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Ohio's Social Security Disability Lawyer

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Michael E. Bloom, Esq.


The University of Akron School of Law, Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, 2008

  • Graduated 2nd Overall in Law School Class

  • Assistant Editor, Akron Law Review, 2007-2008

  • Judicial Extern, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2006

  • Ernest Karam Award for Academic Excellence, 2005

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Business Law, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure I & II, Contracts II, Legal Writing, Local Government Law, Professional Responsibility, Property II, and Wills/Trusts/Estates  

Kent State University, Bachelor of Business Administration, summa cum laude, 2003

Speaking Engagements & Publications

"Veterans, Service Animals, and Disability," Columbus Bar Association, Columbus, Ohio (February 23, 2018)

"Social Security Disability: From Start to Finish," 2-Day Practical Course, National Business Institute, Cleveland, Ohio (December 6, 2016)


"Social Security Disability: Procedural Background, Claim Evaluation Basics with Advanced Q&A, and a Peek Behind the ODAR Curtain," Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Kent State University Tuscarawas (October 30, 2015)


"Asperger's Disorder, High-Functioning Autism, and Guardianship in Ohio," 42 Akron L. Rev. 955 (2009)  

​Honors & Awards

2016-2023 "10 Best Social Security & Disability Law Attorneys in Ohio," American Institute of Legal Counsel

2019-2023 "Top 10" Attorney for Social Security and Disability in Ohio, American Jurist Institute

2016-2018 Ohio & Kentucky Super Lawyers Magazine - Rising Star in Social Security Disability Law

2012 Social Security Administration Recognition of Contribution Award

2011 & 2012 Social Security Administration Commendable Service Award

2010 Outstanding Alumni Publication Award, University of Akron School of Law Alumni Association​

2008 Scribes - The American Society of Legal Writers - Award

Bar Admissions & Professional Affiliations

National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, 2015

  • Sustaining Member


Department of Veterans Affairs Accredited Attorney, 2013 to 2018 


Ohio State Bar Association Member, 2013  

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2012

Trumbull County Bar Association Member, 2012 

  • Former Certified Grievance Committee Chairman


State of Ohio, 2008 - Scored in the Top 1% on the Ohio Bar Exam (out of over 1,200 applicants)

Community Involvement​

Coleman Professional Services, Trumbull Advisory Council Member, 2018 to 2020

Valley Counseling Services, Advisory Committee Member, 2015 to 2018

City of Girard, Ohio, Municipal Prosecutor, 2014 to 2017

Champion Township, Ohio, Zoning Commission, 2014 to 2021

Champion Township, Ohio, Board of Zoning Appeals, 2021 to Present

Rotary Club of Champion, Ohio, 2013


Military Veteran

U.S. Army Reserves, Judge Advocate Officer

Ohio Army National Guard, Judge Advocate Officer


United States Navy, Hospital Corpsman (Fleet Marine Force)

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