|Attorney||Derifield Law Office, P.S.||2009 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Ann W. Cook||2008 - 2009|
|Attorney||Social Security Administration, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review||2004 - 2008|
|Conflicts Analyst||Perkins Coie LLP||2003 - 2004|
|Legal Intern||U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the General Counsel||2002 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Kitsap Legal Services||Volunteer Attorney||2013 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Kitsap County Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Northwest Justice Project||Attorney, Contract Attorney Program||2009 - Present|
|Member||Kitsap County Young Lawyers||2009 - Present|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR)||Member||2008 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Seattle University School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor (cum laude)||2003|
|Central Washington University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|University of California, Los Angeles||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|April 2015 meeting, Kitsap County Guardians||Social Security Disability Programs||2015|
|May 2014 meeting, Kitsap County Young Lawyers||Social Security Disability Programs||2014|
|October 2013 board meeting, Arms Around Bainbridge||Social Security Disability Programs||2013|
Posted by anonymous
The first time I spoke with Joni I was impressed by her expertise and also her ability to really listen. Initially, Joni made sure that I had realistic expectations by telling me the percentage of applicants who are approved, the worst-case scenario time-wise, etc. She is a very clear communicator, was really patient when I didn't understand something about my case, and was responsive when I called or emailed her with questions or concerns. I'm very aware that quality of professionals in any field varies, but I knew that with Jonie I was in good hands. She was always on top of the developments in my case and kept me up to date. Additionally, Jone related to me as a person, not just a case. That such a great lawyer was available on the Kitsap peninsula was a real surprise; I had assumed that I'd have to go to Seattle to have a chance at finding a lawyer with Joni's expertise. Thanks Joni!
Posted by Wendy
I cannot express how grateful I am to Joni Derifield for the help she gave me with my fight for my disability benefits! She won my case after I had been denied. She is knowledgeable about dealing with Social Security, and made sure I knew exactly what was happening as well as options along the way. The thing I respect the most was the integrity that she brought to the process. She believed in me, and that is not something you are used to when dealing with SSA. I would highly recommend Joni’s services if you have to deal with Social Security.
Posted by Lois
I have been battling lymphoma for 3 years and obtained Joni as my lawyer to help me receive SSD. Joni was very professional, helpful, knowledgeable and was timely in answering any question that I may have had. I received my decision in 3 months and am very grateful for her help. I am now able to get some much needed bills paid. Please, please, please hire Joni, you cannot go wrong.
Angela Michael, Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I have had the pleasure of knowing Joni on many different fronts, as coworker, fellow student and friend. Joni is kind and compassionate, with a strong attention for details. Her experience with the Social Security Administration and as a solo practitioner is invaluable and makes her one of the best in her area of practice.
Ronald Richmond, Elder law Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Joni provides outstanding representation for Social Security Disability applicants. I have sent clients and friends to her, and have always been pleased with her knowledge and understanding of the law and how to use it.