I have been helping injured and disabled workers since 1997. I practice with Marla... more
I have been helping injured and disabled workers since 1997. I practice with Marla Heikkala who has been doing the same for over 30 years. We are local and care deeply about this community and all of its members. We are a small firm dedicated to serving the needs of our clients. We do not spend money on significant advertisements and take a very client centered individual approach to every case... view profile
A Vancouver native, I have been admitted to the practice of law in Washington and... more
A Vancouver native, I have been admitted to the practice of law in Washington and the Western District of Washington since 1981. My areas of specialization include handling matters involving Social Security Disability and I am a Sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR) perhaps the premier claimant's representative organization. My pra... 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.