Michael D. Goldstein

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Beachwood, Ohio

Goldstein & Goldstein, Attorneys at Law
Michael D. Goldstein
Goldstein & Goldstein, Attorneys at Law

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice; view more

Licensed in Ohio since: 2002

Education: University of Wisconsin Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015
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Goldstein & Goldstein, Attorneys at Law

25550 Chagrin Blvd.
Suite 240
Beachwood, OH 44122 Visit website


Michael is an experienced trial lawyer who enjoys the challenge of facing the biggest opponents. He has successfully tried many cases and appeals throughout Ohio's State and Federal Courts. Michael focuses his practice on handling complex litigation, representing people and families of those injured in accidents, victims of sexual and physical abuse, nursing home neglect, medical malpractice, and wrongful death claims. Michael has become an accomplished Trial Attorney, and obtained numerous large verdicts and settlements for his clients, including million and multi-million dollar results in wrongful death and medical malpractice claims.  Michael has received peer and industry recognition for his abilities, including inclusion in Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the best lawyers in Ohio every year since 2016.

As the managing partner at Goldstein & Goldstein Co. LLC, Michael provides dedicated legal representation to clients in Cleveland, Ohio, and throughout the state, including Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Ashtabula, Stark and Summit counties.

In 1999, Michael graduated with honors from The Ohio State University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in financial planning. He then went on to attend the University of Wisconsin Law School. From there, he earned a Juris Doctor in 2002.

Over the course of his career, Michael has committed himself to aggressively advocating on behalf of those who have been injured by the negligent or intentional actions of others. He understands that minor and major accidents alike can have a devastating impact on injury victims, as well as on their families. For that reason, he strives to help them obtain compensation for their short- and long-term needs.

From the start of each client’s case until its conclusion, Michael provides his clients with the personalized attention and representation they need and deserve. Whether he is facing a large insurance company or corporation, or an individual person, Michael fights to safeguard his clients’ rights. He is board-certified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, and he holds an Avvo “Excellent” rating.  From 2015 - 2021, Michael has also been recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers, and in 2016, Michael was selected for membership in the Nations Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, representing a selection of the top one percent of attorneys in the United States based on standards of legal excellence.  In 2019, Michael was also selected for inclusion in National Trial Lawyers' Top 10 Nursing Home Lawyers.

Staying active in the legal community is a priority for Michael. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, and the Ohio Association for Justice.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Dram Shop Laws, Informed Consent, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 50% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2002, Ohio

Professional Webpage: https://www.gnglawyers.com/michael-d-goldstein

Educational Background:
  • The Ohio State University, B.S. with honors, 1999
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Ohio, 2002
  • Member, Cleveland Area Trial Academy
  • 3rd Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2002
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Florida, 2007
  • Member, Ohio Association for Justice
  • 6th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, 2004
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Currently active with Cleveland's legal aid office as an attorney accepting pro bono referrals., 2002
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by NBTA, 2011
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Ceasor v. East Cleveland, Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eighth Appellate District, Cuyahoga County Jul 12, 2018 2018-Ohio-2741, 2018
  • Toman v. State Farm Mutual Ins. Co., 2015-Ohio-3351, 8th Dist. No. 102483: successful appeal of insurer bad faith case, clarifying that insured may bring claim for failure of insurance company to offer settlement of injury claim under UIM policy. , 2015
  • Demarco v. Allstate Ins. Co., Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eighth Appellate District, Cuyahoga County Mar 13, 2014 2014-Ohio-933, 2014
  • Ohio's top attorneys, Ohio Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Top 10 Nursing Home Lawyers, Top 10 Nursing Home Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2015 - 2019, Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers, 2019
  • Ohio's top attorneys, Ohio Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Ohio's top attorneys., Ohio Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Ohio's top attorneys, Ohio Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Top 1% attorney recognition 2016 - 2018, Nations Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2016
  • Top Ohio Lawyers under the age of 40, Ohio Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2015
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • $255,000 policy limits settlement - motor vehicle crash requiring surgery, 2020
  • $315,000 settlement - motor vehicle crash requiring back surgery, 2021
  • $185,000 jury verdict - herniated discs in neck and back from motor vehicle crash with less than $850 damage to client's vehicle., 2018
  • $250,000 settlement - medical malpractice claims against VA Hospital, 2021
  • $950,000 - wrongful death claims / nursing home neglect, 2014
  • $250,000 settlement - defective seat at a business caused client to fall and suffer back injury requiring surgery., 2018
  • $300,000 - Nursing Home Abuse, 2019
  • $110,000 policy limits settlement - Hand / wrist injury from motor vehicle crash, 2016
  • $425,000 - brain & neck injury / motor vehicle accident settlement , 2014
  • $175,000 - Nursing home bedsore injury / death, 2019
  • $167,500 settlement - legal malpractice, 2017
  • $500,000 - brain injury settlement, 2014
  • $83,500 settlement - head and shoulder injury from motor vehicle crash, 2017
  • $225,000 settlement - nursing home bed sores / wrongful death case, 2018
  • $140,000 settlement - personal injury: neck/back injuries, 2015
  • $275,000 - Motor vehicle accident insurance policy settlement, multiple injuries including concussion and knee surgery, 2015
  • $80,000 - dog bite settlement , 2014
  • $75,000 - Concussion, head and neck injury from motor vehicle crash., 2016
  • $165,000 settlement - premises liability v. apartment building - fractured leg, 2017
  • $125,000 - head, shoulder injury - motor vehicle accident settlement, 2014
  • $75,000 settlement - neck injury from motor vehicle accident., 2017
  • $100,000 policy limits settlement - herniated lumbar disc with surgery after motor vehicle accident, 2015
  • $245,000 settlement - Claims against 2 nursing homes alleging negligent nursing care and wrongful death., 2018
  • $140,000 - Nursing Home negligence settlement, 2015
  • $92,000 verdict - Motor vehicle accident - back injury, aggravation of arthritis, 2018
  • $90,000 settlement - Facial injuries & fractures from motor vehicle accident , 2016
  • $40,000 verdict - motor vehicle accident, neck injury., 2015
  • $83,000 - head and neck injury settlement, motor vehicle crash, 2016
  • $70,000 settlement - back / neck injury from car accident, 2017
  • $110,000 settlement (in excess of policy limits) for fractured arm suffered by motorcyclist struck by a motor vehicle., 2017
  • $255,000 - Nursing home negligence settlement, 2015
  • $240,000 settlement - Insurance bad faith, 2018

Office location for Michael D. Goldstein

25550 Chagrin Blvd.
Suite 240
Beachwood, OH 44122

Phone: 216-706-9664


9 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015

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