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.
4601 Charlotte Park Dr., Suite 390, Charlotte, North Carolina 28217
George Piemonte is one of only 35 board certified SSD specialists in North Carolina. He's been practicing disability law since 1995 and is known for representing hard cases well. Our clients describe the Martin, Jones and Piemonte team as patient, caring, and thorough.
2751 Buford Hwy NE, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30324 (Serves North Carolina)
Matthew T. Berry and Associates has been helping individuals with disabilities for more than 25 years. They bring extensive legal experience to each case, but like to say that they’re compassionate people first, and lawyers second. Clients tell us their team is prompt, professional, and makes the application process easy.
930 S Pine St., Spartanburg, SC 29302 (Serves North Carolina)
For over 40 years, the lawyers of McChensey & McChesney have worked to get basic income and medical care for disabled people. They can handle any kind of case and you'll get an assigned, experienced paralegal to guide you through the process.
See how disability in North Carolina compares to the rest of the country.
residents on disability
average lifetime payout
mo. average time to hearing
This is about two months longer 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 more 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 slightly 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 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.
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 North Carolina?
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 North Carolina?
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.