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The Disability Benefits Law
Center represents disabled individuals
throughout Philadelphia and its suburbs, the
Lehigh Valley and nearby New
Jersey and Delaware communities in Social Security
Disability (SSD) and SSI disability claims.  We provide committed, effective and
personal legal help to individuals who are considering applying for SSD and
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, those who have applied, as well as
those who have had applications denied and want to appeal that decision. Our
lawyers have helped thousands of individuals obtain disability benefits, and we
are here to help you.  Attorney Ted Walkenhorst and attorney David Machek are
highly experienced in disability law. Our attorneys are members of NOSSCR
(National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives) and the
Social Security Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association. We remain current
on Social Security disability law and teach disability law to other attorneys.
Our professional staff is equally committed to our clients and to a successful
outcome in every case.  Our clients receive personal attention and devoted
representation at all stages of the process—from the initial application through
federal court appeals (if needed). We are here to answer your questions, be your
advocates and make sure you get the SSD and SSI disability benefits you need and
deserve.  We help clients in Pennsylvania
cities that include:  Philadelphia, Abington,
Allentown, Bensalem, Bristol, Bethlehem,
Coatesville, Media, West Chester, Cheltenham, Doylestown, Elkins Park,
Glenside, Hatboro, Horsham, Huntingdon
Valley, Lansdale, Levittown,
Norristown, Upper Darby, Chester, Warminster,
Willow Grove, Norristown, Reading, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton and
Harrisburg.  We
help clients in New Jersey cities that
include:  Camden, Newark, Willingboro, Trenton
and Cherry Hill. We help clients from
Delaware cities that include:  Dover and Wilmington.


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Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 100%
    29 years, 1.7 thousand cases



Contingent (25%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • David M. Seltzer

    I endorse this lawyer. Walter (Ted) Walkenhorst is the consummate professional. He prepares cases meticulously and represents his clients zealously. I have interacted, professionally, with Ted for more than 25 years. Because my practice area is Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation and his is Social Security, we often represent the same clients in the pursuit of different types of benefits. My clients uniformly report complete satisfaction with Ted's work product. Moreover, Ted is a caring person who understands how disability impacts the lives of his clients. I am honored to be his friend and colleague, and I am privileged to offer my unqualified endorsement.


    David Seltzer Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Wesley Cornish

    I endorse this Walter as I have professionally worked with his firm and found them to be honest, diligent, and very professional.


    David Cornish Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

A Center For Disability Benefits Law

1617 JFK Boulevard
Suite 1500
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-1815

A Center For Disability Benefits Law

610 Old York Road
Suite 210
Jenkintown, PA, 19046-2867



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Jurisprudence AwardN/AN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerDisability Benefits Law Center1998 - Present
Founding PartnerDisability Law Center of Fischer and Walkenhorst1987 - 1998
Lead AttorneySpear, Wilderman, Sigmond, Borish, Endy and Silverstein1979 - 1987
AttorneyCommunity Legal Services, Inc.1973 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
Third Circuit Court of AppealsBar Member1978 - Present
United States District Court Eastern District of PennsylvaniaBar Member1975 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Montgomery Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Princeton UniversityEconomicsAB1970