Portland Social Security Attorney or Advocate

Portland (Multnomah), OR residents who are in need of social security disability benefits can seek out the help of a disability attorney. Portland disability attorneys can help you resolve your case efficiently and get the benefits you deserve. Currently, there are 7,103 pending cases at the Portland hearing office and the wait time is 470 days. As of December 2011, there were 17,980 individuals receiving SSDI benefits and 19,133 individuals receiving SSI benefits in Multnomah County.

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Listed below are the local Social Security Administration (SSA) offices at which a Portland resident can submit a disability application:

2625 S.E. 98th Avenue
Portland, OR 97266
Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

1538 S.W. Yamhill
Portland, OR 97205
Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

221 NE Schuyler St
Portland, OR 97212
Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Portland Disability Attorneys

Sometimes applications are denied due to the fact that paperwork is filled out incorrectly. You can avoid these types of mistakes by hiring a Portland social security attorney or advocate. More information on the benefits or hiring an attorney>>>

A Portland Social Security Disability lawyer will also handle disability claims in the following cities located in Multnomah County, Columbia County, Washington, Klackamas County, and Hood River: Tigard, Milwaukie, Gresham, Beaverton, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, West Linn, Sunnyside, Clackamas, and Oak Hills.

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

All questions regarding the process of hiring an attorney in the Portland area can be directed to the local bar association, address is listed below:

Multnomah Bar Association
620 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Suite 1220
Portland, Oregon 97204

Portland Disability Hearings

Disability Applicants whose claims have been denied at both the initial and reconsideration levels will have to request to have a hearing held with the Portland Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). Listed below are the judges (ALJs) who are in charge of the hearings at the Portland ODAR:

ALJ Name Approval Rate
Campbell, Robert F.51.56%
Dillon, Christopher L.0.00%
Geib, Richard31.71%
Hoenninger, Jo41.71%
Kidd, M. S.5.88%
Leise, Sue51.75%
Lynch, Steve51.92%
Michaelsen, John19.63%
Mozyrsky, Vadim29.46%
Murgo, Rudolph32.99%
Pines, S.43.95%
Rosa, Cynthia D.28.75%
Thomasson, Linda41.27%

*Data from http://www.ssa.gov/appeals/DataSets/03_ALJ_Disposition_Data.html

Most Portland Disability Attorneys will attend numerous hearings at this office every week. The frequent visits will increase their familiarity with the ALJs and they can use that knowledge to your advantage at your hearing.

If you are in extreme need of money for medical expenses or for paying bills, you may contact your local congressman to see if he or she can intervene with the ODAR to get your hearing scheduled faster. The congressman's office address for the Portland, OR area is:

729 N.E. Oregon Street, Suite 115
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 231-2300

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