Chewning Legal, LLC, is one of Wisconsin's most experienced firms in handling Social Security Disability/SSI claims, whether by first-time applicants or applicants who have been turned down and need help appealing.
Attorney Don Chewning has represented hundreds of Social Security disability clients at hearings before Administrative Law Judges in hearings across Wisconsin. He also appeals cases to federal district court when necessary and is admitted to practice in the federal courts of the Eastern District of Wisconsin and the Northern District of Illinois. He has argued cases before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago and has appeared before the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Attorney Chewning dedicates the majority of his practice to representing Social Security Disability claimants. He began his legal career by clerking for Justice Ann Walsh Bradley of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He earned his B.A. (with honors) from the University of Texas and his law degree from Marquette University Law School where he graduated summa cum laude.
He is currently a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Manitowoc Bar Association, and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR). From 2008 to 2010, he served on the Wisconsin State Bar Board of Governors. He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Chewning Legal, LLC
1607 Washington Street
P.O. Box 297
Chewning Legal LLC represents individuals trying to obtain Social Security Disability and SSI benefits.
Attorney Don Chewning and staff help people around Wisconsin at all stages of the disability claim and appeals process. Attorney Chewning represents people trying to obtain disability benefits at the initial application level and on appeal at reconsideration at hearings before an Administrative Law Judge. Even if a judge has denied your claim after a hearing, he can represent you before the Appeals Council or in federal district court. Attorney Chewning handles claims involving mental and/or physical problems that keep you from working. He also offers representation in children's SSI claims.
How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?
After many years of general practice, Attorney Chewning discovered most appreciative clients were the disability claimants for whom he helped obtain some level of financial security and medical coverage through the Social Security disability system. Eventually, he decided to make Social Security disability a focus of his practice. Helping those too sick, injured or in pain to work obtain disability benefits is now how he spends most of his time.
What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others
Attorney Chewning is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives and routinely attend conferences held by that organization. He has given presentations to other lawyers on handling disability cases the disability and give informative speeches to the general public. He has helped hundreds of individuals obtain disability benefits, at all levels of the administrative process and pursues appeals to federal district court where the Social Security Administration has gotten it wrong.
Attorney Don Chewning primarily represents Social Security disability and SSI claimants. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin (B.A. with highest honors) and Marquette University Law School (J.D. summa cum laude), Attorney Chewning began his legal career by clerking for Justice Ann Walsh Bradley of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Attorney Chewning has argued before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Manitowoc County Bar Association and is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives. From 2008-10, he served on the Wisconsin State Bar Board of Governors. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
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