Commentary by Tom Nash
Some law firms dabble in many different things. But at Nash Disability Law, helping people win Social Security Disability benefits is all we do.
I began my legal career as a staff attorney for a Social Security Administration administrative law judge. In this position, I got an insider’s view of the unusual Social Security legal system, with its unique regulations and legal procedures, and even its own judges who rule on disability cases.
But in my heart, I knew I wanted to help people who are struggling due to an injury or illness that interferes with their ability to make a living. In 1989—34 years ago—I opened the doors to this law firm.
It has been deeply satisfying to use that insider’s perspective of Social Security that I learned while working for that judge to help Chicagoans win the benefits they have rightfully earned. When we represent a client in their disability claim struggles, we realize we are really helping the entire family.
I am privileged to work alongside a talented team of disability lawyers and support staff that embraces that goal of helping others every day.
Unlike other law firms that may handle a whole range of legal issues and touch on Social Security as a side note, our team has a laser-like focus on disability law.
Their expertise in this area is recognized by their peers in the legal field. I am proud to say that Nash attorney Demetra Geller is the chair of the Chicago Bar Association Social Security Law Committee this year, and Nash attorney Lawrence Mabes was last year’s chair.
To win Social Security Disability cases, it takes a deep understanding of people, an ability to comprehend important medical findings, and knowledge of the law and the SSA system.
When Social Security fails to understand disability applications, ignores accepted medical principles, and disregards the laws designed to protect all of us, we roll up our sleeves and go to work. We persevere and we care, because disability law is all we do.
If you have an impairment that has made it impossible for you to hold a job, contact us at Nash Disability Law for a free evaluation of your situation.
Because we work on a contingency fee basis (we only get paid if you win your case and our fees are limited by law) we are on your side and have a stake in your case along with you.