Avelin served as an attorney for four years with the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General Corps (last tour at Ft. Lewis) beginning in 1971. He began private practice in Olympia in 1975. His practice is focused on personal injury, Social Security dis...
Practice areas & skills: Social Security, Arbitration, Mediation, Personal Injury
Review: “I was very pleased with his service. He was able to help my teen get charges dismissed. I hope that if I ever have to use a lawyer again that Mr. Drury would be able to represent my son again.”
Practice areas & skills: Social Security, Workers Compensation, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Real Estate
Jamie has worked at Elie Halpern & Associates, PLLC, for almost 16 years collectively as a legal assistant, non-attorney representative, and attorney before acquiring the firm in 2017 (now known as Halpern Olivares PLLC). Jamie was mentored for ma...
Practice areas & skills: Social Security
Social security law involves the intricacies of the American public benefits system that provides social security income. Social security is funded by taxes you pay when you are working. Once you stop working and meet the eligibility requirements, you receive monthly benefits. This occurs when you retire, have a recognized social security disability, or are the surviving spouse or child of a person entitled to social security. There are many social security laws and policies to determine eligibility, benefit amounts, and benefit duration. A social security lawyer can help if you are unfairly denied social security benefits, or if you feel the amount you receive is not enough.