If your SSDI or SSI claim has been denied, you know that the SSA will use anything they can to justify withholding your benefits. To ensure the best chance for your claim’s success, you need specific documents and paperwork prepared in the correct way, which is what the LaPorte Law Firm has been doing for clients for over 35 years.
Need help acquiring medical documentation or a new doctor? We do that too. Need to file an appeal? Prepare for a hearing? Litigate your case in federal court? We do it all and more. Our Oakland social security disability attorneys have extensive legal knowledge, experience with the California court system, and respectful compassion, which they will use at every step of the claims process to get you the benefits you deserve with the minimum amount of stress.
Our legal team will help you through every step of the SSDI claims process, from preparing paperwork to collecting medical documents to representing you in front of a judge.
The LaPorte Law Firm’s SSI lawyers in San Francisco are the best in the region, and have helped thousands of clients win their benefits through expert claim organization as well as litigation in federal court. Retain us, and we’ll do whatever it takes to get what you are owed.
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.”