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Dustin Draper

Social Security & Disability Attorney at San Antonio, TX

4.8   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Dustin

Learn Dustin’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Social Security & Disability
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    I've worked in Social Security Disability for more than three years and have been licensed as an attorney representing clients before Administrative Law Judges since 2014.

    12 years, 225 cases

I was an undergraduate at Brigham Young University, graduating with honors with a degree in Comparative Literature and a minor in Economics. While an undergraduate, I studied abroad in Guatemala (si, hablo espanol).

After completing my undergraduate degree, I spent the next two years of my life with Teach for America working to end educational inequality. During that time I taught English as a Second Language (ESL) classes in Houston Texas.

I attended law school at the University of Texas in Austin, receiving my Juris Doctorate in May 2014. While in law school, I was a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution team.

During law school I worked at the Packard Law Firm assisting clients applying for Social Security Disability benefits. Now, as a practicing attorney, I primarily represent clients before administrative law judges in hearings to decide whether or not they are eligible for disability benefits. I know the social security disability system forward and backward and have handled cases at every stage of the disability process from the initial application all the way to federal district court.

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Location

Dustin Draper
1100 NW Loop 410,
Suite 104,
San Antonio, TX, 78213

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Antoinette Watkins | August 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Lawyer!
Dustin Draper worked hard on my social security disability case and we won. He is professional and knows what it takes to win cases, he put his heart in soul into his work.
Posted by Polly | February 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One awesome attorney!!
Dustin Draper is one of the most understanding and caring men in his field. Words can not express how truly greatful my husband and I are with the service we received from him. He really does care about his clients and will do his utmost for everyone.
Posted by Hal | November 15, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Full Endorsement
Dustin is an great attorney and an outstanding person. Most of my experience with him is in the area of Social Security Disability but I would not hesitate contacting him with whatever problem you may have that you need help with. Don't call Saul. Call Dustin!
Posted by Jenie | June 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kind, Thoughtful and Very Well Prepared
I contacted Packard Law Firm after I received my second denial from Social Security. I was upset and worried about how I would be able to keep a roof over my children's heads and clothes on their backs. I had lost my job over a year before due to my ongoing medical issues. When I walked in the door at the Packard Law Firm I was treated like a person and not just a number. They seemed to truly cared about my family. Everyone in the office was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. The process took a while but they kept me apprised of all the case developments. The day we went before the judge Dustin was calm and very well prepared. He helped me stay calm and remember what I needed to tell the judge. He helped the judge see me as more than just diagnoses on paper and he was able to show her what it was like to live a day in my life. Overall my experience with Dustin and everyone at Packard Law Firm was outstanding!!! I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for an exceptional attorney.
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Posted by Brad | June 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy client
I came to Packard Law firm because I was rejected by the Social Security administration for disability benefits when I filed originally. In comes Dustin to the rescue, he made me feel comfortable and Let me know he was going to give my case his all. Dustin was very thorough and genuinly concerned about me and about winning my case in fact after he presented his opening statement to the Judge, the Judge actually took a moment to thank him for his presentation and let him know she was impressed. I got a pretty good feeling at that moment and I know I won't forget all the hard work he put in to win my case. I needed help and Dustin definitely came to the rescue. I would highly recommend Dustin to help you too.
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Posted by Debbie | April 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SS Disability case
I saw ad on tv for Packard Law Firm and just knew they were for me. Met Mr, Packard on my first visit then my case was assigned to Dustin Draper. Liked him from time I met him. You could tell he cared about you and had a passion for this type of law. He guided me through the process with kindness, explaining every step of the process to my understanding. He won my case because of his passion for this field of law, his commitment and dedication to me. I would recommend him to anyone going through or thinking of going through this process. Top of the line lawyer.
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Posted by Thelma | February 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Firm. Dustin is awesome
I am very happy and impressed with the firm and the attorney that represented me. They had a limited time to help me , but were able to help me effectively. They were very personal and assured me throughout the process. They made me feel like even if I didn't win, we wouldn't give up. I was very impressed with the firm. They were very positive, and I am very very happy with the outcome. I recommend anyone to come to the Packard Law Firm.
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Posted by Charles | October 23, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Dustin is a great lawyer. He Reviewed my disibility case and found thing that was wrong with me that I did not know. He did work with me and made me understant the process.
Posted by Danalynn | October 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The BEST decision I ever I made in life was...
Hiring the Packard Law Firm to represent me during my struggle to be approved for disability with the Social Security Administration. God blesses me daily but he really went all out for me when he put Dustin Draper in my life. Dustin went above and beyond by not only representing me in court but also he helped me gain confidence in myself. I found out that there are still people in this world that care. He opened the door so my voice was finally heard. Honest, knowledgeable, professional, and personable are just a few words to describe Dustin. He is so much more though. Anyone that knows him benefits in life. He'll fight for you and with you until the end and he WINS!
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Posted by Karen | September 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding & Compassionate Lawyer
Ive never encountered a lawyer who genuinely cares about you as a person. He is compassionate and dedicated to doing the very best job he can for you. I often felt like I was talking to family whenever I called Dustin. He gets the job done, answers your questions, returns yours calls, and makes himself available 24/7. He was a Godsend to me. God
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Posted by Open Minds 2012 | September 19, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Mr. Draper only "internet" met me today and he's already working on my case. He has returned my emails promptly and with pertinent information that I must return to him. At this rate, my conflict will be resolved within the day.
Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
NOT a good person.
Having recently contacted Dustin, I was hugely disappointed when I saw him rudely interacting with the public, driving horribly in his white teslas, mocking those he upset running them off the the road, and did everything possible to be rude and goad others after nearly running people off the road. Do we want a lawyer who acts like a 12-year old with other people? Unprofessional and immature. I was shocked! When I saw that it was the lawyer I had visited with, I shared with my spouse we would NOT be using him or his law firm for our needs. Frankly, that kind of person shouldn’t work in a professional service at all.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Packard Law Firm
  • 2014 - Present
  • Office Manager
  • The Packard Law Firm
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Legal Research Assistant
  • College Of William & Mary Law School
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Corp Member
  • Teach For America
  • 2009 - 2011
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Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA
  • 2009

Associations

  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Epilepsy Foundation Conference
  • Making Sense of SSA Disability Program
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (27)
Endorse Dustin
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dustin is an aggressive and hard working Social Security lawyer. He puts in the extra effort to prepare for the hearings."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dustin is a true scholar when it comes to Social Security and their complicated laws. I have represented over 1400 claimants in front of Administrative Law Judges and I have personally referred him several cases of mine to handle in Central Texas. Do not hire one of the national firms because they do not know the local medical providers and often do not give adequate attention to their clients."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dustin is intelligent, hard working, honest, and has real compassion for his clients. He sincerely loves helping people and is a strong advocate to whom I would entrust even my closest family members."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dustin completely understands the Social Security process from beginning to end. Not only is he knowledgeable, but he is also compassionate and truly cares about his clients."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dustin is a great lawyer who works hard for every one of his clients. His number one focus is always how to do things the highest quality."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He's very passionate about doing good work and very intelligent."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Very intelligent attorney with a very strong work ethic. I endorse this attorney"
Unknown Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dustin is a great attorney and client advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a wonderful boss and coworker. He is thriving and making a reputation for himself in the social security community, as one of the best. He works extremely hard to win every case he touches."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Brilliant and hard working attorney. You are in good hands if Dustin is working on your case."
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San Antonio Social Security & Disability Lawyer Dustin Draper
Dustin Draper
Social Security & Disability Attorney
San Antonio, TX
Licensed for 9 years
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