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Aaron M. Minc

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Top Rated Media & Advertising Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Minc Law
200 Park Ave., Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44122
Phone: 216-373-7706
Fax: 440-792-5327
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2022
Licensed in Ohio Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Media and Advertising, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
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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, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Defamation, Libel, Slander


9 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2022

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About Aaron M. Minc

First Admitted: 2010, Ohio

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Court Slams Free Speech: Anonymous Yelp Reviews Under Fire,, 2014
  • Ripoff Report To Revise Removal Policy: May Accept Court Orders,, 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,, 2014
  • Online Reputation Management – How to Fight Negative Reviews,, CEO Series, Webinar Speaker, July 2016
  • Lena Dunham’s Book To be Altered Over Confusion About Rape Accusations,, 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,, 2014
  • Business Law 101: Contract Law & Negotiation, Bizdom, 2013
  • Anonymous Yelp Reviews are Slammed by the Courts,, 2014
  • What Can Gilroy Businesses Do in Response to Cyber Attacks, Patch, September 2017
  • Yelp Lawsuit Could Mean Guest Reviewers Can Get Back Pay,, 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?,, August 2016
  • Ohio Business Litigation Blog, Author
  • Melania no more: why did Donald Trump take down his wife’s website?,, 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’,, 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),
  • Gold Client Champion Award, 2017 & 2018
  • Clients Choice Award, Libel Law,, 2013

Educational Background

  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, B.S., Major: Finance; Minor: Entrepreneurship; Honors: Miami University European Center in Luxembourg, Study Abroad Program, 2007


Industry Groups

  • Internet Defamation; Online Reputation & Brand Protection
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Office Location for Aaron M. Minc

200 Park Ave.
Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44122

Phone: 216-373-7706

Fax: 440-792-5327

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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