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Posted by a Social Security client, Flag
Sandra Widlan helped me win my disability claim. I could not have managed through the stress without her. Highly recommended!
Posted by Kathie, a Social Security client, Flag
Ms. Widlan & her staff managed (and won) my case with their experience, knowledge, patience and perseverance. I never had to worry about the case as I knew Sandra was in charge. I am eternally grateful to her for taking care of this matter.
Posted by Edward, a Social Security client, Flag
my name is ed and i was battling with a work injury for 9yrs and was tring to get ssi i had already tried 2 times and was always denied when i finaly was then recamendid by a friend of the family to Schroeter,Goldmark & Bender where I was introduced to Sandra Widlan. Rite from the start she made me feel rita at home even though I was scared to death of lawyers and courts and all that other stuff. Ms.Widlan sat me down and took her time to expaine all the terms to where i could understand what was going on and what we needed to do. Half way thru I thought I was going to go crazy with all the things that ssi wanted me to do but then, Ms.Widlan informed me to just let her do everything and if there were things that i needed to do she would let me know.Well we came to the day of the trial and i was so nervious i didnt know how i was going to do, Ms.Widlan eased my mind and said just go in and relax tell them what ever you feel is important as they ask it and every thing sould be fine. as it turned out we went in and as Ms.Widlan made a statement to the presiding judge that made me feel so good that i felt so cofertable i was able to relax and when we came out she in formed me that she thought we did very well , as it turned out we won our case on our first try. without all her hard work and efforts i feel we would have never have won it i just want to say if you ever need a excelent lawyer dont hesitate to contact Ms.Sandra E Widland. witch i think is one of the best lawyers in seattle today! once again i would like to tell her thank you for everything you have done for me and my family!
Posted by Arlene, a Social Security client, Flag
Thank you for all u have done for me....
She got right down to it...from all my doctors an all the prescriptions I am taking to all my past appts.
I am very pleased that she has done a great job! Couldn't of done it without her...
Outstanding lawyer i would definately recommend her to anyone I may know that may needs a lawyer...
Posted by Bob, a Workers Compensation client, Flag
Sandra Widlan and her team did an excellent, professional job with my daughters SSDI claim. This was a claim that dated back to 2005, and she was very thorough in assembling all of the lengthy and complicated information to pursue the case. She also was very patient with my daughter's difficulties and her disorganized behavior.
Posted by Ute, a Social Security client, Flag
I am very happy with the work of Sandy Widlan and her assistants. They always answered questions promptly and kept me well informed about my case. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this kind of assistance.
Posted by James Gray, a Social Security client, Flag
Mrs. Widlan represented me during a very difficult and stressful period in my life, when I need the help the most. Sandra is extremely knowledgeable with regards to her scope of practice, and will ensure the best possible representation that a person could ever ask for. She is an extremely professional and compassionate attorney who genuinely cares for her clients. My best reccomendation for anyone looking for an honest and highly respected attorney, is to contact Mrs. Widlan today!
Thank you Mrs. Sandra Widlan for your outstanding representation..
Posted by Lee, a Social Security client, Flag
A few weeks ago, I received my initial retroactive check from Social Security Disability; monthly checks will soon follow. Without Sandra Widlanâ€™s expertise and hard work, this never would have happened. I finally feel there is a light at the end of what has been a very long, dark tunnel.
My particular disability is not easily proven; due to this, I had already lost my 26-year employment, and the long-term disability benefits I should have received. From the moment I walked into Shroeter, Goldmark and Bender, I was treated with dignity, consideration, and respect. I consistently received updates.
Three months ago, my case escalated to a final hearing to determine benefits. Shroeter, Goldmark and Bender is only blocks from the building where my hearing was held. The judge mentioned being familiar with the firm, and seemed to exhibit noticeable respect for it.
After Ms. Widlanâ€™s knowledgable presentation of the case, the judge not only ruled in our favor, but specifically mentioned the extensiveness of the evidence she had provided. The fact that a respected law firm believed in my case enough to take it on, quite likely added to the credibility of my entire claim.
Ms. Widlan not only won my case for me, but didnâ€™t even stop there. After I left the room, she quietly continued to advocate for my interests, ensuring that my illnesses were properly represented in the written decision; this. Her influence on how this was ultimately written up may just make the difference in me being able to return to my field, should I be ever be able to work again.
I think it's important to tell others that the consultation is free, and that attorney fees are only charged if your case is won, and come out of the first SSDI check. The only charges you pay along the way are just some small administrative costs (such as for obtaining medical records or doctor's letters); she will even work with you on this.
I canâ€™t thank Ms. Widlan, and outstanding assistants Becky and Marisa, enough for all their help. I would strongly urge others who are disabled to consider consulting this firm, as I believe it made all the difference in the world to my case.
Posted by Robbin, a client, Flag
Having never hired a lawyer before, I was apprehensive. But, Sandra Widlan was exceptional in all aspects of my case. Sandra and her team always kept me updated and returned my calls on a very timely basis. I felt she supported me and my case. Sandra had all the information for my case and everthing went very smoothly. I would hire Sandra again in a heartbeat.
Posted by Eugene, a Social Security client, Flag
I started this disability case in late 2006 with the help from a DSHS social security coordinater. We'd file and be rejected over and over again. In the meantime I just kept seeing my doctors and doing everything they reccommended. Not knowing the "system" and trusting the coordinater I missed a very important appeals date.
Filing all over again including a waiting period for re-filing my case went on almost 5 years...
I finally got my hearing date; Then I went looking for a Lawyer that don't constantly advertise on television. Why are they fishing so much? Thats my thought, seems kind of "well, Fishy".
Long story short; We won my case, But, the main thing that I admire most was her expertise to get get my case amended to the original date. I never thought that was possible due to what I've been told.
Her office made sure I knew what to expect, When to expect it and what the problems would be to expect.
It went very smooth and much appreciated.....
Posted by Michelle, a Social Security client, Flag
I could have never won my case without her, she cared so much, her Paralegal Becky Leiferman is also fabulous. I am so grateful even after Sandra fought in court and won my case for me, Becky found that SS had made an error on dates and she is still appealing to make sure I get all that is due to me, they are the most caring law office I have ever used, herd of...I am just blessed to have found Sandra, I was so stubborn for over 6 years but now I am THANKFUL!
Posted by a Social Security client, Flag
Applying for SS disability can be a stressfull long waiting process. This attorney trusted and believed in me and my rights to receive benefits. She calmed my worries while I was waiting and prepared me well for the judges questions at the hearing. The opening narrative that she presented at the hearing was supurb. I was thrilled to be quickly approved.
Posted by a Social Security client, Flag
We were referred to Sandra by a friend and a little apprehensive before we met her. Her calm, patient, and compassionate demeanor won us over right away. She really listens and felt confident she could help us. She explained the process right away and told us it would be a while before we would get a court date but not to worry she would handle all the paperwork for us. That in itself was a relief as there has been so many forms to fill out since we first applied for disability that we almost gave up going to the next level. That level was calling Sandra. Everything went very smoothly and because she did her homework and was prepared she won our case. We cannot thank her enough and would highly recommend her to anyone who is in the horrible position of needing disability.She was our voice and one that was heard and as a result we will survive this devastating position we have been in.Call her!!
Posted by Rebecca, a Social Security client, Flag
I was very impressed with Ms. Widlan and her office. Her expertise and, most importantly, her sensitivity to my disability was amazing. I would highly recommend her to anyone who has been denied by social security.