I focus solely on Social Security Disability law: Supplemental Security Income/SSI, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and Over-Age-50 disability claims. I work with clients across all stages of the process, from initial application through the entire appeals process.Example cases
Every case and every client is different and must be treated uniquely — no one or two examples are going to relate to another persons personal circumstance. Individualized service and attention is what my staff and I achieve. I work cases across the spectrum: Musculoskeletal, Respiratory, Sense and Speech, Cardiovascular, Digestive, Genitourinary, Hematological, Skin, Endocrine, Neurological, Mental, Multiple Body Systems, Malignant Neoplastic diseases and Immune System disorders.
MULTIPLE OFFICES SERVING NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland CA 94612
Yes, free of charge. Between 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the situation.
There are no legal fees unless we win. We represent individuals only on a contingency basis, charging no more than 25% of past due benefits, not to exceed $6,000, in winning a client's case at the administrative level. This contractual agreement is consistent with the Federal Social Security statute regulating attorney fees. Initial consultations with the attorney is part of the contingency nature of the contract.
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, by appointment only. Please call before coming in.
Because the Social Security appeals process is both complicated and precise, it's not possible for me to work only one discrete part of a case, because that "discrete part" may have implications for the entire case.
I'm a solo practitioner, so I work personally and directly with all of my clients. My paralegal assists me so that I have more time to spend with my clients and more time to develop winning legal strategies. My paralegal also works directly with my clients to make sure that nothing falls through the cracks and everything moves smoothly. You will find that my staff and I make the best efforts to ensure that you will get excellent and personal legal representation.
I provide strong and caring legal help for my Social Security Disability clients. I understand how difficult and frustrating the process can be — and I treat all of my clients with compassion and respect. I am local and I work solely on Social Security Disability cases.
I believe it's important for the client to educate themselves, but it's more important for the attorney to assist their clients in the learning process.
I review all documents for new and existing clients to ensure that they are correct, adhere to Social Security regulations, and provide the legal basis for winning disability benefits. I'm afraid that I'm not able to review documents for individuals that are not my clients.
The Social Security process is complicated and driven by a set of precise government laws and regulations, so we generally don't encourage clients to represent themselves. Please think twice and call me before you consider going it alone - we're happy to speak with you to help you make this decision and understand the implications.
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