Steven Shaw, Esq.
EXCLUSIVELY REPRESENTING SOCIAL SECURITY CLAIMANTS SINCE 2001
SERVING SONOMA, LAKE & MENDOCINO COUNTIES WITH OFFICES IN HEALDSBURG AND UKIAH, CA
My primary focus is representing people at their Administrative Law Judge hearings
I know how important winning your Social Security claim is to you. Winning can make a huge difference in a person’s life – often it can mean the difference between having a place to live or being homeless. The system can seem overly stressful, complicated, and heartless by rejecting legitimate claims. A person can be worn down psychologically by the length of time a claim can take or angry that they are being rejected by a system they paid into during their working careers.
By hiring an attorney, you can relieve the stress of having to deal with deadlines and paperwork demands so you can concentrate on your health and well-being. Relieving family stress is especially important if you are trying to guide a child, parent, sibling, or other relative through the system and have not been successful.
You cannot afford to disregard the importance of a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge
Your hearing is the first opportunity you have to speak about why you are unable to work. Your claim is no longer limited to writing about yourself on forms and questionnaires. The hearing is also important because a denial by a judge affects any future claim in many important ways, including when you can claim your disability began. Thorough preparation gives you the best chance of winning!
My hearing is next month, or week. Is it too late to get an attorney?
Although it maybe too late for an attorney to take your case and prepare for a hearing that is so soon, most of the judges will allow one hearing postponement for you to find an attorney.
My clients are the most important part of my practice. I do my best not only to win their case, but to reduce their anxiety and make the process easy to understand.