Chris Guarnieri headshotLaw School

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Undergraduate University

BA and MA from The Ohio State University

Year Admitted


Court Admissions

The Ohio Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; United States District Court for the Northern District Court of Ohio

About Christine Guarnieri

Chris’ partner and very active springer spaniel take up most of her time. When she’s not bleeding for the Indians, she is a frequent donor to the American Red Cross.

Professional Interests

Chris began her career in general practice, handling a wide variety of civil, criminal and juvenile court cases. Since 2004, she has worked exclusively for those seeking Social Security benefits. Chris has successfully represented both children and adults in administrative hearings throughout Ohio, Tennessee, Florida, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. Chris frequently meets with new clients at Balin Law’s Mentor, Beachwood, Cleveland and Sheffield Village offices.

Civic Involvement

Chris was a co-founder of the Women In Law program at Cleveland-Marshall. She went on to be appointed a Municipal Court Referee for many years. She was a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Cleveland Bar Association and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives. She was a guest lecturer at the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association on Social Security issues.

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