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Michael H. Gruhin

Workers compensation Attorney at Cleveland, OH

4.9   164 reviews

also known as Mike Gruhin


Licensed for 46 years

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    70%
    Ohio Workers' Compensation Board Certified Specialist Attorney. Hurt on the job in Ohio, call Mike Gruhin, "The Comp Specialist". Read my Client reviews. The choice is clear, call Gruhin & Gruhin.

    46 years

  2. Car accident
    30%
    Hurt in a car accident? Suffer an injury? Read my reviews and then give me a call. The choice is clear - Call Gruhin Now.

    46 years

Mike is one of the first Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Specialists in Ohio Workers' Compensation Law.


Check out what our clients think about the work we do on their behalf. There are more client videos at http://gruhin.com/video-testimonials 


Mike is a Board Certified Ohio Workers' Compensation Specialist, among the first attorneys to attain this achievement. Currently out of the tens of thousands of attorneys practicing in Ohio, Mike is one of the 152 Board Certified Work Comp Specialists. Follow the link to listen to what he has to say about Ohio Workers' Compensation claims. Find out what you need to know to protect yourself, your rights, and your family when you're injured
http://gruhin.com/mike-gruhin-on-ohio-workers-compensation 

Mike has argued cases on behalf of his clients before all levels of the Industrial Commission of Ohio and has litigated cases before various Courts of Common Pleas and District Courts of Appeals throughout Ohio.

Mike Gruhin and his team are dedicated to fighting on behalf of Ohio's injured workforce, Mike goes the extra mile for each and everyone of his clients.

Check out our web site at  http://www.gruhin.com/  and visit the Client Video Testimonial page http://gruhin.com/video-testimonials to see why so many people come to Gruhin & Gruhin for their work injury claims.

The Cleveland Ohio Law Firm of Gruhin & Gruhin represents injury victims throughout The State of Ohio, Northeast Ohio, including Cleveland, Akron, Ashland, Ashtabula, Austintown, Barberton, Boardman, Brunswick, Canton, Cleveland Heights, Conneaut, Cuyahoga Falls, Elyria, Euclid, Garfield Heights, Lakewood, Lorain, Mansfield, Maple Heights, Massillon, Medina, Mentor, North Olmsted, Parma, Sandusky, Shaker Heights, Strongsville, Stow, Warren, Westlake, Youngstown. Gruhin & gruhin also represents the injured in all cities located within Ashland County, Ashtabula County, Columbiana County, Crawford County, Cuyahoga County, Erie County, Geauga County, Huron County, Lake County, Lorain County, Mahoning County, Marion County, Morrow County, Medina County, Ottawa County, Portage County, Richland County, Sandusky County, Seneca County, Stark County, Summit County, Trumbull County, and Wayne County.

Call or contact the injury lawyers at Gruhin & Gruhin http://gruhin.com/inquiry-form to discuss your legal claim, mototcycle accident, workers' compensation claim, auto, truck, semi-truck accident case, medical negligence case. We represent the injured of Ohio.

 

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Top Contributor 2012
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Licensed for 46 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1977
Updated 11/06/2022
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1976
Updated 11/12/2022
State IL
Status Voluntarily Inactive
Acquired 1978
Updated 10/11/2022
State FL
Status Inactive
Acquired 1977
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Gruhin & Gruhin, LLC
24100 Chagrin Boulevard.
Suite. 250
Cleveland, OH, 44122

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  164 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
Michael received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2018
Posted by Jeffrey | January 17, 2014
Michael and his team of attorneys are the best at BWC cases. They are also great people.
Michael and his staff have helped me through two back surgeries and many appeals. They took care of everything that needed to be done to expedite compensation and get my surgeries approved. When I was hurt my boss laid me off and had me sign up for unemployment. I called Gruhin & Gruhin and Michael answered the phone and explained to me what was going to happen and he was right. I am so glad I called for I had no idea what I was in store for without him. Michael knows the law and the tricks boss's can play. I only wish I had called him sooner. Believe me Mike and his team are the BEST. Mike has eased the burden of stress that this has caused to me and my family. I am very pleased and you will be to.
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Posted by Stenille | March 1, 2013
THE BEST!
Mike is the best at what he does! I have not run into an issue with dealing with Mike! He gets the job done!!
Posted by Erich | October 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Workers Compensation Claim
Mr. Gruhin was very efficient in being able to obtain all information from my Dr. as well as the previous company I worked for. He always kept me up to date on the status of my case. Would most definitely use him again for any of my future needs.
Posted by Janie | September 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
It was good for me to seek help from an attorney on my worker’s compensation claim. I could not have done it on my own without the representation. Mr Gruhin and his staff was there for me with any concerns and issues I was having. I am confident that I am able to contribute again to society the best of my ability.
Posted by Marchell | July 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedication
Mr. Gruhin was had compassion to the injuries I've substained. He worked hard in representing me. I knew I had the right advocate who has great understanding and passion at what he does.
Posted by Eleanor | June 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional caring, Highly recommended
Working with this attorney was a great experience. His office staff is kind and caring. This attorney was very flexible with meeting time due to my busy work schedule. The attorney made communication easier through email and phone. He took extra time to explain everything in great detail. This attorney built trust and gave me advice. He won my case. I would highly recommend his services and hire him again. I am very happy with my outcome.
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Posted by Katherine | December 7, 2021
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Kathy
Mr. Gruhin has been become a very special person in life for over 17 years there isn't anyone that I would trust to handle any of my affairs. THANKS Katherine
Posted by WILLIE | August 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
MY CASE
I WORKED WITH AN ATTORNEY THAT DID THE BARE MINIMUM. I CALLED ATTY. MIKE GRUHIN . AFTER CONSULTATION HE TOOK MY CASE, WHICH SEEM TO BE DEAD IN THE WATER DUE TO ERONIOUS INFORMATION. ATTORNEY GRUHIN ARGUE MY CASE IN COLUMBUS AND HAD THE INFORMATION REMOVED. I HAVE MY PTD.
Posted by Eddie | June 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Mr. gruhin did an amazing job in my workers comp case. Final settlement was more than I had expected and he kept in touch with timely updates through the entire process
Posted by Michele | November 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mike Gruhin
Mike Gruhin was able to settle my worker's compensation case. I was very pleased with the amount of my judgment.
Posted by Shay | November 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look No Further.. He’s your Guy!!
Every time I meet with Michael he’s seems more like a family member & educator. He’s been my attorney for 2.5 years and I never leave his office without a full understanding & a lesson, as a result my case has went smoothly with no hiccups.. . His whole team in particular Karen Lentz is very knowledgeable, friendly & patient. I highly recommend Gruhin & Gruhin if you’ve been hurt on the job.
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Posted by C. Ray | June 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Glad I found this great attorney
Mike Gruhin represented me in my new BWC claim. I had a prior claim for carpal tunnel and tried to to it myself. I didn't know that my ol claim died from inactivity. When I needed surgery for the condition because my carpal tunnel came back due of my work i was told my claim was dead. I had used a union representative for my claim and that was a big mistake I contacted Mike and he worked diligently and kept me informed of the case status at all times. He did a fantastic job and got me more money than I ever expected. Don't go anywhere else than Gruhin if you've been hurt. As far as I'm concerned he's a magician. Thanks Mike for being there every step of the way.
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Posted by William | February 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT WORKERS COMP LAWYER
Very happy with Mike's representation, I believe due to his years of experience in workers comp he made my case a breeze to handle.
Posted by Arnette | January 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Arnette Henderson
I had a previous Workers Compensation attorney that I was not satisfied with, and I terminated his services. I then selected Michael H. Gruhin to represent my case. I was impressed with my initial meeting with Atty Gruhin. He took the time to explain everything in detail, in addition to giving me copies of all paperwork. I was very confident that I made the right choice. Atty Gruhin also made additional filings which the previous attorney never mentioned and this resulted in additional payments for me. My injury has changed my life, and I feel that Atty Michael Gruhin is giving me the best representation to see that I am fairly compensated. I would highly recommend his services!
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Posted by John | November 29, 2018
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John John
I have been with Mike since 1996. I would recommend him to anyone who knows me thanks Mike G.
Posted by Andrew | November 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr.
Mike did a great job with my case and I would gladly recommend MIke to everyone
Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Elbow Injury
When I found Gruin & Gruin I was not sure if anyone could do anything for me as my case was over 5 years old. So I called a few places because my elbow was really hurting me and my job was trying to demand more physical work which was hard for me due to the injury and the lack of strength in my right arm. I accepted Mike Gruin because he thought it would be possible to reopen the case based on my circumstances and he did. He has helped get me through the situation to show the state of my lack of progression with my arm and how it is effecting the other arm. The team at Gruin &Gruin has also helped me find chiropractic therapy to help with the pain in the arm.
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Posted by Wayne | August 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Giant Slayers!!!
I was employed by a self-insured employer an employee of 18 yrs. I was in a motor vehicle accident in 2012, a drunk driver went left of center and hit me head on. I was hospitalized for a month with a host of injuries, both legs now have hard ware in them. This guy was going an estimate of 60 plus mph when he struck me, I had to be cut from the vehicle, and if God hadn't spared my life, this accident was supposed to take my life. After being released from hospital a month later in a wheelchair and confined to a hospital bed, I began searching for an attorney due to the seriousness of my situation. Gruhin and Gruhin was my choice per the Avvo reviews. Believe me when I say this, I've won 90% of my hearings for those of you who knows the hearing process that comes with a BWC claim. Now for the main event, I was scheduled for a hearing recently with 5 different issues, these issues had me very stressed out and worried because this giant company and their attorney out of nowhere wanted to stop me receiving the help I was receiving medically, financial, and psychological. They had attempted to deceive and mislead me pertaining to a program I was in which was preparing me for a return to work with accommodations based on my injuries, flat out lied, it was unbelievable. Gruhin and his team assured me that they were going to fight for me all the way. 5 issues were heard, 5 approvals was granted!! That's 5 wins out of 5, 100 percent rating which is remarkable!!!!!.
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Posted by Matthew | April 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal and professional
Mike Gruhin and his entire staff have been welcoming and professional. They have thoroughly explained any and all questions I've had regarding my case, and I've had a lot. Thank you Mike, thank you Karen, thank you all!
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A real advocate who got RESULTS
M. Gruhin is my 3rd lawyer, and my only regret is not finding him sooner. His knowledge of work comp law is extensive, and your case is in extremely competent hands. No punches pulled, right to the point. If you want a quality, aggressive, successful law firm - believe me, you've found it. Mike (and KAREN!!!!), I really can't thank you enough.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner - Board Certified Ohio Work Comp Specialist Atty
  • Gruhin & Gruhin, LLC Attorneys
  • 1999 - Present
  • Partner
  • Levey & Gruhin, Attorneys
  • 1981 - 1999

Education

  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • law
  • 1976
  • The Ohio State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Legal Cases

  • CV-09-698074
  • Jury verdict in favor of Plaintiff
  • CV-06-600580
  • Judgement for Plaintiff
  • CV-08-650396
  • Plaintiff remains entitled to participate in Ohio Workers' Compensation
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Associations

  • Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association
  • Lifetime Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Law Specialty Board - Certified Specialist Work Comp
  • 1999 - Present
  • Ohio Association of Justice
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association
  • Past Member - Certified Grievance Committee
  • N/A
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Workers' Compensation Section - Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Workers' Compensation Section - Member
  • N/A
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • workers compensation section - member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Board Certified Ohio Workers Compensation Specialist Attorney
  • Ohio State Bar Assn. Law Specialty Board
  • 2018
  • Board Certified Ohio Workers Compensation Specialist Attorney
  • Ohio State Bar Assn. Law Specialty Board
  • 2017
  • Board Certified Ohio Workers Compensation Specialist Attorney
  • Ohio State Bar Assn. Law Specialty Board
  • 2016
  • Board Certified Ohio Workers Compensation Specialist Attorney
  • Ohio State Bar Assn. Law Specialty Board
  • 2015
  • Board Certified Ohio Workers Compensation Specialist Attorney
  • Ohio State Bar Assn. Law Specialty Board
  • 2014
  • Board Certified Ohio Workers Compensation Specialist Attorney
  • Ohio State Bar Assn. Law Specialty Board
  • 2013
  • 25th Year Distinguished Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Board Certified Ohio Workers Compensation Specialist Attorney
  • Ohio State Bar Assn. Law Specialty Board
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Ohio Super Lawyer
  • 2011
  • 35th Year Anniversary Award
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Top Attorneys in Ohio
  • Cincinnati Magazine
  • 2011
  • Board Certified Ohio Workers Compensation Specialist Attorney
  • Ohio State Bar Assn. Law Specialty Board
  • 2011
  • Circle of Excellence Award
  • Merchantcircle
  • 2011
  • Ohio SuperLawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Board Certified Ohio Workers' Compensation Specialist Attorney
  • Ohio State Bar Assn. Law Specialty Board
  • 2010
  • Top Attorneys in Ohio
  • Cincinnati Magazine
  • 2010
  • Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Circle of Excellence Award
  • Merchantcircle
  • 2010
  • Board Certified Ohio Workers Compensation Specialist Attorney
  • Ohio State Bar Assn. Law Specialty Board
  • 2009
  • Board Certified Ohio Workers' Compensation Specialist Attorney
  • Ohio State Bar Assn. Law Specialty Board
  • 2008
  • Distinguished Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Board Certified Ohio Workers Compensation Specialist Attorney
  • Ohio State Bar Assn. Law Specialty Board
  • 2007
  • Board Certified Ohio Workers Compensation Specialist Attorney
  • Ohio State Bar Assn. Law Specialty Board
  • 2006
  • Board Certified Ohio Workers Compensation Specialist Attorney
  • Ohio State Bar Assn. Law Specialty Board
  • 2005
  • Board Certified Ohio Workers Compensation Specialist Attorney
  • Ohio State Bar Assn. Law Specialty Board
  • 2004
  • Board Certified Ohio Workers Compensation Specialist Attorney
  • Ohio State Bar Assn. Law Specialty Board
  • 2003
  • Board Certified Ohio Workers Compensation Specialist Attorney
  • Ohio State Bar Assn. Law Specialty Board
  • 2002
  • Board Certified Ohio Workers Compensation Specialist Attorney
  • Ohio State Bar Assn. Law Specialty Board
  • 2001
  • Board Certified Ohio Workers Compensation Specialist Attorney
  • Ohio State Bar Assn. Law Specialty Board
  • 2000
  • Board Certified Ohio Workers' Compensation Specialist Attorney
  • Ohio State Bar Assoc. Law Specialty Board
  • 1999
  • Arbitrator
  • American Arbitration Association
  • 1990
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Publications

  • Legal Blog Articles
  • Gruhin & Gruhin's Legal Blog
  • 2014
  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • 2014
  • Legal Blog Articles
  • Gruhin & Gruhin's Legal Blog
  • 2013
  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • 2013
  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • 2012
  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Cleveland Therapy Centers Symposium
  • Ohio Workers' Compensation and the C92
  • 1999

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (12)
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael Gruhin is likely the most knowledgable lawyer on Ohio Workers' Compensation Law in the county, if not the state. Not only is he knowledgable about the law, he has very innovative approaches and practical solutions to address the specific legal problems of his clients. I highly recommend him."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"A simply outstanding attorney that has no equal in the field of workers compensation. No matter what, the client & their rights always come first above all else. I could say more but this says it all."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I needed information regarding a case involving a worker injured in Ohio but lived in Florida. Mr. Gruhin was very knowledgeable about Ohio law and aided me in determining where to file a claim. He not only knows the law but he really cares about his clients and their welfare. I highly endorse him"
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gruhin is a skilled attorney who gets results for his clients. Well-respected in the community by his peers and industry, you would be well-served in choosing Mr. Gruhin to handle your case."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike has for many years been recognized as one of the top plaintiff's attorneys in Ohio. I represented a client on a social security matter a few years ago who was previously represented by Mike for her workers' compensation case. I was surprised how she talked about Mike as being more like family to her than just her lawyer. It's that dedication over many years that has earned him his reputation as a tough and personable attorney and someone who I would wholeheartedly recommend."
Personal injury Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike works diligently for his clients. He performs for his clients ways that go far beyond most other attorneys. Mike is smart, skilled and extremely knowledgable of his craft. He is a Board Certified Ohio Workers' Compensation Specialist. Mike is always prepared to help me with legal questions I have, and for Ohio Workers' Compensation especially, he consistently provides accurate, succinct and useful answers."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked across the table from Mike in several difficult cases. He always was fully informed on the law and worked to get the best deal possible for his client. He was always well versed and maintained the highest level of professional courtesy, yet never lost sight of his primary duty to his client. Highly recommended."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"For many years I have consulted Mike when my clients faced problems related to workers rights. He is a "lawyer's lawyer." He knows his field inside and out. He is creative. I also know that with regard to representing his clients he is sensitive, concerned and client focused."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He really cares about and for clients. He also receives good results"
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike does a great job for his clients. I admire and respect the way he presents his case and he is very professional as opposing counsel."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked in the same field as Mike for a number of years. He and I both represent injured workers and are active in the Ohio Association for Justice's Workers' Compensation section. He is a very knowledgeable, professional and dedicated attorney."
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