Keller & Keller

Keller & Keller

Named to Best Lawyers in America, Keller & Keller is one of the nation's leading personal injury and wrongful death law firms. Our goal is simple: secure the most money possible for our clients.

Firm Overview

Keller & Keller is an experienced and powerful law firm that has never feared big trucking companies. In fact, we take it personally when someone is injured through no fault of their own. It doesn't matter where you live or how big or small you believe your case to be: We can help. We will get answers. We work to win.

Since 1936, our attorneys have been fighting for the rights of people who were ignored or insulted by insurance companies. Our vast and diverse network of experts and legal resources are luxuries we can call on at any time for any case. And when a semi-truck accident victim chooses Keller & Keller, they pay us nothing until we win the case.

The title of "Super Lawyer" is an elusive distinction that illustrates supremacy in an individual attorney's craft; Keller and Keller's professional staff includes attorneys that this honor has been bestowed upon.

Remember, the insurance companies will retain powerful, high-priced attorneys in their case against you, and you should do everything you can in an attempt to even the playing field.
Main Office
Main Office
2850 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis  IN  46208
Phone
  • (800)253-5537
Fax
Websites

Other Offices

Albuquerque Office
505 Marquette Ave. NW
Albuquerque,  NM  87102
Michigan Office
814 Port Street
St. Joseph,  MI  49085
South Bend Office
16658 Cleveland Road
Granger,  IN  46530
SSDI
We remain one of the top-rated Personal Injury and Disability law firms in the country, with offices in Indiana, New Mexico and Michigan
FULL-SERVICE PERSONAL INJURY AND DISABILITY ATTORNEYS
In addition to the first-time callers we speak to about disability benefits, Keller & Keller also receives a number of calls from people who tell us that they need help at every level of the Social Security disability process.

Providing our clients legal representation throughout the entire disability process is our pledge toward full service representation. This means our disability lawyers' approach emphasizes early development of your claim with the goal of resolution before an administrative hearing becomes necessary. However, if there is a hearing, our lawyers will argue your case in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), and if needed, will take your claim to the Federal District Court.

FIRST-TIME APPLICATION DENIALS
Being denied benefits is undoubtedly frustrating, but it's not uncommon. In fact, a large percentage of people who file for disability benefits in Indiana are refused by the Social Security Administration (SSA). This means people unable to work because of serious illnesses and/or physical limitations may be unable to get necessary medical care related to their disability.

The high number of denied applications can be attributed to the SSA increasingly tightening their definition of what qualifies as a disability, as well as their attempt at lowering the number of fraudulent claims submitted by people who don't have legitimate disabilities.

SSA'S DEFINITION OF DISABILITY
SSA defines a disability as a condition or illness that leads to one or more of the following:

You can no longer do work that you did before,
You cannot adjust to other work because of medical condition(s); and
Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.
TOP DISABILITY BENEFITS MISTAKES
The biggest mistake you can make is giving up, however, there are several tips and mistakes you need to be aware of when filling out your application and investigating your chances of receiving benefits.

To help you avoid making errors, and learn more about the disability benefits process, we've written a helpful E-book (A Helpful Guide for Your Social Security Disability Claim) that you can download at no cost. This free E-book includes topics such as:

Information the SSA uses to determine a person's eligibility benefits.
Facts about the Hearings process.
What to do after a Hearing loss.
The strategy Keller & Keller uses to obtain benefits for our clients.
The cost of hiring an Indianapolis disability lawyer.
Other mistakes we commonly see that prevent a deserving person from receiving their benefits include things such as government error, not including a critical medical record, or waiting longer than 60 days to re-file after your initial denial.

There are several missteps that can be the difference between full benefits and no benefits, but fortunately we are often able to correct these errors for our clients.

PERSONAL ATTENTION AND CARE
Unlike a Social Security advisor that might conduct business over the internet, our clients can always make an appointment to come into one of our multiple Indiana disability offices we have throughout the state.

If you are ready to hire an Indianapolis disability lawyer to represent you for your claim against the SSA, or you are simply looking to discuss your rights, we can advise you on how to best navigate the red tape and administrative process associated with obtaining your Social Security disability benefits.

Your disability attorney will also assign a case manager to your claim to help ensure that any updates are immediately recorded to your file and all of the necessary paperwork is handled appropriately.

WHY CHOOSE US?
In addition to being one of Indiana's most recognized full-service social security disability firms, Keller & Keller's disability attorneys are experienced and have successfully represented clients throughout the entire state.

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

It's our belief that clients seeking disability benefits deserve our firm's best possible effort, and that's why we consider ourselves to be a "full-service" social security disability law firm. In short, it means we handle everything. And while that term itself may not mean much to someone who has never tried to obtain disability benefits from the Social Security Administration, we know it matters to our clients, because it means we're going to be with them every step of the way.

There are questions you should consider before hiring an Indianapolis disability lawyer to help you, and depending on the answer given, you'll be able to determine whether or not the firm offers a full range of services to help increase your odds of receiving disability benefits.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

The law offices of Keller and Keller are honored to possess this distinguished title. Since 1936, our offices have upheld the virtues of honesty, compassion, and excellence in relation to the work we have done for countless clients. As an AV rated firm, it is our pledge to continue displaying the same esteemed qualities to each client's case, no matter the size or complexity.

An "AV" rating identifies a lawyer and firm with very high to preeminent legal ability and is the highest reflection of expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence. Martindale-Hubbell ratings are established by attorneys for attorneys and as it states, "clearly indicates a demonstration of the highest professional and ethical standards."

For over 130 years, Martindale-Hubbell has been the most respected source of authoritative and dependable information about members of the legal community in the Unites States, Canada and throughout the world.More about the Martindale-Hubbell rating...

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Each year Keller & Keller works with local builders and community leaders to provide a fully-customized home to meet the needs of an Indiana resident with physical disabilities. The goal of Samantha's House is simple: to make everyday life more manageable for a person in need.

The president of Samantha's House, Jim Keller, has recently worked to increase the organization's reach by donating a fully-customized van to an Indiana resident with disabilities.

If you wish to learn more about the past recipients; listen to Q95 interview Keller & Keller about the foundation; want more information about becoming involved; or view pictures of our fundraising efforts, you can do so by visiting the Samantha's House website.

Jim Keller

Jim Keller has practiced with Keller & Keller since 1989. He has represented clients whose problems range from closed head injuries to wrongful death actions. His practice has a strong focus towards helping victims of serious automobile and semi-truck accidents.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from Indiana University, Mr. Keller then obtained his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the Thomas M.Cooley Law School in the state of Michigan. He is honored to bear the title of Super Lawyer, as well as included in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is mentioned in the publication "Best Lawyers" and is a current member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, and the Marion County Bar Association.

"IT'S MY BELIEF THAT IF YOU DON'T HAVE A STRONG DESIRE TO HELP PEOPLE, YOU HAVE NO BUSINESS BEING A TRIAL LAWYER."
In addition to the personal attention given to each of his clients, Mr. Keller also lends his efforts and resources to the community in which he resides. Particularly of note is Mr. Keller's role as founder and President of the Samantha House Foundation. Mr. Keller invites you to read more about Samantha's courageous story at www.samanthashouse.com. As well, Mr. Keller is also a board member of I.U. Hillel and past President of Temple B'nai Shalom.

Away from the office, Mr. Keller enjoys spending time with his wife, Wendy, and their three daughters. His hobbies include competitive tennis and golf. Jim has a strong sense of local community and enjoys local volunteer work.
License
  • Bar Number: 19704-71
    Indiana , 1997
  • Bar Number: P4441
    Michigan , 1991

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