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Kevan Spence

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Kevan Spence graduated from Smith College and received her law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1980. She also received a Masters Degree from Stanford University. She has been admitted to practice law in the State of California, the federal district courts, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals since 1981. Ms. Spence is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR). Ms. Spence was a medical malpractice attorney for 8 years and has broad knowledge of medical and disability issues. Her geographic area of the practice for our firm includes Stockton, Sacramento, the Central Valley, the Sierra Foothills, Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada.


Ms Spence practices exclusively in the area of Social Security disability appeals and hearings in the Stockton, Sacramento, the Central Valley, the Sierra Foothills and the Tahoe/Reno areas for the Law Offices of Terry LaPorte. She has successfully represented numerous clients from application through administrative law hearings. Consistent with our firm’s philosophy, she believes that each client is unique. She and her staff offer thorough preparation of every case and individual attention to every client in order to enhance the likelihood of a successful outcome.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas


  1. Social Security: 100%



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Contact Info

LaPorte Law Firm

35 Court Street
Suite 3
Jackson, CA, 95642

LaPorte Law Firm

8880 Cal Center Drive
Suite 400
Sacramento, CA, 95826

5250 Claremont Ave
Stockton, CA, 95207

1 East Liberty Street
Suite 600
Reno, CA, 89501




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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best AttorneySierra Lodestar Weekly2014
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Terry LaPorte2006 - Present
Vice President; Senior Attorney, LitigationInformix Software1996 - 2001
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Amador Community College FoundationBoard Member2013 - Present
Circuit 9 Conference, Inc. Annual MeetingAttendee for Experienced Social Security Practitioners2010 - Present
Calaveras County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2010 - Present
Amador County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2007 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Alcantar v. Commissioner of Social SecurityJudgment entered for Plaintiff
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Publication NameTitleDate
www.terrylaporte.comQualifying for Disability Based on Mental Impairments2013
SSDI-MS-Presentation.pptx from www.nationalmssociety.orgMS and Social Security Disability2012
www.terrylaporte.comWorkers' Compensation Offset to Social Security Disability Benefits2012
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford UniversityHumanitiesMA - Masters2009
Santa Clara UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Smith CollegeGovernment and International AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Northern California Teleconference ProgramSocial Security Disability and Multiple Sclerosis2012