5.0 stars 21 totalReview John-Paul Gustad
Posted by Linda Gilfert
I hired John Paul Gustad after receiving my 2nd denial for SSDI.
He's very competent, knowledgeable and experienced with the SSDI claims and the judicial process.
He successfully won a full favorable decision for me!
When you hire him, listen, It may seem like you've been put you on the back burner waiting, but, he knows his STUFF.
When your hearing is up, it goes so fast, write down any questions you may think of along the way.
Also, when going to the hearing, you are checked for any weapons etc... leave everything in the car (my tweezers were confiscated).
I wish I would've found Gustad Law first, I can't thank him enough!
Posted by Dustin
I felt like I was in good hands from the start. It's a long process but they were always able to answer any questions I would have. When it came time for my hearing Mr. Gustad was more than prepared. I could tell he really put his best effort into helping me get the outcome I had hoped for.
Posted by Lynn
John Paul went way above and beyond to make sure he had my son's best interest at hand and was able to get him a fully favorable outcome! I highly recommend using him!
Posted by Maryanne
When I was referred to Atty. Gustad & Maren I was on my 2nd appeal. In speaking with Atty. Gustad I knew he was thoroughly educated in disabilities & how they affect people, and therefore he could represent my case well. I hired his office to do my SSI appeal. In calling his office the staff was always polite, and in my duress they would keep me on track with filling out appropriate forms correctly. In the courtroom Atty. Gustad was confident and asked the right questions to pin point how my disabilities affect me & my life. His character & authoritive voice made the court hear my case & recognize my need to receive SSI, which I won! Because of this I am much less stressed about my future. I recommend Atty. Gustad
Posted by Melissa
Always attentive - returns calls and answers questions promptly. Was concerned that being in Spokane would not get attention of local attorney but JP was thoroughly familiar with my case and was able to find me a favorable decision. Definitely recommend!
Posted by Kelly
Excellent lawyers~be patient if you have a SS case~ it takes 6 months to get your case heard before a Judge~ the lawyers will explain & prepare you for the process. From there it may take at least another 3.5 months to have a decision made on your case. Stay positive & keep in contact with your assigned lawyer. Remember: Look out for yourself
& double-check with your Attorney that all the pertinent paperwork is in place for the Hearing & Judge's Review. (e.g. Doctors' Records, Doctors' Letters, Any related Tests/Exams). When I say keep in contact ~ please don't call every week ~ an email once a month is fine ~ just know they don't make very much on SS cases & are not a doctor ~ they are very good @ replying to emails ~ however, do not need to hear a sob story ~ they are your Attorney dealing in facts ~ leave the rest for family/friends/doctors & as mentioned above please be patient as the SS has their own time-line as stated above. I wish everyone the best!
Posted by Amatista
John Paul Gustad reached out to me after I filed a claim for disability and had been denied twice and I requested legal help through the state. Although he was not the only attorney to contact me, he was the one who took real time to talk with me and get to know my situation. He asked intuitive questions and answered MY questions because HE CARED!
This is a lengthy process from requesting a hearing to getting a hearing date scheduled, but once the time came, when we walked into the conference/courtroom, I had complete confidence that Mr. Gustad had prepared everything necessary, and had put together a winning argument in favor of my claim. The judge was absolutely pursuaded to find in my favor, and to overturn the two previous denials, without the need for further evaluation or testimony from any other professional. In fact, the judge expressed that Mr. Gustad had prepared my case so well that he only had 3 very easy questions for me, rather than the typical barrage of questions he has for people filing for Disability.
Mr. Gustad and his team worked diligently to ensure that my file was complete and up-to-date, and they treated me with compassion. I am extremely thankful for all of their help and for the tremendous burden of stress and anxiety that was alleviated due to their outstanding efforts, and I am extremely relieved that they were able to help me achieve a successful outcome for my claim.
Without a doubt, it is my recommendation that John-Paul Gustad be the FIRST choice for personal injury and disability claims. I only wish I'd known about him when I was first injured.
Posted by Anne
After I hired an attorney in 2012, that did not go well, I found Gustad and wish I had known of and hired them sooner. Very professional, accurate answers to all questions I had and really worked hard for me. I won my case finally, thanks solely to the Gustad Team. Please hire for your needs and trust in them. They get the job done and provide a less stressful situation for you, the client.
Posted by Renee
I would without hesitation recommend Mr. Gustad. He is very knowledgeable, professional, and personable. He will certainly be my lawyer of choice if the need should ever arise again.
Posted by Angela
When I came to John Paul Gustad I was completely overwhelmed and scared. I had an attorney that was less than helpful, and I was nearing my trial date. Thankfully, John Paul happily took over my case. This guy gets things done! He doesn’t just do what’s necessary, he goes above and beyond. John Paul helped me win my case after I had been struggling for three years. I can’t thank him enough.