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Posted by Stephanie, a Social Security client, Flag
Don Chewing handled my case and I couldn't have asked for any better. He kept me informed every step of the way and answered any and all questions honestly. I felt comfortable and I had every confidence in him. He is more than professional, helping me in every way possible. He is just awesome!
Posted by a Social Security client, Flag
I had a difficult case for SSI benefits due to my age. Mr Chewning still took my case and was able to secure a winning out come. He always answered my questions with an honest answer even if it wasnt what I wanted to hear. Even with a short time span to the hearing he was able to help me. I would and have suggested friends and family in the same situation.
Posted by Debra, a Social Security client, Flag
I had tried to obtain social security on my own. When I got the first denial letter, I decided to find a lawyer to represent me. I had seen Attorney Chewnings commercial on tv, and decided I would call him. Our first meeting, he was very honest and straight forward, explaining that because of my age (49) we may have a tough road ahead. I appreciated the honesty greatly! I could mentally prepare for the journey. He kept me fully informed on the status, and helped me to understand the letters from Social Security, and their proposed ammended date. I have now had a favorable decision from Social Security, and will be getting my payment soon. I liked Attorney Chewning because he explained the steps very clearly, and always made time if I had questions. I would definately reccomend him to anyone I knew who was looking for a disability lawyer.
Posted by Kelly, a Social Security client, Flag
Don is a straight forward and knowledgable attorney who will help you through the red tape involved in Social Security Disability. Don and his team will keep you informed every step of the way and they will answer any questions you may have. Disability can be a daunting task but Don made it easy to wade through the waters. I would highly recommend Don for your disability needs.
Posted by Harriet, a Social Security client, Flag
I had been unable to work for a few years. Social Security had denied me twice. I asked Mr. Chewning to handle my case. He agreed and got me the benefits that I was entitled to. Without Mr. Chewning and his staff I would probably still be going through the denials. He took a big weight off of my shoulders by handling the case for me and literally save my house from foreclosure. I would recommend Mr. Chewning to anyone who needs the help in receiving their disability funds. He is a very knowledgeable attorney in my opinion and he keeps you informed all of the way through. If you have a question he is quick to get back to you with the answer.
Posted by a Social Security client, Flag
Mr. Donald Chewning gave me my life back! Him and his staff were professional, curteous, and sincere. From the moment I met him I was amazed at how thorough and quickly he worked for me. It was so refreshing to feel like someone finally understood what I was going through and did their best for me. These days its hard to find quality service like theirs. If you are looking for a lawyer and you want to see results Winter, Chewning, and Geary are top notch. I can breathe again and I can get back to taking care of myself instead of worrying all the time. I cant say enough great things about them!!!
Posted by Christine, a Social Security client, Flag
I would personally recommend Don Chewning and his staff to my friends and family for sure!! When I meet with Don the first time and explain the whole mess to him that my previous attorneys handling my case and they totally messed it up; he was able to help me out and was very polite, showed me and treated me with respect and made me feel like a person. He is a very knowledgeable guy, is honest, on the ball with all the legal process and he makes you feel comfortable when you talk to him about your case, shows you he cares about his client. He answered all my questions I had, and his staff was wonderful in helping me with any unanswered question I had that come up as we went along. He keep me totally informed throughout the legal process, and gotten me fast results, without his help I would not have won me case. Mr. Chewning is very professional and very knowledge, and would greatly recommend him and his firm to anyone who needs a social security attorney, they are great and Iâ€™m very thankful to him and his firm for handling my social security case, and winning it for me. Thank you.
Posted by Denise, a Social Security client, Flag
Dear Don Chewning, Thanks for all the amazing throw down show down work you did on my ssd case. You are the reason that I won. You are amazing. Denise Farmer.
Posted by a Social Security client, Flag
The staff was very helpful and knew the right questions to ask, and were highly knowledgeable. I hardly called their office because they would call me and update information and inform me of the latest. Don was very nice and a pleasure to meet. The final result was positive only because of their professionalism and experience.
Posted by Eric & Amy, a Social Security client, Flag
Attorney Chewning is an honest, extremely knowledgeable, and kind man who made us feel comfortable and spoke to us with respect. He made a very stressful and confusing process easy and reduced our anxiety tremendously. Don prepared us for the worst but was confident in his ability to get a favorable decision for my husband. I don't think he will ever know how thankful and grateful I am for his help. A tremendous weight has been lifted and we are now able to pursue the treatment my husband needs. Rachel's awesome, too!
Posted by Jacky, a Social Security client, Flag
We transferred to Mr. Chewning after my disability attorney moved on. We quickly began to become comfortable with him. He was reassuring and followed through on all of our questions. This was my second time through this process. He wrote a wonderful letter to the Adminisrative Law Judge on my behalf explaining why I was qualified for disability. My case consisted of several illnesses combined to create the disability. I truly believe the document he wrote helped convince the judge of my qualifications. With his help I was considered disabled.We have used him for wills, medical proxy, and family matters. He was very professional but friendly with those as well.
Posted by Trent, a Social Security client, Flag
Mr. Chewning provided the best legal help one can imagine. Not only keeping us fully informed through out the legal process, but also fast results. He was a vital aid in my case. I can't say enough to thank Mr. Chewning. I would suggest Mr. Chewning to anyone who needs assistance on their case.
Posted by Debbie, a Social Security client, Flag
Mr. Chewning handled a Social Security case for me with great success. He handled everything for me in a timely manner and with professionalism. I would hire him again.
Posted by a Social Security client, Flag
Mr Chewning knew just what to do to give my daughter the best chance of getting social security and disability benefits. I had heard stories about how long it can take to get benefits and how difficult the process can be, however, Mr Chewning and his staff helped the process go smoothly and quickly and took alot of the work off our shoulders. I was impressed with his assistant who seemed to always know what was going on. Mr Chewning was professional but very approachable. We are glad we went to him at the beginning instead of trying to handle it on our own. I also brought another relative to Mr Chewning who was in a very fragile state and he handled the situation with sensitivity and diplomacy. He was able to also get disability for her as well. His staff was friendly and very patient. At at times he was up-front about our case and kept us up-to-date. I would recommend this law office in a heartbeat.
Posted by Kathie, a Social Security client, Flag
This is the Best experience I have ever had with a lawyer & his staff.
Rachel was kind, and helpful. She basically held my hand through this entire affair. She was prompt on returning my phone calls & emails. She was informative and direct with me. I appreciated that. I knew exactly what was going on with my case each time I spoke with her.
After my court appearance, Don took time to sit down with my husband & myself and explain the details of what to expect now and how things will be processed. He answered my husband’s many questions and concerns. The compassion that he displayed was remarkable.
I won my appeal because of Don's willingness to take a chance on my case. I had reached the point of my process where I was not sure on what my next step needed to be. He was sincere & positive, which was enlightening to me. He gave me hope.
Their level of expertise and professionalism was over the top. I would highly recommend this firm.
Many thanks to you, Don & Rachel.
Posted by Christy, a Social Security client, Flag
Mr. Chewning helped me to win my SSI case. He always responded quickly to my emails or phone calls, and I felt truly cared about me and my disability.
Posted by Elise, a Social Security client, Flag
Mr. Chewning helped make the impossible happen for me. I have finally been awarded disability which will dramatically alter my life. For the first time in many years, I feel hopeful and optimistic for my future. I will be able to find housing and be able to have my medical issues addressed. I am so grateful I was lead to seek Mr. Chewning as my legal representative.
Posted by Marnee, a Social Security client, Flag
I WOULD recommend Chewning in a heartbeat!!!! I was so beaten down by Social Security that I had no other choice but to get an attorney. I was treated so bad by Social Security I couldn't believe this was happening in America.Chewning was very honest with me and didn't make it seem like I would win no matter what.I am a younger client of his,but we ultimately won and life is so much better since.Chewning was always sending me updates on how my case was going and returned my calls usually promptly(I know he is very busy) I wish I would have gone with him right away instead of trying it alone in the beginning.If you are disabled and need help call Chewning.He will fight for you and help you.He did for me and I could not have done it without him!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH TO CHEWNING AND HIS STAFF.My life will never be easy,but Chewning helped to lighten the load.
Posted by Nicole, a Social Security client, Flag
Donald chewning is a very professional and trust worthy person, he believes in the clients that he represent's and will fight for you and your case in till you win! He's very optimistic and patient. He's very understanding and knowledgeable. The most important thing about him is he won't give up on you or your case he puts 100 percent in to each clients case and specific needs. I would recommend lawyer Donald J. Chewning to anyone that needs a professional lawyer to handle your case. I already have. :). Thank you Don for fighting for me and my case, you really are the best! I will never forget you.
Posted by C. Smith, a Social Security client, Flag
I had an older sister approach me to help her file for Social Security Disability. She had a friend who originally filed for her and she was denied. I checked into a few things and thought, "Why not. It can't be that hard." Well I was wrong. I also helped her file and she was denied. We were both very disappointed because we really felt we had a good case. One day I saw a commercial in regards to a law firm helping people apply and get SSI. I contacted them and were given an appointment right away to meet with Attorney Don Chewning. After our meeting with Mr. Chewning, my sister and I walked out of his office with renew hope that she would receive what was owed to her. We were right! Mr. Chewning was the answer to our prayers! I was so impressed with Mr Chewning that I approached him with concerns for a brother of mine also. After meeting with Mr. Chewning he said that he could not make any promises to us but felt that because of my brother's learning disability, he felt my brother would be eligible. There were a few things we needed to get done before going in front of the judge but Mr. Chewning let us know what needed to be taken care of and we took care of them. Again, he came through for us! Now with talking to my family and friends, I tell them that if you know someone who really needs help with applyng and receiving SSI, they need to contact Mr. Chewning at Winter, Chewning and Geary!!
Posted by a Social Security client, Flag
From the begining to the end Mr. Chewning was excelent! if I had a question , it was answered asap. He was knowledgable in all areas, professioal in all aspects of his work. His secretary was polite and tried to answer what she could and if there was any question that needed legal answers she made it possible for Mr. Chewning to call us back as soon as he could. He represented me well in court , told me what to exspect the day of my court hearing, I would and have recommended him to many other people . I have a medical condition as well and he accomidated me without hessitation. He is a good lawyer . nothing was kept a secret , evrythng was out in the open like it should be.
Posted by Richard, a Social Security client, Flag
I was referred to Attorney Chewning from another attorney. I needed an attorney to handle my claim to SS for a work-related disability claim. I had already been denied once - hired an attorney to handle my appeal - the attorney contacted SS and that is all they did. My appeal sat dormat for several months on the attorneys desk. Then I received a call that the attorney quit and another attorney in the office was handling my case - again it sat dormat for over a year this time. When I questioned the law firm - i expressed my disgust and pulled my business and went to Attorney Chewning. WOW - what a difference in professionalism! I met Don and after I left - I felt I was in the right hands to handle my case and finally something was going to be done. He contacted SS and told them the story of my past attorneys, he filled out the correct forms. He was able to file an appeal from my first denial and was able to get me the backpay from the first denial to the present. He talked to me like a friend whenever I contacted him. His secretaries were marvelous. They returned my calls, usually the same day, with the answers to my questions. If I needed to talk to Don, he would call me back the next moment he was available. I was copied on all the correspondences between him, my doctors and the SS office. He was completely honest through the whole case, telling me the truth about what was happening - not just telling me things I wanted to hear. In my opinion, I couldn't have gone to another attorney and expected anything more. Attorney Chewning went above and beyond to get me the backpay and a timely conclusion to my case. I have recommended him to several of my friends and relatives.
Posted by Jan & Bruce, a Social Security client, Flag
Mr. Chewning was very professional handling our case, but he was also very personable. He was straight forward and honest with us. We knew what we expected of him and what he expected of us. I would reccommend Mr. Chewning and his firm to anyone.
Posted by Eric, a Social Security client, Flag
Mr.Chewning helped me every step of the way, keeping me informed, checking up on my status, and fighting for my rights to gain SSI. I highly recommend Don to anyone with a legit case.
Posted by keylargo721, a client, Flag
THIS IS A HEAD STRONG ATTORNEY IT IS HIS WAY OR THE HIGHWAY. HAD A DISPUTE WITH HIS SECRETARY ABOUT CASE FILE PAPERS. MET WITH ATTY. TO DISCUSS PENDING TRIAL DATE AND OUT OF THE BLUE HE SNAPS AT ME AND TELLS ME IF I HAVE ANY ISSUES ABOUT HIS SECRETARY I SHOULD NOT APPROACH HER BUT TELL HIM. HE STOOD UP FROM HIS CHAIR AND SCREAMED AT ME YOU WILL DO IT MY WAY, AND YOU WILL LISTEN TO ME WHEN IT COMES TO MY SECRETARY. I STOOD UP AND TOLD HIM HE WAS BEING VERY UNPROFESSIONAL AND NO ONE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT HIS SECRETARY OTHER THAN HIM AND MY CASE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HIS SECRETARY. THIS ATTORNEY IS YOUNG, ERROGANT AND DOES NOT TAKE CRITICISM WELL EVEN IF IT IS FOR THE BETTERMENT OF HIS FIRM. I AM GOING TO REPORT THIS INCIDENT TO THE WISCONSIN BAR ASSOCIATION. THIS ATTORNEY DESERVES TO BE DISSAPLINED BECAUSE OF HIS TEENAGE-LIKE ANTICS AND FEELINGS TOWARDS HIS SECRETARY. HIS BEHAVIOR HAS NO PLACE IN A PROFESSIONAL JUDICIAL SYSTEM. IN HIS RAGE HE ANNOUNCED HE WAS QUITING MY CASE 30 DAYS BEFORE MY TRIAL AND STOMPED OUT OF THE OFFICE. HIS PARTNER CAME IN AND SAID HE WOULD TAKE OVER MY CASE. HIS PARTNER ASKED TO GIVE HIM 2 WEEKS TO GO OVER MY CASE AND HE WOULD SET UP ANOTHER METING WITH ME. . IF HIS DECISION AND HIS OUTBURST RESULT IN ANY NEGATIVITY OF MY COURT CASE HEARING I WILL START A LIABLE SUITE AGAINST HIM. I HAVE HEALTH ISSUES THIS EXPLOSION BY MY ATTY. DEEPLY AFFECTED ME AND I HAD TO GO DIRECTLY TO MY DOCTOR AFTERWARDS FOR HELP ON THIS MATTER. THIS ATTYS PARTNER CONSTANTLY HAS TO DISTINGUISH ADVERSE CONDITIONS THAT THE HOT HEADED AND AGGRESIVE ATTORNEY STARTS WITH HIS CLIENTS. HIS PARTNER ALSO IS TRYING TO TEACH MY ATTORNEY'S SECRETARY HOW TO HANDLE CLIENTS IN A FAIR AND PLEASANT MANNER. HE TOLD ME HE HAS TAKEN HER UNDER HIS WING AND IS TRYING TO RETIFY HER ATTITUDE TOWARDS THEIR CLIENTS. THIS IS NOT A PLEASANT ATMOSPHERE AND WAS NOT THE SUBJECT AT HAND TO DISCUSS AT MY MEETING WITH MY ATTORNEY. THAT PROBLEM IS AN INTERNAL PROBLEM AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MY CASE. IN MY OPINION, AND THIS IS STRICTLY MY OPINION,MY ATTORNEY EXHIBITED EXTREME JUVENILE BEHAVIOR SUCH AS A LOVE SICK ADOLESCENT WHO WAS PROTECTING HIS GIRLFRIEND. MY ADVICE TO ANYONE SEEKING A GOOD ATTORNEY PASS THIS ONE UP UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE HIS WHIPPING CLIENT. AS HE FOUND OUT I WAS NOT ABOUT TO TAKE ANY OF HIS NONSENSE AS WE STOOD TOE TO TOE HE BACKED DOWN THREW HIS PAPERS ON THE DESK SAID I QUIT, THERE'S YOUR CASE. THIS IS THE GOD'S THUTH WITH A WITNESS PRESENT TO BACK IT UP. I HAVE CONTACTED SEVERAL LAWYERS ABOUT THIS ISSUE. THEY COULD NOT BELEIVE THIS INCIDENT TOOK PLACE. THEY SAID HE VIOLATED EVERY ATTORNEY/CLIENT PRIVELAGE AND SAID I SHOULD CONTACT AND REPORT HIM TO THE WISCONSIN BAR ASSOCIATION. DO YOU THINK I AM GOING TO GET FAIR REPRESENTATION AFTER THIS?