Santa Cruz Office

Terry LaPorte: Social Security Attorney  Santa Cruz

Terry LaPorte: Social Security Attorney
Santa Cruz

Terry LaPorte serves our clients in need of a Santa Cruz disability lawyer. Our Santa Cruz office is conveniently located near downtown, at 911 Center Street, with ample free parking.

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 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 Santa Cruz 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 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 a Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz office also serves clients throughout Santa Cruz Counties and the towns of Scotts Valley, Felton, Ben Lomond, Boulder Creek, Soquel, Capitola, Aptos, Watsonville, Freedom, Corralitos, Davenport and Bonny Doon. Call our Santa Cruz office for a free evaluation to see if you qualify for benefits.

  • 911 Center Street,
    Suite A

    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  • 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.

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