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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.
Posted by Kenneth
We had been working with Labor & Industries since 2008. After several surgeries and knowing that getting back to work may not happen, it was time to think about disability. Not knowing the ins and outs of Social Security it was time for help. We found Joni by word of mouth. She was extremely helpful filling out the confusing and in depth application. Some of the questions were hard to understand. Joni was there for us through the whole process and after. Thanks to her we didn't have to wait 6 months to receive SSI disability. We would recommend Joni Derifield to everyone we know.
Posted by James
She is a true professional, polite and a pleasure to work with. She took way less time than I thought it would take. Any Social Security situation should be done with Joni.
Posted by David
I had not expected to file for SSDI months after I left military service and felt overwhelmed by the process. Ms Derifield took the time to fully understand my complex medical condition and lifted a huge weight from my shoulders. Since my condition was unexpected I had a lot of questions, she quickly responded to all my emails and phone calls. She also kept me informed of each change in my case, what the next step would be and a realistic time estimate. Ultimately my case was decided months earlier than I had expected. Ms. Derifield has my total & complete trust, I highly recommend her to anyone pursuing a disability claim.
Posted by Niki
I was diagnosed with leukemia and as a result, I am unable to work. Hence, I had to add the process of filing for disability to my list of urgent to do's. I first tried to file for disability on my own prior to contacting Ms. Derifield; however, after reading the paperwork, I realized the process was just too daunting. So, it immediately became clear that the quickest and best route for me to take would be to contact an attorney, which I did - Joni Derifield.
Her diligence and knowledge made me 100% confidence in her ability to handle my case. Now, only several months later, because of Ms. Derifield, I am receiving my much needed SSDI checks that make it possible for me to avoid debt during this difficult time. I highly recommend Attorney Joni Derifield and would certainly suggest you contact her for your legal needs.
Posted by Sandra
Ms. Derifield was excellent to work with. She is highly knowledgeable and very helpful. This is a hard process and she made it very simple for me. I continually recommend her service to others who need her help.
Posted by Christopher
I was denied twice in 2 years by SSI doing it myself. I hired Joni who was able to get my application processed and awarded benefits in less than 6 months.
Posted by Debi
I was given three months to find an attorney for my son. None of the attorneys I spoke with would take my son's case on contingency. Joni was hired, by me, just one day before our hearing. The judge was upset because he thought that I waited until the day before the hearing to hire someone. When I explained what happened, he rescheduled our hearing and Joni represented my son. She did an awesome job and my son receives his SSI check every month!