Attorneys at Law in a Social Security Disability and Veterans Disability law practice - representing individuals from the initial application through any necessary federal court appeals.Example cases
We represent clients at all phases of the social security disability process, from applications, to reconsiderations, to hearings, to appeals in federal court.
Client v. Commissioner - Outcome: Award of Benefits for 2004 to present
Description: Assisted a client who turned 22 years of age in 1993 and had been wrongfully denied Disabled Adult Child benefits in 2004 to reopen his case and be awarded more stable Disabled Adult Child benefits and get off variable and unstable Supplemental Security Income benefits.
Outcome: Award of Past-due Benefits for approx. 9 years
Description: Assisted a client in proving disability on current application and also showed that the agency had never acted on a previous application (filed approximately six years before the second application.) Then assisted client in showing a date of disability directing benefits on the first application, resulting in an award of past-due benefits to the client of nearly $150,000.00
847 NE 19th Avenue
Portland OR 97232
We are always happy to consult with potential clients and there is never a fee for the initial consultation which generally lasts 30 or so minutes.
All our fees are contingent per Social Security and Veterans Administration law. For Social Security the fee is the smaller of 25% or $6,000 of a claimant's past-due benefits (whichever is less.) For Veterans Disability cases, the fee is 20% of any past-due benefits awarded.
All our fees are contingent, for Social Security the fee is the smaller of 25% or $6,000 of a claimant's past-due benefits (whichever is less.) For Veterans Disability cases, the fee is 20% of any past-due benefits awarded.
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, other times by arrangement.
Aviva G. Brown
Yes, we do Appeals Council and federal court appeals when a client has been represented by another attorney and lost.
All out fees are contingent and fees are set by Social Security law, so if we employed a paralegal it would not change the fee structure or payment.
This is not applicable to our practice.
Our lawyers provide pro bono legal services to Legal Aid Services of Oregon and other organizations.
We are a small firm and we work one-on-one with all our clients. We do not use paralegals, legal assistants or secretaries to screen our clients or do our legal work.
We work with all kinds of clients and all kinds of disabling impairments, regardless of whether the impairments are mental or physical. Some clients want to know more about the legal process than others, but all of our clients feel comfortable picking up the phone and calling us or emailing us if they have any questions.
Yes, by arrangement.
Yes, but such coaching is not a substitute for actual representation and must not be considered an attorney/client relationship.
Aviva Brown was admitted to practice law in 1992, Brian Scott Wayson was admitted in 2004, and Jonathan Caver was admitted to the Oregon Bar in 2006. Brian and Aviva formed their law practice together in 2010 and Jonathan joined the practice at the end of 2012. The three owners renamed their firm - Cascadia Disability Law - in January 2013.
All our fees are contingent and the fees are set by Social Security law.
- After raising a family and working as a political fund raiser, Aviva returned to the practice of law in 2007, and since has focused exclusively on Social Security disability matters.
- Aviva is a 1992 graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law.
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