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Laura Maurine Amick Gadness

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Plano, TX

5.0   19 reviews

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Licensed for 16 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2006
Updated 10/23/2022

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Amick, Stevens & Gadness
701 E. 15th Street
Suite 102
Plano, TX, 75074
Laura Maurine Amick Gadness
303 N. Carroll Blvd.
Suite 100
Denton, TX, 76201
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2022
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Beyond Expectations
I was diagnosed with cancer in April of 2021 when I was still employed. When all of my disability benefits from my job were about out, and I still wasn't 100%, I knew I'm going to have to make sure that my family gets something while I'm going through all this as it is difficult for me to get around, my stamina and endurance is not the same plus limitations from the tumor removal and total knee replacement on my leg. I usually did physical labor and don't really have many other skills other than that I am physically limited at least for the time being while I am being treated for metastatic stage 4 cancer. Laura made sure that I didn't have to do hardly anything at all except for answer few questions on a phone call. I had reached out on this website by creating an account and sending a message to her. Laura and her team were able to reach a 100% favorable settlement promptly. Laura is excellent at her job and 100% guaranteed to achieve the most favorable outcome that you could think to be possible. Do not hesitate if you need a lawyer for disability to message or call Laura Gadness.
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Posted by nicole | April 14, 2022
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commitment second to none
an true professional in all possible aspects . from communicating with me the first time until getting my disability approved, she went above and beyond at every step. I would recommend her and her staff in a heartbeat.
Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2021
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Representation
Laura and her assistant were very nice and kept me informed. Laura was very calm and educated. She never gave up on me and pushed me along the way. She kept me informed, and very patient. She represented me to the end. Thanks Laura Gadness you rock. Thanks for believing in me when I did not believe in myself. She is excellent and you should hire her. You will definitely see results.
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Posted by John David | November 16, 2020
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They saved my life
I hired this firm after carefully considering many options. For me, disability was something that I found very hard to get approved for, even though my abilities completely prohibit me from working. And, without approval, my life as I knew would end. After being denied initially on my own, I put my life in Laura and her assistants hands. During the process, they were kind,helpful, and even sympathetic to my needs. They were knowledgeable, and kept me informed the whole way through. Dawn, who took my calls, was patient and always kind. And Laura, she knew every aspect of law that would lead to a favorable outcome. Thanks to their help, I was awarded a fair and favorable decision by the court. And I owe my life to these wonder professionals. I can't speak highly enough about both of them. Highly recommended! Triple A+.
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Posted by Rodney | October 16, 2019
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Best Social Security Disability Attorney Found
Laura provided excellent representation for me throughout my Social Security Disability appeals despite an initial denial by the administration. Her expertise proved effective throughout the process and her ethics were evident in her initial screening to insure she was not accepting bonafide disability cases that could be effectively represented. Her legal assistant, Dawn, was a jewel with effective communications and status updates throughout the case. I am thankful to both of them for applying their expertise and efforts to successfully win our case. I highly recommend this attorney for your Social Security Disability legal representation needs!
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2019
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Amazing Lady
I Am Grateful For Having Her As My Lawyer. She Very Easy To Talk To and She Makes Sure You Understand Everything With Your Case. This lady Is A Blessing. Yes I Will Let Anyone Know Who Looking For A Amazing Lawyer Who To Call. Thank You So Very Much
Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2017
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Excellent Lawyer
I would highly recommend Laura Gadness for representation of disability claims under social security laws. She is very knowledgeable of the inner workings of disability claims. She guided me through the paperwork requirements and maintained contact through the entire process, which took nearly two years (which is not unusual). She level-set expectations and shared that it was common to get denials during the first two phases, but that we should proceed to the hearing phase anyway. Laura always responded quickly to my questions. At the formal hearing, I found her to be completely prepared with my case and professionally argued the merits before the judge, resulting in a favorable ruling!
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Posted by TC | February 10, 2017
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SSA Disability Claim
I would like to highly recommend anyone seeking legal services to consider Laura Gadness with the above legal practice. The personal experience that i had with her office and assistant Dawn was warm sincere and very professional and oh yea did i mention she represented me pro bono. The case we had was successful and i am well pleased with all that she did for me without the expectation of personal gain this where the real pro shines and we thank her and the professionals for that service.
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2014
Social Security Disability
I want to thank Laura Gadness and her staff for winning a favorable decision in regard to my Social Security disability application. Laura's professionalism, expertise, care, and experience assured that my case would not get lost in the shuffle or denied on technicalities. Her office helped gather all of the medical documents required from my various doctors. . Laura did not hesitate to take my case, relieving me of the stress of attempting the process on my own, providing me the full extent of the services her office provides, knowing that success could result in no fees being charged for the services provided. I highly recommend Laura Gadness.
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Posted by Ron S. | July 13, 2014
Highly Recommend
Laura was very helpful, knowledgeable, thorough and responsive in the initial filing as well as throughout my case. I would highly recommend her. Thanks for everything Laura.
Posted by Elizabeth | April 2, 2013
SSA Disability Application
I would like to thank Laura Gadness and her staff for winning a favorable decision in regard to my Social Security disability application. I feel so fortunate that I found Laura's website through an internet search for a SSA disability lawyer. Laura's professionalism, expertise, care, and experience assured that my case would not get lost in the shuffle or denied on technicalities. On one occasion I received a confusing and detailed questionnaire from the SSA requiring a very short turn around. As I was going out of town the day after I received it and returning after the due date, Laura had her secretary come in on her day off to assist me in completing the form, and then mailed it for me. Many law offices do not accept SSA Disability cases until the applicant has been denied on their initial application, since fees are based on back payments of benefits. Laura did not hesitate to take my case, relieving me of the stress of attempting the process on my own, providing me the full extent of the services her office provides, knowing that success could result in no fees being charged for the services provided. So, without any reservations, I highly recommend Laura Gadness.
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Posted by Judy | March 30, 2012
Social Security Attorney GREAT!
My daughter has special needs and two attorneys advised that she should qualify for social security disability benefits. They both said “Call Amick & Stevens in Plano”. I’m glad I did. I met with Nancy Amick and Laura Gadness, who were very realistic and helpful. Laura worked directly with my daughter in filling out the application, which made her feel a real part of the process. That was very important to me. Within 3 months, we had a favorable decision. Laura’s knowledge and business sense are excellent, but it’s her compassion that I most appreciate. Bravo, Laura!
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2010
SSA disability benefits
Laura was very helpful in getting my father’s disability benefits. He had been fighting for a couple years on his own with no luck. I wish we had called Laura from the beginning.
Posted by Paul | May 19, 2010
Laura Gadness
I was very impressed by the thoroughness of Laura's preparation. When It came time to go before the judge, the trial was over before I knew it. Favorably. I highly recommend Laura for any Social Security Disability case.
Posted by Jacque | May 5, 2010
Look no further for disability attorney
I was blessed to find Laura Gadness to handle my disability claim. Dealing with Social Security can be very confusing and overwhelming. Laura and her staff were wonderful to work with. I was kept up to date on everything that was happening, everything was explained to me, in terms that I could understand, and I was walked through every step of the way. The positive outcome with my case is certainly owed to Laura and her staff and their dedication and professionalism. I can never thank them enough for their help, patience, kindness and tireless work on my behalf. I would highly recommend them for your future needs!
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Posted by Tess | April 27, 2010
Disability Case
Laura and her staff provided excellent service for a difficult case. Disability is hard enough to face and no one should try to do this alone. Laura will provide all the information needed to you to assist in making wise decisions during the process.
Posted by Gale | April 17, 2010
Best Representation Around
From the very first interview when Laura explained what to expect in pursuing a disability claim to our final meeting in front of the review board, Laura was realistic, compassionate, and perfect in her presentation of my case. I would never been successful without her guidance and knowledge of the system. An excellent choice if one needs legal advice or representation.
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Posted by Tom | April 1, 2010
Amick & Stevens to the rescue!
I have nothing but good things to say about Laura and her entire staff at Amick & Stevens. During my divorce, I had to deal with what you might say were some very difficult circumstances and Laura was there to provide me with sound (and calm) legal advice. She understood that my goal was to get the process over with as quickly and painlessly as possible and after four short months, my goal was achieved. Laura explained the reality of our legal system and helped me understand what to expect. She made suggestions and took action based on my best interest, not billable hours. If filing a motion was unnecessary, she would tell me it was unnecessary…but if it was something I wanted to do, she would do it. Don’t let her calm demeanor in the office fool you, during mediation and in the court room I felt like I had a prize fighter in my corner! I was very impressed by Laura’s knowledge, experience, and professionalism and continue to recommend her to friends and colleagues. Tom
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Posted by Blanca | March 21, 2010
Professonal and Integrity
Ms. Gadness delivered a high level of service and gave my case the attention deserved. My divorce was complicated with child custody case. She focused in helping me get what was right for me and my children. A divorce is a very emotional, stressful procedure and I needed someone to advise me and listen to my concerns. She was very informative, responsive and that made it easier for me to understand the legal process. Thank you so much for all your help!
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Cost

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  • Contingency 25%-25%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner, Attorney
  • Amick, Stevens & Gadness
  • 2006 - Present

Education

  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • 2006
  • Texas State University-San Marcos
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Associations

  • Greyhound Adoption League of Texas
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • 2011 - Present
  • My Possibilities
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Collin County Social Services Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Healthcare Committee of Collin County
  • Board of Directors 2010-2012
  • 2009 - Present
  • Dallas Area Social Security Claimants Attorneys
  • President 2015
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • 2006 - Present
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors 2015-2016
  • 2006 - Present
  • Plano Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2013 - 2013
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Awards

  • Recognition Award
  • Healthcare Committee of Collin County
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Runner-Up
  • Legal Aid of North West Texas
  • 2013
  • Exceptional Initiative and Dedication
  • Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Ethics Presentation, FOSSCR conference
  • Social Security Disability / SSI
  • 2014
  • Ethics Presentation, DASSCA Meeting
  • Social Security Disability / SSI
  • 2014
  • The Search for Claim Supporting Evidence
  • Social Security Disability / SSI
  • 2012
  • SSI vs. SSDI: Benefits and Eligibility
  • Social Security Disability / SSI
  • 2011
  • Overcoming the Toughest Challenges
  • Social Security Disability / SSI
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (15)
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Social Security & Disability Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura is a true professional and is highly regarded as an expert in our community. I give her my highest endorsement."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura stands out in her field as one of the few experts in social security law within our community. I have referred her many clients and will continue to do so."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Laura. She starts with a caring personal approach to helping her clients and combines that with a superb mastery of her subject matter to deliver excellent results for her clients. You can't go wrong with Laura helping you with your case!"
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Laura is my go-to for Social Security Disability issues. Her willingness to help and her depth of knowledge make her an invaluable part of my attorney network."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whenever I have questions concerning Social Security Law in Texas, I turn first to Laura for her learned opinion and advice. She has proven track record as a compassionate advocate for her clients."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura is a very respected lawyer in our community and I highly endorse her."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura is a great attorney with a very specialized knowledge of disability law. I am always happy to refer clients or friends to Laura, because I know she will take great care of them."
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Plano Social Security & Disability Lawyer Laura Maurine Amick Gadness
Laura Maurine Amick Gadness
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Plano, TX
Licensed for 16 years