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Michael Ariel Liner

About me

Michael is proud to have been selected by his peers as one of the top Social Security Disability lawyers in Ohio under the age of 40. With a superior knowledge of the law, commitment to providing the best client service available, and a passion for tireless representation of his clients in their time of great need, Michael has helped his clients obtain millions of dollars in Social Security back benefits. 

After graduating from law school Michael cut his teeth at one of Ohio’s largest and most prestigious plaintiff’s firms, where he still serves in an “of counsel” role today. Although the primary focus of his practice today is on Social Security Disability, he also has experience practicing Ohio Workers' Compensation law. Michael has successfully represented more than a thousand claimants seeking Social Security Disability and Ohio Workers' Compensation benefits at all stages of litigation -- from the initial administrative process up through the State and Federal Court levels. He also regularly lectures to groups about Social Security Disability and Workers’ Compensation benefits, and his writing has been featured in the Bar Journal of The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and other legal publications.

If you are looking for smart, hard-nosed attorney representation, Michael would love to speak with you. Reach him by telephone at 216-282-1773 or e-mail at


Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic

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Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 90%
    6 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Workers Compensation: 5%
    6 years, 625 cases
  3. Military Law: 5%
    3 years, 20 cases



Contingent (25-33%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • William Bennett Eadie

    Attorney Liner is the type of lawyer who is dedicated to clients' success--you want him on your side.


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    Michael is a fantastic lawyer and mentor. He is highly responsive, driven, and committed to his clients. He is also passionate about his practice and being an advocate. I would highly recommend hiring Michael.


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Contact info

Liner Legal, LLC

4269 Pearl Road
Suite 104
Cleveland, OH, 44109

Liner Legal, LLC

12 East Exchange Street
6th Floor, Suite C
Akron, OH, 44308

Liner Legal, LLC

The Fulton Professional Building
2223 Fulton Rd. NW, Suite 107
Canton, OH, 44709



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Service Award to Hispanic CommunitySpanish American Committee2014
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2014
Superb RatingAvvo2014
Lead Counsel RatedThomson Reuters2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2011
Litigation Concentration CertificateCase Western Reserve University School of Law2010
Graduation SpeakerUniversity of Michigan2007
University of Michigan Leadership AwardUniversity of Michigan2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselNager, Romaine & Schneiberg Co., Lpa2013 - Present
Managing PartnerLiner Legal, LLC2013 - Present
AssociateNager, Romaine & Schneiberg Co., Lpa2011 - 2013
Law ClerkZashin & Rich Co., L.P.A.2010 - 2010
Legal InternUS Equal Employment Opportunity Commission2009 - 2009
Law ClerkUS Equal Employment Opportunity Commission2009 - 2009
Summer AssociateMcCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co LPA2008 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Parma Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Hispanic Alliance, IncIndividual Member2014 - Present
MetroHealth N.E.T.Associate Member2014 - Present
Department of Veterans AffairsAccredited2013 - Present
United State District Court for Northern District of OhioAttorney Member2011 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesNew Media Committee Member2011 - Present
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Tau Epsilon Rho Law SocietyNational Pledgor2007 - Present
Case Western Reserve University Journal of Law, Technology and the InternetSenior Editor2009 - 2010
University of Michigan, Kinesiology Student GovernmentPresident2006 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
ConfidentialOutright Award
ConfidentialMagistrate granted Writ of Mandamus
ConfidentialFederal Court remanded case to ALJ for another hearing
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Publication nameTitleDate
Detroit Legal NewsComment2015
LinerBlogConsultative Examinations2014
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationDear Young Lawyer/Law Student2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of Michigan, Ann ArborSports Management & CommunicationBA2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Benefits SpecialistsNuts and Bolts of Social Security Disability2014
Entitlements SpecialistsNuts and Bolts of Social Security Disability2013
Continuing Medical EducationNuts and Bolts of Social Security Disability2013
Benefits StaffNuts and Bolts of Social Security Disability2013
Night with an AttorneyNuts and Bolts of Social Security Disability2012
NEOSCC Annual ConferenceThe ABC's of Social Security Disability2012