Virginia Social Security Disability Lawyer: How Do You Choose a Good One?
Social Security Disability Practice is a specialized field of law. If you needed brain surgery you would not go to a general practitioner. Similarly, if you need Social Security Disability you should go to a specialist. These are tips for finding a good one:
First, you can of course go to the Yellow Pages and look for attorneys who specialize in this field.
Second, you can check to see if the attorney has an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell. This is an organization that ranks attorneys from “CV” which method just starting out, to “BV” an attorney with some years of experience, and finally “AV” which method an attorney who has been recognized by his peers as having the highest ability.
Third, you should make sure the attorney is a member of the National Association of Social Security Representatives (NOSSCR).
Fourth, you should check the NOSSCR web site to make sure the attorney is on NOSSCR’s referral list. That site is http://www.NOSSCR.org
Fifth, check the attorney’s web site to see what information he/she provides about Social Security Disability Law and his/her experience.
Sixth, ask your friends and relatives.
Seventh, contact the Virginia State Bar to find out if any bar complaints have been filed against the attorney (804) 775-0570.
Eight, ask the attorney for his brochure on Social Security Disability Law.
After you have checked out the above you can be reasonably sure you will have an effective advocate before the Social Security Administration.
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