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Clifford Michael Farrell

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Columbus, OH

4.0   4 reviews

also known as Cliff Farrell


Licensed for 40 years

About Clifford

Learn Clifford’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Social Security & Disability
    94%
    SSD, SSI, administrative hearings and Court appeals for clients; Court appeals for other lawyers

    40 years

  2. Military law
    5%
    Compensation (service connected) claims, pension (non service connected) claims, Individual Unemployability

    16 years

  3. Personal injury
    1%
    now refer cases to other lawyers

    32 years

CLIFF HANDLES SOCIAL SECURITY, SSI AND VA DISABILITY CLAIMS THROUGHOUT THE US. CALL FOR HELP!!
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In 1991 the partners, Dan Manring and Cliff Farrell, got together to open Manring & Farrell.  Since that time Cliff  has  practiced in two primary areas - representing people trying to get SSI and Social Security disability benefits, and representing veterans trying to get VA disability benefits for service connected and non-service connected disabilities and medical issues.

 

Cliff has represented Social Security and SSI clients for more than 29 years.  Cases are handled before Social Security and at all levels of the federal Court appeals system.  Cliff teaches continuing legal education courses on Social Security for other lawyers and is on the Board of Trustees for NOSSCR, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives.

 

Cliff also handles VA disability claims, and is registered with the VA as an authorized representative of veterans seeking VA benefits.

 

Cliff has had several cases of significance in federal Courts, including most recently Cole v. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, in the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, serving states including Ohio.

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Licensed for 40 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1983
Updated 12/04/2022
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1982
Updated 11/11/2022
State VA
Status Active
Acquired N/A
Updated 12/27/2022

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Posted by Domenique | July 24, 2015
Amazing Customer Care
I called today about possibly changing my representation from a different law firm. It turns out it would not be advantageous for me to do so at this point in time. However, I was able to speak with one of the attorneys immediately and he offered suggestions and information that made me feel much more confident in my ability to advocate for myself. I was extremely impressed with Clifford Michael Farrell and wish I had chosen this firm first!
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Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2012
Very considerate and knowledgeable
I appreciate your generosity and help with my mothers disability case. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2011
ss dissabilaty payment time table
knew what i was talking about with very little info ...very knowledgeable
Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don't Hire Clifford Farrell
What an incompetent attorney. He did a terrible job representing me, then after the case was lost dropped me saying he sympathized with the judge's decsion. Why did he even take my case if he didn't believe in it and wasn't going to do his best? He was never available on the telephone, wouldn't call back after I'd left severeal messages, the best I could ever get was to speak with an assistant. The day of the hearing he didn't even show up, instead sent an assistant Sharon who had absolutely no familiarity with my case, no preparation and who told me beforehand, quote: "I always go into these things thinking I'm going to lose." That's power of positive thinking for you. She was next to useless in the hearing, not making any objections to the state-hired drone on the other side.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 20%-25%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Manring & Farrell
  • 1991 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Clifford M. Farrell
  • 1989 - 1991
  • Partner
  • Farrell & Golian
  • 1988 - 1989

Education

  • Capital University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Moravian College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Legal Cases

  • Cole v. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security
  • Favorable to client - remanded for new hearing
  • Grable v. Commissioner of Social Security
  • Favorable to client - remanded for new hearing

Associations

  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR)
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Division of the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification
  • Social Security Advisory Committee Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR)
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ)
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice (formerly Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ)
  • Chair - Social Security Section
  • 2000 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Named Ohio Super Lawyer - Social Security
  • West Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Named Ohio Super Lawyer - Social Security
  • West Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Named Ohio Super Lawyer - Social Security
  • West Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Named Ohio Super Lawyer - Social Security
  • West Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Named Ohio Super Lawyer - Social Security
  • West Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • AV rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1997
  • Superb Rating
  • AVVO
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Franklin County Trial Lawyers Quarterly Comment
  • Social Security Disability Some Basics
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Handling a Social Security Disability Case
  • 2012
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • 6th Circuit Update & Seminar
  • 2012
  • NOSSCR Disability Program
  • Federal Court Appeals, Step By Step
  • 2012
  • NOSSCR Disability Program
  • Sixth Circuit Case Law Update, NOSSCR
  • 2012
  • Public Benefits Law: A Primer
  • Veterans' Benefits
  • 2012
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Attacking the Social Security Consultative Examination
  • 2007
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Social Security and Workers' Compensation Offset Issues
  • 2006
  • NOSSCR Disability Program
  • Maximizing Benefits for clients who receive Social Security and Workers' Compensation
  • 2006
  • NOSSCR Disability Program
  • Ethics for the Social Security Practitioner
  • 2006
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Current Issues Affecting Social Security Disability
  • 2006
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • How to Prepare for and Succeed , Social Security Disability Hearing in Ohio
  • 2005
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Handling a Social Security Disability Case in Ohio
  • 2001
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Social Security Fundamentals
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (36)
Given (6)
Endorse Clifford
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cliff is an excellent subject matter expert in Social Security Disability. He has many years of experience in representing claimants at all stages of appeal. I would recommend this lawyer without hesitation."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer based on his knowledgeable Social Security responses on Avvo."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Farrell is a highly experienced lawyer as is reflected both in his superb Avvo rating and his many fine contributions to the Avvo Q&A forum. Any client lucky enough to have Mr. Farrell on the case is in very good hands."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Military law Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Military law Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Clifford. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Military law Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is clear by reading the answers in the AVVO community that this lawyer is a top notch attorney who is highly respected in the legal community."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Mr. Farrell by reputation. I do some social security but not to the extent he does. However, by reading his answer here, not only does he provide a service to those asking questions, he is a benefit to other attorneys that follow what he writes."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Farrell consistently provides insightful and helpful advice. His knowledge and diligence are clearly evident. I endorse him without reservation."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Farrell is very knowledgeable. An asset to the Avvo community."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Other
"Based on the thoughful and helpful answers that I have read from Mr. Farrell in the area of Social Security Disability, I endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse his lawyer. This lawyer has a superior knowledge of the law and any client would benefit from having his representation."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Farrell sets the example for other lawyers by sharing his time and expertise in providing answers to questions from the general public in his core competency areas of Social Security, military law, and Veterans benefits. The guidance he provides is consistently on time and an on target, and for these reasons, I endorse Cliff in his work without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Farrell's experience speaks for itself. He's highly qualified to assist you. I endorse his work."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With praise from clients and lawyers for his work and professionalism, Mr. Farrell's profile on Avvo is impressive. I would encourage those who need legal assistance with social security related issues in OH to contact Clifford Farrell and speak to him about how he can help."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Farrell is a very well versed Social Security attorney"
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Columbus Social Security & Disability Lawyer Clifford Michael Farrell
Clifford Michael Farrell
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 40 years