Free Consultation with an Attorney, not a paralegal or nonattorney
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.
Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00
English and Spanish
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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