Michael D. Goldstein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Goldstein & Goldstein Co. L.P.A.
 | 55 Public Square, Suite 2075
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: 216-706-9664
Fax: 216-241-3748
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

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 currently handles large and complex cases involving medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, insurance bad faith, legal malpractice, sexual and physical abuse, vehicle crashes, and wrongful death. Michael has received peer and industry recognition for his abilities, including inclusion in Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the best lawyers in Ohio from 2016 through 2018.

As the managing partner at Goldstein & Goldstein Co. L.P.A., 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 - 2018, 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.

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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (20%): Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Focus Areas

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


Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Michael Goldstein

Admitted: 2002, Ohio

Professional Webpage: http://goldsteinandgoldstein.net/michael-goldstein/


  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2016
  • Nations Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Laywers, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • One of Ohio’s top attorneys under the age of 40, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2013-2015

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by NBTA, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • 3rd Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, 2004
  • 6th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2002
  • Florida, 2007
  • Ohio, 2002
  • Member, Cleveland Area Trial Academy
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Ohio Association for Justice

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Currently active with Cleveland's legal aid office as an attorney accepting pro bono referrals., 2002


  • $92,000 verdict - Motor vehicle accident - back injury, aggravation of arthritis, 2018
  • $240,000 settlement - Insurance bad faith, 2018
  • $225,000 settlement - nursing home bed sores / wrongful death case, 2018
  • $245,000 settlement - Claims against 2 nursing homes alleging negligent nursing care and wrongful death., 2018
  • $250,000 settlement - defective seat at a business caused client to fall and suffer back injury requiring surgery., 2018
  • $110,000 settlement (in excess of policy limits) for fractured arm suffered by motorcyclist struck by a motor vehicle., 2017
  • $83,500 settlement - head and shoulder injury from motor vehicle crash, 2017
  • $75,000 settlement - neck injury from motor vehicle accident., 2017
  • $70,000 settlement - back / neck injury from car accident, 2017
  • $167,500 settlement - legal malpractice, 2017
  • $165,000 settlement - premises liability v. apartment building - fractured leg, 2017
  • $83,000 - head and neck injury settlement, motor vehicle crash, 2016
  • $90,000 settlement - Facial injuries & fractures from motor vehicle accident , 2016
  • $110,000 policy limits settlement - Hand / wrist injury from motor vehicle crash, 2016
  • $75,000 - Concussion, head and neck injury from motor vehicle crash., 2016
  • $275,000 - Motor vehicle accident insurance policy settlement, multiple injuries including concussion and knee surgery, 2015
  • $140,000 - Nursing Home negligence settlement, 2015
  • $255,000 - Nursing home negligence settlement, 2015
  • $100,000 policy limits settlement - herniated lumbar disc with surgery after motor vehicle accident, 2015
  • $140,000 settlement - personal injury: neck/back injuries, 2015
  • $40,000 verdict - motor vehicle accident, neck injury., 2015
  • $950,000 - wrongful death claims / nursing home neglect, 2014
  • $80,000 - dog bite settlement , 2014
  • $125,000 - head, shoulder injury - motor vehicle accident settlement, 2014
  • $61,000 - Soft-tissue neck injury insurance settlement, 2014
  • $425,000 - brain & neck injury / motor vehicle accident settlement , 2014
  • $500,000 - brain injury settlement, 2014

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • 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

Educational Background:

  • The Ohio State University, B.S. with honors, 1999
Office Location for Michael D. Goldstein

55 Public Square
Suite 2075
Cleveland, OH 44113

Phone: 216-706-9664

Fax: 216-241-3748

Michael D. Goldstein:

Last Updated: 7/17/2018

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