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Gerald Morris Welt

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

4.4   7 reviews

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Practice areas
  1. Social Security & Disability
    If you know that you will be out of work for at least 12 months due to an illness, injury or disability, or if your initial Social Security Disability application has been denied, please contact Welt Law today at 702.382.2030.

  2. Guardianship
    We provide legal guidance on Guardianship for those in need of protecting the rights of individuals or estates of family members who cannot make decisions for themselves. Ask for Attorney Tiffany Welt Doctors when you call Welt Law at 702.382.2030.

  3. Arbitration

Meet Las Vegas Social Security Disability Lawyer Gerald M. Welt Assisting with Las Vegas Social Security Disability Benefits

Gerald M. Welt received his Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. He has been in practice since 1973. Attorney Welt practices Social Security Disability/SSI disability law. He has served on the Nevada Justice Association Board of Governors since 1979 as a board member, treasurer, president-elect, president and chief administrative officer. He was the co-chair of Citizens For Justice from 1992-2010. He was a member of the President’s Council of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and has been a moderator and instructor for the People’s Law School in the subjects of Social Security Disability/SSI and workers compensation.

He has been very active in the State Bar of Nevada as a member of both the Professionalism and Lawyers’ Referral and Information Services committees. Welt is general legal counsel for the Las Vegas Clark County Library District. He has served as a member of the State of Nevada Medical/Dental Screening panel. He is a member of the court appointed arbitration panel since 1996. He is a member and past Nevada state chairman of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives (NOSSCR).

Las Vegas Social Security Disability attorney Welt is a member of the Nevada State Bar and the Clark County Bar Associations. He was named as a Colleague of the Nevada Law Foundation, and he has volunteered in a variety of capacities for numerous charitable and non-profit organizations.

If you are looking for the Las Vegas Social Security Disability lawyer to help you, please contact our law firm today for a free consultation.

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Licensed for 49 years
State NV
Status Active
Acquired 1973
Updated 09/10/2022

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

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Welt Law
411 E. Bonneville Avenue
Suite #505
Las Vegas, NV, 89101


4.4 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Gerald. Welt and Tiffany Doctors!
My son's case was denied TWICE! Not knowing what to do, I decided to hire a lawyer to review his case and tell me if anything could be done. I am more than happy with the outcome and I will recommend The Welt Law firm for anybody social security needs. Please keep in mind that is a long process in which you (the father/mother or person) asking for benefits will have to do your part. As in collecting paperwork, letters from doctors, going to the appointments and informing the Law frim of any papers received from the Social Security Administration. Once again, thank you!
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Posted by ZK | August 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
After applying and being denied on my own I decided to hire the Lawyer. After some research Mr Welts resume looked very impressive. Through this very long process I was following up with Christine who was giving me guidance and updates. At the hearing Mr Welt intervened several times at crucial moments when I was getting confused or could not follow along. After the hearing Mr Welt stated that he was optimistic. Around four months after the hearing I received fully favorable decision. There are so many variables and factors and this process is very complicated and you need an experienced Lawyer not some advocate or someone who does not specialize in it. If you do not win with Mr Welt I am confident that no other Lawyer would give you different result. I wish everyone the best who is going through this process and wanna thank Mr Welt and his team for an outstanding service.Thank You
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Posted by CarolC | May 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Mr Welt helped me! THANK YOU
I was so lost in MY Social Security paperwork! I was so sick and going to many Doctors, my health is important to me. Why would ANYONE try this difficult process on their own? Don't focus on the back pay amount, the real focus is getting a check every month. Hire a Lawyer! If you want a professional law firm hire this one! Mr. Welts office never let me down, got to my hearing and Mr. Welt guided me with questions I knew, but I was so nervous and forgot to bring up. I ended up WINNING my hearing and Mr. Welt said he and his office would keep me informed and that all the paperwork is properly done by SSDI. #HireLocalAttorney's
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Posted by John | November 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding, Professional Attorney
After being denied by SSA at multiple levels, I decided to hire Mr. Welt who is highly rated/recommended. Mr. Welt is direct, thorough with no frills. Prior to agreeing to take your case he speaks with you to evaluate your circumstances and assess the likelihood of a positive outcome. Basically, do you meet SSA criteria for a potentially favorable decision in the appeal process. His staff is outstanding, especially Kristin. They are responsive to inquiries. Mr. Welt and his team prepare you for any appearances at a hearing and walk you through the process. No surprises. At the time of the hearing, Mr. Welt arrived early and took the time to talk with me. He was very confident and reassuring. My case was ruled 'Fully Favorable' by an Administrative Law Judge. I cannot thank Mr. Welt enough. His experience with SSA claims, appeals and hearings was truly beneficial.
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Posted by Virginia | July 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Simply the best!
Mr. Welt and his staff are amazing. From the initial phone call to the end of the process they are professionalism at its finest. Mr. Welt was able to successfully win my case in 3 months. I had been trying for 14 months. I can't thank him and Amy and Tiffany enough for what they have done for myself and my family. They listen to everything you say and best of all they do everything in their power to help you. Mr Welt is first class!
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2013
Great Attorney
Mr. Welt is a great attorney. Not only does he have a great reputation, but he and his wonderful staff are awesome. I'd recommend his office to everyone. His office took care of my case and got me the payments I deserved.
Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrible Attorney and Office- made me lose my case
I was with this attorney for 5 years. It was a nightmare. He and Ms. Doctors were completely unprepared for my first hearing and were planning their strategy in the SSA hearing office 15 mins before my hearing time. They kept the judge waiting. They didn’t understand my complex illness and failed miserably at explaining it to the judge. My physicians offered to help them understand it and they were completely uninterested in speaking with my doctor. After my first hearing denial, I met with Mr. Welt with two friends in attendance. He forgot who I was and told me a very sick lady who received daily IV therapy was just denied by the same judge. I was the very sick lady... Stay away from this firm. I my experience they didn’t care about me or my case at all.
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Response from Gerald Welt September 13, 2018
Unfortunately not all cases we take are won at the initial administrative hearing. Our process for preparation includes contacting all doctors and medical providers and reviewing thousands of pieces of documentation to help prove that our clients are ill, injured or disabled and deserving of benefits. We ask each client, over the 18 months to 2 years that we are preparing their case for trial, to contact our office when they receive additional medical evidence and to call our offices monthly to provide us with updates. We meet with each client 1 to 2 weeks before the hearing for pre-trial preparation so that they are aware of the process, review with them the evidence gathered and let them know what to expect at the hearing. On the date of the scheduled hearing we arrive on time and are prepared for trial. We are called into the hearing when the judge is ready for us. If an appeal has been remanded, meaning it was sent back to the judge for further consideration because the original decision contained a significant error of law or was not supported by the substantial weight of the evidence, then we have the opportunity to retry the case, if we are the attorney of record at that time. Very sorry that you were not satisfied with your representation or the outcome of the case. It is very important that those filing for Social Security Disability benefits use an attorney or a certified ADR to represent them at hearings as it is very difficult to navigate the Social Security Disability system. Contacting a law firm that has experience in the Social Security Disability system gives those ill, injured or disabled, and out of work for more than 12 months, a better opportunity to win their claims.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Welt Law
  • 1975 - Present


  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1971
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1968


  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Nevada Justice Association
  • President
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Citizen's for Justice
  • Co-chairman
  • 1984 - 2014
  • Nevada Justice Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 1977 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer
  • Desert Companion Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer
  • Desert Companion Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • Vegas Inc.
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • People's Law School
  • People's Law School
  • 2013
  • People's Law School
  • People's Law School
  • 2012
  • People's Law School
  • People's Law School
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Whenever I have a question about Social Security benefits, the first and only person I call is Gerald Welt. Jim Crockett Personal Injury Trial Lawyer"
Personal injury

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Las Vegas Social Security & Disability Lawyer Gerald Morris Welt
Gerald Morris Welt
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Las Vegas, NV
Licensed for 49 years
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