Law Office of Mindee K. Mortimer

Representing Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income claimants since 1991

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Firm Overview

I began representing Social Security claimants in 1991. Since 1993, 100% of my practice has been devoted to representing disability claimants before the Social Security Administration. I personally answer all telephone calls; this familiarity with my clients helps me to develop the evidence needed to support the claim. This may result in a quicker resolution of the claim.

Example cases

What I've learned after more than 20 years handling claims for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income is that every claim is different. Every client will receive my personal attention.

Every claim is different; this example does not constitute a guarantee or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. Call me to discuss your factual situation or to schedule an appointment.

Main Office

Main
1420 River Park Dr
Suite 110
Sacramento  CA  95815

Phone
  • (916) 729-5619
Fax
  • (916) 725-3936

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

There is never a fee unless the claim is approved. The claimant will speak directly with me and the initial consultation is free. The initial appointment, when we will discuss the claim and develop our strategy, will last about one hour. There is no charge for the appointment. There is no fee unless the claim is approved. Any fee must be approved by the SSA and is limited to 25% of the claimant's past-due benefits (not to exceed $6000).

Hourly Rates

See above.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Office Manager

None

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English

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

More than 20 years ago, the firm I was working for asked me to take on Social Security Disability Insurance claims. In 1993, I opened my own Social Security practice.

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

Claimants need to understand the requirements of the Social Security Disability Insurance program. Information can be obtained by consulting with an experienced attorney or by visiting the Social Security Administration's website.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Information provided by the client is essential when developing the claim. The Social Security Administration will consider the claimant's age, education, work history, impairments, and functional capacity when deciding the claim. My first source of information on these topics is the client.

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

A claimant is not required to have representation. However, I prefer to become involved in the claim as soon as possible. In appropriate situations, this may include before the claim is filed or before a denial is received. Early representation provides the time needed to gather medical records and reports or arrange for a medical evaluation, and can reduce some of the delay before a decision is issued. A claimant should not attend the hearing before the administrative law judge without legal representation.

Mindee Mortimer

My prior legal experience includes representing workers' compensation claimants.

I've represented Social Security disability claimants for more than 20 years. I understand how important these benefits are to the client/wage earner. When a claim is approved, the client is eligible to receive monthly benefits and Medicare. The client's dependents may also be eligible to receive benefits. It's a very satisfying feeling to know that I can improve the quality of my clients' lives.

My clients always speak directly with me and are encouraged to call. The frequent contact with my clients keeps me up-to-date on their medical conditions and treatment. This information is needed to develop the claim and know what evidence is potentially available. In appropriate factual situations, a fully favorable decision can be issued without a hearing before an administrative law judge. However, this requires a strong written record that can take months to develop.

I'm very hands-on and available to my clients.

Personal interests:

I enjoy spending time with my family.

License
  • Bar Number: 144368
    California , 1989
Education
  • King Hall School of Law, UC Davis
    J.D. , 1989
    Davis, CA
  • U.C. Davis
    Bachelor of Science , 1984
    Davis, CA
    Biological Sciences
  • King Hall School of Law, UC Davis
    J.D. , 1989
    Davis, CA
  • U.C. Davis
    Bachelor of Science , 1984
    Davis, CA
    Biological Sciences

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