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Social Security Disability: for typical SSA disability claims, there is no fixed fee work- we use contingent fee contracts, with any attorney fee being contingent upon winning the case.
The contingent fee percentage in SSA cases is 25%, based upon winning the case, and the fee is controlled by federal law. The SSA will approve all fees charged.
There are some rare SSA cases where we quote a flat fee or retainer. These are quite rare, and this would be clearly explained in great detail before going forward with representation. Again, this is rare and not a typical claim wherein someone is seeking to obtain disability or SSI benefits.
All employments contracts are in writing. Sample fee contacts for SSA cases and ERISA cases are available upon request.
none- we work primarily on contingent fees in SSA cases
08:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m. Mon.- Fri. (some "by appmt" too)
Michael Sullivan, Nathan Haney
My law office began handling disability claims because I joined my father, who already had a disability practice. I quickly learned that he dealt with people from all walks of life, and he helped them when they could not do it themselves. These clients were usually sick, or injured (or both) and in a bad place. Helping them was very fulfilling.
As an Engineer, you are disciplined and deal with computers, circuit cards, devices, etc. It was interesting but rather dry. Practicing disability law was very real from day one, with honest people coming in with tragic stories. Helping them obtain a more secure future was infinitely more rewarding.
When I began to practice, I really did not start out intending to handle only disability claims. However, as time progressed, I developed an affinity for disability law, and I enjoyed helping people. I out my nose to the grindstone and never looked back.
By way of education, I have two Engineering Degrees and a law degree. I have over twenty years practicing disability law. I have a large practice and I take on harder disability cases that others will pass over. I simply work very hard. I firmly believe that someone with good intelligence, who actually works very hard, will become successful. My father was military- growing up we always knew the rules and what was expected. We also knew the results if we came up short. So, I personally feel it is my work ethic that has made the difference over the decades.
Since all I will handle are disability related claims, I can focus my time, education, and experience in just this one type of law. One tends to get fairly competent in a single field if that is all they do.
This law firm is dedicated to disability law. That is what we do and that is all we do. If someone comes with a great medical malpractice claim, we won't take the case. If someone comes in after being crushed by a truck, we will not take that injury case. If a millionaire needs a Will, we won't do it. We can refer those matters out, but we will not handle those types of claims. Again, we simply practice disability law, and we handle a large number of Social Security Disability and SSI claims. Our support staff is trained to handle only disability matters.
Also there are many "advocate" or non-attorney" firms out there doing this type of work. This is a true law office, and only licensed Lawyers will go to court with you. As lawyers, we have special legal training, passed a Bar Exam, have a governing body with teeth, and attend yearly training to maintain our licensure. Every lawyer here goes yearly to special disability training seminars. We take education here seriously.
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