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Emily Elizabeth Gilbert

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Cleveland, OH

4.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found

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About Emily

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Emily E. Gilbert is a 2005 graduate from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law and was admitted to practice law in Ohio in 2006. She joined Margolius, Margolius and Associates in 2006 as an associate attorney. She completed her undergraduate degree at Binghamton University in 2000, with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

Emily has worked extensively on ERISA / Long Term Disability cases, SERS, OPERS, STRS, and Social Security disability claims since joining the firm. She also enjoys practicing in the civil rights areas of housing and employment discrimination.  She previously argued before the 9th Appellate District of Ohio in a case which established a landlord’s duty to act to prevent discrimination between tenants, when notice of the discrimination is given. In addition, Emily has written briefs for both the U.S. Northern District of Ohio and the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals advocating for an expansion of employees rights under ERISA. She has made this area of the law, which notoriously favors large insurance companies, one of the larger focuses of her practice.

Emily is admitted to practice before all Ohio Courts, as well as the Federal Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the Federal Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is also a member of the Ohio Employment Lawyers Association, Cleveland Employment Lawyers Association. It is Emily’s goal to broaden the rights of employees in the workplace when they become sick and disabled. In her free time, she is a mother of two and volunteers her time with the J.D. Breast Cancer Foundation.


Emily Elizabeth Gilbert
55 Public Square
Suite #1100
Cleveland, OH, 44113

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Posted by Ryan Yarrell | August 25, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
A mentor and a true friend
Emily Gilbert exemplifies what it means to be an advocate for social justice. She is a kind, driven, professional who always puts her clients first. After 10 years of practice her vast knowledge of social security allows her to zealously represent her clients. Clients, opposing counsel and jurists acknowledge her expertise and professionalism frequently. It is without question that I recommend Emily Gilbert.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Emily knows her stuff. She is straight forward, honest, and right on top of things. She won my case and I can not thank her enough. She was referred to me by another friend who she also won her case! These were both not simple straight forward cases.
Posted by Lea-Ann | April 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely knowledgable and thorough
I was laid off and felt I was discriminated against by my employers. Never being in a situation to need legal advise I was checking with different attorneys for information. After my initial consultation at the law firm Emily Gilbert and I met and she was assigned my case. I felt both confident and comfortable with Emily. She was knowledgeable, professional and very thorough. As we went through the lengthy process she was always available to address my concerns and questions. I always felt she was invested in my case an was fighting to attain me the best results possible. When it came to making decisions with me she was always forthright and honest which was very helpful. With all that is involved in a lawsuit especially continuously facing your former employer, it can be a very stressful situation. She certainly helped make that process easier for me. I never felt like I was just another lawsuit or number to her I knew she was giving me an my case 100%. I have referred Emily Gilbert to others needing legal advise and I know they were pleased after speaking to her. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an attorney that will fight for you from day one to the very end.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2023
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If I could give zero stars I would. This betch had my ex husband’s attorney fees taken from our children’s auxiliary benefit back pay. Talk about shady, stealing from children. Shameful!!!$


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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Margolius, Margolius and Associates
  • 2006 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Margolius, Margolius and Associates
  • 2003 - 2006


  • Cleveland State University
  • Juris Doctorate (JD)
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Stiso v. Intl. Steel Group, 2015 WL 3555917 (6th Cir. June 9, 2015)
  • Reversed and Remanded for Award of Benefits


  • Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Cleveland Employment Lawyers Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program
  • 2012 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
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  • NOSSCR Social Security Forum, Volume 31, Number 8 (August, 2009) - citing reference to Emily E. Warren (Giblert), p.19.
  • No. 1752, Fibromyalgia
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Navigating the Social Security System
  • Social Security
  • 2013
  • Exercising Your Rights
  • Disability Discrimination and Social Security
  • 2011
  • So you're disabled, now what?
  • Disability
  • 2010
  • Employment, Labor and the Workday Grind
  • Employment Law
  • 2010
  • New Lawyers Training Seminar
  • Employment Law
  • 2007
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Employee benefits Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Emily is highly skilled in many areas but excels in long term diisability, employment law and Social Security disability. She aggressively pursues her clients' rights, while caring about their satisfaction and comfort with the legal process."
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Cleveland Social Security & Disability Lawyer Emily Elizabeth Gilbert
Emily Elizabeth Gilbert
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Cleveland, OH
Licensed for 18 years