Lake Charles Disability Benefits Lawyer

35 Years of Experience With Social Security Disability Claims

Are you unable to work because of a physical or mental impairment? You may be a candidate for Social Security Disability (SSD) or its sister program, Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

· If you are filing a claim, we can help you get off on the right foot.
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If your claim was denied, we will fight for your much-needed benefits.

The law firm of Catherine L. Stagg, Attorney at Law, L.L.C., represents Social Security Disability claimants in southwest Louisiana, statewide and nationwide. With 35 years of experience, we can capably represent you in SSD or SSI hearings and appeals.

Call our Lake Charles office at 337-497-0640 or contact us online.

Why You Need an Experienced SSD Attorney

Social Security Disability is very complex and the vast majority of initial claims are turned down. Catherine Stagg has handled these cases since she earned her law degree in 1977. She provides the edge you need for the best chance of success:

  • Knowledge of disabilities — Catherine Stagg has handled nearly every category of mental and physical disability claim, from orthopedic injuries to depression to complications of diabetes. She has won benefits for rare diseases that the judges seldom encounter, and for people with multiple ailments or atypical symptoms.
  • Documenting your claim — We know what kind of medical evidence the Social Security Administration looks for, and how to supplement your claim through medical records, vocational rehabilitation, IQ testing, and evidence from neighbors, employers, family members or schools.
  • Presenting your claim — Ms. Stagg knows how to cast the facts of your case in the most favorable light. She prepares a succinct legal brief for the administrative law judge (ALJ) who will consider your case. Why You Need and Experienced SSD Lawyer
  • Preparing you for the hearing — Our experienced attorney (not a secretary or paralegal) will review your file and prepare you for the questions the judge will ask. She will personally attend or personally supervise your hearing.
  • Challenging the defense — From hundreds of cases, Catherine Stagg can skillfully cross-examine the SSA's medical or vocational experts who may testify at your ALJ hearing.
  • Success at the highest appeals — We take cases as far as necessary, including the Social Security Administration's Appeals Council or federal court appeals after that.
  • No extra fee for 35 years of experience — Attorney's fees are set by the Social Security Administration, so you can hire the Catherine L. Stagg firm for the same rate as you would pay a much less experienced lawyer.

We Care and We Know How to Win Your Case

Don't be tempted by the big, national firms that advertise on TV. Catherine Stagg personally works your case and guides your claim through a daunting and frustrating process. We do not treat you as a "case number" or "paperwork" — we understand that your disability claim is very real, very personal and very important to you.

To speak with our attorney about your case, call our Lake Charles office at 337-497-0640. You may also e-mail us and we will respond promptly.