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I have represented hundreds of disabled people in Washington State seeking benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSDI and SSI). My Social Security practice is now devoted to appeals at the Federal District Court level. If you have already received a denial from an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) and the Appeals Council at Social Security, I may be able to help you appeal to Federal Court. You could still win your case! Contact me right away for a free consultation.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 100%



Free consultation (30 minutes)

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  • Charles P. Shane

    I have known Dave for years. We have had many discussions over different legal matters and he always offers a unique and intelligent perspective. I have referred clients to Dave over the years. He is a fantastic lawyer.


    Charles Shane Family Attorney
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  • Chad L Hatfield

    I endorse this lawyer's work. He is very knowledgeable in his field. I would feel comfortable referring people to him.


    Chad Hatfield Social security Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of David M Church, PLLC

dba The Disability Law Office
PO Box 10587
Yakima, WA, 98902


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dean's ListTemple University - James E. Beasley School of Law2005
Law Merit ScholarshipTemple University - James E. Beasley School of Law2002
Trustee's ScholarshipBYU1995
Eagle ScoutBSA1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal, AttorneyLaw Office of David M Church, PLLC2009 - Present
AttorneyTree Law Office2006 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2006
Publication nameTitleDate
Qualifying for Social Security DisabilityThe Five Step Process2009
Tree Law Offices BlogHow does working affect your Social Security disability benefits?2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Brigham Young UniversityMajor in Economics - Minor in SpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Balboa High School in the Republic of PanamaN/AN/A1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Kingston Youth ConferenceFour Principles of Personal and Family Finance2013
Social Security Disability for Dual Diagnosis ClaimantsOverview of Social Security Disability Law2009
Social Security Disability and Mental IllnessSocial Security Disability and Mental Illness2009