My firm focuses solely on issues surrounding social security law. My firm opened its doors for business June 1995.Example cases
I have been representation in over 500 hearings for disability.
635 North Alisos Street
Santa Barbara CA 93103-2557
Yes, I offer a free in-office or phone consultation.
Fees as defined by statute and/or judicial approval.
Primarily contingency fee-based
Fees as defined by statute.
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Emergency after hours by appointment only
My staff speaks Spanish.
I chose Social Security because it allows me to help people on a personal level. I am able to achieve satisfaction in my professional and personal life from helping others.
The more people understand the legal process of Social Security, the easier it is to have a successful claim. The more the client knows about how the system works, the more likely they will have successful claim. I spend time with each of my clients discussing successful strategies for their hearings.
Yes, I am willing to review documents prepared by clients. In fact, I sit down with each of my clients and we fill out the paperwork together.
No, I do not coach my clients to represent themselves. A big part of what I do is preparing my clients for their courtroom appearance. I coach my clients to understand their disability situation and provide them competent representation at their hearings.
None that is relevant.
The experience of 30 years of working in an industry with people in everyday situations helped me be a better lawyer. This is such a personal, one-on-one area of law. You must be able to throw yourself behind every one of your clients and their cause.
My unique strength is extensive knowledge and experience in my field. I have a sense of compassion that serves me well.
My style is focused but informal.
I enjoy guitar, sailing, and hiking hills with dogs.
* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.