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Michelle Rene Gottesman

Michelle Rene Gottesman

also known as Michelle R. Gottesman

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About Me

Attorney Michelle R. Gottesman received her Juris Doctor from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and has been practicing Social Security disability law exclusively.  She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Cincinnati as well as three years studying Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.  Her academic pursuits have included studying in Scotland and Greece.


Michelle handles every step of the Social Security disability appeals process, from meeting with clients to filing the appeal to appearing at the hearing. Michelle is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives.


My case experience includes: depression; anxiety; bipolar; oppositional defiance disorder; intermittent explosive disorder; cognitive impairment; ADHD; somatoform disorders; schizophrenia; autism and pervasive developmental disorders; paranoid and psychotic disorders; back/neck injuries; legs/knees/ankles injuries; asthma; COPD/emphysema; cancer; deafness; blindness; heart disease (congestive heart failure, heart attack, arrythmia); aneurysm; venous insufficiency; Crohn's; colitis; liver disease; kidney disease; psoriasis; diabetes; scoliosis; epilepsy; tumors; multiple sclerosis; syringomyelia; Huntington's; closed head injuries; lupus; scleroderma; HIV/AIDS; Sjrogren's syndrome; Reynaud's; arthritis; degenerative joint disease; degenerative disc disease; and many many more.


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Practice Areas


  1. Social Security: 100%
    10 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Ian A. Caldwell

    I endorse this lawyer. Michelle is an extremely knowledgeable and highly skilled attorney.


    Ian Caldwell Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Karen M. Trickey

    Michelle works hard for her clients and is well versed in her area of law. I would recommend Michelle to anyone dealing with a social security matter.


    Karen Trickey Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Michelle R. Gottesman, P.C.

101 W. Big Beaver, Ste. 1400
Troy, MI, 48084

Michelle R. Gottesman, P.C.

Serving all of
Metro Detroit, MI, 48084



MIActive And In Good Standing200510/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyDisability Attorneys of Michigan2004 - 2009
Project AssistantMoody Nolan, Ltd.1999 - 2002
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Better Business BureauAccredited Business2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Oakland County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMember2005 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember2005 - Present
Macomb County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJuris Doctor2004
University of CincinnatiPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, ScotlandArchitectureN/AN/A
Illinois Institute of TechnologyArchitectureN/AN/A