Gary Penar

Social Security Disability Attorney
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Eric and Gary Penar

Gary Penar has been an attorney for over 40 years, with 22 years of that focused in Social Security disability law. Gary’s father had a heart conditions and physical limitations, but that didn’t stop him from working hard, and then unfortunately paying for it in pain & inability to work later. This inspired Gary at a young age to want to help disabled people in some capacity, obviously not knowing he’d spend the better part of his career helping disabled people fight for and win the Social Security disability benefits they deserve.

Attending law school brought Gary to Spokane, where he attended Gonzaga Law and graduated with his law degree in 1977. Gary is also a former member of the Air National Guard. Having been a Spokane resident since 1974, Gary has embraced the Pacific Northwest and all it has to offer, spending his free time skiing in the winter, camping, and being an active participant in Bloomsday for 42 years, coincidentally the same number of years he’s been married to his wife, Janice.

Gary’s over 2 decades of expertise in the Social Security disability practice and his dedication to his clients are what have brought him this far – and he can help you too. Contact our office today for a free Social Security disability consultation today!

Gary helped shape his son’s values when it comes to assisting those in need. Eric Penar was born and raised in Spokane, worked and completed his undergrad in Portland, Oregon, and then returned to Spokane to work with Gary before attending law school. Eric graduated cum laude from law school in Phoenix, Arizona before returning to Spokane to further his career and passion for helping people get the benefits they need to pay bills, receive medical treatment, and help change a life for the better. Eric’s legal practice is focused only on helping disabled individuals get the benefits they deserve.

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I highly recommend Them if you're in need of a disability lawyer.Eric Penar did a amazing job helping me win my disability case.i cant thank him enough for winning my difficult case.a real professional and great guy.

Loren Clark February 15, 2022

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justin tyme January 31, 2022

I was so glad to have this team in my corner! They treated me with such kindness and made a stressful process manageable. I was well prepared for my hearing and I know I can call with questions in the future as well. I highly recommend this team! Thank you Eric, Nick and Precious especially, for all your expertise, work, and kind professionalism!!! So grateful for the win! A great weight is lifted!

Journey With Jen January 28, 2022

Eric Penar and his staff are amazing! Eric, Nick, Amy, and Precious all worked with me in a very timely and professional manner to get a great outcome for disability benefits. Can't recommend Penar Law enough for their great work!

Dan Steele January 26, 2022

Very good and helpful

Allen Troup October 11, 2021

Amy and Precious go above and beyond the call of duty! They are the most caring ladies! Professional and kind! Went way out of their way to help me with a personal matter even years after my case was won! Yes Gary Penar won my case and then came back and saved my tail again! Nick was my contact person and he was incredibly kind! My story is a dark one and I have SSDI because of PTSD. The staff was very patient with me and worked hard to win my case! Thank You Amy! your Kindness will never be forgotten!!!

Christine Douglas June 24, 2021

The legal team here at Gary Penar law office provided exceptional help getting my husband's Social Security claim complete. From beginning to end they are an amazing office. I will recommend them to friends and family.

Beki H June 21, 2021

Gary Penar Law Offices, especially Nick, were very helpful, knowledgeable, and responsive to my case. I highly recommend them!

Rebecca Hartman June 20, 2021

They were kind and understanding. Made me feel at ease with the whole process.

Deborah Marlow June 17, 2021

Gary and Eric are top-notch attorneys for Social Security Disability and all their assistants are well trained and knowledgeable. This is undeniably one of the best firm's in Spokane. Highly recommend!

Efrem Ocubamichael June 15, 2021