Law Office of Barbara Arnold

Law Office of Barbara Arnold

Dedicated Representation of Your Social Security Claim, serving Alameda and Contra Costa Counties

Firm Overview

My law firm is dedicated to Social Security disability claims, from initial applications to appeal hearings.

Main Office
Berkeley Office
3075 Adeline Street
Suite 280
Berkeley  CA  94703
  • (510) 225-6325
  • (510) 274-2777


Free Initial Consultation?
30 minute free telephone consultation
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
25% of retroactive benefit, capped at $6,000.00 per claim.
Hourly Rates
$165.00 / hour

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
After hours phone number: (510) 356-8291
Office Manager
Emergency After Hours

Other Offices


Berkeley,  CA  94705
Social Security Disability
Social Security claims, and only Social Security claims. Your claim will be handled by an attorney, from start to finish.
The Law Office of Barbara Arnold represents Social Security claimants. We welcome clients with difficult diagnoses or whose cases present novel legal issues.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

I have a high level of hands-on, direct representation of my clients. The spectrum of services offered by my firm and my direct experience with Social Security disability practice distinguish me from other practitioners.

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

I believe it is important for all clients to become educated about their rights under the law. I work with my clients to develop their understanding about the best strategy and tactics for success.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes, I will review documents prepared by clients under case evaluation rules of Social Security, at my hourly rate.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

No. I can perform case evaluations, but will not continue to work with a client who is representing him/herself at a hearing or in subsequent filings with the Social Security Administration or federal courts system.

Barbara Arnold

I represented my first Social Security client in 2001. In May 2011, I opened my own law practice, to focus exclusively on this area of practice and to provide a high level of professional representation to claimants seeking to secure their legal benefits.

  • Bar Number: 274487
    California , 2010

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