Meet Our Team
FounderAdmitted in:U.S. District Court, Northern District of IllinoisU.S. District Court, Northern District of IndianaU.S. District Court, Northern District of OhioU.S. District Court, Eastern District of MichiganState of Michigan
Michael Jaafar believes that his most important objective when he’s in court for his clients is to be as aggressive as possible, and to win. His first trial was when he had been licensed for only a few months. He received a phone call from an older attorney who had a conflict, and had to leave the trial without any notice.
Partner & PresidentAdmitted in:U.S. District Court, Northern District of IllinoisU.S. District Court, Northern District of IndianaU.S. District Court, Northern District of OhioU.S. District Court, Eastern District of MichiganU.S. District Court, Western District of MichiganState of Michigan
David Ienna is the President and a Partner in Fairmax Law™. He attended the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada and graduated with a Bachelor in Biological Sciences in 2008. He then obtained his Juris Doctor in 2012 from the University of Toledo, College of Law.
PartnerAdmitted in:U.S. District Court, Northern District of OhioState of Ohio
Aaron Kimbrell is an attorney at Fairmax Law. He graduated from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Communications. After Ohio State, he graduated from The University of Akron School of Law in two and a half years.
Associate AttorneyAdmitted in:U.S. District Court, Northern District of IllinoisU.S. District Court, Northern District of IndianaU.S. District Court, Northern District of OhioU.S. District Court, Eastern District of MichiganState of Michigan
Ray has had a distinguished career in helping people. The saying in our office that is ascribed to Ray is that he “specialized in people.” Ray routinely files or oversees dozens of consumer bankruptcies every month and is a tireless advocate for the underserved and underprivileged.
Associate AttorneyAdmitted in: Eastern District of MichiganState of Michigan
Terrance Hiller is a graduate of the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University, and has been practicing bankruptcy law for two decades. He has represented many different types of clients in bankruptcy courts across the nation, including debtors, creditors, commercial landlords and trustees. He has successfully argued cases in the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and has been involved in many complex litigation cases throughout his career. Mr. Hiller is a competent and compassionate lawyer, who strives to accomplish his clients’ goals and guide them safely through the complicated legal process. In his leisure time, Mr. Hiller enjoys spending time with his two teenage children, playing golf, and attending sporting events.
Associate AttorneyAdmitted in:U.S. District Court, Northern District of OhioState of Ohio
Bruce R. Freedman is a consumer and business consultant, litigator, and trusted legal advisor to small and medium sized businesses as well as individuals, ranging from crisis management problems to day-to-day legal issues. Pulling from his background in business and commercial litigation, Bruce has become a first-call attorney for his clients on a wide variety of issues, providing assistance related to general commercial, business, personal and family matters, tort and general legal questions and problems.
AssociateAdmitted in:U.S. District Court, Northern District of IllinoisU.S. District Court, Northern District of OhioState of Michigan
Mr. Dakroub has received a Certificate of Completion in the areas of probate and estate planning issued by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He is also a Wealth Counsel Member.
Zak Mahdi, Esq.
Of Counsel-Personal Injury LitigationAdmitted in:State of Michigan
Mr. Mahdi focuses his practice with The Michael Jaafar Law Firm on personal injury litigation. To speak to Mr. Mahdi, please call us today for a free consultation.
Associate AttorneyState of Michigan
Dena Sana received her Bachelors’ in Political Science with a minor in psychology in 2012. She went on to attend the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and obtained her Juris Doctor in 2016. Dena practices in the field of civil litigation.
Attorney, Of Counsel; Student Loan LitigationAdmitted in:U.S. District Court, Colorado U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New YorkU.S. District Court, Southern District of New YorkU.S. District Court, Eastern District of MichiganState of New York
Austin Smith is a litigator who focuses on discharging student loans in bankruptcy. Mr. Smith's article, The Misinterpretation of 11 USC 523(a)(8), was foundational in articulating the proper scope and application of the student loan non-dischargeability provision of the Bankruptcy Code, and its arguments and reasoning have been adopted by bankruptcy courts all across the country.