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.
1424 W Baddour Pkwy., Suite F, Lebanon, Tennessee 37087
Carl Groves, Jr. of Disability Consulting has spent 15 years within the Social Security disability system—assisting with hundreds of decisions a year. Clients tell us he advocates zealously for them throughout the entire process, and is timely with his communication—both with them, and the SSA.
822 Wren Rd., Goodlettsville, Tennessee 37072
Downard & Associates has been helping clients win disability benefits since 1991. Clients tell us they work quickly, are always “one step ahead” of the process, bring localized expertise, and are kind and reassuring throughout the entire lifecycle of a claim.
65 Stonebridge Blvd., Jackson, Tennessee 38305
The Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Garrety has been practicing disability law since 2011. They know their clients' files by name, not a case number, and they handle your case like they would for a family member or friend. Clients describe their team as the "most professional, knowledgeable, and courteous you'll meet."
See how disability in Tennessee compares to the rest of the country.
residents on disability
average lifetime payout
mo. average time to hearing
This is about one month 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 less than the national average. Your benefit amount will depend on your work and tax 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 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.
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 Tennessee?
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 Tennessee?
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.