Daniel M. Margolis was born and raised in Northeast Ohio. He obtained a B.A. from Carleton College and then attended the Vermont Law School, where he focused his studies on criminal law and constitutional issues. He obtained his J.D. in 1996 and was honored by being named to the Dean's List. While in law school, Dan was also a member of the local volunteer fire department, where he developed a keen interest in arson investigation. He is now admitted to practice law in all Ohio state courts as well as in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
Experienced in criminal prosecution and defense
After graduating from law school, Attorney Margolis became an Assistant Prosecutor for Cuyahoga County. He was immediately assigned to the Appeals Division, generally considered to be the brain trust of the prosecutor's office. Drawing upon his law school experience as a firefighter, Dan was a founding member of the county's first Arson Prosecution Unit. He also prosecuted several high profile cases in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court.
In 2000, Dan entered private practice, focusing on criminal defense in all counties and courts in Northern Ohio. He has defended clients—adults and juveniles—in serious cases ranging from DUI to arson and murder. Over the years, Dan has built a reputation as an aggressive attorney who zealously advocates on behalf of his clients.
A respected professional
Attorney Margolis is a member of several prominent organizations:
NORML—National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, Legal Committee
NACDL—National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
OACDL—Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Ohio State Bar Association
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Dan is considered an authority on defending sex cases and high profile cases in juvenile court. He is a frequent speaker on legal issues and has presented numerous continuing legal education seminars for juvenile law classes at local law schools.
Protect your constitutional rights—call today
If you or a loved one is currently under investigation or charged with a criminal offense, time is of the essence. The outcome of your case—or even whether or not you will be charged with a crime—may depend upon how quickly you act. Call the Law Office of Daniel M. Margolis at 216.539.7077 or contact the firm online immediately.
Whenever you are suspected of committing a crime, Dan Margolis is ready to provide an initial consultation, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. His office is conveniently located directly across the street from the Cuyahoga County Justice Center at 323 Lakeside Avenue West in Cleveland.