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Ethan K. Pham

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Orange, CA

4.9   30 reviews

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About Ethan

Learn Ethan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Social Security & Disability
    80%
    Social Security Disability and SSI. Representation at initial disability claims, appeals, administrative hearings, and post-hearing appeals.

    17 years, 1,100 cases

  2. Personal injury
    10%

    17 years

  3. Workers compensation
    10%

    17 years

Ethan K. Pham is an experienced Social Security Disability and SSI attorney.  He is licensed with the California Bar and is authorized to practice in all California State and Federal courts, and before the Social Security Administration in any jurisdiction. He has been elected chairman and board member of the Social Security Section of the Orange County Bar Association. His dedication, experience, and knowledge of Social Security law has enabled him to represent and successfully obtain benefits for hundreds of disabled claimants.

 

Committed to the betterment of his community, Mr. Pham takes part in charity activities including supporting Children's Hospital of Orange County, Be the Match Bone Marrow drives, and Epilepsy Support groups.

 

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Licensed for 16 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/29/2022

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

Contact Ethan

Law Offices of Ethan K. Pham - Disability Lawyer
1940 N Tustin St
Suite 120
Orange, CA, 92865
Law Offices of Ethan K. Pham - Disability Lawyer
20042 Beach Blvd Ste 100
Huntington Beach, CA, 92648
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Posted by Stella | August 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We are very fortunate to have Ethan K. Pham as a disability attorney in the Orange County/Los Angeles area.
The Law Offices of Ethan K. Pham is the ultimate for SSDI. I have consulted with Ethan multiple times since 2014 and he consistently has been intelligent, helpful and kind. He carefully listened and provided the most effective resources based on his profound knowledge of the SSDI process. Without his professional guidance, I would not have been able to be approved for disability. Ethan Pham JD, thank you for everything. You are beyond amazing!
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Posted by Darlene | June 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
An Excellant SSDI Attorney
With my health issues worsening and unable to work anymore I need help navigate the process of getting SSDI. After research on internet found Ethan Pham and so happy I did. He was kind and very knowledgable and answered all my questions during this process. He filed for me in January 2018 and June 2018 was approved for SSDI. I am so grateful to him as he not only helped me through this process but his sincere compassion for me as a person is a very special quality of his character. May God continue to give you Blessings for you helping people like me who needed your help to get SSDI benefits. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND ETHAN PHAM AS A SSDI ATTORNEY.
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Posted by Amador | March 19, 2018
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Amador Echiribel
Me. Pham was not only very professional, but he showed that he really cared for my endeavor to help me follow the right and legal path, in order to get positive results. Mr. Helped me step by step to get what I needed for my disability. He is a very caring individual that I highly recommend to anyone that needs the help for Social Security Benefits or Disability Benefits. This man is a true advocate for regular people like me, who had no idea what to do. I thank you Mr. Pham for your wonderful services.
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Posted by Michelle | March 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best and compassionate lawyer
Ethan is the best lawyer. He took on my case after I was denied and almost lost hope. It was a long process because that's how the government works, but in the end, I won and am forever thankful to him for all his hard work and expertise. He is an amazing attorney and person.
Posted by Flo | September 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and compassionate
I'm very satisfied about his service.I'm in the medical profession but felt inadequate in SS disability application process.I'm very thankful that the first lawyer I called never responded.I finally found Ethan and read his good reviews.Those reviews are all true because he is really an excellent Attorney!
Posted by David | August 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best!
I needed to appeal a SSDI decision and my wife and I called Ethan after reading a favorable review on Yelp. At the time I was dealing with extreme anxiety in addition to a progressive neurological disease and I had a hard time just speaking on the phone let alone leaving the house to go to his office an hour away. Ethan was extremely kind and helpful. He dealt mostly with my wife over the phone with me listening in. He made it possible for us to review, fill out, and sign all paperwork electronically. I never had to leave the house. He filed everything required, of course, and gave us wise counsel when we needed it. We won the appeal and my only regret is that I never got to shake his hand. His price was very reasonable and Ethan was always quick to answer any questions. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Aaron | August 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true fighter during a tough part of my life!
Mr. Pham was a true fighter for me and took on most of the meticulous burdens of my SSDI process himself. I was ready to give up altogether until I discovered Mr. Pham. He kept me in check of the realities coming my way, helped me express my health complications in an effective manner, and gave me the confidence to continue my fight in something so absurdly complicated it's no wonder people give up in obtaining the assistance they need. Mr. Pham also fought for me in court and did not give up! He made court very comfortable for me and made sure I was reasonably accommodated for my disabilities. He was respectful of my very embarrassing disabilities and kind hearted. He was professional and thorough in every phone call and meeting and made sure I was taking full advantage of all the legal tools available to me before ending our conversations. I am grateful to have found Mr. Pham. I will not hesitate to contact him again if necessary. He was a great comfort to have fighting next to me every step of the way.
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Posted by Dan | February 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Mr. Ethan Pham!!!!!!!
We called Ethan Pham on a recommendation when our Brother could no longer work due to severe medical problems. My Brother was physically in bad shape, hurt mentally and could not see what the next day would bring. After meeting and evaluation with Ethan, he gave our Brother great professional advice, hope, and a new plan to ensure he would be able to move forward after working his entire life. My Brother is indebted to Ethan and I was able to watch how sincere and professional Mr. Pham was in handling my Brothers situation. Ethan Pham is amazing; we cannot recommend him enough and truly why I am writing this post.
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
First response re:SSDI/SSI question
He was the first to respond to my posted question, and has the experience in the field I needed advice that being Social Security & Disability. His answer was short correct and agreed by other lawyers on the site.
Posted by Kevin | July 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ethan is the best!
I can't thank Ethan enough for taking my case and winning. He's very knowledgeable and a hard worker who cares about his clients. He's very personable, but also strict in the sense that he knows what needs to get done and he gives you great advice. If you want the best lawyer go with Ethan Pham.
Posted by Josephine | May 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant Lawyer
Ethan Pham is a great lawyer. He is very smart and knows what he's doing. He explained to me everything I needed to know about my case, both the strong parts and the the weaknesses of my case. He is very straight forwarded. He also is a hard worker. I know this because he always kept in touch with me and reviewed every detail of my case. I would trust him again if I ever needed legal help because I know he will do his best to represent me like he did before.
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Posted by Ricardo | April 18, 2016
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Hard working,intelligent attorney.I highly recommend him
I was very pleased with the service I received from Ethan Pham. He made me feel comfortable and confident that he cared about. Very professional,responsible and understanding an attorney you won't find anywhere.
Posted by Ethel Tatlonghari | March 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A million thank you's to Ethan Pham
First of all, my family and I have been fighting for my disability for over two years. My only regret is that I didn't find Ethan sooner. He not only helped my case, he saw us for a consultation for free, he spent hours with us. He never rushed us and kept us updated every step of the way. Not only is he an excellent lawyer but a great man. He gave us the one thing that our family needed and that was hope. Do not waste your time with anyone other than Ethan Pham!! We are truly blessed.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2016
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Compassionate, Friendlier, Humble, Hard working Lawyer, I Highly Recommend!
I was very pleased with services I received from Mr. Ethan Pham with my SSD submission. He made me feel comfortable and provided full attention, answered my questions to my case, prepared the case the same day for submission. Making the long story short, Mr. Ethan helped me win my case in shortest possible amount of time, I definitely recommend him! Thank you Mr. Ethan !!
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Posted by Danielle C | January 6, 2016
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Compassionate, Hard working, Intelligent Lawyer
I was very pleased with the service I received from Ethan Pham. He made me feel comfortable and confident that he cared about me. He answered all my questions and I was impressed by his knowledge of my case and the laws. Most importantly, he helped me win my case. I definitely recommend him!
Posted by Pamela | September 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
My disability started in January 2011. I had lower left back pain which affected my left hip down to my ankle. I and my doctor tried everything to correct my problem. I even had back surgery. After being diagnosed that there was nothing that could correct my problem I then decided to file for Disability in early 2013. I filled out so much paperwork, supplied all documentation from all my doctors, tests results etc.. Fighting with SSA Disability since early 2013 and being rejected over and over again I called legal aid and they referred me to Ethan Pham. He was very professional, understanding and patient with me. I was in a lot of pain when talking to him but he listened and believed in me. Told me everything upfront on the procedures to move forward. We only talked on the phone and faxed documents back and forth since I was disposed. I never met him until I went to court for the hearing. He presented my case before the judge and he won my case. I even was awarded back disability from when my disability started which was in 2011. I never doubted him and did exactly what he said. I believed in him. He is excellent in what he does. Thank you Ethan once again.
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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2015
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Honest and knowledgable attorney
Ethan Pham is far superior to the other 6 disability attorney firms I contacted to file an SSDI claim. Five of the firms wouldn’t let me speak with an attorney. They told me to file for SSDI on my own and when I was denied they would decide if they would handle the appeal. The one attorney I did speak with was unable to answer many of my questions and I didn’t feel confident with him. Ethan was a different story! He took my call immediately and agreed to file my case from the beginning and through every step of the process. He explained everything clearly and thoroughly. He always returned emails and phone calls promptly. Ethan genuinely cares about helping people. I strongly recommend Ethan Pham to anyone who wants the best disability attorney.
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Posted by Lin | September 10, 2015
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Highly Recommend Attorney Ethan Pham!
Mr. Pham has a great personality and is very responsible. He has many experiences and knowledge in his field. He helped me with my case quickly with sincere effort, using his excellence. I would highly recommend Mr. Pham to anyone. I will seek his help again in the future.
Posted by Tuan T | September 9, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney for your Disability case
Ethan was very knowledgeable when handling my case, I like that he always returned my calls with clear answers. He help my case get approved in very short time. I highly recommend him to everyone .
Posted by Gary | September 7, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Disability Appeal
Attorney Pham handled both my disability claim and appeal. He is a top notched disability attorney with many years of knowledge and experience. I would highly recommend him!!!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Law Offices of Ethan K. Pham
  • 2009 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Law Offices of Brent W. Caldwell
  • 2006 - 2009

Education

  • Whittier Coll SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Univ of California Irvine
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • SSDI claim 4626
  • Fully Favorable
  • SSDI claim 0977 - Remand
  • Fully Favorable
  • SSDI claim 3328
  • Fully Favorable

Associations

  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association Social Security Section
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association Social Security Section
  • Chairman
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Vietnamese
  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
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Publications

  • SSDI and SSI for victims
  • Social Security Disability and SSI claims
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

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Given (68)
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Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pham's deep knowledge of Social Security issues is apparent in the answers he generously provides in the Avvo forum. He is the epitome of a thorough and skilled attorney for the disabled. If you are fortunate enough to have him on your claim, you are in the very best of hands."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Pham is well liked, beloved in his community for the quality of his work and knowledge of the law."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer based on his knowledgeable Social Security responses on Avvo."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. His knowledge base is impressive."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Pham is a very knowledgeable and generous lawyer who contributes extensively to this community and to his profession."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ethan Pham is an excellent disability attorney and I would definitely recommend him to a potential client in Southern California. His attention to client service, detail, experience, and reputation in the legal community are all stellar. He also makes an effort to keep abreast of changes in this area of law."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Friend
"I had the great fortune of meeting Ethan while looking for a Social Security attorney for a family member. We quickly became friends and found ways to collaborate. Ethan's compassion for clients and strong command of the law makes for unparalleled representation. I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. His answers on Avvo demonstrate his firm grasp of the law and willingness to volunteer his time to help others."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ethan provides a valuable service on Avvo. He gives excellent answers to user questions on this site. I am happy to endorse him."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ethan is an amazingly knowledgable attorney. Use him for your social security needs!"
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ethan K. Pham always takes the time to help people on Avvo create a solid plan for their SS benefits."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Pham frequently answers Social Security questions on Avvo. His answers show the depth of his knowledge on the subject matter and he is always very thorough in his responses. He is certainly an attorney I would recommend to someone seeking representation in a Social Security matter."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ethan K. Pham is an attorney who I commonly refer clients to and receive referrals from. The one constant I see from clients who Mr. Pham refers to my office are an unmatched loyalty to Mr. Pham. Those clients who I refer to Mr. Pham speak of Mr. Pham's knowledge of the law and his willingness to spend time with them to help them understand the Social Security process. I endorse Ethan K. Pham."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Pham. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people in his area to contact him for help first."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pham's knowledge of Social Security law and his dedication helping clients is evident in his responses here on AVVO. I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Pham has proven his knowledge of Social Security by helping many AVVO visitors with their questions."
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