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     4.5 stars 12 total

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Phyllis

    Recommendation for Jan L Kodner - Social Security Disability Attorney

    Working with Attorney Jan L. Kodner and his staff was a extremely positive experience in pursuing social security disability. I tried to file on my own only to be rejected, then a friend recommended contacting Jan L. Kodner and Associates in Chicago. I was amazed how they used their years of experience, professionalism and diligence to have a successful outcome with my case. It was a long battle, with several appeals, but they perservered. I am forever thankful and they deserve the most compensation available for their hard work. He also just recently merged with another social disability attorney group, Rabin, Kodner, Brown which will provide even more experience. I would definitely recommend this attorney.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Excellent Disability Attorney

    Mr. Kodner recently won my Social Security Disability case for me. He and his wonderful staff did an excellent job and I would highly recommend him. He is very knowledgeable and I could not be more pleased! Thank you, Mr. Kodner!

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Kathy

    Excellent SS Disability Attorney

    Professional, Knowledgeable, Courteous and, most of all, Successful. If Jan Kodner takes your case it means he truly believes you have a legitimate claim to your SS disability benefits. We were successful at the appeal stage, but were prepared to go all the way to a hearing. Thanks to Jan and his team we didn't have to go that far. Thank you, Jan!

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Social Security client

    High-Quality Seasoned Firm!

    Hiring the Law Offices of Jan L. Kodner & Associates, Ltd. far exceeded my expectations! From the beginning to the end of my case, I received high-quality representation from the seasoned attorneys, paralegals, legal secretaries, and administrative staff at the firm. The firm works as a professional, patient, cordial, “team” which clearly attributes to the success of the firm. Going through the SSD process is lengthy, and it is very hard to find the type of representation where one feels “at ease” not speaking to the attorney with each call. 99% of any questions I had after the process began were answered by the knowledgeable legal team who answered the phone. Written correspondence with the firm was answered and handled immediately. This law firm cares about their clients, and works hard to achieve the results you are looking for. This firm keeps their records and clients up to date. If you want high-quality representation call the Law Offices of Jan L. Kodner & Associates today!

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by mike

    i am stunned:

    Mr. Kodner, Mr. Bass, Angel, and Vicki were patience with me. The disability claim with social security took 5 months start to finish. w/ $$$ back-pay. The cost-effective procedures used saved time and effort. My head is still spinning from how fast this worked out. The initial phone interview was an hour long. Easy and necessary in retrospect. Following the instructions given was easy . They explained a few details to me 3 times This aided my understating of the whole process.. This firm was recommended to me from another lawyer.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Mary

    Best legal experience I have ever had!

    I was disabled two years ago and left without the ability to walk. I hired Jan Kodner to help me apply for disability and the experience was excellent. Their office walked me through the process and helped me to figure the best way to present my case to the state which I did by filling out a very long questionnaire. If I did not have the office's guidance, I would have left out several very important points and probably not been successful in receiving my disability.

    Within five months of meeting with Jan, and filling out the state's forms, I received my disability. I am very pleased with the result because it is difficult to succeed in collecting disability and I was in the very low percentage of successful applicants.

    The office was very professional, the staff attentive and courteous, and their fee was reasonable. I recommend this firm highly.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Leroy

    This is YOUR Chjoice for the Best Social Security Disability Attorney

    I have always been a challenge for lawyers to work with because I have a good knowledge of how the court system and political process work. Jan and I meshed well right away. You have to listen to him, take his advise, follow-up on what he says, and fight for your case. He will too. Remember, you are partners in your case. He knows his business and believes in what he does. He loves to help people and that is a big part of his reward. He is great at what he does and very efficient. Listen to his counsel. We finished my case in less than six months. He is a great guy and a great attorney.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by law4977

    Dedicated & Hard Working....

    This firm was fantastic while handling my Social Security Disability case.
    Mr. Kodner and his Associates worked very hard. My case lasted over 6 years and they never gave up.
    The communication was excellent along with their administrative staff. I would recommend Mr.Kodner, as he did not give up and fought for my rights.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by Freddy

    Horrible!!! Do Not Use This firm!!!

    This is not a firm you want to use! They're only interest is in your back pay, not YOU! Once they win your case they will only make sure their firm gets paid their payment from your back pay! Mean while you will still be waiting on your back pay for months and if you bother them about it. Mr Kodner will email you back some 3rd grade snappy response like a queen on the rag! I've had to continue to call and email just to get them to do their job! As a matter of fact the only contact you may receive with their firm is a 10 minute phone call the day before your hearing! Horrible Firm!!! Any firm but this place!!!

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    Jan Lane Kodner’s response: “One of the more frustrating things that can happen in a Social Security case is the wait for Social Security to do its job. That is what happened in this case. As our client notes, his complaints related to getting his back benefits after we had won his case. The attorney obviously cannot issue a person's Social Security benefits (much as I would like to)---nor can we pay ourselves. Payment of benefits and attorney fees is handled by the SSA Payment Center. Sometimes the benefits are released very quickly. Other times, additional information is needed before they can release the money. After we win a disability case, we advise our clients that it usually will take several weeks for the SSA notification about their benefits. The Notice of Award will then advise the disabled person when the release is expected or if they need to obtain more information before Social Security can pay the past due benefits. Yes, the Payment Center paid us first in this case. We have no control over when they release our fees. In some cases, we do not get paid for many, many months after the client has received his benefits. As our client was very concerned, we made multiple contacts to the SSA on his behalf to try to accelerate release of his money. We absolutely kept him informed of these efforts. We never lied to him or treated him disrespectfully. He should have received his back benefits by now, less than two months after the Notice of Award was issued. Over the past 30 years, we have helped thousands of disabled clients obtain their SSD benefits. We take pride in providing the best service possible to our clients in their time of need. I am proud also to have been named the #1 Social Security attorney in Illinois by the Leading Lawyers Network, a peer review of lawyers ranking lawyers. If our service to our clients was as described in this review, we would not still be in business nor would we have this ranking.”
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Social Security client

    Mr. Jan L. Kodner

    Mr. Kodner got me my disability. He kept me informed while my case was being reviewed. I felt that I could call him for any reason, his staff was helpful too. I got a really good payback, and his fee was lower than I thought it would be. I recommend him to anyone. He is in chicago and I live in Wisconsin.
    Not once did I have to go to his office.

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