Hello and thank you for researching my profile. I am a trial lawyer focusing on... more
Hello and thank you for researching my profile. I am a trial lawyer focusing on injury cases, DUI matters, and social security disabilty / SSI. I have effectively appeared in cases in many of Western Washington's Trial Courts and Federal Courts, as well as several Federal and State Administrative Agencies. You will find that I am a member of several Trial Lawyer organizations.
I HAVE BEEN REPRESENTING DISABLED PERSONS ON SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY CLAIMS FOR... more
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. APERSON REPRESENTED BY AN ATTORNEY ON A SOCIAL SECURITY CLAIMS WILL USUALLY PREVAIL 80-90% OF THE TIME BY THE SECOND APPE... view profile
I have represented injured people on personal injury matters of all sorts -... more
I have represented injured people on personal injury matters of all sorts - automobile collisioins, wrongful death claims, premises liability claims, products liability cases, construction site injuries, workers' compensation claims, and social security disability claims, exclusively since 1987. I take my work very seriously. I, and my fantastic office staff, take pride in our hands-on approach... view profile
When I'm not in court or working on a case, you can find me on some of Western... more
When I'm not in court or working on a case, you can find me on some of Western Washington's best hiking trails, particularly around Mount Rainier. I'm an avid hiker, cyclist and photographer. You may also find me at a Seahawks, Mariners, Rainiers or Sounders game.
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.