Margolius, Margolius & Associates (216) 621-2034
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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
Fax: (216) 621-1908

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Michelle L. DeBaltzo

Michelle L. DeBaltzo

Cleveland, Ohio
(216) 621-2034
(216) 621-1908

Attorney Michelle Lynn DeBaltzo earned her J.D. from Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 1997 following her 1993 graduation from John Carroll University where she had earned a B.S. degree in chemistry with a minor in political science. The analytical skills she developed in the study of chemistry help her to discover the facts in her clients' cases. Since passing the bar and becoming an associate attorney in 1997, she has gained the respect of the judges and of the district hearing officers before whom she represents her clients. That respect is earned every day based on her preparedness, honesty, and integrity. While she derives great satisfaction from the reputation she has developed, her greatest satisfaction comes from winning a case for a client.

Michelle has been assisting Social Security applicants since May 1989 in varying capacities. She began as a receptionist and secretary and advanced to law clerk while attending law school. Having worked her way up in the firm, she understands the Social Security and Workers' Compensation claim processes and their pitfalls. Additionally, working nearly every position in the firm, she understands how each staff position fits into the overall goal of winning a client's case.

Michelle is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association; the Cuyahoga County Bar Association; the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives; and the Cleveland Marshall College of Law Alumni Association.  Michelle is a passionate fan of the Cleveland Indians.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1989

Areas of Practice

  • Social Security -- Disability

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1997


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. cum laude - 1997
  • John Carroll University
    • B.S.
    • Major: Chemistry

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member, 1997 - Present
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Member, 1997 - Present