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James Patrick Shea

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Jim P. Shea

  • State Years
    California - CA 31 years
    Washington - WA 32 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Voluntarily Resigned No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Social Security & Disability
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    I work to obtain disability and/or SSI benefits for persons who are medically unable to work. I represent individuals at all stages of the process, from initial application to (if necessary) federal court appeals. No fees are charged unless benefits are obtained. We also strive to provide the highest level of customer service possible.

    32 years

A board certified specialist in Social Security law, Attorney Shea handles cases at all levels from application to the Federal Court.  He received a Bachelor's and a Master's degree from Loyola University in Los Angeles, and then went on to earn a Ph.D. in English Literature from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University School of Law in Los Angeles.  He has taught English Literature and Business Law at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Mr. Shea began practicing law in 1992, and for over twenty years has  continued to represent the disabled, and also to share his skills with the community.  He has done much pro bono service on behalf of the Cancer Legal Resource Center (sponsored and operated through the auspices of Loyola Law School), having been once nominated by that organization for the California State Bar Association's Pro Bono Service Award. He has also served as the Chairperson of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Social Security Section.

Mr. Shea is a Board Certified Social Security Disability Specialist, certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a State Bar of California approved agency. He is one of only a very few attorneys in California to be board certified.

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Location

The Law Office of James P. Shea
5055 Wilshire Blvd
Suite #830
Los Angeles, CA, 90036

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Reviews

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Posted by Vera | July 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Social Security Attorney
There aren't words to say how grateful I am to you for helping me obtain the best favorable decision. You are by far the most professional and talented social security attorney I have ever met. I will not hesitate to recommend you. Thank you very much for all your hard work. Mr. Shea, you and your staff are truly amazing and I will forever be grateful. Thank you.
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Posted by Jimmy | June 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A STUNNING SOCIAL SEURITY ATTORNEY!
James Shea is a stunning Social Security Attorney who knows everything! He did a great job securing my benefits along with having a difficult case. Thank you James!
Posted by Les | January 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer and great staff!
James Shea was recommended to me by a good friend who was very satisfied with the outcome of his own Social Security case that Mr. Shea handled. And now I know why. Mr. Shea and his team took me as an uninformed, nervous client, and very patiently walked me through all the steps in preparing my case. His experience, knowledge, confidence, and easy going manner made me feel completely secure that my case would have a successful resolution. And it did. I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Shea and his team!
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Posted by Prentice | December 12, 2015
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Mr. Shea has been a big help to my family. While representing my dad he unfortunately had a stroke. Mr. Shea helped me to keep my dads case moving forward. He is very responsive and answers questions quickly. He is very experienced and takes your case seriously. I would highly recommend Mr. Shea to anyone considering his services. Thank you for everything you have done for not only my dad but me as well. I truly appreciate the follow up. Again, I highly recommend.
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Posted by Sandra | December 2, 2015
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Awsome
My experience with Mr. Shea was Awsome. I was very well informed all the way and not at any time was I worried or stressed. His staff were also very helpful. He is the best I highly recommend him.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 1%-25%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office Of James P. Shea
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices Of Susan R. Wasserman
  • 1992 - 2011

Education

  • Loyola Law School
  • J.D.
  • 1980
  • Marquette University
  • Ph.D.
  • 1974
  • Loyola University Of Los Angeles
  • B.A., M.A.
  • 1971

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Iniguez v. Astrue
  • Denial reversed and benefits awarded
  • Puente v. Astrue
  • Remanded with order to credit treating physician opinion.
  • Patterson v. Apfel
  • Expertise of counsel cannot be used as justification for lowering attorney fee.

Associations

  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association - Social Security Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 1993 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Social Security Section
  • Chairperson (2001)
  • 2000 - 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Korean

Honors and Awards

  • Recognition of Excellence
  • Superlawyers
  • 2014
  • Recognition of Excellence
  • Superlawyers
  • 2013
  • Recognition of Excellence
  • Superlawyers
  • 2012
  • Board Certification in Social Security Disability Advocacy
  • National Board Of Legal Specialty Certification
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Newsletter of the Certification of Disability Management Specialists Commission
  • Certification of Vocational Experts: Professional Witnesses in Disability Adjudications
  • 1998
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Offset Upset: Regulations Affecting Low-Wage Disabled Workers
  • 1997
  • Scleroderma Foundation Newsline
  • Scleroderma and Disability
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • Spring, 2017 Conference, National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives
  • Cross Examination of Medical Experts
  • 2017
  • "Your Legal Rights" Radio Show
  • Social Security Disability
  • 2016
  • South Bay Fibromyalgia Group Meeting
  • A Case for Disability based on Fibromyalgia
  • 2015
  • South Bay Fibromyalgia Group Meeting
  • Social Security Disability
  • 2013
  • Cancer Legal Resource Meeting
  • Transition to Work from SSDI
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
Endorse James
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Shea and I have numerous mutual clients as Social Security disability often accompanies workers' compensation claims. He is a fighter for his clients and will keep at it until his clients get the benefits they need and deserve. I endorse this attorney."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James Shea is a very professional attorney. He handles his matters with the utmost care and dedication. His clients are in great hands."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are looking for a great social security attorney, look no further. James Shea is top notch. He is very dedicated to his clients and gets results. I am glad I have the opportunity to endorse James Shea."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James Shea has extensive experience and has helped our mutual legal clients for many years. He has a vast knowledge of social security law. I highly recommend James Shea."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is a fantastic social security attorney. He helps with filing initial applications through the appeal process. James is very knowledge and provides an extraordinary level of client service."
Federal regulation Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is Board Certified in Social Security. He is diligent in his representation of his clients. He's a nice guy too."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is the best of the best. He is a lawyer from whom I seek advice on my own cases. He is respected by all including judges and court staff. Jim is truly a brilliant lawyer"
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