- present a clear and concise “theory of disability” and
- ask the judge for a specific beginning date for your disability along with a finding of on-going disability (unless we decide to ask for a closed period of disability)
Social Security hearings are no place to present “wishy-washy” arguments. Disability judges are busy and they expect attorneys to be prepared and all of available evidence submitted.
While I cannot guarantee that your case will be approved, I can promise you that we will present your case forefully, respectfully and completely and that you will feel satisfied with your day in court.
If you hire me, you will also know me personally what to expect prior to your court date. Every time I go to a hearing office I see other lawyers frantically searching for their clients, who they have never met before personally. I can’t imagine that those clients feel much confidence in a lawyer who they have never before met or spoken with.
In every case I handle, I will schedule a pre-hearing conference in my office with you at least a week prior to your hearing. During this pre-hearing meeting, we will discuss everything from what to wear to what the hearing room looks like to how to answer specific questions.
Social Security disability is not an area of the law that works well for general practitioners or lawyers who dabble by taking a few cases a year. Social Security disability is the largest area of my practice and most of my day is dedicated to this practice area. I teach Social Security law to other lawyers in continuing legal education classes and online at Solo Practice University. I also get called frequently to serve as local counsel by out of state lawyers who can’t come to Atlanta (and I schedule pre-hearing conferences with those clients as well).
I publish a well known blog called ssdAnswers.com and I host a podcast called ssdRadio.com. You can also visit my YouTube channel by clicking on the link. I also publish another web site called GeorgiaSocialSecurityDisabilityAttorney.com that contains dozens of case studies – reports about cases I have tried over the years.
Finally, if you’d like to see what some of my former clients have to say about me, please visit my AVVO profile.