Here is the scenario: I presented myself to a disability lawyer who reluctantly accepts my claim. He is a one man operation. By the time I obtained his services, I had current copies of ALL my medical records plus any related reports, labs, x-rays, etc. There was nothing left for him to do other than review the reasons I was originally denied and apply the law where appropriate. My denials were based off of clerical errors resulting in an incorrect onset date that was attached to my application and was never corrected (even almost 4 years later I am STILL dealing with an incorrect AOD). Several emails of mine were ignored as I submitted RFC's and new medical records. My multiple requests to view my CD of evidence were also ignored. I later found out he received this CD 8 months prior.I also found out that he didn’t even submit a fully favorable RFC from my Rheumatologist (key evidence). When the hearing date was set, I again requested to view my CD of evidence; ignored. My promised “pre-hearing meeting” resulted in a 5 minute phone call 2 days before the hearing, but not by the lawyer I hired for representation - it was a newly hired lawyer of his that he passed my claim off onto. The original Fee Agreement and Appointment of Representative contract was somehow photoshopped to include the name of this new lawyer while using my original signature from a year prior. I was not given a choice for this last minute switch of representation. After I was denied, he withdrew his representation. My concern is the legality of him trying to collect any fees in the event I am approved now that I have a new rep. It’s been over 2 years since contact with the original rep. Are these situations favorably appealed?