When I became unable to keep up at work due to pain and issues caused by my premature birth which caused a lot of problems where eventually the extra effort I had to put in to keep my employers feeling satisfied with my work eventually became too much, I was forced out of work, but I tried to find some work for several months before coming to grips with the fact I just couldn't find work I could do, even though over the years I took lesser jobs to stay working. It has been very stressful to be in the situation, Tom has been very caring and understanding. I was awarded, but I notice it says its reviewed again in 5 to 7 years, I hope that if I need Tom's help then, he will again fight for me.
I went to a free consultation with this lawyer to find out information on SSDI. He listened to me and said at this point he could not help but in future would readdress my issues if ssa contacted me and see if he could help. He then sent me a letter that recapped that at this point he could not help. The last sentence of the letter, stated in paraphrase, if you need to see me about this matter in the future and do not need that dog please leave him home and don't bring him into this office. That dog he is referring to is a certified school trained service guide dog. This guy states he represents disabled, but a blind person should not bring a dog, don't be surprised if you are asked to remove your hearing aids.
up to date i have not had any problems whatsoever.when i had asked the social security to add information that was relevant to my case i was denied.when i asked the social security administration to correct mistakes they made on my application[it was a phone interview] i was denied.without even asking mr.bothwell he demanded the social security administration to correct their false assumptions made on my claim and allow relevant material to my current case.since then i have been denied my claim but that is okay because my lawyer specializes in denials and it is from that point in which he has the power to give help to the client. i would give bothwell high marks for prompt performance in dealing with the department of social and health services and obtaining medical records and school records as well as with ssa.9 out of 10