Gulf South Disability Lawyers

Gulf South Disability Lawyers

Our mission is to help clients who are unable to help themselves due to a disability that prevents them from working by providing personal and professional representation with Social Security Claims.

Firm Overview

Gulf South Disability Lawyers was founded in South Louisiana in order to help serve the disabled in the Gulf South region. We currently handle cases across the country with a focus in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Florida. Gulf South Disability is dedicated to helping the disabled navigate the bureaucracy of the Social Security Administration. Gulf South Disability focuses solely on Social Security Disability Claims.

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Over 70% of initial claims for Social Security Disability are denied. We can help file your initial claim as well as help you through the appeals process. Our mission is to help those who are unable to help themselves due to a permanent or long term disabilities. Whether you suffer from a mental illness or have a physical disability that prevents you from working, we provide personal and professional representation to help you with your Social Security Claim.

We understand that fighting the Social Security Administration can be frustrating, difficult and time consuming. We are here to help you navigate the bureaucratic process and help you with your Social Security claim.


Gulf South Disability Lawyers
8212 Summa Ave.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Local: (225) 778-7779
Toll Free: (855) 778-7999
Main Office

Main Office
8212 Summa Ave.
Baton Rouge  LA  70809

Phone
  • (225)778-7999
Fax
  • (225)925-2875
Social Security Disability
Our firm practice only Social Security Disability Law.
We represent claimants in Social Security Disability hearings throughout the country focusing in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

George Lato

George is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a graduate of Catholic High School. He obtained his undergraduate and his law degree from Louisiana State University. He practices Social Security Disability Law and is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR), a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Baton Rouge Bar Association. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Louisiana and admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.

George is a former teacher at the LSU Paralegal Studies Program where he taught Computer Assisted Legal Research to Paralegal Students. His practice is dedicated to Social Security Disability law. His first disability case was in 1991. George says that a lot has changed since then, but helping the disabled get the benefits they deserve is always rewarding.

George recently attended the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives Conference in San Diego in October 2013, and he attended the American Association for Justice Social Security Success Seminar in New Orleans, Louisiana in January 2013. He also attended the National Business Institute Social Security Boot Camp in New Orleans in April 2012.

Gulf South Disability Lawyers handles disability claims throughout the country and focuses in the Gulf South Region of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida.
License
  • Bar Number: 20486
    Louisiana , 1991
Education
  • Louisana State University Law School
    Juris Doctor , 1991

Bill Matthews

William C. "Bill" Matthews, Jr., is an attorney whose practice is focused exclusively in the area of Disability Law, primarily Social Security Disability, and he is very knowledgeable in the area of mental, psychological, and psychiatric impairments. Bill lives outside of Lafayette, Louisiana and grew up in Central Louisiana, graduated from Pineville High School, and obtained both undergraduate and graduate degrees from LSU in Baton Rouge. After nearly a decade of hard work, Bill enrolled in LSU Law School, where he graduated, and he was admitted to the practice of law, in 1990. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Louisiana.

Bill is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR) and a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association. He recently attended the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives Conference in Indianapolis in May 2014, he attended the NOSSCR conference in San Diego in October 2013, and he attended the American Association for Justice Social Security Success Seminar in January 2013.

Before, during and after college, but prior to attending Law School, Bill spent many years working in multiple jobs across a wide range of industries. This experience has given him a unique insight into many different types of jobs and workplaces, and helps him to better understand the working challenges his client's may face, when they suffer from the impacts of a disabling condition. A former Merchant Marine, Bill spent time as a blue-water seaman, and also worked in Louisiana's offshore oil industry. He has worked in the timber industry, the transportation and package delivery industry, and in the furniture delivery business. Bill uses the knowledge gained from all of these experiences to advocate on behalf of all of his clients, whose disability prevents them from engaging in substantial gainful activity. Whether you are overwhelmed by the thought of facing a Federal bureaucracy or your claim has already been denied, Bill looks forward to helping you with your claim.



He can be reached by email at bill@gulfsouthdisability.com or in our Acadiana Office at 855-778-7999

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