Clifford M. Farrell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Social Security Disability Attorney in Columbus, OH

Manring & Farrell
 | 167 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-221-1827
Fax: 614-221-8612
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Social Security Disability (80%),
  • Military/Veterans Law (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Clifford M. Farrell is a partner with the Manring & Farrell law firm, which has offices in Columbus, Lebanon and Lima, Ohio. Advocating on behalf of the rights and entitlements of injured and disabled employees and veterans across the state, Mr. Farrell devotes his practice exclusively to Social Security Disability and veterans benefits law in order to help his clients secure the benefits they deserve.

Certified as a specialist in Social Security Disability law by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification and possessing more than 36 years of legal experience, Mr. Farrell has the extensive knowledge and resources necessary to help you resolve your claim and receive the finances you need to support yourself and your family following a debilitating injury that has left you unable to work.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and service, Mr. Farrell holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has earned top ratings from Avvo as well as numerous other awards and honors throughout his career. This level of success is the direct result of his unwavering commitment to those he serves, and he promises to work directly with you throughout all legal proceedings to help you secure a brighter future for yourself and your loved ones.

A 1978 graduate of Moravian College, Mr. Farrell attended Capital University Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1982. The Ohio State Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice in Pennsylvania as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Ohio, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Widely regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Farrell has written extensively and conducted numerous lectures and seminars on a variety of legal topics, and he currently serves on the adjunct faculty at Columbus State Community College. He is also a member of several local, state and national bar associations, and once served as chair of the Social Security section of the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers (now Ohio Association for Justice).

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
  • 80%Social Security Disability
  • 20%Military/Veterans Law
Focus Areas

Veteran's Benefits

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Clifford Farrell

Admitted: 1982, Ohio

Professional Webpage: https://www.manringfarrell-socialsecuritylaw.com/Attorneys/C...

Honors/Awards:

  • Avvo Rated Top Lawyer, Avvo, 2018
  • Top Attorneys In Ohio, Cleveland Magazine, 2017
  • "AV" rating - Martindale-Hubbell, 1997 - present
  • Selected as "Top Lawyer" in Central Ohio, Columbus C.E.O. Magazine, 2013
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2014
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2016
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2018
  • Top 1% - America's Most Honored Professionals, America's Most Honored, 2017
  • Avvo Top Rated Lawyer, Avvo, 2017
  • Cleveland and Columbus Top Attorneys, Cleveland Magazine, 2018
  • Selected as "Top Lawyer" in Central Ohio, Columbus C.E.O. Magazine, 2012
  • Selected as "Top Attorney" in Ohio, Cleveland Magazine, 2013
  • Selected as "Top Lawyer" in Central Ohio, Columbus C.E.O. Magazine, 2014
  • Selected as "Top Lawyer" in Central Ohio, Columbus CEO Magazine, 2015
  • Top Attorneys In Ohio, Cincinnati Magazine, 2018
  • Top Lawyers 2017, Columbus CEO Magazine, 2017
  • Top Attorneys In Columbus, Columbus Monthly Magazine, 2018
  • Selected as "Top Lawyer" in Central Ohio, Columbus C.E.O. Magazine, 2010
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, 2013
  • Selected as "Top Lawyer" in Central Ohio, Columbus C.E.O. Magazine, 2011
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2017
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2015
  • Distinguished Attorney: Very High Rating in Legal Ability and & Ethical Standards, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified - Social Security Disability Advocacy by, National Board of Trial Advocacy (2006), recertified 2011, recertified 2016
  • Ohio Certified Specialist, Social Security Disability Law, National Board of Legal Specialty Certification
  • Accredited to represent disabled veterans before the Veterans Administration, 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Admitted to U.S. District Courts for Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, 2019
  • Appointed to Social Security Disability Law Specialty Program Commission for National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA), 2019
  • Social Security Section, National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA), Board Certification Advisory Committee, 2009
  • Elected Secretary, NOSSCR Board of Direcctors, 2018
  • Admitted to Virginia Bar, 2019
  • Vice-President, Northwest Civic Association - Trustee, Member, 1986 -1988
  • Trustee, Founding Trustee, Columbus Community Congress, 1989
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2012
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Admitted to Pennsylvania Bar, 1983
  • Student Sponsor, CBA Summer Leadership Intern Program, 1995 - 1996
  • Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court, 2002
  • Planning Committees, Columbus Comprehensive Plan, Northwest Area Plan
  • Admitted to U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, 2008
  • President, Northwest Civic Association - Trustee, Member, 1990-1992, 1996
  • Member, NOVA, National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, 2008 to present
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR) 2010 to present
  • Admitted to Ohio Bar, 1982
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Admitted to U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1984
  • Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission, Morse-Bethel Advisory Committee, 1998
  • Admitted to U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1983
  • Member, Columbus Zoning Code Revision Committee, 1995 - 2001
  • Admitted to U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1983
  • Member, National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR), 2015 to present
  • Chair, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Social Security Section, 2000-2002
  • Elected Treasurer, Board of Directors, National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR), 2017
  • Member, Ohio High School Mock Trial Program, 1986 -1987
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1983
  • Trustee, East Dublin Civic Association, 1998 - 2000
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1983
  • Member, Columbus Graphics Code, Revision Committee

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, Maximizing Benefits for clients who receive Social Security and Workers' Compensation, NOSSCR
  • Speaker, NOSSCR Sixth Circuit Case Law Update, Spring, 2012
  • Speaker, NOSSCR Federal Court Appeals, Step By Step, Spring, 2012
  • Speaker, Handling a Social Security Disability Case, NBI, 2012
  • Speaker, Attacking the Social Security Consultative Examination, Ohio State Bar Association, 2007
  • Speaker, How to Prepare for and Succeed at the Social Security Disability Hearing in Ohio, NBI, 2005
  • Speaker, Handling a Social Security Disability Case in Ohio, National Business Institute (NBI), 2001
  • Speaker, Veterans' Benefits, Legal Aid Society of Columbus, 2012
  • Speaker, Handling a Social Security Disability Case, NBI, 2013
  • Speaker, Effective Hearing Tactics, Ohio State Bar Association (July 2015), 2015
  • Speaker, "New Evidence Regulations," Michigan Bar Association, Social Security Section, 2015
  • Speaker, "Social Security Case Law Update," Michigan Bar Association, Social Security Section, 2016
  • "Overview of the Social Security Disability Process" (May 2014), Speaker, Ohio Rehabilitation Association, 2014
  • "Social Security Disability" (September 2014), Presenter, NOVA, 2014
  • "Handling A Social Security Court Appeal" (November 2014), Speaker, Ohio Association For Justice (OAJ), 2014
  • Speaker, "Veterans Benefits," Ohio State Bar Association, 2016
  • Article discussing "The Importance of a Fully Developed Medical Record in SSDI Cases", Author, Nassau County Florida Independent - Blog
  • Speaker, "Social Security Case Law Update," Michigan Bar Association, Social Security Section, 2017
  • Adjunct Faculty, Columbus State Community College, 1992-1996
  • Speaker, Social Security Interaction with ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation, Ohio CLE Institute
  • Speaker, Social Security Fundamentals, Ohio CLE Institute
  • Speaker, NBI How to Prepare for and Succeed at the Social Security Disability Hearing in Ohio, 2005
  • Speaker, Current Issues Affecting Social Security Disability, Ohio State Bar Association, 2006
  • Speaker, Ethics for the Social Security Practitioner, NOSSCR, 2006
  • Speaker, Social Security and Workers' Compensation Offset Issues, Columbus Bar Association, 2001 and 2006
  • Speaker, Social Security Section 6th Circuit Update & Seminar, State Bar of Michigan, June, 2012

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Cole v. Commissioner of SSA, 661 F.3d 931 (6th Cir. 2011). Published decision. Judge at an administrative hearing received evidence but failed to properly evaluate client's medical conditions, failed to follow Social Security rules and regulations concerning evaluating medical evidence. Case remanded; benefits awarded, 2011
  • Cliff is sought out by attorneys seeking assistance with Federal Court appeals in the US District Courts for both the Northern and Southern District of Ohio, and occasionally handles appeals in the District Courts for Virginia, the District of Columbia and Kentucky. He also pursues appeals in the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, recently obtaining a voluntary remand by the Commissioner of Social Security in a case pending before that Court., 2017
  • Boop v. Commissioner of SSA, Case 3:13-cv-00098 (SD Ohio May 2014). ALJ’s decision after multiple hearings not supported by substantial evidence, Court’s previous order of remand requiring proper consideration of medical impairments not followed by SSA. Case reversed, benefits awarded by US District Court, 2014

Educational Background:

  • Capital University Law School, J.D., 1982
  • Moravian College, B.A., 1978

Industry Groups

  • NADR-Nat'l Association Of Disability Representatives
  • NOSSCR-Nat'l Organization Of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • NOVA-Nat'l Organization For Veteran's Advocates
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Office Location for Clifford M. Farrell

167 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-221-1827

Fax: 614-221-8612

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Last Updated: 1/1/2020

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