Free initial consultation
Maximum Contingent Fee not greater than 25% of Retroactive Disability Benefits with a limit of $6,000 if do not go beyond one Hearing (awarded only if win case); if appeal beyond first Hearing is necessary, Contingent Fee not greater than 25% of Retroactive Disability Benefits (awarded only if win case)
For Non-contingent cases: $250.00 per hour
8:00 AM until 5:30 PM
My Father-in-law, Attorney George O. Brekke practiced law for over 40 years helping thousands of disabled people to get justice and to get the benefits that they deserved. He was a well respected leader in the practice of disability law in California. I worked with him for many years until he passed away and over the years, I began to handle an ever increasing number of disability cases. Eventually I took over the office when Mr. Brekke passed on and I am carrying on his work and helping injured and disabled people get the the best claim resolution possible for those with Social Security Disability claims.
I have handled many hundreds of disability claims covering a wide array of medical conditions. I have a broad understanding of the underlying medical problems suffered by my clients through years of personally reviewing medical records. I do not rely upon a subordinate to make summaries of my case files or to write my hearing briefs. I am exceptionally prepared when I step into the hearing room for a Social Security case or into federal court to argue a long-term disability claim. I am a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Representatives (NOSSCR)
First, we are a small, local office and we are responsive to our clients. You can call and actually speak to the lawyer! Second, I do not carry a huge caseload. Hence, I will know you and your case well by the time it goes to hearing. I meet with each client personally at the initial intake and also to prepare the client's testimony before the hearing. Amazingly, I sometimes see attorneys introducing themselves to their clients on the day of the hearing. This will not happen in my office. Finally,I have over thirty years experience as an attorney handling disability claims. My extensive work in this field has made me an excellent writer. Most arguments in law are made in writing, and they must be succinct and compelling to hold the attention of the judge. I do this well, and my clients benefit from my skill. I have seen numerous times the difficulty facing claimants due to their medical problems, financial difficulties, family pressures, and an overwhelmed disability system that takes to long to reach a decision. I intend to do everything possible to help my clients.
Yes. At our first meeting, your concerns will be heard. You will tell me everything that is happening to you and your Social Security disability claim. You can share whatever you think is relevant. You will tell me your medical conditions in detail. Your questions will be answered.
At the first opportunity, we will go over your medical records together. At all times, you will receive our advice and guidance. Throughout this process, I will be there to deal with the government on your behalf, and I will evaluate your claim to see if it qualifies for an early decision.
When it is time for the hearing, we will prepare thoroughly, together, so that you will be able to present your story in a clear and consistent manner. Since you will have shared everything with me during the process, I will be able to communicate to the Judge just who you really are. Together we will be able to help the Judge understand the reality of your situation
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