Terry LaPorte has dedicated his legal career to representing individuals in Social... more
Terry LaPorte has dedicated his legal career to representing individuals in Social Security Disability claims and appeals. After receiving his J.D in 1979 from Santa Clara University School of Law, he developed an expertise in Social Security Disability law. In 1982, he established the Law Offices of Terry LaPorte, a Northern California based law firm that specializes exclusively in the area of... view profile
I have dedicated my life to helping those who need help. Professionally, this means... more
I have dedicated my life to helping those who need help. Professionally, this means that since 1980, I have been helping the working men and women of California who have been injured on the job. The California workers' compensation system is extremely difficult to navigate and without the help of a good attorney, injured wokers risk losing everything. Very often we are able to help our clien... view profile
This is my philosophy of the attorney/client relationship: I recommend that you talk... more
This is my philosophy of the attorney/client relationship: I recommend that you talk to a few lawyers before you decide which one you want to represent you. Ask them what their plan of attack is for your case and then sleep on it and hire the one whose strategy makes the most sense to you. You will find that there is more than one approach to your case; different lawyers will have different ... view profile
Social security law involves the intricacies of the American public benefits system that provides social security income. Social security is funded by taxes you pay when you are working. Once you stop working and meet the eligibility requirements, you receive monthly benefits. This occurs when you retire, have a recognized social security disability, or are the surviving spouse or child of a person entitled to social security. There are many social security laws and policies to determine eligibility, benefit amounts, and benefit duration. A social security lawyer can help if you are unfairly denied social security benefits, or if you feel the amount you receive is not enough.