, 2022
  • Ohio is home to countless key landmark decisions and precedents that have helped shape the fabric of defamation laws across the United States. Ohio defines defamation of character as “a false statement that causes harm to a person’s reputation, exposes him to public hatred, contempt, ridicule, shame, or disgrace, or affects him adversely in his trade or business.”, Your Complete Guide to Defamation of Character in Ohio
  • California defamation law defines defamation of character as the publishing of a false statement to a third party that results in harm to another person’s reputation and good standing. The heart of a valid California defamation claim hinges on whether the published statement caused damage to another’s reputation., The Complete Guide to California Defamation Law
  • To succeed in a business defamation claim, you must generally prove the following four elements:, What Are the Elements of a Business Defamation Claim?, Defamation, Libel And Slander, 2021
  • Cleveland, Ohio, January 4, 2022 – MINC LAW files Defamation Lawsuit Against the Plain Dealer on Behalf of Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich., Minc Law Files Defamation Lawsuit Against The Plain Dealer, Online Defamation, Libel And Slander
  • Cleveland, OH, January 5, 2022 – Minc Law is proud to announce five of its attorneys have been named as 2022 Ohio Rising Stars® by Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, Five Minc Law Attorneys Recognized as 2022 Ohio Rising Stars, Online Defamation, Libel And Slander
  • Cleveland, OH, November 22, 2021 – Internet defamation law firm Minc Law is proud to announce the addition of attorneys Christina WilliamsMichael Pelagalli, and Caroline Ford., Minc Law Continues to Expand with the Addition of Three Attorneys
  • While there is no set time frame for a defamation lawsuit to resolve because every lawsuit is unique, there are numerous factors that will affect how long a defamation case takes., How Long Does it Take to Sue for Defamation?
  • If you are the target of defamatory statements or comments that have harmed you or your business’s reputation, you may be wondering ‘How much money can you get suing for slander?’. While there is no established amount you can get suing for slander, there are numerous factors that can influence how much you can be awarded, How Much Money Can You Get Suing for Slander?
  • Clients that come to us in need of online reputation management services often ask, ‘Why is a good reputation important for business?’. At Minc Law, we have extensive experience assisting both individuals and businesses in maintaining and improving their online reputations., Why is a Positive Reputation Important in Business?
  • Social media has become a breeding ground for outrage, bullying, and defamation—and unfortunately, the nature of social media makes such things extremely public. Slander on Instagram can have devastating consequences for your personal and professional reputation., How to Handle Slander on Instagram, Defamation, Libel And Slander, 2021
  • In this guide to New York defamation law, we explain: How to prove defamation in a New York court,Types of defamation recognized in New York state,New York’s defamation statute of limitations,Most common defenses to defamation in New York, and Finally,Types of damages available in New York and how to prove them., Your Comprehensive Guide to New York Defamation Law, Defamation, Libel And Slander
  • If you have been libeled or slandered and are considering filing a defamation lawsuit, it can be overwhelming to know where to look, and what questions to ask, when hiring a defamation lawsuit attorney to represent you., Your Guide to Hiring a Defamation Lawsuit Attorney to File Suit, Defamation, Libel And Slander, 2021
  • Businesses can remove fake Google reviews in four ways:, How to Remove Fake Google Reviews, Defamation, Libel And Slander, 2021
  • To remove negative or fake reviews from Healthgrades, we recommend taking the following steps:, How to Remove a Negative & Fake Healthgrades Review, Defamation, Libel And Slander, 2021
  • Pennsylvania cyber harassment laws offer some protections for victims of online harassment but are still in their infancy and often enforced under general criminal and civil harassment, stalking, and cyberbullying laws., Important Online Harassment Laws in Pennsylvania to Know, Defamation, Libel And Slander, 2021
  • It is critical to understand how to respond to bad reviews on the internet to stay competitive and thrive as a business., How to Respond to Bad Reviews on the Internet, Defamation, Libel And Slander, 2021
  • Now more than ever your company’s online presence is essential to its success., Top 9 Benefits of Online Reputation Management For Your Business, Defamation, Libel And Slander, 2021
  • To report a Snapchat account for unlawful behavior, you should take the following steps., How to Report a Snapchat Account & Snapchat Story, 2021
  • Learning how to spot fake reviews and remove them is increasingly essential to protecting your business’s reputation online., How to Spot & Remove Fake Online Reviews, 2021
  • Philippine sextortion scams are on the rise., Help! I’m the Victim of a Philippines Sextortion Scam: What Can I Do?, Defamation, Libel And Slander, 2021
  • If you have recently been arrested, charged with a DUI, or had a run-in with the police, chances are your name has been featured on a police blotter. Unfortunately, police blotter records do not always tell the full story and may mislead the public., How to Remove Your Name From a Police Blotter, Defamation, Libel And Slander, 2021
  • There are two main types of defamation: libel and slander., What Are the Two Types of Defamation? Libel vs. Slander Explained, Defamation, Libel And Slander, 2021
  • It can be overwhelming and distressing to deal with vicious lies and slander on Facebook. While the platform was designed to bring people together, some use it to smear the reputation of others., Important Steps to Take if You Are Slandered on Facebook, Defamation, Libel And Slander, 2021
  • In the post-#MeToo online environment, allegations of sexual assault on Twitter and social media are on the rise., Steps to Take if You Are Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault on Twitter, Defamation, Libel And Slander, 2021
  • Anybody can fall victim to extortion on the internet. As online extortionists become savvier, you need to learn how to avoid being extorted online and becoming their next victim., How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Extortion on the Internet, Defamation, Libel And Slander, 2021
  • A CEO’s reputation can shape their company’s reputation., How a CEO’s Reputation Can Impact the Company’s Reputation, Defamation, Libel And Slander
  • If you own or manage a business, you understand the importance of online reviews and a positive online reputation., Does Yelp Blackmail Small Businesses to Remove Negative Reviews?, Defamation, Libel And Slander
  • In today’s digital landscape, where every action and piece of data is on public display, internet privacy is sought by many—but achieved by few., What is the Right to Be Forgotten?
  • In today’s digital world, online reviews on social media sites like Facebook can be pivotal for your business., How Businesses Can Remove a Bad Review on Facebook, 2021
  • In today’s digital age, a less-than-stellar online reputation can affect your employment, personal life, and even financial prospects., The Complete Guide to Removing Damaging Content From the Internet, Defamation, Libel And Slander
  • Being defamed in New York (or any state for that matter) can be frustrating and confusing. Fortunately, New York has no shortage of knowledgeable and experienced defamation attorneys who can help you stop the lies and get your life back., Guide to Hiring the Top Defamation Lawyers in New York, Defamation, Libel And Slander, 2021
  • If you have been the victim of internet defamation, online harassment, or other malicious online content, you are probably wondering how to remove defamatory content from the internet—or whether it is even possible., How to Remove Defamatory Content From the Internet, Defamation, Libel And Slander, 2021
  • If you like socializing on social media, but do not want to expose yourself to malicious internet actors and predators there are things you can do to enhance your privacy., How to Protect Your Privacy on Social Media, Defamation, Libel And Slander, 2021
  • Are you the target of defamation on YouTube? If so, there are several effective steps you can take to tackle the problem before it spirals out of control., How to Report & Remove Defamation on YouTube, Defamation, Libel And Slander, 2021
  • Online reputation management combines marketing, SEO, and public relations strategies to monitor and boost your online reputation., What is Online Reputation Management?, Defamation, Libel And Slander
  • defamation lawsuit is a type of civil lawsuit in which the victim sues a defendant for defamation, a false statement made to a third party that causes damage to another person or business’s reputation., Everything You Need to Know to Bring & Succeed in a Defamation Lawsuit, Defamation, Libel And Slander
  • If someone is using your creative work – whether it be a blog post, song, podcast, or article – without your authorization, they are infringing on your copyright. To get them to stop and remove the infringing work and/or material, you may consider sending a DMCA takedown notice., How to Send an Effective DMCA Takedown Notice, Defamation, Libel And Slander, 2021
  • When content removal isn’t an option, we recommend utilizing online reputation management services., Removing Content: Online Reputation Management vs. Legal Services, 2020
  • Online reputation management (ORM) utilizes an array of strategies to monitor and strengthen your online presence., How Much Does Online Reputation Management Cost?
  • Revenge porn is not something the average person thinks about on a daily basis, however, this distressing situation happens to roughly one in twelve (8%) people in the United States., How to Permanently Remove Content From Revenge Porn Websites, 2020
  • Social media defamation is an all-encompassing term used to describe a false statement of fact about a third party published to a social media website, platform, or app, such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram., What to Do If You Are the Victim of Social Media Defamation, 2021
  •  Fortunately, you can remove a cybersquatter and recover your domain., How to Remove a Cybersquatter & Recover Your Domain Name
  • If you discover underage nude images or videos of yourself on the Internet, act quickly to remove and report child pornography by:, How to Report & Remove Child Pornography From the Internet, 2021
  • A written engagement letter, commonly referred to as an engagement agreement, is a type of contract—and it is a necessary foundation on which to build a professional relationship., How to Read Your Minc Law Engagement Letter
  • If you are the target of Facebook sextortion, here is what you should do:, What to Do If You Are the Victim of Facebook Sextortion, 2021
  • If you are like most of the world, 2020 likely had a life-changing impact on the way you interact with others, conduct business, and consume content., Frequently Asked Questions About Digital Risk Protection (DRP), 2021
  • Finding yourself on a gossip site like She’s a Homewrecker can be horrifying., How to Get Yourself Removed from ShesAHomeWrecker.com
  • Has a stranger on the internet threatened to publish explicit images or other content about you unless you meet their demands?, How to Report Sextortion
  • If you are located in Ohio and the target of defamation, you are probably feeling a lot of things – like anger, frustration, and possibly even confusion., Your Guide to Hiring Defamation of Character Lawyers in Ohio & Filing Suit
  • Sextortion is an invasive form of extortion that occurs when a perpetrator threatens to release explicit images of you unless you send them a ransom., How to Deal With Sextortion on the Internet
  • Like most forms of social media, Twitter is susceptible to abuse. Fortunately, the platform enables users to report tweets that violate Twitter’s Terms of Service., How to Report a Tweet & Twitter Account, 2021
  • If you have been the unwilling subject of a damaging news article, you may be wondering how to remove negative newspaper articles from the web. Most people think that once something is online, it will stay there forever—but that is not always true., How to Report a Tweet & Twitter Account, 2021
  • In today’s digital age, defamation takes countless shapes and forms., What is Considered Defamation? Common Defamation Examples to Know, 2021
  • Intentional infliction of emotional distress (“IIED”) is a civil tort that is sometimes referred to as the “tort of outrage.”, What is Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress? Elements, Examples, & Damages Explained, 2021
  • Finding defamatory or unlawful content in Google’s search results can be embarrassing (at best) and downright harmful (at worst). The good news is you may have some options to remove defamatory content from Google., How to Remove Defamatory Content & Search Results From Google, 2021
  • Have you ever found unwanted Google search results that shocked or alarmed you, such as an embarrassing or intimate photograph of you, leaked sensitive or inaccurate information, or other damaging personal information or comments?, How to Remove Unwanted Google Search Results
  • The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA) enables copyright holders to request the removal of infringing online content. When it comes to removing unwanted online content, the DMCA provides a valuable tool known as the DMCA takedown notice., What is a DMCA Takedown Notice? Everything You Need to Know
  • Civil conspiracy is an agreement between two or more parties to commit an unlawful or wrongful act that injures a third party. However, civil conspiracy claims can be difficult to prove and may not be appropriate in all cases., What is Civil Conspiracy? Elements, Examples, & Potential Damages
  • If you have ever wondered whether you can remove Yelp reviews, the answer is yes! Fake and negative Yelp reviews can cause irreparable harm to a business’s reputation. Even one less-than-stellar online review can carry serious consequences for a business’s bottom line and ability to stay open., How to Remove Fake & Negative Yelp Reviews That Are Harming Your Business
  • If you are the victim of online harassment, defamation, or another internet-related issue, you may be worried about how to afford the legal representation that you need to get that damaging content removed or put an end to the internet abuse., How to Finance Your Minc Law Legal Fees: Retainer Fee Financing Options Explained, 2020
  • In today’s economy, online reviews can make or break a business. If your business receives a bad review and you are wondering if you can sue the reviewer, the answer is yes. Yet, to sue someone for a bad review, the review must: Be defamatory or legally actionable;Violate an online review platform’s Terms of Service (ToS); orAttempt to extort or harass your business. To read this post in its entirety, read the article at our legal resource center by clicking the following link: https://www.minclaw.com/can-business-sue-for-bad-review/, Can You Sue For a Bad Review?, 2020
  • Have you ever been shopping online and bought something, then started receiving emails for similar items? Or perhaps your personal information was posted online, which led to online harassment or even stalking. Your personal information that you thought was protected was most likely sold to several different data broker websites., Data Broker Websites: What Are They, How Do They Work, & How Can I Remove Myself?, 2020
  • Public humiliation or public shaming is a form of punishment. Its purpose is to dishonor or disgrace a person in a public way, and it can have disastrous consequences for both individuals and businesses., Understanding Online Shaming: What is It & is It Legal?
  • In this post, we walk you through the different types of payment structures attorneys use, what kinds of costs you can expect to incur during the life of your internet-related matter, how to interpret your attorney’s invoice, and what to reasonably expect out of your attorney-client relationship., How Does Minc Law Billing Work? How to Read Your Legal Invoice
  • Fortunately, there are regulations in place designed to shield children from being taken advantage of by website operators. One such set of rules is called the Children’s Online Privacy Act (“COPPA”)., Understanding the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), 2020
  • Digital Risk Protection is a service provided by Minc Law that will allow professionals and businesses to put their minds at ease, knowing that their online reputation security system is working 24/7 to eliminate malicious cyberattacks. , What is Digital Risk Protection (DRP)? DRP Benefits & Features Explained
  • Domain names can be a big deal, defining a brand or entire company. Yet someone can register your name as a domain name for as little as $8 to $15 on a “first-come, first-served” basis. If someone registered you or your business’s name as a domain name, you have three primary options available to acquire the domain., Someone Registered My Name as a Domain Name: What Are My Options?, 2020
  • If you or your business are the targets of defamatory attacks, fake online reviews, allegations of infidelity, or other defamation, you more than likely have numerous questions about defamation lawsuits and how you should proceed. When prospective defamation clients call us, their first questions are often, “Do I have a case?,” “Who can I sue?,” and “Do I have to sue, Defamation Litigation Alternatives: What Options do I Have?, 2020
  • At Minc Law, we focus specifically on online defamation: a legal issue that has proliferated since social media and smartphones became commonplace in the early 2000s. We have litigated thousands of defamation cases across the globe and removed tens of thousands of pieces of defamatory content from the internet, so we know the most pressing questions defamation clients have about defamation lawsuits. This article goes over five of our most commonly asked questions. , 5 Frequently Asked Questions About Internet Defamation Lawsuits, 2020
  • The news world is fast-paced, and it can be challenging to speak to a journalist if you have never done it before. While the press provides a public service and strives for fairness and accuracy in their reporting, a person in direct contact with the media should be as prepared as possible., 10 Tips on How to Speak to the Media, 2020
  • Are you a photographer and someone has used one of your photographs on their website without your permission? Or, maybe you are a writer and a popular online blog has published your short story claiming they wrote it. Or, perhaps, someone has lifted a selfie you posted on a social media account and is now using it to harass you online., How Much Does It Cost to Have an Attorney Send a DMCA Takedown Notice?, 2020
  • Have you been the victim of defamation and want to know the deadline to file a lawsuit? The statute of limitations is a major deadline that affects your ability to file a defamation lawsuit and is critical to keep in mind when considering all of your options in responding to defamation., What is the Statute of Limitations For My Defamation Claim?, 2020
  • In this digital age, purchasing decisions are increasingly driven by online reviews and ratings. Each year, more and more people are turning to the Internet as the very first step in deciding what to buy and who to hire, inevitably finding – or even specifically in search of – feedback from other customers., One Star Reviews: What Can I Do & Who Can I Sue?, 2020
  • In some cases, the victim of online defamation has an idea who is behind the nasty commentary. But what can you do if the person targeting you has limited profile information listed, or does so from an anonymous username?, 22 Free Tools & Tips to Identify an Anonymous Online Defamer, 2020
  • Choosing an attorney is a difficult decision that should not be taken lightly. You want to feel confident that your choice is the right one, and that your chosen attorney will have your best interests in mind and do a good job for you., 5 Reasons You Should Hire Minc Law, 2020
  • Suppose you are job-seeking and worried about a potential employer finding the public court records about an arrest when you were a juvenile for a petty drug offense in internet search results. Or suppose your next business venture will involve some due diligence on your background and you are worried about personal medical records or an unflattering mugshot showing up online., How to Remove Public Court Records From the Internet , 2020
  • There are steps you can take to have your intimate photos removed from the internet. Litigation is a possible route, but there are other options that do not involve the court system. , What to Do If Someone is Distributing Your Intimate Images Without Consent
  • If you are the target of an internet attack, such as internet defamation, online extortion or sextortion, or another form of internet harassment, taking the first step to contact a law firm may feel like an overwhelming and stressful task., Thinking About Contacting Minc Law? Here's What to Expect, 2020
  • Have you or your business been anonymously attacked or defamed online and are considering filing a lawsuit? The anonymity of the internet makes it possible for people to attack or harass an individual or business online and then disappear. Or does it?, How Much Does a John Doe Lawsuit Cost? The Cost to Sue an Unknown Defendant, 2020
  • We live in a world where shaming people on the internet and cancel culture has become the norm. It is impossible nowadays to browse through our Facebook or Twitter feed without stumbling on a post about a “rude” waiter who “ruined” someone’s dining experience., Why You Should Not Publicly Shame Someone on Social Media, 2020
  • These stats highlight the importance of online reviews for your business or practice. , The Importance of Online Reviews: 50+ Key Statistics to Know [2020], 2020
  • This guide will help anyone struggling with negative and fake online content learn their legal options. , How to Obtain a Court Order to Remove Content From the Internet , 2020
  • Most clients who contact our firm about removing online news articles want to know if they can sue the news outlet who published the story. In the vast majority of cases, the answer is no., Why Suing the Media For Defamation is Usually Not Your Best Option, 2020
  • Employer online review sites are becoming a normal part of everyday business. While there are many employer review sites, none are more popular or powerful than Glassdoor, which attracts north of 50 million users per month. Unfortunately, negative and fake reviews on Glassdoor can discourage potential employees (and job applicants) and harm a company’s reputation. Having a favorable profile on Glassdoor, on the other hand, is vital for employers to attract the best caliber candidates., How to Remove Negative & Fake Glassdoor Reviews, 2020
  • Search engines can turn up hundreds of pages of results for a person or business. Web-based tools can locate negative business reviews, decades-old news articles, adult content, and other unwanted material you may have not known was even posted to the internet., How to Google Yourself to Find Negative Search Results, 2020
  • Have you been defamed on the internet and are considering a defamation lawsuit? Costs are a number one concern among our clients when it comes to pursuing a defamation lawsuit. At Minc Law, we’ve litigated hundreds of defamation lawsuits in over 25 states and 3 countries, so we know what contributes to the cost of a defamation case (in any jurisdiction)., How Much Does a Defamation Lawsuit Cost? The Cost to Sue for Internet Defamation , 2020
  • A defamatory statement is any communication of false facts that harms the reputation of another person or tends to lower his respect or confidence in the community., What is a Defamatory Statement?, 2020
  • Consider this the ultimate guide to online defamation law in the United States., The Complete Guide to Online Defamation Law, 2020
  • In this comprehensive blog post, we’re going to walk you through how to remove defamatory and malicious content and videos from YouTube, how to submit a defamation complaint on YouTube, and why YouTube defamation poses a serious threat to your personal and professional reputation., How to Remove Defamatory Videos & Content From YouTube , 2019
  • DatingComplaints.Us is at the forefront of dating complaints, cheater exposing, homewrecker reports, and STD-shaming websites on the Internet, and stands to severely affect both your personal and professional life. If you’ve found yourself the subject of a post or comment on DatingComplaints.Us, we’re here to help and get it removed as soon as possible!, Remove Yourself & Defamatory Posts From DatingCompaints.US, 2019
  • In this comprehensive post, we’re going to take you through how to secure a guaranteed removal of defamatory and false posts from CheaterCentral.com, why CheaterCentral poses a serious threat to both your professional and personal reputation, several defamation cases concerning themselves with cheater and homewrecker websites/forums, and more!, How to Remove Fake & Defamatory Content From CheaterCentral.com, 2019
  • Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has filed a lawsuit for more than $250 million against Twitter and several users, including two parody accounts. Aaron Minc, attorney, principal and founder of Minc Law, weighs in on the case., Rep. Nunes Targets Twitter, Several Users in $250 Million Lawsuit , 2019
  • Has someone posted something just straight up false and malicious about you on the Internet? Or, someone has written an entirely fake Google review about your local restaurant or business? Or, maybe a news site has wrongly published a piece accusing you of having committed an egregious crime? An internet defamation lawyer can help., 5 Benefits of Hiring an Internet Defamation Lawyer, 2019
  • In this all-encompassing article, we’re going to walk you through how to secure a guaranteed review removal from NameAndShame.com, why a good percentage of consumer advocacy forums and bulletin boards have morphed into hot zones for online defamation, three steps to protect your business’s online presence and reputation, and more!, Guaranteed Defamation & Libel Removal From NameAndShame.com, 2019
  • In this comprehensive blog post and guide, we’re going to walk you through how to remove yourself from Private-Complaints.com, several fundamental features of Private-Complaints.com which poses a serious threat to your personal and professional reputation, and some alternative methods of online defamation and libel removal., Remove Yourself From PrivateComplaints.com , 2019
  • ReviewsTalk.com is a user-generated content platform for consumer reviews of businesses, contractors, and professionals.If you or your business has been, or is being, maliciously attacked or defamed on ReviewsTalk.com, your professional livelihood may be in jeopardy. Unfortunately, customers and potential clients can be swayed even by a meritless review, causing them to seek out other businesses. , How Do I Get Fake and Defamatory Reviews Removed from ReviewsTalk.com?, 2018
  • Revolutions in the world of law are paramount to shaping the way we live. In the twenties and thirties, it was about the role of the government in our lives.  In the fifties and sixties it was about civil rights, and the next two decades are going to be about privacy. This means the internet, what’s said on it, and what type of protection you and your reputation should be afforded, and in a country founded on freedom, what could be a more fundamental cause than that?, Five Years in Defamation Law, 2018
  • Internet blog posts and online forums have become two of the most popular online mediums for malicious posters and Internet trolls to attack and defame others, so it’s important to approach both with caution and familiarize yourself with your options (and the likelihood) of legal recourse., Lawsuit to Remove Defamation from Internet Blog Site , 2018
  • ScamBoard.com is a user-generated content platform and website sporting the tagline, “Accountability is everything.” The site seeks to provide a transparent platform for consumers who have “been scammed,” are willing to “expose bad behavior,” and “voice their opinion” on the scam that allegedly got them. While ScamBoard was likely created with the intention to further transparency and fairness in our consumer society, it has unfortunately evolved into a hub for online defamation and baseless and malicious online attacks., How to Remove Your Business & Name From ScamBoard.com, 2018
  • Ohio failed to pass Bill 353 to join 38 other states and Washington DC to criminalize Revenge Porn.  Mona Kosar from Cleveland 5 news interviews Aaron Minc about this and the latest Revenge Porn making headlines between Rob Kardashian and his former fiancee Blac Chyna after he leaked nude photos of her and posted defamatory tweets and instagram posts.   Rob Kardashian’s X-Rated rant might not be a crime in Ohio but it is in California where Chyna is seeking further legal action under the revenge porn law., Attorney Aaron Minc Interview on Cleveland News 5, 2017
  • On June 7, 2016, the California Court of Appeals, First District, ordered Yelp to take down a defamatory online review about a lawyer left by a former disgruntled client after the lawyer obtained a judgment against her former client declaring the review defamatory., California Appellate Court Decision Forces Yelp to Remove Defamatory Review , 2016
  • The following is a re-post of my interview published in the Fall 2014 edition of InBrief, the Case Western Reserve Alumni Magazine., "The Reputation Protector" - My Interview With the Case Law Alumni Mag , 2014
  • Welcome to the new age of the Internet. Unbeknownst to many, an entire new industry has taken foothold online, which profits solely by spreading derogatory statements, malicious content, and other private information about people’s affairs., The Dark Side of the Internet: How to Remove Defamatory Online Content , 2013
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Court Slams Free Speech: Anonymous Yelp Reviews Under Fire, SearchEngineJournal.com, 2014
  • Ripoff Report To Revise Removal Policy: May Accept Court Orders, SearchEngineWatch.com, 2014
  • Man Who Claims He Matches Description of Lena Dunham’s Alleged Rapist Starts Legal fund To Clear His Name and Prepare For Law Suit Against The Girls Creator, The Daily Mail, 2014
  • Lena Dunham Publisher Says her Alleged Rapist “Barry” Wasn’t Actually Named Barry, The Washington Post
  • Internet Defamation for Bar Associations BULL Series (Better Understanding of Lawyers Lives), Chester County Bar Association, Speaker, 2015
  • Lena Dunham Says ‘Barry’ Was Pseudonym In Her Sexual Assault Essay, ABC News, 2014
  • The Reputation Protector, In Brief, A Publication of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2014
  • Lena Dunhams’ Publisher to Alter Her Book After Threat of Litigation Over Rape Story, Time, 2014
  • How to Defend Your Business from Cyber Defamation by Former Employees and other Malcontents, Jackson Lewis, Akron Employment Law Conference, Guest Speaker, November 13, 2013
  • Lena Dunham’s Publisher Clarifies That Alleged Rapist’s Name Is A Pseudonym, Entertainment Weekly, 2014
  • Lena Dunham’s Book to be Reprinted With ‘Rapist’ Clarification, NY Post, Page 6, 2014
  • The Dark Side of the Internet—How to Remove Bogus and Defamatory Online Content, Bar Journal of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, VOL. 6, NO. 3, November 2013
  • Should ‘Girls’ Star Lena Dunham Be Prosecuted?, Above The Law, 2014
  • How to Protect Your Business’s Online Reputation, LaunchHouse – Lunch & Learn, 2017
  • Lena Dunham’s Publisher to Alter Memoir Passages Related to Rape Story, The Huffington Post, 2014
  • Clinical Practice Considerations: Taking Steps to Avoid & Respond to Client Complaints and Grievances Online, American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington D.C., 2017
  • Lena Dunham Reportedly “Tweaking” Her Book After Legal Threat, Salon.com, 2014
  • Online Reputation Management – How to Fight Negative Reviews, ICIC.org, CEO Series, Webinar Speaker, July 2016
  • Lena Dunham’s Book To be Altered Over Confusion About Rape Accusations, Cosmopolitan.com, 2014
  • BULL Series (Better Understanding of Lawyers Lives) – Internet Defamation Presentation, Chester County Pennsylvania Bar Association, Speaker, 2015
  • Man Considers Lawsuit Against Lena Dunham Over Campus Rape Claim, FOX News, 2014
  • Limited Liability Company Primer & Managing Your Company’s Online Reputation, Bizdom, 2014
  • Court Orders Yelp to Disclose User Identification Info for Reviews, Examiner.com, 2014
  • Business Law 101: Contract Law & Negotiation, Bizdom, 2013
  • Anonymous Yelp Reviews are Slammed by the Courts, Ignitevisibility.com, 2014
  • What Can Gilroy Businesses Do in Response to Cyber Attacks, Patch, September 2017
  • Yelp Lawsuit Could Mean Guest Reviewers Can Get Back Pay, SearchEngineJournal.com, 2013
  • Stark Differences in US and EU Internet Privacy Law, Prague Post, September 2017
  • Construction Contract Negotiation 101, AmSpirit Business Connections, May 2013
  • Ohio falls short protecting victims of ‘Revenge Porn’, Cleveland News 5, July 2017
  • “Hiring an Attorney to Remove Content From the Internet and Manage Your Online Reputation,” AmSpirit Business Connections Solon Chapter, February 2013
  • Beachwood man reacts to offensive tattoo on social media, Cleveland Jewish News, July 2017
  • “Contract Law & Negotiation For Business Owners,” Bizdom, October 2012
  • Tumblr ordered to disclose users who shared ‘revenge porn’ video, New York Post, June 2017
  • Revenge Porn Victim to Google: Make me disappear, New York Post, 2017
  • “CWRU law students reap client tidy sum,” Crain’s Cleveland Business, VOL. 32, NO. 11, March 14-20, 2011
  • Privacy issues when posting publicly should be a concern, Cleveland Jewish News, 2017
  • Case Law Students Win Landmark $1.1 Million Dollar Verdict in Home-Repair Fraud Case, The Plain Dealer, March 17, 2011
  • Should You Really Pay to Erase Your Name From The Internet?, Investopedia.com, August 2016
  • Ohio Business Litigation Blog, Author
  • Melania no more: why did Donald Trump take down his wife’s website?, TheGuardian.com, July 2016
  • How to Protect Your Business’s Online Reputation, Aabaco Small business (formerly Yahoo Small Business), June 2016
  • Forget Being A Victim, What To Do When Revenge Porn Strikes, C|NET, 2015
  • Publisher to Alter Lena Dunham Book After Rape Story Questioned, Attorney Says, The Hollywood Reporter, 2014
  • Lena Dunham’s Publisher Offers to Pay Legal Fees for Former Student, People, 2014
  • Removal of Ripoff Reports from Search Engines Remains Best Option, DefamationRemovalAttorneys Blog, 2014
  • Lena Dunham’s Publisher Addresses Breitbart Report With Clarification of ‘Barry One’ Rape Allegations, The Wrap, 2014
  • Random House Goes For Quick Payoff, Clears ‘Barry One’, Breitbart.com, 2014
  • Lena Dunham Publisher To Alter Future Versions of ‘Not That Kind of Girl’ To Clarify Identity of Star’s Alleged Rapist, New York Daily News, 2014
  • Top 5 Online Reputation Laws You Should Know, ReputationX Blog, 2014
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Shaker LaunchHouse, Mentor
  • Bizdom, Mentor
  • Cleveland Jewish News, Board Member, 2014-Present
  • Cleveland Jewish News, Director
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2014-Present
  • Superb Rated (10/10), Avvo.com
  • Gold Client Champion Award, 2017 & 2018
  • Clients Choice Award, Libel Law, Avvo.com, 2013
  • Obtained a $5,064,449 jury verdict in Dumais v. Bentzley, earning a spot on the ‘Best of the Bar’ list of Top 100 Verdicts Nationwide (2021)., 2022
Industry Groups:
  • Internet Defamation; Online Reputation & Brand Protection

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