© 2013 by Michael E. Bloom, Attorney at Law

Social Security Disability Lawyer

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Michael E. Bloom, Esq.

 
Education

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

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

2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 "10 Best Social Security & Disability Law Attorneys in Ohio," American Institute of Legal Counsel

 

2016, 2017 & 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  

  • Military and Veterans' Affairs and Professionalism Committees

 

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

Trumbull County Bar Association Member, 2012 

  • Certified Grievance Committee

 

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 Present

Valley Counseling Services, Advisory Committee Member, 2015 to Present

 

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

 

Champion Township, Ohio, Zoning Commission, 2014 to Present

 

Rotary Club of Champion, Ohio, 2013

 

Military Veteran

Ohio Army National Guard, Judge Advocate Officer

 

United States Navy, Hospital Corpsman (Fleet Marine Force)