Atlanta Disability Lawyer

With over 25 years' experience winning Social Security disability hearings, Atlanta based attorney Jonathan Ginsberg offers you responsive, knowledgeable and personal legal advice about your SSDI or SSI claim.

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Firm Overview

An Atlanta based law firm owned by attorneys Jonathan and Jodi Ginsberg, Ginsberg Law Offices offers our clients high quality and responsive legal services.

Our website, blog and YouTube channel reflects our commitment to educating our clients about the Social Security disability process so that you will experience "no surprises" at your hearing or during the development of your case.

Ten days to two weeks prior to every hearing Jonathan will meet personally with you to prepare for your hearing - advising you how to best answer questions and reviewing all medical and other evidence. You will also learn about the judge assigned to your case, what to wear to your hearing and what to expect during the entire hearing process.

You can also rest assured that Jonathan will offer you the full benefit of over 25 years' legal experience. Jonathan is the author of the Disability Answer Guide (www.disabilityforms.com) - a "how to" book about filing for disability and he is a contributor to the AARP publication "Social Security Disability for Dummies." Jonathan teaches an annual continuing legal education class about disability law and he teaches newly solo lawyers about setting up a disability practice at Solo Practice University online.

Please call us today at 770-393-4985 for a case evaluation. We accept disability cases under a "no fee unless you win" contingency fee contract.
Main Office

Ginsberg Law Offices
1854 Independence Square
Atlanta  GA  30338

Phone
  • 770-393-4985
Fax
  • 770-393-0240

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Social Security disability cases accepted under a "no fee unless you win" contingency fee contract

Office Information

Office Hours

9am - 6pm

Office Manager

Ms. Mya Badger (paralegal)

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English

Social Security Disability
Attorney Ginsberg represents deserving disability claimants in hearings before Social Security disability judges.
Ginsberg Law Offices, based in north Atlanta, represents Social Security disability clients throughout metro Atlanta, south to Macon and north to the Tennessee border.

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

I became a Social Security disability lawyer more by happenstance than by design. Back in the early 1990's I was working in a small firm handling personal injury, workers' compensation and personal bankruptcy matters. As Social Security disability became better known, my existing clients began asking me for help with disability or they tried to refer friends and family to me for SSDI or SSI cases.

Although I was referring disability cases out at that time, I did start to ask questions of my colleagues who were handling this area and I began to build a network of contacts with expertise in SSDI and SSI matters.

In the mid-1990's I took my first case and quickly discovered that I really enjoyed this area of practice. Unlike personal injury work which generally involves neck and back injuries only, Social Security disability can impact a wide variety of physical and mental health issues. I found and still find the medical issues that arise in my cases very interesting.

I also find it very rewarding to help people in their time of need. I come from very modest circumstances - my grandparents were immigrants and neither of my parents graduated from college. I recognize that honest, hardworking people sometimes find themselves unable to work because of medical issues and I believe strongly in the obligation of a just society to offer disabled persons a chance to live with dignity.

At the same time, I am very selective in the cases I take because I also recognize that there are folks out there who are not deserving of disability benefits. I think that one of the reasons why the Social Security system is so backlogged is because of the thousands of applications by people who have the capacity to work but choose to pursue government benefits as well.

I think that the Social Security judges who see me week after week and month after month know that I do not take every case that comes across my desk and that when I argue passionately on behalf of my client, I really mean what I am saying - I am not a lawyer who accepts every case I am offered solely to try to earn a fee.

My firm's other areas of practice also reflect this focus on helping honest but unfortunate clients. Jodi's (my wife) workers' compensation practice focuses on men and women who are hurt at work and who find themselves facing aggressive and heartless workers' comp. insurance carriers.

My firm's bankruptcy practice helps working clients get back on their feet and away from suffocating debt.

Social Security disability offers me the opportunity to help deserving clients while working in an interesting and challenging law practice.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

While there are many fine Social Security lawyers in practice in the Atlanta area I'd like to think that my website, blog, podcast and video channel distinguishes me from my competitors.

To borrow a phrase from a well known retail store, an educated client is my best customer. Legal matters can be complicated. Social Security law is absurdly and unnecessarily complicated.

I often explain that Social Security exists in its own alternate universe. It uses a bizarre language full of acronyms and code words - things such as AOD, DLI, PRW, HALLEX, Blue Book, CFR,RFC grid rules, the 5 step sequential evaluation process, VE's, ME's, ALJ's and ODARs to name a few.

If you review my web site, blog and other Internet sites you will see that I try to pull back the curtain on these concepts so you'll understand how I approach cases involving various medical issues and what you need to know to improve your chances at winning. My web site contains literally dozens of case studies that detail exactly what happened (with personal details changed) at actual hearings.

I also spend time with my clients. Unlike some disability attorneys who meet their clients 10 minutes prior to their hearing, I meet with you personally several weeks prior to your hearing to practice asking and answering questions you will be asked and to prepare you extensively for your hearing, which is your best shot at winning. Often my pre-hearing meetings last twice as long as the actual hearing.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Ginsberg Law Offices is a local law firm owned by two Atlanta residents who live and work in the community. Over the past few years the Social Security disability field has captured the attention of several law firms who have built multi-state law firms using television advertising.

Some of these national firms use contract lawyers to appear at hearings and some fly in lawyers from out of state to try cases.

I'm sure that these out of state lawyers work hard on behalf of their clients but I would respectfully argue that you should consider working with a lawyer who works in the Atlanta area and who has developed a solid reputation with the more than 30 judges who hear cases in the metro Atlanta and north Georgia area.

Jonathan Ginsberg

I am a native of Atlanta, where I attended Morningside Elementary School and Northside (now North Atlanta) high school. I attended Tulane University in New Orleans for both undergraduate and law school.

After law school I returned to Atlanta and began work as a litigation associate for a large personal injury law firm. After a year trying injury cases I started my own firm with a colleague where I remained for the next 10 years.

In 1997 I started Ginsberg Law Offices and soon afterwards was joined by my wife, Jodi Brenner Ginsberg. We have remained in practice ever since - I handle Social Security disability work and some bankruptcy matters while Jodi concentrates on workers' compensation and medical malpractice.
License
  • Bar Number: 295690
    Georgia , 1986
Education
  • Tulane University College of Law
    J.D. , 1986
  • Tulane College
    B.A. , 1983
    graduated cum laude with honors in history

Jodi Ginsberg

I was born in Queens, New York and grew up in south Miami. After high school, I attended Newcomb College of Tulane University where I graduated in 1985. Thereafter I enrolled at Georgia State University College of Law where I served on the Law Review.

After graduate I worked as a workers' compensation insurance defense lawyer for Swift, Currie, McGee & Hiers. In 1993 I left Swift Currie to start my own firm representing injured workers.

I continue to work as a workers' compensation claimant's lawyer. I handle select medical malpractice lawsuits and I represent clients in Social Security disability matters as well.
License
  • Bar Number: 079915
    Georgia , 1988
Education
  • Georgia State University College of Law
    J.D. , 1988
  • Newcomb College of Tulane University
    B.S. , 1985

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How to Improve Your Chances at Winning Your Social Security Disability Claim

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