Client Testimonials

Steve Shaw helped me very much. He gave me his all, his knowledge, time and I really enjoyed working with him to continue to receive my benefits. I hope he will be available to help me again if so needed.

He explained step by step the process of Social Security. And everything was done to help. I couldn’t have gotten my Social Security without his help.

Steve, from the get-go you were honest about what you could and couldn’t help me with. I was embarrassed about asking for help because of mental illness, but you put me at ease immediately with your professional, friendly demeanor. Thank you!

I wanted to thank you for your hard work on getting my social security benefits approved. You never gave up.  You did a great job preparing me for the day I had to appear in front of the judge. Thank you for your patience and kindness.

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Thank you, Steve, for advocating for me when I had no other advocate. I was living on Social Security with my two kids and a family member had provided me with a working car. You helped me to not be penalized for obtaining a car that runs! I could not have fought that battle alone.

I was very pleased the way he handled my case, took time explaining everything to me where I was able to understand he was very helpful and still is he’s there whenever I need him.

He is very kind, concerned, courteous, well-informed, and sympathetic. He seems intelligent and explains things understandably and patiently. He also follows up by contacting me at intervals with updates on my case, answers to my questions when I leave him messages, or just to find out how I am doing and if I have questions. He seems to be a very likable and thoughtful person, and I’m grateful and glad to have met him. Thank you!

Mr. Steven Shaw gets a five star rating from me. He is the best lawyer I could have.  I will recommend him to anyone with Social Security needs.  Mr. Shaw returned all my calls in a timely manner.  He answered all my questions honestly and won my case.  I am truly grateful and thankful for all his help and knowledge.

I don’t remember very well because I was very, very sick at the time and I also have some short-term memory loss. But what I do remember was feeling that he saved my life (I was planning to live in my car when my savings ran out). He got things going quickly and the Social Security money arrived in the nick of time. I think I would have died of stress plus my disabilities if Steve had not taken charge to advocate for me when he did. Thank you, Steve. I have told others about you, and now I will tell more people.

I was trying to navigate my own way through the Social Security claims process for about one and a half years before I finally enlisted the help of Steven Shaw. Once Steven took on my case everything went through very fast and smoothly and he helped ease any anxiety and fears that I had. I have and will continue to recommend him to anyone who is on the Social Security claims road.

Steve Shaw won my case and also my gratitude, through his delightful blend of efficiency and compassion. I’d be homeless and probably dead without his help. Steve’s an angel!

A true professional, he was there for me every step of the way. He put everything into perspective the first time the right way. Complete satisfaction – kind, courteous and direct professional approach. I hired the right man to get the right results. Thanks to Steven Shaw I live better now. His help was unlimited and deeply caring.

Mr. Shaw made everything O.K. I did my part by bringing in all the paperwork I didn’t understand – he explained it, answered it and won my case for me. Thank you Mr. Shaw!

He was great and I will always if I need a good lawyer to go to Steve Shaw. Thank you so much.

Mr. Shaw was very helpful and assertive in his duties. My case was tedious, but concrete to where he was able to succeed in winning my case. Very professional and sympathetic. Thank you Mr. Shaw for all you’ve done.

My husband and I are very happy with the way you handled my case. I don’t think I would have seen a penny if it hadn’t been for your expertise on what to do after the denials. Thank you so very much. Now I can concentrate on getting better without the financial stress I was living with.  Thanks again for all your attention to detail and for really listening to what I had to say about my pain and disability. You are a wonderful listener.

He is very professional and down to earth when it comes to dealing with the department of Social Security.

Thank you for your continued concern for me. The spiraling Social Security economy does effect me hard, but I make a daily effort to remember and practice the good old fashion way – pinching, saving every penny found on the ground (they do add up) – baking, making gifts that truly mean more and above all my keeping strong my spiritual belief. You, Steven, are an example of answered prayer. Your understanding and precise professional expertise in a time of need was a blessing. You were very clear in my health information. The best of blessings to you in your new law office in continually helping the weak and disabled. Please continue to keep in touch. I know you care.

I am not a writer of words. He did to my case the best that can be done, and explained everything to me very good. I have no complaints. He helped me twice.

Mr. Shaw was very professional. He always returned calls in a timely manner. He followed through on all of his commitments and most importantly he had our claim settled without ever having to go to trial. It was amazing how he enabled the adjuster to see the medical needs that qualified me for SSDI. He really helped them to understand my needs because he understands me.

Steve Shaw enabled me to get through a very difficult time in my life and the difficulties dealing with Social Security. Myself and my family were able to continue to keep up with the challenges and not give up. Steve worked hard for me and I will always be very happy to recommend his services to anyone. Thank you, Steve.

If it was not for Steve Shaw I would still be fighting with Social Security. When other people ask me I recommend Steve Shaw. I am very satisfied with my outcome.

Steve is patient, dedicated, incredibly hard-working, and in my mind an example to his fellow attorneys. He was very clear about a confusing process, available for questions and explanations, and his guidance throughout was so important especially during long waiting periods. I would recommend Steve to anyone with disability legal issues –  you can’t do any better!

I had a particularly complicated case involving a rare genetic disorder. I thanked Steve for even taking my case, much less winning it for me. Because of his preparation, the hearing itself went very smoothly. I’m thankful to have used his services and would recommend him to anyone.

Having been a fairly successful business woman for many years, when I found myself battling CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) after major shoulder surgery, I was introduced to world of chronic pain and multiple surgeries unlike I had ever experienced. After a period of time, while we had partial success with relieving some of the extreme pain, I was told – and I researched – that I would be battling this disabling disease throughout my future.  I filed for SSD myself, believing that I had the business sense and command of writing enough to be able to honestly tell Social Security Disability my situation.  I consulted with an attorney in town who recommended to me that I move forward in this process on my own, and if it ever got to the point of a hearing, then that would be the time to engage with an attorney, only to find out what BAD advice that was!  Long story short, I found myself denied several times and the next step was a hearing.  I called a big firm in town, and it didn’t take long to know that I would only be another number to them – in fact, the attorney did not have time to meet with me until just before my hearing – and administrative person would be my contact point until then.  This was not what I was looking for…..I received a recommendation for Steve Shaw from a local CRPS contact point person so I gave him a call.  How refreshing to meet with Steve – not only did he inform me that had I engaged with him earlier in the process the chances of going as far as a hearing were much lower, but that he believed that I had a very strong case, and proceeded to tell me why.  I turned all my files over to Steve, he took over my case, and the stress I was carrying around this dropped significantly.  Prior to going to court, we role played through the types of questions that I could expect, and he spelled out to me the process so that when we appeared in court I felt that his confidence was a huge support for me.  Steve was in with the Judge prior to my time with the Judge, and prior to leaving that courtroom, I was told that my disability would be approved!  I was shocked, and I was so relieved that I didn’t quite know how to react.  I know that having hired Steve Shaw made all the difference in my approval.  I would recommend him to anyone who is legitimately disabled and needing to be approved for SSD.  Don’t waste your time, no matter how competent you may be, going it alone.  The SSD system is designed to turn you down – hire Steve and you will not regret that decision.

Steve made the whole court process stress free. It couldn’t have gone any easier.

You’re the best and that’s all anybody will hear from me!

Thanks to Steven Shaw I won my disability case on final appeal. He is soft spoken and was able to easily make me understand the process and what to expect. He always made me feel comfortable and valued. Without his help and skillI I don’t believe I would have won my case. He was able to get the judge to review the hard facts of my medical records which no one before appears to have done. I am most grateful!

Thank you for all the time and effort you put into my son’s case.  We are so grateful that we got the best of the best, that’s you!

I was scared as heck (during the Social Security process) – just plain scared! I am also seeing a psychologist (same one – again – now) and I thank you Steve for your compassion. You gave me strength to keep going. I would see you again in a second, if needed. Thank you for everything. I used to work for lawyers for a lot of years – you are special. The lawyer jokes? With you – FORGET THEM – they don’t apply!! Thanks (heart symbol).

Was very good protecting my rights very professional.

I was delighted with Steve Shaw’s services.  He has a pleasant and gentle demeanor and a compassionate approach.  It was a relief to have a skilled attorney who understood the difficulties associated with navigating the Social Security system.  He was very patient and never made me feel rushed.  I appreciated his expertise and found him to be one of the finest professionals I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with.  I was immediately comfortable and will always be grateful for his skilled approach during a difficult time.  I highly recommend the law offices of Steven Shaw.

I am very grateful, if it hadn’t been for Steve Shaw, I would not have received my benefits. Thank you, Steve.

The Social Security process was long and scary at times. I would never have completed the process without the excellent professional help I received from Steven Shaw. Steven is an excellent communicator showing great compassion, understanding, kindness and patience and a sense of humor. His integrity in regard to my medical and legal matters was remarkable. I always felt understood and emotionally supported when I was low and vulnerable to a legal system I knew very little about.

I felt relief. I didn’t know anything. Thank you for helping me, I’m getting help. I really don’t understand a lot so your were a big help for me. Still in pain. Forgetting a lot, trying to recover from sexual abuse, it seems I’ll never heal but thank you for your help. God bless you.

Steve did what I did not think could be done. Hassle free and successful. I owe him a lot more than he got. Thanks Steve!

My experience with Mr. Shaw was very successful. He made me feel like I was his only client. He got me through everything quickly and successfully. I thank Mr. Shaw gratefully for moving the process and making this experience less stressful for me. Thank you…..

First of all I want to thank you for all of your hard work on my case, and your calm and comforting demeanor. You cannot know how much you have helped me, and how much I needed your personality to make it through all of the appeal/hearing process.

Mr. Shaw explained to me the importance of helping him with our case by getting all the needed documents from my doctors and other medical facilities to save time and money on my behalf. He stayed in touch with me during the whole process of my case. Thanks Steve, good to hear from you again!

My experience with Mr. Shaw was very successful. He made me feel like I was his only client. He got me through everything quickly and successfully. I thank Mr. Shaw gratefully for moving the process and making this experience less stressful for me. Thank you…..

He stayed in touch with me during the whole process of my case.

I just wanted to formally thank you for helping our client in getting a favorable determination with his SSI claim.  I know this was a challenging case and we so greatly appreciate what you have done for our client.  As you know, he had nearly given up all hope and was suicidal toward the end of this very lengthy process, so you may have helped to save his life.  Again, thank you for all you do for the disabled people in our community.

Mr. Shaw explained to me the importance of helping him with our case by getting all the needed documents from my doctors and other medical facilities to save time and money on my behalf. He stayed in touch with me during the whole process of my case. Thanks Steve, good to hear from you again!

I wish now that I had hired Steve Shaw sooner than I did. It would have spared me much time and emotional distress. The disability process for me lasted for years and was very grueling. I’d been denied benefits twice and had had a court appearance (where it felt like I was on criminal trial for having gotten ill and requesting Social Security benefits). Adding to this difficulty of an already stressful experience was the problem that I had contracted with an incompetent, unethical disability advocate. When I learned there was to be a second in-person court appearance for yet another hearing, it became undeniably clear that I needed and deserved better representation, or risk the denial of benefits.I wish now, of course, that I had hired Steve Shaw sooner than I did. It would have spared me much time and emotional distress, and, I believe, I would have won benefits with just one court appearance hearing. Alas, I learned the fool’s way what I gladly pass on the any disability applicant: disability advocates take the exact same commission that attorneys do (even if, like the one I had, he/she states they take less).  Advocates, unlike attorneys, need not prove that they are thoroughly versed in disability and labor laws. There are no tests to pass, no certification process. They are not upheld to any code of ethics or standards of morality. They haven’t an obligation to keeping your confidentiality either.I met with Steve Shaw, spending no less than an hour together (the advocate I first hired would not make time to meet in person with me). He decided to take my case even though it would require much extra work to follow an incompetent representative’s efforts. I dismissed the incompetent, Steve postponed my second hearing, and I began to relax in a way that I had previously not been able to. The confidence I felt in Steve was the same feeling that I get when the doctor and the specialist instills in me the competence, the intelligence, and the caring that, as a patient, I am always hoping for and looking for. And, as these same doctors have engaged with me in a relationship of mutual respect and unfolding genuine friendships, so has Steve Shaw. This so tremendously helps to lift some of the emotional burden of illness/injury/disability. It was easy right away to recognize that Steve is an attorney that has high standards for himself. It was clear that he would pour over my medical records and the law that would apply to my case with a keen eye and best intentions – exactly as I would if I had the training. It really mattered to him! He told me I was entitled to benefits and it helped to hear this as I was struggling with the mental state of becoming disabled and asking for financial assistance. I had heard enough surprising comments from some friends that clearly indicated the pervasive societal attitude that if you don’t (can’t) work anymore, then you are “lazy”, “wimpy”, “sucking the system”, or just not trying hard enough.  Steve is a respectful attorney.  He respected my choices, my decisions, as well. When appropriate, he would present options and give the possible or probable outcome, back off, remaining quiet until I could arrive at my own decision.  By the time I had my second in-person court appearance, I felt quite comfortable with Steve and that, in turn, made the courtroom experience more comfortable. Plus, the confidence in my representative was extremely comforting. He was well prepared and of calm presence. The hearing began to become an experience almost enjoyable! It was not without some quiet humor either (I didn’t tell you yet that Steve has a good sense of humor).  For me, Steve Shaw was a good ally, a good choice of disability attorney. I am convinced that without his help, I would not have won my benefits. I was up against one of the toughest judges – lucky for me I had one of the best disability attorneys.