San Francisco Disability Lawyers

If you are faced with a long-term disability, the disability insurance experts at LaPorte Law Firm can help you navigate the complex Social Security system and guide you toward success.

Rely on the top San Francisco disability lawyers to help you win your Social Security Disability case.

With over 40 years of experience representing Social Security Disability claimants, our disability lawyers understand the devastating effects that an injury or illness can have on you and your family. When it comes to the claims process in San Francisco, there are several factors that come into play, and we know what it takes to obtain a successful disability claim.

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In a city with a high cost of living, most people cannot afford being unable to work due to a long-term disability. Taking on the Social Security system often feels like a daunting task. However, at LaPorte Law Firm, we focus on opportunities as opposed to challenges. We know that done correctly, your disability claim has a good chance of being successful. Notably, the San Francisco hearing office has a 50% approval rate, which is 4% higher than the California average and 6% higher than the national average, so a claim for disability benefits filed in the San Francisco area has an advantage. The judges in San Francisco hold fair hearings, consider your medical evidence, understand the SSA regulations, and ask thoughtful questions to elicit important testimony.

Give your Social Security Disability claim the absolute best chance for success by being represented by our seasoned disability lawyers. With our excellent legal advice and insight into the local legal system and judges, you’ll soon be on your way to receiving the disability benefits you deserve. Our San Francisco office is conveniently located downtown at One Sansome Street, easily accessible by BART, Muni, and other public transportation.

Our Social Security Disability Lawyers and Experts in San Francisco

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Terry LaPorte

Since receiving his JD from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1979, Terry LaPorte has dedicated his legal career to representing individuals in Social Security Disability claims and appeals. In 1982, he established LaPorte Law Firm in Northern California, specializing in Social Security Disability law. For over 40 years, Terry and the LaPorte Law Firm team have successfully represented thousands of clients in California and the Western States.

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Kevin LaPorte

Kevin LaPorte received his JD from the University of San Francisco Law School where he was also awarded an International and Comparative Law Certificate with Honors. He is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, where he has received specialized training in Social Security Disability Law.

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Kelsey LaPorte

Kelsey LaPorte is a zealous advocate for her clients, committed to helping them obtain the benefits they deserve while guiding them through a time in which they adjust to the effects of their disability on their daily life. With specialized expertise in appeals, she has demonstrated success in appeals to both the Social Security Appeal Council as well as federal lawsuits against the Social Security Administration.

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Maria Miranda-Hammon

Maria Miranda-Hammon has decades of experience as a Legal Specialist, representing clients since 1994. She is an experienced and dedicated Social Security legal representative who is deeply committed to achieving a successful outcome for every client. Maria specializes in the representation of claimants with SSI and SSA disability claims and appeals at Social Security hearing offices and district offices.

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Why choose LaPorte Law Firm to represent you in your San Francisco disability case

We specialize in disability law and are known for winning Social Security Disability benefits for our clients in the Bay Area for several years. When it comes to experience and knowledge of the Social Security system, our record is unmatched.

Trusting us with your disability claim means you gain a compassionate legal partner who will guide you through the entire process, ensuring application deadlines are met, medical records are in order, and you are prepared for your hearing. You may think that applying for disability benefits is too challenging or that you don’t have a good enough case, but on many occasions, this is not true. In fact, we know you are in a city with comparatively good healthcare, fair judges, and a higher than average chance of winning your case — all you need is the guidance of a disability attorney familiar with the process to make sure no errors creep in. With our 40-year record of success, you can rest easy knowing your case is in the safe hands of the leading disability attorneys in San Francisco.

We can help you get the benefits you deserve.

SSDI Applications and Appeals

SSI Appeals

If you are unsure of which hearing office your case will get assigned to, use this hearing office locator from the Social Security website. The San Francisco hearing office services the following SSA field offices: Bakersfield, Bakersfield-East Hills, Burlingame, Chinatown, Daly City, Delano, Mission, Parkside, San Francisco (Downtown), San Mateo, and Western Addition.

LaPorte Law Firm is your trusted legal partner in San Francisco

Our legal team comprises born-and-raised Bay Area locals, including Kevin LaPorte, a San Francisco resident who studied law at San Francisco University and is actively involved in the local community. Throughout the years, we have built strong connections with our communities and we enjoy giving back and contributing to positive change as much as we can.

These are a few of our noteworthy activities in San Francisco

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San Francisco Lawyer Referral Service

We have been listed on the San Francisco Lawyer Referral Service, which connects clients in need of legal assistance with qualified and reputable lawyers.

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Pro Bono Work

We offer pro bono consultations to the Silicon Valley Law Foundation and the San Francisco AIDS Society.

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The results you deserve

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

I have been wanting to personally thank your team, and Terry especially, for the hard work and help with my disability claim. I also got valuable suggestions from Terry about options to stay on disability while attending college. It has worked out really well and I have just finished my first semester back in school.

Greg Whitson

Terry is the guy to go to for SSDI! He is very thorough, kind, and efficient. He really knows how to get things done! I was approved within months, when it usually takes years.

Christina Loza

My spouse was entering into the scary world of disability and we needed guidance. Kevin LaPorte and Sylvia Marichalar were patient, understanding, and helped us through the red tape of Social Security the first time around when most are denied. No stress, no fuss, just straightforward professionals with a heart.

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100% Free, No-Obligation 30-Minute Consultation Call to Assess your Situation

Attempting to navigate the Social Security Disability claims process on your own can be overwhelming. However, you don’t have to go through this complicated process alone. The Social Security Disability law experts at LaPorte Law Firm are here to help you obtain your hard-earned benefits.

When we take on your case, we’ll be with you every step of the way until the final result. Best of all, we work on a contingency basis, meaning we only get paid once you win your case.

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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.