I HAVE BEEN REPRESENTING DISABLED PERSONS ON SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY CLAIMS FOR 35 YEARS AS A LAWYER. MY FIRST SIX YEARS OF LAW PRACTICE WERE IN NEW MEXICO AND TEXAS. I CAME TO TACOMA TO DIRECT THE LOCAL LEGAL AID PROGRAM IN 1980 AND HAVE REMAINED HERE FOR 29 YEARS.
A PERSON REPRESENTED BY AN ATTORNEY ON A SOCIAL SECURITY CLAIMS WILL USUALLY PREVAIL 80-90% OF THE TIME BY THE SECOND APPEAL TO A ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE.
I WELCOME PHONE CALLS WITH QUESTIONS AT NO CHARGE REGARDING SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY LAW, FAIRHOUSING AND GROUP HOMES, AND FEDERAL DISABILITY RETIREMENT PROGRAMS.
THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY REPRESENTATION UNLESS THE CLAIMANT WINS THE APPEAL. THE ATTORNEY FEES ARE SET BY THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION AT 25% OF THE RETROACTIVE AWARD OR $5300.00 , WHICH EVER IS LESS.
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Licensed since 1980
Howard is modest, brilliant, hard-wrking and dedicated to the idea of creating justice for his clients. He has a long history of working in legal services for the poor, disabled, disenfranchised and those who otherwise would have no justice. he wrote the book on social security disability administrative appeals work. As a lawyer, I am deeply greatful that I can ask his opinion and know I'll get a thoughtful and reasoned comment, and I would wholeheartedly recommend that if your issue concerns social security law, just call him. He's old-school, and I mean that as the highest possible compliment. Elizabeth Powell
Elizabeth Powell Administrative Law Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|EXCELLENCE AWARD||WASHINGTON STATE ACCESS TO JUSTICE BOARD||2000|
|ATTORNEY||LAW OFFICES OF HOWARD L. GRAHAM||1986 - Present|
|EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR||PUGET SOUND LEGAL ASSISTANCE FDN||1980 - 1986|
|MANAGING ATTORNEY||LEGAL SERVICES OFFICES||1973 - 1980|
|SPECIALIST||u s army||1968 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Washington State Bar Association||N/A||2002 - 2005|
|ADMINISTRATIVE LAW SECTION WSBA||CHAIR||1999 - 2000|
|Wayne State University Law School||Law||JURIS DOCTOR||1973|
|University of Louisville||Business||N/A||1965|