Atticus has helped thousands of Americans get disability benefits with our national attorney network.
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.
4269 Pearl Rd., #104, Cleveland, OH 44109 (Serves Missouri)
Michael Liner founded Liner Legal in 2013. He is committed to helping clients in need because he understands the challenges they face. Michael and Attorney Andrew November at Liner Legal have handled thousands of disability cases throughout their careers. Clients describe Michael as a tenacious advocate and say his team is approachable and respectful.
500 North Broadway, Suite 1420, St. Louis, Missouri 63102
Don Derse is committed to serving the St Louis area—and has been doing so since 1985. Their attorneys share over 80 years’ of legal experience and draw from this extensive background when they counsel clients on their options. Our clients love working with the team at Crowe and Shannon because they’re helpful, work quickly, and committed to giving every client one-to-one attention.
104 East 5th St., Edmond, OK 73034 (Serves Missouri)
Mitzner’s attorneys collectively have over 40 years of disability law experience. Their non-attorney staff has over 50 years of experience working with the Social Security Administration. As a result, their office is ready to take on your case no matter what stage you are at in the process. Clients confirm that the team at Mitzner is informed, knowledgeable, and willing to fight for applicants with difficult cases.
See how disability in Missouri compares to the rest of the country.
residents on disability
average lifetime payout
mo. average time to hearing
This is about one month shorter than the average hearing wait time. SSA waiting periods are long, but a lawyer can help you file paperwork prompty and accurately.
average monthly benefit
This is slightly less than the national average. Your benefit amount will depend on your work history.
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.
application denial rate
This is lower than the national average. If you're denied, don't be discouraged! Most successful applicants win benefits during the appeal phase.
case denial rate
This is higher 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.
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.
Do I need a disability lawyer in Missouri?
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 Missouri?
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.