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Posted by Douglas
I hired Stephanie to represent me in my ssdi case. Stephanie won the ssdi case for me. She is a very hands on lawyer and was always ready to talk about the case with me and the direction she was taking the case in. She frequently talked with me about the strategy she was planing and keeping me involved.
Posted by Jacob
As a young couple, my wife and I never expected to be in a situation where we would be navigating the Social Security Disability system. The extent to which we felt lost and mired in forms and protocols left us on edge and uncertain. After making the initial application and subsequent appeals, we reached out to our Worker's Comp lawyer for a Social Security Attorney recommendation, which is how we found Stephanie.
In the first several months, there was not a lot of communication between us and her, but that is the way this whole system works. A lot of the process depends on waiting with some uncertainty. That being said, any time there was any action that needed to be taken, Stephanie was right on top of it. She was always available by phone or email for all of our questions, and trust me there were many. She never made us feel that anything we asked was superfluous or dismissible, and she further reassured us regularly as to our position in the process and what to expect.
She was remarkably accommodating during our pre-trial testimony preparation. We met her at her office where she had thoroughly prepared for our meeting in order to ensure we progressed through the meeting quickly but without missing anything. When my wife became overwhelmed by her back pain, there was a sofa available for her to lay on while we completed the preparations. My wife felt very comfortable with Stephanie and was greatly helped by the preparation time. Neither of us had any idea what kind of questions to expect, but Stephanie gave us great guidance and suggestions on when to elaborate on answers and when to let a question pass rather than provide an incomplete answer. She even gave us some general information about the assigned judge so that my wife would know what to expect.
During the trial, Stephanie was competent, engaged, and totally focused on everyones' testimony. She helped to direct the trial as much as possible to our benefit, aggressively sought to clarify and turn expert testimony in our favor, and reassure my wife even as her pain began to interfere with her ability to concentrate.
After the trial, Stephanie continued her pattern of availability and engagement, reaching out to us whenever there was information to provide and suffering my many emails asking why the process of decision was taking so long.
My wife and I would, with absolute confidence and enthusiasm, recommend Stephanie Christel as counsel and representation to anyone facing the Social Security Administration, especially if you expect a high degree of attention.
Posted by Kimberly
Stephanie was incredibly thorough with my case. She gathered evidence from every provider, not only medical records, but specialized forms that detailed my disability. I firmly believe it was this evidence that allowed the judge to rule in my favor. Communication was clear and timely. I never worried about the state of my case and had every confidence in her abilities. I am relieved to have this over and I firmly believe that it is because of Stephanie. I would not hesitate to recommend her to friends or family.
Posted by LeRoy
I hired Stephanie Christel for my recent case. Mrs. Christel provided me professional consultation and representation. She explained my case proceedings thoroughly and consistently demonstrated patience while clearly answering every question that I had. Moreover, my phone calls to her office were always returned within a twenty four hour period. I believe Mrs. Christel is a highly competent attorney well attuned to her clients needs. I therefore highly recommend her.
Posted by Madeleine M
After two denials of my disability claim I sought representation for the appeals hearing process. I wanted to work with a smaller firm so that I could have a more personal rapport then you might get in a larger firm. In Stephanie Johnson-Christal I got just that. Not only was she personable, knowledgeable, and professional but she made herself available to answer any questions I had. She kept me informed as the case moved on but did not overload me with details so that I could concentrate on my health knowing she had things covered. My result was favorable, winning not only the case but the maximum allowable back-pay. I would be confident in recommending Stephanie to anyone needing SS Disability representation.
Posted by Ben
I was refereed to Stephanie after 2 failed appeals for Social Security with prior lawyers. She was very Gracious. She listened to my story. She asked the right questions. She is very fast to respond back to phone calls or emails. I have refereed a few friends of mine to her as well.
Stephanie will fight for you I trust her very much!
Posted by Alex
I highly recommend that you go with her services. She is vastly skilled and knowledgeable. She has greatly helped with my case. I don't believe I would have won without her after she showed us how to do it better. I truly appreciate the work she has done. She has done far more than I expected.
Posted by Tracy
I found Stephanie to be responsive, efficient and knowledgeable from our first conversation through the long and trying Social Security Disability Appeals process. Her experience and insight was invaluable to me. Although I was often an emotional mess, Stephanie remained calm, professional and focused. She explored all avenues to expedite my case, and her tenacity and composure got us (me) through the hearing - ultimately resulting in a favorable decision. I highly recommend Stephanie! Warmest regards and sincere thanks, Tracy L.
Posted by anonymous
I have known Stephanie for several years. Stephanie is smart, diligent, tough and friendly. Whenever I have a question related to Family Law and Social Security matters for my clients Stephanie makes herself available and has an answer. On all issues related to Family Law and Social Security I have and will refer family and clients to Stephanie's office.
Posted by Heidi
Our experience with Stephanie was wonderful! She helped us through the whole process of Applying for and dealing with the whole process of getting S.S.D. benefits for my husband. I have never dealt with an Attorney where I had to do half their job until I met Stephanie. She made it so easy for us. My husband can be army leave the house let alone understand half of what is said to him and she made the process so kind and easy for him to understand. We also had some issues a couple of years after the process and even though she didn't have to help because of the type of issue, She was still there for us and helped us with the situation until it got resolved. I am great full to have her in our corner.