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Marc Whitehead

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Houston, TX

4.8   113 reviews

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Marc Whitehead & Associates, Attorneys at Law was founded on the principles of skill, integrity and professionalism. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional personal service and unparalleled results in obtaining disability compensation for Veterans, claimants of long term disability insurance, and individuals who are disabled and eligible to apply for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income.

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Licensed for 30 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1992
Updated 10/23/2022

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Marc Whitehead & Associates – Attorneys at Law, LLP
403 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX, 77007

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  113 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thanks so much
I am so pleased with this firm - Candice Ard was so helpful. Thanks for all your help
Posted by Homer | October 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Social Security Disability
To be honest I never use lawyers for anything because I don't trust them. Marc Whitehead and Associates prove me wrong about their office they were very trustworthy. I am a 100% disabled veteran and was unable to work for the last 2 1/2 years and applied for SSDI and was turned down twice which made me very depressed. So I decided to google the best lawyers in Houston that deal with SSDI and Marc Whitehead office pop up so I gave his office a call. Mrs. Warren won my heart from the started she was for caring and professional about my situation and always returned my calls. Mrs. Harris is a very strong and intelligent woman because I can be very aggressive when I want things done but she stayed cool and went beyond her job to make me understand and happy. Chris Davil played a role in this also I read a lot of reviews on Mr. Davil and was impressed so I requested him personally. John Rios was very patient with me getting my medical records and stayed in contact with me until it was completed. Marc Whitehead your staff is the best in the City of Houston and thanks for everything.
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Posted by Patrick | October 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and personable
Ms. Ard was excellent in helping me get the legal assistance I needed. I went through the screening process and hired Marc Whitehead and his firm to represent me.
Posted by Glenn | September 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Service
I was hesitant about hiring an attorney. I called Marc Whiteheads' phone number and the intake specialist, Monique Muras, made me feel so welcome and my hesitancy quickly faded. I am brand new in the process and she has made me feel so comfortable on how the legal process works. She is so eager to answer my questions and does so with great empathy. She is also quick to return my phone calls and answer my emails. I am so happy I chose this practice. A huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I can now concentrate on my health.
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Posted by Ricky | September 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks
Would like to thank you for taking my case, I'm grateful, and thanks for Candice Ard the intake specialist guiding me through the process, easy to talk with, answered all my questions and showed compassion, I'm looking forward to working with the firm.
Posted by Maria | September 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome service!!
Crystal Perez, was very professional and always answered my calls, questions, or concerns promptly. She made this process less stressful that it needed to be! Anthony guided me in the right direction which resulted in my case being approved.
Posted by John | September 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Candance
It’s hard for someone to admit that they cannot do anymore what they were trained to do. Talking to Candance and her ability to answer all my questions and her empathy made it easier for me. A spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down. She’s a spoon full of sugar. You have a very valuable employee there. Thank you.
Posted by Mike bairrington | September 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Anthony vessel
Mr. Vessel and the whole team were very professional and did a really great job. I would recommend the firm to any of my friends that need assistance. Thank you very much
Posted by Shirley | September 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Marc Whitehead and Associates
Thank you for accepting my case. You..along with your staff, Melanie Donaldson, Madison Donaldson, Kyle Rich, and Melissa High went above and beyond to help me win a positive decision in my SSD case. Melanie called me on a weekend early on and worked very hard to get my full story in order to help me win this case. Kyle Rich was equally amazing! They felt like family to me. Toward the end of my case I was assigned to Shaundra Harris. After being treated like family by Kyle and Melanie.. there was a bit of a change with Shaundra but I know she was very busy and did the best she could. She was very professional but by the end of the case I would have loved to be dealing with Kyle, Melanie, and Madison. My nerves were not good by the time it was settled and all of my disabilities are anxiety-based. Ms. Harris did nothing wrong… she was right to the point but at times I would have liked a bit more information/dialogue. Your staff is amazing, Mr. Whitehead. I appreciate everything you’ve all done to win my SSD case. I was working full time in Healthcare as a Cna since 1979 intermittently and then as a full time Hospice Nurse with 4 well-documented disabilities for almost 30 years until I fell ill and the disabilities all exacerbated in 2019. I have always been under the care of a Psychiatrist since my diagnoses 4 decades ago. Thank you for everything you have all done for me. You are all amazing. I would highly recommend your firm to my family and friends. With many thanks, Shirley
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Posted by Christy | September 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Candace, intake specialist
I am in the beginning stages and have had Candace as my intake specialist. She is very thorough and answered all my questions. Very prompt! As soon as our phone calls are complete, my inbox is ringing with the information she stated she was sending.
Posted by Erich McMurphy | August 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very happy with Marc Whitehead Social Security disability lawyer
Kimberly I was totally awesome she answered all my questions in a timely manner and made me feel that she was doing her absolute best which gave me confidence in her ability to help me with my Social Security disability claim I will Recommend your firm to anybody I speak to about a disability claim for Social Security I’m extremely happy with Kimberly
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
Going with Marc Whitehead law firm was the best decision , They helped me win my case in a short timeframe with no hassle to me.I also so want to give a big thanks to Chris and Kimberly who helped me through the whole process since day .So nice . Definitely recommend this team.
Posted by Tim | August 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hired this lawyer right off the bat. AMAZING!
Spent nearly 6 months him-hawing around and then called not knowing what to expect and how much it would cost and so on. Kimberly took my call and explained the process very professionally. I felt better. She appointed me my case worker Steven who carried my case the rest of the way. He answered EVERY question I had right then. I would call him if I had question on his direct line. He would answer. Very professional. My case was settled and approved without any hiccups. Marc Whitehead and Associates is the law office to call. PERIOD
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Posted by Teresa | August 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Disability Claim
I had a great experience with this firm. Especially, Kimberly Warren, who was very helpful with my questions. And her guidance has helped me quite a bit. She was very patient with me and responded quickly to getting back to me.
Posted by Kevin Harrison | July 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy customer
I am a very happy client with assistance of Melissa in the insurance representation side it was fairly easy. Anytime I had a question Melissa was more than happy to walk me through it make sure I understood it she was always timely in returning my calls or responding to my emails. The representation I received was excellent they were able achieve the results I wanted within about a 90 day. I definitely recommend this law firm if you’re going against Hartford disability.
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Lawyer
After being denied Social Security Disability benifits I hired Mark Whitehead to appeal my case. Even though according to alot of folks that the odds were not in my favor, Mark Whitehead won my appeal the first go around. Thats what top notch lawyers do.
Posted by Natasha | June 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Intake
Stephanie has absolutely been amazing, very helpful and compassionate. I felt no pressure to pursue my case which was nice, she was patient and understanding to say the least! Great customer service is hard to come by these days, you have yourself a top notch employee!
Posted by Michael | May 26, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional Staff
Ms. Candace Ard was very thorough and patient when I made my initial call for information. She was very professional and responded with a follow up phone call within a timely manner.
Posted by Lonnie | May 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
I was so blessed to have been represented by Mark Whitehead and Associates. They represented me for my Social Security Disability and Employee Long-Term Disability cases. Both were successful for me. This was a very stressful time in my life, and I felt that they were truly my friends from the beginning. From the initial intake and all the way through the process and to the very end, everyone there did an outstanding job. Melanie Donalson watched over me every step of the way, answering phone calls, emails, explaining any question I had. She is truly a very caring lady, as are all of the employees there. I could continue but will end with this. I would highly recommend Mark Whitehead and Associates; you will not be disappointed. This is an outstanding Law Firm.
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Posted by Craig | May 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing company
I am still in the process of my claim but I will give them a 5* regardless. They are incredibly kind, smart and they understand the law. Georgia has been an angel, even on bad days when she is probably slammed she has let me vent just about my medical issues. She is such a kind hearted person. Please if you are declined or you just applied, get an attorney, I made the mistake of not hiring an attorney upfront but now that I have Marc Whitehead behind me I feel incredibly confident on this journey. They have had me do certain tasks that if I went at it alone, I would have never done such as getting a notarized full day of what my work entails. Or doing a notarized medical affidavit, or getting family and friend testimonials and explaining what is important to point out. If you are declined, PLEASE do not go at it alone, the insurance company is in this to make money, not do the right thing. I want to share an example of what they do to anyone reading this. I had a friend with cancer get declined for disability, he thought this is a slam dunk, all my doctors are saying I can't work so he appealed it. 30 days later they came back and declined his appeal and also told him he exhausted his options. When he went to hire an attorney, he learned that his insurance company didn't even use half of the medical documents he sent, they picked and choose what fit there narrative. He also was told he has zero case because there was limited evidence to even work with in court. So he had a legit disability, cancer, he was in bad kemo and struggling and insurance screwed him. Please hire an attorney, they will protect you and ensure they don't do that. They do ALOT behind the scenes like vocational letters that 99% of people appealing on there own won't do.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Marc Whitehead & Associates LLP
  • 1992 - Present
  • Instructor for Social Security Disability
  • National Business Institute
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Instructor for Social Security Disability
  • National Business Institute
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Instructor for Social Security Disability
  • National Business Institute
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Instructor for Civil Trial Advocacy
  • National Institute Of Trial Advocacy
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Adjunct Professor of Law
  • University of Houston Law Center
  • 2002 - 2002
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Education

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992

Associations

  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
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  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Member
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  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale Hubble
  • 2017
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2010
  • Houston's Top 100 Professionals
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2010
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2009
  • Accredited Veterans Claim Attorney
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 2008
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2008
  • Personal Injury Trial Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • N/A
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Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • A Lawyer's Guide for Determining Eligibility of Social Security Disability Claimants
  • N/A
  • Houston Bar Association Seminar
  • Nuts & Bolts of Social Security Disability Law
  • N/A
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • The Five Step Sequential Evaluation Process Used in Determining Disability For Social Security Claimants
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (3)
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Litigation Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I've worked for Marc for almost a decade. He is tough on the opposition, yet compassionate and caring for our clients. Marc has been an excellent attorney to work and learn under, and I'm very proud of the work we do together for our clients."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marc really knows his stuff and takes care of his clients."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Marc. He is passionate about helping his clients and getting them the results they deserve. I have referred Marc disability matters and will continue to do so for years to come."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this Marc. He is extremely knowledgeable and cares deeply for his clients. He works tirelessly to help his clients and gets proven results. I highly recommend Marc."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. You can trust Marc to be well prepared, trustworthy, and caring."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Marc Whitehead. Dedicated, hard working, skilled, and respected by colleagues in the legal community."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Social Security benefits is a complex and changing area of law. Call a pro, Marc Whitehead. Endorsed."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Marc Whitehead. Hard working, skilled and respected within the legal industry."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employee benefits Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Marc is the "go to" lawyer for Long Term Disability appeals in Texas. I appreciate his insights into ERISA and the plight of disabled persons fighting powerful insurance companies. I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"We refer our clients who need a social security disability attorney to Marc and he does great work for them. I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marc is an excellent disability attorney whom my firm refers social security disability and erisa claim cases to because he knows his stuff and gets the job done. I highly recommend him."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Marc is a fantastic disability lawyer and our firm has been very happy to work with him on social security and long term disability cases."
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Houston Social Security & Disability Lawyer Marc Whitehead
Marc Whitehead
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 30 years