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Paulette F. Balin - Mentor, OH

7372 Lakeshore Blvd. Mentor, OH 44060

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Updated: 05/01/2023

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Paulette F. Balin has been practicing law since 1978. She was raised in Timberlake, OH and went to Laurel School in Shaker Heights. In 1975, she graduated magna cum laude from Case Western Reserve University and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She received her law degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1978, and passed the Ohio Bar in 1978 and the Florida Bar in 1980.
Paulette first opened her practice in Cleveland in 1980 and has been in private practice for 40 years...

About Paulette F. Balin

Practice Areas

  • Social Security Disability 60%
  • Supplemental Security Income 20%
  • Long-Term Disability 20%


  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founder and Managing Principal


  • English
  • Spanish


Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1978
  • Florida, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2008

Other Affiliations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 1980 - Present (Member)
  • Lake County Bar Association, 1978 - Present (Member)
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 1980 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association, 1980 - Present (Member)
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, 1994 - Present (Sustaining Member)


  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, 1978
  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1975
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Major: History & English

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Alpha Theta

Past Positions

  • Ohio State Court of Appeals 11th District, Law Clerk to Presiding Judge, 1978 - 1979
  • Berger & Kirshenbaum, Associate, 1979 - 1980

Pro Bono Activities

  • Women's Space Board, 1980 - 1990
  • Legal Aid Society, 1980 - 1994
  • WEAL, 1984 - 1985
  • Cleveland Women Lawyer's Association, 1980

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker, Portage Path, 2018
  • Speaker, Signature Health, 2013
  • Speaker, Beacon Health
  • Speaker, Ohio Association of Justice, 2015


Other Sources of Feedback About Paulette F. Balin

Included on the 2023 Ohio list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Ohio Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Paulette F. Balin on Super Lawyers


  • Above and Beyond - Women's Space, 1985
  • Martindale Hubbell 40 Year Anniversary, 1978-2018
  • Outstanding Young Women of America, 1981

Representative Clients

  • Disabled workers
  • Disabled children
  • Injured workers
  • Veterans

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Office Information


7372 Lakeshore Blvd. Mentor, OH 44060


  • 440-257-5000

Offers Free Initial Consultation


Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

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