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David Anthony Tuggle

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Danville, IL

4.3   6 reviews

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I wanted to be a lawyer since I was 12.  No one in my family had been to college, but I knew education was the best path to a full, successful life.  I also liked the idea of helping those who can't help themselves.  That is why the type of law I practice is a good fit for me.

Licensed for 31 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 09/21/2022
State IN
Status Active In Good Standing
Acquired 2006
Updated 10/12/2022
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1991
Updated 10/11/2022

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Tuggle & Lichtenberger, P.C.
510 North Vermilion Street
Danville, IL, 61832
Tuggle & Lichtenberger, P.C.
1710 S. Neil St.
Champaign, IL, 61820
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Posted by Mitzi O. Greene, VHR | December 18, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I am not an attorney and Mr. Tuggle did not represent me, in any case, going before a judge. I worked with Mr. Tuggle for 1.5 years as a Video Hearing Reporter (VHR). I have worked with many lawyers and I must say David Tuggle is one of the best. He is well prepared for his cases. Very comfortable in the hearing room, he has an adroit sense of the law. When in the hearing room, he makes sure his client is respectful of the court process, judge, and the VHR. I have recommended him to my friends that need help and will hire him if I need to.
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Review for David Tuggle
I found Mr Tuggle to be a competent, professional lawyer. Keeps you informed and educated on the process of your case. He's a straight shooter and I appreciated that. I am sure without him I wouldn't have won my case!
Posted by Mary Ann | April 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A++++ Service and Results
Mr. Tuggle helped my husband with his disability claim after suffering a head injury in an accident that was not his fault. He suffered a traumatic brain injury and PTSD and is unable to work as a result of his injuries. Mr. Tuggle was able to cut through all of the red tape involved in a disability claim in order to get my husband the benefits that he deserved. Bottom line, if you are seriously considering hiring an attorney for your case, my advice is for your to choose the services of Mr. Tuggle because he will work tirelessly on your behalf as he did for my husband.
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Posted by Bill C | March 31, 2014
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Excellent service. Dave did wonderful work on my Social Security case--we won. He is currently helping my wife with her Social Security case. I would definitely recommend him to anyone. Very down to earth and trustworthy.
Posted by Vince | March 17, 2014
Recommendation for David Tuggle regarding Social Security Disability claims
David Tuggle was recommended to me by other Lawyers as the best regarding SS Disability. He took time to answer all our questions & advised on how to proceed with my disability claim. He also advised and assisted in the filling out of all the paperwork making that chore much easier. Because of David's advise I was granted SSD on the first request.
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Posted by Marcia | June 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Do not use this lawyer for disability
I’ve been wanting to review this firm for awhile, but I’ve been dealing with failing health and getting my disability done on my own. David Tuggle left my case an incompetent assistant who constantly answered my calls with “What do you want?” When she left a week before my case, another assistant called and needed me to resend everything because they didn’t find what she had done! Then, he showed up in court with missing information and a problem that he had a year to discuss with me. The judge gave him more time to send in all the information and he still didn’t. This is not just opinion. I have an 18 page denial, listing what he didn’t wrong in nearly every paragraph. I also have email trails. In addition, when I went looking for a lawyer to represent me on appeal, every one in champaign county said they “didn’t want to clean up more of David’s messes.” I did appeal on my own and win, but it took another two years. I lost a lot of time that increased health problems and ton of money that I borrowed and will be paying off forever.
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Response from David Tuggle June 10, 2021
I am sorry you were unhappy with me and my staff. It appears you have been approved for disability and I am happy for you. I know it was a long, difficult process for you. The judge asked during your hearing in December 2017 that I address certain issues by submitting a post hearing brief. In January 2018 I filed a 7-page brief addressing those issues and arguing on your behalf. She did not agree with my argument and denied you in August 2018. It took the judge longer than usual to make her decision. I suspect that is because your case had relatively complicated issues. The judge’s decision is 6 pages long and does not say she was denying you due to any evidence I failed to provide her. I assume your case was remanded by the Appeals Council. I would like to read the subsequent hearing decision. If you will provide a copy I would be grateful. If, as you indicate, the judge is critical of me I would like to see what I could have done better.
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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President/Partner
  • Tuggle, Schiro, Lichtenberger & Themer, PC
  • 1998 - Present


  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • Pruitt v. Schultz, 235 Ill. App. 3d 934, 936, 601 N.E.2d 1372, 1374 (1992).
  • The appellate court reversed the dismissal of my clients cases leading to settlement.


  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Asociation
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Vermilion County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Distinguished Peer Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbel
  • 2020
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2016
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Danville Social Security & Disability Lawyer David Anthony Tuggle
David Anthony Tuggle
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Danville, IL
Licensed for 31 years