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About Me

I love what I do.  What I do is help people who are hurting, who can no longer work, who need social security/SSI disability benefits.


Practice Areas


  1. Social Security: 100%
    15 years, 1 thousand cases



Hourly ($150-175/hour), Contingent (25%)

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Stephen D Aarons

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Abbott served admirably on a difficult trial with me involving the shooting death of a state patrolman. Because the defendant was convicted of lesser charges and not first degree murder, he was spared the death penalty.


    Stephen Aarons Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

30 Boltwood Walk Po Box 2368
Amherst, MA, 01004

P.O. Box 2368
Amherst, MA, 01004




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2006 Member of the YearNational Association of Disability Representatives2006
DNA-Legal Services Attorney Who Kicked Butt AwardDNA People's Legal Services, Inc.2001
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney & AdvocateJonathan A. Abbott, Attorney & Advocate2005 - Present
Attorney & AdvocateJonathan A. Abbott, Attorney & Advocate2002 - 2005
AttorneyDNA-People's Legal Services1998 - 2002
Ass't Attorney GeneralColorado Attorney General's Office1991 - 1994
Assistant Appellate DefenderN. M. Public Defender1985 - 1988
AttorneyTrudel, Bartlett, Barry, Filler & Wilson1978 - 1984
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
National Association of Disability Representativesmember2004 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representativessustaining member2001 - Present
New Mexico State Bar Associationmember1984 - Present
Franklin County Bar Associationmember1979 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. Cloyd N. HallSuccessful defense in death penalty case
N.B v. Commissioner of Social SecurityObtained $178,000 past due benefits
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Publication NameTitleDate
Municipal Law Newsletter (Mass. Atty Gen)editor - many articles1997
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawlawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Williams CollegeAmerican CivilizationB.A. cum laude with Honors1975
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
NOSSCR Social Security Law Spring ConferenceRepresentation Prior to Hearings from A to Z2008
NADR Annual Social Security Law conferenceEffective Writing2008
Social Security Disability & Special Needssocial security basics2007
NADR Annual Conference 2005Writing for Social Security2005
DNA-People's Legal Services Advocacay ConfAdvocating for Claimants2003