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I am Chicago Social Security attorney Timothy White, and for 14 years, I have dedicated my area of practice solely to helping people pursue Social Security benefits. I understand the ins and outs of the Social Security Administration, and I can help you present your case in the most effective manner possible. If your claim was denied, I can also help you appeal the decision.

While my Chicago law firm regularly handles a wide range of Social Security benefits issues, I am also one of few Chicago Social Security Disability attorneys with strong experience and interest in children's disability benefits cases.

 In addition to having an in-depth understanding of Social Security law, I am known and respected by clients and judges alike. I am:

  • Experienced: For more than a decade, I have helped thousands of men, women and children navigate the Social Security system.

  • Available: Clients meet with me personally, not with an assistant or paralegal. I also take the time to communicate with clients during each step of the case.

  • Prepared: I diligently research evidence and carefully prepare each case for the very best chance of success.

  • Quick: My law firm has a good reputation for filing appeals and other paperwork quickly and accurately.

  • Understanding: I truly care about my clients' well-being, and I work hard to help them receive the benefits that they need.


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  1. Social Security: 100%
    14 years



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  • Richard S. Volpe

    I limit my practice to personal injury and Workers' Compensation matters but don't do Social Security. I have referred clients to Tim for over 10 years and the clients have universally thanked me for recommending Tim. I've never had anything but positive comments from the clients who had Tim handle their cases which is not something I can say about every attorney.


    Richard Volpe Workers compensation Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office of Timothy R White

6832 W North Ave Ste 3 B
Chicago, IL, 60707-4444


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200105/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Complaint Free AwardBetter Business Bureau2015
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Complaint Free AwardBetter Business Bureau2014
Complaint Free AwardBetter Business Bureau2013
Complaint Free AwardBetter Business Bureau2012
Complaint Free AwardBetter Business Bureau2011
Complaint Free AwardBetter Business Bureau2010
Certificate of AppreciationChicago Bar Association2010
Complaint Free AwardBetter Business Bureau2009
Excellence for the Future AwardCenter for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerLaw Offices of Timothy R White2005 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Robert G White2001 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Better Business BureauMember2007 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMember2005 - Present
Chicago Bar Association, Social Security Law CommitteePast Chairman2009 - 2010
Chicago Bar Association, Social Security Law CommitteePast Vice Chair2008 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Perez v. AstrueThe District Court granted Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment. The Court determined that Plaintiff is disabled. The Court awarded benefits to Plaintiff.
Walker v AstrueThe Court found that there were several problems with the ALJ's analysis of a treating psychiatrist's opinion. The Court reversed the ALJ's decision and remanded the case for further proceedings.
Wamser v. ColvinThe Court remanded the case for further proceedings.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of Illinois, ChicagoPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1997