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Marcia W. Margolius

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Cleveland, OH

5.0   22 reviews

Licensed for 39 years

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  1. Social Security & Disability
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    I represent disabled individuals in the pursuit of disability benefits at all administrative and Federal Court levels.

    40 years, 30,000 cases

SUCCESSFULLY SERVING THE INJURED AND DISABLED FOR 30 YEARS. EXPERIENCED, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND CARING.

I have been dedicated to serving the injured and disabled for 33 years, ever since I graduated from law school.  This area of law became my passion when, in 1982, many people were cut off from their benefits without notice or due process. Once I saw deserving people being harmed because they were not receiving their disability benefits, I was hooked. It has been my honor to represent many deserving people ever since. 

Over the years I have served as the chair of the Social Security section of the Cuyahoga Bar Association, chair of the Social Security section of the Ohio Trial Layers Association, and President of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives. I testified before special Social Security sessions called by the Honorable George Voinovich and Stephanie Tubbs Jones. I have learned so much from these opportunities and have used this knowledge to help my clients. Hopefully, I have given back to the community at large as well.

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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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Posted by John | January 21, 2020
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A very big thanks
This law firm was so much help throughout my whole process and thanks for the wonderful job . Totally made me comfortable and positive thanks for the win totally recommend
Posted by Amber | December 26, 2017
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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 Donnie | June 20, 2022
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Wonderful Attorney
She's currently appealing my disability cessation, they have an amazing staff, very personable and attentive. I am very confident in her abilities. She handled my twin brothers' case flawlessly, very confident in this attorney. Very professional.
Posted by Joyce | August 1, 2021
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Great Law Firm!
Marcia Margolius and Michelle Di Baltzo worked on my case and it was decided in my favor quickly. Marcia contacted me by letter and by phone to let me know that I would not be charged any legal fees! I was amazed1 The law firm could have easily taken a portion of my settlement for attorney fees. What a class act! I would highly recommend this firm for any legal matters in which they have expertise.
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Posted by Marty | March 22, 2021
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Outstanding
My case was in June 2014.. Marcia was exact and professional. A pro's pro with my disability claim. She was also able to garner thousands of additional dollars. My case was resolved within five weeks. Thank you Marcia.
Posted by Justina | September 3, 2020
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Marcia was a very thorough, kind,hardworking attorney!! I was very blessed to have her. I am also referring my sister to her I trust marci that much!! She got the job done thank you so much!!
Posted by Renee DAmico | July 29, 2020
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Outstanding, Experienced Representation
Marcia Margolius Esq. represented me in a disability case that went through several denials. She was very thorough in preparing both me and all of the necessary information for the judge when the case finally came down to a Social Security hearing with an Administrative Law Judge. Her experience helped me get a fully favorable opinion from judge so I could be awarded Social Security Disability benefits!
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Posted by Erin | April 16, 2020
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Outstanding!!!
Marcia and her team went over and above helping me with my case. They answered all my questions and explained things so I could understand. They responded to my phone calls quickly and were always polite talking to. I feel their help was amazing and consistent throughout the entire process!!!!
Posted by Edna Stone on behalf of Forrest Stone | April 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Ms. Margolius is the best disability lawyer in Cleveland because she cares.
My son and I secured the legal representation of Marcia Margolius after his disability claim was denied twice by the Social Security Administration. My son was born with an incurable bleeding disorder , he is the survivor of three brain surgeries that caused him to develop epilepsy from all the trauma and invasion to his brain. I was totally flabbergasted to learn my son's disability claim was denied a few times. I have worked for The Social Security Administration for more than 18 years and I knew my son met all the eligibility requirements. I have heard of Ms. Marcia Margolius representing social security claimants since my first years at SSA. I heard claimants talking about how Ms. Margolius have always gone the extra mile for them and won their appeals. I also heard Ms. Margolius is very caring and compassionate and has an extensive knowledge of Social Security law . I have also had the chance to learn Marcia Margolius provided the best representation in front of the Social Security Administration to individuals in Ohio from the homeless. Little did I know when I was hired to work for SSA that my son was going to be in need to hire Ms. Margolius to represent him. Words cannot express how grateful I am to Ms. Margolius and his staff. They always kept us informed about the status of his appeal and secured all medical records from all doctors and hospitals that have treated my son. My son claim was finally approved. Thank you so very much Ms. Margolius for all the work you are doing on behalf of my son and all disabled individuals that have been denied Social Security Disability benefits.
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Posted by Trina | January 22, 2019
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Exceptional!!!
I’ve worked all my life and when I became disabled I was lost. When I first heard about Margolius, Margolius & Associates, I heard only good things about them. Once I began working with them, I became an advocate. Marcia W. Margolius and her team was more than people trying to get disability benefits for me, they became my family as if fighting for their own loved one who has suffered for too long. Their professional and highly skilled attorneys and staff stood by my side and represented me as if they seen my struggle through my own eyes. They defended me after several case denials with other firms but Margolius, Margolius & Associates never gave up! Their continuous feedback and personal support, throughout my case, gave me the relief of trying to do it on my own and Marcia Margolius got the benefits that I desperately needed. These statements may seem ‘over the top’ but it is completely true. Margolius, Margolius & Associates should be your first line of defense when looking for “The Right” attorney for your Social Security /Disability case. Marcia W. Margolius is highly educated, most influential among her peers, dedicated, committed, hard working and cares for her clients as real people with real life changing concerns. She is a woman of integrity and gets the job done. Hey, she sounds like she could be a great candidate for the first female President! #MarciaWMargoliusForPresident2020; I love the sound of that!
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Posted by David | November 13, 2017
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Top notch
Margolius and Margolius’s won my case and fought hard to make it possible for this win. Miguel was my lawyer at the hearing. He knew my case and was very helpful with talking with me and making going before the judge easier. Thank-You for all you have done for me .
Response from Marcia Margolius November 30, 2017
Thank you so much. At MM&A we work as a team to do everything possible for our clients. It is nice to have someone understand and appreciate our team effort!
Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2017
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Review for Margolius, Margoilus and Associates
The service provided me was excellent, resulting in a successful disabilities claim, initially declined by SSA. The assigned staff was responsive, pleasant to work with, and provided clear guidance throughout the process (including adequate preparation for my hearing). I would highly recommend this firm to others seeking this service!
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Response from Marcia Margolius September 19, 2017
You are very kind. Please do not hesitate to call with any follow up questions.
Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2017
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excellence in action
If you are looking for an attorney/law firm with expertise and true dedication to clients, look no further. Let the following letter, which I recently sent to this lawyer, serve as my review: "Dear Marcia Margolius & team,   I was recently informed by Social Security that my claim has been accepted.  I cannot thank you enough for your representation.  Thanks to you and your firm, I am now able to receive the payments for which I qualify and which I desperately need.  Once again, I am truly grateful to you and truly appreciate your help in ensuring the survival of disabled individuals such as myself."
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Response from Marcia Margolius February 23, 2017
So nice of you!
Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2016
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Help for family member
Received advice on how to move forward on issues for my daughter. Very helpful. When the times comes, I will contact this attorney.
Response from Marcia Margolius October 19, 2016
Thank you. Always happy to help.
Posted by Rick | October 20, 2015
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You cannot find a more excellent attorney for your Disability case!!!
In my opinion, Marcia Margolius is an INTERSTELLAR Attorney! Forgive the comparison, however, she was like a Pit Bull who grabbed Social Security by the leg and did not let go until she got results. She was compassionate and understanding towards my wife and I. She kept us informed every step of the way. Even when there was no news she told us and informed us of her latest filings and requests on our behalf. She didn't leave us out, not knowing what was happening. If I was hospitalized due to my disability she was right on the spot. She really is worth every penny you may have to pay to get your case heard and settled! We HIGHLY recommend her and are so happy we chose her. That, in fact, was a happy accident in itself. I saw an ad for her and their firm on TV on night. There was no screaming or yelling saying, "WE'LL MAKE THEM PAY!!!" kind of nonsense. The ad was quiet, respectful and allowed us to quietly talk about it ourselves. DO IT! Call her and her firm. You will not be disappointed. I certain of that.
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Response from Marcia Margolius October 23, 2015
I appreciate all of my reviews and take them seriously, but rarely do they make me laugh. Thank you for the sentiment and humor.
Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2015
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Amazing
Marcia & her Team took care of everything for me. They handled things I though I would have to gather. They took care of everything. Thanks!
Response from Marcia Margolius October 21, 2015
Thank you for your kind comment. We all appreciate it.
Posted by Gale | October 6, 2015
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Great attorney
In 2010 I had a major illness that prevented me from working for a significant period of time. I applied for Social Security Disability on my own after this illness continued and was denied. I then hired a Disability Advocate and started the process again thinking this would help. It did not. The advocate firm did not do very much in the way of help with the process. I was frustrated, it had been over a year with no answer. My Mom told me to call Margolius & Associates to see if they could possibly give me some advice on how I should proceed. I was very frustrated so I decided to call. I spoke with Michelle who is an attorney at this firm. She was very helpful and very knowledgeable about the multiple conditions that I have. She was the biggest reason that I decided to fire the advocate company and go with this firm. I have had the best experience with Marcia as my attorney. Any questions I have had during and after my case was heard & has been answered. They have always been kind. My disability is not a cookie cutter one as I have multiple problems stemming from that one event. My disability hearing was well prepared and thought out. Marcia had already prepared and sent a brief to the judge on my behalf. I won my closed period of disability because of the wonderful group of attorneys at this firm. I'm so glad that I decided to make the call and could not be happier!
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Response from Marcia Margolius October 9, 2015
Michelle and I greatly appreciate your comments. We really work as a team and do our best for all. It is so nice to know that someone appreciated our team approach.
Posted by Brynna Fish | October 4, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Marcia Margolius saved me
After using a highly recommend SSDI attorney with dismal results a friend of mine recommended Marcia. Immediately she expressed confidence in my case. She and her staff represented me through 3 appeals on my initial application all the way to the Federal level. Also, we caught a huge mistake that the Social Security folks denied one appeal because they claimed we missed a deadline. Really, thought, we made the deadline and the Social Security folks actually whited out a date and typed over a new date. This is exactly why, unfortunately, folks like me need folks like Marcia. Meanwhile, she knew the SSDI system well enough to advise me I was eligible to apply for a second new application while my original ap made its way through the system. It was the second application, that was approved within 4 months that saved me from financial ruin. And eventually, the original ap was referred back to the regional administrative judge and we won that too!! I will be forever grateful to Marcia!
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Response from Marcia Margolius October 5, 2015
Thank you so much. Your situation is exactly what keeps me doing what I do.
Posted by Terrill | October 3, 2015
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The Law Firm of Marcia Margolius
I was looking for an attorney to take care of my Social Security Disability Case. I was given Marcia's name from a friend who has had dealings with her and her firm. They were very helpful, Marcia answered my emails and phone calls promptly. Any questions I had I received a thorough answer. My son is currently using this firm for his Disability Case also. I highly recommend Marcia Margolius and her firm. They are an excellent law firm.
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Response from Marcia Margolius October 5, 2015
Thank you very much. Trusting us with your family is the highest compliment.
Posted by pete | September 28, 2015
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Marcia W. Margolius Review
Yes to Whom it may Concern: Marcia W. Margoilus Was my Representing Attorney for 6 yrs. She is a very Hand's On attorney who will fight tooth & nail till the end to win your case. Also her staff are also very Helpfull in answering all my questions in regards to my conerns regarding my case. I know a few of my Friends who had there cases with Marcia Margolius resolved, and also I recommended a close friend of mine to Marcia Margolius and he is very happy with her & har staff. So yes I would deffenetley recommend Marcia Margolius and associates to anyone seeking help with there Social Security Claims. Thank you Pete
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Response from Marcia Margolius October 5, 2015
Dear Pete, It was wonderful representing you. It was a long struggle and I am gratified in your trust.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-25%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Margolius, Margolius & Associates
  • 1983 - Present

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University
  • law
  • 1983
  • Emory University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Legal Cases

  • Smalcer v. Comm'r 1:21-CV-01033
  • Case remanded for a new hearing.
  • Mains v. Commissioner of SSA
  • Case has been remanded for a new hearing.
  • Osterland v. Commissioner of SSA, Case No. 3:15-CV-00990, United States District Court, N.D. Ohio, Eastern Division.
  • Remanded for a new hearing
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Associations

  • Cleveland Bar Association
  • 2010 - 2016
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Council of Past Presidents
  • 1998 - 2019
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Past President
  • 1997 - 1998
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • 6th Circuit Representative
  • 1986 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer - Social Security- Cleveland
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer - Social Security
  • Super Lawyers Magazine - Cleveland
  • 2020
  • Supurb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5 out of 5 rating; Silver Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Supurb rating
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Superb rating
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Peer Review Rated - Highest rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Peer Review Rated - Highest rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
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Publications

  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • Preparing To File For Disability
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Physician training meeting
  • Disability and SSI: Navigating the Social Security Maze
  • 2017
  • School Psychologists and Counselors Meeting
  • Children and SSI Benefits
  • 2013
  • Physical Medicine and Rehab Physicians Training Meeting
  • Disabled Patients and Social Security
  • 2013
  • Annual Meeting of Arthritis Support Group
  • Arthritis and Disability
  • 2012
  • Nattional Organization of Social Security Representatives Biannual Conference
  • Pre-Hearing Development: Win Early, Win Often
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Social Security & Disability Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as a pre-eminent practitioner in this area of practice."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Friend
"Choosing the best lawyer is no easy task. You must find that lawyer who combines expertise in her particular area of law with the highest personal qualities. Marcia is that person. I know Marcia from 30 years of friendship. She is a loving wife and mother; she is honest and compassionate with friends and strangers alike; she is patient yet assertive when it’s required; and she gives her clients her best. Without question, Marcia would be my first choice if I were looking for a disability attorney."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Marcia Margolius for nearly 40 years. She is a consummate lawyer. Professional, courteous and caring. A former President of NOSSCR, she is incredibly knowledgeable about her area of practice and an exceptional attorney. Clients, opposing counsel and jurists acknowledge her expertise and professionalism frequently. It is without hesitation that I recommend Marcia Margolius."
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