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Robert Terence LaPorte

also known as Terry LaPorte

About me

Terry LaPorte has dedicated his legal career to representing individuals in Social Security Disability claims and appeals. After receiving his J.D in 1979 from Santa Clara University School of Law, he developed an expertise in Social Security Disability law. In 1982, he established the Law Offices of Terry LaPorte, a Northern California based law firm that specializes exclusively in the area of Social Security Disability law. For thirty years, Mr. LaPorte and his law firm have represented thousands of individuals in SSI and SSDI disability appeals in California and the Western States.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 100%
    36 years, 10 thousand cases



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LaPorte Law Firm

125 S. Market Street
Suite 1075
San Jose, CA, 95113

LaPorte Law Firm

436 14th Street
Suite 1413
Oakland, CA, 94612

LaPorte Law Firm

911 Center Street
Suite A
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060



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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Community Service AwardSanta Cruz County Trial Lawyers Association2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale Hubbell and Lawyers.com2013
Pro Bono Services AwardSanta Clara County Bar Association2011
Top Northern California AttorneySuper Lawyer2010
Philip J. Berelson Award for Generous PhilanthropyLaw Foundation of Silicon Valley2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderLaPorte Law Firm1982 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Board of Trial AdvocacyBoard Member2009 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR)Sustaining Member1985 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar Association, Social Security Law SectionFormer Chair2002 - 2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979