Law Office of Jonathan O. Pena

Local Fresno Social Security Disability Attorney. The Law Office of Jonathan O. Pena represents disabled individuals who have been denied by the Social Security Administration or wish to apply for benefits. We put the client first!

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Firm Overview

The Social Security Disability process can be very daunting. The Law Office of Jonathan Pena works with you from the initial application through the last administrative appeal. The fear of having no income during your time of need can be very stressful and add to your worries. We understand. We take a personal approach to your claim. Which is why we fight for your benefits. We assist you with obtaining medical evidence to support your claim. We draft and submit all appeals for you. And we will attend and represent you at an administrative hearing. You don't have to go through this alone. Call the Law Office of Jonathan O. Pena today for a free consultation. You don't pay a fee unless we win your case.

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Main Office

Main Office
333 W. Shaw Ave. Suite 102
Fresno  CA  93704

Phone
  • (559) 412-5390
Fax

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Free Consultation with an Attorney, not a paralegal or nonattorney

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

NO FEE UNLESS WE WIN YOUR CASE.
At the initial consultation, we will take time to explain the process and answer any questions you have. Social Security must approve our fees. Social Security limits the fee to 25% of your back pay up to $6,000. The Social Security Administration usually withholds the fee from your backpay so you don't have to worry about coming in and paying the fee.

Hourly Rates

N/A

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English and Spanish

SSDI
Social Security Disability Insurance and/or SSI is your right if you are disabled and cannot work. Free consultation with attorney; no fee unless we win!
Social Security disability attorney, Jonathan O. Peña, assists individuals who are not able to work because of a severe physical or mental impairment. Mr. Peña also assists with child claims. Whether you need to file an application, an appeal, or if you have a hearing coming up, Attorney Peña can assist you. There is no fee unless your case is successful. Call for a free consultation and disability evaluation.

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

Prior to becoming an attorney, I worked as a legal assistant and office manager for a disability practice. I worked closely with the disabled in developing their claims. I interviewed clients, developed their records, and answered general questions. I developed the belief that behind every case is a story. Every individual applying for benefits is not just a number. He or she deserved quality representation. In my own practice, I strive every day to provide my clients with representation that they can count on.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

During my years in college, both in undergrad and law school, I worked with claimants applying for Social Security Disability and SSI benefits. I am very familiar with the disability process, and know what it takes to develop and track cases to ensure their timely resolution.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

My office provides dedicated representation in English and Spanish. We use technology to ensure prompt communication with clients on the status of their cases so that they do not feel left in the dark.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

It is absolutely vital that a client have a basic understanding of the legal issues they are attempting to address. I find that clients come in with an idea of what the issues are (i.e. I am disabled and cannot work, but I was denied). However, educating the client about the legal process, the time frames, and the need for medical evidence to prove their disability cases leaves the client feeling much better prepared to face this very difficult time in their lives.

What are your firm's strengths and style?

We use technology to represent our disabled clients. Technology allows me to review issues and conduct research much quicker than most other firms. Because we operate in the "cloud", I can communicate with my clients regardless of my location. Social Security Disability is regulation driven which can often times become complicated; however, through technology, I can use these complixities to the benefit of my clients by pulling Social security regulations, agency program manuals, and court precedent during the disability hearing.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

My firm does provide pro bono services on specific cases. Social Security often reviews claimant's after a few years to make sure they are still disabled. If a claimant chooses to continue to receive their benefits, most attorneys will not accept these cases without a retainer. When the claimant's only income is SSI benefits, it is nearly impossible for them to obtain representation. On a case by case basis, my firm will represent these individuals on a pro bono basis.

My office also provides pro bono services through Central California Legal Services in Fresno, California.

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

Before becoming an attorney, I worked for a Social Security disability law office. I assisted individuals from the initial interview to the last administrative appeal. I had become intimately familiar with the disability process. I also witnessed firsthand the difficult times claimants would have to endure during the waiting period. I have worked in a variety of areas of law, however, Social Security disability law is by far the most fulfilling. Helping those who are disabled makes being a lawyer worthwhile.

Jonathan Pena

Prior to becoming an attorney, Jonathan worked as a paralegal with Social Security claimants developing their claims from initiation to closing for many years. As a practicing attorney, Jonathan has represented many claimants with a variety of impairments, both mental and physical. Jonathan represents disabled children and adults.

He takes a compassionate approach to representing social security applicants. He understands the need for benefits, the frustration of going through this long process alone, he provides aggressive representation.
License
  • Bar Number: 278044
    California

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