Top Washington Social Security Disability Lawyers Near You

  • Hogan Lovells US LLP

    Social Security Disability Lawyer in Washington, DC
    Clients in the Washington, District of Columbia area who need legal help with Social Security Disability issues can connect with Hogan Lovells US LLP.

  • Haynes and Boone, LLP

    Social Security Disability Lawyer in Washington, DC
    Those seeking legal help with Social Security Disability can reach out to Haynes and Boone, LLP, a local practice representing people in Washington, District of Columbia.

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

    Social Security Disability Lawyer in Washington, DC
    Assisting with Social Security Disability issues in Washington and across District of Columbia.

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

    Social Security Disability Lawyer in Washington, DC
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP can help you find legal solutions for your Social Security Disability issue. The practice serves the Washington, District of Columbia area.

  • Gowen Group Law Office, PLLC

    Social Security Disability Lawyer in Washington, DC
    Let the practice of Gowen Group Law Office, PLLC in Washington, District of Columbia be your Social Security Disability advocate.

  • Steven J. Silverberg

    Social Security Disability Lawyer in Washington, DC
    Steven J. Silverberg, a local Washington firm specializing in District of Columbia Social Security Disability Law.

  • US Senate, Legislative Counsel Office

    Social Security Disability Lawyer in Washington, DC
    Representing clients with Social Security Disability issues in District of Columbia, US Senate, Legislative Counsel Office, a reputable law firm based in Washington.

  • Bill Gordon & Associates

    Social Security Disability Lawyer in Washington, DC
    Bill Gordon & Associates, a reputable Social Security Disability Law firm in District of Columbia, serves the Washington area.

  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management

    Social Security Disability Lawyer in Washington, DC
    Need help with Social Security Disability Law in District of Columbia? U.S. Office of Personnel Management helps clients in the Washington area.

  • Baker Botts L.L.P.

    Social Security Disability Lawyer in Washington, DC
    Baker Botts L.L.P. is experienced handling Social Security Disability cases in the Washington area.

  • Arent Fox LLP

    Social Security Disability Lawyer in Washington, DC
    Arent Fox LLP, a reputable Social Security Disability Law firm representing clients in the Washington, District of Columbia area.

  • Alston & Bird LLP

    Social Security Disability Lawyer in Washington, DC
    Get local legal help for your Social Security Disability issues. Alston & Bird LLP assists clients in the Washington, District of Columbia area.

  • Mark D. Laponsky, Attorney at Law

    Social Security Disability Lawyer in Washington, DC
    In Washington, District of Columbia area, Mark D. Laponsky, Attorney at Law can help clients with their Social Security Disability needs.

  • Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP

    Social Security Disability Lawyer in Washington, DC
    Connect with a proven Washington, District of Columbia law firm with experience helping clients with Social Security Disability issues.

  • U.S. House of Representatives

    Social Security Disability Lawyer in Washington, DC
    Clients who need legal help with Social Security Disability concerns can contact U.S. House of Representatives, a reputable law firm in Washington, District of Columbia.

  • Pamela B. Stuart, Attorney & Counsellor at Law

    Social Security Disability Lawyer in Washington, DC
    When you need Social Security Disability help in Washington, contact Pamela B. Stuart, Attorney & Counsellor at Law, an established District of Columbia law firm.

  • Kay & Povinelli, P.C.

    Social Security Disability Lawyer in Washington, DC
    Kay & Povinelli, P.C. has years of experience helping clients with their Social Security Disability needs in Washington, District of Columbia.

  • Jones Day

    Social Security Disability Lawyer in Washington, DC
    Assisting people in District of Columbia with their Social Security Disability needs. Learn More.

  • Law Office of Mark Taylor

    Social Security Disability Lawyer in Washington, DC
    Law Office of Mark Taylor is experienced handling Social Security Disability cases in the Washington area.

  • Law Office of Peter T. Enslein, P.C.

    Social Security Disability Lawyer in Washington, DC
    Law Office of Peter T. Enslein, P.C., a local Washington firm specializing in District of Columbia Social Security Disability Law.

Washington Social Security Disability Information

Do You Need Help With Social Security Disability?

Social security disability benefits are meant to help people who are unable to work due to a long-term disability. Unfortunately, proving your disability and eligibility for assistance can be complicated. It is best to contact a skilled Washington social security disability lawyer to help you with this process.

Different Types of Social Security Disability Claims

There are several options for disabled people to receive assistance from the Social Security Administration. Individuals who have worked paid into the Social Security system may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). These claims are often denied if not done properly.

There is also a federal income supplement program called SSI which is based on financial need and not on whether the person has worked or not. There are several other programs for disabled widows and widowers as well as disabled adult children.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

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

Affidavit - A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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Court Locations in Washington, DC

District of Columbia Court of Appeals

430 E Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20001
Phone: (202) 879-1010

Superior Court for the District of Columbia

500 Indiana Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20001
Phone: (202) 879-1010

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

333 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20001
Phone: (202) 354-3080