State of OhioFree Legal Advice for Low Income Ohioans

On occasion almost everyone needs a lawyer. But lawyers can be prohibitively expensive to the estimated 16% of Ohioans living below the poverty line. However, there is a network of lawyers who will provide free legal advice to those with low income.


NOTE: People of all income levels desiring Social Security disability advice and representation as well as consultations for personal injury, accident, and wrongful death case lawsuits should call 1-800-THE-FIRM (800-843-3476) to schedule an appointment with the Cochran Firm in Ohio. These cases are usually taken on a contingency basis which means there are no fees unless you win your benefits or case.

Civil Legal Aid is a network of hundreds of lawyers and paralegals who dedicate some or all of their time to help low income people with their non-criminal legal problems. Examples of the type of cases for which they might provide advice are bankruptcy, foreclosure, eviction, public benefits, taxes, employment and family law.

Funding for Civil Legal Aid is provided primarily by interest from certain trust accounts along with surcharges to filing fees when civil cases are filed in municipal, county and common pleas courts. Some grants are also provided by the U.S. Congress.

Civil Legal Aid can be contacted by calling 1-866-LAW-OHIO (1-866-529-6446) or by visiting

Other legal defense assistance can be found in localized areas of Ohio. We’ve listed out a few here for you convenience.

Let’s hope that you never need a lawyer! But if you do and cannot afford one, check out these lawyers who have shown a willingness to help.


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About the Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers

Recognized as one of the nation’s premier law firms, The Cochran Firm handles cases on behalf of clients seeking a Personal Injury Lawyer, Criminal Defense, Medical Malpractice, Bankruptcy Attorney in Atlanta or Social Security Disability Lawyer.The Firm can be reached at 1-800-THE-FIRM (1-800-843-3476) or fill out the form on this page. “Working for You.” Article by Benjamin A. Irwin.

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