|HI||Suspended - Administrative||2004||01/24/2017|
|Staff Attorney||Bay Area Legal Aid||2007 - 2013|
|Supervising Attorney||Legal Aid Society Of Hawaii||2004 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives||Attorney Member||2013 - Present|
|Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|Lugo v. Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors||As a result of our settlement, the program underwent significant positive changes.|
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|New York University School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctorate||2004|
|Bard College||Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
Posted by sequoialdrew
I highly recommend Katherine Siegfried. For years I had been denied Social Security benefits. From 2010 to 2014 I contacted over two dozen attorneys and law firms. After explaining my situation to them, they ALL refused to represent me because they said I was too young to be approved for social security, it would be hard to prove it to the judge because of my age,I didn't have enough medical evidence, and they were sure it would be hard for me to win.
That's when I contacted Ms. Siegfried in July 2014 and explained my case to her. What set her aside from other attorneys was that SHE TRIED! How can you know if you're going to win a case unless you try? Katherine's one of those attorneys where she actually cares about fighting for her clients rights and not just how much money she can make on my case. She believed in me, fought for me, and did not give up on me.
What I admire most is that Katherine took a chance on my case. I felt like she was the only person to listen to me. Katherine fought my case until she WON it! She's a beast in the courtroom, very professional and has excellent communication skills. You are much appreciated. Thank you for everything!
Posted by Michael
I would not hesitate to recommend Katherine Siegfried to anyone seeking a qualified attorney to represent them in a Social Security Disability case. I interviewed three potential candidates and selected Katherine because of her knowledge and ability to answer all of the questions I had concerning the claim filing process. During my initial attorney selection phone interview with her she was very pleasant and I never felt rushed. We spent well over an hour on the phone interview and afterwards I immediately decided that she was the attorney I wanted to represent me. She directed me to all of the information that would be needed to file my claim and was able to quickly answer any and all questions that I asked her on the phone and through e-mail correspondence. With her assistance, my Social Security Disability Claim was approved in less than 1-1/2 months from the time it was submitted. I credit the expedience of my claim to her knowledge of what information was necessary, and attention to detail in the step by step process of filing my claim. I went from thinking at the beginning of this process that I might not qualify, to having my claim approved and having my first month's Social Security Disability Claim payment electronically deposited into my bank account in a matter of just 39 days! She was a joy to work with and I would absolutely recommend her!
Posted by anonymous
My SSI benefit was stopped in 9/2013,and the next month I received an overpayment letter from SSA in which I have to repay them a large amount of money. I start looking for an attorney and the first three attorneys I spoke or met with they all refused to accept my case giving me different excuses. Finally my quest for an attorney led me to the Law Office of Ms. Katherine Siegfried. In our first meeting in 11/2013 Ms.Siegfried showed an appreciable understanding of my case and a decent follow up with SSA after that, keeping me fully informed about my case progress.In 1/2014 my SSI problem was solved and the overpayment was canceled and I started receiving my SSI benefit again . Three words to describe the Law Office of Ms. Katherine Siegfried : Compassion, Dedication and Excellence. I strongly recommend the Law Office of Ms. Katherine Siegfried to anyone who has any Social Security issues.
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