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Rachel Pickard

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Gastonia, NC

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1980
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Rachel Pickard
Po Box 547
Gastonia, NC, 28053-0547

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Posted by Tina | September 8, 2022
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Very professional and caring of your needs.
I applied for disability on my own the first time and was denied. So I found Rachel Pickard to help me. While I was denied a second time, Rachel and her staff worked with me. Her assistant Jackie helped me get all the information that they needed. All the staff was very friendly and helpful. They helped me get through it with great ease. They are very professional while at the same time very caring. I would highly recommend if you need to get your disability, hire Rachel Pickard.
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Posted by Donna | July 13, 2022
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Pitbull Pickard
In 2015 i was diagnosed with cancer for the second time. I previously was diagnosed in 2013 and again on 2015. I have had previous health issues and surgeries but have ALWAYS returned to work after 6 weeks, but i couldn't with this one. After my double radical mastectomy and removal of 38 lymph nodes i developed chronic lymphedema in my left arm and chest with extreme pain. I was told by 6 different doctors and OT therapists and palliative care doctors in would not ever be able do the job I have always done. I was a medical technology expert. I was always at my desk, on my computer, on my phone etc. I would type for hours for reports, orders, insurance filing etc. I can not sit, stand or lay for long periods of time. I can not type for long periods of time etc. I have worked since I was 15. I filed 3 separate times for disability and was denied. I searched for legal representation and found Rachel. After our first meeting I was so impressed with her and her staff. We were informed by Rachel the state of NC does NOT pay for cancer diagnosis. A person has to have a separate diagnosis as a result of cancer and treatment. That blew our minds. Rachel and her staff fought for us. They kept in touch with us. They answered all our questions no matter the day or time. When we were in front of the judge, Rachel and I, she fought like a cornered pit bull for me. She is knowledgeable of all disability laws. She is sympathetic to all of her clients. She puts law and her knowledge together for the perfect defense for her clients. She fights for you like it was her or someone in her family fighting for what is rightfully theirs. I said all of that to say this ...if you want a lawyer who is not just knowledgeable of the law but puts her clients first and will not stop until you have justice Rachel Pickard is the lawyer you want. The only way you would be sorry is if you do NOT hire her.
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Posted by Linda | March 13, 2021
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KUDOS TO RACHEL AND HER STAFF
I had filed for disability on my own and was denied. I realized I needed expert legal guidance and hired Rachel. Throughout my entire process, Rachel provided straight forward legal guidance, answered my questions and prepared me for my hearing. There is no way I could have done this on my own. My paralegal, Kristy, was wonderful to work with and compiled all my medical information. I highly recommend Rachel and her staff to guide you professionally through filing for disability. You will be in good hands.
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Posted by Douglas | March 16, 2020
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Great experience
Rachel Picard was great at handling my case. She let me know what to expect and made a very hard time in my life a little bit easier to deal with.
Posted by Kenneth | May 31, 2019
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Great Lady
If you what to Win hire Rachel Pickard she will go to bat for you.Rachael really done a great job for me and still helping me she is really a nice person and a great lawyer. Rachael Pickard will fight for you if you hire her to get your Disability. My name is Kenneth
Posted by Kathryn | April 13, 2018
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If you want to win-HIRE RACHEL PICKARD!
From the moment I walked in to Rachel Pickard’s Law office to the day I WON MY DISABILITY, I was treated with respect. Ms Pickard was honest, trustworthy and kind. Her PA Jackie did a wonderful job too! HIRE RACHEL PICKARD IF YOU WANT TO WIN YOUR DISABILITY!!
Posted by Lark | January 25, 2016
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Excellent in all area of process.
It's been quite some time ago when I hired her. I had been turned down by S.S. 3 times. I was a nervious wreck. A friend suggested Rachel to me. I was well satisfied with the way she handled everything. I had my disability without any courts or hearing. She was very professional yet with a personal touch. She went through the process with excellent advice and helpful information. I would Highly recommend her.
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Rachel Pickard Law Office
  • 1989 - Present

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Thousands of Cases
  • Won
  • Thousands of Cases
  • Won

Associations

  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Sustaining Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • 2018
  • Social Security Disability Specialist
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • 2017
  • Board Certified Specialist
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Handling a Social Security Disability Case
  • Preparing Your Case For Hearing
  • 2010
  • Learning the Ropes: Social Security Law
  • Types of Benefits for Claimants
  • 2006

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Gastonia Social Security & Disability Lawyer Rachel Pickard
Rachel Pickard
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Gastonia, NC
Licensed for 43 years