The LaPorte Law Firm has decades of experience winning Social Security benefits for our clients because we understand the system and judges who rule on SSDI and SSI claims. We’ve helped clients throughout North and Central California in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and San Mateo counties, as well as the East Bay. Our team understands what it’s like to go through the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income claims processes, so our clients enjoy our compassionate services and the best possible chance at success for their claim.
If you are making an SSDI or SSI claim and live in the East Bay, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, or San Mateo County, LaPorte Law Firm is your best option for winning your claim quickly and without further disruption to your life. All of the claims made in these areas and across North and Central California are ruled on by the same federal courts. And, since LaPorte Law Firm has keen insight into the inner workings of these courts and relationships with the presiding judges, you’ll have expert counsel and high chances for success regardless of where in the area you reside.
Since 1982, Terry LaPorte has helped over 10,000 individuals obtain their Social Security Disability rights in and around San Jose.
His proven track record of success is based on board certifications in Social Security Advocacy and Social Security Law from the California State Bar Association, as well as several leadership positions in the disability law community.
After graduating with a law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law, Anne joined the firm in 2011 and has successfully represented and counseled hundreds of clients through the difficult application and hearing processes.
On a continuous quest to help clients protect their rights more effectively, Anne has participated in numerous disability law training sessions at the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR).
With a bicultural background, Maria Miranda-Hammon has represented over 2,000 SSDI and SSI claimants, including monolingual Spanish speakers, since she joined the firm in 1994. Maria was certified as an Eligible Non-Attorney Representative by the Social Security Administration in 2005 and continues to expand her knowledge 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.
A member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR), with specialized training in Social Security disability law at national NOSSCR conferences, Kevin LaPorte graduated from the University of San Francisco Law School with the International and Comparative Law Certificate with Honors award.
Before joining the firm, he worked for the United Nations in The Hague, Netherlands at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which involved the trial of a former general accused of genocide and war crimes. He also served as Assistant Attorney to the International Civil Parties in the trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders in Cambodia, drafting closing statements and conducting fact gathering missions for the crime of genocide.
“I wanted to say thank you for all your hard work. With this settlement, my shoulder still hurts, but I don't have to worry about my finances. Thank you.”
“Gracias que hay personas como usted que pelean por nosotros los que tenemos necesidad. Usted es bendicion para mi.”
“I could never repay you for the help and care you have given me. But I do want to say thank you. I can never thank you enough.”