Posted by Carla
I WAS DENIED TWICE BY THE SSA AND WAS REFERRED TO MR. KALAGIAN IN 2014 TO ASSIST WITH MY 2ND APPEAL. I WAS IMMEDIATELY AT EASE WITH MR. KALAGIAN, AS THERE WAS NO STRESS OR CONFUSION ABOUT WHAT WOULD TRANSPIRE GOING FORWARD. MR. KALAGIAN SPENT OVER 2 HOURS WITH ME ON OUR FIRST VISIT. IMMEDIATELY THEREAFTER, I WAS NOTIFIED EACH AND EVERY SINGLE TIME HE WAS REQUESTING MEDICAL DOCUMENTS OR UPDATING MY CASE FILE. WE DID NOT NEED TO SPEAK ON THESE MATTERS AS THE MANNER IN WHICH HE CONDUCTED HIMSELF AS A PERSON, A LAWYER, AND AN ADVOCATE HAD MY MIND AT EASE; TOTAL TRUST, AND NEVER ONCE DID I DOUBT MY DECISION TO CHOOSE HIM TO REPRESENT ME. MR. KALAGIAN BUILT MY CASE BY CONTINUALLY REQUESTING UPDATED REPORTS AND REQUESTS FOR FORMS TO BE COMPLETED BY MY PHYSICIANS. NEVER ONCE DID HE EXPRESS ANY FRUSTRATION OR NEGATIVE COMMENTS ABOUT THE PROCESS. HE REMAINED UPBEAT, POSITIVE, AND ALWAYS ENCOURAGING. ON OUR SECOND FACT-TO-FACE, IN 2016, WHICH WAS PRIOR TO MY HEARING, HE WAS CLEAR AS TO MY ROLE IN THE HEARING AND HIS SPIRIT CALMED ANY CONCERNS I MAY HAVE HAD ABOUT MY HEARING. WHEN I LEFT THAT MEETING, I WAS AT PEACE. I FELT THAT I WAS IN THE BEST LEGAL HANDS POSSIBLE TO ASSIST WITH MY APPEAL. ON THE DAY OF MY HEARING, MR. KALAGIAN WAS IN GREAT SPIRITS AND MADE ME FEEL RELAXED AND ANXIETY FREE. (THIS IN AND OF ITSELF WAS A GREAT FEAT TO ACCOMPLISH.) DURING THE HEARING, MR. KALAGIAN WAS THE CONSUMATE LEGAL PROFESSIONAL. THERE WERE NO SURPRISES AND HIS DEMEANOR KEPT ME FOCUSED AND ON POINT. HIS COMMUNCIATION WAS CLEAR, CONCISE, AND ALWAYS POSITIVE. SUFFICE TO SAY I WON MY APPEAL THANKS TO THE ASSISTANCE AND REPRESENTATION OF MR. KALAGIAN. HE PROMISED NOTHING AND DELIVERED EVERYTHING!!! NO MISLEADING COMMUNICATION WAS UTTERED. YOU DON'T NEED TO CONSTANTLY MEET WITH HIM TO KNOW THAT HE IS CONSTANTLY WORKING ON YOUR BEHALF. YOU DON'T NEED TO REMIND HIM OF WHO YOU ARE. HE IS ON TOP OF YOUR CASE FROM DAY ONE. THIS IS THE KIND OF ATTORNEY YOU WANT REPRESENTING YOU IN AN SSA APPEAL HEARING; HONEST, FORTHRIGHT, AND ETHICAL. I KNOW THAT WITHOUT THE SERVICES OF MR. KALAGIAN I WOULD NOT HAVE HAVE BEEN GRANTED A FAVORABLE DECISION, NOT BECAUSE HE IS AN ATTORNEY, THAT DOES HELP, BUT BECAUSE HE TRULY DOES CARE AND IT SHOWS BY HIS ACTIONS, ACTIONS IN AND OUT OF THE HEARING. I FELT THAT THE JUDGE ALSO RESPECTED MR. KALAGIAN AS AN ATTORNEY AND MYSELF BY ASSOCIATION. THIS, AS MR. KALAGIAN STAYED ON POINT AND DIDN'T BELABOR THE ISSUES. HE ADDRESSED WHAT NEEDED TO BE STATED AND THEN MOVED ON. HE KEPT ME ON MY TOES WITH HIS QUESTIONS AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, KEPT ME CALM. IF I A CIRCUMSTANCE ARISES WITH RESPECT TO SOMEONE I KNOW WHO HAD NEED OF AN ATTORNEY FOR AN SSA APPEAL, I WOULD RECOMMEND AND REFER ONLY ONE ATTORNEY, MR. KALAGIAN. I RESPECT HIM AND THE WORK THAT HE DOES FOR THE GREATER GOOD OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES WHO ARE UNABLE TO ENGAGE IN SUBSTANTIAL GAINFUL ACTIVITY.
MR. KALAGIAN IS THE ATTORNEY THAT YOU WANT, I CAN GUARANTEE IT.
ALL THE BEST TO ALL FUTURE CLIENTS OF MR. KALAGIAN.
Posted by Jeanne
Marc did everything a client deserves and won my case which had been going on for years. He was nice,efficient,straight forward. I wish the office had given me more time to collect my medical records. I have a bad memory and forgot to call for them. Otherwise, I would recommend Marc, and I will.
Posted by DD
Marc is an excellent attorney – he puts you at ease with the whole process of obtaining SSI benefits and is a great motivator through what is a very arduous and energy-sapping process for anyone that has to go through it. He also doesn’t give up at the first level of appeal and will do whatever is necessary to obtain benefits. During my initial consultation, he took about two hours to answer every single of my questions free of charge while treating me with respect and displaying an in-depth knowledge of SSI regulations as they apply to my case. Because of his extensive experience with disability judges, he knows their peculiarities and can tell you exactly what to expect during a hearing in front of a particular judge as well as clearly assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case. He is also always ready to answer any lingering questions by phone if the need arises. Above all else, I can’t stress enough the confidence he instills in you that you will be successful in obtaining benefits. I recommend him highly.
Posted by a Social Security client
I had been battling years for my benefits and was on the edge of despair. I was referred to Mr. Kalagian. He kept me up to date on what was going, and when we left court I had my benefits. A great weight was lifted and I am very thankful to Mr. Kalagian for that.
Posted by Nancee
Mr. Kalagian worked very hard for us when other attorneys wouldn't even look at our case. He is very sensitive to client's disabilities and illnesses.
Posted by Ray
I have gone through 3 attorneys, before finding Mr. Kalagian, & I have no regrets. He is extremely knowledgeable, in the Social Security field.