Criminal Defense & Social Security Disability Law

Professional Representation At Administrative Hearings

Individuals who must file for a hearing are typically frustrated by the process. It is not uncommon, however, for benefit applications to be denied and appealed. We regularly help clients at this stage of the process and are confident in our ability to effectively guide our clients to a successful resolution.

As stage three, the administrative hearings process can seem like a challenge. There will be an administrative law judge (ALJ), testimony and cross-examinations. This is the stage that most attorneys get involved in. Here, we can submit all of your medical records that you have accumulated over the years for review by the ALJ.

What Does A Vocational Expert Do?

Our attorneys have extensive experience guiding clients through an administrative hearing. We will prepare a letter brief on behalf of the case to be reviewed by the ALJ. We will also explore the possibility of bringing a witness.

A vocational expert (VE) may be at the hearing on behalf of the government. The VE will give testimony regarding the types of jobs the disabled individual can or cannot do. We will have the opportunity to cross-examine the VE and challenge his or her testimony about other work that you might be able to perform. Count on Lawrence, Smith and Gardner, to protect your rights and best interests through every stage of the process.

How To Contact Us

We provide you with undivided support through every step of the SSDI process. Contact us for the help and guidance you can trust. Call our Fairfax, Virginia, firm at 703-539-5825 or send us an email to arrange an in-person meeting or free phone consultation today.

Our fees are contingent for SSDI cases. That means you do not pay lawyers’ fees unless we obtain your benefits.