Salinas Office

Terry LaPorte: Social Security Attorney Salinas

Terry LaPorte: Social Security Attorney Salinas

The LaPorte Law Firm has represented clients throughout Monterey and San Benito Counties for more than 25 years. Our Salinas office opened in 2000, where Terry LaPorte and Maria Miranda–Hammon serve clients who reside in Monterey and San Benito Counties.

Since 1982, Terry has successfully represented over 10,000 individuals in obtaining Social Security disability benefits. He has extensive experience in dealing 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 Salinas 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.

Maria Miranda-Hammon joined the firm in 1994 as a dedicated Social Security Legal Representative. Maria handles cases in our Salinas 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. Maria is deeply committed to achieving a successful outcome for every client. 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.

Terry LaPorte: Social Security Attorney Salinas

Terry LaPorte: Social Security Attorney Salinas

Maria’s vast litigation support experience and knowledge of computer graphic software is used extensively within the law firm in preparing documentation presentations and conference materials. Maria’s expertise includes the use of electronic filing software. With a fully integrated bicultural background, Maria has represented many monolingual Spanish speaker claimants in our Salinas office.

Terry and Maria’s familiarity with the local Social Security hearing offices and district offices is an asset to our clients in need of a Monterey County or Salinas disability lawyer. Their experience with local treating doctors and area hospital facilities and clinics helps in the presentation of thorough and compelling medical evidence to support every claim. Terry and Maria meet with clients at the Salinas office, located in the historic Empire House at 119 Cayuga Street, with free parking nearby. The Empire House is listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and is considered one of the finest examples of the French Second Empire style in Monterey County.

In addition to serving residents of Salinas, Terry and Maria serve clients throughout Monterey and San Benito Counties, including individuals residing in Aromas, Bradley, Carmel, Castroville, Chualar, Del Rey Oaks, Gonzales, Greenfield, Hollister, Jolon, King City, Lockwood, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, San Ardo, Sand City, San Juan Bautista, San Lucas, Seaside and Soledad, Spreckels and Watsonville.

  • 119 Cayuga St
    Salinas, CA 93901
  • Phone: 831-426-2535


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.

LaPorte Law Firm were very quick to set up an appointment to discuss my case with me. After Maria Miranda Hammon discussed my case with me she was very honest and up front with me about the possible outcome of my case. Her representation of me and my case was very professional at all times. I had a ...Read More

Fred H. B.