A graduate of Cathedral Latin High School, James P. Martello received his undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton in 1971 and his Juris Doctorate degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1974. Mr. Martello has 34 years of experience in representing claimants in worker’s compensation cases, Social Security disability cases and personal injury cases throughout northeast Ohio.
Mr. Martello has been representing individuals before the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation and the Industrial Commission of Ohio for 34 years. He has handled many complex injury cases before the Industrial Commission of Ohio in various cities across northern Ohio and in various county Common Pleas courts.
Mr. Martello is a member of the Cleveland Bar Association, Akron Bar Association, Lake County Bar Association, National Association of Social Security Representatives, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers and American Association of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Martello is licensed to practice law before all State and Federal Courts in Ohio, including the United States Federal District Court and United States Court of Appeals.
Mr. Martello has been representing individuals in Social Security disability cases before the Social Security Administration since 1974. Mr. Martello has handled hundreds of hearings before federal administrative law judges throughout Ohio and in Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Indiana and Michigan. Mr. Martello has had an extremely successful track record in obtaining benefits for Social Security disability claimants who have previously been denied benefits.
Mr. Martello also represents individuals in PERS claims, SERS claims, long-term disability claims, longshoremen cases (Jones Act), medical malpractice, railroad (FELA) and worker’s compensation and personal injury claims resulting from auto accidents and construction site accidents.
Mr. Martello is married to Mary Ann and they are the parents of Michael, Carrie McElwee, Daniel and Jeffrey and they have two grandchildren, Cecelia and Lucy.