Santa Cruz Social Security Disability Lawyers

Maximize your chance for success with expert guidance and legal support from the top disability law specialists in the Bay Area.

Take on the Social Security Disability claims process with the experts on your side.

Faced with the challenges related to losing the ability to work, you may not be in a position to devote countless hours to researching the Social Security Disability claims process and the various steps to be completed in order to win your disability benefits. Successfully claiming your benefits requires diligence, dedication, and meticulous attention to detail, which is why a large number of cases tend to be denied, especially when attempting to navigate the process without legal assistance.

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At LaPorte Law Firm, we know what’s at stake when you attempt to claim your disability benefits. You need a reputable legal advisor by your side who is able to guide you through the claims process and make sure every detail of your case is perfectly represented. Our team of compassionate legal professionals can be that support system for you. As the leading disability law experts in Santa Cruz and the rest of the Bay Area, we have decades of experience successfully helping our clients win the benefits they deserve by leveraging our unmatched expertise and familiarity with local judges, courts, and hospitals. With the right support and guidance, we can help you maximize your chance of success as well.

Conveniently located off Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz, our office has plenty of parking for guests.

LaPorte Law Firm’s Social Security Disability lawyers and experts in Santa Cruz

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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 you need us to help you win your Social Security Disability case in Santa Cruz

Specializing in disability law for over 40 years, LaPorte Law Firm has unmatched expertise when it comes to dealing with the Social Security Administration. In Santa Cruz, your case will fall under the San Jose hearing office, where our team of disability lawyers have a firm foothold and know what needs to be done to maximize your case’s chance for success.

With the leading disability lawyers in the Bay Area handling your case, you will no longer have to worry about figuring out how the complex Social Security system works and whether you’re doing things incorrectly. We will guide you every step of the way, explaining the process and making sure every detail of your case is in order. From helping you with your documentation to preparing you for your hearing in front of a judge, our team will be by your side. By trusting the experts, you will gain peace of mind that your case is being handled by compassionate legal professionals renowned for their commitment to their clients.

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. San Jose Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

CALIFORNIA: Campbell, Gilroy, Mountain View, Redwood City, Salinas, San Jose, San Jose (East), San Jose (South), Santa Cruz, Watsonville

LaPorte Law Firm is your trusted legal partner in Santa Cruz

Our team consists of born-and-raised Bay Area locals with decades of legal experience in the area. We have built strong bonds with our local communities, and remain steadfast in our goal of making a positive impact in any way we can.
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We have sponsored Housing Matters, an organization that creates pathways out of homelessness and into permanent housing for individuals in need in Santa Cruz.

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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 was very down on my luck and got an appointment set up with LaPorte Law Firm. The lawyers were straight shooters. I appreciate them being very generous with their time and preparing me for the worst-case scenario. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone serious about their court case.

Eyez V.

Emeryville, CA

Great lawyers — straightforward and trustworthy for your Social Security needs.

Steve M.

Terry went above and beyond to get my brother approved for his Social Security benefits — jumping through many hoops in what should have been an easy process that was complicated by the unusual circumstances of the case. He fought through red tape and managed to get a successful outcome. His integrity and work ethic are fantastic!

Debbie Klahr

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.

Reach out to us for a free consultation by filling out a few details about your situation so we can evaluate your case and help you decide your next steps.

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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.