Top Cortland Social Security Retirement Lawyers Near You

  • James Troy Law Office

    Social Security Retirement Lawyer | Serving Cortland, NY
    James Troy Law Office has years of experience helping clients with their Social Security Retirement needs in Cortland, New York.

  • Taylor & Mavady Attys

    Social Security Retirement Lawyer | Serving Cortland, NY
    Taylor & Mavady Attys, a reputable Social Security Retirement Law firm in New York, serves the Cortland area.

  • Frederick J. Meagher, Jr.

    Social Security Retirement Lawyer | Serving Cortland, NY
    Assisting people in New York with their Social Security Retirement needs. Learn More.

  • Byrne Maureen A Atty

    Social Security Retirement Lawyer | Serving Cortland, NY
    Byrne Maureen A Atty, a reputable Social Security Retirement Law firm representing clients in the Cortland, New York area.

  • Scarzafava & Basdekis Law Firm

    Social Security Retirement Lawyer | Serving Cortland, NY
    Scarzafava & Basdekis Law Firm, serving clients in the Cortland, New York area, a reputable legal practice for Social Security Retirement issues.

  • Alexander & Catalano, LLC

    Social Security Retirement Lawyer | Serving Cortland, NY
    Assisting with Social Security Retirement issues in Cortland and across New York.

  • Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP

    Social Security Retirement Lawyer | Serving Cortland, NY
    Clients who need legal help with Social Security Retirement concerns can contact Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP, a reputable law firm in Cortland, New York.

  • Nelson & Flanagan

    Social Security Retirement Lawyer | Serving Cortland, NY
    Clients needing legal solutions for Social Security Retirement can connect with Nelson & Flanagan, a local New York practice.

  • Davis Ruth

    Social Security Retirement Lawyer | Serving Cortland, NY
    Choose Davis Ruth for qualified Social Security Retirement representation in the Cortland, New York area.

  • Schimmerling Law Offices

    Social Security Retirement Lawyer | Serving Cortland, NY
    A reputable law firm in Cortland, New York, Schimmerling Law Offices specializes in helping clients with Social Security Retirement issues.

Cortland Social Security Retirement Information

Best Time to Seek Legal Help

No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

Lead Counsel Rated Attorneys

Lead Counsel's objective process independently verifies attorney records, conferring with state bars across the country and conducting annual reviews to confirm that the attorney practices in the legal categories as indicated, possesses a valid bar license, and is eligible to practice in the specific jurisdiction.