Law Offices of Annette Rutkowski

Firm Overview

Main Office
Main Office
450 East 96th St, Suite 500
Indianapolis  IN  46240
  • (317) 818-6003
Indianapolis Disability Attorney
As a woman lawyer who owns her own firm, I believe I bring nurturing and caregiving skills to my cases. I grew up in a family of nursing professionals and spent much of my formative years volunteering in facilities with physically and congnitively impaired adults. I know that when a person becomes physically or mentally impaired and can no longer work, it impacts the entire family, No one wants to have to apply for disability, I know this. If you need to talk to someone about whether you or your loved one should be filing for disability, or have a claim in the process where you just have questions, call me. I can help.

I have successfully represented Social Security and Veteran's Disabililty claimants starting withs initial filing, through administrative appeals and advanced appeals in the Federal Courts. I don't give up, I have done 1000'²s of hearings and am keenly aware that judges are not swayed by attorney advertising bluster. Cases are won by careful preparation, and effectively arguing the application of the law based upon the fine details of the evidence. Preparation of cases must be attorney driven and not staff driven. I believe in the practice of law as an honorable profession, and not just another legal service business. I am a leader in the disability legal community, teaching and speaking both locally and nationally. I routinely accept referrals of advanced level Appeals Council and Federal Court claims from other firms.

Annette Rutkowski

Juris Doctorate: Indiana University School of Law- Indianapolis
B.A. in Public Justice: State University of New York College at Oswego

Indiana Bar Association
Indianapolis Bar Association
National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
National Organization of Veterans Advocates
National Association of Women Lawyers
American Bar Association Commission on Disability Rights
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
National Disability Lawyers Network
State University of New York SUNY Oswego
Social Security Practitioners
Social Security Disability

Honors and Awards:
Accreditation as Veterans Attorney by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Speaker, Indiana University Law School Disability Practice Clinic
Speaker, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation, Social Security Practice

Speaker Credits:
07/2012 ICLEF Video Hearings
04/2012 National Business Institute- Social Security Bootcamp
11/2011 NOSSCR Conference, San Antonio, Preparation for Video Conference Hearings

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