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Patricia L McCabe

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Burbank, CA

4.8   17 reviews
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  • State Years
    California - CA 32 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 30 years
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1993
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Patricia

Learn Patricia’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Social Security & Disability
    I handle Social Security claims from application through hearing to the Appeals Council to United States District Court.

    32 years, 2,485 cases

  2. Insurance
    I handle disability insurance claims and litigation. This includes short term disability claims and long term disability claims under ERISA

    32 years, 250 cases

In my years as a Van Nuys disability attorney, I have represented thousands of Social Security disability claimants. I appreciate that my clients are real people who have serious disabilities. To he...


Law Offices of Patricia L. McCabe
4100 W. Alameda Ave
3rd Fl, Suite 301
Burbank, CA, 91505


4.8 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
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Posted by William | February 28, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Attorney
Patricia is top notch. I knew from the first conversation over the phone with her I had the right lawyer. She was the only one who would take my case after calling many others. I’m under 40 and had injuries where other lawyers wrote me off and said I had no chance but Patricia believed in my case and treated me with respect. I was denied after my initial application, retained Patricia, and won at the first hearing after the reconsideration denial. It took about 1 yr and 2 months after the reconsideration to have my hearing. On that day I felt good and prepared thanks to Patricia. I witnessed her fight for me in the hearing. And during it all I had to do was be honest. When I had questions about treatment decisions affecting my case Patricia always said “ do what’s best for your health.” There was never any pressure and I felt I could choose accordingly. Every deadline was met and responses from the SSA were handled. She is a lawyer you want by your side. I want to thank her, Sue, and her staff. Everyone was a delight to deal with and whenever I got off the phone with them I felt good. Thanks Patricia, I dreamed of the day I could leave this review.
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Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2022
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I finally had a voice!
When I think about Patricia McCabe and her staff, I get so lost for words. I just can’t find enough words to express the tremendous gratitude & respect I have for her and her staff. My voice, my pain, my fall wasn’t enough for ssdi to approve my case.... but after I spoke to Patricia in person, she straight out told me “ I know I can win your case, hire me”, so I did. I can’t believe the judge approved my case from day “1” that I saw my doctor. I’m so glad I trusted my instincts when I read her reviews, cause honestly I was emotionally lost and didn’t know what direction to take. ““I finally had a voice and Patricia McCabe gave it to me!!!!!””
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2022
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An Amazing Attorney
My SSDI claim was denied 2 or 3 times and I truly wanted to give up. I decided to hire Ms. McCabe and she worked on my case and made me feel very comfortable and at ease. She always kept me informed on what steps were next, either through email or by phone. She is a very nice lady who makes you feel like she actually cares. After years of sadness and frustration, I was finally able to shed tears of joy, as after the hearing the Judge's decision came back and it was fully favorable. I will always be grateful for the diligent work she put into my case. I would recommend her to anyone who is in need of a great attorney.
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Posted by Jeffrey S J | April 25, 2020
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Very Knowlegable
I cannot express enough gratitude using Patricia L. McCabe and her firm and staff. Each and every person in her office made me feel comfortable through this process. Ms. McCabe is a utmost great choice if ever in the situation i was in trying to establish a favorable outcome for Social Security Disability Benefits. Rest assured you are in great hands. What a top notch professional Ms. McCabe and her entire staff are to have helped and represented me.
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Posted by Cynthia Wells | April 20, 2020
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We'll enough
Patricia McCabe is very good. She is very humble, yet confident about how she conducted herself in private and in front of the judge. I am appreciative to her law firm for taking my case and for helping me prove my case. I wish her many years of success.
Posted by Shirley | November 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Ray of Light in a Dismal Process
Thank you for your continued diligence in a protracted system! I'm sure I would've given up except for your positive outlook and empathetic demeanor. I can't express my heartfelt appreciation for the years you've put into the successful culmination of a very daunting process. I feel compelled to recommend you to anyone! It's not always easy to get in touch with you, I know first-hand how busy you guys are, but I'm hoping you see this review and can comprehend the extent of my gratitude!
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Posted by James | September 7, 2019
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Knows The System Inside Out
First off, you will be irate, scared, angry, and desperately frustrated by the SSI SSDI process. These cases take years to get heard by a judge, so each person will have a different experience they will go through. In my case, I had lots of medical records and A LONG WORK HISTORY. I am 55 years old. I wasn't barely 50 when I started the claim. But by the time I went before the judge all that growing older had helped since I saw doctors the entire time. But getting back to my point of this review, these are long, frustrating cases. SSDI SSI can take a long time to get resolved. Patricia and her staff will not always get back to you immediately, they will not always answer your calls the same day, they will not always return your emails in minutes after you send them. But they will get back to you, and they are aware of your case and the status and they will update you when they get a chance. They are moving it along properly and remember they have other clients, not just you. So I want to say, after all the frustration, all the patience, and all the pain you will go through, it's best to have a Lawyer WHO KNOWS THE SYSTEM INSIDE OUT. She knows all the judges, she knows everyone who works at the SSI offices, she will get you the best result she possibly can. Her staff will assist and update you as well. But this whole thing will test your mettle. It is not fun to go through this disability process. In closing, after having warned you of how difficult it is, I'd choose Patricia McCabe Law Offices again. I got everything I hoped to get from my claim. I did the right thing by hiring McCabe Law of Van Nuys after my second denial. We got all my retroactive and my back pay and everything, going all the way back to the beginning in 2012. She has 25 years experience and she runs a small Law office, but sometimes that is the right combination. It was for me. I knew, they knew me. I wasn't just a number in a computer.
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Posted by Robyn | January 11, 2019
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Nothing short of amazing
Patricia McCabe has been a godsend through what has been the most challenging and terrible time of my life. I hired Patricia after my initial SSDI claim I had filed was denied. We met in her office. She was professional, courteous, and extremely knowledgeable about my medical conditions. She explained the process of what would happen next in the process and how long it would take. Patricia and her office handled all of the forms and paperwork from that point onward. The office staff were easy to reach via email, and gave instruction when I received stuff from the SSA. They were always prompt to respond. I was pleased with how they addressed my concerns along the way. When I was sent for two consultative exams the SSA set up, they told me what to expect and to treat it like a regular doctor visit. Any questions or issues that came up for me I emailed and had a response within a day or two. The team that Patricia has working with her is amazing and will help to the best of their ability. Naturally it was disappointing for my reconsideration to be denied. Patricia handled the appeal/request for hearing after that denial also. The hardest part for me was waiting for the hearing which took a year and a half. Patricia took time before my hearing to meet with me in her office and review my medical file, doctors seen, treatments done, etc. She had a special form for my treating doctor to complete regarding my medical conditions and how it affected me. She took care of all of the legal paperwork and preparations for me, which I would have been unable to complete due to being sick. This put me at ease in an extremely stressful time. At the hearing, Patricia was extremely professional. She asked me questions following me speaking with the judge to clarify my answers. She did not make me feel nervous, and I was quite glad to have her there with me as I had never been to court or gone before a judge. That part was stressful, but Patricia took all of the guesswork out of it. She was patient and kind, and treated me with the utmost of courtesy. I was confused at times, but Patricia handled all of the legal parts so I just had to answer the judge's questions. In the courtroom it felt as if Patricia were my trusted advisor and ally. What more could you want from a disability attorney? After the hearing we reviewed what happened in a private room, and then I got to go home. Patricia had instructed me to contact her when I received the determination. It was fully favorable, which is not surprising given the time and care Patricia put into a not particularly easy claim. She then indicated I would await payment processing, and the anticipated wait for payment of past benefits. I would not hesitate to hire or refer Patricia. She never once doubted me, questioned the legitimacy of my health issues, or treated me with disrespect. Her positive attitude and tenacity are reflected in her outcome: a fully favorable determination. She handled all of the SSA stuff for me so I didn't have to. I speak from experience that it can be difficult finding the right representation when handling SSDI claims. Finding Patricia was a stroke of luck, and hiring her was the best decision I could have made. Patricia made everything so easy for me. All I did was stay in contact with the office, go to me CEs, and show up in court. Patricia handled ALL of the rest. Hire her. You won't regret it. I am eternally grateful for the help and work Patricia did fighting for me and my benefits due. She is nothing short of amazing!
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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2017
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I was 45 years old when I hired Patricia McCabe after my claim was denied by Social Security even though I knew I had a winning case as I had become disabled. I met with Patricia and she gave me confidence that I my case had merit and that I had to be patient given the very lengthy process of SS appeals. She never doubted my case or me even after I went though medical exams ordered by SS. I was always able to call her and speak with her or a member of her staff to help guide me and my family though this difficult experience. She prepared for for the process including the final hearing when we won after 3 years of waiting from the time I had become ill. She is great and very wonderful and has changed my life for the better
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Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2017
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This attorney is a blessing.
She held my hand through the whole process. Explained what was going on to me. She won my case. Patricia told me to always tell the truth. I took the stand and the judge asked me to state my name. I did. The judge banged her gavel and said "You win". The judge saw I was dumbfounded. She explained that had already read Patricia's legal brief the night before, and she agreed with what Patricia wrote. The judge said she just needed me to confirm who I was.
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Posted by Michele | August 1, 2016
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Great Social Security Attorney
Patricia McCabe represented me in a Social Security case, that dragged on for years. Once we went to trial, I was well informed of what could be the outcome. I was extremely nervous, I had never been before a judge before. Patricia told me to answer honestly, which I did and, be succinct. The proceedings took less than an hour, and I was awarded compensation. I feel that Ms. McCabe kept me informed through the entire process, and is a wonderful attorney. I would absolutely recommend Patricia McCabe to anyone who needs her services.
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Posted by mark | January 12, 2016
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highest recommendations
My accident caused me more than my fair share of pain. Patricia McCabe did not add to it in any way. Professional, courteous and completed my case in record time. i would not hesitate to highly recommend her and her firm to anyone.
Posted by George | June 17, 2015
Top of the Heap, solid person and attorney
High quality person. Patricia will be my attorney until I die, or she dies. I recommeded her to my pastor who became disabled. She won his case. She won my case. She knows her stuff and has alot of experience. She is in high demand and very busy, but the best always are. She coached me a little for when I would testify on the stand in court. The first thing she told me, was that I should always tell the truth. When I went to court, before my case came up. the baliff pointed to Patricia and asked me, "Is that your attorney?", and I said yes. He said, "You won". I asked "how do you know?", and he said he's been the baliff for 7 years there, and Patricia wins every case. On the witness stand, the judge asked me to tell the court my full name. I did. She banged the gavel and said, " You win". I stared at her is disbelief. I said I don't understand. The judge said that Patricia McCabe provided a written legal brief to the court, and the judge read it last night, and the judge agreed with it. And that was it.
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Posted by Gordon | August 20, 2014
The Best in the West
Patricia and her office worked on my case for two tears before it went to court. She's progressional, a hard worker and the perfect advocate. Not only did I win my case, but it was back dated for three years. Patricia took the time to walk me through the procedure so I could understand it. I would highly recommend Patricia to anyone who's looking for a lawyer that will actually work with you. She's the best!
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Posted by Beckie DuFoe | June 21, 2013
The best Social Security Disability Attorney Around
Patricia was recommended to me by my cousin whom received his Social Security through her. She and her staff are dedicated and takes each case personally. She kept me focused on winning, when I would get so down that I thought I would never make it through this ordeal.. It did take some time but in the long run it was worth it SHE WON !! FOR ME!! She and her staff worked very hard and forceful getting the disability I deserved and she is always there even after the case is over. I call on her every time I receive any Social Security papers for her help in getting them filled out correctly. She and her team are awesome. I wish there were more lawyers like her in the other fields of law I need. Such as a divorce, and filing bankruptcy Thank you Patricia..
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2012
Forever grateful
Sometimes you think the wheels of gov't grind so slowly you will never see the end. But not with Ms. McCabe. Her work in processing my sister's disability application could not have gone more smoothly or quickly.
Posted by AlbertPerron | September 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Not Good
Poor communication, bad outcome, not happy and still 100% disabled and homeless. Good luck with this choice.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-25%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Patricia L McCabe
  • 1996 - Present


  • Franklin Pierce Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991


  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Social Security Law Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents
  • Past President of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Solo and Small Firm Executive Committee
  • 2006 - Present
  • Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - Present
  • San Fernando Community Mental Health Services Inc
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Hon. Benjamin Aranda III Outstanding Public Service Award
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Difference Makers Award for Pro Bono Service
  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
  • 2009
  • Outstanding Service Award Pro Bono Service
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives
  • 2004


  • California Guide to Opening and Managing a Law Office
  • Editorial Board Member and Author
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I found Patricia on the internet and contacted Patricia initially by phone when my son became disabled. I had many questions and she gave of her time generously. When my skill set no longer served my son in furthering his Social Security disability claim both my son and I went back to Patricia and had an in person interview. At that time my son retained her services. Patricia spent more than 2 years working for my son to a successful result winning at the Social Security disability hearing. She has always been available offering caring and accurate counsel consistently to my son, me and our family. Patricia is A WINNER and did a great job. She always saw the case as a winner and never gave up and neither did we. Her staff was responsive and helped us navigate a very difficult system and time in our life I and my family highly recommend Patricia"
Social Security & Disability
Social Security & Disability

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Burbank Social Security & Disability Lawyer Patricia L McCabe
Patricia L McCabe
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Burbank, CA
Licensed for 32 years
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