Social Security Disability Lawyers San Jose
The LaPorte Law Firm will ensure your SSDI or SSI claim has the best chance for success and fight for your benefits in appeals court
San Jose disability lawyers with the determination, knowledge, and compassion to get you the benefits you deserve
Battling Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) challenges is demanding, especially when your time and finances are already stretched thin. Let LaPorte Law Firm relieve your burdens and give your claim or appeal the best possible chance for success. Retain us, and we’ll put our extensive experience with San Jose’s Social Security offices, long-standing relationships with local hospitals, and team of experienced, compassionate lawyers to work for your case.
Our San Jose office is conveniently located across from the Fairmont Hotel and adjacent to the Tech Museum, near the VTA light rail stations. A free bus service connects our location to the CalTrain as well as several main bus routes.
What We Can Do for You
Social Security Disability Insurance Claims and Appeals
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.
Supplemental Security Income Claims and Appeals
The LaPorte Law Firm’s SSI lawyers in San Jose are the best in the region, and have helped thousands of clients win their benefits through expert claim preparation as well as litigation in federal court. Retain us, and we’ll do whatever it takes to get what you are owed.
The LaPorte Law Firm’s San Jose Disability Lawyers
Social Security Attorney
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.
Kelsey LaPorte is a zealous advocate for her clients. She is committed to obtaining benefits for her clients as she guides individuals through a time in which they adjust to the effects of their injury or disability on their daily life. Ms. LaPorte has particular experience in appeals work. She has demonstrated success in appeals to both the Social Security Appeal Council as well as federal lawsuits against the Social Security Administration.
Ms. LaPorte is a cum laude graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law. She has experience working in appellate work with the Northern California Innocence Project and the California Public Defenders Office. Ms. LaPorte is committed to public service. She has contributed to the local bay area community, working on expungement petitions at the Santa Clara Public Defender’s office. Ms. LaPorte is a graduate of the Center for Social Justice and Public Service at Santa Clara Law.
Ms. LaPorte is licensed to practice in the State of California and the Northern District federal court.
Social Security Legal Representative
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.
The LaPorte Law Firm stands ready to help get you the Social Security benefits you deserve and secure your future
We’ve helped thousands file successful SSDI and SSI claims and appeals
See what our clients say about our exceptional services
“Don’t have to worry about my finances”“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.”
“Usted es bendicion para mi”“Gracias que hay personas como usted que pelean por nosotros los que tenemos necesidad. Usted es bendicion para mi.”
“I can never thank you enough”“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.”
The LaPorte Law Firm employs the leading disability attorneys in San Jose, and we have the awards and certifications to prove it
Frequently Asked Questions about Social Security Disability benefits
As some of the most experienced social security disability attorneys in San Jose, CA, we have encountered just about everything that deals with Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income (SSDI and SSI respectively). It’s only natural that you might have some questions about the legal process, benefits, and other related topics, so we put together some frequently asked questions about SSDI for your reference.
If you have professional legal representation, you’ll have an easier time and a higher chance of success when claiming social security disability benefits. You don’t have to take our word for it, as there are a number of widely-accepted studies and surveys that back up this claim. Some of these studies found that social security disability attorneys are 2-3 times more likely to win a successful appeal.
There are many factors that come into play here that include the complexity of the case, what kind of evidence has been presented, and much more, but overall this process can last from anywhere between a few months to up to two years.
Unsuccessful claims can be appealed and eventually won, but this prolongs the process further.
SSDI appeals require a lot of meticulously completed paperwork as well as hard evidence. Before even seeking out your attorney, looking up and gathering the relevant documents for each stage of the process saves you time in the long run. When you bring an attorney on board and show them the documents you already have, they’ll be able to advise you further, but this first step should be a solid start to claiming social security disability benefits.
Yes, back pay can make up a part of your settlement. Please note however, that the legal fees for your social security disability attorney are paid out directly from the back pay awarded in a successful settlement.
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