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Thomas H. Rosenhagen

About me



  Our policy at this firm is to always put the client first.  I know, from experience, that the best way to achieve success for my clients is to do many things that some lawyers simply are unwilling to do.  I insist on meeting my clients several times so they totally understand what the social security disability process involves and what to expect.  I always meet with my clients initially and before the hearing. I like to prepare them for the types of questions that will be asked of them and get them as comfortable as possible for the hearing.  I go to the treating doctors to obtain special functional capacity statements and prepare hearing memorandums (briefs) for the judge.  These steps vastly improve one's chances of success and gives credibility to the judges who will decide your case.  More importantly, it's the right way to do it!  I believe that is why we are recommended by so many of this areas treating physicians.


To me there is nothing more rewarding than helping a well deserved client obtain his or her benefits.


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Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 100%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • William K. Kriekard

    I have referred many social security disability cases to Tom and in addition to being very successful in those cases, he has always treated my clients with compassion and respect.


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  • James D. Mequio

    I endorse this lawyer. Tom is respected in the legal community and serves his clients at the highest level.


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Contact info

West Michigan Social Security Disability Law Ctr. PLC

8051 Moorsbridge Rd
Portage, MI, 49002


MIActive And In Good Standing197905/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Lawyers (Michigan - Social Security 2015)National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1988
MTLAcertificate of appreciation1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberWest Michigan Social Security Disability Law Ctr PLC2004 - Present
PartnerFord Kriekard PC1984 - 2001
PartnerGergely, Rosenhagen & Mequio PC1981 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
National AdvocatesMember2015 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMember2006 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Michigan chapter)Member1980 - Present
Michigan Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Kalamazoo County Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Kalamazoo County Bar AssociationChairman-Evaluation Committee1998 - 1999
Michigan Association for JusticeMember1981 - 2013
St. Joseph County Bar AssociationMember1981 - 1996
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Geary v Finney et al (Kalamazoo Circuit Court)verdict of over $1,000,000. for plaintiff
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Publication nameTitleDate
University of Detroit Business Law JournalERISA and Prepaid Legal Services1978
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Western Michigan UniversityN/ABBA - Bachelor of Business Administration1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Talk to the Attorney Showsocial security disability2012
KVCC Law DayFederal District Court case management1980