Parmele Law Firm, P.C.

At Parmele Law Firm we use our knowledge of disability law, along with our compassionate hearts, to zealously advocate for our clients and inspire hope in our community.

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Firm Overview

With 15 attorneys in 18 locations across Missouri, Kansas and Illinois, Parmele Law Firm has the resources and experience needed to help individuals and families obtain their Social Security Disability Benefits.

At Parmele Law Firm we only handle Disability Law Cases so, from start to finish, you can rest assured that your case will always be given our complete and thorough attention. Your initial meeting with Dan Parmele or his staff will set in motion the difficult and often tedious process of helping you receive your benefits. Our paralegals and attorneys will assist you with your forms, help you assemble your documentation, and keep you updated regularly.

How your case ends up may well be up to you. Make the call to the Parmele Law Firm today. Put our success on your side, and your future back into your hands.
Main Office

Parmele Law Firm, P.C.
844 E Primrose
Springfield  MO  65807

Phone
  • 417-882-5651
Fax
  • 417-883-5736

Other Offices

  • Parmele Law Firm, P.C.
    1610 N. Kingshighway
    Ste 203
    Cape Girardeau,  MO  63701
  • Parmele Law Firm, P.C.
    1900 N. Providence Road
    Columbia,  MO  65202
  • Parmele Law Firm, P.C.
    333 Salem Place
    Fairview Plaza I, Suite 250
    Fairview Heights,  IL  62208
  • Parmele Law Firm
    999 Diamond Ridge
    Suite 102
    Jefferson City,  MO  65109
  • Parmele Law Firm, P.C.
    614 S. Main
    Joplin,  MO  64801
  • Parmele Law Firm, P.C.
    2301 McGee
    Suite 150
    Kansas City,  MO  64108
  • Parmele Law Firm, P.C.
    2605 A S. Jefferson
    Lebanon,  MO  65536
  • Parmele Law Firm, P.A.
    214 E. Kansas Street
    Suite 102
    Liberty,  MO  64068
  • Parmele Law Firm, P.C.
    926 N. Main Street
    Mountain Grove,  MO  65711
  • Parmele Law FIrm, P.C.
    1720 Kanell Boulevard
    Suite 2
    Poplar Bluff,  MO  63901
  • Parmele Law Firm, P.C.
    1726 N. Bishop
    Suite B
    Rolla,  MO  65401
  • Parmele Law Firm, P.A.
    22304 Planet Avenue
    Galaxy Shopping Center
    Salina ,  KS  67401
  • Parmele Law Firm, P.C.
    3105 Fredrick Ave
    Suite C
    St. Joseph,  MO  64506
  • Parmele Law Firm, P.C.
    7733 Forsyth Blvd
    Suite 1100
    St. Louis,  MO  63105
  • Parmele Law Firm, P.A.
    3649 SW Burlingame Road
    Suite 102
    Topeka,  KS  66611
  • Parmele Law Firm, P.C.
    1207 Porter Wagoner Boulevard
    West Plains,  MO  65775
  • Parmele Law FIrm, P.A.
    8623 E. 32nd Street North
    Wichita,  KS  67226
Social Security Disability
Disability Law is all we do. This allows us to focus all of our efforts on helping our clients get the settlement they deserve.
* Daniel Parmele is a former Senior Staff Attorney with the Social Security Administration.

* We collect NO attorney fees or expenses unless we win your case.

* We've provided representation for over 50,000 people over the years.

* We help our clients file their online application. This saves you a trip to the Social Security office and ensures that you have an advocate from the beginning.

* We provide aggressive legal representation at each stage of the disability system, including appeals to Federal court.

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

Mr. Parmele has been an attorney since 1990 and is a former Senior Staff Attorney with the Social Security Administration. When it came time for him to open his own practice he decided to use what he had learned in this position to become an advocate for individuals and families who are applying for disability.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

All we do is disability law. This gives our attorneys a determined and single focus day in and day out to help you get the benefits you have paid into the Social Security Trust Fund.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

With 15 attorneys in 18 locations across Missouri, Kansas and Illinois Parmele Law Firm has the resources and experience needed to help you with your Disability case.

Daniel A. Parmele

Over the past 2 decades of working in disability law, I believe my primary duty is not to guarantee I will win every case, but to guarantee that I will always fight to win each case. I believe this can be done in a respectful manner, however, it is my goal that our Firm provide compassionate and zealous advocacy for every single client who gives us the opportunity to represent him or her.

Before starting his private practice, Mr. Parmele worked with the Social Security Administration as a Senior Staff Attorney. He worked directly with the Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) and determined who would receive benefits. Often, he alone would bear the burden of issuing decisions for claimants. For years, Mr. Parmele witnessed firsthand the difficulties that worthy people faced as they tried to get Social Security disability benefits for themselves and their hurting families.

In 1995, Mr. Parmele started his private practice so that he could put his knowledge of the Social Security system to work to help the disabled of America. Since that time, he has worked on behalf of Social Security claimants and their claims.

Mr. Parmele has a strong faith in God that has changed his life. He has founded his firm on biblical principles such as genuine trust in Christ, hope, care, compassion, fairness, honesty, justice, and taking up the fight for those in need.

Bar Admissions:
* State of Kansas, 1990
* State of Missouri, 1991
* State of Oklahoma, 2005
* Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
* U.S. District Court of Missouri Western District
* U.S. District Court of Kansas

Education:
* St. Louis University School of Law
St. Louis, Missouri
Juris Doctor, May 1990
SLU Law Journal 1989 and 1990
* Wichita State University
Wichita, Kansas
Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration and Economics, 1987

Organizations:
* National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
* Missouri Bar Association
* Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
* Wichita Bar Association

Andrew R. DeLaMare

Each of us can become disabled at any moment in our lives and asking for help is sometimes the hardest thing to do. When our clients walk through our door, that is what they are doing - asking for help.

Working at Parmele Law Firm has been such a rewarding experience, because I have been able to help our clients during this very trying time in their lives.

I appreciate the fact that I am able to help our clients battle through the Social Security disability process that is often daunting, overwhelming and stressful by making it more understandable and manageable for them.

It is very satisfying and rewarding to know that I am using my education and skills as an attorney every day to help our clients obtain the benefits they deserve.


Bar Admissions:
* State of Missouri, 2007


Education:
* UMKC School of Law
Kansas City, Missouri
Juris Doctor, May 2007
* University of Missouri Truman School of Public Affairs
Columbia, Missouri
* Master of Public Administration, May 2003
University of Missouri - Columbia
Columbia, Missouri
* Bachelor of Arts, History, 2000


Organizations:
* National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
* Missouri Bar Association

Max W. Blaser

Having grown up in Southwest Missouri, I care deeply for the region and the people in it. At Parmele, I am fortunate enough to not only work with great people, but also to work with deserving and appreciative clients. To me, there is nothing more satisfying than helping someone in need obtain the help that they deserve and are entitled to under the law. As an advocate for clients seeking social security disability benefits, I get to experience that feeling of satisfaction daily.


Bar Admissions:
* State of Missouri, 2011
* State of Oklahoma, 2012


Education:
* University of Tulsa College of Law
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Juris Doctor, 2011
* Missouri State University
Springfield, Missouri
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, 2005


Organizations:
* Missouri Bar Association
* Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association

Ashley C. Baine

I went into law because I have always had an interest in it. One of the things I appreciate most about working at Parmele Law Firm is how the staff listens to our clients and pursues favorable decisions as early as possible without waiting on the Social Security Administration to move. It's not hard to relate to our clients as I recognize that anyone from any walk of life can get injured or become ill and not be able to work. Listening well to my clients and asking the right questions are important ways that I am able to prepare cases and pursue benefits for my clients.


Bar Admissions:
* State of Kansas, 2003
* State of Missouri, 2002
* U.S. District Court of Missouri Western District
* U.S. District Court of Kansas


Education:
* University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
Columbia, Missouri
Juris Doctor, May 2002
* Missouri Southern State College
Joplin, Missouri
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1999


Organizations:
* National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives

James Pavisian

I am blessed with an opportunity to be a voice for hard-working individuals and those with life altering disabilities in a sometimes perplexing and often times hostile process. One of my greatest joys is witnessing a client's euphoria when they finally get their disability. This is why I work as hard as possible to ensure my representation of clients meets the rigorous demands of the dynamic disability system.


Bar Admissions:
* State of Kansas, 2009
* State of Illinois, 2010
* U.S. District Court of Kansas
* U.S. District Court of Illinois
* Court of Appeals for Veteran's Claims


Education:
* Washburn School of Law
Topeka, Kansas
Juris Doctor, May 2009
Dean's Honors
* Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana
English, May 2006


Publications:
* "The Case for Human Ingenuity: How Adderall Has Sullied the Game" 48 Washburn L.J. 175 (2008)


Organizations:
* National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
* Topeka Bar Association
* Treasurer - Young Lawyers Division
* Lawrence Public Transit Advisory Committee

Ghermann T. Magana

Experience and education have instilled a strong sense of social justice in me as well as a heightened sense of responsibility that comes with being an attorney. Practicing disability law is a natural outlet to put my experience and education to use on behalf of a greater good. Guiding clients through the daunting marathon of obtaining disability benefits is rewarding, because I know that I am representing individuals at what is often a low point, helping them on the path to bettering their lives by obtaining the financial benefits they deserve and need.


Bar Admissions:
* State of Missouri, 2011


Education:
* Loyola University of New Orleans College of Law
New Orleans, Louisiana
Juris Doctor, May 2011
* Loyola University of New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy and Political Science, May 2008


Organizations:
* Missouri Bar Association

Jennifer A. Brodersen

I enjoy practicing disability law because in doing so I am able to help individuals navigate through an often difficult process in oder to obtain the benefits they deserve.


Bar Admissions:
* State of Missouri, 2005
* United States District Court Western District of Missouri, 2005


Education:
* University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, Missouri
Juris Doctor, May 2005
* Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 2001
Magna Cum Laude


Organizations:
* Missouri Bar Association
* Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association

Kathleen E. Overton

I enjoy practicing disability law because of the number of people I am able to help. I am able to help clients navigate through a sometimes difficult process in order to obtain benefits that they deserve.

At Parmele Law Firm I am in the unique position of being able to handle a case from intake through an appeal in the United States District Court, if needed. I am able to leave the office every day knowing that I used my law degree to accomplish something worthwhile.


Bar Admissions:
* State of Kansas, 2006
* State of Missouri, 2007


Education:
* University of Oklahoma School of Law
Norman, Oklahoma
Juris Doctor with distinction, May 2006
* Missouri State University
Springfield, Missouri
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2003, Magna cum laude


Organizations:
* National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives

Kelsey J. Greenfield

I chose to practice law at a young age because I have a passion for standing up for those who may not always be able to stand up for themselves. As an attorney for Parmele Law Firm, I have the opportunity to be that voice for my clients every day. I enjoy the ability to help my clients understand and navigate the difficult area of Social Security Disability Law. It is a pleasure working beside individuals as a team every day to help clients gain the benefits for which this program was designed.


Bar Admissions:
* State of Missouri, 2012


Education:
* Oklahoma City University School of Law
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Juris Doctor, December 2011
* University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas
Bachelor of Arts, English, 2008


Organizations:
* Missouri Bar Association

Michael S. Wolter

I have always believed that the practice of law is a service business. Being an attorney at Parmele Law Firm has given me the opportunity to serve people in their time of need. The process of applying for and obtaining Social Security disability can be very confusing and overwhelming. I strive to make that process as simple and straightforward as possible. Helping clients through this process and hopefully relieving at least a small part of their stress has been and continues to be a very rewarding experience!


Bar Admissions:
* State of Missouri, 2012


Education:
* St. Louis University School of Law
St. Louis, Missouri
Juris Doctor, May 2012
* University of Illinois
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences, May 2009
History Major


Organizations:
* National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
* Missouri Bar Association October 2012
* Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
* Wichita Bar Association

Jeffrey S. Ciegel

When a client first comes to our law firm they are facing one of the most difficult times of their life. They are unable to work because of their health and need disability benefits to help make ends meet financially and aid in affording medical care. I enjoy helping a client navigate through a disability process that can be overwhelming and confusing. From the first time I meet with someone, I make sure they understand how Social Security will evaluate a claim, the overall disability process, and the standard it takes to prove disability. I believe a government should be there to help its citizens when they need it the most and strive to make an otherwise daunting task, process, and situation more accessible.


Bar Admissions:
* State of Missouri, 2006


Education:
Valparaiso University School of Law
Valparaiso, Indiana
Juris Doctor, May 2006
* University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, Missouri
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2003


Organizations:
* National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
* Missouri Bar Association
* Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
* Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association

Rachel D. Weinhaus

I have always believed that the privilege of a law license comes with the responsibility to help the community. As a native of the Ozarks, I feel honored to serve my neighbors. Working in social security disability law allows me to assist my clients in attaining the financial assistance that they often desperately need.


Bar Admissions:
* State of Missouri, 2009
* U.S. District Court of Missouri Western District


Education:
* St. Louis University School of Law
St. Louis, Missouri
Juris Doctor, May 2009
Certificate in Healthcare Law
* Missouri State University
Springfield, Missouri
Bachelor of Arts, Antiquities, May 2006


Organizations:
* National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
* Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
* Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys

Nikki D. Evans

I got into social security disability law with Parmele Law Firm because it provides me the opportunity to help our clients successfully navigate what can be a confusing and overwhelming process. I am blessed to leave work each day knowing that I have helped to make someone

Kathleen R. Bly

I am from Springfield, Missouri, where I graduated from Glendale High School and Drury University. In elementary school the banner above the door said, "Be the best you can be." I have esteemed to live by this motto throughout each phase of my life. As an attorney, I strive to do my best to help my clients obtain their disability benefits. While I cannot make a client's impairments go away, I can help him or her receive the financial means to fund medical treatment. Being a good lawyer requires understanding each case and dedication to helping other people. I am honored to be a part of the Parmele team in upholding these values.


Bar Admissions:
* State of Missouri, 2013


Education:
* University of Arkansas School of Law
Fayettville, Arkansas
Juris Doctor, 2012
M. Jeff Starling Jr. Award for Labor and Employment Law
Research Assistant, Dean Emeritus, Robert B. Moberly
Judicial Extern, Honorable M. A. Gunn, Circuit Judge, Fayetteville, Arkansas
* Drury University
Springfield, Missouri
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2009, Summa cum laude

Aaron J. Mansfield

At Parmele Law Firm I have the privilege to help people that are struggling to find their way in a disability process that can be overwhelming and disheartening. It is a pleasure to work with a team that is continuously fighting to ensure that our clients receive the benefits to which they are entitled.


Bar Admissions:
* State of Kansas, 2006
* U.S. District Court of Kansas


Education:
* Washburn University School of Law
Topeka, Kansas
Juris Doctor, May 2006
* University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas
Bachelor of General Studies, Political Science, 2003


Organizations:
* National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
* Kansas Bar Association
* Wichita Bar Association

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