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Posted by Elizabeth, a Social Security client,
I would like to thank Laura Gadness and her staff for winning a favorable decision in regard to my Social Security disability application. I feel so fortunate that I found Laura's website through an internet search for a SSA disability lawyer. Laura's professionalism, expertise, care, and experience assured that my case would not get lost in the shuffle or denied on technicalities. On one occasion I received a confusing and detailed questionnaire from the SSA requiring a very short turn around. As I was going out of town the day after I received it and returning after the due date, Laura had her secretary come in on her day off to assist me in completing the form, and then mailed it for me.
Many law offices do not accept SSA Disability cases until the applicant has been denied on their initial application, since fees are based on back payments of benefits. Laura did not hesitate to take my case, relieving me of the stress of attempting the process on my own, providing me the full extent of the services her office provides, knowing that success could result in no fees being charged for the services provided. So, without any reservations, I highly recommend Laura Gadness.
Posted by Judy, a Social Security client,
My daughter has special needs and two attorneys advised that she should qualify for social security disability benefits. They both said “Call Amick & Stevens in Plano”. I’m glad I did. I met with Nancy Amick and Laura Gadness, who were very realistic and helpful. Laura worked directly with my daughter in filling out the application, which made her feel a real part of the process. That was very important to me. Within 3 months, we had a favorable decision. Laura’s knowledge and business sense are excellent, but it’s her compassion that I most appreciate. Bravo, Laura!
Posted by a Social Security client,
Laura was very helpful in getting my father’s disability benefits. He had been fighting for a couple years on his own with no luck. I wish we had called Laura from the beginning.
Posted by Paul, a Social Security client,
I was very impressed by the thoroughness of Laura's preparation. When It came time to go before the judge, the trial was over before I knew it. Favorably. I highly recommend Laura for any Social Security Disability case.
Posted by Jacque, a Social Security client,
I was blessed to find Laura Gadness to handle my disability claim. Dealing with Social Security can be very confusing and overwhelming. Laura and her staff were wonderful to work with. I was kept up to date on everything that was happening, everything was explained to me, in terms that I could understand, and I was walked through every step of the way. The positive outcome with my case is certainly owed to Laura and her staff and their dedication and professionalism. I can never thank them enough for their help, patience, kindness and tireless work on my behalf. I would highly recommend them for your future needs!
Posted by Tess, a Social Security client,
Laura and her staff provided excellent service for a difficult case. Disability is hard enough to face and no one should try to do this alone. Laura will provide all the information needed to you to assist in making wise decisions during the process.
Posted by Gale, a Social Security client,
From the very first interview when Laura explained what to expect in pursuing a disability claim to our final meeting in front of the review board, Laura was realistic, compassionate, and perfect in her presentation of my case. I would never been successful without her guidance and knowledge of the system. An excellent choice if one needs legal advice or representation.
Posted by Tom, a Divorce client,
I have nothing but good things to say about Laura and her entire staff at Amick & Stevens. During my divorce, I had to deal with what you might say were some very difficult circumstances and Laura was there to provide me with sound (and calm) legal advice. She understood that my goal was to get the process over with as quickly and painlessly as possible and after four short months, my goal was achieved.
Laura explained the reality of our legal system and helped me understand what to expect. She made suggestions and took action based on my best interest, not billable hours. If filing a motion was unnecessary, she would tell me it was unnecessary…but if it was something I wanted to do, she would do it. Don’t let her calm demeanor in the office fool you, during mediation and in the court room I felt like I had a prize fighter in my corner!
I was very impressed by Laura’s knowledge, experience, and professionalism and continue to recommend her to friends and colleagues.
Posted by Blanca, a Divorce client,
Ms. Gadness delivered a high level of service and gave my case the attention deserved. My divorce was complicated with child custody case. She focused in helping me get what was right for me and my children. A divorce is a very emotional, stressful procedure and I needed someone to advise me and listen to my concerns. She was very informative, responsive and that made it easier for me to understand the legal process. Thank you so much for all your help!