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Tracey Nicoll Pate

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Townson, MD

5.0   52 reviews

also known as Tracey Pate, Disability Associates

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  • Licensed for 32 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1992
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About Tracey

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  1. Social Security & Disability
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    Social Security Disability

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY LAW IS ALL THAT I DO. I CAN HELP YOU GET THE BENEFITS THAT YOU DESERVE.

I am the founding member and Managing Attorney of Disability Associates LLC.  100% of my practice focuses on obtaining disability benefits for Social Security disability clients.  I have over 30 years' experience successfully representing thousands of disabled individuals before the Social Security Administration, the Office of Hearings Operations, the Appeals' Council and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.  I have been qualified as an expert witness in the field of Social Security disability law in the Circuit Court of Maryland and am a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Respresentatives (NOSSCR).  I have a passion for people and the law and am energized when I am able to face a challenge head on.  

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2021,2020,2019,2018,2017
Client's Choice
2021 2020 2019 + 2 ...

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Location

Disability Associates LLC
222 Bosley Avenue, Suite C7
Townson, MD, 21204
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 18089
Baltimore, MD, 21220
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Reviews

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  52 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by Christine | December 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tracey Pate & Disability Associates
I am so grateful and thankful to Tracey Pate and her staff. They were always professional, confident and a pleasure to work with. My outcome was the best holiday present ever. I highly recommend using her.
Response from Tracey Pate February 2, 2024
Thank you for this fabulous review! It was a pleasure working with you.
Posted by Theo | March 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr.
Excellent attorney and team. Very professional and thorough especially Melanie. I highly recommend Tracey and her team to anyone who needs help with their disability case.
Response from Tracey Pate February 2, 2024
Thank you for this excellent 5 star review!
Posted by Cheryl | June 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Attorney Tracey N. Pate & Staff of Disability Associates for SSI Disability Cases
Attorney Tracey N. Pate accepted my disability case after my initial consultation with her and after being denied for disability twice on my own. My total case from the time I first filed took three years including the hit from the pandemic. However, Tracey never gave up on me and kept encouraging me the entire period. The staff was very patient, understanding, sensitive to their clients and everyone was very informative and helpful. They never made you feel like you were a bother to them. Tracey fought for Everything that I was entitled to and made sure that I was fairly compensated. She is trustworthy & she will fight for her clients to the very end. I was more than satisfied with the outcome of my case. They are the Best!!
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Response from Tracey Pate June 16, 2022
Cheryl: Thank you for your wonderful review! Our team enjoyed working with you very much and bringing your case to a successful conclusion! We wish you all the Best :)
Posted by Ernest | May 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
I'll put this plain & simple Tracey Pate and associates are the best at what they do. My disability case being approved is proof of that.
Response from Tracey Pate June 16, 2022
Ernest: Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It was a pleasure working with you and I wish you all the best!
Posted by Maryann | April 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend for Social Security Disability cases
Tracey is very knowledgeable about the process of applying for Social Security Disability I am so pleased that she won my case which was approved at a hearing. I recommend Tracey and her staff.
Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Ms.Pate did a fantastic job. Very thorough and professional. I am extremely satisfied.
Posted by Robert | June 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
After applying for disability and being turned down twice, I retained the services of Tracy Pate. Ms. Pate and everyone in her office were very understanding and completely professional. I have a lot of medical conditions that I suffer from. Ms. Pate made the people at social security and disability see my conditions for what they really were. After waiting for almost a year to get another hearing, I was finally approved for disability. Getting disability has changed my life for the better and helped me get back to living a good life. I don’t know what I would have done without Ms. Pate’s help and understanding. Thank you so much for everything you and everyone in your office did for me and my family. It was life changing!
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional lawyer and team!
I recently was approved for SSD after a long time of suffering and waiting, but I would not done it without the help of Ms. Pate, what a wonderful and experienced lawyer! My experience with Disability Associates was really great. Mindy, Misti and Tracey were always polite and answer all my questions professionally. I felt very confident and free of worries, knowing that Ms. Pate was taking care of every detail, and my representation was perfectly conducted with great success. I am so grateful for her hard work and for the time she dedicated to my case. I would definitely recommend her services to any one who needs help navigating the complicated SSDI process . Also, the fee she charged was very reasonable, considering the amount of work and time she spent working on my case. Thank you so much Ms. Pate!
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Posted by Peggy | February 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Disability Lawyer Out There
Tracey and her office we awesome helping me navigate all the social security paper work. I would highly recommend her for anyone who needs help with their disability.
Response from Tracey Pate March 14, 2021
Thank you so much for this kind review! My team enjoyed working with you and bringing your case to a successful conclusion!
Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
disability case
Ms. Pate represented me for SSD hearing. She obtained/reviewed all medicals, evaluated case, communicated with me, kept abreast of appointments/ treatments, kept me informed and answered my questions in timely manner. She and staff were professional, friendly, trustworthy and stayed on top of my case. No mistakes or delays. Expert service and obtained fair and positive determination. . Very respectful and supportive.
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Response from Tracey Pate January 23, 2021
Thank you so much for this kind review. My team and I were so happy that we were able to bring your case to a successful conclusion! Best regards.
Posted by joann | January 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and effective representation
Tracy and her staff made filing for SSDI painless and quick. Despite COVID-19 we filed in March and the Case was decided in my favor in December. I would recommend her to my friends and family
Response from Tracey Pate January 5, 2021
Joann: Thank you so much! You were a pleasure to work with and I am so glad your case was resolved at the initial level! We wish you the best!
Posted by Jim | January 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Satisfied!
Fantastic. I was referred by a dear friend and can't thank him enough. Tracey and her team were caring, polite and very professional. They submitted my information, interfaced with the Social Security Administration on my behalf and we were able to acquire approval for my claim in a very timely manner. I will recommend Tracey and the Disability Associates Team to any of my friends in need of resolution to their worries about what to do when you find yourself faced with being unable to provide an income due to a disability. Thank you Tracey Jim
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Response from Tracey Pate January 5, 2021
Jim: It was a pleasure working with you and bringing your case to a successful conclusion! My team and I truly appreciate your kind words and wish you the best!
Posted by Brad | January 4, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attorney
As a fellow attorney, I can say, without hesitation that Tracey knows her stuff! I have referred clients to Tracey and, each time, feel confident that Tracey will handle their matters with the utmost care.
Posted by Gwen | December 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
God's Grace. My Blessing
Mrs. Pate and her team are amazing at what they do. They are very kind and professional. Mrs.Pate made me understand and saw things that I would have never thought of on my own. Sit back and relax with no worries with Disability Associates. Thank you all so much!
Response from Tracey Pate December 18, 2020
Thank you so very much for this review. It was a pleasure working with you!
Posted by zachary | December 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Had control of the whole thing from start to finish
Tracey Pate and assistant were there to help with any and everything from the day she took the case until the end when the case was sided in our favor. Would definitely recommend Disability Associates LLC to anybody needing assistance getting the social security benefits that they deserve:
Response from Tracey Pate December 18, 2020
Thanks Zachary for this fabulous review! It was a pleasure helping you with your SSD claim.
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You will not find any better
My experience with Tracey and her team was nothing short of perfect. Tracey, Misty, Mindy and Angelique were professional, knowledgeable, courteous, very kind and understanding. Even if they had not won my case, I would have still sent the same review! I will highly recommend them to friends, family or anyone else who would need their services.
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Response from Tracey Pate December 18, 2020
Thank you so much for your very kind review!
Posted by Karen | September 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent disability attorney with attentive staff
Ms. Pate was recommended to me by a friend, who is also an attorney. Her reputation in the industry is sterling. She is highly efficient, extremely intelligent, and her knowledge of Social Security Disability is vast and deep. She’s very honest and open, and gives a realistic perspective of what can be expected with a case. She is so kind and takes all the time necessary to prepare her clients for all questions and the process itself. Additionally, Ms. Pate’s staff are consummate professionals who are friendly, responsive and take the time to make you feel very comfortable. Each of the ladies with whom I worked were familiar with me and my case, and took the time to answer all my questions as thoroughly as possible. I truly cannot recommend Tracey highly enough.
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Response from Tracey Pate December 18, 2020
What a great review! Thank you so much!
Posted by Mary | September 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney ever!
Tracey Pate was recommended to me after three years of fighting for my disability. As soon as I reached out to her, she and her staff were amazing. I was always able to reach out to her assistant Mindy for any questions or anything. Tracey is very personable and goes the extra mile. She and her staff are truly great, and I am so glad I had her on my side!
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Response from Tracey Pate September 12, 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure working with you and bringing your case to a successful conclusion.
Posted by Lisa | April 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The most professional and compassionate Disability Attorney
When I found Ms. Tracey Pate, I was already dealing with 2 denials for disability. I was frustrated and overwhelmed by the process. Tracey immediately took hold of the reins of my case. She was professional and understanding. Her staff and team worked diligently to keep me informed and updated. As a result of her offices work, I won my case. I know if it hadn't been for Ms Tracey and the support of her staff, I don't believe I would have been successful.
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Posted by Danielle | March 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Decision I made was Hiring Tracey Pate!
After applying for SS Disability 3 times on my own (NO ATTORNEY) with 3 denials over 6 years I finally found Tracey and hired her to help me! I was just approved! Tracey Pate and her staff were so professional and compassionate. I felt so comfortable working with them and finally had hope again! This group knows what they are doing, very organized and know how to win! Tracey Pate/Disability Associates are 100% dedicated to Social Security Disability Cases! I highly recommend her! Thank you and God Bless you and your entire staff!
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Response from Tracey Pate March 19, 2020
Thank you so much for this wonderful review! It has been a pleasure working with you.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Disability Associates LLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Law Office of Joan Birmingham
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Jenkins Block and Associates
  • 1992 - 2000
  • Law Clerk
  • Circuit Court For Baltimore County
  • 1990 - 1992
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Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Wake Forest University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Pusey v. Astrue
  • Ms. Pusey was awarded Supplemental Security Income benefits.
  • Neely v. Astrue
  • Ms. Neely was awarded disability benefits.

Associations

  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Sustaining Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Maryland Federal Bar Association
  • 1992 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • 1992 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Qualified as an Expert Witness in Social Security Disability Law
  • Circuit Court for Harford County Maryland
  • 2006
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Publications

  • NOSSCR Social Security Forum
  • Court Remands and ALJs with Low Allowance Rates
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar at Sarah's Hope Outreach Center
  • Obtaining Social Security Disability benefits
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (9)
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Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Tracey and her staff for social security disability cases. Her office is very responsive when we have referred clients. I know she works hard to get the most benefits people deserve."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Results Oriented approach! Tracey's can-do attitude is essential to winning Social Security cases. She will deliver the results that clients deserve."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tracey Pate's legal expertise is only surpassed by her empathy and passion for her clients. She takes care of each and every one of our referrals as if they were family."
SSDI Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tracey is a tireless advocate for her Social Security Disability clients. I highly recommend her."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tracey and her staff are experts in every sense of the word. I collaborate with them and refer them clients and they always exceed my expectations. Hire them."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Tracey Pate as a social security disability attorney. I attended law school with Tracey and have been referring her disability cases for over 20 years. I have referred her over 100 clients over the years and in literally every case the client expressed complete satisfaction with her services. She is smart, diligent and truly cares about each and every one of her clients. Call her today if you need a social security attorney, you would be very pleased with your decision."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having worked with Ms. Pate for many years I can personally attest that she and her team practice at the highest level of legal professionalism."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Other
"Tracey and I worked together years ago practicing Social Security disability law. She has since opened her own successful practice. She is a conscientious, skilled, and thoughtful attorney and is respected in the Social Security disability law community."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I do not hesitate to refer anyone who has a claim seeking comensation for a disabity to Tracey. She truly cares about her clients, and works extremely hard to ensure that they are fairly compensated."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"i send all my friends and clients to Tracey for SSDI cases . She is knowledgeable and caring . i would not hesitate in recommending her ."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tracey is an excellent attorney and I highly recommend her for anyone seeking expertise in Social Security Disability Law."
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Townson Social Security & Disability Lawyer Tracey Nicoll Pate
Tracey Nicoll Pate
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Townson, MD
Licensed for 32 years
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