Empowering People, Improving Lives!
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Alice Tweed Tuohy Scholarship||Alice Tweed Tuohy||1989|
|Principal||Gustad Law Group||2007 - Present|
|Associate||Robert A. Friedman & Associates||2002 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Organization of Veterans' Advocates||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|National Consumer Law Center||Attorney Member||2010 - Present|
|Pierce County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Seattle King County Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Committee||Attorney Member||2006 - Present|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives||Sustaining Member||2003 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Attorney Member||2001 - Present|
|University of North Dakota School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of Minnesota, Duluth||Studio Art||BFA||1991|
|Social Security Disability: Best Practices and Overview of Procedure||SSDI & SSI: An Overview of the Programs||2016|
|National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Washington State Convention||Navigating the World of Public Benefits Programs SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, and Medicare||2015|
|Stroke Survivor's Rehabilitation Forum||Medical Listings for Social Security Disability and Satisfying Disability After a CVA||2012|
|Pike Market Clinic Staff Meeting||Perfecting Chart Notes; The Practitioner’s Objective Observations vs. the Patient’s Subjective Reports||2011|
|WMCMA Monthly Meeting||Navigating the Social Security Labyrinth; A How to Guide to Assist Your Patients||N/A|
Posted by Al
Mr Gustad and his staff helped me with initially obtaining SSDI benefits and later a retroactive SSDI award of about $30,000 after his fees.
I worked for the Boeing company for about 22 years as a composites repair technician. I repaired aircraft parts for 747, 767, 777 and the latest 787 Aircraft.
During my course of work, I was exposed to various solvent fumes, chemicals and composites repair/bonding cure fumes. This is new technology.
In the latter years of my employment with Boeing, I developed severe headaches, dizziness, chronic sinus infections, and a few other medical issues.
I was later diagnosed through MRI scans as having temporal lobe sclerosis. Most likely from epileptic seizures probably caused by MCS, Multiple chemical sensitivity('s).
2 independent psychologist reviewed my work and medical records, Including EEG and MRI from 2 Neurologist,s One physiologists professional "opinions" that my condition most likely resulted from daily chemical fume exposure during my work at Boeing. Another independent psychologist hired by SSDI performed 2 days of mental tests an in her final notes commented my future prognosis was poor.
My treating neurologist performed several tests and made a diagnosis that overall my neurological condition is severe.
Mr Gustad represented me at a SSDI Administrative Law Judge hearing, He provided records and other information from my medical history to support my disability indeed did occurred back in 2010 when I was medically laid off by Boeing. He presented an excellent case to the ALJ that I qualified for full "Retroactive" SSDI benefits. After the ALJ hearing and review, The ALJ later awarded $30,000 in retroactive SSDI benefits.
I have to say, Mr Gustad and his staff did excellent work representing my disability.
Al B (Gary).
Posted by CherieBeale
Mr Gustad and his staff are very professional and people oriented. they handled my disability case even though it was complicated and far from a sure win. It took 5 years yet they stood by me and were always there for me.
i cannot recommend him highly enough .
thank you Mr Gustad !
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