Finding the Best Social Security Lawyers in Irvine –
Hiring a Lawyer for an Irvine Social Security Case
It is not a legal requirement to have a lawyer represent you in a Social Security Disability case. Studies show, however, that Social Security applicants who have a lawyer are much more likely to be approved for Social Security benefits. Studies also prove that having an attorney in your SSDI case at the hearing level especially increases your odds of collecting the maximum benefits.
If you are disabled and you are contemplating hiring a lawyer for your Irvine Social Security Disability case, here are some important considerations to help you select the best attorney.
What to Look for in an Irvine Social Security Lawyer
A Lawyer Should Offer a Free Consultation & Answer Your Questions For Your Irvine Social Security Case
A Social Security Disability lawyer should never charge a client for an initial consultation. A Social Security Disability lawyer should also devote the time to carefully understand your situation – and take as much time as necessary to answer all of your legal questions completely.
Our experienced and caring lawyers offer a lengthy and detailed free consultation in any Social Security case. At Cantrell Green, we care deeply about every disability client. Our attorneys listen to each client’s concerns and patiently answer any questions. We are by your side every step of the way during your SSDI case.
A Lawyer Should Only Collect Attorney Fees if You Win
Your Irvine Social Security Case
The regulations governing Social Security Disability law determines what fees lawyers can charge in an SSDI case. A lawyer can only collect a fee equal to 25% of the “back pay” (i.e., the past due amount) – up to a maximum of $6,000. In cases where no back-pay is awarded to the applicant, the attorney does not get a fee.
Make certain that your SSDI lawyer only charges you the lawyer’s fees that are allowed by Social Security law. An attorney who tries to collect more than this is unscrupulous and should not be trusted.
A Lawyer Should Handle Only Disability Cases
For Your Irvine Social Security Case
Many lawyers will take any client that walks in their doors. Rather than being “specialized” they try to practice all areas of law. At Cantrell Green, we feel that a good Social Security law firm will only handle disability cases – and not criminal cases, wills & trusts or other types of cases.
The laws that govern Social Security cases are numerous and extremely complex – and they also change regularly. Only lawyers who practice disability law all day every day can keep up with all the latest Social Security regulations – and make sure that you get the maximum benefits for which you qualify in your Irvine Social Security Case.
Questions to Ask an Irvine Social Security Lawyer:
What Memberships, Affiliations or Awards Does the Lawyer Have?
Any truly specialized Social Security law firm will belong to numerous professional organizations related to disability law. Also, prestigious awards, such as “Super Lawyer” honors, indicate that that the lawyer is one of the best in the Social Security field!
Lawyers at the Irvine law firm of Cantrell Green hold these professional memberships:
- Harbor Area Applicants’ Attorneys
- National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives
- California Applicant Attorneys Association
- Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group
- Women Lawyers of Irvine
- Orange County Bar Association
- Mexican American Bar Association
Our Irvine Social Security Lawyers have also received these awards:
- Super Lawyers – each year 2004 through 2015
- Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers – A Rated
How Long has the Law Firm Been Handling Social Security Cases?
The Irvine law firm of Cantrell Green has more than 4 decades of experience specializing only in disability cases. We were founded in 1971 by pioneers in the field of Disabled Workers Rights. To date, our disability attorneys have collected greater than 100 million dollars in benefits for our many clients.
What Portion of the Lawyers’ Practice is Disability Law?
At the Irvine law firm of Cantrell Green, our dedicated lawyers handle only disability cases – 52 weeks of the year.
It is our firm conviction that to be the best disability law firm, a firm should only handle disability cases – and not bankruptcy, real estate, or other unrelated types of law. Since 1971 we have been committed to helping disabled workers collect the maximum compensation to which they are entitled.
How Many Social Security Cases Has the Lawyer or Firm Handled?
We have helped more than 10,000 disabled clients collect the disability benefits to which they are entitled, at the Irvine Social Security law firm of Cantrell Green.
It is our conviction that there is absolutely no substitute for many decades of legal experience. Our lawyers know Social Security Disability law “inside and out”. And we know how to fight to get you the maximum benefits for which you qualify in the shortest amount of time.
Call the Best Social Security Lawyers in Irvine: 562-622-4800