LaPorte Law Firm South Bay Headquarters
Clients in need of a San Jose disability lawyer should visit our San Jose office, located downtown at 125 S. Market Street, Suite 1075, across from the Fairmont Hotel and adjacent to the Tech Museum. Our office is conveniently located near the VTA light rail stations with free bus service connecting to the CalTrain, and many popular bus routes. Our San Jose disability lawyers and certified legal representative include the founder of the firm, Terry LaPorte, Anne LaPorte, and Maria Miranda-Hammon.
Since 1982, San Jose disability lawyer Terry LaPorte has successfully and exclusively represented over 10,000 individuals in obtaining Social Security disability benefits. He has extensive experience with the local Social Security office, hearing office staff and administrative law judges, and has served in many leadership positions in the disability law community. Clients seeking an experienced San Jose disability lawyer will be in good hands with Terry’s proven track record of success. Terry is nationally Board Certified in Social Security Advocacy; and is Board Certified in Social Security Law with the California State Bar Association.
Anne LaPorte received her law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2010; and is admitted to practice law in the State of California. Since Anne joined the firm in 2011, Anne has represented and counseled hundreds of clients through the difficult application and hearing processes. She has successfully represented individuals in their disability hearings and appeals in a thorough, compassionate and caring manner. Anne has participated in numerous Social Security disability law training sessions through the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR).
Maria Miranda-Hammon joined the firm in 1994. Maria handles cases in our San Jose office and has been an Eligible Non-Attorney Representative certified by the Social Security Administration since 2005. Maria, with 20 years of experience handling Social Security disability claims and appeals, has represented more than 2000 clients of the firm in SSDI and SSI initial applications and appeals. Her knowledge and experience is continuously expanded through programs sponsored by local bar associations, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) and the Annual 9th Circuit Conference for experienced Social Security practitioners. With a fully integrated bicultural background, Maria has represented many monolingual Spanish speaker claimants in our San Jose office.
Our familiarity with the local Social Security hearing offices and district offices is an asset to our clients in need of a San Jose disability lawyer. Our experience with local treating doctors and area hospital facilities and clinics helps in the presentation of complex medical evidence to support every claim. We understand the devastating effects that an injury or illness can have on our clients and their families, and how the inability to work can impact our clients’ physical, psychological and financial well-being. That’s why we treat every client with compassion, kindness and respect.
Our San Jose disability office represents clients residing in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, including the cities of Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Campbell, Colma, Cupertino, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Gilroy, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Bruno, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale. Since 1982, the firm has also represented clients throughout the San Francisco Bay area, Northern California and Nevada.
At The LaPorte Law Firm, we understand that the process of applying for disability and Social Security benefits can often be overwhelming and unsuccessful on your own – especially when you’re already hurting physically, psychologically and financially. That’s why we’re here to take care of everything, from your application to your hearing and everything in between.
Kevin LaPorte received his JD from the University of San Francisco Law School where he was also awarded an International and Comparative Law Certificate with Honors. He is admitted to practice law in California. Mr. LaPorte is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR), and has received specialized training in Social Security disability law at national NOSSCR conferences. Before joining the firm, Mr. LaPorte’s practice focused on international criminal law and human rights. He served as Assistant Attorney to the International Civil Parties in the trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders in Cambodia. This trial was conducted as a joint enterprise between the United Nations and the Cambodian government, and involved the drafting of closing statements in the historical trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders, along with conducting fact gathering missions for the crime of genocide. He also worked for the United Nations in The Hague, Netherlands at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which involved the criminal trial of a former General accused of genocide and war crimes. Mr. LaPorte’s experience helping victims of human rights abuses inspired him to help individuals closer to home who are suffering from disabling illnesses and injuries. His background in human rights laws gives him a unique perspective in representing clients whose disabling conditions prevent them from being able to work. His practice focuses on representing clients in Northern California in the Social Security claims and appeals process.
- 125 South Market Street,
San Jose, CA 95113
- Phone: 408-293-8810
Terry LaPorte and his team are the absolute definition of informed compassionate representation. His years of experience and well known ethic works within the system to the benefit of his clientele. A consummate professional with a top notch support staff, it just does not get any better. He can wade through the red tape and convoluted SSI Disability system like a hot knife through butter. I highly recommend the LaPorte Law Firm to anyone needing this type of representation. In my opinion, this is the ONLY choice in this field of practice.
Sandy D. S.
Fred H. B.