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.
1420 River Park Dr
Sacramento CA 95815
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).
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I enjoy spending time with my family.
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