Hello and thank you for reviewing my AVVO profile. My practice covers all of Washington State, Eastern Idaho and Northeastern Orgeon. I first began practicing Social Security law during my internship in my law school free legal clinic. Helping people who were trying to fight the government to obtain the assistance they needed was very gratifying. I felt like I made a difference in somone's every day life. Now, I continue with my own law practice, where I help people with the respect and dignity they deserve. The Social Security process is long and frustrating. Don't go it alone. At my office, we can relieve some of the burden from you in dealing with Social Security. Since those days in the law school legal clinic, I have helped thousands of people just like you. Call now and let my team help you too.
Some of my clients are also veterans who are frustrated with the Veterans Disability Compensation process. Our veterans deserve to receive assistance when they need it. Veterans served the country, now the country must serve the tVeterans. Because I saw the need for such services, I now also practice Veterans Law - assistance with Veterans Benefits and Compensation claims. Veterans - let us serve you.
Social Security disability or Veterans benefits - let us help.
Good luck to you!
Licensed since 1994
Contingent (20-25%), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (45 minutes)
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1994||08/17/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Pro Bono Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2010|
|Owner||Law Office of Debra J. Venhaus, PLLC||2002 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Law Office of Robert A. Friedman||2000 - 2002|
|Associate Attorney||Lloyd, Hoskins & Pierce||1997 - 2000|
|Attorney||Shaw Group||1995 - 1997|
|Attorney||The Shaw Group||1994 - 1995|
|Legal Consultant||Balek Consulting||1993 - 1994|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2012 - Present|
|National Organization of Veterans' Advocates||Member||2010 - Present|
|WSAJ, Women of Washington||Member||2009 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Licensed Atty||2003 - Present|
|District of Columbia Bar||Licensed Atty||2002 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives||Sustaining Member||1995 - Present|
|The Florida Bar||Licensed Atty||1994 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Medical Trial Technique Quarterly||AIDS Dementia Complex: A New and Necessary Insanity Defense||1994|
|Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||N/A||Juris Doctorate||1993|
|Nova University||Legal Studies||Bachelor of Science, with Distinction (Magna Cum Laude)||1989|
|Veterans Benefits Information luncheon||Veterans Compensation and Pension||2013|
|Circuit 9 Conference||Contributer to Ethics presentation regarding Subpoenas in Social Security hearings||2013|
|Women's Historical Society||Women's Convoy to Central America||N/A|
|Speaker: Social Security Disability||Filing for Social Security Disability with Parkinson's Disease||N/A|