Margolius, Margolius & Associates (216) 621-2034
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Margolius, Margolius & Associates
55 Public Square, Suite 1100
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: (216) 621-2034
Toll Free: (800) 234-7792
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Andrew Margolius

Andrew Margolius

Cleveland, Ohio
(216) 621-6214
(216) 621-1908

Andrew heads up the litigation section of Margolius, Margolius and Associates.  He has over 20 years of trial experience in cases ranging from disability, race and sex discrimination to personal injury and fair housing litigation.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University in 1980 and is a 1983 graduate of Case Western University Law School. He is an active board member of the Ohio Employment Lawyers Association and is immediate Past President of the Cleveland Employment Lawyers Association.  These advocacy groups are dedicated to the enforcement of employees rights. He also serves as Chief Counsel to Fair Housing Advocates Association.
His cases largely involve employment and housing issues, and personal injury cases. Specific statutes covered involves age, sexual harassment, disability, Long Term Disability, race, religion, gender and familial status.

Andrew is a member of the Cleveland and Ohio Bar Associations as well as the National Employment Lawyers Association. He is a frequent speaker before municipalities, professional associations and community groups regarding employment and housing issues. His achievements include precedent setting cases in employment law in Ross v. Campbell Soup Company, 237 F.3d 701 (6th Cir.2001)(disability/perceived disability; isolated v. direct evidence analysis); Tersigni, et al v. General Tire (9th Distr. 1993), 91 Ohio App.3d 757 (employee rights, promissory estoppel), as well as Bray v. MetroCable Comm. Inc., (employment discrimination)(United States District Court, N. District, Oct. 1995); Patterson v. Schwebel,(Court of Appeals, Cuyahoga County, Ohio); Tutela v. Carney, et al.,First Amendment issues (United States District Court, N.D. Ohio, 1989); Watson v. United States of America, Federal Torts Claim Act ($121,000.00 judgment)(U.S. District Court, 1989); Miller v. Hollenden House, (Age Discrimination in Employment)(United States District Court, 1986); Palmer v. Kaiser Health Foundation (Ohio App. 8th Dist. 1991)(employee rights), 64 Ohio App.3d 140, 580 N.E.2d 849(employment); Grant v. Papiernik, 136 Ohio App.3d 233, 736 N.E.2d 484 (Ohio App. 11 Dist. 1999) housing discrimination (1997)(Trumbull County); O.C.R.C., Johnson and Gardner v. Eisenberg, fair housing race case (first Ohio fair housing statute verdict)(1996); Picha v. City of Parma, et al, (political discharge/1st Amendment case) (United States District Court (1993)(two Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals);Brown, et al v. Lancaster, (April,2000)( Columbus, Ohio)(religious discrimination); Walker, et al v. Crawford, trial and damage award total of $500,000 in sex discrimination case (Oct., 1999)(United States District Court)(teamed with Justice Department); Hansen v. Ashtabula Mall (2/05); Sicklesmith v. Chester Hoist, et al, disability discrimination (3/17/05)($274,000).  ($272,000.00)

Areas of Practice

  • 35% Employment Rights
  • 25% Disability Law
  • 15% Fari Housing
  • 10% Personal Injury
  • 10% Long Term Disability
  • 5% Mediation

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1984


  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1983
  • Emory University
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1980

Representative Cases


  • Employment Litigation, Cuyahoga City Bar
  • Disability Rights, NOSSCR

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio Employment Lawyers Association, Treasurer, Board Member, 1995 - Present
  • Cleveland Employment Lawyers Association, Past President, 1990 - Present