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Thomas William Durkin

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Racine, WI

5.0   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Thomas

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I have been handling social security disability and supplemental security income cases throughout Wisconsin for 25 years. I have a high success rate. I will personally handle your case from start to finish, I will be wiith you every step of the way and there no fee unless you are approved.

Location

Cabranes, Durkin & Longdin
840 Lake Ave., Suite 100
Racine, WI, 53403

Reviews

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Posted by Evett | January 10, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disability
I don’t know the outcome of my disability but I do know that thomas durkin and Sandy have both did an amazing job helping with my case. Very informative, professional understanding and knowable of my disabilities. They were also very thorough, responded to my need and questions promptly and answered any and all questions I may have had. I highly recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
I was a client for Thomas Durkin
He help me with a case they I had been fighting for myself until I found him I recommend him such a great lawyer
Posted by AnnaMarie | October 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Lawyer!
From the very start, this law firm was professional, supportive and dedicated to my case. Calls were returned promptly with courtesy and professionalism. Tom and Sandy showed individualized attention to my case. Tom handled the hearing himself and knew all of the details of my case. The support and knowledge he provided during this process was invaluable. Would highly recommend!
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Posted by Paul | August 3, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Very knowledgeable
Attorney Thomas Durkin answered all of my questions and offered suggestions to me that I had know idea I could consider. He is a very knowledgeable lawyer and I’m sure he gets results for his clients. I would highly recommend him. His assistant Sandy was very pleasant setting up my appointment and answered some of my questions as well. I would not go anywhere else for the services this firm provides.
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Posted by Darla | July 26, 2022
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My review
Attorney Durkin and staff were very helpful getting me through this process. Always available for my questions and concerns. Very prompt with getting back to you. Also everyone is very friendly.
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied
Attorney Tom Durkin and his staff were incredible.They always kept me notified and updated with much down to earth kindness. I definitely recommend his services. Mike Priaulx.
Posted by Lance | June 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I have known and used Attorney Durkin for 20 years. I have always found his work to be top notch and I have no reservations recommending him to others. Great lawyer.
Posted by Emily | May 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Customer Excellence with Compassion
Tom Durkin and his assistant Sharon Adel provided great care and precision with my case. Both took time to put me at ease about my case and were very thorough with presentation prior to and at court.
Posted by Patricia | May 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire Attorney Durkin!
I would highly recommend Attorney Durkin! He and his assistant Sharon were very helpful resulting in a favorable outcome to my disability case.
Posted by Gina | May 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Disability
I highly recommend Tom Durkin and his assistant Sharon for your disability case. They are very professional and helpful. I’am so thankful for all they did to help my daughter win her disability case.
Posted by Edward | February 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Pleased
Tom Durkin represented me in a Social Security Disability case. Tom and his staff were professional and dedication to a tough case. Great advice and caring people on his staff. We won my case and I would strongly recommended Tom Durkin.
Posted by Karen Nelson | January 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Social Security
I was with another firm for 2 years, That firm did nothing and never would keep me updated. so I decided to go with Attorney Thomas Durkin. Wow! what a difference, he had time to answer any question I had. he explained thing if I didn't quite understood. He is very pleasant and, professional.
Posted by Linda | November 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Successful Outcome of SSDI Process
After being denied SSDI after initial application, I knew that the next step would be to hire an attorney, preferably local, whose specialties included SS cases. I went on-line, and found Mr. Durkin. After a consultation, he thought I had a case, and I decided I wanted his help. He's down to earth, with a pleasant personality. He advised me as to what was needed in order to win the case. He guided me through every step of the process which wound up at the hearing level. I was obviously quite nervous, but at least I had the good fortune of having a video hearing in front of an out-of-state ALJ. I had a meeting with Mr. Durkin the day before my hearing, at which he advised me as to what to expect, and basically how to answer the questions without being "long-winded", so to speak. I eventually got the letter stating that the ALJ's decision was fully favorable. I couldn't have done it alone, and I would refer a client to Mr. Durkin with confidence.
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Posted by Don | June 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Good guy, Great Lawyer
I was injured in a car accident over a year ago. I initially hired another lawyer who promised me the starts but later wouldn't return my phone call. I finally got tired of not knowing what was going on and started calling other lawyers. I met with Attorney Durkin and he immediately put me at ease. He explained the process in detail and I transferred my case to him. This was one of the best decisions I've ever made. He treated my with compassion, kept me informed and resolved the case in a way that left me highly satisfied. I can't say enough good things about Attorney Durkin. A+
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Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2017
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Great Attorney!
Attorney Durkin helped me in a personal injury case. It was a very stressful situation, but he led me through the process and answered all of my questions in a timely manner. He was very professional and he returned my calls, and when he met with me, he was not rushed. He took his time and explained things to me.
Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2015
Him and his staff are 100% the best in the area
During my ongoing case for 3 years I have never been brushed off once when I had a question or concern. I either got his assistant to get back to me right away with the information or if she could not provide it, she would set up a conference call or meeting with Mr. Durkin to get my questions answered. In filling out forms for reimbursement, his assistant took care of that and was always making sure I got my reimbursement checks. If I didn't she was on it. And if they didn't respond to her they responded to Mr. Durkin's strongly worded email. I have to say, you really need to go with a lawyer that has an amazing and knowledgeable assistant and a team of amazing staff. It makes all the difference than going with an independent lawyer that has no one else in the office. I couldn't ask for anything more stress free than this experience and it was very welcome during such a horrific time. Thank you for everything!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2015
Him and his staff are 100% the best in the area
During my ongoing case for 3 years I have never been brushed off once when I had a question or concern. I either got his assistant to get back to me right away with the information or if she could not provide it, she would set up a conference call or meeting with Mr. Durkin to get my questions answered. In filling out forms for reimbursement, his assistant took care of that and was always making sure I got my reimbursement checks. If I didn't she was on it. And if they didn't respond to her they responded to Mr. Durkin's strongly worded email. I have to say, you really need to go with a lawyer that has an amazing and knowledgeable assistant and a team of amazing staff. It makes all the difference than going with an independent lawyer that has no one else in the office. I couldn't ask for anything more stress free than this experience and it was very welcome during such a horrific time. Thank you for everything!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 100%-100%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Becker, French & Durkin
  • 2000 - Present
  • Judicial Clerk
  • Dane County, Wisconsin
  • 1994 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Capwell and Berthelsen
  • 1994 - 2000

Education

  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Barrera 2:15-CV-00916
  • Succesful Social Security Federal Court Disability Appeal
  • McCurtis 2:15-CV-00008
  • Succesful Social Security Federal Court Disability Appeal
  • Lang 2:16-CV-00602
  • Succesful Social Security Federal Court Disability Appeal
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Associations

  • Rotary Club
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Health Care Network
  • Board of Directors
  • 2017 - Present
  • US District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Attorney Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Racine County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • ARC
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2016
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Young Lawyers Division
  • Board Member
  • 1998 - 2004
  • Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2010
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2000
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Graduate
  • Leadership Racine Academy
  • 2000

Publications

  • National Bar Institute
  • Presentation material for: Social Security Disability Boot Camp Seminar
  • 2013
  • National Bar Institute
  • Presentation material for: Handling a Social Security Disability Case Seminar
  • 2011
  • National Bar Institute
  • Presentation Material For: Handling a Social Security Disability Case Seminar
  • 2009
  • National Bar Institute
  • Presentation Material For: Handling a Social Security Disability Case Seminar
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Social Security Conference
  • Social Security Disability Boot Camp
  • 2013
  • Social Security Conference
  • Handling a Social Security Disability Case
  • 2011
  • Social Security Conference
  • Handling a Social Security Disability Case
  • 2009
  • Social Security Conference
  • Handling a Social Security Disability Case
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Most knowledgeable social security lawyer in the area."
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Racine Social Security & Disability Lawyer Thomas William Durkin
Thomas William Durkin
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Racine, WI
Licensed for 29 years
Free Consultation