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Edward C. Ahlers

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Cincinnati, OH

5.0   51 reviews

Licensed for 40 years

About Edward

Learn Edward’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Social Security & Disability
    50%
    Social Security disability law has been my passion for my entire legal career. I love having the opportunity to make a difference for deserving people who truly need help and deserve the protection that Social Security is meant to provide.

    40 years

  2. Insurance
    25%
    Short and long term disability claims can be difficult to pursue. Insurance companies love to take in the premiums but they don't like to pay out benefits. An experienced and aggresive attorney who will build your appeal can make all the difference.

    15 years

  3. Workers compensation
    15%
    Whether you are dealing with the Ohio BWC or with a self-insured employer, problems will always arise. Hire an attorney who cares and who will provide the individual attention you deserve.

    35 years

  4. Personal injury
    10%
    Call if you have been injured by someone else's negligence. I can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

    36 years

GUIDING CLIENTS EVERY STEP OF THE WAY TO OBTAIN THE BENEFITS THEY DESERVE.

I enjoy helping people. I listen. I explain things. I pride myself on being responsive to my clients. I work hard and I get good results.

Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice

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Licensed for 40 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1982
Updated 11/07/2022
State RI
Status Resigned
Acquired 1986
Updated 01/13/2023

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

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Edward received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Rebecca | October 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
True blessing
Mr. Ahlers is an excellent attorney. He was very compassionate and caring. He understood what I was going through, which made it easy to talk with him. He was there for me when I had questions, and he explained, the whole S.S Disability process to me. He was very prompt in receiving and returning my phone calls, I was in the loop the whole time. I have had a pleasant experience with Mr. Ahlers, that I would refer them to anyone else in need of a S.S Disability attorney. The best part of this long process was Mr.Ahlers putting in his expertise and hard work for me, and in return the outcome for me was a true blessing! I truly appreciate everything, Mr. Ahlers has done for me, Thank you Ed!
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Posted by Tina | September 23, 2017
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Wonderful experience
Mr. Ahlers is one of the nicest people we have met in a long time. He helped my husband with a disability appeal and he made the whole process so easy. And the kind things he said about my husband to the SSA were heart-warming and sincere. I'm pretty sure that's what changed their minds. From the time we walked into the office, we were treated with respect and interest. We had feared that our case wouldn't even be considered by such a large law firm but that was not the case. Ed sat with us for an hour and went over every aspect of our case until I felt like he really knew us. The appeal process can be long and stressful but such was not the case with us. Ed Ahlers and his staff made it seamless and stress free. If you need a good appeals lawyer, contact this firm and this lawyer in particular. You won't be sorry. Thank you, Ed, from the bottom of our hearts.
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Posted by Allen | September 14, 2022
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The Best Disability Attorney in The Greater Cincinnati Area!!!
Finding out that I would have to permanently leave the workforce due to my disability was one of the hardest things I had to go through in my life. I was one of the few people that truly loved what they did for a living. So, I was very fortunate to find Ed Ahlers to handle my disability claim. I was referred to Ed Ahlers by another attorney that I knew who was very familiar with disability law. She said if she ever personally needed a disability attorney, she would only use Ed Ahlers. She then followed up by saying that he was one of the smartest people she knows. As it turns out, she was correct, and this was an excellent referral! From my first visit with Ed Ahlers, he was very generous with his time, easy to talk to and was very knowledgeable with the whole disability process. I realized that I was in great hands. As the claim progressed through all the phases, he was extremely thorough and detail oriented. He always spent the time to talk with me and he emailed me regularly with updates on my claim. I also worked closely with Barb, his paralegal who was amazing! She was very patient with all my questions and timely with responses in following up. Not only was my disability claim approved on the first try, but Ed Ahlers has helped understand what to expect after the approval. He has answered all the questions that I had and given me a lot of great suggestions as well. If you are considering making a disability claim, I highly advise that you don't do it alone and I highly recommend Ed Ahlers. He should be your only call!
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Posted by Nancy | August 19, 2022
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Very Pleased
Mr. Ahlers was the most caring and kind attorney I have dealt with. He was very through and NEVER cut me short or made me feel like a was a bother. He was always 100% committed.
Posted by Felicia | August 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Awesome Job! Ed and Barb did an excellent job with my disability. You both had brought order to a chaotic, painful, situation. I had found Ed on a website I can say God approve in to work on my case. Ed and Barb performed with great care and completeness. They kept me update on everything that I needed to know. He was very clear with revealing detail of my case what I did not understand. I recommend Ed to anyone who need a lawyer to work on their disability. God bless you both
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Posted by Jailen | June 6, 2022
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Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Ahlers and Barb were marvelous to work with he consistently kept me updated on any information concerning my disability case. I would definitely recommend them if you have been having trouble with any case consisting of social security or disability. I will definitely be recommending these two to Family and friends with such problems.
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Posted by Tony | May 23, 2022
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Ed and Barb are great!
Ed was referred to me by a friend, and he was great! He gave excellent advice, constant communication (from him or his assistant Barb), explained things great, and treated me great thru the entire process. He is very smart and knows what he's doing when it comes to disability claims. He made it so my claim was not a nightmare! I would highly recommend Ed and Barb to anyone looking for disability representation in the tri-state area. He was very professional and personable the entire time! He will ask you relevant questions and give you his honest opinion from day one and always followed up, staying in communication the entire time!! A+++
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Posted by Suzanne | May 6, 2022
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Ed is simply the best!
I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Ahlers. I was lucky to be referred to Ed by friends and am so glad I followed their advice. Ed took the time to learn the specifics of my SSDI case himself rather than relying on an assistant to relay the facts. As someone who formerly worked with attorneys, I was pleasantly surprised to have this one-on-one interaction with him. Throughout the case, Ed was always my point of contact and did a great job keeping me informed of where we were in the process. Mine was not an open and shut case due to some unusual circumstances. Other attorneys would have shied away from helping me but Ed took on the challenge and won a decision in my favor. Thanks to Ed I am financially secure again.
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Posted by Ingrid | March 27, 2022
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Ed cares about people!
Ed Ahlers is one of the nicest men I have ever met. He cares about his clients and was extremely thorough when handling my husband’s workers compensation claim. His law firm took care of my dad several decades ago and he was also recommended from an acquaintance. For 10 years, Ed took care of our claim and he got everything we were entitled to. He really cares about people! Both Ed and his assistant, Barb, are thorough and reply in a timely manner. I highly recommend Ed Ahlers!
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Posted by Nicole | March 22, 2022
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Fantastic Lawyer!
Wonderful job. Ed Ahlers handled my disability claim after I was denied twice. Mr. Ahlers is extremely detailed, thorough and professional. The amount of time he spent working on my claim was extensive yet he was always quick to respond/answer all of my emails and calls. I could not have asked for a harder working advocate. Ed made what is surely a difficult and often disheartening experience much less stressful for me. I was extremely nervous about my hearing and worried about the outcome. Ed spent several hours going through details and preparing me for the hearing process. I highly recommend Mr Ahlers, he is worth so much more than the percentage designated.
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Posted by Lindsey | March 16, 2022
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Amazing
Mr. Ahlers was a wonderful Lawyer. He took the time to go over every inch of my case and to also make sure I was ready for my hearing. Mr. Ahlers never made me feel like I had a stupid question. He was very easy to work with and even if he had a full plate he never made my case and myself feel less important then another. Also his assistant Barb was wonderful she would send me documents and reach out to make sure I was doing good and didn’t have questions. I will be spreading the word of Mr.Ahlers great job to others looking for help. Thank you Again!
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Posted by Kari | February 4, 2022
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Excellent experience
Ed helped me with my SSI case. He was very helpful, compassionate, and on task. He really made sure I understood every little thing that was happening during my case. He keeps in constant contact and never leaves you wondering! He does excellent in the court setting as well; very professional but stern. I would recommend Ed to ANYONE who needs help getting their benefits! He is absolutely the BEST!
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Posted by Bethany | January 30, 2022
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Excellent Attorney!
I was referred to Mr. Ahlers after I had been denied for SSI. I didn't know how to navigate the system and needed guidance. Mr. Ahlers was knowledgeable, compassionate, thorough and communicative. I felt better prepared for the appeal and as a result, was awarded SSI. I could not have done this without Mr. Ahler's help and I am so grateful! I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Judy | July 12, 2021
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Ed gets the job done!
If you’ve been denied Social Security Disability Insurance, I highly recommend Ed Ahlers to handle your reconsideration appeal. I have a very complex medical history. Ed is very relatable and really took the time to talk with me and understand my symptoms. Just as important, he was able to both cohesively and thoughtfully piece together my health history – which includes a multitude of tests, more than a few surgeries and multiple diagnoses from different specialists – and make a compelling case. When the judge pushed back at my hearing, Ed immediately consulted with my physicians and provided her with additional information/expert opinion needed to win my case. Rest assured, if Ed handles your appeal, he’ll work tirelessly to get you the result you need and deserve.
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Posted by Jenny | June 2, 2021
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Outstanding! A real fighter!
You do not need to continue looking at anymore reviews for a disability attorney because you have just found the absolute best! I am extremely fortunate to have found Ed Ahlers. He is a fighter, and he will fight for you! He put 110% effort into winning my case. From our very first phone call, Ed always made me feel comfortable because he is so easy to talk too and explains things well. I immediately picked up on his dedication and learned quickly that his skill, knowledge, and experience in disability law was extensive. Applying for social security disability benefits can be incredibly stressful especially when you do not have an attorney like Ed. He made it seem easy and took a huge amount of my stress away. Before I even hired Ed, he spent at least an hour of his time answering my many questions about the application process. He returns every phone call quickly, if not immediately. Even on Saturdays and Sundays! He emailed often to make sure I remembered to meet certain deadlines. Ed recently won my case, and it was kind of bittersweet when he gave me the "good" news that I'm disabled. While I did have a physically demanding career, it was also a rewarding one and I never dreamed I would one day be disabled. So, if you are truly disabled, there is only one attorney you want working on your case and that is Ed! I can never begin to thank Ed and his assistant Barbara enough for all their hard work and dedication. I will forever appreciate both and all their efforts.
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Posted by Bobbie | February 23, 2021
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Disability attorney
Ed did a fantastic job assisting and securing proper documentation and following up when the documents got mishandled by the state. He was through and attentive to all the areas of his claim. He went above and beyond when the state did not forward and complete the passing on of his information and medical records.
Posted by Hana | February 11, 2021
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Fantastic Lawyer!
Mr. Ahlers went above and beyond to help me with my case. He was the perfect example of professionalism, patience, and kindness.
Posted by Donna | December 18, 2020
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Wonderful lawyer
Mr Ahlers was very perfessional an took time to explain everything to me yes i would hire him for all my cases if i can he is awesome at what he does im so thankful for finding him
Posted by Terri | October 2, 2020
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Ed’s the Best!
From the first time we spoke, Ed displayed compassion, drive and professionalism. His knowledge of the process is unmatched. If you want a quick resolve to your claim, call on Ed.
Posted by Connie S. | August 14, 2020
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Soc Sec Disability
My husband and I contacted Ed Ahlers upon recommendation from a physical therapist. After 2 applications submitted for Social Security disability were denied, we retained Ed's services. I wish we would have retained Ed sooner. He was very easy to work with. He explained the process ahead of us and each step as it happened, which was very helpful during such a difficult time. I highly recommend him. He's honest, straight-forward and experienced.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Crowley, Ahlers & Roth Co, LPA
  • 1988 - Present

Education

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Xavier University, Cincinnati
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Legal Cases

  • Shields v. Commissioner of Social Security, 732 Fed. App'x. 430
  • Meese v. Commissioner of Social Security
  • Award of benefits

Associations

  • Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Member, Social Security Committee
  • 1990 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Chairman,Social Security Committee
  • Chairman
  • 1992 - 1993
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 1 of 2 Super Lawyers for Social Security in Ohio
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer -- 1 of 2 Super Lawyers for Social Security in Ohio
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
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Publications

  • Union Builder
  • Social Security Disability
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Ed and know him to be quite knowledgeable, hard-working, a creative thinker, and quite ethical. Ed is well-respected in the legal community for his expertise. He is well-liked by his clients for his legal skills, persistence, and communications with them."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ed Ahlers exemplifies professionalism and delivers a very high level of service to his clients. Ed is committed to achieving his client's goals and brings his 30 years of experience to bear in doing so. I have worked with Ed on many Workers Compensation, Social Security and Insurance matters and his methodical approach and analysis never ceases to impress."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Edward C. Ahlers is a knowledgeable and insightful attorney who is experienced and proficient in Social Security practice both on the administrative level and in the federal courts."
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Cincinnati Social Security & Disability Lawyer Edward C. Ahlers
Edward C. Ahlers
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Cincinnati, OH
Licensed for 40 years