Paulette F. Balin

Founder & Principal Attorney

Founder, Attorney Paulette F. Balin

Law School

Washington University in St. Louis

Undergraduate University

Case Western Reserve University, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa

Year Admitted

1978 (Ohio); 1980 (Florida)

Court Admissions

The U.S. Supreme Court; Supreme Court of Ohio;  Florida Supreme Court;  United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; United State District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio.

Professional Interests

Paulette Balin has practiced at all administrative and Federal Court levels. She has argued cases successfully in Federal Court, and in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, OH.

Because many Balin Law clients have relocated while their disability cases were pending, Paulette and her team have travelled all over the United States attending administrative hearings in many cities including Oakland, CA, West Palm Beach and Orlando, FL, Fayetteville and Sanford, NC, Greenville, SC, Atlanta, GA, Fort Worth, TX, Phoenix and Tucson, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, Detroit, MI, Logan, WV and ODAR offices throughout Ohio.

Civic Involvement

Paulette is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Lake County Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, and a Sustaining Member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives.

She is a frequent speaker on disability law, having appeared at Multiple Sclerosis groups and conferences and numerous mental health forums, HIV support groups, fibromyalgia support groups and Hispanic social service agencies. Paulette has been a featured at speaker MetroHealth Medical Center and appeared on Fox 8’s New Day Cleveland, WERE Radio’s “Legal Lines” segment, and Ed “Flash” Ferenc’s show “America’s Work Force” to discuss Social Security Disability and its impact and prevalence in Northeast Ohio.

Honors & Awards

Paulette Balin is a top-rated Social Security Disability attorney and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for the 4th year in a row. This award is granted to no more than 5% of attorneys in each state.

Attorney Balin is also Lead Counsel Verified through LawInfo.com, has a Distinguished peer rating with Martindale-Hubbell and has received the Client Champion distinction several years in a row.  Balin Law has also been named by Three Best Rated as the 3 Best Social Security Disability Lawyers in Cleveland.

Rated by Super Lawyers 2024
Paulette Balin - Super Lawyers
Best Social security disability lawyers in Cleveland
Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion - Gold - 2024
Distinguished by Martindale-Hubbell, Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement

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