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Andrew Louis Margolius

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Cleveland, OH

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Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    40%
    Employment discrimination, employment rights, age, race, disability, gender, sex discimination

    41 years, 1,500 cases

  2. Social Security & Disability
    40%
    and LONG TERM DISABILITY

  3. Personal injury
    10%
    car accident, personal injury

    41 years, 1,300 cases

  4. Real estate
    10%
    Fair housing

    41 years, 1,300 cases

Andrew Margolius is an attorney practicing employment law, disability and fair housing law in Northeast Ohio, and is the principal in the firm Margolius, Margolius and Associates, an employee rights and housing oriented law firm.  He has been an attorney since 1983 and practices both in federal and state courts.  

Mr. Margolius has  successfully litigated cases in both federal and state court.  Noteworthy among his achievements are advanced in disability discrimination law, long term disability precedent, substantial jury verdicts, and vigorous enforcement of civil rights laws, extending to his insistence upon affirmative relief in family status cases such as requiring a landlord to build a playground to remedy past family status discrimination (“affirmative action for kids”).  He was the attorney in McGill v. Bellissimo, a landmark fair housing sexual discrimination verdict which incorporated sexual harassment and hostile environment theories in the fair housing field, and remains as one of the highest sexual harassment awards for a single plaintiff.  In Silvey v. Washington Square Chiropractic Clinic, 2013-Ohio-438, employment law advances occurred. He was also one of the attorneys who tried a month long sexual harassment case resulting in a $497, jury verdict.  He has tried a case largely of first impression based off of religious discrimination and the application of the religious exemption under the Fair Housing Act.  The case resulted in findings of religious discrimination and retaliation in favor of a homeowner, his intended renter and a fair housing organization.  In 2009, he again had a jury trial in a Dayton Ohio sexual harassment housing discrimination case, resulting in a $248,000 verdict.   He frequently lectures on trial tactics and fair housing, disability and employment law.  Disability work includes Michael Stiso v. International Steel Group, No. 13-3503 (6th Cir. 2015)(long term disability, breach of fiducairy duty) and Houston v. UNUM Life Ins Co, No. 06-3644 (6th Cir. 2007).

Licensed for 39 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1983
Updated 11/12/2022

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

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Andrew Louis Margolius
55 Public Square
Suite 1100
Cleveland, OH, 44113
Margolius, Margolius, and Associates
1900 Polaris Parkway, Suite 450
Columbus, OH, 43240
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Posted by Kathy | May 9, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
So kind
Andrew Margolius was so helpful to me during our consultation. He was informed and very professional. And he was kind and empathetic. I felt relieved after talking to him and cared for. I am grateful.
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Marcia
This law firm is awesome and settled a disability claim for me a lot sooner than anyone or me thought! I was referred by my sister and would refer these awesome lawyers to anyone who needs help with anything. I extremely appreciate everything that Marcia and her team has done for me. They are the best!
Posted by Amber | December 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Doing an outstanding job!
My lawyer always kept me informed and kept in contact. Always there when I had questions. That's what makes this team a winner. It was a long process but worth it in the end! Give them a try you wont be disappointed. Thanks team! Keep it up!
Posted by Crystal | March 28, 2013
Wonderful Attorney - Highly Recommend
I would highly recommend this attorney. He is very knowledgeable and kind. He won my husband's case which allowed us to move forward with our lives. He cares about protecting the rights of his clients.

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AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Margolius, Margolius and Associates
  • 2006 - Present

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Stiso v. Int'l Steel Grp., 604 F.App'x 494, 495 (6th Cir.2015)
  • open
  • Silvey v. Washington Square Chiropractic Clinic, 2013-Ohio-438
  • resolved
  • Houston v. UNUM Life Ins Co, No. 06-3644 (6th Cir. 2007)
  • resolved

Associations

  • Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Cleveland Employment Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 1999 - 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

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Cleveland Social Security & Disability Lawyer Andrew Louis Margolius
Andrew Louis Margolius
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Cleveland, OH
Licensed for 39 years