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Richard Andrew Wilson

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Huntingdon, PA

5.0   17 reviews

also known as Richard Wilson, Richard A. Wilson


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About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    26%
    We are available to handle all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including those involving: •Motor vehicle accidents: car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle and ATV accidents, drunk driving accidents •Medical malpractice •Premises liability •Product liability •Insurance coverage disputes We want to maximize the compensation you receive. To ensure that we do so, we can also assist you in obtaining Social Security disability benefits and workers' compensation benefits.

  2. Social Security & Disability
    26%
    We represent injured and disabled persons in claims for SSDI, social security disability benefits, and SSI before the social security administration.

  3. Real estate
    23%
    We handle all real estate transactions from agreements of sale, boundary disputes, title certification and insurance, settlement and document preparation.

  4. Estate planning
    15%
    We prepare and draft wills, powers of attorney, living wills, special needs trusts, living trusts, irrevocable and revocable trusts, and other estate documents. We handle all probate matters.

  5. Business
    10%

Attorney Wilson's practice is primarily devoted to personal injury, social security disability, malpractice litigation, civil litigation, commercial litigation, business law, insurance coverage,municipal law, real estate, condemnation, divorce, estate planning and elder care matters.

 

Attorney Wilson is admitted to practice law in the courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, United States District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court of the Middle District of Pennsylvania.  He has argued before the Pennsylvania Superior Court and the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.  He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Huntingdon County Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.  He was the President of the Huntingdon County Bar Association in 2007.

 

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Licensed for 20 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 12/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Ody & Wilson, P.C.
222 Penn Street
Huntingdon, PA, 166521444
Ody & Wilson, P.C.
222 Penn Street
Huntingdon, PA, 16652
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A out reached hand when I needed one.
I had been turned down disability and not sure what to do next, I called around my town and the SSA office looking for a lawyer to take my case. I was surprised with all the lawyers here that no one did, or knew a lawyer that did disability cases. Finally some one recommended Attorney Wilson. I called and made a appointment. When I first met him, I knew I liked him, he was very nice to me, explained a lot about my case in a way I could understand. He was very honest and told me my changes of winning. Later he communicated with me by phone calls and emails to keep me informed before and after my hearing. The day of my hearing he was very prepared, he had a written brief for the Judge. and explained what would take place in the hearing, making me feel relaxed before we saw the Judge. My outcome was great and Mr. Wilson made me feel like I just made a friend. Thanks.
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Posted by Crystal | February 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disability Case
Rich was a wonderful attorney! He did a great job winning my case and was so considerate while handling my case! Very professional and respectful! Having anxiety issues Rich handled everything for me and did it with such care! If I could give him more than 5 stars I would! He did a wonderful job and I’d most definitely recommend him to anyone!
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Posted by Ronald | February 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fair and knowledgeable
After being turned down initially by social security for SSI for our autistic daughter we approached attorney Wilson for assistance. Mr Wilson carefully lead us through a very difficult situation and was successful in winning our case. Attorney Wilson did not stop there, he also educated us on setting up a trust to protect our daughter once she is on her own. This was something we had not considered and now have more peace of mind that her future is more secure. I would recommend attorney Wilson without reservation. He is not only extremely knowledgeable but is able to explain things in a very understandable manner.
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Posted by D'Ann | August 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Streamlined Process
Atty. Wilson understands what information the Social Security Administration needs to make a determination. This knowledge makes the process more streamlined and eliminates alot of wasted time and frustration on your part. Although he and his staff will help you with questions you have in understanding the forms, he will always tell you to answer everything truthfully and send it back to them in a,timely manner.
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Posted by Teresa | July 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
God sent
Rich is a wonderful person and a GREAT LAWYER. He is very knowledgeable about the long and difficulty of the social security system. He helped me understand everything i needed to know . When i had questions. He would take my call anytime. And if he was busy in court, it was always the same day that i had my answers. I would like to publicly say --- RICH THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!!!!
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Posted by HENRY | May 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT LAWYER
I'm a 53 year old male. Was a Teamster for 22 years. I got injured at work. Needed neck surgery. After surgery I never got my strength back. RICH was recommended to me by my workers comp LAWYER. I was on the edge of losing my home. RICH took extra steps of getting a hold of the LAWYER doing the foreclosure. That was enough to prolong my foreclosure. Was able to keep my home. Without RICH, I would have lost my home, lost my truck, and everything I've worked for. SSD is a long and difficult prosses. RICH had no problems navigating this. RICH is a very intelligent and caring. THANK YOU RICH FOR GETTING MY LIFE BACK !!!
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Posted by Nicole | July 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Social Security Disability
Attorney Wilson and his staff are the most considerate and diligent people. Rich took control from our first meeting and worked tirelessly on my case. He truly cares for his clients and walks you through every step of the process. He always makes the time to answer any questions you may have and addresses any concerns. He made me very comfortable and confident. I felt as though I was his only client! I am and will continue to recommend Attorney Wilson to anyone who needs help in the fields he covers. He is so very reliable and professional. Top notch!!
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Posted by Michael | February 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rich Wilson is a great Attorney!
Rich went above and beyond to help me win my social security disability case after three years of fighting for it. He explained things in a way that I could understand.
Posted by Marie | February 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disability lawyer
Mr. Wilson is so kind and understanding. He explains everything to you and is available for any question. I am glad he is my attorney. You couldn't ask for a nicer and professional attorney.
Posted by Lou | June 8, 2015
Don't Despair, Wilson Is There
Our testimonial has to deal with applying for social security disability benefits. After my wife was rejected for what we believed to be legitimate medical issues, we were deflated, depressed, confused, emotionally drained, and disappointed with government bureaucracy. We searched the yellow pages for legal counsel to assist us in filing our appeal. One name and one law firm prominetly stood out to us in their advertising and that was Rich Wilson of Ody and Wilson PC. When we arrived for our consultation we were warmly welcomed and led to a conference room for our meeting with Rich. Upon reviewing the medical records and initial application, Rich pointed out several errors we made on the application. Common verbage errors, that Rich said he sees a lot, where answers inaccurately represent the intent of the question. Rich affirmed that we should proceed with an appeal. He provided us with forms for our physcians to gather more data regarding the injuries and disability. But, most of all, He assured us that we had an advocate and he would go the full mile for us. His compassion and enthusiasm placed our minds at ease and lifted a tremendous burden off our shoulders. It was a long, drawn out process complicated by a government shut down, but in the end, we finally had our day court that resulted in a favorable decision. After hearing expert testimony from the state, Rich was focused on drawing and re-directing the critical attention back to the medical records and documented proof of our case. We have no qualms or reservations in recommending Rich Wilson and the firm of Ody and Wilson for any or all of your legal needs. We will be eternally grateful for all your had work, Thank You Rich, from the bottom of our hearts.
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Posted by Wade | June 4, 2015
The Best Attorney Out There !
Attorney Wilson did a Fantastic Job representing me in a Social Disability case ! He Kept Me Well Informed , Told Me Every step of the Process , Always returned my Phone Calls ! Every Questioned I asked about the proceedings, He Had a Detailed Answer ! Would Highly Recommend Him !
Posted by Lisa | May 27, 2014
We found a great lawyer in Mr. Wilson
Mr. Wilson is a excellent lawyer. He helped us with more than one legal matter and resolved both of them in our favor. Him and his staff went above and beyond to help us and kept us informed on how our cases were progressing. He also returned all of our phone calls when we had any questions which was really important to us. I would highly recommend Mr. Wilson as he is very professional. When we need a lawyer in the future we will be going back to him.
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Posted by Patricia | May 17, 2014
A knowledgeable attorney for our township
Richard Wilson was officially hired at our twp meeting on August 6, 2012. As a very small muncipality, we don't have a regular need for an attorney, but we still need someone we are comfortable with to consult or ask to come to a meeting when necessary. Rich always returns phone calls, follows thru on requests, and when we have a situation, he finds a way to be present, even on very short notice. He is an easy person to talk to and carefully listens to what we have to say. He believes that the best way to handle problems is thru discussion and reason, which has worked out fine for us.
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Posted by Katina | May 16, 2014
Give this lawyer a call!
Richard responded promptly and respectfully to my situation. I wish I had called him sooner. He gave me clear and direct instructions. Given the fact that people call lawyers when they are not at their emotional best, Richard was patient and understanding. He also gave me the permit I needed efficiently and quickly. I highly recommend his expertise!
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Posted by Kirby | May 13, 2014
Well Satisfied
Atty. Wilson has represented our Huntingdon County municipality as Twp. Solicitor for the past several years. He has always attended the monthly meetings that we requested and has answered the board's and the public's questions either on the spot or after researching the matter in the following days. He has prepared resolutions and ordinances and has filed numerous municipal liens on our behalf.
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Posted by Chris | May 12, 2014
Highly recommended!
Rich Wilson gets the highest recommendation, he has handled multiple real estate transactions for me as well as setting up 2 limited liability companies and has always been thorough and professional. He has also helped me with several landlord/tenant cases. Excellent attorney.
Posted by Cassiei | May 10, 2014
Awsome service
I have recommended him to others and will continue refering him. He did a great job for me. He kept up on all paper work phone calls ect. He gave me info i needed as to what i needed to do on my part and by what time ect. Told me what i may expect to happen in different senerios. He answered all questions I had. I am thrilled with his service.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Ody & Wilson, PC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Associate
  • Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Intern Clerk
  • Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge John T. J. Kelly, Jr.
  • 2000 - 2000

Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Franklin and Marshall College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Associations

  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Boroughs
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association For Justice
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Huntingdon County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • President
  • Huntingdon County Bar Association
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Huntingdon House Annual Conference
  • Conflicts of Interest, Confidentiality and Ethics
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Richard
General practice Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is both knowledgeable and professional. I know if I refer a matter to him, he will respond to it timely and give it his full personal attention."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have referred Rich a hand full of cases and he has won them all and they were, by no meams, slam dunks."