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Kathryn Dicus

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   15 reviews
  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 17 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 18 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2005
    Retired No misconduct found

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

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Kathryn Dicus, author of "A Treating Physician's Guide to Social Security Disability Benefits" (available on Amazon), started representing Social Security Disability applicants immediately after graduating from Villanova Law School. As an attorney at a cost management company for long-term disability insurance carriers, this position offered a unique opportunity to learn about disability representation
and the nuances of long-term disability. After making the decision to move to Phoenix, Arizona, Kathryn worked as a staff attorney for the Arizona Governor’s Regulatory Review Council and as the public records and open meeting law attorney for the Arizona Ombudsman Citizens’ Aide. While working in state government, Kathryn continued to represent disability clients on a part-time basis. As time went on, the disability representation proved to be a more fulfilling career. In 2016, Kathryn transitioned to full-time disability representation.

Since 2016, Dicus Disability, L.L.C. has represented hundreds of clients successfully in front of the Social Security Administration and in federal district court. In 2017, Kathryn presented at the annual conference for the National Organization for Social Security Claimants’ Representatives to attorneys on appellate litigation. In 2019, Kathryn was very proud to be part of passing state legislation making medical records free for applicants appealing a Social Security disability denial. Not only did this statute help disabled individuals have quicker access to records, it also saved significant attorney time. Kathryn was featured in the Arizona Attorney Magazine discussing this legislation and encouraging attorneys in other practice areas to discuss disability benefits with their injured and chronically ill clients.

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Dicus Disability, L.L.C.
10645 N Tatum Blvd
No 329
Phoenix, AZ, 85028 - P: 480.809.6782

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  15 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truth-worthy ad Highly Respected with a Wealth of Knowledge!
Kathryn is professional and is a very experienced attorney! My experience was exceptionally great. She is thorough, diligent and proactively handled all aspects of my case in a timely manner. What mainly strikes me though, is her ability to communicate and keep me involved through every step of the way. There's nothing that feels better than being in-the-know of what's going on with your case. If you're seeking the best and highly recommended attorney for your disability needs, Kathryn is the one for you! Thank you Kathryn for all that you do!
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Posted by Robert | October 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A lawyer you can trust ! And that is rare!
I called several lawyers and I needed my questions answered. But they would not answer me in plain easy-to-understand English. I had three lawyers who wanted to take my case. I could not get them to answer my questions. They kept giving me mumbo-jumbo. My mother unexpectedly died in my arms of a heart attack in April 2022. I was disabled and had not worked in thirty years. I lived with my mom for 57 years. She was divorced and I never married. We were each other's caregivers. She was my best friend. I was frozen with terror as there was no money to take care of myself. I had to sell things I owned and received a loan from a family member. I then received financial aid from D.E.S. programs to help pay my utility bills. This whole time I was stuck for three months feeling very uncomfortable about these other lawyers who gave me disinformation and kept me confused. But they kept sending letters pressuring me to sign their contracts. They treated me like a number instead of a real person who was in extreme grief over losing my mom. So I continued looking for a lawyer and thank you God for letting me see and find Kathryn Dicus. When I called her she answered my legal questions quickly and understandably and I told her that she was the one I wanted to represent me. She was easygoing to talk to. She was honest as I realized that this other lawyer who wanted to represent me had lied to me about the law. I give Katheryn Dicus ten stars!**********
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Posted by Erin | March 30, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A Lawyer and a Friend
Kathryn and her staff at Dicus Disability, LLC were excellent to work with. They promptly communicated with me, returned my calls, and were available when I needed them. Kathryn is experienced and listened to a lot of personal information with kindness. Her advice about the process was accurate and she gave me honest feedback about my situation.
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Posted by MariaJ | April 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
She's Awesome
Kathryn is amazing in what she does. I suffer from Dystonia one of those awful invisible illness that most of doctors never hard of. After 2 years with another company, I found Kathryn Dicus on Avvo and scheduled a consultation tham hired her. The process takes time, the first judge already had made up his mind on mot approve my case so she complained about that judge and they assigned me to another judge. The new judge granted me partial disability award on a illness that has no cure. So I got some back pay for 2015, 2016 and 2017. So Kathryn appealed my case to the Federal court and they reversed the state parcial award and granted me total disability on November 2020. I finally got the rest of the back pay, monthly payment and Medicare insurance. It took Kathryn over 7 years but she worked hard on my case with professionalism and patience. If you need a disability attorney, you would be crazy not to hire Kathryn Dicus.
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Posted by Andrea | September 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Kathryn was the only attorney we found that would handle the case from the very beginning. She filed the initial application for SSA so SSA could have everything they needed from the get go. She walks you through what needs to be done and what is happening. She is knowledgeable and responds to your calls and emails. Yes, you actually get to talk to the attorney! I would recommend her to everyone needing a disability attorney.
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Posted by Jim Huff | June 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Katheryn took my case to the end... She had to withdraw from my case. MY FAULT. I do believe if she would've of been able to get in front of the judge my case would've been WON. Hire her from the beginning and save a lot of time. If i would've hired her from the start my case would've been WON long ago.
Posted by William | December 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb Representation
Kathryn was recommended to me by a friend of the family that happens to be a judge. What a fantastic recommendation! Kathryn's representation resulted in my four long years battle for disability ending with a favorable decision. She always worked on my behalf, kept me informed and answered any of my concerns. I wish that I had hired her from the beginning of the application process which probably would have saved me years with the SSA not mention a lot of frustration. I can't in words, do justice as to how much help she has been. I highly recommend her services.
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I have terminal cancer, and even with this diagnosis another disability attorney completely botched my case. I was consequently denied disability and headed straight for a hearing in a year or so. Kathryn took over my case and righted the ship and had my case approved by a judge shortly thereafter, thereby avoiding the wait and haste of a hearing. Bottom line is she is knowledgeable, hard working, responsive and a high quality attorney.
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Posted by Kathy | November 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We were very pleased with Kathryn's representation. I spent a long time researching attorneys that specialized in disability cases and it definitely paid off. She is very thorough, she would answer and return all of our phone calls, she spent the time answering all of our questions, and was prepared to handle my son's case at the appeal hearing. With her diligence, we won the appeal. I would not hesitate to recommend Kathryn if you are seeking an attorney that cares and will go the extra mile to represent her client.
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Posted by Wayne | December 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great choice
I am a person who doesn’t really do reviews but I felt that I just had to give a review on Ms Dicus. I was not actually her client my daughter was and I have been through the process before so I asked if I could talk to Ms Dicus which she totally agreed to and I believe she went above and beyond keeping me in the loop of what was going on throughout this crazy process. I would say so far I have talked to her 5-6 times and she walked me through where she was at and never rushed me answered everything. When I was the client I only talked to my lawyer a couple of times and kept being told wait till your hearing and we will talk then. I would and have highly recommend her as your lawyer.
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Posted by Stacy | September 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My hero
Kathryn is patient and took my unusual circumstances with no fear! My father was very involved with my case. She took the time to speak with him. She made me comfortable by letting me know all of the steps at all times. In court she was AMAZING! I would refer Kathryn to family and friend. My father was so impressed he forwarded her information to his pain management group!
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Posted by Verna | March 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She's just good at what she does.
I had questions, she had answers. I was anxious, she calmed me down. She did everything! Paperwork, running down doctors, and, information. She handled it all, and, she answered her phone! She had the case on all points, she didn't miss a trick! She has a great personality, but, she doesn't mess around! She knows her stuff and she won my case. I recommend her HIGHLY!
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Posted by Kimberley | July 19, 2013
She is a firecracker in the court room, The best!
This Lawyer is always right there! She returns phone calls. She did all my paperwork, phone calls, and never forgot a thing! I had more Doctors than I could count and she got a hold of everyone of them and even when the did not want to deal with her, she made them. I have recommended her to one friend and she won her case too. I can't say enough about her. She cares about people. She is smart and on her game. No nonsense Lawyer this one is....I would look no further. Thank you Kathryn..
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Posted by Sandra | December 19, 2009
You can trust Kathryn Dicus
We are still waiting for the Judge's decision on my appeal but Ms. Dicus and I remain positive. This experience has not been too stressful for me since having an attorney fight for me and I am grateful that I found her. Her honesty and directness is what makes her a great attorney. No matter my outcome, she IS the attorney to choose.
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Posted by David Dean | September 19, 2009
Kathryn Dicus helped me thru the entire SSDI nightmare. I got awarded the very first try. She was very friendly and made me feel secure. I can't say enough good about this woman.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-25%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Dicus Disability, L.L.C. formerly the Law Office of Kathryn Dicus
  • 2006 - 2015


  • Villanova University School of Law
  • 2005
  • Syracuse University
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Ninth Circuit District Court
  • Remanded for a new hearing


  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Administrative Law Section
  • Executive Council Member
  • 2008 - 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Executive Council Secretary
  • Administrative Law
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Prehearing Briefs and Appeals Council Briefs
  • 2017
  • Verde Natural Resource Conservation District
  • Open Meeting Law
  • 2015
  • Employment Law Section
  • Public Records
  • 2014
  • nightly programming
  • Social Security Disability
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Social Security & Disability Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred numerous clients to Kathryn over the years and have received amazing feedback the clients I've referred. Her dedication to the law, her clients and justice is unparalleled. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kathryn spearheaded a change to Arizona law that made it easier and cheaper to obtain claimants' medical records for disability cases. After years of hard work she finally achieved it and now disabled claimants' representatives can obtain medical records for free if they are attempting to get disability benefits. Thank you so much Kathryn!"
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Phoenix Social Security & Disability Lawyer Kathryn Dicus
Kathryn Dicus
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 18 years
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