Disability lawyers in San Diego

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Atticus has helped thousands of Americans get disability benefits with our national attorney network.

Disability lawyers or representatives near San Diego

Here are just a few of our high-quality, professionally vetted lawyers and non-attorney representatives who serve your area. Take our quiz, and you’ll be connected to the perfect firm for your case.

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Berkley Disability

1440 N Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, California 92835


Berkley Disability is a family-run disability advocacy group that has served clients since 1978. They’re passionate about getting people the benefits they need to improve their quality of life. Clients tell us the Berkley team makes them feel comfortable right away, and that they never feel rushed when they have questions.

Hadley and Fraulob

2207 J St., Sacramento, California 95816


Joseph Fraulob, principal attorney at Hadley & Fraulob, has practiced Social Security Disability law exclusively since 1994. Their team has worked hard to build a strong reputation with the Judges who decide on case outcomes, and do everything possible to get their clients’ claim approved. Over the years, they’ve won benefits for thousands of applicants.

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How California stacks up

See how disability in California compares to the rest of the country.

678,680

residents on disability

$180,000

average lifetime payout

18

mo. average time to hearing

This is about three months longer than the average hearing wait time. SSA waiting periods are long, but a lawyer can help you file paperwork prompty and accurately.


$1,396

average monthly benefit

This is slightly more than the national average. Your benefit amount will depend on the amount you've paid in taxes to the SSA.


$3,627

max monthly benefit

The maximum monthly SSDI benefit is the same for everyone, regardless of your location or condition. It's adjusted regularly for the cost of living.


63%

application denial rate

This is slightly lower than the national average. If you're denied, don't be discouraged! Most successful applicants win benefits during the appeal phase.


41%

case denial rate

This is slightly lower than the national average. A lawyer can help you prepare for a hearing, cross-examine witnesses from the state, and significantly improve your chances approval.

SSDI + SSI: Why work with a lawyer?

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SSDI + SSI: Why work with a lawyer?

The disability application process can be stressful, and a lawyer can help at every stage of your claim—gathering your medical records, submitting your initial paperwork, appealing if you’re rejected, and representing you at a hearing. 83% of disability applicants have representation by the hearing stage. And you’re three times as likely to win benefits when you apply with an attorney. Best of all—you don’t pay lawyers until you’re approved, and their fees are capped by law.

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FAQs about disability

Do I need a disability lawyer in California?

You're three times as likely to win benefits with a disability lawyer, and 83% of applicants have legal representation at the hearing stage. While there are some exceptions (e.g. individuals with terminal conditions), working with a disabiltiy lawyer is useful for almost everyone. They make it easier to apply, improve your odds of approval, and charge nothing until you win.

How much do disability lawyers charge in California?

Disability lawyers cost nothing until you win. Once you're approved, they'll take 25% of your first check (capped at a maximum of $7,200). These limits are set by law, nationwide, so lawyers can never charge you more for working with Atticus.

How does Atticus find the right lawyer for me?

Our Harvard and Stanford-trained lawyers vet disabiltiy firms nationwide, and invite the top firms into our network. To get matched, you'll fill out our 2-minute disability quiz and talk briefly with one of our client advocates. They'll consider your case details and find the lawyer who's the best fit for you.

Conditions that qualify for SSDI and SSI in San Diego

Alzheimer’s Disease

Arthritis

Back Pain

Brain Tumors

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Kelly C
“I think EVERYONE should start here and best of all... it's free (best thing I ever got for free)”
Mario G
“Within 2 min I got a call. They were so kind and got me going in the right direction. Great people indeed.”
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