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Maria Laura Sigaud Hernandez

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Dallas, TX

4.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Maria

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I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and immigrated to the U.S. at an early age with my parents, both from a small town on the border of Paraguay and Argentina. I am fluent in Spanish and enjoy travelling to South America to visit my family. 

As an undergraduate of Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, I studied English literature and found out I had a knack for research and writing.   I decided to apply those skills to the study of law and in 1999 I moved to Houston to attend law school at South Texas College of Law.  For the next three years, I studied full-time and clerked for a civil litigation firm handling cases in multiple areas of the law such as labor/employment, personal injury, and toxic torts.  I first became exposed to Social Security disability cases there. In 2003, I began my career as a Social Security disability lawyer. Initially, I thought I would eventually move on to immigration law, given my background as an immigrant. But I quickly found out that helping people with disabilities was not only  rewarding on a professional level, but on a personal one as well.

Location

Morgan & Weisbrod LLP -- Dallas Office
11551 Forest Central Drive
Suite 300
Dallas, TX, 75243

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Posted by Rayfield | December 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
bad as in good
very good attorney and knows her stuff in the disability field. she did my appeal to appeals council and my case was remanded.

Cost

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  • Contingency 25%-25%

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Morgan & Weisbrod LLP
  • 2003 - Present

Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Associations

  • Dallas Area Social Security Claimants’ Attorneys (DASSCA)
  • Treasurer
  • 2016 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, Fifth Circuit
  • President
  • 2017 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012

Publications

  • NOSSCR Newsletter, October
  • Opinion Published on Expert Witnesses Appearing by Telephone at Hearings
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, Fifth Circuit
  • Disrupting the Path to Denial
  • 2016
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Disrupting the Path to Denial
  • 2015
  • Social Security Disability Law Forum
  • Social Security Disability Law: Four Examples of Vocational Expert Cross-Examination
  • 2007

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Social Security & Disability
Dallas Social Security & Disability Lawyer Maria Laura Sigaud Hernandez
Maria Laura Sigaud Hernandez
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 21 years