Finally, you want an attorney who is helpful and friendly; that is who we are in this office. Dealing with the Social Security Administration can be stressful, we handle that for you. You want an attorney who will be there for you. When you contact my office, I’ll call you back and you will talk to me directly. We take over all those long forms that Social Security asks you to fill out; you have enough to handle.
If you need help with your SSD or SSI claim (especially one involving a child with a mental disability), call me for a free consultation.
Thirdly, you want an attorney who is knowledgeable about the medical side of Social Security disability. In Social Security, it is our burden to prove that you are disabled. That depends on your medical records, test results, doctors’ opinion forms, and your testimony. I have years of experience helping people to prepare to testify in court. I am more than comfortable reading your medical records. When I was doing laboratory research and teaching in graduate school, I learned about the brain and behavior. My postdoctoral fellowship was at the Institute of Neurological Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.
Different attorneys have different specialties, so you want to find a lawyer whose practice is focused exclusively Social Security Disability. I handle Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cases, for children and for adults, as well as appeals, including to Federal District Court.
Secondly, you want an attorney with experience. I have been practicing law for thirty seven years, since 1987, and have had my own private practice since 1997.
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Besides my J.D. in law, I have a Ph.D. in Biopsychology. My practice is limited to Social Security disability. That means experience and expertise.
Government statistics show that you are much more likely to be awarded Social Security disability benefits when you have an attorney to help you. But how can you know who is the best disability attorney for you?