What To Look For In A Social Security Lawyer

Knowing whom you can rely on to help you through your Social Security Disability claim can be difficult. You may be skeptical about lawyers in general. When it comes to something as important as SSDI and Supplemental Security Income benefits, it is important you know you are putting your claim in the right hands.

At Shawn Taylor, PLLC, we practice law a little differently than other Social Security Disability law firms. We are upfront, honest and ethical, and we have significant experience with Social Security law. From our office in Charleston, West Virginia, we represent clients throughout the state and surrounding areas, including Roanoke.

We Tell It Like It Is

We also don't make false promises. Anyone who guarantees an outcome is just trying to get your business. But what we can promise is that no one will work harder, and no one understands the situation you are in better than us.

Questions To Help You In Selecting The Right Lawyer

With that in mind, here are some questions to ask a lawyer you are considering hiring for help with your SSDI or SSI claim:

  • Is Social Security work all that you do? Many law firms dabble in Social Security law. But do you really want your claim to be in the hands of someone who primarily does auto accident cases? Lawyers focus on certain areas of the law for a reason: the law is complicated. Focusing solely on one legal area means we know Social Security law inside and out.
  • Are you local or national? Many disability law firms take as many cases as they can across the country. But does someone in California who you will never see really understand your particular situation? With us, you can meet directly with local attorney Shawn Taylor, at your request, someone who was born and raised in West Virginia and understands what you are going through.
  • How much experience do you have? Shawn Taylor has personally handled thousands of SSDI cases. He is a former municipal judge who has heard thousands of more cases involving a variety of legal issues, including many mental health matters. Why trust your case to someone less experienced?
  • Will you be at my hearing? Some disability benefits attorneys fail to show up at their clients' hearings, the most important part of your appeal. When you hire someone, you should know who you are getting. With us, you will work with experienced staff who can answer your questions and guide you through the process. When it comes time for your hearing, Shawn Taylor will be by your side, arguing for you persuasively in his barn boots.

Still Have Questions? We Understand.

Our goals are to demonstrate to our clients that we are knowledgeable, experienced and skilled in guiding disabled people through their Social Security claims. If you have questions, give us a call at 304-932-4619 or reach us online. It doesn't cost you anything to meet with us and ask questions. And we never charge legal fees unless we are successful in your claim.