Social Security Disability Lawyers Santa Cruz

Filing an SSDI or SSI claim or appeal? Retain the LaPorte Law Firm and ensure you get the benefits you deserve

If you’re fighting to get your Social Security benefits, you don’t have to go it alone

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.

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 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.

The LaPorte Law Firm’s Santa Cruz Lawyers

Terry LaPorte
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.

Maria Miranda-Hammon
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.

Kevin LaPorte
Disability Lawyer

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

The LaPorte Law Firm employs the leading disability attorneys in Santa Cruz, and we have the awards and certifications to prove it

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