Advocating for those denied Social Security Disability Benefits
Rosemary Schurman has been practicing law for over 30 years. Her practice has focused on helping clients with Social Security Disability claims and appeals throughout the State of Washington. She concentrates her practice on appeals to Federal Court once a disability application is denied by the Social Security Administration at the administrative and Administrative Law Judge levels.
Veterans and Claimants suffering from a wide range of physical and mental disabilities, including PTSD, bipolar disorder, depression, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), lupus, cancer, and degenerative disc disease.
If your Social Security disability benefits were denied by an Administrative Law Judge, it’s crucial to act swiftly to appeal this decision in Federal Court. The process is time-sensitive, with strict deadlines for filing appeals and specific forms that must be completed accurately and promptly.
Our firm works closely with a network of experienced disability attorneys and law firms across the state, ensuring that appeals of ALJ decisions can be filed in both the Eastern and Western District Courts of Washington, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. We prioritize the continuity of legal representation; thus, any client we represent at the Federal Court level is referred back to their original attorney should their case be remanded for a new hearing.
It’s important to note that attorney fees in Social Security disability cases are strictly regulated by federal law. Fees are contingent upon the successful appeal of your case, meaning they are only due if your benefits are granted upon appeal, or if the denial of your benefits is overturned and a new hearing is mandated. Our firm provides a clear, written fee agreement that outlines the specifics of how fees for appeals are determined and awarded. This transparent approach ensures that you are fully informed about the financial aspects of your appeal process.
Our commitment is to provide you with the highest level of legal expertise and support throughout your appeal process, ensuring that you receive the benefits you rightfully deserve.