Milwaukee Social Security Attorney or Advocate

Those applying for disability benefits in Milwaukee (Milwaukee County) can turn to a disability attorney for help. A Milwaukee, WI disability attorney can help you navigate the long and confusing disability application process. As of December 2012, there are 8, 317 pending cases at the Milwaukee hearing office and the wait time to have a hearing scheduled is 430 days. As of December 2011, there were 30, 355 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 40, 035 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Milwaukee County.

More Info on SSI and SSDI

Milwaukee area residents have the option of either applying for disability online or at one of the local SSA offices listed below:

6300 W Fond du Lac Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53218
Telephone: 800-772-1213

1710 S 7th St., Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Telephone: 800-772-1213

310 W Wisconsin Ave #260
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Telephone: 800-772-1213

5020 West North Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Telephone: 800-772-1213

Consulting with a Milwaukee Social Security Disability Attorney

If you are not comfortable applying for disability on your own, you should contact a Milwaukee social security lawyer. These lawyers will help you at any stage of the application process.

Benefits of Hiring an Attorney

If you live outside of Milwaukee, most Milwaukee social security disability lawyers will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Milwaukee County, Washington County, Waukesha County, and Racine County: Brookfield, Greenfield, West Allis, Caledonia, Muskego, Waukesha, Shorewood, Glendale, Bayside, Mequon, Menomonee Falls, Kenosha, Racine, West Bend, Sheboygan, and Madison.

Contact your local bar association for more info on hiring attorneys:

Milwaukee Bar Association, Inc.
424 East Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

To speak with a local disability attorney or advocate, fill out a free disability review today.

Milwaukee Disability Hearings

If your claim is denied during the reconsideration stage of your application, you will need to request to have a hearing at the Milwaukee ODAR Office

Below is a list of approval rates for administrative law judges (ALJs) who handle disability cases in the Milwaukee ODAR:

Name Approval Rate
Balter, Michael N. 8.23%
Bedwell, Brent C. 37.89%
Berigan, Patrick 42.34%
Freyberg, Gary 62.92%
Gauthier, Jeffry 22.50%
Gendreau, Chad 40.51%
Kafkas, Peter 37.00%
Messina, Christopher 59.25%
O'Grady, Margaret J. 35.46%
Parker, Guila 37.12%
Ritter, Wayne L. 22.84%
Shenkenberg, William 40.97%
Syrjanen, Dean 36.63%
Thompson, Sherry D. 8.33%

*Data from

Milwaukee Disability attorneys, who attending hearings on a regular basis, are often familiar with the judges at this hearing office and can use that knowledge to better prepare your claim.

In extreme circumstances, you may contact your local congressperson to see if he or she can intervene on your behalf to get your hearing scheduled faster.

Fill out the form for a free evaluation of your claim by a Milwaukee Social Security Attorney.

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