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Steven Robert Earl

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Aurora, CO

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Social Security & Disability
    66%
    I represent disabled individuals in their claims for Social Security Disability benefits. I have provided representation at all levels from the initial filing of the application, hearings and on post-hearing appeals to the Appeals Council and the United States District Court.

    15 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Appeals
    34%
    I have represented disabled individuals in their appeals at all levels within the Social Security regulatory process and in United States District Court.

    15 years, 100 cases

Steven Earl’s practice focuses on Social Security Disability Law.  He has represented thousands of individuals in their claims for Social Security benefits.  This representation has required hundreds of hearings before administrative law judges as well as appeals to the Social Security Appeals Council and in the United States District Court.  He is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives, the Colorado Bar Association, and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.

 

Prior to working as a disability attorney, Steven focused primarily on administrative law at the local, state, and national levels working with government agencies, non-profit organizations and private law firms.  After graduating from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Steven clerked for the Honorable Elizabeth Weishaupl and interned at the Attorney General’s Office and the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association.  During law school, he held leadership roles in various law student organizations, participated in several moot court competitions, and worked as an editor for the University of Denver’s Water Law Review.

 

Prior to attending law school, Steven worked for the National Park Service as a member of the Rocky Mountain National Park Trail Crew and held various seasonal positions in several other National Parks including Yellowstone, Mt Rainier, Denali and Shenandoah.

 

Steven enjoys spending his free-time recreating in Colorado’s mountains in such activities as hiking, snowboarding, and rock-climbing.  He developed a passion for these activities from growing up in close proximity to the Wasatch Mountains surrounding Salt Lake City where he attended the University of Utah for his undergraduate education.

Location

Apex Disability Law LLC
12375 E Cornell Ave
Unit #7
Aurora, CO, 80014

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Posted by lisa | August 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and results driven law firm
Steven Earl never gave up on my case through several appeals including two federal appeals until we finally won. He is a true professional! My medical conditions are rare and hard to understand but that didn't dissuade Mr. Earl. He was easy to talk to and he really cares about his clients. He was prepared for the hearing. His staff and especially his paralegal Laura were fantastic.
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Posted by Wayne | July 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Results
Everyone's case is different. While I've recommended Apex I never had need of their services until it was time to take my own advice. Talking with them costs nothing and if they think there is something there, they will help. They're fees are reasonable and in my case the results were beyond my expectations
Posted by Steve | July 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Results far exceeded my expectations!
I had always heard that the social security disability application process was a nightmare, would automatically be rejected, you would have to appeal and it would take 6+ months. My experience was nothing like that. From start to finish, I received my first deposit in 6 weeks with no appeal or hassle at all.
Posted by Rhonda | August 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
My attorney Steven Earl with Apex Disability Law is amazing. My 2nd time applying for SSD I was so lost until I hired him. He was there every step, answered all questions and informed me of every step. He is so knowledgeable in court and did amazing. I won my case this 2nd time. The attorney prior to him was horrible and didn't care about my case I believe I was just another case for while Steven Earl cared, keeps up with all changes in SSD and takes pride in what he does. So blessed to have found him.
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Posted by Marie | March 14, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent, expedited, highly professional and effective representation!
Steven Earl provided effective, creative, and highly professional legal consultation in a difficult situation. I would highly recommend him!
Posted by Mark | July 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely professional and dependable SS Disability Attorney!
Apex took over after another attorney dropped the ball and withdrew from my case, and Apex brought my case to a successful conclusion! The staff was extremely professional and treated me like I was important for once! Their experience was evident as they walked me through every step of the process and my attorney was knowledgeable and prepared. I would strongly recommend Apex Disability Law to everybody for their case!
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Posted by Clare | November 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Essential Help
Steve and all the staff are very good at what they do and so kind. You absolutely need a disability lawyer to help you deal with the system and to support your case. Apex makes it so much easier, they take on some of the stress for you and a lot of the confusing logistical work. The social security administration is very slow, broken, and impersonal. Having a lawyer on your side who knows it is immensely helpful. The fees are totally reasonable and I couldn't have gotten what I need without Apex disability law. If you're thinking about or in the process of applying you should definitely hire somebody if not Steven Earl.
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent choice for SS Disability
Very professional team. Had a favorable result and my team knew what to highlight in my case.
Posted by Bruce | November 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE TBI Guy
I found Mr. Earl after another firm dropped my case after working with them and jumping through hoops for over 2 years just prior to my hearing. After freaking out for a few days I found out about Apex Disability and Steven Earl. After explaining my situation with the receptionist I was placed on hold for a brief moment and she came back and told me that Mr. Earl would take my case. I had already been dumped by one firm and turned down by two and I was worried that maybe he just needed a client? I later learned that he has represented many TBI cases. We went to court on October 7th and I am still waiting to hear a decision but I am confident that the outcome will be a positive one. Mr. Earl is very professional and passionate and I would enthusiastically reccomend his services.
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Posted by James | April 9, 2015
Need a Social Security Disability attorney? Yeah...stpp looking and Call Steven Earl of Apex Disability
I am 95% deaf, 75% blind and both my right and left shoulders are messed up from accidents to the point that both arms are nearly useless. The Social Security system sees these as....minor issues. There's no reason, in their eyes, I cannot go back to my former profession that required me to climb around on the roofs of buildings, crawl around in crawlspaces and oh, yeah.....drive to get to the job (how would you like knowing that a guy who can't see is driving past your kids' school on the way to work?). M probalme is I don't "look" disabled when you see me standing in line at the bank. I look healhty. So, I must be, right>Wrong. In any case, Steven saw immediately that my level of disability was not only real but severe. Unlike ALL of the other disability attorneys I spoke with, his primary concern was NOT getting $500 or $1000 out of me "upfront" for "fees." He saw immediately that my case, while a bit tough because one of my disabilities ALONE might not make me totally disabled, he clearly saw my case as a challenge. One he wanted to take on and one, I am happy to report, that he easily, but expertly overcame in court. While the judge saw nothing wrong with sending a blind, deaf, crippled old guy "back to work" in a busy restaurant kitchen, warehouse or production plant, Steven saw that as just what it is: dangerous to me and to others and he argued effectively, eloquently and, ultimately, successfully that no, in fact, this guy is totally disabled. In record time, as I understand it, after Steven . . .educated the judge and the voc rehab expert, I got my settlement with Social Security. If any lawyers can walk on water, this guy, Steven Earl of Apex Disability Law, is the one who can. James
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Cost

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  • Contingency 25%-25%

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Apex Disability Law LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh Jardine, PC
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • McDivitt Law Firm, PC
  • 2009 - 2011

Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Utah
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Associations

  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Barrister's Best Disability Lawyer
  • Law Week Colorado
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Barrister's Best Disability Lawyer
  • Law Week Colorado
  • 2016
  • Top Attorneys in Colorado
  • 5280 Magazine
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (7)
Endorse Steven
Appeals Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney, who gives generously to the AVVO community."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Steve at the local veterans clinic and he is a great attorney. If one of my clients needs help with Social Security benefits, I send them to Steve."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve is a very competent attorney. The guy knows his stuff."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Other
"I worked with Steve for a while, and I can say for certain that he is competent, diligent, and passionate about representing his clients zealously."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steven Earl is extremely professional and competent. He works diligently on his cases and can be trusted to handle matters with excellence."
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Steven Robert Earl
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Aurora, CO
Licensed for 15 years