People who cannot work because of a physical or mental impairment are entitled to Social Security disability benefits. Social Security disability benefits are an integral part of the social safety net—these benefits protect disabled individuals and their families. We know how important these benefits are. That is why we practice Social Security law and why we are deeply invested in every person that we represent.
What We Can Do For You
We are dedicated advocates for the disabled. Day in and day out, we navigate this complicated area of administrative law. We help disabled people at every stage of the application and appeals process—from initial applications to requests for reconsideration, to administrative hearings and appeals into federal courts.
Our Social Security attorneys only practice Social Security law. We dedicate ourselves to this single area of practice because Social Security law is complex. The Social Security Administration is a nation-wide federal bureaucracy that interacts with thousands of individual claimants daily. The people who decide whether to award you benefits are governed by many sources of law, including federal regulations, federal court precedent, and internal agency policy statements. The people who decide your case must also understand how your medical conditions prevent you from working. We know the law. We understand the medical conditions. We can help you.
We are dedicated to winning benefits for disabled people. We have been doing so for people in Portland metro area for over 25 years.
Applying For Disability
We can help you at any stage in the process of applying for Social Security disability.
If you are denied after your initial application and you are disabled, do not give up your claim. The administrative process does not end with a denial of an initial application. You have 60 days to appeal an initial denial. If you are initially denied, you must request reconsideration to progress through the administrative process. Many people who request reconsideration are denied a second time. If you are denied a second time, then you have 60 days to request a hearing before an administrative law judge. If the judge denies your claim, you can request a review by the Social Security Appeals Council.
After all administrative appeals are exhausted, you may file an action in federal court. Learn more about "Applying for Disability."