Losing the ability to work is trying enough without having to fight the government for the benefits you deserve, but this is the reality for many Americans. That’s why the LaPorte Law Firm has been dedicated to helping people just like you file successful SSDI and SSI claims as well as win appeals in court for over 35 years. Trust your claim to us, and we promise to go the extra mile to get you the benefits that will help turn your life back around.
Our Social Security specialists are the most trusted disability attorneys in Santa Cruz because not only are we caring and compassionate, but we also have intimate knowledge of the court system and presiding judges in the Bay Area and Central California. The LaPorte Law Firm is also well-versed in local medical networks, so if you need certain medical documents or a new doctor, we’ll ensure you find the right practice for your needs. You won’t find social security lawyers in Santa Cruz that care more about your claim or know more about the legal processes than the LaPorte Law Firm.
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 Santa Cruz 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.”