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Attorney Daniel Margolis

About Me

Daniel M. Margolis was born and raised in Northeast Ohio. He obtained a B.A. from Carleton College and then attended the Vermont Law School, where he focused his studies on criminal law and constitutional issues. He obtained his J.D. in 1996 and was honored by being named to the Dean's List. While in law school, Dan was also a member of the local volunteer fire department, where he developed a keen interest in arson investigation. He is now admitted to practice law in all Ohio state courts as well as in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.After graduating from law school, Attorney Margolis became an Assistant Prosecutor for Cuyahoga County. He was immediately assigned to the Appeals Division, generally considered to be the brain trust of the prosecutor's office. Drawing upon his law school experience as a firefighter, Dan was a founding member of the county's first Arson Prosecution Unit. He also prosecuted several high-profile cases in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court.In 2000, Dan entered private practice, focusing on criminal defense in all counties and courts in Northern Ohio. He has defended clients — adults and juveniles — in serious cases ranging from DUI to arson and murder. Over the years, Dan has built a reputation as an aggressive attorney who zealously advocates on behalf of his clients.Dan is considered an authority on defending sex cases and high-profile cases in juvenile court. He is a frequent speaker on legal issues and has presented numerous continuing legal education seminars for juvenile law classes at local law schools.
I am Licensed to Practice in:
Ohiosince 1996
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohiosince 1996
My Education
Carleton CollegeB.A., English - 1990
The Vermont Law SchoolJuris Doctor - 1996
Case Western Reserve UniversityC.N.M. - 2004
My Memberships
NACDL — National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
NORML — National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, Legal Committee
OACDL — Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Ohio State Bar Association
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Lead Counsel Rating Details

This Attorney is Rated in the Following Practice Areas:
Criminal Law - State Level Crimes since 2013
  • Verified Experience
  • Peer Recommended
  • Spotless Record

Practice Highlights

Received the Following Awards
Top 100 Trial Attorneys in State of Ohio – National Trial Attorneys Association -- 2012
Top 100 Trial Attorneys in State of Ohio – National Trial Attorneys Association - 2013
ii.Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys in State of Ohio - American Society of Legal Advocates - 2013

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