Social Security Attorney Oakland
Terry LaPorte serves our clients in need of an Oakland disability lawyer. Our Oakland office is conveniently located downtown, at 436 14th Street, Suite 1413.
Since 1983, Terry has successfully represented over 10,000 individuals in obtaining Social Security disability benefits. He has extensive experience in dealing with the local Oakland Social Security office, hearing office staff and administrative law judges, and has served in many leadership positions in the disability law community. If you are looking for an experienced Oakland disability lawyer, you 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.Terry has also received numerous awards for his commitment to individuals with disabilities and others in need in our community. He was bestowed the prestigious 2013 “Client Distinction Award” by Martindale-Hubbell and Lawyers.com. He has been named as a “Super Lawyer”. Terry was the 2011 Recipient of the Santa Clara County Bar Association Pro Bono Services Award. Terry was the recipient of the Philip J. Berelson Award for Generous Philanthropy in 2004, bestowed by the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society honored him as the Chapter Programs Partner of the Year and he has been named the Social Security Attorney of the Year. Terry’s dedication to the disabled has been acknowledged by the California State Assembly.
If you are in need of an Oakland disability lawyer, look no further. As head of the firm and with over 30 years of experience representing Social Security disability claimants, Terry understands the devastating effects that an injury or illness can have on his clients and their families. He understands how loss of the ability to work can impact a client’s physical, psychological and financial well-being. That’s why every client is treated with compassion, kindness and respect.
Our Oakland office also serves clients throughout Alameda, San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo Counties and the towns of Berkeley, Concord, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, Union City, San Francisco, San Rafael, Novato, Mill Valley, San Anselmo, Larkspur, South San Francisco, San Bruno, Pacifica, Half Moon Bay, Burlingame, San Mateo, San Bruno, Brisbane, Daly City, Redwood City, Belmont, Walnut Creek and San Carlos. Call our Oakland office for a free evaluation to see if you qualify for benefits.
Disability Lawyer Oakland
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).
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.
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 ...Read More
Sandy D. S.
I had the absolute pleasure to work with Terry LaPorte. He was professional, understanding, efficient and put my needs first. I would highly recommend him to anyone. I have never met a better lawyer or a better man.
A Social Security client