Very Good Disability Attorney
We are so happy we went with Ellene. After being turned down for disability we contacted her to file an appeal. Her staff reviewed my husband's history and advised us on medical records needed, they were honest and upfront about the time it would take to have a hearing and an answer. He finally has been approved for disabiity and was awarded back to the time his health really started to deteriorate. Ellene and her staff always treated us with respect and met with us a few times to make sure they had a good understanding of his case. They were always available by email and telephone and answered questions promptly. We would both highly recommend Ellene and her very capable staff.
Social Security disability
I found Ellene 2 yrs ago after filling for disability and getting turned down. the day i walked in her office and started explaining everything i was going through she was willing to take my case.Although she informed me it was going to be a hard case cause of my age,but she never gave up. This February we went in in front of the judge and not only was i awarded my case but was awarded from the bench in which this doesn't happen normally as she explained. I was very pleased with the work and effort she put into my case and i would and have already recommended her to other people who were going through what i was until i found her.She is up front and honest an will tell you how everything will go and what she can and can't do which is another reason i was impressed with her.Thank You Ellene for working so hard for me and my family.
Getting my life back with social security
She was great..the struggle was getting my case before the judge. once that happened i got to see just how great she is. she won my case and the judge went back to day of diagnosis at least 33 months. that was a true blessing because we struggled those 33 months to keep our heads above water with the bills. now i have been able to pay off quite a bit and catch up on others,. the weight is off my shoulders thanks to Mrs.Welsh
A very satisfied client !!
Ellene Welsh has been a pleasure to work with; She is very professional, courteous, and transparent. When I presented her with my SSI CASE, it was pending an administrative hearing within in 3 months of me hiring her. Prior to requesting an Administrative Hearing, I was denied by SSI twice. Ellene immediately accepted my case & took all the necessary steps to secure & successfully win my case. I would strongly recommend Ellene Welsh as the lawyer for you !!
Felt like I was not worth her time
I called and made a 4:00pm appointment that was 2 weeks away. The lady on the phone was very pleasant and said I would get a packet in the mail that I needed to fill out that details my issues. The packet was received within 2 days. I am writing this review less than 30 minutes after my appointment because I cannot believe what I just experienced. I got to the appointment 5 minutes early and the Mrs. Welsh's assistant greeted me by name as soon as I walked in. She is very nice and has such a pleasant demeanor about her. I thought to myself that I had made the right decision calling this attorney if her assistant is any indication of the kind of service they provide. I did not wait long and Mrs. Welsh came rushing out of her office, said my name, walked past me to her assistant's office, then returned toward me and asked me into her office. No handshake, barely any eye contact, and an extremely rushed demeanor. I came into her office and she asked me to have a seat and asked if I had my denial letter from Social Security. I handed her the denial letter and the packet that they had mailed me to fill out detailing my information on my past and present medical issues. She glanced at the SSI denial letter and then proceeded to say I was only 44 and my case would be very difficult. I was stunned. She did not even look the information packet that they had sent me in the mail. She asked a few questions about my limitations, which if she had taken the time to read the info packet they sent me, she would have known all my limitations in detail. She then said that another attorney may take my case. I asked her if she was turning down my case and she said that she was. I was dumbfounded. This attorney, who gets a very high rating on Google, just denied taking my case without even reading the packet THAT THEY SENT ME TO FILL OUT!! I will not go into my medical issues but it is safe to say I have had my dr telling me for 3 years I need to go on disability and I have finally deteriorated to the point I cannot even sit for more than 25 minutes at a time without laying down. She handed my papers back to me and said Good Luck and got up to see me out. I told her that if my case was difficult it surprises me she got paid at all. As she rushed me to the door, it became apparent to me why I was treated so unprofessionally by Mrs. Welsh. She closed the door behind me and locked the door. I guess she had somewhere more important to be than to actually take the time to get to know me and my case in more detail before just looking at my age and saying Good Luck. THEY COULD HAVE TOLD ME THAT OVER THE PHONE AND SAVED US BOTH A HUGE HASSLE!!!!!
Response from Ellene Welsh January 31, 2017
Thank you for the feedback! I'm sorry you had an unsatisfactory experience. As we discussed, I strongly encourage you to consult with other attorneys. Not all lawyers have the same opinion about potential claims. The paperwork you completed for me will be useful if and when you do this, because most attorneys will ask you for the same information. Again, I'm sorry you were dissatisfied with your experience, and my decision to decline your case. I wish you the best of luck in the future.