My first case. . .
Some 35 years ago, an "older" attorney called me on the telephone and told me that he wanted to send a client to me. This client had worked in a local factory for years. She had been a good worker. She had paid into the system. She became too sick to work at the factory or anywhere else. Her private disability insurance carrier through her work had decided that she was disabled. But when she applied for Social Security Disability benefits, her claim had been denied. She had gone through the Social Security administrative appeals and lost. The next step for her was to file a lawsuit against the Social Security Administration in federal court in Indianapolis. This was my first Social Security case. I agreed to help. I filed that lawsuit in federal court and then represented her in her appeal through the court and eventually back to the Social Security administrative process. From that point on, I have been representing disabled workers before the Social Security Administration and the courts.
35 years of lessons learned. . .
One lesson I have learned after having served as the attorney for many disabled person is that without an attorney who knows and understand you and your case, standing by your side, the appeals process can seem large, impersonal, complex and, at times, a little frightening. Some have called the Social Security appeal process the largest court system in America. Because of my experience in the courtrooms of this state and my years of experience in interacting with the folks at the Social Security Administration, I am comfortable and familiar with the process and the hearings.
Handling your case. Personally. . .
While I do not accept all cases, the ones that I do take I handle those cases. Personally. I interview my clients myself. I review each medical record before the hearing. I write a brief (a sort of road map) in each case, so that the Administrative Law Judge can better understand your case. After a favorable decision, I have an after case follow through to answer any questions my client may have.
I have never met a person who asked to become disabled. When good people find themselves unable to work, to support their families and to pay their bills as they once did, they sometimes feel as if their whole world is closing in on them. I understand that. That is why for the last 35 years, I have continued to fight on behalf of disabled workers to help them get the benefits they deserve and paid for.
Contact my office for a free initial consultation about your Social Security case by calling me toll free at 800-296-2290 or sending an e-mail through this web site.
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