Law Offices of John M. Angerer

Helping People With Serious Disabilities Get the Benefits They Deserve. The pursuit of a Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (SSD/DIB) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim can be a challenging and drawn-out affair. Let us help you.

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Firm Overview

John M.Angerer earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of the Pacific (UOP) in 1977. He completed his law degree (Juris Doctor) at the McGeorge School of law in 1981 and was admitted to the California Bar that same year. He has practiced law in Citrus Heights, California since 1981.

Mr. Angerer has been admitted to practice law in all of the State and Federal Courts in California, including the U.S. District Court, Eastern District and the United States Tax Court. He is a Sustaining member of The National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR). He also is currently or has been a member of numerous local, state and national professional associations, including the Sacramento County Bar Association (Family law section, Estate Planning and Probate section), The Sacramento Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (SOSSCR), Trial Lawyers of America, and the American Bar Association.

He has served as a Judge Pro Term for the Sacramento Superior Courts since 1987 and since that year he has also been a Court appointed Arbitrator for the Sacramento Superior Court. He had received numerous Commendations from the State Bar of California and Board of Governors for having provided free (pro bono) legal Services to the public.

Mr. Angerer is a past president of the Citrus Heights Chamber of Commerce and a past president of the Citrus Heights Rotary Club. He has also been a Boy Scouts Leader, is an avid fly fisherman, and a member of Trout Unlimited and California Trout (Cal Trout).

A life long resident of California, Mr. Angerer lives with his wife and two children in the Sacramento area.

The pursuit of a Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (SSD/DIB) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim can be a challenging and drawn-out affair. A great deal is at stake in these claims, since people who are unable to work often rely on SSD and SSI benefits to meet their basic financial needs.

The Social Security Administration turns down almost 65 percent of people who first apply for disability. Every year, more than 1 million claimants give up on their claims, even though many of them continue to suffer from serious physical, mental and emotional challenges.

Fortunately, success can often be achieved with the help of a knowledgeable and persistent disability benefits lawyer. Approximately a half million claimants who pursue their claims through the appeals process eventually win the benefits they are legally entitled to.

Guiding Clients Through Every Aspect of the Social Security Process-

At the law firm of Citrus Heights, Social Security Disability and SSI attorney John M. Angerer, we help clients in the Sacramento area fight for and obtain the disability benefits they need to pay their medical bills, keep their homes and retirement accounts, and meet their daily living needs.

Mr. Angerer has practiced disability law for more than 33 years. He has handled thousands of claims, including hundreds of appeals before administrative law judges and the Appeals Council. He and our firm can help you address issues such as the following:

Social Security benefits: We understand what types of disability benefits are available from Social Security and can help you determine which program is right for you.
Qualifying disorders: If you are unable to work due to a physical, mental or emotional disability, we can help you assess whether your condition qualifies you for benefits.
Common questions: We are highly knowledgeable about the federal disability benefit programs and can answer any questions you may have about SSD and SSI benefits.

If you are considering filing or appealing an SSD or SSI claim, our firm can help. We know what circumstances can needlessly delay a claim, and we are fully familiar with the medical and "human" information needed to get the attention of Social Security Administration officials.
Call (916) 725-2124 to talk to an Experienced SSD and SSI Lawyer

If you need help with your Social Security claim, call us toll free at (916) 725-2124 or e-mail us. We offer free initial consultations, are conveniently located in the heart of Citrus Heights near public transportation, and work on a contingency fee basis, so that you pay nothing out of pocket.
Main Office

Main Office
7011 Sylvan Rd
Suite B
Citrus Heights  CA  95610

Phone
  • (916) 725-2124

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Free initial consultation

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

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)

Hourly Rates

For Non-contingent cases: $250.00 per hour

Office Information

Office Hours

8:00 AM until 5:30 PM

Office Manager

Jenny Goodacre

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English

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

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.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

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)

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

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.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by 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

John Angerer


John M.Angerer earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of the Pacific (UOP) in 1977. He completed his law (Jurist Doctor) degree at the McGeorge School of law in 1981 and was admitted to the California Bar that same year. He has practiced law in Citrus Heights, California since 1981.

Mr. Angerer has been admitted to practice law in all of the State and Federal Courts in California, including the U.S. District Court, Eastern District and the United States Tax Court. He is a Sustaining member of The National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR). He also is currently or has been a member of numerous local, state and national professional associations, including the Sacramento County Bar Association (Family law section, Estate Planning and Probate section), The Sacramento Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (SOSSCR), Trial Lawyers of America, and the American Bar Association.

He has served as a Judge Pro Term for the Sacramento Superior Courts since 1987 and since that year he has also been a Court appointed Arbitrator for the Sacramento Superior Court. He had received numerous Commendations from the State Bar of California and Board of Governors for having provided free (pro bono) legal Services to the public.

Mr. Angerer is a past president of the Citrus Heights Chamber of Commerce and a past president of the Citrus Heights Rotary Club. He has also been a Boy Scouts Leader, is an avid fly fisherman, and a member of Trout Unlimited and California Trout (Cal Trout).

A life long resident of California, Mr. Angerer lives with his wife and two children in the Sacramento area.
License
  • Bar Number: 99122
    California , 1981
Education
  • McGeorge School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1981
    John M.Angerer earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of the Pacific (UOP) in 1977. He completed his law (Jurist Doctor) degree at the McGeorge School of law in 1981 and was admitted to the California Bar that same year. He has practiced law in Citrus Heights, California since 1981.
  • McGeorge School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1981
    John M.Angerer earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of the Pacific (UOP) in 1977. He completed his law (Jurist Doctor) degree at the McGeorge School of law in 1981 and was admitted to the California Bar that same year. He has practiced law in Citrus Heights, California since 1981.

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