DSLC offers a range of legal services for people with disabilities.
We are staffed by California State Bar licensed attorneys, and non-attorney disability rights advocates specializing in disability law.
Our Benefits Counselors can answer your questions regarding Social Security and other disability benefits.
Denied Social Security Disability Benefits?
Social Security applicants who have received their second denial of benefits may request a hearing before an administrative law judge. These are formal hearings under the auspices of the federal government, and legal representation is strongly advised. DSLC attorneys will review your case and represent qualified clients at these hearings.
We work on a contingency basis, so we do not require any payment from you when we take your case. We do not charge for copying, telephone calls, transportation, or other costs of developing your case. We do require you to sign a contract that directs Social Security to pay 25% of your retroactive benefits (with a maximum cap amount of $6000) to Disability Services & Legal Center. Our attorneys are salaried – all award monies go to provide services for people with disabilities.
We also can help you navigate through the process of applying for benefits, dealing with overpayments and other Social Security issues.
Our staff will explain the rights of persons with disabilities under the many provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as all other areas of Disability Law, including Housing, Employment, and Education.
We can also provide assistance in filing complaints and securing legal representation for persons with disabilities whose rights have been infringed upon under these laws.
A.D.A. Legal Consultation Services:
A.D.A. Legal Consultation Service (ALCS) is designed to help attorneys, business owners and municipalities better understand the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as all other areas of Disability Law, such as Special Education, Fair Housing, Social Security, and other State and Federal Civil Rights Laws. Our services include case evaluation, training, research and writing, ADA compliance reviews, site evaluations, and expert witness testimony.
Come to our Legal Clinic orientation held every Monday at 1:30 PM, to meet with an attorney and discuss your legal needs.
Legal Clinic is also offered at our Napa and Ukaih offices
DSLC Legal Department
Lisa Trumbly, Paralegal, Legal Clinic Coordinator
Adam Brown, Esq. Exec. Director
Michael Wall, Esq. Long-time Volunteer
DSLC Benefits Counselors
Sande Smith Benefits Counselor
Paul George Benefits Counselor
Cheryl Fields Benefits Counselor