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Daniel Michael Margolis

Daniel Michael Margolis

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Education, Juvenile

About Me

Daniel M. Margolis was born and raised in Northeast Ohio. He obtained a B.A. from Carleton College and then attended the Vermont Law School, where he focused his studies on criminal law and constitutional issues. He obtained his J.D. in 1996 and was honored by being named to the Dean's List. While in law school, Dan was also a member of the local volunteer fire department, where he developed a keen interest in arson investigation. He is now admitted to practice law in all Ohio state courts as well as in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.


After graduating from law school, Attorney Margolis became an Assistant Prosecutor for Cuyahoga County. He was immediately assigned to the Appeals Division, generally considered to be the brain trust of the prosecutor's office. Drawing upon his law school experience as a firefighter, Dan was a founding member of the county's first Arson Prosecution Unit. He also prosecuted several high-profile cases in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court.


In 2000, Dan entered private practice, focusing on criminal defense in all counties and courts in Northern Ohio. He has defended clients — adults and juveniles — in serious cases ranging from DUI to arson and murder. Over the years, Dan has built a reputation as an aggressive attorney who zealously advocates on behalf of his clients.


A respected professional


Attorney Margolis is a member of several prominent organizations, including:



Dan is considered an authority on defending sex cases and high-profile cases in juvenile court. He is a frequent speaker on legal issues and has presented numerous continuing legal education seminars for juvenile law classes at local law schools.


 

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Languages Spoken: Nepali

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    15 years, 750 cases
  2. Education: 35%
    9 years, 200 cases
  3. Juvenile: 25%
    16 years, 1 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Margolis & Atzberger LLC.

1360 West 9th St.
Suite 200
Cleveland, OH, 44113

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive199608/10/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Top 100 Criminal Defense AttorneysAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalThe Law Office of Daniel M. Margolis, LLC.2000 - Present
Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyCuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office1997 - 1999
FirefighterThe South Royalton Fire Department (Vermont)1994 - 1996

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Legal CommitteeMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. Jay Bloesinger, CR-11-548002-AThe Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office agreed to dismiss the case with prejudice, meaning it could never be filed again.

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vermont Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Carleton CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
GAL Project Advanced TrainingHow To Be An Effective Guardian Ad Litem in Delinquency Cases2012
Adolescent PsychologyDefending Juvenile Delinquents - A Practitioner's View2012
Adolescent PsychologyDefending Juvenile Delinquents - A Practitioner's View2011
Adolescent PsychologyDefending Juvenile Delinquents - A Practitioner's View2010
Hy Friedman Memorial SeminarDefending Juveniles In Serious Youthful Offender Cases2007
New Lawyer TrainingPracticing In Juvenile Court for the New Attorney2003