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Marc Vahan Kalagian

Social Security & Disability Attorney at La Habra, CA

5.0   39 reviews
  • State Years
    Nevada - NV 31 years
    California - CA 33 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NV
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Marc

Learn Marc’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Social Security & Disability
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    Our experienced attorneys handle thousands of claims every year. Chances are excellent that we have handled a claim or situation similar to yours. In addition, because our practice is focused exclusively on Social Security disability claims, our SSDI and SSI lawyers are on top of the latest developments in the law and the legal process.

    34 years

If Social Security has turned you down for benefits, even numerous times, we can help. With over 30 years of experience, we are one of the few law firms that can fight your case to Federal Court.  I am admitted to both the California and Nevada bar as well as all federal courts in California and Nevada. 

We speak your language. In common layman’s language. We explain your options and help you fill out your paperwork.   We keep current on all new legislation and regulations to increase your chances of winning your case. We don’t charge for a consultation and if your condition prevents you from coming to our office, we can conduct a phone consultation. You only pay if we win your case and Social Security Administration and the courts approve our fees.

 

Location

Marc Vahan Kalagian
1401 S. Beach Boulevard
Suite B
La Habra, CA, 90631

Reviews

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Posted by Natasha | November 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great SSDI attorney
What a great experience with Mark. He always kept me informed of my case. He was always polite, answered my questions, and was calm even under stressful circumstances. I can’t say enough good things about my attorney.
Posted by Sherri | November 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Glad I had Marc Kalagian on my side!
I found Marc Kalagian to be very patient, thorough and competent. My case was complex with several things that qualified me for benefits. I had the most horrible judge on my first appeal. Marc went through several levels, keeping me abreast of each one and also explaining them. He welcomed all questions and concerns. If he couldn't talk, he'd get back to me when he could, using the same manner I contacted him with. Knowing this was a relief in itself.
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Posted by Zorica | October 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
TEN STARS
I can not say enough wonderful things about Mr .Kalagian and his team members. If I could I would rate him with ten stars. After my Social Security Disability application was denied I have consulted attorney Mr. Marc Kalagian and I was blessed that I find him. My first conversation with the office made clear to me that this law firm is extremely professional. I talked with Mr. Kalagian by phone and I new that God had sent me to the right place. Mr. Kalagian and his staff were at all times very kind and available to answer any my question and concerns I had and kept me updated through out the process. Mr. Kalagian is very knowledgeable and compassionate lawyer, worked hard and did very good job. If you are looking for excellent lawyer to help with your case contact Mr. Kalagian and if he think that he can help you you are in good hands, you are hiring the best of the best. Thank you Mr. Kalagian
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Posted by Cathy | October 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful
I was immediately comfortable with Mr. Kalagian. He put me at ease with his knowledge and experience. He answered ALL my questions, never ignored an email or phone call. Hiring Mr. Kalagian was one of my better choices and I’m thankful. After 4 years from my initial claim, I received a Fully Favorable decision, thanks to Marc. I 1000% recommend his services.
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Posted by Jae Rafael | October 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional,excellent,great results
When I applied first on my own,I was denied,I consulted Mark.and appealed,and after a long wait, we had great results.I recommend Mark and kalagian highly.
Posted by Mona | June 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent SSDI Lawyer
I was referred to Marc Kalagian by another very satisfied client, whom Marc Kalagian had won their young daughters SSDI case. I myself was denied 3 times by SS, I was so frustrated... but then Mr. Kalagian was referred to me. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Marc Kalagian, personally and professionally. Marc Kalagian is a very knowledgeable and compassionate lawyer. He helped us through a very long process, to finally reach a very positive settlement. I would definitely recommend Marc Kalagian if you are looking for a excellent lawyer to help with your social security filing.
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Posted by Martha | April 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Kind and Knowledgeable
I had a rough time with this system and a bad experience with another attorney before I was referred to Mr. Kalagian's firm. My first telephone call with the office made clear that this law firm is extremely professional and competent. With over 20 years of experience myself in the legal field, I can say with confidence that the service I received was probably as good as it gets. Mr. Kalagian and his staff were at all times kind and available to answer any questions or concerns I had. Once I met with Marc by phone I knew I could hand my case to him with complete trust and confidence. We won. What more can I say. If you are considering hiring an attorney for your SSDI claim, talk with Marc. He is extremely ethical and his rate was fair.
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Posted by Mark | November 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing service, great results.
Marc was fantastic from the first visit in 2018 until now. The initial consultation quelled all my fears, after all, I only got a lawyer after SS rejected my claim. Marc and his staff took great care of me, kept me updated throughout the process and was magnificent on court day. I believe if Marc Kalagian thinks he can help you, you are hiring the best.
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Posted by Hector | November 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most satisfied client
Marc demonstrated a highly proficient knowledge of Social Security Disability law. And his strategy regarding my appeal was right on the number. He helped me navigate the appeals process. When we faced obstacles, Marc was able to come up with just the right course of action to overcome those obstacles. He instilled in me a high degree of confidence which enabled me to continue with the the appeals process. Additionally, Marc has employed a top-notch administrative team. Team members were both knowledgeable and courteous, and were always there to answer questions and facilitate my communications with Marc. Again I was very impressed with Marc, and would highly recommend him to anybody seeking a seasoned Social Security attorney.
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Posted by Janielle | June 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Successful Case
I met Mr. Kalagian April 2019 and was very pleased with his friendliness, patience, diligence, and professional character. He was willing to take on my case while other firms did not due to my young age. Instead of waiting 2-3 years for a hearing, we were able to meet with a judge within a year which was amazing! I am very happy to share that we won. Mr. Kalagian did a very good job and worked hard. He is very well-known in his line of work, and knows how to do his job very well.
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Posted by Ross | May 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Long, hard fight
I started the Social Security Disability process in August 2012 after medically retiring due to line of duty injuries. I hired Marc in 2014 when I needed to appeal to the Federal courts. Marc won not once, but twice in Federal court for me. After nearly 9 years of fighting, I finally received my back pay, monthly benefits, and Medicare. Most other attorneys would have just thrown in the towel. Marc stayed in the fight.
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Posted by Amy | August 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent SSDI lawyer
I have consulted Atty. Marc Kalagian after my disability application was denied twice by ALJ. He helped me at the Federal Court Review - the next step in the appeal process where you file a lawsuit in U.S. district court. I received the approval of my SSDI without even going to court. The process went smoothly because Atty Kalagian was very, knowledgeable, responsive, diligent, and empathetic. In this challenging life event, you need to have n extremely experience lawyer, and I felt that Atty Kalagian was so engaged in all the details. I thank him for helping me and most especially for having a caring heart.
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Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very, Very Good Attorney
I can not say enough good about Marc Kalagian personally and professionally. He is an outstanding attorney and a person of great integrity. Marc represented me in my SSA disability case. He was extremely diligent, very thorough, honest and caring. He guided me through the entire process keeping me thoroughly informed and went above and beyond to help us. I highly recommend him to anyone who may need this type of legal representation as you cannot do any better.
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Posted by Jodie | September 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Fantastic!
I hired Marc Kalagian to assist me with my Social Security Disability case. The overall experience with Marc Kalagian and his entire Legal Team was great. Marc and his team are highly skilled legal experts. Marc and his staff are very kind and considerate and helped me navigate successfully through the entire legal process. I would highly recommend Marc Kalagian and his staff to anyone requiring a Social Security Disability Attorney. Marc is truly the best!
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Posted by Leslie | June 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience!
I recommend Marc Kalagian to anyone seeking a disability attorney. Marc is extremely knowledgeable, very professional, and I could not have won my case without his guidance and support.
Posted by Elizabeth | April 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Encouraging and Thorough
Marc was an excellent attorney. I was under a tremendous amount of stress and I did not understand any part of the disability process that I was going through. He walked me through every step and was extremely thorough and detailed in his explanations and work. Marc and his staff were always on top of everything that was going on so that I did not miss any deadlines or forget to turn in any necessary paperwork.
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Posted by Juan Altamirano | April 1, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good Lawyer
I consulted Mr Kalagian on a SSA case and He guide me to do the right thing. Very professional.
Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Permanent Disability
Marc is a very kind and understanding individual. He was very thorough and professional. When Social Security denied my first request, I hired Mr. Kalagian to help me obtain permanent disability. The result was that I was approved for permanent disability. I would definitely recommend Mr. Kalagian.
Posted by Angel | January 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Atorney
Marc Kalagian is a knowledgeable and compassionate lawyer. In my case he helped manage expectations and responded quickly to any question or concerns with a phone call or email. He was genuinely caring on top of being extremely smart about the system and process. He helped us through a very long process to finally reach a positive settlement. Would recommend him highly.
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Marc was very helpful and reassuring through the whole disability hearing process. He went over every detail and explained the hearing process thoroughly. He was quick to answer questions and explain anything I didn't understand throughout the long process. I would definitely recommend Marc if you are looking for a lawyer to help with your social security filing.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Regional Representative
  • U.S. Senator Harry M. Reid
  • 1983 - 1987

Education

  • Whittier Coll SOL
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Associations

  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Sustaining Member and Ninth Circuit Representative
  • N/A
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Social Security Section
  • Past Chairman
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Harbor Area Chapter Meeting
  • Current Trends In Social Security Disability
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Marc
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kalagian and the attorneys at his firm are the best in the field of Social Security. He treats his clients with respect and consideration. He does not abandon his clients if they are denied by Social Security. He stays on the case an appeals to the Federal Court and many, many times gets the ALJ's decision reversed and sent back for a new hearing."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very good lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marc has obtained great results on the federal appeals cases that i have referred to him."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is hard working and very bright. Clearly one of the most well known and respected lawyers in the field. Admired by judges and attorneys alike. If would be very happy to have marc kalagian handling my case. One of the best out there."
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