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Posted by AJ, a Social Security client, Flag
I was injured in an automobile accident while on the job. I lost everything as a result of this accident and now live in constant pain. My whole life changed and I lost everything. Mr. Donaldson handled my Social Disability claim. I had spent a long time in the system and was starting to become more angry and depressed as time went on. I had many obstacles to overcome, the biggest one being my age. At forty obtaining disability was a challenge, though medically I was severely restricted on what I could do, and my condition was getting worse. Every step of the way, Mr. Donaldson was with me. He always treated me with respect and as a person. I asked humbled questions, and got sincere and honest answers. Mr. Donaldson made me feel like I was not alone in this battle. He explained everything, he told it to me truthfully, and looked at things from my point of view. I was awarded my benefits and now feel some vindication. I was injured through no fault of my own, and now I finally have some kind of closure for my five year struggle. I truly believe that if I had not had Mr. Donaldson as my attorney for this matter, I would not have been awarded my benefits. I believe that there would not have been another attorney that would have taken care of my situation with such genuine concern and care. Mr. Donaldson advice and guidance helped me to make the right decisions and provided me with options and alternatives. In my eyes, he performed a miracle and gave me what I needed to move on with my life. I will forever be grateful. I would highly recommended Mr. Donaldson for any one who is going though what I went through. The system will defeat you, but Mr. Donaldson is there to help you overcome the many obstacles you face.
Posted by Jeannine, a Social Security client, Flag
I was in an auto accident in June of 2011. Due to my injuries I was and am still unable to work. I have heard horror stories about applying for social security and decided that I needed an attorney. I hired Mr. Donaldson as soon as I filed. Upon calling his office I had an appointment within a week or so. At my appointment I met with Mr. Donaldson not an assistant or legal assistant. In fact every time that I had an appointment I met with Mr. Donaldson. He explained everything to me in detail from the first appointment and every time that I talked to him. At the first meeting he made sure that I had the office number and his cell number. He was sure to let me know that he was always available at anytime. I did have to go through the process of applying and being denied, then waiting for a hearing date. This can be a very hard and frustrating time. You can not work and have no income and if you have medicaid it is usually share of cost and who can afford that. But through the waiting and frustration Mr. Donaldson was there to answer every call and every question that I had. He made me feel like there was always a light at the end of the tunnel. Today I had my hearing and won my case. I know that there will still be physical pain and challenges but at least there is a little financial relief and medical insurance. If you find yourself injured and need an attorney for social security I would highly recommend Mr. Donaldson. He is professional and makes sure that he has all of his bases covered at all times but at the same time makes you feel like you have a friend who is fighting for you. I always felt like he really cared about me and my well being. I can not say enough about how much he helped me through a process that I never could have done with out him. Thank you for everything.
Posted by Lois, a Social Security client, Flag
Matthew is an effective,compassionate, and dedicated professional at his craft. After two denials for an appropriate disability claim; I turned to Matthew for my appeal and so happy I did. He is compassionate towards those who have worked all their life and have fallen ill in need of help. This is the man to get the work done that's necessary. He is a pleasure to work with,as well as, efficient in my file preparation and communicating to necessary agents. I am so thankful for all his accomplished for me and my family. Thank you, Matthew from the bottom of my heart! You are the best!
Posted by Barbara, a Social Security client, Flag
I had the pleasure of meeting Matthew Mayne Donaldson when I was at the point of feeling defeated, alone and as if I did not have a legal leg to stand on to present my appeal to the SSD court. I had already been turned down for representation by three attorneys. Upon speaking with Matt Donaldson about the details of my case, he showed interest, compassion and he was forthright, advising me in all the necessary steps we needed to take to present my case. Matt Donaldson’s very thorough, detailed and patient manner in presenting my information to the Judge, proved his commitment to me as his client, his services reign supreme! This is a very emotional process and this caring gentleman turned the tables as my legal advisor and I am grateful to have him as my lawyer. I appreciate the help and information Yvonne Burkee has always provided at each meeting and phone contact. I can’t say enough about this team of professionals with big hearts, who completely understand the plight of those requiring reliable legal representation. Thank you for keeping the faith in my case and all of your hard work towards a “fully favorable decision.”
Posted by a Social Security client, Flag
Matthew Donaldson is a wonderful atty. who explained everything in the process of my disability case for over 2 yrs! Debra, his assistant was equally wonderful to deal with! They would always clarify any questions I had. Always made me feel comfortable, and at ease by telling me what to expect, instead of "wondering". Very professional!! I highly recommend Atty. Donaldson!!
Posted by Sherry and Jim, a Social Security client, Flag
I don't know what my life would be like now, if it were not for Matt Donaldson. If not for his compassion, commitment, empathy and dedication to, not just my case, but to me as an individual person with my own unique medical issues. Though my disability is far from typical and not listed neatly in the Federal guidelines book, he never waivered. Most of all he gave me strength when I had none left and after being denied twice, Matthew Donaldson continued to fight my fight for me and WON!!
Not even two years later, my Husband began a fight of his own, when cancer nearly killed him three times. Unable to work due to surgery, chemotherapy and deadly infections, we turned to the only one we trusted to help. My husband (like myself) was denied twice, but Matt came through for us again.
If not for Matthew, we would definitely be homeless and uninsured. We are forever grateful.
Posted by Jolanta, a Social Security client, Flag
My attorney, Matthew Mayne Donalson held my hand through the social security process and gave me CPR, courtesy, professionalism and respect. Thank you so much! I give him a five star rating!
Posted by Pam, Flag
I hired Mr. Donaldson to help me with my disability case. From the very beginning he was helpful, knowledgeable, and professional. There aren't enough adjectives in the english language to describe him.
I actually felt like I had a chance to win and I did. Like everything else it took some time but he talked me off the ledge on numerous occasions.
He gave me his mobile phone number and I used it, never expecting him to actually pick it up but he
does. If you can hire him do it. He is just that good. I went to another place first and the difference was night and day. His assistant Debra is also very helpful and respectful. I wish he did other types of law because I would use him for everything!
Posted by a client, Flag
I could not have found a better lawyer he was always polite understanding let me know what was going on with my case very professional yet easy to talk to he always made sure I understood what was going on with my case... I cannot say enough great things about this man if your looking to hire a lawyer you wont go wrong in choosing this one I am very satisfied with the way he handled my case....great job very great lawyer
Posted by Colin, a Social Security client, Flag
matt made me feel like a friend and that he cared. he makes you feel compfortable in the court room. he had all my information in order and asked me all the right questions. my benefits were denied and matthew took away my stress and won my case. he is my best friend and the best lawyer i had.
Posted by Sharon, a Social Security client, Flag
This man went above and beyond for me,my case went on for 4 years. He always called me back and his admin Deb always kept me informed of what was going on and what to do. Very caring people in his office. We had to go all the way to review board and he kept fighting for me, he never gave up and we won my case. I would recomend this man to everybody who needs help. He helps and cares for the people and there situation. If you need help, this is the man I would go to, for it. I am very thankful there are people like him left in the world that care. I would give 5 stars .
Posted by Lisa, a Social Security client, Flag
Over the course of 5 years I have tried everything to get my son the help he needed without any luck. You can't imagine the stress and toll it took on me everyday along with having to deal with the passing of my husband. Then a little over 2 years ago, we met Matt who changed our lives forever. From that very first meeting , I felt like someone truly cared, which made me feel very comfortable. Matt was very honest and upfront always. He sat with me and went over every detail of my sons case. He has always shown compassion and kindness towards my family and our situation. His professionalism and knowledge made it real easy for me to be able to step back from the situation and let him take control. He knew I needed a break, some time to grieve. It was then I knew I can trust someone other than myself with my child's life. If ever I had any questions or concerns, I knew I could call Matt and he would have the answers. he made sure that whenever there were changes with my sons case that everything was updated immediately and any documents were always sent out in a timely matter. I NEVER had to go out of my way because Matt always made sure that it was taken care of. With that being said, I must say that behind every good lawyer is even a better personal secretary and that would be Debra Haines. She is a wonderful, kind, compassionate woman who has helped tremendously. I spoke with her very often, providing her with very important updates of my sons health and I trusted that she would update Matt promptly. Whenever I received any letters and was confused on what it meant or what to do, I knew I could call Debra and she would take the time to explain it all to me. She was always very helpful and kind. She never once made me feel like I was bothering her. I can go on forever about the wonderful experiences with Matthew Donaldson and the entire staff, but if you need a lawyer, I suggest you go and see for yourself! Ps in case I didn't mention it, we recently WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Patrick, a Social Security client, Flag
Matt won my disability case as promised
He is a real pro and a beautiful human being
Thank you Matt and may the good Lord Bless You
Posted by a Social Security client, Flag
I have already recommended Mr. Donaldson to a friend of mine. He did all the work and kept me informed. I was looking for a lawyer and when his name came up I called him. He talked with me and did not rush through my questions. He answered all of them. When we went to court he prepared me for what to expect and to reassure me that things will go the way we want. We won our case, and YES, I would use him again if I had to. He works fast to get results.
Posted by Amy, a Social Security client, Flag
I was nervous and uncertain at first. Mr. Donaldson made certain that I understood everything about the process we were going through and saw it to the end. He was and is...very kind and considerate. I couldn't have chosen anyone better to represent me. I highly recommend, Mr. Donaldson.
Posted by Janette, a Social Security client, Flag
Excellent Attorney...Matthew straightened out the last denial on my social security disability case, and my case was scheduled for the hearing. I think he did an excellant job of prepareing and representing my case. I was comfortable that he understood my case by the way he explained everything and handled the hearing. Now I will be able to afford my medicine and Dr. visits. Thank-you Matthew! I highly recommend him to handle and represent anybody in court and I would definately request Matthew again in the future.
Posted by George, a Social Security client, Flag
Mr. Donaldson represented me in my Social Security Disability Case. From time to time, the government made me feel like I was wasting my time, with the way they drag out things, but Mr. Donaldson reassured me that everything was going to turn out fine. He was there every step of the way from start to completion, and just like he said everything did turn out just fine. He accompanied me to a final hearing and if not for his expertise , I do not know how things would have turned out. I would recommend him to anyone who needs help with representation, especially with disability cases.
Posted by Barbara, a Social Security client, Flag
within 6month I had my SS Disa. approved and Matthew Donaldson and his Secty Deb took such good care of me in my time of need. Always took my phone call, informed me of all medical treatments I needed, and b/c of a head injury knew my problem from the start. Mr Donaldson knew what my head injury was called and sent me to the correct doctors to help me.
Posted by James, Flag
He was very thorough in preparing for my case and told me what to expect so there would be no surprises. He treated me and my wife with respect and professionalism. I had been fighting with disability for three years and was at the end of my rope when I found him and from the beginning he had me believing we would win and he never let me down. All I can say if I ever need a lawyer again I'm going to him.
Posted by Stephen, a Social Security client, Flag
He filed a ss.disability case for me. He was very professional,extremely knowledgable very personable. I would recommend him to anyone. He really cares about you, he spends a lot of time explaining things and listening to you, we were very happy with him. He did everything he said he would do to win my case. I can't say enough about about Mr.Donaldson. Excellent Lawyer!
Posted by Linda, a Social Security client, Flag
I don't even know if I won my case yet, but I would recommend Mr. Matthew Donaldson. He is a caring indivdual and will put forth 100% effort to help you. I never felt uncomfortable in his presence. His staff is friendly and the office enviroment is cozy. He is trustworthy, competent and I felt I could put my trust in his efforts to help me.My rating is excellent and I would recommend him and his office staff highly.
Posted by frank, a Social Security client, Flag
MR DONALDSON in my opinon is the best disabilty lawyer right now. MR DONALDSON and his paralegal YVONNE BURKEE did a fantastic job for me. MR DONALDSWON won my disabilty case for me and my family and also changed our lives forever. We tryied for 5yrs and he finally got us what we were trying so hard to get before. He left no stone unturned . He made sure we had every medical report we needed. MR DONALDSON also went over every aspect of the hearing that he could think of and made sure i understood everything about the pending hearing . Finally i could not ask for a better lawyer and a better paralegal . i will pass his name on to anyone who asks for a lawyer in the future.
Posted by Gabriele, a Social Security client, Flag
Forthright and Detailed are the two first words that come to mind when asked about Matt Donaldson. With a clear outline of how to proceed, no surprises along the way and without judgement, our case was handled very professionally and went very smoothly. Always available by phone, we only have positive things to say about Matt Donaldson and his staff. Would highly recommend.
Posted by a Social Security client, Flag
Mr. Donaldson was an amazing lawyer always had time to help with a problem, review my case status and assure me he would do everything in his power to win. His opening statement was so great we didn't have to fight anything in court and i knew that day i was approved from Social Security and we were able to continue with life. I can not say enough good things about Mr. Donaldson and he handeled my case:)
Posted by Wendy, a Social Security client, Flag
Matt always had time to help with a problem, review my case status and to offer up a smile. Both he and his assistant have a tremendous case load, yet never hurried me along. They quickly got us an award from Social Security and we were able to continue with life. I can not say enough good things about Matt. I would trust him with anything.
Posted by Jennifer, a Social Security client, Flag
My son is 6yrsvold with ADHD bolor and we been fighting social security for a few yrs and been denied by another attorney I then found Matthew Donaldson and he won my sons ssi case in 2 months I highly recommend mr Donaldson to any one ... He is very pleasent and very responsive and he will win your child's case ...
Posted by michelle, a Social Security client, Flag
He's has been great to work with he answer all my questions and stay on top of everything for my case.
Posted by troy, a Social Security client, Flag
matthew donaldson not just a lawyer but a friend he was with me all the way thu my case 2 half years on my case will recommend to anybody number 1 in my book ty matt
Posted by Janet, a Social Security client, Flag
I am not the type of person who writes reviews but I wanted to share the great experience of having Mr. Donaldson as my lawyer. Having to apply for Social Security Disability is a daunting task. Mr. Donaldson was professional, knowledgeable, prepared, ethical and helpful. He was accessible and easy to talk with. I never felt that I was just another “client”. He was confident without being arrogant and well prepared while in the courtroom. I strongly recommend Mr. Donaldson to others without any hesitation.
Posted by Earl, a Social Security client, Flag
Atty Donaldson has worked with me for over 2 years on a SSD case. Atty Donaldson is a true professional and has his clients best interest at heart. Atty. Donaldson's staff are very helpful and attentive. As you may tell by my first sentence in this review that my wording was to point out that atty. Donaldson's clients are made to feel like a part of a team. Atty Donaldson and his staff go above and beyond to insure that his clients are well informed about every step in the process of your legal matters. I would highly recommend atty Donaldson and his staff for any of your legal needs.
Posted by Tereasa, a Social Security client, Flag
I would recommend this lawyer to anyone I know that needs one he helped me alot and I appreciate it.....he did in 1 yr if not less what my other lawyer couldnt do they are all very nice in the office and help with any questions you have.........very happy for having him for my lawyer
Posted by Cheryl, a Social Security client, Flag
Mr. Donaldson was professional, kind, and answered all of my many questions. I felt like he listened, understood and cared. I have recommended him to several people.
Posted by chrissy, a Social Security client, Flag
Matthew Donaldson and his team prepared and submittted my ssd claim about 3 months ago and the outcome was a success.During this process the were avalible any time i called or just stopped by there office.Matthew was a very caring person and was very easy to talk to and just didnt seem like another lawyer.I was very impressed how fast the outcome was and how they made it easy for me during a bad time in my life.I would recommend him to anyone and i will always consider him my lawyer.
Posted by Roy, a Social Security client, Flag
I first met Matt Donaldson at the very beginning of my case, he was extremely sympathetic to my cause and assured me that with his help we would be triumphant at the time we goto court. Progress with the case is slow because of SSI and Doctor's sending back information, but Matt's team was prompt with responses and expedited whatever they could. I was always confident that Matt would bring me to victory. I can literally say that his expertise has saved me and my family from financial ruin. I would highly recommend Matt Donaldson as an attorney. For the rest of my life Matt I will always think of you. Thank you.
Posted by Michelle, a Social Security client, Flag
I hired Matthew for my disability case about one yr ago. At the time I was very doubtful and had no hope as I was already denied several times. As time went by I started to feel more hopeful and realized I had finally had someone who was on my side. I am a younger client of his and had alot of things going against me in my case. When I needed to talk to him he was only a phone call away, it was nice to feel as if I had not only a lawyer with his professional abilities on my side but a friend also. I highly recommend Matthew, He is definitely someone who you would want to walk this journey with then without.
Posted by David, a Social Security client, Flag
I hired Matthew Donaldson to represent me after firing my previous lawyer. The previous lawyer never called me. They never had information when I would call them. I kept them informed instead of the other way around. The previous lawyer didn't even know that I had been turned down for disability until I informed him. That is when I decided to find another lawyer.
Matthew Donaldson was good from the start. He gave me a huge folder full of questions and answers to most SS questions. There was even a cd explaining the entire process of claiming SS and what to expect. I was kept well informed as to where I stood in the process. When I would call, Debra Haines, Matts secretary, was always was polite and and had the answers that I sought. Most of all, Matthew Donaldson got me the award from SS. I would highly recommend Mr. Matthew Donaldson for any one seeking an attorney.
Posted by Barbara, a Social Security client, Flag
I engaged Matthew Donaldson for assistance with social security disability due to chronic illness. From the first visit Mr. Donaldson was always professional, hardworking, and super personable. You could ask him anything, talk about anything. He made you feel at ease right away, as did his paralegal, Yvonne. I was kept informed of each step in my case, all my questions were answered and because of his expertise I had a very favorable outcome. I have already recommended him to friends.
Posted by Alan, a Social Security client, Flag
I was referred to Matthew for representation of my wife on a Social Security disability matter by a fellow attorney. I was amazed at how comfortable both my wife and I felt during her initial consultation. Matthew did everything he assured us he would do and more. While we had been warned by other attorneys it would take roughly 2 years to hear back from the S.S.A, it only took Matthew 2 months for her to be approved.One of the finest attorneys I've ever met .
Posted by Julie, a Social Security client, Flag
Matthew Donaldson took on my disability case after I had been twice denied by Social Security.
I was desperate. He proved himself to be a superb attorney. He put forth diligent effort compiling a wealth of information including many doctor reports and all pertinent available resources. He also educated himself and researched my illness.
He managed to calm my fears before the hearing and won the case to my great satisfaction.
I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Linda, a Social Security client, Flag
I was extremely please with Matt & the outcome of my SSDI case. Matt was knowledegable & informative. My case was resolved in less time than originally expected. I was always kept informed as to the status of my case & when needed my calls were returned promptly. I would not hesitate to recommend this attorney. I hope to not require the services of an attorney in the future but if I do I will, I will contact Matt.
Posted by Lori, a Social Security client, Flag
Mr. Donaldson handled my disability questions with extensive information and reading material. He was very helpful and thorough. I would have him handle any future needs.
Posted by Blanca, a Social Security client, Flag
At first glance, Matt was this tall, cowboy looking lawyer that I thought was rough around the edges. However, his experience and genuine caring nature shone through during my case. He thoroughly reviewed my case and told me what needed to be done to position myself to win. Working with him during a difficult and emotional time in my life was a god-send. He presented my case in a professional and organized manner leaving no stone unturned. I would highly recommend Matthew Donaldson to anyone that is feeling lost in this process and that needs someone to be their voice. His knowledge and insight kept me well informed and at ease. He is truly amazing to work with.
Posted by Kristy, a Social Security client, Flag
During my entire experience with Mr. Donaldson, their was always an open door of communication. Mr. Donaldson has never treated his clients like they are just another case, and you will always work directly with him. Mr. Donaldson is a compassionate and patient attorney who truly has a passion for helping people. Moreover, Mr. Donaldson is also (in my opinion) the most qualified attorney's in his field, I would recommend every person seeking a Social Security attorney to look to him first! You can find no better!