Crowe & Shanahan

Crowe & Shanahan

Crowe & Shanahan limits its practice to Social Security disability claims and appeals. The firm was founded in in 1985. We are located in St. Louis and serve clients throughout eastern Missouri and southern Illinois.

Firm Overview

The firm has three attorneys, Robert Crowe, M Julie Shanahan and Don Derse. Together, we have more than 90 years of combined experience in Social Security disability cases. Crowe & Shanahan has represented more than 10,000 people in this area. We handle cases in the Social Security hearings offices in downtown St. Louis, Creve Coeur, Missouri and Columbia, Missouri. We also appear in the satellite hearing locations and Hannibal, Missouri, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Mount Vernon, Illinois, and Carbondale Illinois.

We choose not to handle cases throughout the country or the Midwest. We know the judges and office staff at the Social Security offices in this area, appearing at hearings here week after week.

Some Social Security firms do not see their clients at the start of the case. People may not know who will represent them at the hearing until a few days before and may meet their representative for the first time on the day of the hearing. We take a more personal approach. Our clients all have a team of the same lawyer, paralegal and legal assistant from beginning to end. They always know who is responsible for their case and exactly who their lawyer is.
Main Office

Main Office
500 N. Broadway, Suite 1500
St. Louis  MO  63102

Phone
  • 314-231-6660
Fax
  • 314-231-2357
Social Security Disability
Crowe & Shanahan limits its practice to Social Security disability claims and appeals. The firm was founded in in 1985. We are located in St. Louis and serve clients throughout eastern Missouri and southern Illinois.
The firm has three attorneys, Robert Crowe, M Julie Shanahan and Don Derse. Together, we have more than 90 years of combined experience in Social Security disability cases. Crowe & Shanahan has represented more than 10,000 people in this area. We handle cases in the Social Security hearings offices in downtown St. Louis, Creve Coeur, Missouri and Columbia, Missouri. We also appear in the satellite hearing locations and Hannibal, Missouri, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Mount Vernon, Illinois, and Carbondale Illinois.

We choose not to handle cases throughout the country or the Midwest. We know the judges and office staff at the Social Security offices in this area, appearing at hearings here week after week.

Some Social Security firms do not see their clients at the start of the case. People may not know who will represent them at the hearing until a few days before and may meet their representative for the first time on the day of the hearing. We take a more personal approach. Our clients all have a team of the same lawyer, paralegal and legal assistant from beginning to end. They always know who is responsible for their case and exactly who their lawyer is.
Disability
Crowe & Shanahan limits its practice to Social Security disability claims and appeals. The firm was founded in in 1985. We are located in St. Louis and serve clients throughout eastern Missouri and southern Illinois.
The firm has three attorneys, Robert Crowe, M Julie Shanahan and Don Derse. Together, we have more than 90 years of combined experience in Social Security disability cases. Crowe & Shanahan has represented more than 10,000 people in this area. We handle cases in the Social Security hearings offices in downtown St. Louis, Creve Coeur, Missouri and Columbia, Missouri. We also appear in the satellite hearing locations and Hannibal, Missouri, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Mount Vernon, Illinois, and Carbondale Illinois.

We choose not to handle cases throughout the country or the Midwest. We know the judges and office staff at the Social Security offices in this area, appearing at hearings here week after week.

Some Social Security firms do not see their clients at the start of the case. People may not know who will represent them at the hearing until a few days before and may meet their representative for the first time on the day of the hearing. We take a more personal approach. Our clients all have a team of the same lawyer, paralegal and legal assistant from beginning to end. They always know who is responsible for their case and exactly who their lawyer is.
SSDI
Crowe & Shanahan limits its practice to Social Security disability claims and appeals. The firm was founded in in 1985. We are located in St. Louis and serve clients throughout eastern Missouri and southern Illinois.
The firm has three attorneys, Robert Crowe, M Julie Shanahan and Don Derse. Together, we have more than 90 years of combined experience in Social Security disability cases. Crowe & Shanahan has represented more than 10,000 people in this area. We handle cases in the Social Security hearings offices in downtown St. Louis, Creve Coeur, Missouri and Columbia, Missouri. We also appear in the satellite hearing locations and Hannibal, Missouri, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Mount Vernon, Illinois, and Carbondale Illinois.

We choose not to handle cases throughout the country or the Midwest. We know the judges and office staff at the Social Security offices in this area, appearing at hearings here week after week.

Some Social Security firms do not see their clients at the start of the case. People may not know who will represent them at the hearing until a few days before and may meet their representative for the first time on the day of the hearing. We take a more personal approach. Our clients all have a team of the same lawyer, paralegal and legal assistant from beginning to end. They always know who is responsible for their case and exactly who their lawyer is.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Mr. Crowe, Ms. Shanahan and that Mr. Derse have all practiced Social Security law since the beginning of their careers as attorneys. This practice has special rewards for a lawyer. It can be stressful. Our clients are all sick or injured and need income. The government bureaucracy can be frustrating. However, if we help someone win their case, we have done an individual and their family a great deal of good, and we have not hurt anyone else in the process. Not many lawyers get to say that.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Social Security disability is all we do. It's all we've ever done. We know the law. We know the system. We appear before the local Social Security judges regularly. Not many law firms can say that.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We only serve people in metropolitan St. Louis, eastern Missouri and southern Illinois. You won't be dealing with an out-of-town firm where you may not know who is responsible for your case. We invite new clients to come meet us. Our clients know who is responsible to them from the day a file is opened to the day it is closed.

Our entire practice is Social Security disability. We are not a general firm that handles some disability cases.

We are lawyers, licensed to represent people at every level of appeal including federal court. Non-lawyers can represent people on these cases but they cannot practice in the courts and are not bound by the strict rules of ethics that govern attorneys' conduct.

Robert Crowe

Areas of Practice

Social Security

Bar Admissions

Missouri, 1974
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1975
U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1987
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1978
U.S. Supreme Court, 1983

Education

Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
J.D. - 1974
St. Louis University
A.B. - 1971

Professional Associations and Memberships

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Member, Administrative Law Committee

American Bar Association, Member

National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, Member, 1979 - Present

National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, Secretary, 1987 - 1988

National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, Vice President, 1988 - 1989

National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, President, 1989 - 1990

National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, Member, Council of Past Presidents, 1991 - Present


Past Employment Positions

Kell, Kell, Custer, Weller & Crowe, Partner
Harry J. Nichols & Associates, Associate
License
  • Bar Number: 24107
    Missouri , 1974
Education
  • St. Louis University
    JD , 1974

M. Julie Shanahan

Areas of Practice

Social Security Disability

Bar Admissions

Missouri, 1983

Education

St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
J.D. - 1983

Quincy University
B.A. - 1980
Major: History

Professional Associations and Memberships

Missouri Bar, Member

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Member

National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, Member


Past Employment Positions

Kell, Kell, Custer, Weller & Crowe, Associate

Don Derse

Areas of Practice

Social Security Disability

Bar Admissions

Missouri, 1989

Education

Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
J.D. - 1989

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
B.A. - 1985

Professional Associations and Memberships

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Member

The Missouri Bar, Member

National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, Member

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