Schroeter, Goldmark & Bender

Schroeter, Goldmark & Bender

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Firm Overview

Obtaining Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits should be straightforward. You are considered disabled if you are unable either physically and/or emotionally to perform jobs that are generally available in the national economy. Unfortunately, the process of getting benefits can be complicated, impersonal and intimidating.

The Social Security attorneys at Schroeter Goldmark & Bender have represented thousands of people seeking Social Security benefits. We can help you through every stage of the disability process. Our team has years of experience in obtaining benefits for people who are unable to work a full time job due to illness or injury.

We can help you file your application for Social Security Disability and SSI benefits. If you have been denied Social Security Disability benefits, we can help you appeal this denial. There is a 60-day time limit for filing an appeal, so please contact us right away to ensure ample time for the process.

Main Office

Schroeter, Goldmark & Bender
810 Third Avenue Suite 500
Seattle  WA  98104

  • (206) 622-8000
  • (206) 622-8000
  • (206) 682-2305

Sandy Widlan

The Social Security process is daunting and, at times, utterly exhausting. That is why you need a devoted attorney like Sandy Widlan, who is tireless in her fight to obtain benefits for her clients. Sandy is committed to representing people who have been denied Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income. She believes her clients fully deserve this life-changing assistance. If you’ve been denied your SSDI or SSI, Sandy Widlan will fight for your benefits.

Unfortunately, the Social Security process can be intimidating and frustrating, particularly if you are struggling with illness or injury. Sandy takes on the difficulties and challenges of this complicated process, allowing her clients to focus on their health and daily lives. She is a determined advocate, winning major victories at all stages of the Social Security administrative process and in federal court. At the same time, she is compassionate and approachable. Her knowledge, commitment, and empathy allow her to walk her clients through all steps of the process in a way that is understandable and reassuring. Sandy cares that her clients’ needs are met and that they are heard. She focuses on ensuring that they are not denied, not discouraged, and, most important, not lost in the system.

Linda Worthington

Linda exclusively represents disabled individuals who have been wrongly denied Social Security disability benefits. She is known for her deep commitment to providing exceptional representation to under-served and marginalized populations, including significant experience working with individuals suffering from profound mental illness. In addition to being a skilled attorney, Linda is a compassionate advocate who truly cares about her clients and their experiences. She ensures that her clients feel heard and fights to get them the benefits to which they are entitled.

Linda began her career as a Constituent Service Representative for United States Senator Maria Cantwell. She is the former Directing Attorney of the Disabled Homeless Advocacy Project at the Seattle Community Law Center, where she represented hundreds of homeless individuals in Federal Administrative Hearings. Linda is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Seattle.

Anne Kysar

Anne's practice focuses on holding those in power accountable when they fail to protect the most vulnerable in our society. She believes the most vulnerable in our society, children, the mentally ill, and physically disabled deserve additional protection and care.

Prior to joining SGB, Anne represented children in civil legal service matters, dependencies and offender proceedings. She has experience representing people with a broad range of physical, mental, and cognitive disabilities. Anne has spent over 10 years representing individuals who have complex medical and legal problems. She has extensive litigation experience, including both jury and bench trials.

Anne has helped hundreds of disabled people get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits they deserve. She represents people at all stages of the process from initial applications to contested disability hearings to lawsuits in Federal Court. Anne represents Social Security clients with all types of disabilities including: depression, anxiety, chronic pain, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic fatigue syndrome just to name a few.

Anne is a highly respected attorney. She has trained lawyers and judges on how to practice Social Security Disability law. Anne has received numerous awards for her community service work, including the Harry S. Truman Public Service Scholarship Award and a New York University School of Law Community Service Award. She was also a Root-Tilden-Snow Public Service Scholar at NYU School of Law. Anne is currently on the Board of Directors of Solid Ground.

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