LaPorte Law Firm

Trusted Social Security Disability attorneys since 1982

Helping clients win their cases for over 40 years

LaPorte Law Firm has been representing Social Security Disability claimants in the Bay Area since 1982. Since starting his practice specializing in Social Security Disability claims, Terry LaPorte has successfully represented thousands of disability claimants, with LaPorte Law Firm opening offices in San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Burlingame, Sacramento, and Hawaii.

We are a full-service law firm providing expert legal representation at all stages of the Social Security Disability benefits process. As a local law firm mainly servicing the Bay Area, we are familiar with the administrative judges at the San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland hearing offices, as well as the staff at local Social Security field and hearing offices. In addition, with this being a federal area of law, we also represent clients all over the country.

Who we help

We provide free initial consultations to people who are considering a disability application, have recently had their application rejected, or are waiting for their disability hearing to be scheduled. Depending on each person’s unique situation, we explain the process and discuss the best strategy for pursuing their claim. Once retained, we obtain medical records to document the client’s disability, ensure that Social Security paperwork and appeal deadlines are met, and communicate with the client throughout the disability process. We also prepare our clients for their disability hearings with an Administrative Law Judge and help present their case at hearings.

We are the Disability hearing specialists

Our founding principle is to put the interests of our clients first. As experts in our field, we know that most claims are won at the hearing stage, which is why helping clients prepare for their appearance before an Administrative Law Judge is a key part of our work. This includes:

What we believe in

Empathy, Compassion, and Humility

We always put our clients first. As we know how daunting the disability process can be and understand that our clients are facing hard and uncertain times in their lives, we do everything in our power to make the process as stress-free as possible.

Honesty and Integrity

When we take on a case, we are straightforward about the chances of success — we won’t just tell you what you want to hear. We never overpromise and treat each client with the dignity and respect they deserve.

Respect and Accountability

We never abandon a case, no matter what. If we decide to take on a case, we will remain 100% committed until the final outcome.

Passion and Dedication

Helping people is what we believe in. With over 40 years of expertise and thousands of successful cases, we remain steadfast in our goal of helping people receive the benefits they deserve.

Why we are different

With a track record spanning over 40 years, we are more experienced than anyone else in the industry.

We do not shy away from complex cases. Whether you are a younger person with a disability, have a rare medical condition, a large medical file, or a complicated timeline, we give everyone a fair chance to obtain effective representation.

We spend extra time preparing our clients for their disability hearings, reviewing files, and submitting detailed legal briefs to judges outlining the legal theory of each case.

We have an excellent reputation with the judges in the Bay Area.

Unlike many other firms, we also take on SSI cases.

We truly care about our clients, not just our bottom line.

We take on cases at all stages, from the initial application to the highest level of appeal.

With a track record spanning over 40 years, we are more experienced than anyone else in the industry.

We do not shy away from complex cases. Whether you are a younger person with a disability, have a rare medical condition, a large medical file, or a complicated timeline, we give everyone a fair chance to obtain effective representation.

We spend extra time preparing our clients for their disability hearings, reviewing files, and submitting detailed legal briefs to judges outlining the legal theory of each case.

We have an excellent reputation with the judges in the Bay Area.

Unlike many other firms, we also take on SSI cases.

We truly care about our clients, not just our bottom line.

We take on cases at all stages, from the initial application to the highest level of appeal.

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Tired of going it alone?

Get the assistance you need in three easy steps.

Free consultation call

Book a free 30- to 60-minute consultation call with us so we can assess your situation.

Evaluation by experts

Receive your free case evaluation from our experienced team, who can review your medical history and discuss how Social Security law applies to your situation.

Get started

Begin the onboarding process with LaPorte Law Firm if your case is taken on by the legal team.

The results you deserve

With over 40 years of service, LaPorte Law Firm has won thousands of claims and appeals for our clients.

Terry LaPorte is the best. When I was looking for a referral, every knowledgeable attorney referred me to Terry (and only Terry). He worked hard for me, was an excellent advocate, and I completely trust his judgment. He is a kind and decent man, too. I’m grateful I found him.

Sam H.

If problems arise when dealing with Social Security Disability, calling LaPorte Law Firm is the best thing you can do. Professional, experienced, confident, and reassuring are a few words I’d use when recommending them.

Mitch Boo

I was very down on my luck and got an appointment set up with LaPorte Law Firm. The lawyers were straight shooters. I appreciate them being very generous with their time and preparing me for the worst-case scenario. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone serious about their court case.

Eyez V.

Emeryville, CA

Meet our attorneys

Our team of ethical, professional, and dedicated lawyers are the cornerstone of our success.

Terry LaPorte

Attorney

Kevin LaPorte

Attorney

Kelsey LaPorte

Attorney

Maria Miranda-Hammon

Legal Representative

Award-winning service

Equipped with years of experience and thousands of successful cases, LaPorte Law Firm is the leading disability attorney in the Bay Area, and we have the awards and certifications to prove it.