Biographical Information

As the managing partner at Goldstein & Goldstein Co. L.P.A., Michael D. Goldstein provides dedicated legal representation to clients in Cleveland, Ohio, and throughout the state of Ohio.  He focuses his practice on personal injury, generally handling cases that involve auto accidents, nursing home neglect, medical malpractice and workers’ compensation. Mr. Goldstein also handles general litigation matters.

In 1999, Mr. Goldstein graduated with honors from The Ohio State University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in financial planning. He then went on to attend the University of Wisconsin Law School. From there, he earned a Juris Doctor in 2002.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Goldstein has committed himself to aggressively advocating on behalf of those who have been injured by the negligent or intentional actions of others. He understands that minor and major accidents alike can have a devastating impact on injury victims, as well as on their families. For that reason, he strives to help them obtain compensation for their short- and long-term needs.

From the start of each client’s case until its conclusion, Mr. Goldstein provides his clients with the personalized attention and representation they need and deserve. Whether he is facing a large insurance company or corporation, or an individual person, Mr. Goldstein fights to safeguard his clients’ rights. He is board-certified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, and he holds an Avvo “Excellent” rating.  From 2015 – 2016, Michael has also been recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers, and in 2016, Michael was selected for membership in the Nations Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, representing a selection of the top one percent of attorneys in the United States based on standards of legal excellence

Staying active in the legal community is a priority for Mr. Goldstein. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, and the Ohio Association for Justice.

Admission Dates & Jurisdictions

– Ohio, 2002
– Wisconsin, 2002 (Currently Inactive)
– Illinois, 2003 (Currently Inactive)
– Florida, 2007
– U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2002
– 6th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, 2004
– 3rd Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, 2004


B.S. with honors, The Ohio State University, 1999
J.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002

Honors & Awards

2019 Ohio Super Lawyers

2019 Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers

2019 Top 10 Nursing Home Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers

2018 Ohio Super Lawyers

2018 Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers

2017 Ohio Super Lawyers

2017 Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers

2016 Ohio Super Lawyers

2016 Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers

2015 Ohio Rising Stars

2015 Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers

2014 Ohio Rising Stars

2013 Ohio Rising Stars